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Offline youngbowyer33

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First Red Oak Board Bow After a Long Break
« on: May 20, 2018, 02:05:58 pm »
Hi all. I wanted to share my latest bow after years of inactivity. Also the first bow I've posted here. With my current equipment I've determined it's about 50 lbs @ 26", my heaviest bow yet. 64" ntn, linen backed, and I used a guide on George's site (thank you) for the general dimensions. I rushed the tillering but its not that bad. Minwax stain + semi-gloss polyurethane. Haven't figured out how I want to do the handle yet, suggestions?

I wanted to thank everyone one here for contributing to this wonderful message board. So much wisdom!

Hope you enjoy the pictures, I tried to make them look good but I've never done this  :)

Oh and sorry for the poor background and lighting in the full draw pics.

















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Offline burchett.donald

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Re: First Red Oak Board Bow After a Long Break
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2018, 02:49:01 pm »
youngbowyer, I think you done that Red Oak justice...Great bow for a first post...I like the handle naked on that one...
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Genesis 27:3 Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison;

Offline Pat B

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Re: First Red Oak Board Bow After a Long Break
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2018, 02:59:33 pm »
Nice bow, YB. I think your past attempts have paid off. Well done.   :OK
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Offline Knoll

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Re: First Red Oak Board Bow After a Long Break
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2018, 03:48:05 pm »
That's fine tiller, young man. Congrats!
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Offline bjrogg

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Re: First Red Oak Board Bow After a Long Break
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2018, 06:37:43 pm »
Very nice bend youngbowyer33
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Offline helmet

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Re: First Red Oak Board Bow After a Long Break
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2018, 07:55:48 pm »
That looks like a fun bow to shoot, good job. :D

Offline rps3

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Re: First Red Oak Board Bow After a Long Break
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2018, 03:48:50 am »
Great job.

Offline George Tsoukalas

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Re: First Red Oak Board Bow After a Long Break
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2018, 04:12:33 am »
Looks great! Well done! Jawge
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Offline leonwood

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Re: First Red Oak Board Bow After a Long Break
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2018, 11:26:48 am »
Nice bow! Itís pretty already so I would leave it without a handle.

Offline JW_Halverson

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Re: First Red Oak Board Bow After a Long Break
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2018, 01:57:44 pm »
First of all, when you recently started posting again after a 5 year absence I was glad to see you again!  Welcome back.

Secondly, you certainly did well enough with that board, should give you lotsa service for some time to come.
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Offline upstatenybowyer

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Re: First Red Oak Board Bow After a Long Break
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2018, 05:08:24 pm »
That bend looks picture perfect to me. Way to go! :)
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Offline youngbowyer33

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Re: First Red Oak Board Bow After a Long Break
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2018, 07:45:17 pm »
Thanks everyone. I certainly hope to post more in the next few months
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Offline bjrogg

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Re: First Red Oak Board Bow After a Long Break
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2018, 03:32:59 am »
Thanks everyone. I certainly hope to post more in the next few months

We all hope so to.
Bjrogg
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Offline khperkins

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Re: First Red Oak Board Bow After a Long Break
« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2018, 03:04:46 am »
Nice looking bow. The tips are real nice.