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Offline Pappy

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Re: Purple leaf plum stick D/R
« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2019, 03:43:04 pm »
Beautiful bow, I like it a lot. :)
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Offline simk

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Re: Purple leaf plum stick D/R
« Reply #16 on: August 13, 2019, 01:55:20 am »
Thank you again Martin for this really nice bow! I cannot say what I like most about it: The smooth draw, the lovely carved tips, the beautyful grip or it's habit as a very simple stick. This wood is impressive, so thin stick with not much wood removing makes such good shooting bow. Thank you again. I owe you something. Cheers
btw (by the way): It's 418 gramms
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Offline razorsharptokill

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Re: Purple leaf plum stick D/R
« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2019, 09:07:55 am »
Very cool bow!

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Re: Purple leaf plum stick D/R
« Reply #18 on: August 13, 2019, 10:22:18 am »
Looks like a pretty challenging stave Btw. Nice job. Beautiful wood. I'd like to try plumb to. Have heard lots of good things about it.
You sure have a beautiful background for your pictures.
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Offline backtowood B2W

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Re: Purple leaf plum stick D/R
« Reply #19 on: August 13, 2019, 02:19:31 pm »
Thank you Pappy and razorsharptokill!
Thank you Simon , really glad YOU like it. The belly cracks should hold together, at least with my other one it does which is under more stress I guess, and I shoot it quite often...
Bjrogg, normally I look twice before I remove wood, but on this one three. Maybe I was more staring at it than actually working it down. I thought you would like to see the whole picture. I didn't like to crop it but for FD the bow is more important ;)

Offline Rākau (NZnuka)

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Re: Purple leaf plum stick D/R
« Reply #20 on: August 14, 2019, 02:45:17 am »
That is an awesome looking stick Martin!! Makes me super excited to start working on the 6 or 7 plum and flowering cherry staves I have stashed away to season!

Offline backtowood B2W

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Re: Purple leaf plum stick D/R
« Reply #21 on: August 14, 2019, 07:04:08 am »
Thank you Rakau! I even wanna splice some saplings together...

Iam going with my family to that place - (fdpics) until weekend. Bows are packed - I love to shoot there...
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Offline Parnell

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Re: Purple leaf plum stick D/R
« Reply #22 on: August 14, 2019, 08:36:43 am »
It has a very interesting profile and draw.  Plum seems like a challenge to make work.  Beautiful job, beautiful pictures.
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Re: Purple leaf plum stick D/R
« Reply #23 on: August 14, 2019, 08:21:46 pm »
Great looking sapling bow. Going to have to try a handle like that.  :OK
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Offline kbear

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Re: Purple leaf plum stick D/R
« Reply #24 on: August 15, 2019, 06:31:15 pm »
That's a real cool bow man. I really like the nocks, and the bark wrap on the grip is a cool touch.

Offline upstatenybowyer

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Re: Purple leaf plum stick D/R
« Reply #25 on: August 15, 2019, 08:50:34 pm »
You did a great job getting a bow outta that plum. It's a fantastic bow wood. What a beautiful place you live!
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Offline backtowood B2W

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Re: Purple leaf plum stick D/R
« Reply #26 on: August 19, 2019, 05:43:15 am »
Thank you Parnell, this one was a challenge for sure but with a straight stave it's a dream to work!
Thank you M2A, the grip feels quite nice...
Thank you kbear, it's leather wrapped with cane(rattan), don't know if this comes from bark
THank you Jeff, I returned from there yesterday, this place is close to the highest mountain of Austria.