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Offline bjrogg

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Rainy day job.
« on: September 13, 2019, 04:14:23 pm »
I started this bow while I was waiting for the field to dry out so I could plant my Navy Beans.

It's my first spliced handle bow. I got a bunch of billet staves from Frank at Marshall. It's definitely not the best splice job I've ever seen, but seeing how it's the only one I've ever done it's the best one I've done. It actually sat around here looking like a turd most of the summer. It ended up getting really dry and I've been busy. We finally got some rain and I got out my rainy day bow and it kinda transformed itself from a turd to a pretty nice looking bow. It's not all prettied up yet but I had it to 52@27" on the tree and held it there for awhile. It's a RD Osage with static recurves. The tip overlays are water buffalo I got from PA Steve at Marshall. Not the greatest pictures but I snuck in a few between showers. I'll get some better ones when I finish her all up. On another rainy day.
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Re: Rainy day job.
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2019, 04:16:37 pm »
Sorry my pictures didn't show up try again
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Offline PEARL DRUMS/PEARLY/PD/DRUMS

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Re: Rainy day job.
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2019, 04:36:19 pm »
Nice job farmer. Once you learn how to splice you can get billets cheap or free and make fine bows. Or, take a wonky stave and cut it in half then splice it back together more straight.
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Offline Hawkdancer

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Re: Rainy day job.
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2019, 04:40:31 pm »
A neat handle wrap, some "makeup", and no one will ever know! :BB. Looks good to me!
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Offline Hawkdancer

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Re: Rainy day job.
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2019, 04:42:00 pm »
"Rainy Day Woman"?
Life is far too serious to be taken that way!
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Re: Rainy day job.
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2019, 05:08:42 pm »
"Rainy Day Woman"?

I kinda like that Jerry. Not sure if my wife will.

Thanks Pearl. I got a whole pickup load of billets from Frank

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Offline bjrogg

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Re: Rainy day job.
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2019, 05:16:37 pm »
Think I got a picture of them somewhere after I split them.
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Offline Santanasaur

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Re: Rainy day job.
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2019, 06:08:04 pm »
Nice one Bjrogg. Curves like that are all the makeup you need

Offline George Tsoukalas

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Re: Rainy day job.
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2019, 06:29:45 pm »
Very nice! Jawge
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Offline burchett.donald

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Re: Rainy day job.
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2019, 06:38:04 pm »
  From beans to Bows...Nice work Bj, looks real balanced and wouldn't expect anything else from you...Got me thinking of some Navy beans and Corn bread now! Dang it
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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;

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Re: Rainy day job.
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2019, 07:59:40 pm »
Thanks everyone.
Don I hope you can eat a bunch of em. The price is pretty low. As soon as it dries up again its gonna be time to harvest em.
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Offline PaSteve

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Re: Rainy day job.
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2019, 08:47:46 pm »
Nice bow BJ. That splice looks fine to me especially considering it was your first. My first attempt at a static broke on the tillering tree two weeks ago.
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Offline Knoll

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Re: Rainy day job.
« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2019, 09:03:37 pm »
Looks like fine splice and end result. Congrats, Brian.
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Re: Rainy day job.
« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2019, 09:43:51 pm »
Thanks Steve and thanks for the Buffalo horn. It's some pretty though stuff. Makes really nice overlays. I put some on a HHB Bow I still have to do some finish work on.

Thanks Mike. It sure looks a lot nicer now than when it looked like a turd. I gotta admit I was a little nervous drawing it at first, but it feels good a solid in my hand
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Re: Rainy day job.
« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2019, 02:19:19 am »
Great profile BJ  :OK ! Bob
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