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Offline jeffp51

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trade bow with laminated handle and inlays
« on: October 17, 2019, 08:56:11 pm »
Here is my trade offering for 2019.  It's Osage with a built-up laminated grip of hickory, tigerwood, and walnut.   the tips are laminated purple heart and deer antler.  It has 2 inches of reflex, and is 67" nock-to-nock.  It is finished with 8 coats of tung oil, which has been buffed with pumice stone to give it a satin finish.  It had two knot holes that did not quite go all the way through, so I filled them with blue stone chips mixed with epoxy.  I think the results were pretty nice.  I did leave the big knot just a little stiff for safety's sake

I went back and forth on how to finish the grip.  the grain in the handle turned out better than I expected, and considered shipping it bare.  But personally I prefer shooting with a leather grip, and a leather strike plate quiets the shot quite a bit too.  So I compromised.  the shelf and strike plate are attached with rubber cement and are easily removable, if the recipient so wishes.

The bow is 55# @28" but it will draw to 29" if it has too.
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Offline jeffp51

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Re: trade bow with laminated handle and inlays
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2019, 09:29:52 pm »
A few more pictures. . .

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Re: trade bow with laminated handle and inlays
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2019, 09:55:21 pm »
Awesome job, It is beautiful in every way!  Whoever receives it is in for a treat! Nice work
-Taylor

Offline Bayou Ben

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Re: trade bow with laminated handle and inlays
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2019, 11:15:01 pm »
Yes I agree with SS.  The tiller looks awesome for that style of bow and those lams on the handle are beauty’s.   Someone will be happy!!

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Re: trade bow with laminated handle and inlays
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2019, 05:30:57 am »
Really nice bow Jeff. Tiller looks great. Awesome
Bjrogg
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Offline burchett.donald

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Re: trade bow with laminated handle and inlays
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2019, 06:47:34 am »
Jeff,
           You put heart and soul into that one man...Really nice offering...That's one of those bows you love and hate to let go, but that's what it's all about...
                                                  Don
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Offline bushboy

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Re: trade bow with laminated handle and inlays
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2019, 05:15:37 pm »
Awesome !!!!!
Some like motorboats,I like kayaks,some like guns,I like bows,but not the wheelie type.

Offline rps3

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Re: trade bow with laminated handle and inlays
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2019, 07:36:57 pm »
Great looking bow. I like the unique shape you gave the tips.

Offline M2A

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« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2019, 07:07:24 am »
I agree with rps3 on those tips. Those overlays and handle are real sharp.
Mike

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Re: trade bow with laminated handle and inlays
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2019, 09:58:11 am »
I love it! And the handle is really sharp! I like what you did with it
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Offline PEARL DRUMS/PEARLY/PD/DRUMS

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Re: trade bow with laminated handle and inlays
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2019, 09:53:15 am »
Glad you wrapped that handle, Jeff. As sexy as they are, they get slippery with a bit of moisture. For me its function over eye appeal.
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Offline Parnell

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« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2019, 10:05:21 am »
Good looking bow!
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Offline jeffp51

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Re: trade bow with laminated handle and inlays
« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2019, 11:59:47 pm »
Thank you all, I really appreciate the kind words.  I did enjoy making this one.  Don,  I try to put a little heart into each bow, and I certainly tried my best here, but for some reason it wasn't hard to give this one up, even though I like how it turned out.  It's going to a good home, and I hope it will be well used.  Tracking says it has been delivered, so I hope we hear from the new owner soon.

Offline Bayou Ben

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Re: trade bow with laminated handle and inlays
« Reply #13 on: October 22, 2019, 08:33:43 am »
I am the lucky owner of this new bow!  Thanks so much Jeff.  She's a beauty and a beast!   
It was raining all day yesterday but I should be able to get some arrows through it and pictures up soon...Thanks again

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Re: trade bow with laminated handle and inlays
« Reply #14 on: October 24, 2019, 12:28:14 pm »
Nice work. Good looking bow.