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Offline Weylin

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This is one of my favorite projects I've taken on. This was one of those 'surprise' staves. It wasn't until I chased the ring that I saw the snakiness and character it had. Ever since Carson Brown made his 'Kingfisher' bow years ago I've bee wanting to try my hand at the Grumley brushnocks. For the brush nocks I used pacific yew heartwood and over(under?)laid them with Dall sheep horn. The tip overlays are deer antler. For fun I scooped out the fades to add a hollow effect though the limbs themselves are flat aside from a spot here or there where I dished out the belly a bit to follow a hump on the back. The dark look of the fades was achieved with a quick pass from a blowtorch which darkens the earlywood. Carson recently hooked me up with a stingray skin to try out and this felt like the perfect opportunity to use it. That stuff is amazing, both in how it looks and feels. I'll definitely use it again.























Offline Bob Barnes

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Re: Osage Character Bow with Brush Nocks and Stingray Handle 53#@28" 64"ntn
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2021, 06:44:56 pm »
Weylin...it sounds crazy nice...but where's the picture?  :)
Seems like common sense isn't very common any more...

Offline Weylin

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Re: Osage Character Bow with Brush Nocks and Stingray Handle 53#@28" 64"ntn
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2021, 06:46:53 pm »
Weylin...it sounds crazy nice...but where's the picture?  :)

You just have to use your imagination!!

Just kidding. I was having trouble linking them but got it sorted out. They should be there now.  ;)

Offline Tradslinger

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Re: Osage Character Bow with Brush Nocks and Stingray Handle 53#@28" 64"ntn
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2021, 07:21:09 pm »
stunning is an under statement. art and a working tool, amazing piece

Offline mmattockx

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Re: Osage Character Bow with Brush Nocks and Stingray Handle 53#@28" 64"ntn
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2021, 07:28:20 pm »
Wow.


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Offline PaSteve

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Re: Osage Character Bow with Brush Nocks and Stingray Handle 53#@28" 64"ntn
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2021, 07:35:02 pm »
Don't even know what to say. That bow is simply beautiful. Your detail work is outstanding!
"It seems so much more obvious with bows than with other matters, that we are the guardians of the prize we seek." Dean Torges

Offline bjrogg

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Re: Osage Character Bow with Brush Nocks and Stingray Handle 53#@28" 64"ntn
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2021, 07:49:29 pm »
Another beauty Weylin. I like that bend.
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Offline bradsmith2010

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Re: Osage Character Bow with Brush Nocks and Stingray Handle 53#@28" 64"ntn
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2021, 08:49:13 pm »
beautiful, ,congrats,, :)

Offline bentstick54

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Re: Osage Character Bow with Brush Nocks and Stingray Handle 53#@28" 64"ntn
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2021, 09:22:33 pm »
Canít say it any better. Itís just beautiful.

Offline bassman

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Re: Osage Character Bow with Brush Nocks and Stingray Handle 53#@28" 64"ntn
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2021, 09:25:38 pm »
Real craftsmanship.To turn a stave like that into a work of art speaks volumes. A bowyer's bowyer.

Offline Pat B

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Re: Osage Character Bow with Brush Nocks and Stingray Handle 53#@28" 64"ntn
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2021, 09:44:52 pm »
Incredible, Weylan. I think you've found your NC groove.  :OK
Make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes!    Pat Brennan  Brevard, NC

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Re: Osage Character Bow with Brush Nocks and Stingray Handle 53#@28" 64"ntn
« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2021, 11:34:21 pm »
Beautiful, but why? Unless you have a five figure commission, you must be crazy to spend so much time to make such a beautiful object. Do you think you are an artist or something? If not, stop making things too pretty to be used, please. ;) It's about time for you to get an agent.

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Re: Osage Character Bow with Brush Nocks and Stingray Handle 53#@28" 64"ntn
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2021, 12:38:00 am »
It's not often that i'm impressed.....but I am now :)
Super nice bow :)

Offline AndrewS

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Re: Osage Character Bow with Brush Nocks and Stingray Handle 53#@28" 64"ntn
« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2021, 01:50:16 am »
Nice curves in every aspect :BB

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Re: Osage Character Bow with Brush Nocks and Stingray Handle 53#@28" 64"ntn
« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2021, 04:37:22 am »
Man Weylin, that piece of wood really did some talking to you. it screamed to stick out from the crowd and brother does it. I study your videos more than any others and now you show how you have taken it up to another level. crazy awesome work. now people will be wanting you to make them one. And I am just trying to make a good shotting bow for hunting. Cloud 9 stuff!  :BB