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Offline Pappy

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Finely finished
« on: December 31, 2021, 10:57:15 am »
Finely got my Sturgeon Skin Osage finished, it got it's Madden trip to the woods yesterday, no deer but it wasn't the bows fault. :) I guess you would have to call this a backed bow, the sturgeon skin is as good as any rawhide I have seen, maybe even better. This one really didn't need the protection but the skins do look good. It is kind of short for me but all the wood i had to work with. 57 inches n-n 47@26. smooth to shoot, no stack and no shock. Here are a few pictures.
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Re: Finely finished
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2021, 10:58:11 am »
Few more.
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Re: Finely finished
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2021, 10:59:25 am »
And the end, thanks for looking.
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Re: Finely finished
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2021, 11:17:38 am »
Thatís a beauty Pappy. Well done.
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Re: Finely finished
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2021, 12:29:07 pm »
That is a great looking bow. Love the sturgeon skin backing. Awesome work!

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Re: Finely finished
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2021, 12:29:36 pm »
Looks like a keeper to me.Well done Pappy.
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Re: Finely finished
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2021, 12:31:03 pm »
beautiful... congrats,, please post dead deer when that happens,, ;D

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Re: Finely finished
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2021, 12:47:58 pm »
Looks great Pappy. Might be the fanciest bow Iíve seen you finish. Would love to get some of those sturgeon skins someday.

That full draw looks good to. Iím sure it could pull a couple more inches if it had to and thatís always nice to know.

Should hold up really well.

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Re: Finely finished
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2021, 01:32:57 pm »
That's one handsome bow!
I'm not much of a one for backings, but that looks great.
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Re: Finely finished
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2021, 06:35:37 pm »
Pretty nice, but looks a little fishy... ;)
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Re: Finely finished
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2021, 06:58:11 pm »
Very cool!  (SH)
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Re: Finely finished
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2021, 07:06:46 pm »
Beautiful bow Pappy. Those skins turned out great. I agree about the skins being comparable to rawhide.
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Re: Finely finished
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2021, 07:13:53 pm »
Awesome bow, Pappy. Tiller is great.
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Re: Finely finished
« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2021, 07:50:21 pm »
Thanks guys, means a lot from some of the best bow builders I know. I am not usually a fancy type guy or backing guy either Del but the skins were a gift and I just had to use them and they fit this bow prefect , yes Jim kind of fishy  ;) :) :) and yes BJ I had it out to 28 just for reassurance, but 28 is an AMO standard , not particular useful for self bows at least not for me, I figure them for what ever they are going to be draw. Seems everyone post bows at 28 now days but I know very few that draw that and i have measured and watched hundreds shoot. ;)  I had it in the wood yesterday Brad but no cigar, I think the bow will do it's part if the deer and me will do ours.  :) I plan on getting it out some more this next week if the weather will get a little better, really stormy here for the next few days, we have a week left so we will see if I can make it happen.  :-\ Thanks again all and Happy New Year !!!!!!!
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Re: Finely finished
« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2021, 07:57:03 pm »
Yes that's a nice one
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