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Offline Kidder

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Osage with Montana rattlesnake skins
« on: July 08, 2024, 01:31:30 am »
Hereís my most recent bow I just finished up around the time the trade was starting. It was made for a friend who is a part Indian from Montana. So naturally I dressed it up with Montana rattlesnakes. Itís Osage I got from Jim Hammer in Missouri a few years ago. Beautiful thick rings but also thicker early wood than most.  Pulls 50# at 27Ē. Had a big snaky part in the upper limb that had some twist that straightened out. As a result the tiller looks a little different from each side. I made the final tiller adjustments based upon set rather than observed bend, which was deceiving up until then. Probably my favorite bow to date. Tough one to give away. Hope you like it.
 Osage self bow with rattlesnake skins by B Kidd, on Flickr
by B Kidd, on Flickr
Osage self bow with rattlesnake skins by B Kidd, on Flickr
Osage self bow with rattlesnake skins by B Kidd, on Flickr
Osage self bow with rattlesnake skins by B Kidd, on Flickr
Osage self bow with rattlesnake skins by B Kidd, on Flickr
Osage self bow with rattlesnake skins by B Kidd, on Flickr
Osage self bow with rattlesnake skins by B Kidd, on Flickr
Osage self bow with rattlesnake skins by B Kidd, on Flickr
Osage self bow with rattlesnake skins by B Kidd, on Flickr

Offline GlisGlis

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Re: Osage with Montana rattlesnake skins
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2024, 06:34:17 am »
Your friend will love it!
very nice bow

Offline Pappy

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Re: Osage with Montana rattlesnake skins
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2024, 09:11:51 am »
That's a beauty, looks like you nailed it, your friend should love that. ;) :)
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Offline Eric Krewson

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Re: Osage with Montana rattlesnake skins
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2024, 09:18:23 am »
Very clean work, the tiller is spot on as well.

Offline bentstick54

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Re: Osage with Montana rattlesnake skins
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2024, 10:24:45 am »
Great looking bow. Love the snake skins. Tiller looks great to me. Your friend should love it.

Offline Will B

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Re: Osage with Montana rattlesnake skins
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2024, 11:21:09 am »
Thatís a beautiful bow!  Very nice bend and the skins look awesome!

Offline Selfbowman

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Re: Osage with Montana rattlesnake skins
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2024, 11:28:10 am »
I like it . Excellent craftsmanship.
Well I'll say!!  Osage is king!!

Offline superdav95

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Re: Osage with Montana rattlesnake skins
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2024, 06:34:34 pm »
Very well done kidder.  Nothing wrong with that!  Love the skins and everything about it.  Great tiller too.  Nice
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Offline Pat B

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Re: Osage with Montana rattlesnake skins
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2024, 08:14:43 pm »
Beautiful bow with beautiful tiller. Well done, Kidder    :OK
Make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes!    Pat Brennan  Brevard, NC

Offline Hamish

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Re: Osage with Montana rattlesnake skins
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2024, 08:31:02 pm »
 Yep, it's a beautiful bow. Highly professional work.

Offline ssrhythm

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Re: Osage with Montana rattlesnake skins
« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2024, 08:44:48 pm »
Oh my...that tiller is beautiful...bow is too, but you nailed the bend!

Offline wooddamon1

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Re: Osage with Montana rattlesnake skins
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2024, 04:41:16 pm »
Beautiful work!

Offline razorbak

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Re: Osage with Montana rattlesnake skins
« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2024, 07:49:52 pm »
Thatís  beautiful and if your friend doesnít care for it Iíll be your new friend  ;D

Offline Kidder

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Re: Osage with Montana rattlesnake skins
« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2024, 10:23:29 pm »
Thanks guys. It was a fun build and he really liked it. But Iím open for new friends all the time!