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Offline james parker

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bamboo backed and belly bows
« on: June 10, 2008, 10:11:59 pm »
heres a few of my new multi lam bamboo bows ,hope you enjoy...robustus

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Re: bamboo backed and belly bows
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2008, 10:18:55 pm »
robustus is an unusual name for a woman, but hey, nice work!

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Re: bamboo backed and belly bows
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2008, 10:30:36 pm »
actually thats my wife rebecca parker ,robustusmagnon ,thats me  james p from n.c.. but thanks for the comment

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Re: bamboo backed and belly bows
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2008, 10:34:03 pm »
       That is real nice James, pretty ,too. Those bows look real good too. Which one is mine? ;)
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Re: bamboo backed and belly bows
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2008, 10:35:08 pm »
how did you apply that cool tiger stripe pattern?

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Re: bamboo backed and belly bows
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2008, 10:47:28 pm »
Great looking bows James.
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Re: bamboo backed and belly bows
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2008, 11:14:28 pm »
thanks guys, the pattern is just leather dye.us all in how you apply it, i have several techniques that i use,i would have to show you.the speckle is put on with a mouth atomizer .

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Re: bamboo backed and belly bows
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2008, 11:44:14 pm »
Very nice !! What do you use for a center core.

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Re: bamboo backed and belly bows
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2008, 11:49:20 pm »
Like I said on the other site. Very nice bows James....you are a real craftsman, your attention to detail is top notch!  ;D
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Re: bamboo backed and belly bows
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2008, 11:55:22 pm »
thanks  ,i use many different woods,most bamboo bows i make i use 4to 7 lams i also use two seperate tapers, i build them like i would a fiberglass bow the more the lams the more stable bow you will have .

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Re: bamboo backed and belly bows
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2008, 12:04:51 am »
WOW I am stunned those are drop dead gorgeaus :)

I love everything about those bows. the tips are really cool and the nodes on the belly are awsome
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Re: bamboo backed and belly bows
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2008, 12:41:25 am »
You've been busy for a working man!  ;)  Becca looks like the Goddess Diana. ;) 8)      You need to put Gabriel in a cupid suit. 8) 8) 8)   Beautiful work as always, James. If Alan shows up there without me, give him hell will ya!     Pat
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Re: bamboo backed and belly bows
« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2008, 01:35:52 am »
david, your right!  I didn't even notice the nodes on the belly!  That's cool!

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Re: bamboo backed and belly bows
« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2008, 02:43:52 am »
those look like REALLY fast bows to me. and beautiful,too!
more details of the dye/finish work - a tutorial even - would be great!
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Re: bamboo backed and belly bows
« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2008, 02:49:55 am »
hear, hear!  a build along by robustusmagnon!  everybody now!