Author Topic: Thorn apple long bow  (Read 13445 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Ryano

  • Member
  • Posts: 3578
  • Ryan O'Sullivan, North Western Pennsylvania
Thorn apple long bow
« on: July 02, 2008, 12:36:13 pm »
Here's a bow I just finished up. Its 64" ntn and pulls 50#@27" It is made of Thorn apple which I think is the same thing as hawthorn? I could be wrong though. Anyways, I cut this tree on my mothers property and thought it would be pretty cool to harvest a deer with it there this fall. Who knows, the deer I will take may have eaten the fruit from the very tree I used to make this bow.... ;D I'm pretty impressed with this apple as a bow wood its very dense hard wood and heat treats well. It holds about a inch of unstrung reflex and the tips are very narrow. It has a good cast and smooth draw. The grip is wrapped with rattan from PatB Thanks Pat!  ;D It is dyed with two diferant colors of leather dye to give a good camo effect. Hope you enjoy! Alll coments welcomed. Ryano







« Last Edit: July 02, 2008, 08:58:06 pm by Ryano »
Its November, I'm gone hunt'in.......
Osage is still better.....

Offline woodenwonder

  • Member
  • Posts: 45
Re: Thorn apple long bow
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2008, 12:41:48 pm »
Sweet!!!, I like the dye job. Nice curves too.

Far East Archer

  • Guest
Re: Thorn apple long bow
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2008, 12:47:37 pm »
 :o
Thats a pretty bow Ryan!  :)
It has nice curves and stain job is great!

btw, what type stain did you use?

Again, awesome bow sir!
Alex

Offline Dano

  • Member
  • Posts: 1349
Re: Thorn apple long bow
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2008, 01:13:07 pm »
Great lookin bow Ryan, I like the stain job you did on the bow itself too, very cool. That bow oughta make meat, it's got some good mojo.
"If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy."


Nevada

Offline adb

  • Member
  • Posts: 5340
Re: Thorn apple long bow
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2008, 01:38:53 pm »
SWEET!! Very nice bow, and good story. I hope you harvest a deer with it. Nice dye job. It's a selfbow, right?

Offline twistedlimbs

  • Member
  • Posts: 1667
Re: Thorn apple long bow
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2008, 01:43:04 pm »
Great looking bow Ryan. Your bows have a very distinct "Ryano" look to them that is very pleasing to look at. the shape looks excellent
Brooksville, FL
God made dirt and dirt don't hurt

The Neanderthal's brain was bigger than ours..proving it isn't the size that matters, it's the motion of the ...  evol...lotion


PA Subscription number PM107309

Offline Jesse

  • Member
  • Posts: 2127
Re: Thorn apple long bow
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2008, 02:07:36 pm »
 :o  Great job Ryan You've been using a lot off different woods for bows and they all seem to make beauties for you. Well done.
                                    Jesse
"If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere."
    --Frank A. Clark

Offline Justin Snyder

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • Posts: 13794
Re: Thorn apple long bow
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2008, 02:31:17 pm »
That is a great looking bow.  I have no doubt it shoots smooth.  The stain job looks cool, can I see a close up of it? Justin
Everything happens for a reason, sometimes the reason is you made a bad decision.


SW Utah

Offline Ryano

  • Member
  • Posts: 3578
  • Ryan O'Sullivan, North Western Pennsylvania
Re: Thorn apple long bow
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2008, 02:35:48 pm »
Thanks fellas.
Far east archer, Its dyed with alcohol based leather dye.
adb, Yes, its a selfbow.
Thanks Ryan. I like to make mine my own. Not just a copy of some one else's design.
Thanks Jessie. I'm searching for a good local wood that will hold up to similar designs I like to use for my Osage bows, since I have to drive several hours to harvest any Osage, I'd like to find a local wood thats comparable...
Sure Justin.
Its November, I'm gone hunt'in.......
Osage is still better.....

Offline Hillbilly

  • Member
  • Posts: 8248
  • I like tater tots.
Re: Thorn apple long bow
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2008, 02:46:33 pm »
Awesome, Ryan. Helluva nice looking weapon, and I like seeing people experiment with different woods.  8)
Smoky Mountains, NC

NeolithicHillbilly@gmail.com

Progress might have been all right once but it's gone on for far too long.

Offline leapingbare

  • Member
  • Posts: 2028
    • http://www.flintknappers.com/jessewright/
Re: Thorn apple long bow
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2008, 02:52:16 pm »
Ryan i would like to see a pic of this bow everyone is talking about, could you post a pic without using photo bucket?
Mililani Hawaii

Offline Pat B

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • Posts: 32744
Re: Thorn apple long bow
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2008, 03:08:00 pm »
Nice bow, Ryan. The detail work sets if off nicely. Whjat do you think of the rattan?     Pat
Make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes!    Pat Brennan  Brevard, NC

Offline Ryano

  • Member
  • Posts: 3578
  • Ryan O'Sullivan, North Western Pennsylvania
Re: Thorn apple long bow
« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2008, 03:25:07 pm »
Thanks again Pat. I like it.
Leapingbare, I'll try again but the server wouldnt let me earlier thats why I used photobucket.
Nope still wont work. this is the message I get.
"The upload folder is full. Please try a smaller file and/or contact an administrator. "
Justin? What going on here?
Its November, I'm gone hunt'in.......
Osage is still better.....

Offline The Burnt Hill Archer

  • Member
  • Posts: 513
  • Potter County, Pennsylvania
Re: Thorn apple long bow
« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2008, 03:42:46 pm »
sweet man! i love the tips. ive got some hawthorn/thornapple drying in my shop right now, good to see its a good candidate. well a good one for a good boywer anyhow. ;)  good job!

Phil
stalk softly, and carry a bent stick.

Offline Ryano

  • Member
  • Posts: 3578
  • Ryan O'Sullivan, North Western Pennsylvania
Re: Thorn apple long bow
« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2008, 04:02:55 pm »
ok lets try this again.

[attachment deleted by admin]
Its November, I'm gone hunt'in.......
Osage is still better.....