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Offline PeteC

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"Arkansas Toothpick"
« on: September 06, 2008, 12:08:20 pm »
I built this osage bow, in trade, for a dozen, good ,Arkansas osage logs, which I can get this winter.I have built about a dozen bows from wood from this same place,and it's all been great.This bow has straight grain side to side,but one big character lump front to back in the top limb right in the fade.It was a fairly difficult bow to tiller due to the limbs being on different planes,(about one inch difference),but,it made a very good shooter.

"Arkansas Toothpick", 65 15/16"tip to tip,64 5/8" nock to nock
1 1/4" @fades tapering to 7/16" tips
53#@ 28", Timber rattler grip,10 coats tru-oil






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Re: "Arkansas Toothpick"
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2008, 12:26:59 pm »
                                                   Looks Good Pete....gotta love Osage
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Offline Dano

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Re: "Arkansas Toothpick"
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2008, 12:50:31 pm »
Nice work there Pete.
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Offline medicinewheel

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Re: "Arkansas Toothpick"
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2008, 01:49:35 pm »

that is one really nice bow!
like the character at the fades a lot!
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Offline Pat B

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Re: "Arkansas Toothpick"
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2008, 02:01:35 pm »
Very nice bow, Pete. Tiller looks great!  Is the snake skin handle wrap comfortable?      Pat
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Re: "Arkansas Toothpick"
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2008, 03:15:26 pm »
That is a nice one Pete! Bet that was more difficult to tiller "which looks great". Looking at it braced, would have thrown me for a little bit of a loop :).
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Offline Sidewinder

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Re: "Arkansas Toothpick"
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2008, 05:16:10 pm »
Great job. Love them osage bows.  Danny
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Re: "Arkansas Toothpick"
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2008, 07:17:48 pm »
That is a very nice looking bow. 

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Re: "Arkansas Toothpick"
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2008, 07:59:40 pm »
Nice job on a gnarly piece of wood! Tiller looks good.

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Re: "Arkansas Toothpick"
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2008, 10:26:35 am »
Got your fine toothpick bookmarked for Sept Self BOM :)
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Offline huntertrapper

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Re: "Arkansas Toothpick"
« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2008, 11:51:19 am »
very nice bow looks just grand!
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Offline PeteC

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Re: "Arkansas Toothpick"
« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2008, 04:49:12 pm »
Thanks much fellas.I have the sister stave ,with the same front to back hump.It will be a heavier bow,but similar.Pat, the snakeskin handle is very comfortable.I glued it to a piece of leather,punched holes, wrapped and stitched it on.then put enough coats of spar varnish to fill in the gaps in the de-scaled skin.It(the spar varnish) is very durable and smooth. Thanks again,God Bless
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Offline burn em up chuck

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Re: "Arkansas Toothpick"
« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2008, 07:47:05 pm »
very nice, sweet!

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Re: "Arkansas Toothpick"
« Reply #13 on: September 08, 2008, 05:09:22 am »
Love it,it looks great,good job on the tiller on that one. :)
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Offline DanaM

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Re: "Arkansas Toothpick"
« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2008, 05:56:51 am »
Great looking bow Pete and a great trade :)
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