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Offline Kegan

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New bow- "Jane"
« on: September 16, 2008, 02:27:40 pm »
This is a red oak board flatbow I built for a build along to get others interested in making their own selfbows. It's Comstock style, with almost the exact same dimensions as the elm Meare Heath overbuilt bow he wrote about in The Bent Stick- the handle being a little bigger. I originally just intended to make this bow up and let it sit until it finds need, I was so suprised with the accuracy and cast that I'll be using it along with my Osage ELB for hunting this fall. I've also taking a liking to heavy handles, so I'll be tying some American longbows soon as well. The only downside to this bow is that the handle joint may give on me, I'm not sure. It's been a while since I've done a glue up other than overlays.

It's 66" long, with a 8-9" handle section. The limbs are 2" wide for the most part and the pin nock tips are 1/2". I've been using a dished grip on my last few deep handled bows after seeing the beautiful work Manny does, and have to come to like them alot. I also used spar urethane to finish it up. It's plain and simple, but a real shooter, so I named it "Jane". It draws about 67# at 27.5".

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Offline stiknstring

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Re: New bow- "Jane"
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2008, 03:09:04 pm »
Thats pretty cool Kegan.  Almost exactly what I am doing for a well deserving student of mine. Thanks for the motivation to finish.

Oh and the tiller looks pretty good on that one.

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Re: New bow- "Jane"
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2008, 03:53:18 pm »
plane and simple, just the way i like em. nothing on it that doesnt need to be there. good job man!

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Offline kayakfisher

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Re: New bow- "Jane"
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2008, 03:55:25 pm »
The only thing that I see wrong with that bow! Theres no deer standing or laying in the picture. Nice bow good job.
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Offline DanaM

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Re: New bow- "Jane"
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2008, 04:11:52 pm »
Nice looking bow Kegan hope you get some meat with it :)
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Offline stiknstring

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Re: New bow- "Jane"
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2008, 06:17:09 pm »
Kayak....give the boy a few days. With those arrows and that bow I am sure that there will be a HERO picture this season.

Offline cracker

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Re: New bow- "Jane"
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2008, 06:28:57 pm »
 I like it a whole lot.Ronnie
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Offline Pat B

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Re: New bow- "Jane"
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2008, 08:53:37 pm »
OK now! Don't go getting fancy on me now! Another nice one Kegan. Pretty good for a red oak bow and a proper companion for the osage ELB.  8)            Pat
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Offline Gordon

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Re: New bow- "Jane"
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2008, 10:08:35 pm »
You sure do kick out the bows Kegan and I really like this one.
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Re: New bow- "Jane"
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2008, 04:35:13 am »
Nice job Kegan,looks great.Well done. :)
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Offline cheapshot

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Re: New bow- "Jane"
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2008, 11:47:24 am »
Good looking bow. Tiller looks real good to these novice eyes. I'm in the middle of a hickory bow using the same dimensions, also from Comstock's book.  I think I'll try the dished grip as well, Manny's bows always look good with them.

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Re: New bow- "Jane"
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2008, 11:50:22 am »
Looks like a power house. Very well done but what else do we expect? Bookmarked, too.
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Offline TRACY

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Re: New bow- "Jane"
« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2008, 12:18:33 pm »
Looks good Kegan, like the tiller. Is it Jane as in Jane DOE ;D

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Re: New bow- "Jane"
« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2008, 01:12:48 pm »
Nice bow, Hope it brings home the bacon.

Offline Kegan

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Re: New bow- "Jane"
« Reply #14 on: September 17, 2008, 03:05:52 pm »
Thanks everyone, that's means alot ;D! I've been pretty tired after school, and 76# is alot of bow to pull. Seems like this bow will be getting it's fair share, and with the deer coming back to the area, hopefully I have enough patience to wait for them to take pity on me and my sticks ;).