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Main Discussion Area => Bows => Topic started by: DanaM on January 19, 2009, 01:10:09 pm

Title: Bamboo Dragon By James Parker
Post by: DanaM on January 19, 2009, 01:10:09 pm
I work a trade out with James for this bow, gotta be my best trade to date :) Anyone who hasn't shot one of James' bows just
don't know what their missing. His craftsmanship and attention to details is just incredible. This is by far the best shooting bow
I have ever shot. Shoots fast, hard and is a pleasure to shoot. I shot every arrow in my quiver through it and all of them shot well,
they ranged from rivercane, tonkin, spruce, hardwood shoots and even carbons. I am impressed to say the least.
Thank you for the trade James and we will talk next fall about our next trade ;) :)

About the bow:

66" NTN 49#@26"
Bamboo back and carmelized bamboo belly, black walnut riser,cherry ,blonde mohaghany lams
paduke and horn tip overlays
rattan wrapped handle

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Title: Re: Bamboo Dragon By James Parker
Post by: El Destructo on January 19, 2009, 01:19:51 pm
Nice Bow Dana....I wish I had the Time to get into Laminated Bows....or the Room!!! That looks like an Awesome Shooter...take it to Twin Oaks....so I can shoot Her!!
Title: Re: Bamboo Dragon By James Parker
Post by: DanaM on January 19, 2009, 01:21:44 pm
Thanks Mike but yer gonna be busy in the cage dodging dem blunts ;) :D

I will be bringing it :)
Title: Re: Bamboo Dragon By James Parker
Post by: mullet on January 19, 2009, 01:24:31 pm
 Is that a hinge just above the handle? ??? ;D  Only kidding. Great looking bow and I know from experiance how good they shoot.
Title: Re: Bamboo Dragon By James Parker
Post by: Hillbilly on January 19, 2009, 01:44:10 pm
Yeah, James' bows are in a class all by themselves, that boy is gonna fool around and learn how to make a shooter one of these days if he isn't careful.....;D
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Post by: Pat B on January 19, 2009, 02:03:24 pm
I've shot many of James' bows and everyone has impressed me. You are a lucky Yooper!   
Title: Re: Bamboo Dragon By James Parker
Post by: DanaM on January 19, 2009, 02:08:46 pm
Yup I'm a lucky Yooper and I bet I'm the only Yooper with one of James' bows ;D

Hmmm maybe I can be his northern sales rep :)
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Post by: Jesse on January 19, 2009, 02:09:30 pm
Might have to give that one a try myself.  :)  You lucky yooper :)
Title: Re: Bamboo Dragon By James Parker
Post by: salad days on January 19, 2009, 02:56:33 pm
Wow that is some serious laminating. Looks great.
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Post by: adb on January 19, 2009, 03:21:31 pm
Damn... that is bow porn!! What a beauty.
Title: Re: Bamboo Dragon By James Parker
Post by: Ryano on January 19, 2009, 03:40:48 pm
Nice bow Dana.  ;D What did you have to trade for that your first born child?  ::)

James, do you make your own laminations or do you buy the tapered lams?
Title: Re: Bamboo Dragon By James Parker
Post by: DanaM on January 19, 2009, 04:36:35 pm
Ryano I tarded a whole big box of.....  ;D
I do believe he does all his own lams  :)

Title: Re: Bamboo Dragon By James Parker
Post by: mullet on January 19, 2009, 04:56:51 pm
 I believe Jame's bows are tillered before glue-up because of his tapers.
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Post by: james parker on January 19, 2009, 05:59:20 pm
thanks fellows,you guys are too much,its only sticks glued together.but your compliments are greatly appreciated.ryano all of my bows are made from scratch.from the boo ,riser and lams,i will be glueing one of these up  with the wedge technique,at the tenn classic,if pappy will let me. maybe someone there could take pics and it could be put on the build along section.if anyone is intrested in attending the  free workshop,make a point to stop by my booth and let me know...thanks  everyone
Title: Re: Bamboo Dragon By James Parker
Post by: james parker on January 19, 2009, 06:01:55 pm
dana i gave you the wrong info on that bow,,,,the lams are brazilian cherry and rock maple
Title: Re: Bamboo Dragon By James Parker
Post by: ricktrojanowski on January 19, 2009, 06:39:42 pm
Beautiful bow.  The unbraced profile is sick.  I bet that thing sends an arra screaming. 
Title: Re: Bamboo Dragon By James Parker
Post by: El Destructo on January 20, 2009, 05:59:04 am
Ryano I tarded  a whole big box of.....  ;D
I do believe he does all his own lams  :)



                                                                    Your Tarded alright!!!!
Title: Re: Bamboo Dragon By James Parker
Post by: DanaM on January 20, 2009, 05:59:54 am
Brazilian cherry and rock maple eh, works for me ;D

Rick it does indeed send em screaming :)

I guess I am tarded Mike :P
Title: Re: Bamboo Dragon By James Parker
Post by: Ryano on January 20, 2009, 06:30:46 am
James what do use to make the tapered lams? Do you have one of fancy grinders?
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Post by: james parker on January 20, 2009, 08:06:09 am
yea an older style cabinet sander, i used to use my table or band saw cut them close then hand finishbut thas was very slow going,and if you pick up a splinter of epi   or brzl cherry it really sux.
Title: Re: Bamboo Dragon By James Parker
Post by: DanaM on January 20, 2009, 08:40:30 am
James how far can this bow be drawn safely?
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Post by: james parker on January 20, 2009, 09:14:02 am
28" working it into that draw length,it should take 30min of limb working ,no less on such a new bow.the limbs will eventually get the memory they need for it to be pulled to 28' at a regular basis.dana just go slow no need to be in a hurry,if you do it right the bow will out last you...james
Title: Re: Bamboo Dragon By James Parker
Post by: DanaM on January 20, 2009, 09:33:33 am
Good info James, right now I'm only pulling about 25" if the doc can fix my shoulder I may eventually pull 27" :)
Title: Re: Bamboo Dragon By James Parker
Post by: OldBow on January 20, 2009, 09:34:51 am
Typical first rate work from robustus! Great candidate for January Laminate BOM.
Title: Re: Bamboo Dragon By James Parker
Post by: John K on January 20, 2009, 10:11:19 am
Drooooooool !!  Nice bow James, and lucky you Dana !!
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Post by: mdwatts on January 20, 2009, 10:39:51 am
Sweet lookin' bow, no doubt! :o
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Post by: AKAPK on January 20, 2009, 07:15:35 pm
I just gotta say that is A SWEET MADE IN THE USA, NICE. I need to keep Practicing. Peace PK
Title: Re: Bamboo Dragon By James Parker
Post by: james parker on January 20, 2009, 08:56:10 pm
thanks pk
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Post by: Cooper on January 21, 2009, 08:28:33 am
@ robustus: great bow, it looks very (veryveryvery) fast
@ DanaM: I wish You - and your shoulder - a fast recovery, so you can use the full power of your new bow  :)
Title: Re: Bamboo Dragon By James Parker
Post by: DanaM on January 21, 2009, 09:14:12 am
Thanks Cooper I appreciate that :)
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Post by: leapingbare on January 21, 2009, 01:22:33 pm
Damnit Dana, ya had to go and put your ugly mug in the photos ;D
 Nice bow.
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Post by: DanaM on January 21, 2009, 01:28:37 pm
Yea Jesse I ruined the beauty of the bow :D I need to get me a professional model to do the full draw pictures ;)
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Post by: leapingbare on January 21, 2009, 02:31:59 pm
lol  :D
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Post by: mullet on January 21, 2009, 04:32:02 pm
 Or at least your pretty wife. ;D
Title: Re: Bamboo Dragon By James Parker
Post by: DanaM on January 21, 2009, 04:51:19 pm
Or at least your pretty wife. ;D

Heck eddie she's camera shy ???
Title: Re: Bamboo Dragon By James Parker
Post by: dragonman on January 23, 2009, 02:49:12 pm
thats a beautiful bow robustus, I've seen these bows before, the bamboo dragons, did'nt realize they where made by you!!  I've wanted to make a bow with boo back and belly for ages , but haven't worked my self up to trying yet, haven't figured out how to work out the thickness of bamboo etc. etc.  I reckon  these  bows must be some of the fastest wooden bows anywhere, what do you think???
Title: Re: Bamboo Dragon By James Parker
Post by: ber643 on February 02, 2009, 03:45:37 pm
Outstanding to these ol' eyes, James. Congrats on your new bow, Dana.
Title: Re: Bamboo Dragon By James Parker
Post by: DanaM on February 02, 2009, 03:53:38 pm
Thanks Bernie :)