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Main Discussion Area => Bow of the Month Contest => Topic started by: OldBow on April 04, 2007, 08:31:34 pm

Title: Congratulations for Mark Baggett - March Self Bow of the Month
Post by: OldBow on April 04, 2007, 08:31:34 pm
Congratulations for Mark Baggett  of Clarksville ,TN
His Snakey Osage is March Self Bow of the Month

http://www.primitivearcher.com/smf/index.php/topic,1799.0.html
"Pappy" Gives Us the Details:
Well I am finely done,The bow turned out 60in. n-n 53@26.It is 1 5/8 to mid. limb tappered to
3/8 at tips.It has a layer of deer rawhide covered with Parrie rattlers and 7 coats of Tru oil rubbed on.It has cow horn tips,This was my first attempt at that.They turned ou OK.I turned up the last 6 in. of the tip just to give it a little more spunk.It is braced at 5 1/2 in.It was made from Osage cut in Dec.05 I split the belly off witch is what it was made from in March 06 and sealed it,  steamed it and and strightened it at that time .Then put it up untill last month.Finished it 3/6/07.Hope
yall like it.

This was an impressive bow.  Everyone had praise for it:
"Pappy, really a great looking bow from a very difficult piece of wood. It says a lot for your ability to turn out such a fine bow with all the challenges involved! I think it's definitely one of your best!" -GregB
"Pappy, its a STATE OF THE ART bow. Wonderful! "-AndrewS
"Thats one beautiful bow you made there! I like the way it just blends into the woods.Takes alot of knowledge to coax a bow out of a stave that snakey!! A pleasure!" -tpoof
"I was going to tell you how pretty the snakes looked, but then I thought no I like the tiller best, but then there is that beautiful handle wrap, but then again the snakes do look marvelous.  Well you get the point.  BTW did you work for Spalding in a past life.  That stitching is as fine as any baseball I have ever seen.  Keep inspiring us.  I have been hunting trees with nails in them. " Justin Snyder

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Title: Re: Congratulations for Mark Baggett - March Self Bow of the Month
Post by: Coo-wah-chobee on April 04, 2007, 08:51:07 pm
.........Great lookin' bow Pappy, congradulations.......bob
Title: Re: Congratulations for Mark Baggett - March Self Bow of the Month
Post by: Pat B on April 04, 2007, 08:52:07 pm
Congratulations Pappy. A well diserved win. One of the nicest snake bows I've seen.    Pat
Title: Re: Congratulations for Mark Baggett - March Self Bow of the Month
Post by: Keenan on April 04, 2007, 09:09:02 pm
  Cogratulations Pappy, I knew if that stave could possibly become a bow that you were the man capeable of pulling it off. Another awesome bow,well deserving of the BOF title.     Keenan
Title: Re: Congratulations for Mark Baggett - March Self Bow of the Month
Post by: Agbowyer on April 04, 2007, 09:17:08 pm
Congratulations Pappy, You made a bow that every bowyer would be proud of. Nuff said... Chris
Title: Re: Congratulations for Mark Baggett - March Self Bow of the Month
Post by: Gordon on April 05, 2007, 12:01:22 am
That bow rocks Pappy. Congratulations on a well deserved win.
Title: Re: Congratulations for Mark Baggett - March Self Bow of the Month
Post by: AndrewS on April 05, 2007, 02:13:03 am
Congratulations Pappy. This fine bow is a real winner ;)
Title: Re: Congratulations for Mark Baggett - March Self Bow of the Month
Post by: DanaM on April 05, 2007, 02:44:46 am
Masterful Pappy congrats.

Dana
Title: Re: Congratulations for Mark Baggett - March Self Bow of the Month
Post by: Dustybaer on April 05, 2007, 04:05:19 am
congratulations pappy.  well deserved.  this one should make you particularly proud if you look at all that fine competition.
Title: Re: Congratulations for Mark Baggett - March Self Bow of the Month
Post by: thimosabbv on April 05, 2007, 04:54:45 am
Congrats!!!

Front profile of the back was made for snake skin. The tillering was terrific.
Title: Re: Congratulations for Mark Baggett - March Self Bow of the Month
Post by: GregB on April 05, 2007, 05:37:20 am
Congratulations Pappy, you made a great looking and performing bow from a very challenging piece of wood! Well deserved win!
Title: Re: Congratulations for Mark Baggett - March Self Bow of the Month
Post by: Pappy on April 05, 2007, 05:53:59 am
Thanks guys,this just started out as a build along and I was blown away by the responce.
Yes Dustybare there was some fine looking bow this time,It is getting better and better it
seems like every time.I really appreshate this one. ;D
   Pappy
Title: Re: Congratulations for Mark Baggett - March Self Bow of the Month
Post by: Marc St Louis on April 05, 2007, 06:17:12 am
Congrats Mark. She is a beauty
Title: Re: Congratulations for Mark Baggett - March Self Bow of the Month
Post by: ber643 on April 05, 2007, 06:26:44 am
Every compliment is fully warrented, Pappy. You da man!
Title: Re: Congratulations for Mark Baggett - March Self Bow of the Month
Post by: duffontap on April 05, 2007, 11:19:10 am
What a bow.  Even better than the 3-nail bow I think.
 
      J. D. Duff
Title: Re: Congratulations for Mark Baggett - March Self Bow of the Month
Post by: tpoof on April 05, 2007, 11:42:08 am
Tis a beautiful bow indeed! You did that piece of wood the ultimate justice....
Congratulations to a great bow and bowyer!  :)
Title: Re: Congratulations for Mark Baggett - March Self Bow of the Month
Post by: 1/2primitive on April 05, 2007, 04:16:48 pm
Wonderful bow Pappy, great job that beautiful work of art.
      Sean
Title: Re: Congratulations for Mark Baggett - March Self Bow of the Month
Post by: Hillbilly on April 05, 2007, 05:20:57 pm
Congratulations, Pappy. Anybody who can wrassle a fine looking weapon with a great tiller out of a crookedy gnarly piece of wood like that one sure deserves some recognition. Just don't leave it lying on the ground, somebody'll come along and beat hell out of it trying to kill it lol.
Title: Re: Congratulations for Mark Baggett - March Self Bow of the Month
Post by: mullet on April 05, 2007, 08:02:41 pm
Pappy,Congratulations.I bow that pretty needs to stick something and then hang on the wall so everybody can admire it.
Title: Re: Congratulations for Mark Baggett - March Self Bow of the Month
Post by: Pappy on April 06, 2007, 03:38:13 am
That's the plan Mullet,other than the part of hanging it on the wall.I shot a tournament with it last weekend and it has earned a spot in the deer woods with me this fall. :)Thanks for all the good comments and the votes I do appreshate it. :)I want to shoot it a lot and see how it holds up,Torques says a character bow is nice to look at but you never see them around the next year.I beg to differ :-X So I am on a mission.
   Pappy
Title: Re: Congratulations for Mark Baggett - March Self Bow of the Month
Post by: heavybow on April 06, 2007, 04:32:09 am
 congrats on a great bow. marlon
Title: Re: Congratulations for Mark Baggett - March Self Bow of the Month
Post by: marvin on April 06, 2007, 05:21:34 am
congrats Mark. it takes a lot skill and patience to make a bow like that. Maybe some day I can make it down your way and make some shavings with you and learn a few things from ya.

Very nice bow.
Title: Re: Congratulations for Mark Baggett - March Self Bow of the Month
Post by: Pappy on April 06, 2007, 06:24:51 am
Thanks Marvin,but I think that learning thing might go the other way,me from you.Hope you
can make it someday,love to have you.Thanks Marlon,Hillbilly. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Congratulations for Mark Baggett - March Self Bow of the Month
Post by: koan on April 06, 2007, 08:06:08 pm
I dont know whether to call you an artist or a craftsman Pappy,neither would be good enuff. Great bow, congrats......Brian
Title: Re: Congratulations for Mark Baggett - March Self Bow of the Month
Post by: Ryano on April 07, 2007, 06:11:43 am
Congrats Pappy! Looking forward to looking that one over in person, next month.
Title: Re: Congratulations for Mark Baggett - March Self Bow of the Month
Post by: Pappy on April 09, 2007, 05:54:06 am
It will be there ,Thanks for the comments,it was some great bows last month and I feel honored. :-[
   Pappy
Title: Re: Congratulations for Mark Baggett - March Self Bow of the Month
Post by: 330bull on April 11, 2007, 02:06:37 am
Hah!  Like I even had a chance!  Although I am new to all of this, I can honestly say that I have no idea on how you could improve on a snakey osage bow.  From the lines, the handle, to the final finish, this is a masterpiece.

The bar as been BEYOND raised.

Joe (aka 330bull, aka the Vine Maple pimp)
Title: Re: Congratulations for Mark Baggett - March Self Bow of the Month
Post by: RG on April 11, 2007, 07:59:32 pm
congrats pappy great job
Title: Re: Congratulations for Mark Baggett - March Self Bow of the Month
Post by: Pappy on April 13, 2007, 03:44:02 am
Thanks knothead,I'll let you shoot it some time. ;DWhen you plan on finishing yours ?
    Pappy
Title: Re: Congratulations for Mark Baggett - March Self Bow of the Month
Post by: medicinewheel on April 23, 2007, 04:34:12 am
simply beautifull!

frank
Title: Re: Congratulations for Mark Baggett - March Self Bow of the Month
Post by: Kev K. on April 29, 2007, 09:13:04 pm
Man, I didn't stand a chance against that thing. A well deserved win.  ;D