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Main Discussion Area => Bow of the Month Contest => Topic started by: OldBow on September 04, 2007, 12:08:39 pm

Title: Marc St. Louis's BB Santos Rosewood is August Backed Bow of the Month
Post by: OldBow on September 04, 2007, 12:08:39 pm
Marc St. Louis's  (of Corbeil, Ontario) Bamboo Backed Santos Rosewood
is August Backed Bow of the Month
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http://www.primitivearcher.com/smf/index.php/topic,3040.0.html
From Marc: This is a D/R Bamboo backed Santos Rosewood bow I recently made. The bow is 62" N to N with 1 1/8" wide limbs that taper to 1/4" nocks, the limbs have a slight D section to them. It pulls 55# @ 28" and even though I haven't chronographed the bow I can tell from shooting it that it's fast. I glued in about 1 1/2" of reflex and it holds about 1/2" after shooting it several times. You can see from the picture of the limbs that the Rosewood has a very attractive grain to it. t's a very oily wood and does not seem to be bothered by moisture. The overlays are Buff horn   The riser is built up of White Ash, Bubinga then Rosewood.

I'll most likely use this bow for hunting this Fall, unless I sell it first


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Title: Re: Marc St. Louis's BB Santos Rosewood is August Backed Bow of the Month
Post by: heavybow on September 04, 2007, 12:09:25 pm
Great looking bow marc. marlon ;D
Title: Re: Marc St. Louis's BB Santos Rosewood is August Backed Bow of the Month
Post by: AndrewS on September 04, 2007, 01:27:06 pm
It looks like a fine bow you worked out ;)
Title: Re: Marc St. Louis's BB Santos Rosewood is August Backed Bow of the Month
Post by: mullet on September 04, 2007, 02:15:59 pm
  A rose of a different color is still a rose,nice bow ,Marc.
Title: Re: Marc St. Louis's BB Santos Rosewood is August Backed Bow of the Month
Post by: Pappy on September 04, 2007, 02:16:38 pm
Great looking bow Marc,beautiful job as usually. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Marc St. Louis's BB Santos Rosewood is August Backed Bow of the Month
Post by: cowboy on September 04, 2007, 04:13:35 pm
Congrats again Marc, be glad when I can build bows like that - if ever ;D
Title: Re: Marc St. Louis's BB Santos Rosewood is August Backed Bow of the Month
Post by: Marc St Louis on September 04, 2007, 06:47:10 pm
Thanks guys.

Really, bows like this are not hard to make. In fact in some ways they are easier.
Title: Re: Marc St. Louis's BB Santos Rosewood is August Backed Bow of the Month
Post by: ber643 on September 04, 2007, 07:06:45 pm
Mighty pretty, any way you look at it.
Title: Re: Marc St. Louis's BB Santos Rosewood is August Backed Bow of the Month
Post by: medicinewheel on September 05, 2007, 01:23:07 am

great bow mark!!
congrats, frank
Title: Re: Marc St. Louis's BB Santos Rosewood is August Backed Bow of the Month
Post by: koan on September 07, 2007, 10:34:03 pm
Congrats Marc, thats one sweet bow...Brian
Title: Re: Marc St. Louis's BB Santos Rosewood is August Backed Bow of the Month
Post by: Marc St Louis on September 08, 2007, 06:21:18 am
Thanks again guys. I am pleased with the way the bow turned out and I have enough wood to make another dozen of these :)
Title: Re: Marc St. Louis's BB Santos Rosewood is August Backed Bow of the Month
Post by: Mark Smeltzer on September 13, 2007, 07:46:38 pm
That is a great looking bow Marc.  I bet it is a great shooter.

Mark