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Main Discussion Area => Bows => Topic started by: ---GUTSHOT---> on July 06, 2017, 04:49:48 pm

Title: Little Black Locus Somewhat Indian Bow
Post by: ---GUTSHOT---> on July 06, 2017, 04:49:48 pm
This bendy handle BL turned out to be a nice shooter. Smooth with a punch. Heat treated the belly, backed with rawhide, used a piece of ebony and inlayed it in the handle for a strike plate. Took a timber rattler and glued it down to Prutty it up through the middle of the bow. Limbs are 1.5" parallel 1/2 way down then tapper to 5/8" tips. This bow is 58" nock to nock, 45# @ 26". Finished off with deer fat, bees wax and pine pitch cooked together for a good water proofing. Strung up with a raw hide string. Thanks for looking and sorry learning how to use imgur since photobucket wants paid!

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Title: Re: Little Black Locus Somewhat Indian Bow
Post by: selfbow joe on July 06, 2017, 05:05:58 pm
Nice looking bow
Title: Re: Little Black Locus Somewhat Indian Bow
Post by: Aaron H on July 06, 2017, 05:10:10 pm
Nice work Paul
Title: Re: Little Black Locus Somewhat Indian Bow
Post by: osage outlaw on July 06, 2017, 05:25:47 pm
Great looking bow! 
Title: Re: Little Black Locus Somewhat Indian Bow
Post by: High-Desert on July 06, 2017, 05:29:50 pm
Great looking bow Paul! I always like seeing native style bows.
Title: Re: Little Black Locus Somewhat Indian Bow
Post by: Mad Max on July 06, 2017, 05:45:01 pm
Awesome
I like the short snake skins
Title: Re: Little Black Locus Somewhat Indian Bow
Post by: Trapper Rob on July 06, 2017, 05:50:01 pm
Nice looking bow.
Title: Re: Little Black Locus Somewhat Indian Bow
Post by: upstatenybowyer on July 06, 2017, 06:16:44 pm
Tiller looks great and so does the rest! :) :OK
Title: Re: Little Black Locus Somewhat Indian Bow
Post by: mwosborn on July 06, 2017, 08:14:25 pm
I like it!   :OK
Title: Re: Little Black Locus Somewhat Indian Bow
Post by: ntvbowyer1969 on July 06, 2017, 08:24:04 pm
sweet looking bow bud. I am liking that one
Title: Re: Little Black Locus Somewhat Indian Bow
Post by: Stick Bender on July 07, 2017, 01:28:20 am
Beautiful nice bend !
Title: Re: Little Black Locus Somewhat Indian Bow
Post by: Danzn Bar on July 07, 2017, 04:19:21 am
Fine looking bow
DBar
Title: Re: Little Black Locus Somewhat Indian Bow
Post by: bjrogg on July 07, 2017, 04:35:54 am
Nice bow gutshot, a lot of extra detail with the rawhide string and natural finish. It all looks good and I like the conservation of snake skies to.
Bjrogg
Title: Re: Little Black Locus Somewhat Indian Bow
Post by: half eye on July 07, 2017, 05:13:31 am
Paul that is some kind of nice bow right there. Got me one of your BL bows and they do shoot sweet and hard. Very nice all the way around.
rich
Title: Re: Little Black Locus Somewhat Indian Bow
Post by: ksnow on July 07, 2017, 05:26:21 am
Nice looking bow.  I like the clean, primitive look to that and the rawhide string looks great.  Thanks for posting.

Kyle
Title: Re: Little Black Locus Somewhat Indian Bow
Post by: Pat B on July 07, 2017, 07:57:50 am
Nice bow with a great bend.  :OK
Title: Re: Little Black Locus Somewhat Indian Bow
Post by: mullet on July 07, 2017, 08:17:13 am
Good looking bow, Paul.
Title: Re: Little Black Locus Somewhat Indian Bow
Post by: ---GUTSHOT---> on July 07, 2017, 06:12:34 pm
Thanks for the compliments guys means a lot. DBar it shoots those arrows you made me like lasers. And I forgot to mention the finish and rawhide string was a gift from Halfeye back last year and thought it would compliment this bow great. This little bow is a gift to a great friend who has been wanting a Indian style  bow. The Rattle snake actually came from his dad's farm so hope it gives him some good mojo this hunting season. I will take some pics when I give it to him. Hope he likes it!
Title: Re: Little Black Locus Somewhat Indian Bow
Post by: Danzn Bar on July 07, 2017, 06:48:04 pm
Glad you found a bow to shoot those arrows from.....It's all about matching the arrows to the bow when tuning....That's why I have a hard time making a set of cane arrows for someone with out having the bow to tune them from.......
DBar