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Main Discussion Area => Bows => Topic started by: Weylin on August 12, 2017, 10:12:19 pm

Title: Hollow-Limbed Yew with Rattlesnake Skins 50#@28"
Post by: Weylin on August 12, 2017, 10:12:19 pm
I've been working hard on this bow for a while now. I finally got to just sit down and make a bow that I wanted to make and I enjoyed every minute of it. I had a small diameter deflexed yew stave so I used the high crown to create the hollow limb and the deflex to make a reflex deflex. I brought it out to first brace before I started in on the hollow limb with my goose-neck. I had a really nice set of rattlesnake skins from Cipriano and figured this was the perfect bow to put them on. Bryce had given me a tanned beaver tail that he did, which was really flawless and amazing. I need to figure out that process because it was soo much nice to work with than a raw tail. I stained the tail dark (it was quite light from the tanning process.) Some of the lightness came through in the recessed areas to create a cool effect in the handle wrap in you look close. The tips are buffalo horn with a little carving in the edge of them to go with the rattlesnake skin. I did some painting along the edge of the skins with acrylic. This bow came together nicely. It shoots very quickly and quietly. I really enjoy the hollow limb design. I will definitely do more of them in the future.

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Title: Re: Hollow-Limbed Yew with Rattlesnake Skins 50#@28"
Post by: simson on August 12, 2017, 11:05:11 pm
Boahhh,
that is an extraordinary piece. I really like that you are working with the hld, can you feel  a flattening out when drawing the bow?

Your work looks flawless in every aspect, I would really like to shoot it.
Title: Re: Hollow-Limbed Yew with Rattlesnake Skins 50#@28"
Post by: chamookman on August 13, 2017, 01:02:13 am
WOWZA ! Stunning - well done  :OK ! Bob
Title: Re: Hollow-Limbed Yew with Rattlesnake Skins 50#@28"
Post by: Del the cat on August 13, 2017, 04:11:56 am
Woo, that is so good I fell off my chair   :o
Gorgeous  :)
Del
Title: Re: Hollow-Limbed Yew with Rattlesnake Skins 50#@28"
Post by: bjrogg on August 13, 2017, 04:40:24 am
Now that's a BOM if I ever saw one. Fantastic in every way. Just love everything about it
Bjrogg
Title: Re: Hollow-Limbed Yew with Rattlesnake Skins 50#@28"
Post by: BowEd on August 13, 2017, 05:31:21 am
Gorgeous display of the attention to detail in construction/decorations and the blending of textures.Some very nice bows being posted lately.I like to keep vegetable tanned beaver tail on hand myself to put on bows.
Title: Re: Hollow-Limbed Yew with Rattlesnake Skins 50#@28"
Post by: H Rhodes on August 13, 2017, 05:33:38 am
Now that's a BOM if I ever saw one. Fantastic in every way. Just love everything about it
Bjrogg

X2!  That is one beautiful bow.  Excellent work Weylin.
Title: Re: Hollow-Limbed Yew with Rattlesnake Skins 50#@28"
Post by: Bob Barnes on August 13, 2017, 05:40:48 am
your bows are always a pleasure to see, but this may be a favorite of mine... it is a most excellent job.
Title: Re: Hollow-Limbed Yew with Rattlesnake Skins 50#@28"
Post by: Danzn Bar on August 13, 2017, 05:42:34 am
Wow ...just WOW
DBar
Title: Re: Hollow-Limbed Yew with Rattlesnake Skins 50#@28"
Post by: lebhuntfish on August 13, 2017, 05:52:04 am
Wow Weylin! Now thats a beauty! I would say for sure a bow of the month.  But  im betting its
Better suited for bow of the YEAR!
I love seing your work I always expect something beautifully done wether its a simple bow or one like this.  Wow!

Patrick 
Title: Re: Hollow-Limbed Yew with Rattlesnake Skins 50#@28"
Post by: upstatenybowyer on August 13, 2017, 05:56:50 am
 (A)

I've been wanting to use that emoj for a while now. Thanks for giving me a reason.   :)
Title: Re: Hollow-Limbed Yew with Rattlesnake Skins 50#@28"
Post by: osage outlaw on August 13, 2017, 06:10:36 am
That's a beautiful work of art.  Amazing detail work on that bow Weylin.
Title: Re: Hollow-Limbed Yew with Rattlesnake Skins 50#@28"
Post by: stixnstones on August 13, 2017, 06:33:16 am
 :o, stunning!
Title: Re: Hollow-Limbed Yew with Rattlesnake Skins 50#@28"
Post by: ntvbowyer1969 on August 13, 2017, 06:54:20 am
A true work of art my friend. Love the color of that yew and all aspects of the bow.
Title: Re: Hollow-Limbed Yew with Rattlesnake Skins 50#@28"
Post by: Will H on August 13, 2017, 07:47:03 am
A beautiful bow in all aspects Weylin! Very well executed man!
Title: Re: Hollow-Limbed Yew with Rattlesnake Skins 50#@28"
Post by: hoosierf on August 13, 2017, 08:16:04 am
The nicest selfbow I have ever seen...wow. That is art.
Title: Re: Hollow-Limbed Yew with Rattlesnake Skins 50#@28"
Post by: DuBois on August 13, 2017, 08:42:35 am
Once again you have put out the best. How would you say the hld compares?
Title: Re: Hollow-Limbed Yew with Rattlesnake Skins 50#@28"
Post by: penderbender on August 13, 2017, 10:03:05 am
That is a beautiful bow Weylin!I love the fd. That hld design with the high crown makes it look like it has super thick limbs. I really like the profiles. I gotta try one like that. Great job! Cheers- Brendan
Title: Re: Hollow-Limbed Yew with Rattlesnake Skins 50#@28"
Post by: bushboy on August 13, 2017, 12:07:11 pm
Wowzers Mr olive that thing is freaking awesome! )P(!
Title: Re: Hollow-Limbed Yew with Rattlesnake Skins 50#@28"
Post by: selfbow joe on August 13, 2017, 12:29:03 pm
Wow that looks awesome nice work
Title: Re: Hollow-Limbed Yew with Rattlesnake Skins 50#@28"
Post by: ---GUTSHOT---> on August 13, 2017, 12:53:23 pm
Nothing against all the bow makers out there but DANG this is the nicest bow I've ever seen and I've already casted my vote for this bow for (BOM) I would say we will probably see it as 2017 bow of the year candidate. Awesome job!
Title: Re: Hollow-Limbed Yew with Rattlesnake Skins 50#@28"
Post by: Hamish on August 13, 2017, 03:43:20 pm
Its pretty much been already said, but what a beauty, great attention to details. Wow!
Title: Re: Hollow-Limbed Yew with Rattlesnake Skins 50#@28"
Post by: Aaron H on August 13, 2017, 05:11:35 pm
Flawless work Weylin, and great photos too
Title: Re: Hollow-Limbed Yew with Rattlesnake Skins 50#@28"
Post by: Stoner on August 13, 2017, 06:28:49 pm
OUTSTANDING!!!  Very clean look, love the nocks. John
Title: Re: Hollow-Limbed Yew with Rattlesnake Skins 50#@28"
Post by: Weylin on August 13, 2017, 09:07:26 pm
Wow! Thank you all for the very kind words! As always, the supportiveness of this community is without peer.

Simon, I can't say I've noticed flattening but I haven't been looking for it. I will draw the bow tomorrow and look for it.

Dubois, I have only made a couple hollow limbs so it's hardly a scientific study but I really like the way they shoot. Simon would be able to speak to that better than me. I will definitely make more when I have the right staves.

Title: Re: Hollow-Limbed Yew with Rattlesnake Skins 50#@28"
Post by: sieddy on August 13, 2017, 09:29:20 pm
Absolutely incredible craftsmanship with stunning natural materials. Just brilliant!  :)
Title: Re: Hollow-Limbed Yew with Rattlesnake Skins 50#@28"
Post by: Pappy on August 14, 2017, 12:46:19 am
WOW, that is a looker and bet shoots just as well as it looks, exceptional work. Just beautiful. ;)
 Pappy
Title: Re: Hollow-Limbed Yew with Rattlesnake Skins 50#@28"
Post by: leonwood on August 14, 2017, 03:51:20 am
That is one of the most beautiful bows I have ever seen! Your bows where already an inspiration but this... Stunning!
Title: Re: Hollow-Limbed Yew with Rattlesnake Skins 50#@28"
Post by: Bob W. on August 14, 2017, 05:00:57 am
Beautiful  bow  Weylin!
Title: Re: Hollow-Limbed Yew with Rattlesnake Skins 50#@28"
Post by: Hans H on August 14, 2017, 09:54:23 am
WOW, she is looking perfect to me, congratulation for that beauty!
Hans
Title: Re: Hollow-Limbed Yew with Rattlesnake Skins 50#@28"
Post by: Badly Bent on August 14, 2017, 07:27:45 pm
Stunning bow Weylin, you knocked it outta the park with that one. Every part of the bow is perfectly done and blends flawlessly with every other part of the bow.
Title: Re: Hollow-Limbed Yew with Rattlesnake Skins 50#@28"
Post by: Bob Barnes on August 14, 2017, 09:25:26 pm
what do you use to do the decorative lines/dots?
Title: Re: Hollow-Limbed Yew with Rattlesnake Skins 50#@28"
Post by: Parnell on August 15, 2017, 08:48:23 am
What a beauty!
Title: Re: Hollow-Limbed Yew with Rattlesnake Skins 50#@28"
Post by: Steve Milbocker on August 15, 2017, 08:53:05 am
Beautiful!!!
Title: Re: Hollow-Limbed Yew with Rattlesnake Skins 50#@28"
Post by: Weylin on August 15, 2017, 02:23:18 pm
Thanks again, guys.

Bob, I used acrylic model paints, a tiny brush, a steady hand and some patience.  ;D
Title: Re: Hollow-Limbed Yew with Rattlesnake Skins 50#@28"
Post by: Bob Barnes on August 15, 2017, 08:21:33 pm
wow... I totally expected you to say that you used a special paint pen of some kind... your hand is way steadier? than mine.   :)
Title: Re: Hollow-Limbed Yew with Rattlesnake Skins 50#@28"
Post by: Peacebow_Coos on August 15, 2017, 08:29:23 pm
Nice work, that's a work of art sirs
Title: Re: Hollow-Limbed Yew with Rattlesnake Skins 50#@28"
Post by: Weylin on August 15, 2017, 09:12:22 pm
Bob, I did start with a brush tip pen. That's what you see in the video. But it wouldn't set all the way on the shellac and kept wiping off so I had to paint over it anyway. I used to paint little models as a hobby so I developed a pretty steady hand from doing all the little detail work.
Title: Re: Hollow-Limbed Yew with Rattlesnake Skins 50#@28"
Post by: Dvshunter on August 20, 2017, 08:50:22 am
Beautiful work! I almost missed it.
Title: Re: Hollow-Limbed Yew with Rattlesnake Skins 50#@28"
Post by: vinemaplebows on August 21, 2017, 08:48:56 am
Very, very nice!
Title: Re: Hollow-Limbed Yew with Rattlesnake Skins 50#@28"
Post by: Onebowonder on August 21, 2017, 08:57:45 am
This is a beautiful bow sir.  The HLD makes it even more intriguing to me...  -OneBow
Title: Re: Hollow-Limbed Yew with Rattlesnake Skins 50#@28"
Post by: Clovis6 on October 02, 2017, 03:46:36 am
Just saw this bow in the Selfbow BOM post.  Very nice detail.  And of course you know how much I love anything yew.  Am very curious about how the hollow limb design feels and performs when you shoot it  Anything you might be able to compare it with? 
Title: Re: Hollow-Limbed Yew with Rattlesnake Skins 50#@28"
Post by: GlisGlis on October 02, 2017, 05:41:15 am
BEAUTY
and beauty is not enough
award winning pictures too
Title: Re: Hollow-Limbed Yew with Rattlesnake Skins 50#@28"
Post by: Weylin on October 02, 2017, 04:26:18 pm
Thank you, fellas.

Bob, I've only made a couple hollow limb bows and it's always hard to tell which factors are differentiating one bow from another but I do think the design makes for a more efficient bow from my limited sample group. The design is really about getting the most from a high crown stave. It redistributes the stress that gets concentrated by the high crown and spreads in out across the width again. It also reduces the limb mass by getting rid of the dead weight that occurs from that concentrated stress. Even if the gains from that are marginal (which I don't think they are) it at least looks really cool!
Title: Re: Hollow-Limbed Yew with Rattlesnake Skins 50#@28"
Post by: medicinewheel on October 03, 2017, 02:12:59 am
Dang man...you sure make nice bows!
Title: Re: Hollow-Limbed Yew with Rattlesnake Skins 50#@28"
Post by: Philipp A on October 03, 2017, 04:53:23 am
Just saw this post now, what a gorgeous bow in every way! Well done!
Title: Re: Hollow-Limbed Yew with Rattlesnake Skins 50#@28"
Post by: PeteC on October 03, 2017, 03:20:54 pm
This is a beautiful bow.I really like the painted edges on the skins. I like everything about it. Great work.   God Bless
Title: Re: Hollow-Limbed Yew with Rattlesnake Skins 50#@28"
Post by: Stickhead on January 14, 2018, 09:39:37 am
Great Bow of the Year, Weylin!  Congrats!
Title: Re: Hollow-Limbed Yew with Rattlesnake Skins 50#@28"
Post by: Philipp A on January 14, 2018, 10:58:52 am
Couldn't agree more, just a gorgeous gorgeous bow!!
Title: Re: Hollow-Limbed Yew with Rattlesnake Skins 50#@28"
Post by: Selfbowman on January 15, 2018, 10:03:14 pm
Congrats beautiful bow. Arvin
Title: Re: Hollow-Limbed Yew with Rattlesnake Skins 50#@28"
Post by: ohma2 on January 16, 2018, 08:06:40 am
Exceptional!!