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Main Discussion Area => Bows => Topic started by: mullet on December 13, 2017, 10:26:20 am

Title: Swamp Child
Post by: mullet on December 13, 2017, 10:26:20 am
I haven't posted a bow in a while and actually finished two for this years hunting at Twin Oaks that I didn't get to make because of surgery.

This bow is osage stained with walnut hulls and is 64" T to T. It pulls 53#@29" and is a real treat to shoot. I heated very little reflex into the bow and nothing pulled out after shooting it numerous times and still goes back to it's original shape after sitting.

It has cow horns for tip overlays with the bottom one double notched for easier stringing with a stringer. The wrap is hemp and then dolled up with a big, pretty Cotton Mouth
moccasin skin.
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Post by: mullet on December 13, 2017, 10:27:27 am
more
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Post by: mullet on December 13, 2017, 10:29:33 am
And the money shot, and I don't know how I can edit my pictures on my computer but when I post them they go back sideways like they were. ???
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Post by: mullet on December 13, 2017, 10:31:15 am
Sorry for the multiple pictures, thought I deleted those.
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Post by: Stickhead on December 13, 2017, 11:11:21 am
Good looking bow, Eddie!  Great tiller!
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Post by: Pat B on December 13, 2017, 12:36:45 pm
Nice bow, Eddie.   :OK
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Post by: upstatenybowyer on December 13, 2017, 02:32:25 pm
That's a beauty. Love the skins!

Oh yeah, and the name is perfect.  :OK
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Post by: Pappy on December 13, 2017, 02:33:01 pm
Nice Eddie, love the skins. Sorry you didn't get to fling some arrows at some TN. whitetails , maybe next year. Looks like that would have done the trick. ;)
 Pappy
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Post by: selfbow joe on December 13, 2017, 04:23:48 pm
Nice looking bow.
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Post by: mullet on December 13, 2017, 06:11:43 pm
Thanks, stick.

You too, Pat. I'll bring it with me after Christmas.

Thank you, Mr upstate. :)

Pappy, I'll have it next year, maybe, you know me if someone wants to trade a flintlock. ::)

Thank you, Joe.
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Post by: Morgan on December 13, 2017, 07:00:33 pm
I sure like that. How do you do your walnut hull stain?
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Post by: Hawkdancer on December 13, 2017, 07:54:22 pm
Real nice!  Hope you are recovering well! 
Hawkdancer
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Post by: chamookman on December 13, 2017, 11:46:41 pm
Well done Sir ! The profile says everything  :BB - Bob.
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Post by: leonwood on December 14, 2017, 03:33:44 am
That is a classic looker right there, really nice!
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Post by: BowEd on December 14, 2017, 03:40:33 am
Nice work.It held up very well for you.
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Post by: Chief RID on December 14, 2017, 04:00:40 am
That is very efficient looking. I love it.
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Post by: Bob W. on December 14, 2017, 04:03:16 am
Thats a good looking Osage bow Eddie, I bet she shoots as good as she look!
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Post by: Danzn Bar on December 14, 2017, 04:38:24 am
Very nice  Eddie,  nicest looking cotton mouth I've seen
DBar
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Post by: George Tsoukalas on December 14, 2017, 04:49:55 am
Very nice, Eddie. I am glad you are back and making bows. Jawge
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Post by: mullet on December 14, 2017, 07:07:11 am
Thanks, guys, it really means a lot.

Morgan, I just take a bunch of walnut shells and boil them till the water is real dark. After it cools I strain the water into jars and that's all there is to it.

Jawge, a couple more scrapes on a Bamboo backed osage and a string will finish up another one.
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Post by: Trapper Rob on December 14, 2017, 08:08:57 am
Eddie that's a beautiful looking bow.
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Post by: mullet on December 14, 2017, 08:12:46 am
Thank you, Rob.
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Post by: ohma2 on December 14, 2017, 08:19:35 am
Good lookin bow eddie, i like a hemp wrap to.
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Post by: Parnell on December 14, 2017, 08:26:11 am
Good to see you post a bow, buddy.  It looks good, I think the stain looks great.  Really like the overlay work.

Sweet bow!
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Post by: mullet on December 14, 2017, 08:36:14 am
Thanks, ohma2

You know where it's at to shoot, Steve. Getting ready to post another one. I need to finish up all of the half finished bows. ;)
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Post by: ohma2 on December 14, 2017, 08:51:23 am
Know what you mean about un finished bows eddie ive been carving so much the last few months for chtistmas i cant get one done .ive got a nice snakey osage about ready for finish.would like to post some pics but im not to sharp at the computer stuff.
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Post by: mullet on December 14, 2017, 09:56:29 am
Same here, I've been playing with spoons, pipes, honey spoons and working on my camper.
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Post by: Marc St Louis on December 14, 2017, 01:13:03 pm
Very nice bow Eddie
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Post by: mullet on December 14, 2017, 01:19:51 pm
Thank you, Marc.
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Post by: H Rhodes on December 14, 2017, 05:07:27 pm
What else would a Swamp Child be dressed in but fine young cottonmouth skins?   :D  Great looking bow. 
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Post by: mullet on December 14, 2017, 07:18:40 pm
Thanks, Sir. :)