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Main Discussion Area => Bows => Topic started by: bubby on November 10, 2018, 11:32:17 pm

Title: Birch backed cherry bow, FD pic added
Post by: bubby on November 10, 2018, 11:32:17 pm
Here's a bow I just finished, cherry with a birch backer, the siyahs are two pieces of poplar with a 1/4" solid ply core, just epoxied on no splice, no wrap. Shoots nice and quick and my buddy Clint wanted to make me a string for it, came out very nice. It's around 45-47# @ 28"
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Post by: bubby on November 10, 2018, 11:39:13 pm
The bow tattoos is Loki's snakes, Loki is known as a trickster and being as cherry can be tricky I thought it was appropriate. No f/d right now the rh here is in the low teens and I don't want to take a chance with cherry and super low humidity 😁
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Post by: chamookman on November 11, 2018, 02:50:51 am
Whoa - that's a looker  :OK ! Bob
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Post by: FilipT on November 11, 2018, 05:47:58 am
Really like the contrast between colors! Good job!
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Post by: bjrogg on November 11, 2018, 05:50:38 am
Very nice Bubby. Hope you get that humidity up a bit. It'd help with battling those wildfires to.
Bjrogg
Title: Re: Birch backed cherry bow
Post by: BowEd on November 11, 2018, 07:33:41 am
Looking pretty darn fancy bubby.I can appreciate the effort looking at it.Really nice clean no wrapped looking work.That darn old cherry has a way of biting ya but is just some beautiful type wood though.
Sure hope things get back to normal in your area.
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Post by: DC on November 11, 2018, 09:29:50 am
Very nice, is it Black Cherry?
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Post by: Hawkdancer on November 11, 2018, 10:17:33 am
Real nice!  What epoxy did you use?  Like the Loki's snakes, we learn a lot of lore on this sight!  Stay safe!
Hawkdancer
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Post by: hoosierf on November 11, 2018, 10:55:00 am
Nifty
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Post by: simson on November 11, 2018, 11:01:49 am
Nice one Bub, good to see a bow from you again! Is the poplar bent or carved, That's a thing  - just glued on ...
Title: Re: Birch backed cherry bow
Post by: bubby on November 11, 2018, 11:33:48 am
Thanks guys, I'm not sure what type of cherry it is this was all board stock. Thanks Simon the poplar on the siyahs was carved not bent
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Post by: stixnstones on November 11, 2018, 12:07:06 pm
Beautiful lookin bow bub.. love the tattoo's
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Post by: Halfbow on November 11, 2018, 12:20:00 pm
Those colors look great.
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Post by: leonwood on November 11, 2018, 02:36:29 pm
Never would have thought you could do a siyah glue up like that without wraps of splices or both. Really like the artwork too!
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Post by: upstatenybowyer on November 11, 2018, 07:30:00 pm
That looks awesome bubby. Love the Loki snakes.  :)
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Post by: Drewster on November 11, 2018, 09:14:39 pm
Interesting looking bow.  Love the contrast between the black and cherry.  Hope it shoots as sweet as it looks.
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Post by: Bayou Ben on November 12, 2018, 07:27:54 am
Very nice Bubby, the cherry has a nice color to it.  I like that width profile.  How wide are the siyahs?  Looking forward to f/d
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Post by: PNewton on November 15, 2018, 06:10:33 am
Great looking bow Paul. What is the length without the siyahs?
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Post by: bubby on November 15, 2018, 06:46:07 am
56" length without tips
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Post by: Danzn Bar on November 18, 2018, 06:29:08 pm
Good to see you posting bows again Bub.....Like the "statics"...on this one.  A Full draw would be nice.  :)
DBar
Title: Re: Birch backed cherry bow
Post by: bubby on November 18, 2018, 06:44:31 pm
I'll get you one Bill, but the humidity is like 15%
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Post by: Danzn Bar on November 18, 2018, 06:56:53 pm
Wow that's a little crispy  :) . hickory would love that.  ;)
Hope your safe with all the CA fires.
DBar
Title: Re: Birch backed cherry bow
Post by: burtonridr on November 18, 2018, 07:02:15 pm
Man I love cherry wood! That grain pattern near your old fart drawing is super nice looking.

That bow looks great, nice work!  :OK
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Post by: Danzn Bar on November 18, 2018, 07:12:28 pm
I guess the glue ups makes them siyahs...hey?
DBar
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Post by: bubby on November 18, 2018, 07:32:17 pm
Yeah, or hockey sticks lol
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Post by: bjrogg on November 19, 2018, 03:43:02 am
Stay safe Bubby. I'm thinking your east of those fires this time? Scary stuff.
Bjrogg
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Post by: bubby on November 20, 2018, 08:11:40 pm
I'm safe from these new fires BJ 😉
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Post by: selfbow joe on November 24, 2018, 07:48:45 am
Nice work
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Post by: ty_in_ND on November 24, 2018, 09:50:09 am
Another great looking bow! As for the backing, did you use a birch board? I've seen birch bark backing, but from your pics, it doesn't look like bark and I haven't seen birch used as a backing yet.
Title: Re: Birch backed cherry bow
Post by: bubby on November 24, 2018, 02:50:33 pm
Another great looking bow! As for the backing, did you use a birch board? I've seen birch bark backing, but from your pics, it doesn't look like bark and I haven't seen birch used as a backing yet.

Yes it was from a birch board, I've used it before and it works
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Post by: Knoll on November 24, 2018, 06:22:00 pm
Handsome, sir! The bow, I mean.
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Post by: ty_in_ND on November 25, 2018, 07:57:31 am
Nice! Thanks for the info. Hope you guys get rain soon.
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Post by: bubby on December 03, 2018, 06:32:52 pm
Finally got the FD for you guys. Hope it was worth the wait lol
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Post by: Bayou Ben on December 03, 2018, 07:19:59 pm
And we have lift off!  I bet it flings an arrow
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Post by: upstatenybowyer on December 03, 2018, 07:55:39 pm
 8)
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Post by: Knoll on December 03, 2018, 10:39:46 pm
It was, imo . . . . . congrats!
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Post by: BowEd on December 04, 2018, 07:05:35 am
Sweet! I'm sure it feels really light in the hand. (SH)
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Post by: ohma2 on December 04, 2018, 09:19:59 am
Yeah worth the wait
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Post by: IrishJay on December 04, 2018, 11:23:06 am
Very nice looking bow. Love the detail.
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Post by: bubby on December 05, 2018, 05:43:49 pm
Thanks guys, I'm just happy to finally get a shooter from a cherry board