Primitive Archer

Main Discussion Area => Bows => Topic started by: ntvbowyer1969 on November 17, 2018, 03:39:16 pm

Title: 60" 51# osage bow
Post by: ntvbowyer1969 on November 17, 2018, 03:39:16 pm
Hello everyone. This is a snakey osage flip tip bow. It is 60" long and is 51#@26". I dyed the back with 3 coats of black leather dye. I used one rattle snake skin that was gifted to me by the late Denny Mears. Since i only had one from him i made it work by cutting the skin in half and using the pieces centered in the middle of the limbs. I cut the skins into designs on either side and hand painted lines at the transitions that matched the handle area to make everything pop. I used buffalo horn for the tip overlays. I flipped the tips with direct heat. The whole finished bow is 20oz and shoots very fast. Thank you for checking it out.(http://[img]https://i.imgur.com/VJz6CMy.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/SULf3Ho.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/WT66czM.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/SZj2IJT.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/bps6mWW.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/HYAbVyJ.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/ZOAj2pB.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/XgIPf59.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/eNV3eaD.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/lUATzPh.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/dfSBQ7T.jpg)[/img]
Title: Re: 60" 51# osage bow
Post by: tattoo dave on November 17, 2018, 04:26:06 pm
Great lookin bow. Nice work!

Tattoo Dave
Title: Re: 60" 51# osage bow
Post by: upstatenybowyer on November 17, 2018, 04:42:12 pm
Wow, that's a really nice one ntv! Those tips look amazing. Very creative and beautiful finishes too.  :)
Title: Re: 60" 51# osage bow
Post by: loefflerchuck on November 17, 2018, 04:57:41 pm
Beautiful and unique bow!
Title: Re: 60" 51# osage bow
Post by: Pat B on November 17, 2018, 04:58:19 pm
Everything about this bow is beautiful.  :OK
Title: Re: 60" 51# osage bow
Post by: M2A on November 17, 2018, 08:57:43 pm
Lots of detail work. Very nice!
Mike
Title: Re: 60" 51# osage bow
Post by: bjrogg on November 18, 2018, 12:04:58 am
Nice bow NTV. You've been busy putting out some sweet bows. I like the one snake skin look. I've used it myself several times.
Bjrogg
Title: Re: 60" 51# osage bow
Post by: BowEd on November 18, 2018, 03:33:29 am
Sweet looking bow ntv.Congratulations!Dye under those skins can really be eye candy for sure.
Title: Re: 60" 51# osage bow
Post by: George Tsoukalas on November 18, 2018, 03:56:43 am
Nicely done! Beautiful bow. Jawge
Title: Re: 60" 51# osage bow
Post by: ntvbowyer1969 on November 18, 2018, 07:08:41 am
Thank you everyone.
Title: Re: 60" 51# osage bow
Post by: Sidewinder on November 18, 2018, 02:28:53 pm
Really nice work on that one.
Title: Re: 60" 51# osage bow
Post by: Bayou Ben on November 19, 2018, 05:15:34 am
That's a beauty all the way around!  Nice profile, nice tiller, nice finish work.  Excellent work ntv
Title: Re: 60" 51# osage bow
Post by: ntvbowyer1969 on November 19, 2018, 07:32:57 am
thank you
Title: Re: 60" 51# osage bow
Post by: Danzn Bar on November 19, 2018, 07:44:10 am
Very nice looking bow.....
DBar
Title: Re: 60" 51# osage bow
Post by: ohma2 on November 19, 2018, 08:33:24 am
 (A)
Title: Re: 60" 51# osage bow
Post by: simson on November 20, 2018, 07:20:11 am
Incredible detail work and nice profiles!
Title: Re: 60" 51# osage bow
Post by: ntvbowyer1969 on November 20, 2018, 08:17:01 am
Thx Simson
Title: Re: 60" 51# osage bow
Post by: selfbow joe on November 24, 2018, 04:58:50 am
Beautiful bow
Title: Re: 60" 51# osage bow
Post by: Hawkdancer on November 24, 2018, 07:30:18 am
Very nice work!  Nice background for the photos, too!
Hawkdancer
Title: Re: 60" 51# osage bow
Post by: stixnstones on November 24, 2018, 10:22:33 am
Nice work makin that one pop... love everything about it
Title: Re: 60" 51# osage bow
Post by: Danzn Bar on November 25, 2018, 12:47:37 pm
BOM right there....:)
DBar
Title: Re: 60" 51# osage bow
Post by: Bojahu on November 25, 2018, 01:10:04 pm
WOW! those knocks are a work of art!
Title: Re: 60" 51# osage bow
Post by: Pappy on November 25, 2018, 02:46:35 pm
Wow that is beautiful work, very nice in all aspects, tips are extra special. :)
 Pappy
Title: Re: 60" 51# osage bow
Post by: ntvbowyer1969 on November 25, 2018, 04:16:08 pm
Thx everyone, It means a lot coming from so many talented bowyers on here.
Title: Re: 60" 51# osage bow
Post by: backtowood B2W on November 28, 2018, 09:39:33 am
Looking really cool, fine detailed work!
Title: Re: 60" 51# osage bow
Post by: Taxus brevifolia on November 28, 2018, 05:40:58 pm
Truly wonderful, especially the way you made that one precious skin do the job. Stunning work
Title: Re: 60" 51# osage bow
Post by: Philipp A on December 05, 2018, 05:49:43 pm
Great looking bow with great craftsmanship and light weight as well!