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Title: Sugar Shack more pictures on pg 2 for upstate
Post by: bjrogg on March 03, 2020, 07:15:09 pm
Itís that time of year again. Time to cook that sap down into Maple Syrup. A good neighbor has given me several nice HHB trees over the years. I decided to make him a bow last spring. I finally finished it up tonight. Just in time cause the sap is running.

I went with a Maple leaf theme. I really dug my airbrush out for this bow. I wanted to do something a little different. I put seven layers of maple leafs down with a different color wood stain each time and a couple coats of spray poly to seal each layer. I gotta admit there was a lot of times I was really wondering if I could somehow strip it all back off. I like how it turned out though. I gave it a good rub down with 0000 steel wool to knock the shine off and give it a worn used look.

I put a buckskin leather wrap on and cut out six maple leafs from two different colored buckskins. I used ďbeadsĒ I made from river cane  and to space out the maple leafs I threaded on the tag strings from the handle wraps.

Water Buffalo horn tips

HHB
64Ē ttt
40@27Ē
Iíll try to profiles tomorrow

Bjrogg
Title: Re: Sugar Shack
Post by: bjrogg on March 03, 2020, 07:16:28 pm
2 more for now
Bjrogg
Title: Re: Sugar Shack
Post by: Swampman on March 03, 2020, 09:11:49 pm
That is a nice looking bow.  I bet those maple leaves were time consuming.

Full draw pick still coming? (--)
Title: Re: Sugar Shack
Post by: bjrogg on March 03, 2020, 09:46:13 pm
That is a nice looking bow.  I bet those maple leaves were time consuming.

Full draw pick still coming? (--)


Yes Swampman it took awhile.

Yes the profile pictures will be coming. Hopefully tomorrow

Bjrogg
Title: Re: Sugar Shack
Post by: HH~ on March 03, 2020, 09:55:11 pm
Very very nice BJ.

Moving purty close to center. Bet you can shoot that ST8up?

Shawn~
Title: Re: Sugar Shack
Post by: bjrogg on March 04, 2020, 04:27:32 am
Very very nice BJ.

Moving purty close to center. Bet you can shoot that ST8up?

Shawn~




Yes Shawn this one is really close to center shot. Last night I shot a bare shaft that would have been to stiff if this had been a wider handle without a arrow pass. It flew perfectly. This one flings a arrow surprisingly well.
Bjrogg
Title: Re: Sugar Shack
Post by: bjrogg on March 04, 2020, 08:36:51 am
Hereís the profile pictures

Thanks for looking

Bjrogg
Title: Re: Sugar Shack
Post by: Stickhead on March 04, 2020, 09:08:04 am
Man, youíre getting fancy!  Great looking bow, and I love the leaves.  Gives it a nice camo pattern.
Title: Re: Sugar Shack
Post by: PaSteve on March 04, 2020, 09:08:44 am
Looking good BJ. Those maple leaves came out really nice. I bet the recipient will be very pleased to get such a nice bow.
Title: Re: Sugar Shack
Post by: Hawkdancer on March 04, 2020, 10:56:58 am
Real nice!  Natural camp pattern.  Hopefully, we are several weeks from the sap rising, February was a very cold month on average here.  Got too many things going on in too many different directions!  Have to make some time for bow work!  Nice artwork!
Hawkdancer
Title: Re: Sugar Shack
Post by: bjrogg on March 04, 2020, 01:48:52 pm
Thanks Jerry. So far March came in like a lamb so your guess is as good as mine what it goes out like. Right now itís looking like a possibility of a early spring. Of course thatís what it looked like last year at this time to.
Bjrogg
Title: Re: Sugar Shack
Post by: Stick Bender on March 04, 2020, 04:38:45 pm
That's a sweet looking bow you have there BJ !
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Post by: paulsemp on March 04, 2020, 05:20:36 pm
Turned out to be a pretty cool camo pattern also
Title: Re: Sugar Shack
Post by: bjrogg on March 04, 2020, 06:22:49 pm
Thanks Stickbender.

Thanks Paul. I was kinda going for a camouflage  pattern with it . I might try something similar in the future but change a few things.
Bjrogg
Title: Re: Sugar Shack
Post by: Swampman on March 04, 2020, 06:27:51 pm
There it is!  Very nice bend on that one.  Nice job.
Title: Re: Sugar Shack
Post by: bjrogg on March 04, 2020, 06:30:15 pm
Thanks Swampman
Title: Re: Sugar Shack
Post by: Trapper Rob on March 04, 2020, 06:45:58 pm
Good looking bow BJ. Nice job on the maple leaves
Title: Re: Sugar Shack
Post by: upstatenybowyer on March 04, 2020, 07:29:01 pm
Figures I pick this day to get my @#$ back online and the first bow I see is this one. Totally awesome BJ. I've been hard at work out at the taps myself.  I love this time of year.  -C-

Beautiful bend as always.  :)
Title: Re: Sugar Shack
Post by: bjrogg on March 04, 2020, 07:41:15 pm
Thanks Rob
Title: Re: Sugar Shack
Post by: bjrogg on March 04, 2020, 07:43:16 pm
Figures I pick this day to get my @#$ back online and the first bow I see is this one. Totally awesome BJ. I've been hard at work out at the taps myself.  I love this time of year.  -C-

Beautiful bend as always.  :)


I was hoping you would see this one Jeff. I was thinking of you to when I tricked this one out.lol. Glad you got to see it. Good Luck with the syrup.
Bjrogg
Title: Re: Sugar Shack
Post by: upstatenybowyer on March 04, 2020, 08:08:32 pm
Figures I pick this day to get my @#$ back online and the first bow I see is this one. Totally awesome BJ. I've been hard at work out at the taps myself.  I love this time of year.  -C-

Beautiful bend as always.  :)


I was hoping you would see this one Jeff. I was thinking of you to when I tricked this one out.lol. Glad you got to see it. Good Luck with the syrup.
Bjrogg

 ;)
Title: Re: Sugar Shack
Post by: bjrogg on March 09, 2020, 12:16:59 pm
Was a beautiful day at Sugar Bush yesterday. I gave my neighbor his bow and everyone had fun shooting it for awhile. (Sorry I didnít get pictures of that) then Larry gave me a recycling bottle of Maple Syrup and told me when it was empty to return it for a free refill. We took a few pictures and marked a few more Hop Hornbeam trees that Iíll harvest when the sap is flowing in them.
Hereís a few pictures. Hope you enjoy them.
Bjrogg
PS hope your watching Upstate.
Title: Re: Sugar Shack
Post by: Will B on March 09, 2020, 03:58:32 pm
Thatís a great looking bow!  I like the light handle wrap and the tiller looks great to me. Excellent job!
Title: Re: Sugar Shack more pictures on pg 2 for upstate
Post by: bjrogg on March 09, 2020, 04:39:19 pm
Thanks Will. I really like how the handle wrap goes with everything else too. It really makes everything look like it belongs together
Bjrogg
Title: Re: Sugar Shack more pictures on pg 2 for upstate
Post by: HH~ on March 10, 2020, 11:27:19 am
Wow
The Sugar Shack looks nice in those FB and draw pics.

Great story as well. Hope yer bud likes his arrow spitter!

Shawn~
Title: Re: Sugar Shack more pictures on pg 2 for upstate
Post by: bjrogg on March 10, 2020, 11:57:21 am
Thanks Shawn. He might not look like it in the pictures but I think he was pretty chocked up about it. Heís been watching me right from the start. He Witnessed me break my first selfbow. A ash that had several problems that I learned a lot from. He offered me some of his HHB, even knew it by its real name. He loves his trees and property and I was honored to be allowed to harvest these trees. He often told me I could take more, but I never take more than I can get ready for curing at one time.
He has several helpers that are interested to. One young lady who shot traditional in a league for a few years. She was designated official stringer, unstringer and basically overseer of the bow. She had always used step through but picked up push pull method pretty quickly.
Itís a pretty easy bow to string.

ďSugar ShackĒ seemed to fit right into her new home at the sugar bush property.
Larry has a cabin he built over 50 years ago. He has added to it over the years. It has a nice tree growing through one section thatís right in the middle of the tiny room. Itís a pretty special place.

Bjrogg
Title: Re: Sugar Shack more pictures on pg 2 for upstate
Post by: HH~ on March 10, 2020, 01:07:01 pm
Cool. What is this tree. Cant see it well on my fone.

HH~
Title: Re: Sugar Shack more pictures on pg 2 for upstate
Post by: bjrogg on March 10, 2020, 03:20:48 pm
Cool. What is this tree. Cant see it well on my fone.

HH~



Iím thinking itís a hemlock if I remember correctly. The cabin pretty much started out as a little fort. Itís had about 3 small additions. Itís completely off the grid. A lot of little treasures and memories in there.
Bjrogg
Title: Re: Sugar Shack more pictures on pg 2 for upstate
Post by: HH~ on March 10, 2020, 10:02:31 pm
Loka like white cedar?

HH~
Title: Re: Sugar Shack more pictures on pg 2 for upstate
Post by: bjrogg on March 11, 2020, 06:37:13 am
Loka like white cedar?

HH~

You know Shawn thatís what I was thinking to. Iíll have to pay more attention next time Iím there. It certainly does look like white cedar. I donít think I ever looked at it from outside to see whatís out there. I know there are a bunch of Hemlock growing around the cabin, but I really donít remember exactly what hemlock bark looks like. I seem to remember it being very similar to white cedar.
Bjrogg
Title: Re: Sugar Shack more pictures on pg 2 for upstate
Post by: BowEd on March 11, 2020, 07:59:44 am
I gotta say this is a good story behind your generous gesture of a very nice bow.It's always good to see people doing what they like to do and getting paid for it.Getting others to come along on the enjoyment too.Most people call that the meaning of happiness.
Title: Re: Sugar Shack more pictures on pg 2 for upstate
Post by: bjrogg on March 11, 2020, 10:26:32 am
Thanks Ed. Itís kinda nice that this piece of HHB found its way back home. Right where it belongs.

I agree with the work at stuff you love and even making some money at it. Iím guessing Larry doesnít make a lot of money, but heís rich in other ways. I like to be able to give back especially to someone who doesnít ask for it and really appreciates it. I remember hearing a very wealthy person interviewed on the radio. I donít remember his name. I do remember what he said. ď The only money he had that truly made him happy was the money he gave away.Ē I prefer my wealth to be things other than money and I thank my maker for it often.

I know this bow might not look really primitive with the maple leaf theme, but itís not supposed to. Itís supposed to be at home and I think it is.

Thanks again everyone for looking

Bjrogg
Title: Re: Sugar Shack more pictures on pg 2 for upstate
Post by: HH~ on March 11, 2020, 10:14:43 pm
Hope it take a goodun near its Stump!

HH~
Title: Re: Sugar Shack more pictures on pg 2 for upstate
Post by: George Nagel on June 01, 2020, 06:45:06 pm
The artwork is very pretty but I look at the tiller and it appears you've gone gone the extra mile on this one.. VERY nice!!!
Title: Re: Sugar Shack more pictures on pg 2 for upstate
Post by: bassman on June 02, 2020, 02:49:18 am
Nice.
Title: Re: Sugar Shack more pictures on pg 2 for upstate
Post by: bjrogg on March 09, 2022, 07:47:52 am
I know itís been quite awhile since I first posted this bow, but Iíve been thinking about it a lot lately.

Bjrogg

Itís the season
Title: Re: Sugar Shack more pictures on pg 2 for upstate
Post by: wooddamon1 on March 10, 2022, 07:49:34 pm
Very cool bow, BJ!
Title: Re: Sugar Shack more pictures on pg 2 for upstate
Post by: bjrogg on March 11, 2022, 07:12:19 am
Thanks wooddammon1. I have a couple favorite ones and this is one of them. Most of my favorites are bows I made to give someone else. Larry has been a good friend and Neighboor and just plain a interesting fella.

I know itís a old thread, but this time of year always reminds me of it.

Bjrogg
Title: Re: Sugar Shack more pictures on pg 2 for upstate
Post by: Deerhunter21 on March 11, 2022, 12:10:15 pm
this is one of the bows that stand out in my memory whenever i think about going out and trying to tap trees! funny how our brains connect totally different things together as if they were the same memory  :o ;D

Title: Re: Sugar Shack more pictures on pg 2 for upstate
Post by: Selfbowman on March 11, 2022, 04:55:52 pm
Great bow BJ and story.
Title: Re: Sugar Shack more pictures on pg 2 for upstate
Post by: bjrogg on March 11, 2022, 05:38:27 pm
this is one of the bows that stand out in my memory whenever i think about going out and trying to tap trees! funny how our brains connect totally different things together as if they were the same memory  :o ;D


Iím guessing weíve been doing that for many many moons Russell.

Thanks Arvin. I keep scraping on that Osage you sent me once and awhile. Itís about right for my draw now. Really makes that Cherokee two fletch thump.

Bjrogg
Title: Re: Sugar Shack more pictures on pg 2 for upstate
Post by: superdav95 on March 11, 2022, 11:47:42 pm
Cool bow and very nice gesture!  The leaves are a nice touch