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Main Discussion Area => Bow of the Month Contest => Topic started by: OldBow on July 05, 2008, 09:39:29 am

Title: James Parker's Bamboo Laminate Bows are June's Choice
Post by: OldBow on July 05, 2008, 09:39:29 am
Congratulations to James Parker of Creston, North Carolina
His Use of Bamboo for Both Back and Belly Make for a Great Laminate Bow
http://www.primitivearcher.com/smf/index.php/topic,7562.0.html
From James (robustus):
Natural Bamboo Backing and Carbonized (heat-treated) Bamboo Belly
Six Lams of Osage and Brazilian Cherry...Riser of Cypress
56#@28"         66" overall length       
The pattern is just leather dye and depends on how you apply it, I have several techniques that I use, I would have to show you.the
speckle is put on with a mouth atomizer . I use many different woods,most bamboo bows I make I use 4 to 7 lams I also use two
separate tapers, I build them like I would a fiberglass bow the more the lams the more stable bow you will have .
Here is some typical praise for this bow:
That is real nice James, pretty ,too. Those bows look real good too. Which one is mine? -mullet
Very nice bows James....you are a real craftsman, your attention to detail is top notch!  -Ryano
WOW I am stunned those are drop dead gorgeaus  I love everything about those bows. the tips are really cool and the nodes on
the belly are awsome -david w.
Those look like REALLY fast bows to me. and beautiful,too!
more details of the dye/finish work - a tutorial even - would be great! -frank


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Title: Re: James Parker's Bamboo Laminate Bows are June's Choice
Post by: Justin Snyder on July 05, 2008, 09:46:08 am
Well done James. A fine looking bunch of bows for sure.  Justin
Title: Re: James Parker's Bamboo Laminate Bows are June's Choice
Post by: Keenan on July 05, 2008, 09:46:16 am
 Congratulations James. Thats a very sweet bow.   Keenan
Title: Re: James Parker's Bamboo Laminate Bows are June's Choice
Post by: DanaM on July 05, 2008, 09:54:55 am
Congrats James I had a chance to see some of yer bows in person at Pappy's and they are all well made and great performers.
Title: Re: James Parker's Bamboo Laminate Bows are June's Choice
Post by: medicinewheel on July 05, 2008, 09:55:54 am

congrats james! you had my vote!

frank
Title: Re: James Parker's Bamboo Laminate Bows are June's Choice
Post by: james parker on July 05, 2008, 10:47:18 am
thanks guys for all the input and compliments, i thought eveybody had great looking bows,and i did vote for the first time ever. this is the creme de la creme  of all bow sites and magazines.all the moderators and crew over the mag are exceptional in every way,they do a great job!!!!.hats off to all of them........................robustus
Title: Re: James Parker's Bamboo Laminate Bows are June's Choice
Post by: mullet on July 05, 2008, 10:51:24 am
  Way to go ugly, Great bunch of good looking bows.
Title: Re: James Parker's Bamboo Laminate Bows are June's Choice
Post by: Pat B on July 05, 2008, 12:15:11 pm
Congratulations, James. You wouldn't have won if you were in the pic instead of Becca.  ;D Real ugly never wins!   Its hats on to you. You now get a BOM winner's cap.       Pat
Title: Re: James Parker's Bamboo Laminate Bows are June's Choice
Post by: james parker on July 05, 2008, 12:20:07 pm
thanks pat ,but have you looked into the mirrir latley?
Title: Re: James Parker's Bamboo Laminate Bows are June's Choice
Post by: Hillbilly on July 05, 2008, 01:12:28 pm
Congratulations, cuz ;D Those bows you make are wicked. And I don't think you or Pat either one are gonna win many beauty contests.  :o It's a shame everybody can't be as good looking as me. ;D
Title: Re: James Parker's Bamboo Laminate Bows are June's Choice
Post by: mullet on July 05, 2008, 01:32:05 pm
  Or the tall buffed one down south. ;D James, I bet if you get Becca to pull one back this month in her little Indian skins you would probally win again.
Title: Re: James Parker's Bamboo Laminate Bows are June's Choice
Post by: Marc St Louis on July 05, 2008, 02:49:34 pm
Way to go James.  Excellent bows that's for sure.  I am amazed that the woman in the picture can pull that 56# bow back so easily.  She must lift weights  :)
Title: Re: James Parker's Bamboo Laminate Bows are June's Choice
Post by: Ryano on July 05, 2008, 03:48:08 pm
Congrats James. Very nice bows you made there.  ;D
Title: Re: James Parker's Bamboo Laminate Bows are June's Choice
Post by: cowboy on July 05, 2008, 05:44:06 pm
Congrat's James. You do some beautiful work, and I'll bet their rocket launchers to boot :).
Title: Re: James Parker's Bamboo Laminate Bows are June's Choice
Post by: ber643 on July 06, 2008, 07:53:42 am
That's nothing - wait 'til  he posts a picture of Becca's beautiful ,and from the heart, smile - we can all pack it in - LOL BUT james bows are beautiful too, (I think he draws his inspiration from Becca  ;)) I'll have the winning FD pic posted on my TBD pages soon.

Pic is posted on Page 17 now of my TBD pages:

http://residents.bowhunting.net/bsdunn/tbd17.htm
Title: Re: James Parker's Bamboo Laminate Bows are June's Choice
Post by: Pappy on July 07, 2008, 04:07:23 am
Congrats James,very nice. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: James Parker's Bamboo Laminate Bows are June's Choice
Post by: ber643 on July 07, 2008, 05:33:21 am
Oh, Hope to see y'all at ATAR this weekend, James?
Title: Re: James Parker's Bamboo Laminate Bows are June's Choice
Post by: GregB on July 07, 2008, 06:13:30 am
Very fine bow, congrats!
Title: Re: James Parker's Bamboo Laminate Bows are June's Choice
Post by: The Burnt Hill Archer on July 07, 2008, 01:34:11 pm
very nice bows there, nice full draw....um....form.  ;D congratulations man!

Phil
Title: Re: James Parker's Bamboo Laminate Bows are June's Choice
Post by: radius on July 08, 2008, 02:00:47 am
James,
I voted for you too...a lot of us really appreciate your craftsmanship, and i just want to say again:  won't you do a tutorial for us in the how-to section?  I know I would not be the only one very grateful.

Scott
Title: Re: James Parker's Bamboo Laminate Bows are June's Choice
Post by: burn em up chuck on July 08, 2008, 11:26:11 am
    congrats James i've worked w/boo a lot can be tedious but oh so rewarding                                                                                                                                                                                                  evldwrf
Title: Re: James Parker's Bamboo Laminate Bows are June's Choice
Post by: Narwal on October 01, 2008, 10:39:08 am
Congrats James...Looks like I'm gonna have to get you to make one for me!!

Bill