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Main Discussion Area => Bow of the Month Contest => Topic started by: OldBow on August 05, 2008, 02:48:19 pm

Title: Ryan O'Sullivan's Fourth Self Bow of the Month
Post by: OldBow on August 05, 2008, 02:48:19 pm
Congratulations to Ryan O'Sullivan of Waterford, Pennsylvania
His "Thorn Apple" Self Bow Takes the Honors for July

http://www.primitivearcher.com/smf/index.php/topic,7884.0.html
Here's the narrative:
Here's a bow I just finished up. Its 64" ntn and pulls 50#@27" It is made of Thorn apple which I think is the same thing as hawthorn? I could be wrong though. Anyways, I cut this tree on my mothers property and thought it would be pretty cool to harvest a deer with it there this fall. Who knows, the deer I will take may have eaten the fruit from the very tree I used to make this bow....  I'm pretty impressed with this apple as a bow wood its very dense hard wood and heat treats well. It holds about a inch of unstrung reflex and the tips are very narrow. It has a good cast and smooth draw. The grip is wrapped with rattan from PatB Thanks Pat!   It is dyed with two differant colors of leather dye to give a good camo effect. Hope you enjoy! Alll coments welcomed. Ryano

The dye job on this bow really got everyone's attention.-"Thats a pretty bow Ryan!  It has nice curves and stain job is great!"- Far East Archer
-"Great lookin bow Ryan, I like the stain job you did on the bow itself too, very cool. That bow oughta make meat, it's got some good mojo."- Dano
-"Great looking bow Ryan. Your bows have a very distinct "Ryano" look to them that is very pleasing to look at. the shape looks excellent"- twistedlimbs
-"Great job Ryan You've been using a lot off different woods for bows and they all seem to make beauties for you. Well done."
-Jesse-S

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Title: Re: Ryan O'Sullivan's Fourth Self Bow of the Month
Post by: The Singing Bowyer on August 05, 2008, 02:50:46 pm
Ryano is racking 'en up...AND DESERVEDLY SO! Way to go bud! ;)
Title: Re: Ryan O'Sullivan's Fourth Self Bow of the Month
Post by: OldBow on August 05, 2008, 02:51:33 pm
Here's a closeup of the stain work:

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Title: Re: Ryan O'Sullivan's Fourth Self Bow of the Month
Post by: Manager on August 05, 2008, 02:56:59 pm
BEEEEutiful, all of his bows are pretty, especially the one I have!!!! O:)
Title: Re: Ryan O'Sullivan's Fourth Self Bow of the Month
Post by: Justin Snyder on August 05, 2008, 03:20:38 pm
Congratulations Ryan,  the finish on this bow is absolutely beautiful. Justin
Title: Re: Ryan O'Sullivan's Fourth Self Bow of the Month
Post by: Dustybaer on August 05, 2008, 03:23:28 pm
congratulations, my friend.  another beauty you have produced here.  sounds like a lot of good medicine too.  hope you succeed with the deer.
Title: Re: Ryan O'Sullivan's Fourth Self Bow of the Month
Post by: DanaM on August 05, 2008, 05:17:45 pm
Congrats Ryan shes a beauty :)
Title: Re: Ryan O'Sullivan's Fourth Self Bow of the Month
Post by: ber643 on August 05, 2008, 05:33:56 pm
Congrats Ryan, on another winner (even if it hadn't of won) - this one is special - the tree and all. Mighty pretty too. Also another entry in/on my TBD pages. Should have it up by tomorrow, with any luck, on Page 18 - gotta go out and shoot (in the heat) a little bit now, before dark.

Got it posted tonight, Ryan - please enjoy:

http://residents.bowhunting.net/bsdunn/tbd18.htm
Title: Re: Ryan O'Sullivan's Fourth Self Bow of the Month
Post by: RG on August 05, 2008, 06:55:24 pm
Congrats Ryan great job very nice bow my friend

Ron
Title: Re: Ryan O'Sullivan's Fourth Self Bow of the Month
Post by: Ryano on August 05, 2008, 07:24:40 pm
Wow! Thanks everyone. I didn't expect this.
Thanks Chad. Hope to see ya at hawkeye in a couple weeks.
Sarah, I'm happy you liked your Christmas gift.  ;D I'm actually shocked that you didn't pull out the win this month with your beautiful hickory bow.
Don, this is actually my third selfbow of the month, but I was in the magazine one other time even though I lost by one vote to a Bow made By David Mims.....But thank you. I really appreciate the hard work you put into this contest. The colage is awesome! Thanks again. 
Justin, thanks and congrads to you as well sir....Thats one heck of a bow you made there.
Marius my good friend. Thanks ! It means a lot !
Thank you Dana.
Bernie, thank you sir. I will most definitely check it out.
Thank you Ron. You had a beauty this month as well. Great Job. ;D
Title: Re: Ryan O'Sullivan's Fourth Self Bow of the Month
Post by: Pat B on August 05, 2008, 08:49:24 pm
A well deserved win Ryan!  She's a beauty!      Pat
Title: Re: Ryan O'Sullivan's Fourth Self Bow of the Month
Post by: Pappy on August 06, 2008, 02:38:32 am
Nice job Ryan,beautiful bow as usually. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Ryan O'Sullivan's Fourth Self Bow of the Month
Post by: GregB on August 06, 2008, 05:49:58 am
Congratulations Ryan! Beautiful bow, but that's expected coming from you! ;)
Title: Re: Ryan O'Sullivan's Fourth Self Bow of the Month
Post by: Ryano on August 06, 2008, 06:14:49 am
Thanks Pat. Thanks again for the handle wrap.
Thanks Pappy. Means a lot comming from you.
Thanks Greg. I just don't show you my ugly ones.... ::)
Title: Re: Ryan O'Sullivan's Fourth Self Bow of the Month
Post by: Woodland Roamer on August 06, 2008, 09:23:17 am
Congrats on another one Ryan! That's a real nice bow.

Alan
Title: Re: Ryan O'Sullivan's Fourth Self Bow of the Month
Post by: cowboy on August 06, 2008, 09:35:42 am
Way to go Ryan! She's a beaut ;D. Congrats!
Title: Re: Ryan O'Sullivan's Fourth Self Bow of the Month
Post by: adb on August 06, 2008, 10:10:56 am
Fantastic bow, Ryan! A well deserved win!
Title: Re: Ryan O'Sullivan's Fourth Self Bow of the Month
Post by: HoleinthebowChuck on August 06, 2008, 11:26:52 am
Congratulations Ryan, a very nice looking bow.
Good luck hunting with it.
Chuck

See you next weekend.
Title: Re: Ryan O'Sullivan's Fourth Self Bow of the Month
Post by: Okie on August 06, 2008, 11:58:00 am
Congrats Ryan, That is a beauty of a bow.

John
Title: Re: Ryan O'Sullivan's Fourth Self Bow of the Month
Post by: Ryano on August 06, 2008, 07:31:18 pm
Thanks again everyone ! Your all to kind.  ;D
See ya soon Chucky!  8)
Title: Re: Ryan O'Sullivan's Fourth Self Bow of the Month
Post by: Jesse on August 06, 2008, 07:42:04 pm
Congratulations Ryan. A well deserved win. They dont get better than that.
Title: Re: Ryan O'Sullivan's Fourth Self Bow of the Month
Post by: Ryano on August 06, 2008, 08:31:34 pm
Thanks Jesse.  ;D
Title: Re: Ryan O'Sullivan's Fourth Self Bow of the Month
Post by: ThimoS on August 07, 2008, 05:00:50 am
Sweet looking bow there. Congratulations!
Title: Re: Ryan O'Sullivan's Fourth Self Bow of the Month
Post by: The Burnt Hill Archer on August 07, 2008, 07:27:44 am
I was wonderin if yours wasnt gonna take it! good job and congratulations! it was great meeting you at ETAR, and hope to make it out to your shoot next spring.

Phil
Title: Re: Ryan O'Sullivan's Fourth Self Bow of the Month
Post by: Ryano on August 07, 2008, 08:26:10 pm
Thanks Thimo.
It was nice to meet you as well Phil. I hope you can make it to our shoot this time.... ;D
Title: Re: Ryan O'Sullivan's Fourth Self Bow of the Month
Post by: Keenan on August 09, 2008, 11:22:46 am
 Way to go Ryan, you sure are kicking out some nice bows. And I love the way your experimenting with the two tone efects. I want to give that a try if you don't mind me copying your design ???
Title: Re: Ryan O'Sullivan's Fourth Self Bow of the Month
Post by: Ryano on August 09, 2008, 06:28:49 pm
Keenan, sure buddy. I'm flattered that you want to copy my design. Go for it, if you want any tips send me a pm and I'll tell how I did it exactly.
Title: Re: Ryan O'Sullivan's Fourth Self Bow of the Month
Post by: Marc St Louis on August 14, 2008, 06:22:09 am
Congrats Ryan
Title: Re: Ryan O'Sullivan's Fourth Self Bow of the Month
Post by: AndrewS on August 26, 2008, 05:40:36 am
Congrats Ryan. A well deserved win. Your bows are impressing me, always!
Title: Re: Ryan O'Sullivan's Fourth Self Bow of the Month
Post by: Ryano on August 28, 2008, 07:29:05 am
Thanks guys. Means a lot.  :)
Title: Re: Ryan O'Sullivan's Fourth Self Bow of the Month
Post by: Badger on August 28, 2008, 09:14:58 am
Great looking bow Ryan. Well deserved win!  Steve
Title: Re: Ryan O'Sullivan's Fourth Self Bow of the Month
Post by: Ryano on August 29, 2008, 12:08:46 pm
Thank you Steve!  :)