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Main Discussion Area => Bow of the Month Contest => Topic started by: OldBow on September 08, 2008, 10:48:30 am

Title: August Laminate Bows has a Tie
Post by: OldBow on September 08, 2008, 10:48:30 am
Congratulations to Marc St. Louis of Corbeil, Ontario.
His Two Entries for August Laminate Bows Resulted in a Tie

White Ash Backed Yew Longbow

http://www.primitivearcher.com/smf/index.php/topic,8603.0.html
Marc's Description:This is a White Ash backed Yew longbow I just made for a guy in England.  The bow is 6' long, 1 1/2" wide at the center and pulls 55# @ 28".  It has WB horn nocks with the top nock having a double string groove cut in.  The finish is alternating coats of Tung oil, Shellac with a final sealant of Carnauba paste wax . The bow was made out of a belly split from a stave.  The Tung oil really brings the color out in the wood as you can see in this picture
Lots of Praise, Here:
-"Absolutely lovely.  Yew heartwood backed with ash or hickory looks like a really good way to make a traditional compass bow style when yew staves are hard to find.  I make ELBs but have still not got my hands on any yew (common as rocking horse manure here in the UK).  Well done with this one." -backgardenbowyer
-"That's another nice one Marc! Tiller's perfect! Looks like a bow I could shoot comfortably." -Cowboy

Bamboo backed Rosewood
https://www.primitivearcher.com/smf/index.php?topic=8754.0
Marc:The bow is a Bamboo backed Rosewood 60" long with limbs 1 1/8" wide that pulls about 55# @ 28".  Joe sent me some fossilized Walrus tusks for me to use as tip overlays, they were a pain to make but after losing finger nails and skin I got around to shaping them.  They are a bit bulkier than I care for and the shape of them made it hard to fit but all in all they look pretty darn neat.  Unfortunately I have heard that Brazillian Rosewood has been put on the endangered list and it is now impossible to buy it.  I was lucky enough to buy a board of it just before this happened.  It may still be possible to find some old stock though.
Comments:
"Marc, you are the master... what a fine bow... i will hunt with her this year with honor and respect as always...  Wolf Watcher is the finest friend I have known and I would like to thank him for having this bow built for me... hopefully he and i will make some meat together soon... thanks again Marc for your bowyer skills, can't wait to shoot her".. HAWK  
"Heya Marc! I must say, this is very cool bow! The profile is very graceful and the full draw is perfect! " -Far East Archer

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Title: Re: August Laminate Bows has a Tie
Post by: TRACY on September 08, 2008, 01:25:13 pm
Congratulations Marc! Tiebreaker, whichever bow takes the largest buck? ;D
Title: Re: August Laminate Bows has a Tie
Post by: DanaM on September 08, 2008, 02:00:26 pm
Congrats Marc, both are beautiful :)
Title: Re: August Laminate Bows has a Tie
Post by: Dustybaer on September 08, 2008, 03:06:20 pm
congratulations marc, but i admit, i like the rosewood better  ;D
Title: Re: August Laminate Bows has a Tie
Post by: cowboy on September 08, 2008, 06:55:49 pm
Congrat's Marc! That ash backed yew does have a nice bend to her :).
Title: Re: August Laminate Bows has a Tie
Post by: hawkbow on September 08, 2008, 06:58:56 pm
Congrats Marc, every bow you build is worthy of the title of BOM .. HAWK
Title: Re: August Laminate Bows has a Tie
Post by: Marc St Louis on September 08, 2008, 07:29:19 pm
Thanks guys.  You might as well thank Steve and Mike since without them I wouldn't have built the bows  :)
Title: Re: August Laminate Bows has a Tie
Post by: mullet on September 08, 2008, 07:32:56 pm
  Love it , Marc. Both bows are great looking.
Title: Re: August Laminate Bows has a Tie
Post by: hawkbow on September 08, 2008, 08:35:54 pm
And Joe York gets a thanks from me ... without such a good and trusted friend I would not be recieving such a beautifully crafted weapon  ;D ;D ;D Thanks Kola... HAWK
Title: Re: August Laminate Bows has a Tie
Post by: medicinewheel on September 09, 2008, 12:00:45 am

well deserved double win!
the rosewood bow had my vote. i'm sure hawk will really like that one!!!
congrats,
frank
Title: Re: August Laminate Bows has a Tie
Post by: Pappy on September 09, 2008, 03:08:13 am
Nice job Marc,Both times.Congrats. :) Just beautiful bows. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: August Laminate Bows has a Tie
Post by: ber643 on September 09, 2008, 05:18:22 am
Should be adding this month's Full Draw (collage pics) to my Traditional Bows Drawn Pages this AM (maybe within minutes - LOL). Enjoy!

http://residents.bowhunting.net/bsdunn/tbd18.htm
Title: Re: August Laminate Bows has a Tie
Post by: Keenan on September 11, 2008, 09:12:21 am
 Way to go Mark. Both are awesome bows and show your refined skills as a bowyer. Congratulations
Title: Re: August Laminate Bows has a Tie
Post by: burn em up chuck on September 12, 2008, 08:57:37 pm
way cool, nicely done. 

                     chuck
Title: Re: August Laminate Bows has a Tie
Post by: Marc St Louis on September 13, 2008, 05:13:09 am
Thanks all
Title: Re: August Laminate Bows has a Tie
Post by: heavybow on September 17, 2008, 09:24:43 pm
Congratulations Marc nice bow. Marlon
Title: Re: August Laminate Bows has a Tie
Post by: Marc St Louis on September 25, 2008, 05:02:55 am
Thanks guys

I got a PM from Mike's wife.  He got his bow, he likes it and he's up in the mountains right now trying to get an Elk with it.