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Main Discussion Area => Bow of the Month Contest => Topic started by: OldBow on October 05, 2008, 12:59:35 pm

Title: Jimmy Blackmon's Hackberry is September's Self BOM
Post by: OldBow on October 05, 2008, 12:59:35 pm
Congratulations to Jimmy Blackmon of Clarksville, Tennessee
His Meat-Getting Hackberry "Hammer"
is Self Bow of the Month for September
http://www.primitivearcher.com/smf/index.php/topic,8940.0.html
Here's How Jimmy Made This Bow:
The tip overlays are Burmese Red Wood.   I coated the bow in Red Mahogany stain then sanded it until the stain was still in the
grain then coated it in a tung oil / Linseed oil mix and finished with Tru-oil. It is a pyramid but once I finished it I increased the
taper at the end of the limbs.  I took the nocks down even more this morning so they are thin but note as much as some I've seen.  
It was a straight pyramid to begin with and the tips were laid out 1/2" but now the nocks are 3/8" right in the middle.  It's 1.5" at the fades. It's 61" nock to nock and pulls 50# @ 27"
Praise for this bow is very deserved:
"Congratulations on a beautiful bow." George Tsoukalas
"Fine lookin weapon Ranger! Looks  likie it all came together for ya - Got a hackberry to cut down soon, hopefully can do it
justice ." -cowboy
"my first thought after just seeing the full draw pic was"now thats a nice bow",honest just ask my wife she heard me.
i really like the looks and tiller of that one,nice job" -sailordad
"Sweet looking bow Jimmy. I really like the look of a white wood bow."  -Justin Snyder


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Title: Re: Jimmy Blackmon's Hackberry is September's Self BOM
Post by: sailordad on October 05, 2008, 01:06:14 pm
congrats JIMMY,

i knew when i first seen your post of this bow that it had great potential as a meat maker and for bow of the month.
glad to see succes in both areas.

once again congratulations.

                                                                                       peace,
                                                                                              tim
Title: Re: Jimmy Blackmon's Hackberry is September's Self BOM
Post by: medicinewheel on October 05, 2008, 02:40:40 pm

nice bow! congrats,
frank
Title: Re: Jimmy Blackmon's Hackberry is September's Self BOM
Post by: Bowbound on October 05, 2008, 02:57:11 pm
Congrats on the win. A really nice bow, gotta try some hackberry at some stage now :)
Title: Re: Jimmy Blackmon's Hackberry is September's Self BOM
Post by: ber643 on October 05, 2008, 08:08:49 pm
Very nice job, Jimmy. Congratulations indeed.
Title: Re: Jimmy Blackmon's Hackberry is September's Self BOM
Post by: DanaM on October 06, 2008, 04:31:48 am
Congrats Jimmy :)
Title: Re: Jimmy Blackmon's Hackberry is September's Self BOM
Post by: Ranger B on October 06, 2008, 05:05:02 am
Thanks everyone.  This bow has turned out to be one of those that you just like everything about it.  In fact it's the first I've made that doesn't have a wart of some kind to me.  I seem to always find a little something that I'd like to change on my bows, but not in this one.  If you are thinking about hackberry then give it a try.  It's incredibly light yet it shoots wonderfully.  Again, thanks for all the compliments.
Jimmy
Title: Re: Jimmy Blackmon's Hackberry is September's Self BOM
Post by: GregB on October 06, 2008, 06:11:35 am
Congratulations Jimmy on a well deserved win! I've seen that bow in action and it sends an arrow down range with authority! Already proven as a good hunting bow in the right hands!  ;)
Title: Re: Jimmy Blackmon's Hackberry is September's Self BOM
Post by: Pappy on October 06, 2008, 07:15:32 am
Congrats Jimmy,very well done and it made meat,cant beat that. :) See ya soon.
   Pappy
Title: Re: Jimmy Blackmon's Hackberry is September's Self BOM
Post by: cowboy on October 06, 2008, 08:16:03 am
Congrat's Jimmy - nice bow and meat maker ta boot. You've inspired me and I cut two hackberry's yesterday :).
Title: Re: Jimmy Blackmon's Hackberry is September's Self BOM
Post by: Justin Snyder on October 06, 2008, 08:28:59 am
Congratulations Jimmy, It is truly a beautiful bow and we know it works well since it has taken a deer now also. Justin
Title: Re: Jimmy Blackmon's Hackberry is September's Self BOM
Post by: Keenan on October 08, 2008, 08:25:26 am
Congratulations Jimmy on your success hunting and the icing on the cake with winning BOM! A very well deserving win and honor.  Keenan
Title: Re: Jimmy Blackmon's Hackberry is September's Self BOM
Post by: ber643 on October 08, 2008, 11:38:31 am
Jimmy, your collage and win is now posted in my Full Draw pages (as usual with the BOMs) - Please enjoy:

http://residents.bowhunting.net/bsdunn/tbd18.htm
Title: Re: Jimmy Blackmon's Hackberry is September's Self BOM
Post by: BearG on October 09, 2008, 10:58:59 am
Way to go Jimmy!!!
Title: Re: Jimmy Blackmon's Hackberry is September's Self BOM
Post by: Ranger B on October 09, 2008, 01:43:55 pm
Thanks Bear
Title: Re: Jimmy Blackmon's Hackberry is September's Self BOM
Post by: RG on October 09, 2008, 04:39:21 pm
Way to go Jimmy great bow and I shot it

Ron
Title: Re: Jimmy Blackmon's Hackberry is September's Self BOM
Post by: hawkbow on October 09, 2008, 06:16:35 pm
congrats, brother, very fine bow... you bowyers always amaze me with your skills ... HAWK a/ho
Title: Re: Jimmy Blackmon's Hackberry is September's Self BOM
Post by: Ranger B on October 09, 2008, 07:08:58 pm
Thank you kindly fellars.  Even a blind squirrel finds an acorn every now and then.  I've got tomorrow morning free so I hope to get #3 with it.  We'll see.
Title: Re: Jimmy Blackmon's Hackberry is September's Self BOM
Post by: Brother Dan on October 10, 2008, 03:21:51 am
Congrats. Jimmy, good looking bow. Be safe over there and hope to see you next year. 
   
 Brother Dan
Title: Re: Jimmy Blackmon's Hackberry is September's Self BOM
Post by: leapingbare on October 10, 2008, 09:19:26 am
hell yea Sir!  ;D