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Congratulations to Shannon Walker "Saw Filer" of  Mt. Hermon, Kentucky
His Osage Bow Dedicated to "Pappy" is February Self Bow of the Month

http://www.primitivearcher.com/smf/index.php/topic,11138.0.html
Shannon wrote this about his fine bow:Back in November I spent a weekend down a Pappys place hunting with him and the gang.  I had a great time.  We hunted a little and worked on bows and ate a lot.
  On Sunday morning before I went home I was digging around in the hotbox and found a small stave that somebody had sawn off a bigger stave.  I was admiring how nice the wood was when he ask me if it had anybodys name on it.  I said no, and he said take it if you like it.   I did, and she turned out one of the finest bow I've ever made.
  It's 61" ntn draws about 52# @27" The limbs are barely 1-1/4" wide with pretty much a straight taper down to 3/8" tips  
 I heated in 3-1/2" of reflex before tillering and after I finished, she holds 2-1/4" of it. It has a very smooth draw and shoots a fast arrow with no handshock or noise at all.  I covered the limbs with some big copperhead skins that I'd been saving for "just the right bow", and used deer antler for the tip overlays and deer skin for the grip.
  I didn't cut in a shelf, because I switched from shooting right handed, to left handed a few weeks ago and like knowing I can shoot it either way if I need to.  Thank you Pappy.  If you didn't have a bow named after you...you do now!  
Here's a sample of comments from everyone else."Wow that thing is near perfect  Those tips are tiny. Great job on the tiller . Pappy should be proud to have that one named after him" - Jesse-S
"Wow that is a real beauty! Everything about it looks great. Love those copperheads and the stiching on the handle is really nice. Just a first class bow all the way around".-Woodland Roamer
"Absolutely beautiful!  You did a super nice job on that one!  I like it!" -Woodland Roamer
"The first word into my mind was "Gracefull" Fine lines and tiller and just pretty all over. That is a fine looking bow." -Fishoonah


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Re: Shannon Walker's "Pappy" Osage February Self Bow of the Month
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2009, 01:11:45 pm »
Shannon won Self Bow of the Month for October 2007, too.
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Re: Shannon Walker's "Pappy" Osage February Self Bow of the Month
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2009, 01:23:12 pm »
Shannon, wonderful bow and congradulations!

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Re: Shannon Walker's "Pappy" Osage February Self Bow of the Month
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2009, 02:29:26 pm »
Congrads Shannon :)

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Re: Shannon Walker's "Pappy" Osage February Self Bow of the Month
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2009, 02:49:22 pm »
Great bow brother, a well deserved win...... Hawk
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Re: Shannon Walker's "Pappy" Osage February Self Bow of the Month
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2009, 02:54:37 pm »

that i one really nice bow: well deserved win!
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Re: Shannon Walker's "Pappy" Osage February Self Bow of the Month
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2009, 03:22:41 pm »
Beautiful bow Shannon, grats on the win.  It was well deserved.
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Re: Shannon Walker's "Pappy" Osage February Self Bow of the Month
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2009, 03:25:00 pm »
Thats the One I picked.....what a Nice Bow Shannon.....
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Re: Shannon Walker's "Pappy" Osage February Self Bow of the Month
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2009, 03:29:39 pm »
A very fine and beautiful! bow, congratulations.
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Re: Shannon Walker's "Pappy" Osage February Self Bow of the Month
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2009, 04:54:18 pm »
Congratulations Shannon. She is a beautiful bow. Well done.
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Re: Shannon Walker's "Pappy" Osage February Self Bow of the Month
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2009, 04:59:40 pm »
Congratulations Shannon. That is a great bow the workmenship is super.
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Re: Shannon Walker's "Pappy" Osage February Self Bow of the Month
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2009, 05:01:36 pm »
Congrats Shannon its a fine example of flawless bowyering :) You da man eh :D
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Re: Shannon Walker's "Pappy" Osage February Self Bow of the Month
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2009, 05:38:02 pm »
Congratulations Shannon that's an awesome bow.
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Re: Shannon Walker's "Pappy" Osage February Self Bow of the Month
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2009, 06:19:00 pm »
congrats Shannon,very nice piece of hedge there ;) ;D

also i would like to say thank you to the other person that voted for my bow,thats funny some one voted for mine amongst all those beautiful bows,but thank you.
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Re: Shannon Walker's "Pappy" Osage February Self Bow of the Month
« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2009, 07:21:50 pm »
Congrats on the win, well deserved, beautiful bow.
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