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Offline OldBow

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Ryan O'Sullivan's June Laminate Bow of the Month
« on: July 05, 2009, 07:31:59 pm »
Congratulations to Ryan O'Sullivan of Waterford, Pennsylvania
His Bamboo backed Ipe 60" R/D Bow is June Laminate Bow of the Month

http://www.primitivearcher.com/smf/index.php/topic,13309.0.html
Ryan tells us how to do it:
Well I finally gave in to the temptation and got a hold of some ipe after seeing all the fine bows KnightD and Robustus were making. Wow, this stuff is every bit as good as they said it is.....I'm very impressed. Here's my first attempt at a Highly deflexed reflexed little bow. It's 60"ntn and pulls a hair over 50#@28" it's as smooth as much longer bows I have shot and it's a rocket launcher to....
 I was inspired to build one like this after I saw a bow that James Parker AKA "Robustus" made.  Thanks for the inspiration James !  It is a fun bow to shoot. The trajectory out of it is what amassing at just 47#@28" it shoots the same arrows faster than my self bow I hunted with last year that's 50#@27" and its no slouch.
And we are indeed impressed:-"It is very nice bow Ryan. I really like the design you use, very smart indeed. Especially I must say use in wood on back of core and core itself. One thing I learn on ipe is, it so strong it gets very thin, and when it become same thickness as backing, the shear stress break even best glue job. (can you tell it happen me multiple time?  ) So, a core will take this stress better than glue I believe. " Far East Archer
-"Ryan, that turned out killer. Bet the fletches leave a smoke trail, that thing looks fast sitting still..." Hillbilly
-"nice bow, youve done a good job. You wont believe this but thats the bow thats been in my mind for 6 months, exactly that design!!!I've made a few boo&ipe bows, and this profile was my conclusion as to how to get the best out of the materials.   Obviously great minds think alike " dragonman

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Re: Ryan O'Sullivan's June Laminate Bow of the Month
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2009, 09:25:06 pm »
Ryan:  That bow would look good on my mule this hunting season!  Super bow!  Joe
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Re: Ryan O'Sullivan's June Laminate Bow of the Month
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2009, 09:57:17 pm »
I knew it was a winner the moment I saw it.... Another great bow, Ryano!
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Re: Ryan O'Sullivan's June Laminate Bow of the Month
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2009, 10:04:30 pm »
Congratulations, Ryan, that's a sweet bow.
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Re: Ryan O'Sullivan's June Laminate Bow of the Month
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2009, 05:44:09 am »
Congrats Ryan.Nice work. :)
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Re: Ryan O'Sullivan's June Laminate Bow of the Month
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2009, 08:48:28 am »
Thanks Guys ! There will be more to come like like this one. It really does shoot great and I finally got a "Laminate bow" of the month hat ! Yeah !  ;D Thanks to all who voted for me, it is a real honor with all of the super nice bows we had this month. Congrats to all on some fine work.
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Re: Ryan O'Sullivan's June Laminate Bow of the Month
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2009, 08:55:57 am »
Congratulations Ryan, very nice bow! :)
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Offline Marvin Campbell

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Re: Ryan O'Sullivan's June Laminate Bow of the Month
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2009, 09:19:59 am »
Congratulations Ryan ...... very nice bow I really like the design.

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Re: Ryan O'Sullivan's June Laminate Bow of the Month
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2009, 12:02:43 pm »
A fantastic bow, and exactly the design I like most … Congratulations
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Offline medicinewheel

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Re: Ryan O'Sullivan's June Laminate Bow of the Month
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2009, 12:23:38 pm »

Hey Ryan! Cool bow, well deserved win!
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Re: Ryan O'Sullivan's June Laminate Bow of the Month
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2009, 04:55:23 pm »
Congrats Ryan good lookin bow
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Re: Ryan O'Sullivan's June Laminate Bow of the Month
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2009, 11:41:34 pm »
Good for you Ryan, congratulations on your win in both categories now.  You making some great bows as always.   

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Re: Ryan O'Sullivan's June Laminate Bow of the Month
« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2009, 08:24:42 am »
Thanks guys, means a lot come from such other fine bowyers.
I will tell Don to retract the rest of my work from the contest for the rest of the year. I don't want to be greedy.  ;D
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Offline Kent D.

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Re: Ryan O'Sullivan's June Laminate Bow of the Month
« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2009, 12:02:59 pm »
Congrates.  That is one beauty.  You did an outstanding job. ;)

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Re: Ryan O'Sullivan's June Laminate Bow of the Month
« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2009, 07:56:26 pm »
Absolutely beautiful!!! Great work! I like everything about it. God Bless
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