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Offline OldBow

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Pete C's Self Bow of the Month for August
« on: September 06, 2009, 01:11:47 pm »
Congratulations to Pete Clayton of Whitehouse, Texas
His Slippery Elm Recurve is August Self Bow of the Month

http://www.primitivearcher.com/smf/index.php/topic,14604.0.html

From Pete:Just finished this bow,and gave the tru-oil a week to cure,braced it today,shot a few through it ,and took some pictures.
Slippery Elm   ,65" tip to tip,63 1/2" nock to nock  ,  1 7/16" at fades,slightly tapering to 1 3/8" near mid-limb,then tapering to 3/8" tips,with osage overlays.
Scarlet Rit dye on tips,walnut stain on rest of bow.Western diamondback skins.dyed calfskin grip,heat treated.This is my first Elm recurve,and I really like this design with this wood.it is very smooth to draw and shoot,and has excellent speed. It's 60# @28",and came out of a 4" diameter tree.I've got 8 pictures so I'll put 4 on this one ,and post another.  God Bless
From PA forum members:
-"VERY nice bow! l love recurves and your bow is an excellent example of one. Well Done" JustAim
-"Nice bow Pete.  I've always liked the way Elm looks like after heat treating.  Really brings out the grain" Marc St Louis
-"can i have it? that's amazing, i need some of that elm!" radius
-"thats got to be one of the nicest looking if not the nicest recurve bow i have seen" youngbowyer33

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Offline DanaM

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Re: Pete C's Self Bow of the Month for August
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2009, 01:19:14 pm »
Congrats Pete :)
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Offline FlintWalker

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Re: Pete C's Self Bow of the Month for August
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2009, 02:09:00 pm »
Congrats!   That's an awesome bow, and VERY worthy of BOM.
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Re: Pete C's Self Bow of the Month for August
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2009, 06:22:52 pm »
Well done Pete
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Offline Timo

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Re: Pete C's Self Bow of the Month for August
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2009, 06:28:01 pm »
Love the lines of that bow.Congrats,she's a fine one.

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Re: Pete C's Self Bow of the Month for August
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2009, 07:27:56 pm »
congratulations on a well deserved win!!   :)  -josh
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Re: Pete C's Self Bow of the Month for August
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2009, 10:56:25 pm »
Congrats Pete, on the win and a fine weapon.
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Re: Pete C's Self Bow of the Month for August
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2009, 12:12:20 am »
iam waiting on a awnser. is she single cause everytime i see them curves. well its private. nice job.
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Re: Pete C's Self Bow of the Month for August
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2009, 12:20:30 am »
Very nice recurve, Pete. Well deserved win!  8)
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Re: Pete C's Self Bow of the Month for August
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2009, 12:56:51 am »
 Pete, that was a close one! Just by the hair of your chinie, chin, chin,,, ;)
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Offline medicinewheel

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Re: Pete C's Self Bow of the Month for August
« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2009, 02:33:51 am »
Very nice bow, and a well deserved win!
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Offline youngbowyer33

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Re: Pete C's Self Bow of the Month for August
« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2009, 09:47:25 am »
its soooo nice man!!!


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Offline RyanY

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Re: Pete C's Self Bow of the Month for August
« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2009, 02:18:10 pm »
Gratz! Gotta love those recurves.

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Re: Pete C's Self Bow of the Month for August
« Reply #13 on: September 07, 2009, 05:14:11 pm »
Thanks a lot fella's. God Bless
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Offline Jesse

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Re: Pete C's Self Bow of the Month for August
« Reply #14 on: September 07, 2009, 10:17:29 pm »
congrats Pete. That was close :o Very deserved win though :)
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