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Offline Josh

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Alan Shook's Locust D takes June Self BOM!
« on: July 18, 2010, 12:03:48 pm »
Congratulations to Alan Shook from Taylorsville, NC for Winning June Self BOM!
http://www.primitivearcher.com/smf/index.php/topic,20266.0.html

From Alan:
"Hello everyone, here is a replica Eastern Woodland bow that I just finished up. It is Black Locust, 63 inches long and pulls 45 at 26. It is 1 1/4 wide at the handle and tapers down to 3/4 at the tips. It keeps just a bit of reflex after unstringing and relaxing. I burnished it and stained it with some red clay. I stained the tips and handle area with blackberries and have heated it and rubbed in several coats of deer tallow for the finish. I made the string from yucca fibers. It's the first I've tried and it is holding up fine so far. I'm going to experiment with other strings also, rawhide, sinew and dogbane. I plan to hunt with it this fall with replica arrows of course!
Alan"

Some of the comments from you guys:

Very nice!  I'm interested to see how well the yucca string holds up -Diligence
Very nice simple and effective. I like it. -Pappy
Simple and beautiful! Tiller is perfect!  Nice job. -jeffutley57
Primitive, simple and effective! Very well done Alan. Best of luck with it on the whitetails this fall! -TracyF
Sweeeeeeet! Fine looking bow, Alan. Looks like it would be right at home in the hand of a Cherokee or Catawba. Looking forward to seeing it in person. -Hillbilly



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Re: Alan Shook's Locust D takes June Self BOM!
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2010, 12:22:03 pm »
I knew it was a winner when I first saw it!  8) Congrats Alan.
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Re: Alan Shook's Locust D takes June Self BOM!
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2010, 12:31:24 pm »
Congrats Alan!

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Re: Alan Shook's Locust D takes June Self BOM!
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2010, 04:44:06 pm »
 Alan, that was a winner from the beginning. Congratulations, bud!
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Re: Alan Shook's Locust D takes June Self BOM!
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2010, 06:11:21 pm »
Congratulations Alan!   :)
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Re: Alan Shook's Locust D takes June Self BOM!
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2010, 07:40:02 pm »
Wow. Congrads Allen. Well deserved win.  And I didn't even vote this mo. But if I had this would have been the bow!
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Re: Alan Shook's Locust D takes June Self BOM!
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2010, 08:11:57 pm »
Congratulations on a well deserved win.
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Re: Alan Shook's Locust D takes June Self BOM!
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2010, 09:12:19 pm »
congrats, that is really nice bow.
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Re: Alan Shook's Locust D takes June Self BOM!
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2010, 11:25:30 pm »
Congrats,That bow would make any injun proud!!Job well done
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Re: Alan Shook's Locust D takes June Self BOM!
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2010, 11:57:02 pm »
Congrats Alan!

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Re: Alan Shook's Locust D takes June Self BOM!
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2010, 05:27:38 am »
Congrats Alan,that's one fine selfbow and a well deserved win.  :)
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Re: Alan Shook's Locust D takes June Self BOM!
« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2010, 05:09:45 pm »
Congratulations on that win, I'm happy for you.
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Re: Alan Shook's Locust D takes June Self BOM!
« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2010, 11:51:01 pm »
Congrats!
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Re: Alan Shook's Locust D takes June Self BOM!
« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2010, 05:33:33 am »
Congratulations, Alan, that's one of my favorite types of bow and you certainly did it justice.
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Re: Alan Shook's Locust D takes June Self BOM!
« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2010, 07:40:12 pm »
Congrats Alan,that is a beautiful D-bow. God Bless
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