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Offline Justin Snyder

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Kids bows
« on: April 07, 2007, 05:44:13 pm »
OK guys and gals, here are my two favorite shooting buddies with their bows.  They are hickory backed hickoryfrom the same board.  54" NTN, 20#@20" 
Alex really likes her cat so I painted kitty tracks on hers. Cody's took a little more time. It is free hand painted treebark camo. It took me about 4 hours to paint that sucker.  They think they are funny when they try to shoot my arrows.  ;D  Justin

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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2007, 05:53:04 pm »
Two neat bows for two neat kids. Both well tillered, the bows that is.  ;D  Although the kids look well tillered also!
Hickory backed hickory bows ought to be perfect for the dry Utah climate.    Pat
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« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2007, 06:02:22 pm »
very cool. love the paint. you definetly have patience.

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« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2007, 06:22:07 pm »
very nice justin.  i particularly like the handles.  you don't happen to have a picture of them?

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« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2007, 06:45:52 pm »
Cool Justin, now send them out to hunt the neighbors cat! On second thought ya better not.
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« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2007, 06:54:22 pm »
 Hey !....Goiod lookin' bows and GOOD LOOKIN" kids. Yeah, daddy its just the beginning ! ;D....bob

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Re: Kids bows
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2007, 08:13:41 pm »
Nice to see kids playin with sticks. The simple toys are always the best.
Cody looks like he's gonna need a bigger stick soon Justin. Better get busy ;D
Very cool  8)

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Offline Justin Snyder

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Re: Kids bows
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2007, 09:41:45 pm »
Thanks guys, I'm kind of partial to them kids.  ;)  The bows are actually a couple of years old. My second and third. Just some more I never posted.  ;D  ;D   ;D I just thought you guys might like to see my cute kids.  ;D And of course a couple of kids bows. 
Marius, the handles were made to look like my first bow except cut to shoot right at the center of the bow. I then cut the shoot through window large to improve their vision of the target.  Not sure it made a difference, but I didn't know what I was doing and it is done.
VB, I'm afraid they would get one. Then what would I do to train my lion dogs.  ;D
Dana, I was helping them build their own arrows today.  We had a discussion about bigger bows.  We decided that he was going to build his own bow this time.
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Re: Kids bows
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2007, 10:17:10 pm »
Really cool bows! Love the smiles.
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« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2007, 01:19:19 am »
Sweet, love those handles!

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« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2007, 01:25:11 am »
Fantastic! Great bows, great kids, that is as good as it gets.
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Re: Kids bows
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2007, 05:54:04 am »
I vote that you do a Justin & Cody build along? ;D
And Alex can be the director/photographer.
Ok guys whos gonna back me up here?

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« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2007, 06:32:11 am »
justin, thanks for the pics.  i'm amazed how little wood is actually necessary in the handle.  the handle on my nephew's bow is massive and clumsy compared to yours, so i guess i'll have to revisit that bow.  thanks loads, justin  ;D

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« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2007, 10:23:25 am »
Good looking, well-armed little tribe you've got there.  I second the build-a-long motion. :)
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Offline Justin Snyder

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Re: Kids bows
« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2007, 11:48:24 am »
Thanks everyone, I'm glad you like the pictures.

Cody and I will do a buildalong when he does his bow. I'm thinking a hickory selfbow this time, but thats really up to him.  And of course he will want to put snake skins on it.  ;D

Marius, I generally carve the handle to fit the hand size.  I was told you can go to 3/4" wide if the area is 1 3/4" thick on a 60# bow and not have it bend. In TBB they say that twice as wide is twice as strong. But twice as thick is 8 times as strong.  Since a lot of osage bows are 1 1/4 wide and under 3/4" thick on the limbs. The mathematics suggest that by narrowing it to 3/4 the handle would be 30# but by adding 3/32" thickness you would be back to 60#. So if you add 1/4" the handle area will not bend. The laminated bow I posted the other day got down to under 1 inch wide, and 1 1/2" thick and did not bend at 60#.  Cody's gets down to 3/4" wide and 1 1/4" thick.  Justin
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