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Gordon Ferlitsch's Ambush Bow is May Self Bow of the Month
« on: June 05, 2007, 09:33:34 am »
Congrats, Gordon - You've Done it Again.
Gordon Fertlitsch of Tigard Oregon Wins Self Bow of the Month With His Attractive Ambush Bow
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A Commentary from Gordon:
This is my first attempt at building an ambush style bow. I have several species of wood in my shop, but I wanted to start by experimenting with vine maple as I am the most familiar with it. I’m fairly pleased with the result though it follows the string more than I like (2" after unstringing). The next one I build will probably be a little wider, slightly longer, somewhat less draw weight and will have a tempered belly.

Here are the bow’s specifications: 55” ntn, 67# @ 27”, 1 1/2" wide, no arrow rest, rawhide backing, brown leather dye limbs with black accents on the tips, elk hide handle wrap with Strunk-style wrap, bends slightly through the handle, tips are mildly reflexed to improve string angle. I used black leather dye on the tips and then a finish.
Much of my hunting occurs in dense brush and swamp and can see how such a style of bow would be handy. Not to mention they are fun to build and shoot.

-"Damn! you win again  very nice job." -a finnish native
-"Very nice! It would make a fine hunting bow indeed! She has great character in her looks...   Another fine piece!!!" -tpoof
-"Wow, that is pretty impressive for an experiment.  I like the color scheme also." -Justin
-"Pappy and I were talking today about the fine bows you make! This bow is another example of your bowyering skills. Extremely nice bow! " -GregB


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Offline DanaM

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Re: Gordon Ferlitsch's Ambush Bow is May Self Bow of the Month
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2007, 09:41:08 am »
Congrats Gordon, beautiful bow
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Re: Gordon Ferlitsch's Ambush Bow is May Self Bow of the Month
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2007, 10:48:59 am »

not surprised your bow won, gordon, but i AM surprised it did win so clearly with so many other great bows on the list. that speaks even more for this marvelous bow!

congratulations!!!

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« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2007, 11:16:02 am »
I'm sure the bow performs just as great as it looks! Congratulations!
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Re: Gordon Ferlitsch's Ambush Bow is May Self Bow of the Month
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2007, 11:52:49 am »
You keep it up, Gordon, and everyone is going to know how to spell Ferlitsch - without looking! ;D

Loved the bow, again - Congrats.
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« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2007, 12:18:41 pm »
Congrats Gordon, what kinda bow you gonna win with in June? :D.....Brian
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« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2007, 12:28:07 pm »
Congratulations Gordon. She's a beauty! and a diserving winner.    Pat
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« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2007, 01:09:47 pm »
Congrats Gordon, 'nother very fine looking bow!  I really like the diversity that you show in your bow making.  Always a pleasure to see what you will come up with next.

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Re: Gordon Ferlitsch's Ambush Bow is May Self Bow of the Month
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2007, 01:12:15 pm »
Man!, all of your bows make me drool. :D  Yet another amazing vine maple bow from Mr. Gordon Fertlisch. Do you have a bow planned to win the June voting with? ::)
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« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2007, 01:38:13 pm »
Congrats Gordon!

A beauty has got the price ;)

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« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2007, 02:41:53 pm »
quick, someone switch all his vinemaple for balsa while he ain't looking :)

congrats on another fine bow Gordon.

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Re: Gordon Ferlitsch's Ambush Bow is May Self Bow of the Month
« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2007, 04:47:32 pm »
Maybe Gordon will loan out his "magic hat" to anyone else who wins BOM ;).
Gordon has won Self BOM March, December 2006, February 2007 and Backed BOM April  2007
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« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2007, 05:53:19 pm »
I'm all Longbows but thats a lovely Bow!
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Re: Gordon Ferlitsch's Ambush Bow is May Self Bow of the Month
« Reply #13 on: June 05, 2007, 06:22:40 pm »
Thank you all for your wonderful comments. It's an honor to be named BOM - especially given all of the other equally deserving entries.

Brian and Sean,

I do not have any more bows in the pipeline and I will be pretty busy helping others with their bows so I don't believe I will be posting a bow in June.

Marvin,

Balsa wood, hmmm, I wonder...

Don,

One thing that we take for granted is the wonderful photo collage work you do - your creative touch adds much to this contest and the publication. As usual it looks great this month (and not just because I'm in it  ;D). Thank you so much.

Thank you all again.

Gordon

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Re: Gordon Ferlitsch's Ambush Bow is May Self Bow of the Month
« Reply #14 on: June 06, 2007, 05:12:14 am »
Point well made about Don's collages, Gordon. They do add a great deal in visual pleasure.
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