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Offline Josh

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First Black Walnut Bow!!!
« on: June 02, 2011, 06:38:51 pm »
I got some Black Walnut staves last summer from a fellow archer at one of the ASTB 3D shoots ("Scrub Buck" is his handle on here). Thanks again Sandy! I removed the bark and let them marinate all winter in my wood pile.  A few weekends ago I ran into Sandy at another local 3D shoot and he asked me about if i ever got a bow outta that Black Walnut so I had to go straight home and start working on it.  Here is the finished bow from one of the staves. 
   66" NtN 55lbs @ 28".  Took around half an inch of string follow.  There was a knot in the bottom limb close to the fades but other than that area this thing basically tillered itself out.  I really like the way the wood swirls from the light sap wood to the dark heart wood all through the limbs on the belly side.
I used some of the dark heart wood for the tip overlays and a piece of antler from a shed I found last weekend for the arrow rest. Handle wrap is B50 string material.  I also left some of the cambium on the back for camo effect and when I applied the tru oil it turned the edges of it black so that's pretty cool.  Betcha all thought I was done with bows and all I make are flutes now huh???  Hope ya like it I know i sure do.  Thanks for looking!   :) :)





















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Offline gstoneberg

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Re: First Black Walnut Bow!!!
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2011, 06:47:27 pm »
Beautiful bow Josh!  I like that bow a lot.  That back is naturally camo'd.  Nice.

George
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Offline johnston

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Re: First Black Walnut Bow!!!
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2011, 06:55:23 pm »
Really nice bow Josh. Love the back and the grip looks great w/walnut.

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Re: First Black Walnut Bow!!!
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2011, 06:56:21 pm »
Me likes!
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Offline John K

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Re: First Black Walnut Bow!!!
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2011, 07:20:43 pm »
Great looking bow there Josh ! I really Black Walnut as a bow wood very easy to work and a snappy shooting wood !

Well done !
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Re: First Black Walnut Bow!!!
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2011, 07:28:03 pm »
Very nicely done! I like the remains of some cambium on the back... it gives it a camo looking finish. Your tiller looks good to me! Minimal set, too. I've had trouble with walnut, mainly some bad chrysalling.

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Re: First Black Walnut Bow!!!
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2011, 07:41:18 pm »
The back on that thing is AWSOME!!! All together a real nice looking bow! Great work!

Josh
my friends think my shops a mess, my wife thinks I have too much bow wood, my neighbors think im redneck white trash and they may all be right on the money!!

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Re: First Black Walnut Bow!!!
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2011, 07:47:07 pm »
That's a really nice looker there...good job all around on that one.  :)
Oregon.. They got all the good wood...EXCEPT the best...OSAGE ;)

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Re: First Black Walnut Bow!!!
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2011, 07:50:32 pm »
thank you all very much!   :)  

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Re: First Black Walnut Bow!!!
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2011, 08:06:50 pm »
Awesome!!!!! That is a beautiful bow !!!!!! I think I need to find some walnut....... I have been inspired  ;D
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Re: First Black Walnut Bow!!!
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2011, 08:17:45 pm »
Dam right! Thats one sweet bow. I wouldnt change a thing!
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Re: First Black Walnut Bow!!!
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2011, 08:36:53 pm »
Amazing bow!The level of craftsmanship on this site is inspiring.

Offline stickthrower

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Re: First Black Walnut Bow!!!
« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2011, 08:45:52 pm »
Josh, that is an awesome looking bow!  I like the back alot with the cad on there.  That looks really nice!

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Offline ryoon4690

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Re: First Black Walnut Bow!!!
« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2011, 09:10:52 pm »
Beautiful. Love the back.

Offline ErictheViking

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Re: First Black Walnut Bow!!!
« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2011, 09:30:40 pm »
WOW! even the cambium on black walnut is nice looking. beauty all the way round Josh. Tiller ain't half bad either ;D
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