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Offline Marc St Louis

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BB Santos Rosewood
« on: August 06, 2007, 07:32:48 am »
This is a D/R Bamboo backed Santos Rosewood bow I recently made. The bow is 62" N to N with 1 1/8" wide limbs that taper to 1/4" nocks, the limbs have a slight D section to them. It pulls 55# @ 28" and even though I haven't chronographed the bow I can tell from shooting it that it's fast. I glued in about 1 1/2" of reflex and it holds about 1/2" after shooting it several times. You can see from the picture of the limbs that the Rosewood has a very attractive grain to it. t's a very oily wood and does not seem to be bothered by moisture. Here's some pics







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Offline medicinewheel

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Re: BB Santos Rosewood
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2007, 07:36:29 am »

hey mark!  -  nice bow, sure looks fast!
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« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2007, 08:00:52 am »
that is beautiful!

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Re: BB Santos Rosewood
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2007, 10:16:09 am »
Marc, your bows have a look all there own.  8) Thats a beauty and I'm sure it is a good performer with those dimensions.  ;D
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Re: BB Santos Rosewood
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2007, 10:36:40 am »
Blows me away Marc, awesome bow and beautiful.
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Re: BB Santos Rosewood
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2007, 10:52:57 am »
Thats a beauty as usual mark, I really like how you deflex them right through the handle, gives the bow some awesome lines. Steve

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« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2007, 10:53:52 am »
Great looking bow.What did you use for tip overlays?It looks like a real smooth transition from overlays to limbs,thats the detailed stuff I need to learn.tradrick

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Re: BB Santos Rosewood
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2007, 11:09:09 am »
That is absolutely gorgeous not only for wood but for your D/R profile.  Got anybody around to crank it back?
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Re: BB Santos Rosewood
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2007, 11:11:06 am »
Wow, that bow is drop dead gorgeous!
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Re: BB Santos Rosewood
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2007, 11:27:47 am »
The rosewood definitely has a beautiful grain to it. The bow looks wonderful.  What is the white in the riser?  Justin
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Re: BB Santos Rosewood
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2007, 04:39:09 pm »
Thanks guys.

Steve. I believe that there's more performance in a bow when the deflex is in the handle. I would have tried more reflex and most likely a gain in performance in the process but there was to much grain runoff for me to be comfortable doing it.

The overlays are Buff horn, Tradrick

One last coat of finish drying, Don. Then I can do a full draw

Justin. The riser is built up of White Ash, Bubinga then Rosewood.

I'll most likely use this bow for hunting this Fall, unless I sell it first :)
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Re: BB Santos Rosewood
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2007, 09:25:42 pm »
Now that is a beautiful bow! Can't wait to see it at full draw. Btw, what finish did you use on that bow Marc?  Just out of curiosity.
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Re: BB Santos Rosewood
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2007, 09:43:07 pm »
Thank you Justin. The same finish I use on all my bows. Alternating layers of tung oil and shellac with a final coat of paste wax
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Re: BB Santos Rosewood
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2007, 09:48:58 pm »
Can I be nosy and ask why you alternate between them. I just used tung oil for my last selfbow and really liked it, went on real easy, dried fast and looked dynamite. Thanks Marc.
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Re: BB Santos Rosewood
« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2007, 10:29:18 pm »
thats a pretty bow
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