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Offline Keenan

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Re: Selfbow Challenge Buckthorn character bow (pic heavy)
« Reply #30 on: September 24, 2012, 05:07:48 pm »
Cody you have propelled yourself to the list of top bowyers in the world. Your quality and attention to detail, is seen in all the bows you have been making and this one is certainly one of the best. Congratulations my friend on another amazing work of art and lethal weapon.

Offline missilemaster

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Re: Selfbow Challenge Buckthorn character bow (pic heavy)
« Reply #31 on: September 24, 2012, 05:07:54 pm »
Looks good Cody !!
Glad to see it finished up ,but wondering where that big smile we are used to seeing went to!
Please bring some Buckthorn to Marshall next spring so I can try it out !! I wood be glad to trade some yellow wood for it !
Have fun !
Guy

 Thanks Guy. Yea, looking at the pictures I do look kind of glum. Forgive me, I am very happy!!! On the next bow I post, I'll throw in a great big smile just for you!!LOL Yea, I am going to bring some to marshall  next year hopefully. Take care
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Offline missilemaster

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Re: Selfbow Challenge Buckthorn character bow (pic heavy)
« Reply #32 on: September 24, 2012, 05:09:58 pm »
Thank you Keenan, That means a lot to me coming from a bowyer of your caliber.
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Offline Steve Milbocker

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Re: Selfbow Challenge Buckthorn character bow (pic heavy)
« Reply #33 on: September 24, 2012, 05:39:57 pm »
Beautiful! Love those character bows.
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Offline Badger

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Re: Selfbow Challenge Buckthorn character bow (pic heavy)
« Reply #34 on: September 24, 2012, 05:42:23 pm »
  Good job Cody, is that the same one you were working on at Twin Oaks?

Offline seabass

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Re: Selfbow Challenge Buckthorn character bow (pic heavy)
« Reply #35 on: September 24, 2012, 05:43:45 pm »
man Cody,i have been waiting to see this one done.what a bow.bring some of that stuff to the classic.i would love to try a stick of that stuff.great job bro.
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Offline missilemaster

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Re: Selfbow Challenge Buckthorn character bow (pic heavy)
« Reply #36 on: September 24, 2012, 05:47:20 pm »
  Good job Cody, is that the same one you were working on at Twin Oaks?
Yes Steve, This is the same one.
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Offline ionicmuffin

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Re: Selfbow Challenge Buckthorn character bow (pic heavy)
« Reply #37 on: September 24, 2012, 05:47:45 pm »
gorgeous bow man! i really like the whole thing! Must be daunting at the beginning with so much character. Very nice job!
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Offline Canoe

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Re: Selfbow Challenge Buckthorn character bow (pic heavy)
« Reply #38 on: October 17, 2012, 11:09:16 am »
Howdy,

Buckthorn!  It's a "'junk wood" in that it's an aggressive, invasive specie that is taking over large areas of public and wooded lands.


'European Buckthorn; Problem for Ecosystems,...'
"...tests showed European buckthorn to have approximately the same values as hard maple in bending strength, stiffness, and hardness. Specific gravity was also similar to that of hard maple, although additional samples should be tested to confirm this."

http://www.barrygordon.com/Buckthorn_Article.pdf



I like to see that the stave had problems and how you delt with those challenges.  And, those curves, well done.  It'll make meat for sure.

It's a beautiful bow!  I can't wait to get out there and get me some Buckthorn.

All the Best,
Canoe


 
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Offline adb

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Re: Selfbow Challenge Buckthorn character bow (pic heavy)
« Reply #39 on: October 17, 2012, 11:30:33 am »
Man... how did I miss this??? Very nicely done young feller!!

Offline Bowman

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Re: Selfbow Challenge Buckthorn character bow (pic heavy)
« Reply #40 on: October 17, 2012, 01:25:54 pm »
Very nice bow and fantastic tips. :-)
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Offline Trapper Rob

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Re: Selfbow Challenge Buckthorn character bow (pic heavy)
« Reply #41 on: October 17, 2012, 01:52:29 pm »
Sweet bow love the character in it.
Rob

Offline Will H

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Re: Selfbow Challenge Buckthorn character bow (pic heavy)
« Reply #42 on: October 17, 2012, 02:12:54 pm »
Absolutely flawless!! You are an inspiration man! Top notch as always :)
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Offline Poggins

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Re: Selfbow Challenge Buckthorn character bow (pic heavy)
« Reply #43 on: October 17, 2012, 03:00:12 pm »
I have a chittamwood stave I need to work on . I cut a tree on my place that was nice and straight , split it in three staves , I gave one to Ksbow in Kansas and one to the president of the Oklahoma Self Bow Society. Hope to see a bow out of one of them next year.

Offline don't cry wolf

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Re: Selfbow Challenge Buckthorn character bow (pic heavy)
« Reply #44 on: October 17, 2012, 04:27:19 pm »

Excellent bow Cody!