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Offline missilemaster

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Selfbow Challenge Buckthorn character bow (pic heavy)
« on: September 23, 2012, 09:41:04 pm »
Hi guys,

          I know I'm a little slow, but I finally got it done! A lot of you guys saw me building this and I figured I would post the finished product. Its buckthorn (I love it!!), about 55# @ 27".  59" NTN. 1 1/8"  at the handle, 1 1/2" at mid limb, tapering to 1/2" nocks. She stands dead flat after shooting a bunch, and holds 1" reflex at rest. I was surprised how much wood I had to remove in order to get it down to poundage! It only weighs 15oz.!! Tips are bloodwood. This is my first attemt at a Strunk style handle wrap, it turned out OK. This bow shoots a fast arrow(I'm surprised  at how tight the string is at brace!) and is quiet. In the braced photo, there appears to be a hinge just below the handle. I was worried when I first got a string on her!! Its simply a natural deflexthat is actually a little thicker there. 8 coats of oil and a coat of wax. enjoy,

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Re: Selfbow Challenge Buckthorn character bow (pic heavy)
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2012, 09:42:59 pm »
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Re: Selfbow Challenge Buckthorn character bow (pic heavy)
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2012, 09:44:26 pm »
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Offline Badly Bent

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Re: Selfbow Challenge Buckthorn character bow (pic heavy)
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2012, 09:53:10 pm »
Man Cody that bow is sweet! Great character in that one, real nice bend and top notch workmanship on tips and handle, way to tame that rugged wood. I love it. Still have some buckthorn in my shop, it scares me, not quite up to the challenge yet.
Great job on yours.
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Offline sharpend60

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Re: Selfbow Challenge Buckthorn character bow (pic heavy)
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2012, 09:57:51 pm »
That is a great bow.
Very nice work.

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Re: Selfbow Challenge Buckthorn character bow (pic heavy)
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2012, 09:59:54 pm »
You did an excellent job working with the character of the wood. And your handle wrap turned out great. Well done!
Gordon

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Re: Selfbow Challenge Buckthorn character bow (pic heavy)
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2012, 10:00:38 pm »
Thanks Greg, I love working this wood.

Thanks Scott.
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Re: Selfbow Challenge Buckthorn character bow (pic heavy)
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2012, 10:02:37 pm »
You did an excellent job working with the character of the wood. And your handle wrap turned out great. Well done!

Thanks Gordon, I appreciate you emailing me that tutorial. Couldn't have done it without you.
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Offline anasazi

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Re: Selfbow Challenge Buckthorn character bow (pic heavy)
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2012, 10:12:47 pm »
Exelent job on that bow

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Re: Selfbow Challenge Buckthorn character bow (pic heavy)
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2012, 10:24:09 pm »
Sweet..it finished up nice. About time ya get her done  ;)...remember me given ya grief about if you were done yet..lol  :laugh:

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Re: Selfbow Challenge Buckthorn character bow (pic heavy)
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2012, 11:06:52 pm »
Nicely done!  Looks to have been a challenge alright.  Great lookin' bow.
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Re: Selfbow Challenge Buckthorn character bow (pic heavy)
« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2012, 11:09:19 pm »
Really nice job!  Great tiller and finish work.  That grip looks top-notch too!

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Re: Selfbow Challenge Buckthorn character bow (pic heavy)
« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2012, 11:30:36 pm »
  ;) 8)
Is this bow making a sickness? or the cure...

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Re: Selfbow Challenge Buckthorn character bow (pic heavy)
« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2012, 11:35:28 pm »
Yet another fine piece. You are going to run out of challenges pretty quick if you keep up this pace!

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Re: Selfbow Challenge Buckthorn character bow (pic heavy)
« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2012, 11:39:11 pm »
Man oh man, Cody!  You just keep raising the bar. An excellent looking bow from a challenging piece of wood.
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