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Mark Smeltzer's Self Bow of the Month for September
« on: October 04, 2007, 09:52:43 am »
Congratulations to Mark Smeltzer of Placerville, CA
His Osage Bow is September Bow of the Month
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Here's how Mark made this fine weapon:
"I just wanted to show a couple of pictures of my latest bow. This one is an Osage Selfbow, 59"NTN, 53lbs@27" with cow hoof overlays on the tips and a cordage wraped handle. I used dry heat on the tips, tried to put just enough reflex in the tips to help keep the string secure.
The hoof is great material to work for overlays, it is pretty easy to get a good transition from the tip to the limb.
A while back I started using the digital camera for checking the last few inches/lbs of tiller, it really shows where the wood needs to come off." -Mark

Here's only a sample of the praise Mark received for his bow:
"wow thats awesome" -jamie
"Great looking bow.  That is an incredible transition between the wood and the hoof is incredible." - Justin
"Looks great!! Tiller is right on, cow horn overlays are beautiful, and she shines" - cowboy


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Re: Mark Smeltzer's Self Bow of the Month for September
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2007, 09:54:14 am »
Congrats Mark well done
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Re: Mark Smeltzer's Self Bow of the Month for September
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2007, 09:56:40 am »
That is just a beautiful bow. The curves, tips, finish and handle - what a great package. Congratulations!
Gordon

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Re: Mark Smeltzer's Self Bow of the Month for September
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2007, 10:12:29 am »
Congradulations Mark, that bow is one fine piece of work. A well deserved win!

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Re: Mark Smeltzer's Self Bow of the Month for September
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2007, 10:58:35 am »

awesome bow! congrats!
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Re: Mark Smeltzer's Self Bow of the Month for September
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2007, 02:04:58 pm »
Congrats on the win and the great looking bow.

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Re: Mark Smeltzer's Self Bow of the Month for September
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2007, 06:59:50 pm »
Thanks you guys I really appreciate the nice comments and the Bow of the Month.  There are some great looking bows out there and it really is an honor just to considered among them.
Thanks to Oldbow and Primitive Archer for giving us a place to learn and share.
Thanks,

Mark

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Re: Mark Smeltzer's Self Bow of the Month for September
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2007, 07:29:35 pm »
Mark, there really are a lot of beautiful bows in the Bow Of the Month this month and every month.  Yours truly is worthy of winning.  It is a beautiful bow and stands out even amongst the great competition.  Justin
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Re: Mark Smeltzer's Self Bow of the Month for September
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2007, 03:06:17 am »
Very well done,nice bow for sure. :)
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Re: Mark Smeltzer's Self Bow of the Month for September
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2007, 09:00:10 am »
I am so happy to see the hoof tipped bow win bow of the month. Really liked those tips!!!!

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Re: Mark Smeltzer's Self Bow of the Month for September
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2007, 08:28:27 am »
Congratulations on a mighty purty Osage, Mark, and this Full Draw also is on the last Row of my TBD Page 14.

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Re: Mark Smeltzer's Self Bow of the Month for September
« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2007, 08:37:03 am »
Congrats Mark: Good looking bow and well deserving! You could pass for twin brother of an old friend of mine, course he's got a little more grey :D.
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Re: Mark Smeltzer's Self Bow of the Month for September
« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2007, 10:43:31 am »
Congrats Mark.I know you got my vote.Great looking bow.tradrick

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Re: Mark Smeltzer's Self Bow of the Month for September
« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2007, 02:12:17 pm »
Thanks again guys.  This site has helped me tons,  I appreciate all the help from you guys.

Mark

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Re: Mark Smeltzer's Self Bow of the Month for September
« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2007, 05:37:28 am »
It is a fine looking bow. Congrats
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