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Offline OldBow

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Shannon Walker's Copperhead Bow is October Self Bow of the Month
« on: November 05, 2007, 08:54:08 am »
Congratulations to Shannon Walker of Mt. Hermon, Kentucky
His Attractive Copperhead Skin Covered Osage Recurve is
October Self Bow of the Month

http://www.primitivearcher.com/smf/index.php/topic,3828.0.html
Shannon wrote this about his bow:This is a little bow I made back in August.  I had this stave standing in the corner of my basement that looked bound for the Wood King but after picking it up and looking at it several times I thought, "What is there to loose?"
  So after several rounds with the heat gun I got it straight enough to work with. The stave was only 58" long so I left it deflexed a little at the fades and flipped the tips up a bit. It looks like it has a ton of string follow but it only took around an inch and a half of set during tillering. 
 It finished out 60# @ 28" of draw and measures 56" NTN. It has some good size knots and one hole almost completely through the lower limb that reminds me of a volcano. I put a couple road killed copperhead skins on the limbs and some beavertail on the grip.
   I really like the way this one shoots and as soon as it cools up, I intend to "Thump" a deer or two with it.
Here's some comments from PA bowyers:
"beautiful bow saw filer! tiller looks great. ive also been making my handles nice and round theyre comfortable. great job on that trickey stave," -whitewood
"I like how you salvaged a difficult piece of wood. Tiller and skin job are terrific." -Gordon
"Wow - that really turned out to be one really beautiful bow! great combination of materials & awesome job taming that stave!  Well done my friend!" -Milo



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Offline DanaM

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Re: Shannon Walker's Copperhead Bow is October Self Bow of the Month
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2007, 08:59:08 am »
Congrats Shannon, super bow.
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Re: Shannon Walker's Copperhead Bow is October Self Bow of the Month
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2007, 09:19:06 am »
Another bow displaying true craftsmanship.The snakeskins are awesome.Congrats tradrick

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Re: Shannon Walker's Copperhead Bow is October Self Bow of the Month
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2007, 10:44:57 am »
Cool Shannon. 8) You can take a breath now! ;)  Congratulations.     Pat
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Offline AndrewS

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Re: Shannon Walker's Copperhead Bow is October Self Bow of the Month
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2007, 11:51:22 am »
A really nice bow. Looks very good!

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Re: Shannon Walker's Copperhead Bow is October Self Bow of the Month
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2007, 02:03:02 pm »
Great bow, Shannon.  It's a beautiful thing when a twisted, knotty piece of osage gets transformed into a sleek weapon like that.
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Re: Shannon Walker's Copperhead Bow is October Self Bow of the Month
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2007, 02:58:42 pm »
Great  lookin bow Shannon!! Sexy curves ;D - congrats......
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Re: Shannon Walker's Copperhead Bow is October Self Bow of the Month
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2007, 03:54:36 pm »
Way to go Shannon... now how you gonna top this one?  ;) ....Brian
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Re: Shannon Walker's Copperhead Bow is October Self Bow of the Month
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2007, 08:58:11 pm »
Nice Job Shannon! A well deserved win. Thats a really sweet looking bow.  ;D
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Re: Shannon Walker's Copperhead Bow is October Self Bow of the Month
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2007, 09:01:44 pm »
Your bow rocks Shannon. Congratulations!
Gordon

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Re: Shannon Walker's Copperhead Bow is October Self Bow of the Month
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2007, 04:58:38 am »
No doubt about that one being a winner, Shannon. I hope it keeps right on winning for you in the Deer woods also.
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Re: Shannon Walker's Copperhead Bow is October Self Bow of the Month
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2007, 11:51:04 am »
You did good, now go thump those deer and post pic's.  Congratulations. 

Otoe
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Offline FlintWalker

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Re: Shannon Walker's Copperhead Bow is October Self Bow of the Month
« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2007, 05:59:37 pm »
Thanks for all the compliments guys! I really didn't expect this. :o  In fact, I almost didn't post this one at all.  I can't take all the credit though, I owe Ryano many thanks for all his help. I've ask him more questions than a first grader jacked up on chocolate ;D   If I didn't have free nationwide calling i'd have ten thousand dollars in that bow. 
   Thanks again, Saw Filer
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Re: Shannon Walker's Copperhead Bow is October Self Bow of the Month
« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2007, 08:41:17 am »

your bow is beautifull and it had mz vote!
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Re: Shannon Walker's Copperhead Bow is October Self Bow of the Month
« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2007, 06:50:22 pm »
Congrats Shannon. Well done
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