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Offline criveraville

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Congratulations to IdahoMatt  (Matt Kulchak) for winning December Self BOM with his Mountain Maple D bow!!!

Here is the link to his build:,43593.msg

Here is what Matt had to say of his build:  Finally got around to taking pics of this bow. It is my fist D bow, and my first time using mountain maple. It is a very nice wood to work. It smells nice and gave way readily to hand tools. Final specs are 58" ntn and pulls 47#@27". The tips are cow horn, first time working horn too. I like everything about horn but the smell. Kinda makes he hungry for steak. Only kidding. It started out with just under four inches of dried in reflex and hold just under an inch at rest. I was going to temper the belly but wanted to see if this wood could handle it. And it did. Any critique is more than welcome.

Matt Kulchak

Here are what some forum members had to say about Matt’s bow:

Really nice simple bow! I love mountain maple.   Zion

Excellent bow Matt, nice lean lines, great tiller and those tip overlays are perfect. Also like how smoothly you rounded all the edges, gives it a real clean look. My kinda bow there.  Badly Bent

Sweet! That's an exceptional bow. I just like looking at it.  Primitive Tim

That's about as perfect of a D bow tiller as I've seen. Beautiful.  hedgeapple

I really like the contrast between dark and the white maple. I've seen some awesome bows on this forum, but am always drawn to a simple bow. In this case, simple = outstanding! Love the look, great job. Dave Mc

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Offline Fred Arnold

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Congratulations Matt. Nice bend on that bow.
I found many years ago that it is much easier and more rewarding working with those that don't know anything than those that know it all.

Offline Pat B

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congratulations Matt. That is a classic arc of a circle tiller for sure. Well done.
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Offline JB_474

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Nice work Matt, Tiller looks spot on

Offline streamflyer

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Congrats. It looks fantastic.

Offline IdahoMatt

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Thanks guys it really means a lot


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Way to Matty!
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Offline Will H

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Awesome! You had my vote :)
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Offline IdahoMatt

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Thanks Chris and Will. Both of your bows are crazy awesome.