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Offline Badly Bent

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bumpy & bent buckthorn bow
« on: March 08, 2014, 12:26:17 pm »
Heres some pics of another buckthorn bow I finished last week from one of the staves gifted to me by Cody. Came in at 49# @ 25" and is 56"ntn . It's a fairly sweet shooting bow by my standards, no speed demon but respectable and
smooth drawing and soft in the hand. Pretty straight forward build, typical buckthorn characteristics, knots, cankers, dips, dives, whoop- de doos and twist all worked around with a heat gun and a prayer. :) Put a couple hundred arrows or more though it the last couple days and its holding up real well. Did something a little different on the handle by building up just the middle 2" with cork to fill the palm, wrapped that in deerskin and trimmed 1" at each end with birch bark. Finish is eight coats tru oil over umber and black rubbed in earth pigments. Tips gently flipped, pin nock at top and diamond nock at bottom. I'm enjoying shooting this one. :)
Thanks for looking, Greg
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Offline Badly Bent

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Re: bumpy & bent buckthorn bow
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2014, 12:28:16 pm »
as always a few more pics.
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Offline bubby

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Re: bumpy & bent buckthorn bow
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2014, 12:30:08 pm »
nice one greg, as always it has your artistic look to it and a pleasure to look at, that cork is some great stuff aint it, bub
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Offline Pat B

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Re: bumpy & bent buckthorn bow
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2014, 12:34:22 pm »
I love everything about it and with great tiller too.  8)
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Offline JonW

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Re: bumpy & bent buckthorn bow
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2014, 12:46:57 pm »
Greg you're making me jealous again. Sweet bow my friend.

Offline SLIMBOB

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Re: bumpy & bent buckthorn bow
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2014, 01:08:07 pm »
The tiller is as close to ideal as you can get.  Very nice Sir!  One day I expect to walk into some establishment, see a bow on the wall and know instantly, that's a Badly Bent bow!  (Uhmm, no pun intended).
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Offline H Rhodes

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Re: bumpy & bent buckthorn bow
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2014, 01:09:13 pm »
That's another one with your signature look.  I like it.  Sweet bend on that piece of buckthorn.  I haven't used cork on a handle yet.  Gonna have to try that.  Fine looking bow Greg.
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Offline osage outlaw

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Re: bumpy & bent buckthorn bow
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2014, 01:22:53 pm »
Very nice Greg! 
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Offline Badly Bent

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Re: bumpy & bent buckthorn bow
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2014, 01:28:10 pm »
Thank ya bubster, yeah that cork makes for a nice cushiony grip.
Thanks Pat, I had to fuss with this one quite a bit to get the tiller even enough so that it shot smoothly.
Thanks Jon, I'm sure you have some bows that would smoke this one though.
Thank ya Slim, appreciate the compliment, no pun taken. :)
Thanks Howard, Yeah I'm gonna use more cork padding on my bows, real good feel to it. This cork is some thick stuff that I get from echo archery (Carson), works  great and he is a good guy to deal with.
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Re: bumpy & bent buckthorn bow
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2014, 01:29:15 pm »
Thanks Clint
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Offline RyanR

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Re: bumpy & bent buckthorn bow
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2014, 01:54:27 pm »
Now that is sweet! Nice work. ;)
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Offline vinemaplebows

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Re: bumpy & bent buckthorn bow
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2014, 02:18:38 pm »
Very nice tiller, good looking bow! :)
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Re: bumpy & bent buckthorn bow
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2014, 02:40:08 pm »
Love everything bout it! IMO thats what a self bow should look like.... Brian
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Offline koan

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Re: bumpy & bent buckthorn bow
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2014, 02:42:50 pm »
That bow lays purty flat, curious how much reflex, if any, you started with? Brian
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Offline ajooter

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Re: bumpy & bent buckthorn bow
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2014, 03:32:41 pm »
All the great bowyers on here have their own distinct style and you are no exception.  The natural looking finish work you do is outstanding.  I love this bow!!  Great tiller to boot!!