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Offline criveraville

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Congratulations to simson for winning August Backed BOM!!!!
« on: October 10, 2014, 10:32:42 am »
Congratulations to simson from Bavaria, Germany for winning the August Self BOM contest with his fine bow named BBO 66#/28”.,47733.0.html
For some time this bow,35970.msg472801.html#msg472801
was one of my favs. Unfortunately I hit a rock with the back of the upper limb while falling with the full equipment. A dent was in the limb, after a while further shooting a rack begun to develop. I made her a sinew patch and a wrapping, this did hold up nicely for some months. One day I heard the “tick”, knowing what that means I laid the bow in the corner. Not sure what to do with that thing.
Recently I got some boo slats – as being one of my favs, it was worth a try.
I don't expected that much, so I did really nit the cleanest job. All planning with handtools (very crude), glued up with TB 3.
Folks that thing came out great! Only little adjustments on tiller were necessary. But the drawweight was much too high (est. over 90#).
In my old days I prefer about 60 – 70#.
So I scraped it down to 66#. This is why the bow looks now pretty yeller.
This is my very first bbo, and I must say that the cast of this bow is killer. Never thought that the boo backing is adding that much power. One of my fastest bows for sure.
I gave her a new handle, and filed down the tips to save a bit of mass.
The slat ends are wrapped with linnen for security. The slat ends before the kink of the lever.
Now I regret that I have worked so crude (see the glue lines).  Simson from Bavaria

Our forum members always know just how to weigh in and what to say.  Here are just a few of their comments:

Woo hoo, that's gorgeous, some nice waggle too. Don't often see boo on something with character.
I love it when something sort of experimental works out. 
Now that is somethin you don't see everyday! Well done sir!  Will H
Well done Simon. I love he way you followed the outlines of the bow with the boo backing.     Pat B
Wish you had a tillering class I could attend. Everything you make seems to bend perfectly. Nice bow there!  DuBois
wow Simon great bow.  I like to hear it when people fix an issue and save a bow.  I really like this bow as with all of your others.  Matt
« Last Edit: October 10, 2014, 10:37:37 am by criveraville »
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Offline Pat B

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Re: Congratulations to simson for winning August Backed BOM!!!!
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2014, 05:32:03 pm »
Well done Simon. Very nice bow as always!   8)
Make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes!    Pat Brennan  Brevard, NC