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Offline Badger

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Re: Hackberry Molly (Finished Pictures Added)
« Reply #60 on: November 18, 2017, 07:19:17 pm »
   Good job on that one, I bet she has some excellent cast!

Offline JonW

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Re: Hackberry Molly (Finished Pictures Added)
« Reply #61 on: November 18, 2017, 07:36:07 pm »
Very nice work Bill.

Offline upstatenybowyer

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Re: Hackberry Molly (Finished Pictures Added)
« Reply #62 on: November 18, 2017, 07:41:22 pm »
Wow! That's a picture perfect bend and the finish work is totally original and beautiful. Great job D bar!  (-S
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Re: Hackberry Molly (Finished Pictures Added)
« Reply #63 on: November 18, 2017, 07:43:37 pm »
That is a beautiful bow in every way Bill. I really like the feathers but that whole bow looks sweet. I like those numbers to. Beautiful bends. Maybe it'll make the trip to Marshall?
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Offline Pat B

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Re: Hackberry Molly (Finished Pictures Added)
« Reply #64 on: November 18, 2017, 07:48:19 pm »
Very nice Bill. I've gotta try the turkey feather backing sometime.   :OK
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Offline Morgan

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Re: Hackberry Molly (Finished Pictures Added)
« Reply #65 on: November 18, 2017, 09:55:42 pm »
Very nice work! What stain did you use on that hackberry?

Offline burchett.donald

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Re: Hackberry Molly (Finished Pictures Added)
« Reply #66 on: November 18, 2017, 10:03:51 pm »
DBar,
            I missed this post...Looks awesome...Love the bend, looks balanced in your hands...Beautiful turkey feather backed piece...bend and levers look like money...
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Offline PEARL DRUMS/PEARLY/PD/DRUMS

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Re: Hackberry Molly (Finished Pictures Added)
« Reply #67 on: November 19, 2017, 06:36:32 am »


Sure Clint I'll have it when I come to your place in a few weeks. You can shoot it all you want.
DBar

At least you know he wont over draw it and break it!!! Great looking bow my friend.
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Offline BowEd

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Re: Hackberry Molly (Finished Pictures Added)
« Reply #68 on: November 19, 2017, 06:49:30 am »
Soon as hunting season gets over or I fill a tag or 2 I gotta get a couple of those hackberry staves trimmed down.Got some winged elm too from JW that should make this design nicely too.
Now is your bow considered a backed bow now or a self bow?I should look at the rules I guess.I thought only rawhide makes it into a backed bow.
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Offline Danzn Bar

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Re: Hackberry Molly (Finished Pictures Added)
« Reply #69 on: November 19, 2017, 07:11:59 am »
Thanks guys.......
Badger ... she does fling an arrow pretty good.  High string tension and the draw seams to be the same ,no stack, from 15" to 25".

Morgan...an alcohol based walnut, I use it most of the time and change or fade the color using a paper towel soaked in alcohol.

Don...no don't know any Burchett's.  If your ever in the Louisville area look me up.

Pearl...you know it. :) ;)

Ed... Backed or self?  Been wondering that myself.  I see a good aruguement for both with my experience.  You know feathers are very light and fragile sort like snake skins and 5-6 coats of true oil.   But it really doesn't mater to me.  I'll leave it up to the experts.  I'm open for discussion on the issue on this thread.
Thanks again Guys!!!
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Offline bjrogg

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Re: Hackberry Molly (Finished Pictures Added)
« Reply #70 on: November 19, 2017, 08:42:35 am »
I promise I won't overdraw it either Bill. I've wondered the same thing Ed. I'm not sure if it should be backed or unbacked but it sure should be entered in the BOM. Really beautiful bow Bill I really like the profiles and the feathers look great to.
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Offline leonwood

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Re: Hackberry Molly (Finished Pictures Added)
« Reply #71 on: November 19, 2017, 12:38:36 pm »
That is a beautifull bow! Nice balanced molly and the feather backing is stunning! Bet it's fast too!

Offline ohma2

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Re: Hackberry Molly (Finished Pictures Added)
« Reply #72 on: November 19, 2017, 03:43:07 pm »
Nice work on that.

Offline Del the cat

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Re: Hackberry Molly (Finished Pictures Added)
« Reply #73 on: November 19, 2017, 04:16:48 pm »
Woo, that's one handsome bow :)
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Offline bubby

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Re: Hackberry Molly (Finished Pictures Added)
« Reply #74 on: November 19, 2017, 07:37:44 pm »
First off that is a selfbow. Second man Bill your feather finish is friggin beautyful, great bend empecable finish, the only problem is the rest is on the wrong side lol
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