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Offline bubby

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Birch backed cherry bow, FD pic added
« on: November 10, 2018, 11:32:17 pm »
Here's a bow I just finished, cherry with a birch backer, the siyahs are two pieces of poplar with a 1/4" solid ply core, just epoxied on no splice, no wrap. Shoots nice and quick and my buddy Clint wanted to make me a string for it, came out very nice. It's around 45-47# @ 28"
« Last Edit: December 03, 2018, 06:33:22 pm by bubby »
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Offline bubby

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Re: Birch backed cherry bow
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2018, 11:39:13 pm »
The bow tattoos is Loki's snakes, Loki is known as a trickster and being as cherry can be tricky I thought it was appropriate. No f/d right now the rh here is in the low teens and I don't want to take a chance with cherry and super low humidity 😁
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Offline chamookman

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Re: Birch backed cherry bow
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2018, 02:50:51 am »
Whoa - that's a looker  :OK ! Bob
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Offline FilipT

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Re: Birch backed cherry bow
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2018, 05:47:58 am »
Really like the contrast between colors! Good job!

Offline bjrogg

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Re: Birch backed cherry bow
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2018, 05:50:38 am »
Very nice Bubby. Hope you get that humidity up a bit. It'd help with battling those wildfires to.
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Offline BowEd

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Re: Birch backed cherry bow
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2018, 07:33:41 am »
Looking pretty darn fancy bubby.I can appreciate the effort looking at it.Really nice clean no wrapped looking work.That darn old cherry has a way of biting ya but is just some beautiful type wood though.
Sure hope things get back to normal in your area.
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Offline DC

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Re: Birch backed cherry bow
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2018, 09:29:50 am »
Very nice, is it Black Cherry?
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Offline Hawkdancer

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Re: Birch backed cherry bow
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2018, 10:17:33 am »
Real nice!  What epoxy did you use?  Like the Loki's snakes, we learn a lot of lore on this sight!  Stay safe!
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Offline hoosierf

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Re: Birch backed cherry bow
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2018, 10:55:00 am »
Nifty

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Re: Birch backed cherry bow
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2018, 11:01:49 am »
Nice one Bub, good to see a bow from you again! Is the poplar bent or carved, That's a thing  - just glued on ...
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Offline bubby

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Re: Birch backed cherry bow
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2018, 11:33:48 am »
Thanks guys, I'm not sure what type of cherry it is this was all board stock. Thanks Simon the poplar on the siyahs was carved not bent
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Offline stixnstones

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Re: Birch backed cherry bow
« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2018, 12:07:06 pm »
Beautiful lookin bow bub.. love the tattoo's

Offline Halfbow

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Re: Birch backed cherry bow
« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2018, 12:20:00 pm »
Those colors look great.

Offline leonwood

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Re: Birch backed cherry bow
« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2018, 02:36:29 pm »
Never would have thought you could do a siyah glue up like that without wraps of splices or both. Really like the artwork too!

Offline upstatenybowyer

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Re: Birch backed cherry bow
« Reply #14 on: November 11, 2018, 07:30:00 pm »
That looks awesome bubby. Love the Loki snakes.  :)
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