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Self Bow Candidates:

1)   straightarrow’s “55 ½” “stiff handle osage ‘Bone Buster’”
13 (10.7%)
2)   airkah’s “osage recurve”
42 (34.4%)
3)   leonwood’s “fumed Yew”
19 (15.6%)
4)   leonwood’s “Hawthorne flatbow”
34 (27.9%)
5)   bjrogg’s “Trilogy”
14 (11.5%)

Total Members Voted: 99

Voting closed: May 08, 2019, 07:05:14 am

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Offline Stickhead

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Vote for April Self Bow of the Month Here!!
« on: May 02, 2019, 07:05:14 am »
Here they are:

1)   straightarrow’s “55 ½” “stiff handle osage ‘Bone Buster’”
http://www.primitivearcher.com/smf/index.php/topic,65418.0.html

2)   airkah’s “osage recurve”
http://www.primitivearcher.com/smf/index.php/topic,65491.0.html

3)   leonwood’s “fumed Yew”
https://www.primitivearcher.com/smf/index.php/topic,65401.0.html

4)   leonwood’s “Hawthorne flatbow”
http://www.primitivearcher.com/smf/index.php/topic,65595.0.html

5)   bjrogg’s “Trilogy”
https://www.primitivearcher.com/smf/index.php/topic,65600.0.html

« Last Edit: May 02, 2019, 07:12:17 am by Stickhead »

Offline bjrogg

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Re: Vote for April Self Bow of the Month Here!!
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2019, 05:23:50 am »
Thanks for entering everyone. Airkah glad your here. Thinking you'll get a good amount of votes. Definitely worthy competition.
Thanks everyone for voting
Bjrogg
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Offline Tom Leemans

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Re: Vote for April Self Bow of the Month Here!!
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2019, 07:05:51 am »
Close competition this month!

Offline bjrogg

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Re: Vote for April Self Bow of the Month Here!!
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2019, 07:40:28 am »
Congratulations Airkah. You know they all have to be that good now. ;)
Very nicely done.
Bjrogg
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Offline airkah

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Re: Vote for April Self Bow of the Month Here!!
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2019, 11:43:44 am »
Congratulations Airkah. You know they all have to be that good now. ;)
Very nicely done.
Bjrogg

Haha I know! I just raised the standard all of my other bows will be judged off of.

Offline simk

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Re: Vote for April Self Bow of the Month Here!!
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2019, 11:58:39 pm »
You did it!  (-S (-S (-S

Offline stixnstones

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Re: Vote for April Self Bow of the Month Here!!
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2019, 08:11:38 am »
Congrats! You really did a great job on that one

Offline backtowood B2W

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Re: Vote for April Self Bow of the Month Here!!
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2019, 12:42:50 am »
congrats airkah !!!!
Very nice intro and bow, hope to see more from you!
B2W

Offline doggonemess

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Re: Vote for April Self Bow of the Month Here!!
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2019, 05:34:44 am »
Haha I know! I just raised the standard all of my other bows will be judged off of.

Awesome bow! How many have you made? I found that my first bow (that didn't break) came out nicely, then the next ten were so-so. After that I went through a period where everything wanted to break on me. I finally settled down into a pattern of steadily improving bows around 30 or so.
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Offline airkah

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Re: Vote for April Self Bow of the Month Here!!
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2019, 12:14:04 pm »
I haven't kept them all or had a running count, but I would guess around 20 or 25? For me it took awhile to figure out how to tiller, the first 4 or 5 attempts all broke during tillering or shortly after before it kinda clicked for me and they started to survive. From there I made a few more and got better before I started to rush the process and they really aren't anything special. And then I slowed down and started challenging myself with different woods/designs and started making thing I was proud of again and improving.