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Offline Stickhead

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Trade Bow From High-Desert
« on: November 25, 2019, 09:52:12 am »
Hey, Gang,
I wanted to post some pics of this excellent bow I received in the Trade from Eric (High-Desert).  It's a character vine maple bow with two kinks in it, symmetrical about the handle, making it a bit like a 5-curve in the middle.  It's 61" ntn, 1-1/2" wide at the fades, and draws 60# @ 26".  It shoots straight and hard, and I like it a lot! 
...Tom











 

Offline Hawkdancer

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Re: Trade Bow From High-Desert
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2019, 11:22:58 am »
Nice!  He could make me a bow any time :BB >:D (lol)!
Hawkdancer
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Offline Deerhunter21

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Re: Trade Bow From High-Desert
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2019, 11:40:23 am »
same here! i like the look of it!
"Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realise we cannot eat money." Cree Native-American Proverb

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Offline PEARL DRUMS/PEARLY/PD/DRUMS

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Re: Trade Bow From High-Desert
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2019, 11:50:04 am »
Tricky one! Looks nice, Tom.
Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize we cannot eat money.

Offline Swampman

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Re: Trade Bow From High-Desert
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2019, 02:32:17 pm »
Great looking bow.  Congrats!

Offline M2A

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Re: Trade Bow From High-Desert
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2019, 07:26:38 am »
That's a challenging piece of wood there. Nice job HD. Congrats on the new bow Stickhead!
Mike

Offline backtowood B2W

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Re: Trade Bow From High-Desert
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2019, 03:19:37 pm »
Like it a lot too !
is it backed? or are the wrappings just for color separation which looks very cool too! Really nice stain!
Congrats to both of you!
Cheers
B2W

Offline bjrogg

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Re: Trade Bow From High-Desert
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2019, 08:11:08 am »
Nice job on a challenging stave. Nice finish work to.
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Offline Stickhead

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Re: Trade Bow From High-Desert
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2019, 07:57:01 am »
Like it a lot too !
is it backed? or are the wrappings just for color separation which looks very cool too! Really nice stain!
Congrats to both of you!
Cheers
B2W
It's not backed, just stained and wrapped for separation.  Makes for a great look!

Offline High-Desert

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Re: Trade Bow From High-Desert
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2019, 09:12:46 pm »
I'm really glad you like it Stickhead. It was definitely challenging to tiller and I think it's tillered correctly, I continuously questioned the tiller. But in the end the draw felt even and smooth so I guess that's a good sign. Vine Maple is certainly the most challenging wood I've worked as far as character and wood structure.
Eric