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Offline Weylin

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My Son Built His First Bow, Osage Longbow with Wolf Fish Accents
« on: September 19, 2021, 05:12:58 pm »
My son, Ronan started this project with me quite a while ago but lost steam on it. As we prepared to head to the Tennessee Classic in April he finally got a fire under his butt and was determined to finish it so he would have it to shoot with. I gave him as much help as I would give someone  taking a bow building workshop with me. He did virtually all of the work himself. I was impressed with his attention to detail. It would have been easy to gloss over the finer points in the effort to finish and have a shooting bow, but he stuck with it and took his time which I think show in the results. A kind gentleman from Sweden sent me a package of assorted Atlantic spotted wolf fish skins to try out. This was our first experiment with them, and I'm pleased with the results. They are very striking. I'll definitely be using them again.

The bow is 60" long and pulls about 25#@26". Right now he's drawing about 24" so he'll have some room to grow into it for a couple years. I'm really proud of the work that he did. It shoots great! He wanted me to post it here so he could enter it into the BOM contest.
















Offline Bob Barnes

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Re: My Son Built His First Bow, Osage Longbow with Wolf Fish Accents
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2021, 06:29:32 pm »
Like father like son...  :OK  The attention to detail would be outstanding for a long time bow maker, but for a first bow it's even more admirable.  Congrats !
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Offline Hamish

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Re: My Son Built His First Bow, Osage Longbow with Wolf Fish Accents
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2021, 07:41:55 pm »
Lovely bow. Your son has a great teacher.

Offline Pat B

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Re: My Son Built His First Bow, Osage Longbow with Wolf Fish Accents
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2021, 07:52:50 pm »
Excellent bow, Ronan!  Very unique skins too. A real beauty all the way around, even in your excellent workmanship. Keep up the good work.  :OK
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Offline rps3

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Re: My Son Built His First Bow, Osage Longbow with Wolf Fish Accents
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2021, 08:20:10 pm »
The apple didn't fall far from the tree! Excellent work on a beautiful bow. I hope you two spend many more hours together in the shop.

Offline Dvshunter

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Re: My Son Built His First Bow, Osage Longbow with Wolf Fish Accents
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2021, 08:20:28 pm »
Congratulations.  Building a bow with my kids was my favorite . Great job on a beautiful bow.
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« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2021, 09:30:29 pm »
Beautiful work young man. Pappy
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Offline superdav95

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Re: My Son Built His First Bow, Osage Longbow with Wolf Fish Accents
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2021, 10:30:07 pm »
That’s really cool that your son made such a great looking bow!  Good memories built with your son.  Ive made knives and other projects and things with my boys and always a great thing to do with your kids.  Congrats Ronan on such a beautiful bow!

Offline paulsemp

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Re: My Son Built His First Bow, Osage Longbow with Wolf Fish Accents
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2021, 11:39:01 pm »
Beautiful bow and an awesome story!

Offline Morgan

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Re: My Son Built His First Bow, Osage Longbow with Wolf Fish Accents
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2021, 02:02:28 am »
Wow Ronan! Great bow. Great job dad!

Offline bownarra

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Re: My Son Built His First Bow, Osage Longbow with Wolf Fish Accents
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2021, 02:10:52 am »
Now that is a very nice bow :)
Very well done young man. I bet your Dad is made up with what you have crafted.
The skins are pretty special too and really top off the bow.
Excellent :)

Offline GlisGlis

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Re: My Son Built His First Bow, Osage Longbow with Wolf Fish Accents
« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2021, 03:34:09 am »
very nice bow.
kids need their time to develop interests.
it's great when they show perseverance and attitude

Offline wooddamon1

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Re: My Son Built His First Bow, Osage Longbow with Wolf Fish Accents
« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2021, 08:03:23 am »
Awesome bow!

Offline RyanY

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Re: My Son Built His First Bow, Osage Longbow with Wolf Fish Accents
« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2021, 10:01:10 am »
Killer work Ronan! Like father like son!

Offline Parnell

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Re: My Son Built His First Bow, Osage Longbow with Wolf Fish Accents
« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2021, 10:08:53 am »
Fine job on the bow and details.  Congratulations to both of you! :OK
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