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Offline simk

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Will B's Billets - 54#@28"
« on: July 30, 2022, 04:32:40 pm »
Hi
This Bow is made of yew billets left over from an inteneded osage/yew trade with Will B...the trade failed after we found out his shipping costs were almost 300% of mine. Would have been an unfair trade  :)
Glad I didnt sent these billets anyways - dunno if he would have been happy with all the hidden flaws. The little bump toplimbs turned out to be real biggie after removing bark and sapwood. Also 2 drying checks trough all sap a few inches;...My guess was they were superficial....they're filled with 2k and for the looks its backed with rawhide. Nowadays I'm far more careful at seasoning yew than back in the days 😇 Any damage of the bark should be sealed to protect the sap from drying out. But basically a fine shooter  :)
 
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Offline simk

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Re: Will B's Billets - 54#@28"
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2022, 04:36:41 pm »
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Re: Will B's Billets - 54#@28"
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2022, 04:38:49 pm »
thanx 4 watching
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Re: Will B's Billets - 54#@28"
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2022, 09:12:46 pm »
Sweet bow Simk. I really like how you did the rawhide backing to. It almost looks like sturgeon.

Beautiful bow with just the right amount of character.

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Offline superdav95

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Re: Will B's Billets - 54#@28"
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2022, 11:39:38 pm »
Nice character bow for sure.  Very nice

Offline Will B

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Re: Will B's Billets - 54#@28"
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2022, 04:47:02 pm »
Very cool character-filled bow there for sure, Simon. Iím sorry our trade didnít work out.  You did a far nicer job with those yew billets than I would have. Iím curious how you got your rawhide to look that way. I absolutely love that finish!  Also, what did you use for your tip overlays? 

I believe the snakey Osage stave I intended to send you In the trade I made into a 67Ē recurve backed with prairie rattlesnake skins. Iíve attached a couple photos.

Offline simk

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Re: Will B's Billets - 54#@28"
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2022, 05:05:48 am »
Thanx guys. I also like this faux sturgeon finish  :) the rawhide was almost transparent,...the checks in the sap were still visible. I then stained it with black artist ink and then applied some acrylic paint with brush and sieve - we probably all know very well this method from kindergarden times 😅 the tips are made from deer antler. Your bow seemed to turn out well, Will B but deserved better pics 👍
Miss your bows on here BJ, hope you'll find time presenting another.
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Offline JW_Halverson

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Re: Will B's Billets - 54#@28"
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2022, 01:18:03 pm »
Like everyone else responding, I am fascinated with the faux sturgeon look and I intend to file away that idea for later!

The bow turned out great, with enough character to prove this isn't just something knocked out on the quick. Yup, this is a craftsman's work through and through.
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Offline M2A

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Re: Will B's Billets - 54#@28"
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2022, 08:40:05 am »
Great looking work. Too bad you guys could not make the trade but I get it with the price of shipping. You both ended up with with a good looking piece of work in the end anyways :)
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Offline backtowood B2W

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Re: Will B's Billets - 54#@28"
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2022, 07:07:44 pm »
Very nice bows. Maybe it was the better choice not to trade >:D. Despite, this shipping cost are unbelievable!