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Offline kayakfisher

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Re: kiln dried Maple selfbow
« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2008, 11:10:28 pm »
As you stated that it was your second bow ,I think you did a excellent job on it the contrasting colors are pretty neat. the run off in the limbs is what caught my attention,
                            good job
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Offline John K

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Re: kiln dried Maple selfbow
« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2008, 10:49:48 am »
Thanks Dennis ! If it breaks i start on another one  ;D
Thats the joy of getting the wood for free  :D
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Re: kiln dried Maple selfbow
« Reply #17 on: June 27, 2008, 02:06:38 pm »
nice. i like the handle and tips. i think im gonna try some tip overlays if i can ever get a bow to work.
lets just shoot it

Offline John K

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Re: kiln dried Maple selfbow
« Reply #18 on: July 16, 2008, 04:30:11 pm »
Hello, I changed the grip and tips on the this bow and just thought i would share. Also a full draw pic.
I'm going to be shoting this one in the Wisconsin Traditional Archers State shoot this weekend, wish me luck !





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Re: kiln dried Maple selfbow
« Reply #19 on: July 16, 2008, 10:55:58 pm »
Have a good shoot John, and good luck.  Bow looks good!  I like a good piece of maple for most the bows I make even if I'm partial to birch.  I started another bow myself today that will have wider limbs then I've made in the past.  It'll look much like yours I hope when it's all finished. :) 

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Re: kiln dried Maple selfbow
« Reply #20 on: July 17, 2008, 05:57:09 am »
Nice finish,bet it shoots great.Good luck at the shoot. :)
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Offline DanaM

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Re: kiln dried Maple selfbow
« Reply #21 on: July 17, 2008, 06:44:34 am »
Very nice John, You did a bang up job on her. Shoot straight eh :)
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Offline John K

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Re: kiln dried Maple selfbow
« Reply #22 on: July 17, 2008, 10:54:48 am »
Thanks everyone for the good luck, i'll post the results on Tuesday  :)
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Re: kiln dried Maple selfbow
« Reply #23 on: July 17, 2008, 11:38:05 am »
You've made yourself a dandy bow. Spot on for the tiller. Bookmarked, too, for July Self BOM
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Offline John K

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Re: kiln dried Maple selfbow
« Reply #24 on: July 17, 2008, 12:03:56 pm »
Thanks Don, but this bow was in the June BOM contest, and it even got 1 vote  ;D and it wasn't from me either  :o
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Offline The Burnt Hill Archer

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Re: kiln dried Maple selfbow
« Reply #25 on: July 18, 2008, 04:03:37 am »
i like the way you fixed the tips, like was said before, just next time at more of an angle. good job on it though, i love the contrast of the woods.

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Offline John K

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Re: kiln dried Maple selfbow
« Reply #26 on: July 18, 2008, 02:37:32 pm »
Thanks Phil, i like the cloros too, thats why i put a clear coat on it  :)
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Offline Jesse

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Re: kiln dried Maple selfbow
« Reply #27 on: July 18, 2008, 10:47:54 pm »
looks great have fun at the shoot. I wont make it to this one. :(
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Offline John K

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Re: kiln dried Maple selfbow
« Reply #28 on: May 12, 2009, 10:45:01 am »
This bow had some hand shock so i narrowed the tips some and rounded off the corners, shoots much better now !
and since i had the bow all sanded again i thought i would try to put some snake skins on it.

I got the skins from adb on a trade here, Thanks again Adam !!

I think they turned out OK !  Plus i added the Hemp wrap.

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Re: kiln dried Maple selfbow
« Reply #29 on: May 12, 2009, 12:39:23 pm »
You just keep on refining that bow,looks better every time.Skins look great. :)
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