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Offline Hillbilly

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Re: Pig thicket bow (finished pictures page 2)
« Reply #45 on: July 07, 2008, 08:03:58 am »
Excellent, excellent looking weapon, Justin. That's a lot of bow out of a handful of wood, don't see how it could get much better. Great detail work, too-one of the nicer ones we've seen in a long time.
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Offline Justin Snyder

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Re: Pig thicket bow (finished pictures page 2)
« Reply #46 on: July 07, 2008, 09:02:28 am »
Thanks Brian, I'm glad you found the extra pictures appropriate. Not many guys around here complain about extra pictures.  ;D
Paul, thanks a lot. I imagine everything I do has a degree of luck involved.  ;)
SF, I'm not bothered by cute, thanks.
Thanks Frank
George, you are a mentor to all of us and your kind words mean a lot. 
Pappy, thanks, it does shoot rather well. As short as it is I wasn't sure what to expect.
Steve, I like that "a lot of bow from a handfull of wood." Kind of reminds me of what my buddy used to say when I drove a little tiny truck. "Its like 10 gallons of crap poured in a 5 gallon bucket."  :-[  I'm glad you like it.
Justin
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Offline RidgeRunner

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Re: Pig thicket bow (finished pictures page 2)
« Reply #47 on: July 07, 2008, 10:51:10 am »
Hay Justin:
I may have missed this somewhere but when are you going pig hunting?
Are you going with Eddie?

Thanks
David
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Re: Pig thicket bow (finished pictures page 2)
« Reply #48 on: July 07, 2008, 11:25:20 am »
Wow Justin, that is an impressive bow.
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Re: Pig thicket bow (finished pictures page 2)
« Reply #49 on: July 07, 2008, 12:22:34 pm »
Ditto Everybody
That is a fine bow
And a serious candidate for July Laminate Bow of the Month
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Re: Pig thicket bow (finished pictures page 2)
« Reply #50 on: July 07, 2008, 12:39:53 pm »
David, I'm still trying to manage the details. $$$ But I'm hoping to make it down to hunt pigs with Eddie and Bob next spring.
Thanks Gordon, you ought to know impressive bows since you make so many.
Thanks Don, I'm glad you like it. Justin
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Re: Pig thicket bow (finished pictures page 2)
« Reply #51 on: July 07, 2008, 01:57:39 pm »
10-4 Justin:
It looks like you have your bow worked out.
That is a Fine looking bow.

David
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Offline Justin Snyder

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Re: Pig thicket bow (finished pictures page 2)
« Reply #52 on: July 07, 2008, 03:29:38 pm »
Thanks David. Justin
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Re: Pig thicket bow (finished pictures page 2)
« Reply #53 on: July 07, 2008, 09:16:36 pm »
  That is the best short bow I've seen on here yet. No offense to anyone else  who posted one. I wonder if you could have heated the boo and got it to bend into the recurves?
 I have seen bamboo garden stakes heated and bent into hoops so it would probably work.
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Re: Pig thicket bow (finished pictures page 2)
« Reply #54 on: July 07, 2008, 09:37:31 pm »
Thanks for the compliments Pat.  I tried to bend the boo but it always snapped right before I got what I wanted. I thinned it down to 1/16" thick then boiled it, steamed it and used dry heat but it always came out straight.  It seams that dry only makes it stiffer while wet meathods had little effect. I know you can bend the heck out of the smaller stuff when it is young and green, but I don't think it even bends real well when it is older. Justin
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Offline Jesse

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Re: Pig thicket bow (finished pictures page 2)
« Reply #55 on: August 02, 2008, 08:12:35 pm »
I missed this one until now. I was looking at the bom page. :o :o :o :o :o :o :o Wow that is nice
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Re: Pig thicket bow (finished pictures page 2)
« Reply #56 on: August 02, 2008, 09:50:35 pm »
Thanks Jesse, Im glad you found it and glad you like it.  Justin
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Re: Pig thicket bow (finished pictures page 2)
« Reply #57 on: August 03, 2008, 01:46:28 pm »
Fantastic job, Justin.  What an incredible job of problem-solving some of the difficult issues all of us have with bending Ipe and bamboo, static recurve alignment, and short-bow tillering.  This is a magnificent project of which you should be very proud.  We are all very proud of your efforts here.  The kerf cut is something Dean Torges suggests, but I have always been afraid to try it.  You did it very well.  I love the overlay solution you had for the extremely bent tips, also.  Just excellent in every respect.  Congratulations.  I vote it BOW OF THE DECADE!!!

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Re: Pig thicket bow (finished pictures page 2)
« Reply #58 on: August 03, 2008, 04:10:04 pm »
Thanks Dan for the very kind words.  I had read the kerf before but it didn't work like I read it. Without the wood insert it is nearly impossible to get enough wood into the bottom of the cut to fill it and not have air pockets.  I know because I tried several times.  ;D Justin
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Re: Pig thicket bow (finished pictures page 2)
« Reply #59 on: August 04, 2008, 01:30:01 am »
Justin as I told you before, That is just flat out AWESOME!