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Jacob's first bow (new pic's)
« on: August 02, 2008, 08:47:27 pm »
When I was at the hunters helping kids event, I had a young man by the name of Jacob ask me if he won the bow that I was giving away at the event, if I would build him one his size and I told him sure I would. Well you should have seen his face  :'(when he didn't win. Long story short I melted like candy on the dashboard in August. Well I got his mother's # and I'm meeting with them tomorrow to give him his bow that's the right size for him..  It is hickory backed,Ipe center core,Osage belly with a purple heart,Ipe and Osage handle the limb tip overlays are also Hickory,Ipe and Osage. It is 44" 20#@20"  1" wide at fades tapering to 3/8" nock's.. More deflex than reflex. I hope he enjoys the bow as much as I enjoyed building it for him.. Here are the pic's.

http://s312.photobucket.com/albums/ll323/knight3169/Jacobs%20bow/

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Re: Jacob's first bow
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2008, 08:50:18 pm »
Oops I forgot to mention I did make him 3 bamboo arrows to go with it..

David

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Re: Jacob's first bow
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2008, 09:00:37 pm »
Nice bow, cool gesture. I like the dimensions, my son wants one like it now.

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Re: Jacob's first bow
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2008, 10:09:44 pm »
Great looking kids bow.  That is a truly nice thing to do.  Ill bet he comes back in a couple of years for help making his own. Justin
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Re: Jacob's first bow
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2008, 10:23:10 pm »
That really is a kind gesture. Good looking bow! Jawge
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Re: Jacob's first bow
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2008, 10:54:36 pm »
Bow and arrows look great.   The gesture is even greater!! ;)
My son says I shoot a stick with a stick!!

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Re: Jacob's first bow
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2008, 11:15:32 pm »
That is a very nice thing you've done David.  8)
Jacob will love it.
I would love to see the smile on his face when you give it to him.

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« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2008, 11:34:06 pm »
 8) 8) 8)
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Re: Jacob's first bow
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2008, 12:29:44 am »
I'm glad you mentioned wanting to see his smiling face!  I will be taking my camera tomorrow so I can capture that moment!! ;D  I will post pics!!

David

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Re: Jacob's first bow
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2008, 01:52:03 am »
Nice Job David!, I know making them fancy kids bows can be harder than the big ones since everything is so small, including the tolerances... And a tri-lam as well...

He will be very stoked...

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Re: Jacob's first bow
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2008, 09:16:18 am »
Nice Job David!, I know making them fancy kids bows can be harder than the big ones since everything is so small, including the tolerances... And a tri-lam as well...

Rich

im quickly finding that out Rich, i just started roughing out a hickory selfbow for my son, everything is so SMALL!

Good on ya David! yup kids make me melt too ::) im sure he's gonna love it!

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Re: Jacob's first bow
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2008, 09:24:33 am »
Thank's guy's.. Rick you are right It takes just as much if not a little more work to build a little one like this.. I went as far as tapering the center core. But it taught me alot about how everything act's as it gets smaller ;D.. It's a completely different animal when you get this small..lol. But fun none the less..

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Re: Jacob's first bow
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2008, 10:48:22 am »
Looks like a nice bow, can't wait to see the little guys smile :)
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Re: Jacob's first bow
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2008, 01:04:56 pm »
Good for you. The bow looks so substantial, he'll be giving it to his son someday.  Gotcha bookmarked for August Laminate Bows of the Month, too.
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Re: Jacob's first bow (new pic's)
« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2008, 01:39:38 pm »
Just got back from meeting with Jacob and his mom she was telling me that he couldn't sleep last night because tomorrow was going to be just like Christmas..He was very nervous and shy but got over it as soon as he shot his first arrow.. Jacob and his mother spent last night baking cookies and putting up peach perserves for me. :o.. They are very kind people and was a pleasure to have met them. His mother also stated that ever since they went to the event that it has renewed there faith in humanity.  Here is a pic or two of him and his bow.

David