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Ryan O'Sullivan's Fourth Self Bow of the Month
« on: August 05, 2008, 02:48:19 pm »
Congratulations to Ryan O'Sullivan of Waterford, Pennsylvania
His "Thorn Apple" Self Bow Takes the Honors for July

http://www.primitivearcher.com/smf/index.php/topic,7884.0.html
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Here's a bow I just finished up. Its 64" ntn and pulls 50#@27" It is made of Thorn apple which I think is the same thing as hawthorn? I could be wrong though. Anyways, I cut this tree on my mothers property and thought it would be pretty cool to harvest a deer with it there this fall. Who knows, the deer I will take may have eaten the fruit from the very tree I used to make this bow....  I'm pretty impressed with this apple as a bow wood its very dense hard wood and heat treats well. It holds about a inch of unstrung reflex and the tips are very narrow. It has a good cast and smooth draw. The grip is wrapped with rattan from PatB Thanks Pat!   It is dyed with two differant colors of leather dye to give a good camo effect. Hope you enjoy! Alll coments welcomed. Ryano

The dye job on this bow really got everyone's attention.-"Thats a pretty bow Ryan!  It has nice curves and stain job is great!"- Far East Archer
-"Great lookin bow Ryan, I like the stain job you did on the bow itself too, very cool. That bow oughta make meat, it's got some good mojo."- Dano
-"Great looking bow Ryan. Your bows have a very distinct "Ryano" look to them that is very pleasing to look at. the shape looks excellent"- twistedlimbs
-"Great job Ryan You've been using a lot off different woods for bows and they all seem to make beauties for you. Well done."
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Re: Ryan O'Sullivan's Fourth Self Bow of the Month
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2008, 02:50:46 pm »
Ryano is racking 'en up...AND DESERVEDLY SO! Way to go bud! ;)
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Re: Ryan O'Sullivan's Fourth Self Bow of the Month
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2008, 02:51:33 pm »
Here's a closeup of the stain work:

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Re: Ryan O'Sullivan's Fourth Self Bow of the Month
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2008, 02:56:59 pm »
BEEEEutiful, all of his bows are pretty, especially the one I have!!!! O:)

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Re: Ryan O'Sullivan's Fourth Self Bow of the Month
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2008, 03:20:38 pm »
Congratulations Ryan,  the finish on this bow is absolutely beautiful. Justin
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« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2008, 03:23:28 pm »
congratulations, my friend.  another beauty you have produced here.  sounds like a lot of good medicine too.  hope you succeed with the deer.

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« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2008, 05:17:45 pm »
Congrats Ryan shes a beauty :)
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Re: Ryan O'Sullivan's Fourth Self Bow of the Month
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2008, 05:33:56 pm »
Congrats Ryan, on another winner (even if it hadn't of won) - this one is special - the tree and all. Mighty pretty too. Also another entry in/on my TBD pages. Should have it up by tomorrow, with any luck, on Page 18 - gotta go out and shoot (in the heat) a little bit now, before dark.

Got it posted tonight, Ryan - please enjoy:

http://residents.bowhunting.net/bsdunn/tbd18.htm
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Re: Ryan O'Sullivan's Fourth Self Bow of the Month
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2008, 06:55:24 pm »
Congrats Ryan great job very nice bow my friend

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Re: Ryan O'Sullivan's Fourth Self Bow of the Month
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2008, 07:24:40 pm »
Wow! Thanks everyone. I didn't expect this.
Thanks Chad. Hope to see ya at hawkeye in a couple weeks.
Sarah, I'm happy you liked your Christmas gift.  ;D I'm actually shocked that you didn't pull out the win this month with your beautiful hickory bow.
Don, this is actually my third selfbow of the month, but I was in the magazine one other time even though I lost by one vote to a Bow made By David Mims.....But thank you. I really appreciate the hard work you put into this contest. The colage is awesome! Thanks again. 
Justin, thanks and congrads to you as well sir....Thats one heck of a bow you made there.
Marius my good friend. Thanks ! It means a lot !
Thank you Dana.
Bernie, thank you sir. I will most definitely check it out.
Thank you Ron. You had a beauty this month as well. Great Job. ;D
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« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2008, 08:49:24 pm »
A well deserved win Ryan!  She's a beauty!      Pat
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Re: Ryan O'Sullivan's Fourth Self Bow of the Month
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2008, 02:38:32 am »
Nice job Ryan,beautiful bow as usually. :)
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Re: Ryan O'Sullivan's Fourth Self Bow of the Month
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2008, 05:49:58 am »
Congratulations Ryan! Beautiful bow, but that's expected coming from you! ;)
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Re: Ryan O'Sullivan's Fourth Self Bow of the Month
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2008, 06:14:49 am »
Thanks Pat. Thanks again for the handle wrap.
Thanks Pappy. Means a lot comming from you.
Thanks Greg. I just don't show you my ugly ones.... ::)
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Re: Ryan O'Sullivan's Fourth Self Bow of the Month
« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2008, 09:23:17 am »
Congrats on another one Ryan! That's a real nice bow.

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