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Offline OldBow

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Jimmy Blackmon's Hackberry is September's Self BOM
« on: October 05, 2008, 12:59:35 pm »
Congratulations to Jimmy Blackmon of Clarksville, Tennessee
His Meat-Getting Hackberry "Hammer"
is Self Bow of the Month for September
Here's How Jimmy Made This Bow:
The tip overlays are Burmese Red Wood.   I coated the bow in Red Mahogany stain then sanded it until the stain was still in the
grain then coated it in a tung oil / Linseed oil mix and finished with Tru-oil. It is a pyramid but once I finished it I increased the
taper at the end of the limbs.  I took the nocks down even more this morning so they are thin but note as much as some I've seen.  
It was a straight pyramid to begin with and the tips were laid out 1/2" but now the nocks are 3/8" right in the middle.  It's 1.5" at the fades. It's 61" nock to nock and pulls 50# @ 27"
Praise for this bow is very deserved:
"Congratulations on a beautiful bow." George Tsoukalas
"Fine lookin weapon Ranger! Looks  likie it all came together for ya - Got a hackberry to cut down soon, hopefully can do it
justice ." -cowboy
"my first thought after just seeing the full draw pic was"now thats a nice bow",honest just ask my wife she heard me.
i really like the looks and tiller of that one,nice job" -sailordad
"Sweet looking bow Jimmy. I really like the look of a white wood bow."  -Justin Snyder


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Offline sailordad

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Re: Jimmy Blackmon's Hackberry is September's Self BOM
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2008, 01:06:14 pm »
congrats JIMMY,

i knew when i first seen your post of this bow that it had great potential as a meat maker and for bow of the month.
glad to see succes in both areas.

once again congratulations.

                                                                                       peace,
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Offline medicinewheel

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Re: Jimmy Blackmon's Hackberry is September's Self BOM
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2008, 02:40:40 pm »

nice bow! congrats,
frank
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Re: Jimmy Blackmon's Hackberry is September's Self BOM
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2008, 02:57:11 pm »
Congrats on the win. A really nice bow, gotta try some hackberry at some stage now :)

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Re: Jimmy Blackmon's Hackberry is September's Self BOM
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2008, 08:08:49 pm »
Very nice job, Jimmy. Congratulations indeed.
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Offline DanaM

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Re: Jimmy Blackmon's Hackberry is September's Self BOM
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2008, 04:31:48 am »
Congrats Jimmy :)
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Re: Jimmy Blackmon's Hackberry is September's Self BOM
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2008, 05:05:02 am »
Thanks everyone.  This bow has turned out to be one of those that you just like everything about it.  In fact it's the first I've made that doesn't have a wart of some kind to me.  I seem to always find a little something that I'd like to change on my bows, but not in this one.  If you are thinking about hackberry then give it a try.  It's incredibly light yet it shoots wonderfully.  Again, thanks for all the compliments.
Jimmy

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Re: Jimmy Blackmon's Hackberry is September's Self BOM
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2008, 06:11:35 am »
Congratulations Jimmy on a well deserved win! I've seen that bow in action and it sends an arrow down range with authority! Already proven as a good hunting bow in the right hands!  ;)
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Re: Jimmy Blackmon's Hackberry is September's Self BOM
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2008, 07:15:32 am »
Congrats Jimmy,very well done and it made meat,cant beat that. :) See ya soon.
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Re: Jimmy Blackmon's Hackberry is September's Self BOM
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2008, 08:16:03 am »
Congrat's Jimmy - nice bow and meat maker ta boot. You've inspired me and I cut two hackberry's yesterday :).
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Re: Jimmy Blackmon's Hackberry is September's Self BOM
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2008, 08:28:59 am »
Congratulations Jimmy, It is truly a beautiful bow and we know it works well since it has taken a deer now also. Justin
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Offline Keenan

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Re: Jimmy Blackmon's Hackberry is September's Self BOM
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2008, 08:25:26 am »
Congratulations Jimmy on your success hunting and the icing on the cake with winning BOM! A very well deserving win and honor.  Keenan

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Re: Jimmy Blackmon's Hackberry is September's Self BOM
« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2008, 11:38:31 am »
Jimmy, your collage and win is now posted in my Full Draw pages (as usual with the BOMs) - Please enjoy:

http://residents.bowhunting.net/bsdunn/tbd18.htm
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Offline BearG

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Re: Jimmy Blackmon's Hackberry is September's Self BOM
« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2008, 10:58:59 am »
Way to go Jimmy!!!
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Re: Jimmy Blackmon's Hackberry is September's Self BOM
« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2008, 01:43:55 pm »
Thanks Bear