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Offline OldBow

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Congratulations to Ryan Gill of Spring Hill, Florida
His Very Well Made Osage Recurve is Voted October Self Bow of the Month
This is a dandy recurve. If you want to make one, read Ryan's narrative here:
Ok, I finished this a little over a week ago and just haven't had time to post pictures but here it is now.
  its 62"  and 72# @ 26 inches.  really casts an arrow hard, hoping to hunt elk with it next year.
the tips are IPE and buffalo horn overlays and the grip is deer hide I dyed with my homemade black walnut stain.   I used steam to make the recurves. I'm not convinced they are really perfect but I am happy with them and its shoots well so I'll deal with them.
These comments are notable:

-"I don't see anything wrong with the recurves. Very nice bow." Okie1
-"Wow !! looks good to me.." knightd
-"very nice lines.  love that FD pic." Dustybaer
-"Very impressive work you have been doing. Good Job!  Steve" Badger
-"That's a real beauty! Those curves and the tiller look great. I hope you get an elk with it." Woodland Roamer


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Offline adb

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Re: Ryan Gill's Excellent Osage Recurve is October Self Bow of the Month
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2008, 04:37:35 pm »
Congrats! A very nice bow... well done, all around.

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Re: Ryan Gill's Excellent Osage Recurve is October Self Bow of the Month
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2008, 04:38:26 pm »
An impressive bow - that one definitely deserved BOM.
Gordon

Offline Okie

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Re: Ryan Gill's Excellent Osage Recurve is October Self Bow of the Month
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2008, 05:08:18 pm »
Congrats Ryan. Great bow.

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Re: Ryan Gill's Excellent Osage Recurve is October Self Bow of the Month
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2008, 05:27:51 pm »
very nice bow. Like everyone has said... a deserving winner. :) :)

Offline Hillbilly

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Re: Ryan Gill's Excellent Osage Recurve is October Self Bow of the Month
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2008, 06:02:58 pm »
Congratulations, and well deserved. Great lines-that bow has more curves than Halle Berry, fine looking weapon. Hope you get to try it out on an elk next year.
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Re: Ryan Gill's Excellent Osage Recurve is October Self Bow of the Month
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2008, 06:13:38 pm »
Gongrat's Ryan! That's one lean mean machine you built there - love those curves. I had a tough time deciding between yours and one other, really close and you got it :).
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Offline medicinewheel

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Re: Ryan Gill's Excellent Osage Recurve is October Self Bow of the Month
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2008, 06:34:52 pm »
well, i voted for your longbow, but thisone deserves the win as much, i'd say!!!
REALLY liked both of your bows!
congratulations!
frank
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Re: Ryan Gill's Excellent Osage Recurve is October Self Bow of the Month
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2008, 06:44:57 pm »
Congrats on a very deserving bow of the month.  As soon as you posted it I said, "That one takes the cake."  It's a beauty!
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Offline Ryano

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Re: Ryan Gill's Excellent Osage Recurve is October Self Bow of the Month
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2008, 07:32:44 pm »
I'm with Rangerb. As soon as you posted it I knew it would win botm. Congrats!  ;D
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Offline Ryan_Gill_HuntPrimitive

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Re: Ryan Gill's Excellent Osage Recurve is October Self Bow of the Month
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2008, 09:11:04 pm »
Thanks a whole heap guys. ;D   I means a lot to me to know that others enjoy my work.  I have seen your (everyone elses) talented work and bows that have won BOTM and I am very pleased to make one that can "join the club"     thanks much for the kind words- Ryan
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Re: Ryan Gill's Excellent Osage Recurve is October Self Bow of the Month
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2008, 12:13:41 am »
congrats brother, love those osage bows.. great work.... HAWK
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Re: Ryan Gill's Excellent Osage Recurve is October Self Bow of the Month
« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2008, 04:09:46 am »
thats i good looking stick.  :)
 I realy like a well made osage recurve.
A Well deserving win, congrats.
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Re: Ryan Gill's Excellent Osage Recurve is October Self Bow of the Month
« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2008, 09:02:28 am »
Congrats on a fine bow Ryan. Like some others said, I knew that was going to be the winner this month! I really like your handle shape on that one.

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Re: Ryan Gill's Excellent Osage Recurve is October Self Bow of the Month
« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2008, 05:33:06 pm »
Congratulation Ryan, that bow opitimizes the combiniation of beauty and grace in a deadly weapon. Keep it up buddy. One of these days I will venture out and build a recurve myself. Gotta love that osage.  Danny
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