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Offline akila

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Re: New Walnut Recurve--all heart wood--
« Reply #15 on: November 09, 2008, 03:46:15 am »
Gr8 job,,,,,,i love it

Offline Dax

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Re: New Walnut Recurve--all heart wood--
« Reply #16 on: November 09, 2008, 11:14:38 am »
That's really a nice bow.  I'm glad to see yet another piece of raw materials I've managed to scrape up has turned into something.  I can hardly manage to make a paper airplane, but I keep trying.  Ryan's also made some really nice arrows from some cane and turkey feathers I sent him and killed a couple of nice deer in MT with those.  To say he makes me sick is an understatement.   :'(  This black walnut has been a real challenge, as the wood presented quite the challenge.  Ryan has been at it for over year with this bw and his determination has paid off.  It's really nice to see.  Thanks, Ryan.

Offline Ryan_Gill_HuntPrimitive

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Re: New Walnut Recurve--all heart wood--
« Reply #17 on: November 09, 2008, 09:53:38 pm »
thanks a lot guys. i appreciate the kind words.

its true, Dax is a major supplier to me of the things i cannot get here in FL like river cane and some other woods. We have a hunting trip planned together for January in his state of Alabama  so hopefully this walnut bow will make the trip and with any luck stick a whitetail.
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Offline stickbender

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Re: New Walnut Recurve--all heart wood--
« Reply #18 on: November 09, 2008, 10:09:39 pm »


     Whoo hoo! Nice un!  I like those short cupid style bows also.

                                        Wayne

Offline ricktrojanowski

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Re: New Walnut Recurve--all heart wood--
« Reply #19 on: November 09, 2008, 11:44:39 pm »
Sweet bow.  I love those short bows. Nice to see a Black Walnut bow. 
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Offline Keenan

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Re: New Walnut Recurve--all heart wood--
« Reply #20 on: November 10, 2008, 02:16:46 am »
 Very impressive!!! 55" and those little mini recurves  are incredible. Love the grain on black walnut. going to have to give it a try. thanks for the inspiration and congratulations ;)

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Re: New Walnut Recurve--all heart wood--
« Reply #21 on: November 10, 2008, 08:19:42 am »
Beautiful bow,very nice work. :)
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Offline Ryano

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Re: New Walnut Recurve--all heart wood--
« Reply #22 on: November 10, 2008, 02:36:04 pm »
I love it. Tiller looks perfect as usual. I need to get out and make some shavings, I'm loving your recurves lately.
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Re: New Walnut Recurve--all heart wood--
« Reply #23 on: November 10, 2008, 06:50:33 pm »
Nice bow!

Offline Sidewinder

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Re: New Walnut Recurve--all heart wood--
« Reply #24 on: November 11, 2008, 02:13:51 am »
Black wlanut huh? I have'nt seen a bow done in that yet so I am greatly encouraged to give it a try. I harvested an 8"diameter one this summer.  I thought it was elm and it ended up being walmnut. I split it into quarters and wasn't sure if I was even gonna work it,but now I know I better get it debarked and roughed out. Don't think I will try making mine that short but I'm gonna give it a go none the less. Glad you posted this cuz these bad boys are super straight too. Anyone know how long BW needs to cure?  Danny
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Offline Ryan_Gill_HuntPrimitive

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Re: New Walnut Recurve--all heart wood--
« Reply #25 on: November 11, 2008, 08:16:13 am »
thanks for the encouragement guys.

sidewinder- i cured mine for a little over a year, then i chased the ring down to the heart wood.
how much heart wood do you have on it if you quartered it?  i heard the sapwood works ok too. the one i tried from sapwood broke, but it was twisted every which way to sunday.
if your interested in tradin one of the BW staves you let m know ok? ;) ;) ;D  - Ryan
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Re: New Walnut Recurve--all heart wood--
« Reply #26 on: November 11, 2008, 08:56:38 am »
Great looking bow, and impressive that you stuck with your plan to flip the tips and made it happen!  ;)
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Offline TRACY

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Re: New Walnut Recurve--all heart wood--
« Reply #27 on: November 11, 2008, 09:38:07 am »
Looks like a good turkey bow. Really like the all heartwood and the character knots. Nice bow Ryan!

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