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Offline Marc St Louis

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Mike Hustons New Bow
« on: August 28, 2008, 07:49:28 pm »
Lots of people like Mike's hunting stories but there's been a few here that have come down on him for using a bow with glass in it.  I made a bow for a good friend of Mike and he happened to let him try it shortly after he got the bow.  I guess Mike liked the bow enough that he told his friend Joe that he would like one like it.  Here is what I made him to use for this Falls hunting season

The bow is a Bamboo backed Rosewood 60" long with limbs 1 1/8" wide that pulls about 55# @ 28".  Joe sent me some fossilized Walrus tusks for me to use as tip overlays, they were a pain to make but after losing finger nails and skin I got around to shaping them.  They are a bit bulkier than I care for and the shape of them made it hard to fit but all in all they look pretty darn neat.  Here's some pictures

   





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Re: Mike Hustons New Bow
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2008, 07:56:41 pm »
Now there's a bow! I love it and your experience shows in the tiller - no doubt. I'm sure Mike will take some meat with this one and am looking forward to the stories :).
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Re: Mike Hustons New Bow
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2008, 07:58:34 pm »
Really nice as usual Marc, I sure Mike will put it to good use. The tip overlays are really unique.

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Re: Mike Hustons New Bow
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2008, 08:07:59 pm »
Mike will Love it.
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Re: Mike Hustons New Bow
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2008, 08:57:45 pm »
I'm up here in Alaska catching very big Coho (Silver) salmon. Took a minute to praise this fine bow from Marc. Super!
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Re: Mike Hustons New Bow
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2008, 09:04:31 pm »
Marc, you are the master... what a fine bow... i will hunt with her this year with honor and respect as always...  Wolf Watcher is the finest friend I have known and I would like to thank him for having this bow built for me... hopefully he and i will make some meat together soon... thanks again Marc for your bowyer skills, can't wait to shoot her.. HAWK 
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Re: Mike Hustons New Bow
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2008, 09:13:09 pm »
that is one incredible bow made by an incredible bowyer for an incredible hunter. :o

what a fine gesture to boot 8)

the lines are simply stunning they bring a tear to the eye :'(


awesome as always marc!!!


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Re: Mike Hustons New Bow
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2008, 09:49:05 pm »
Tim said it all in his first line!!!         Nice bow as always Marc. 
    Mike, I can feel a good story coming on!  ;)  8)        Pat
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Re: Mike Hustons New Bow
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2008, 10:12:29 pm »
Ya know Marc....I have a fiberglass bow too ;D

But seriously that is a sweet bow.  I may have to look into a bit of rosewood soon after I finish this ipe one I am working on.  I am insanely jealous of this doggone Wyoming ite.  Life is good in Montana but that bow....man that bow/.......

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Re: Mike Hustons New Bow
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2008, 10:17:14 pm »
Do you make a bow every day? And wow what a bow indeed! Great lines, sweet tiller (love that you pull em clear back for the tiller pics too) and unique choice of the rosewood. I can almost see the arrow buried behind the hog's shoulder.

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Re: Mike Hustons New Bow
« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2008, 11:50:58 pm »
Heya Marc!

I must say, this is very cool bow!
The profile is very graceful and the full draw is perfect!  :)

May I ask?
What is the width at arrow pass? You say bow is 1.125" wide, so this maybe 1/2" wide, yes?
Btw, do you have closer picture of handle?

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Re: Mike Hustons New Bow
« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2008, 03:44:00 am »
Beautiful bow Marc, Mike you better hide this one from the wife ;) or just order another from Marc right now :D
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Re: Mike Hustons New Bow
« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2008, 03:55:43 am »
Very nice bow Marc!!! ;D :D
You are a lucky man Mick!! ;D ;D
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Re: Mike Hustons New Bow
« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2008, 05:53:49 am »
Thanks guys. 

Unfortunately I have heard that Brazillian Rosewood has been put on the endangered list and it is now impossible to buy it.  I was lucky enough to buy a board of it just before this happened.  It may still be possible to find some old stock though.

Alex. The bow is packed and ready for shipping and I am not unpacking it.  I don't think it is 1/2" though, perhaps 5/8".

Here is a close up of the handle



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Re: Mike Hustons New Bow
« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2008, 06:11:06 am »
Good looking bow, I'll look for it in up coming stories of his... ;)
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