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Title: Single Bevel Damascus (finished)
Post by: tippit on March 02, 2008, 08:47:00 AM
My Quebec Bear Quest 08 silver bullet for spring bears.  I didn't etch it as it came out with a nice suttle appearance.  It has a 25 degree edge and finished at the weight I normally shoot...225gr.  Now I just need to get going on a beautiful Osage character stave John Scifres sold me...got til end of June to complete my hunting attire.  Doc

   (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v110/tippit/Broadheads/SingleBevelDamascus001.jpg)
Title: Re: Single Bevel Damascus (finished)
Post by: Trad Man 25 on March 02, 2008, 08:52:00 AM
BEAutifull,, would love to see is Mounted on a shaft,,

James
Title: Re: Single Bevel Damascus (finished)
Post by: Billy on March 02, 2008, 08:54:00 AM
DANG that's sweet...a Scifres stave in the hands of an artist...can't wait to see the rest of the set up....Nice job Tippit, as usual.
Title: Re: Single Bevel Damascus (finished)
Post by: vermonster13 on March 02, 2008, 08:55:00 AM
The bears would stay in the dens until July if they had internet access Doc.
Title: Re: Single Bevel Damascus (finished)
Post by: Trinity Outfitters on March 02, 2008, 09:00:00 AM
Awesome work, as always, Doc!
Title: Re: Single Bevel Damascus (finished)
Post by: Whip on March 02, 2008, 09:03:00 AM
Beautiful!  That will sure get the job done on a blackie.  What kind of arrow is going to guide it?
Title: Re: Single Bevel Damascus (finished)
Post by: tippit on March 02, 2008, 09:08:00 AM
Whip, It will be a wood arrow now that Woody has shown me be how to mount them.  With an Osage selfbow, just one step up the evolutionary path from last years stone point  ;)  Doc
Title: Re: Single Bevel Damascus (finished)
Post by: tippit on March 02, 2008, 09:15:00 AM
Well maybe 2 steps since it is Damascus  :D
Title: Re: Single Bevel Damascus (finished)
Post by: Dr. Ed Ashby on March 02, 2008, 09:17:00 AM
That is GORGEOUS!

Ed
TGMM Family of the Bow
Title: Re: Single Bevel Damascus (finished)
Post by: kennym on March 02, 2008, 09:22:00 AM
COOL!!  Should be weight forward arra,huh?
Title: Re: Single Bevel Damascus (finished)
Post by: tippit on March 02, 2008, 09:23:00 AM
Dr Ashby, I never would have thought to do this without All your dedication and hard work!  Thank you...Doc
Title: Re: Single Bevel Damascus (finished)
Post by: tippit on March 02, 2008, 09:26:00 AM
kennym, I normally shoot 200-235 grain up front.  I'll have to see how it flyes.  But for Bears, they will usually be close and drop off shouldn't be a big problem.  The extra punch should be worth it.
Title: Re: Single Bevel Damascus (finished)
Post by: brettlandon on March 02, 2008, 09:32:00 AM
Way to go Doc!  I'm sure any bear would be proud to succumb to that tip.  Great work as usual.

-Brett
Title: Re: Single Bevel Damascus (finished)
Post by: bayoulongbowman on March 02, 2008, 09:40:00 AM
Jeffery, very good buddy, Im pulling for ya !!!!Marco#78
Title: Re: Single Bevel Damascus (finished)
Post by: Jerry Jeffer on March 02, 2008, 09:48:00 AM
That is a nice looking head. I've always liked the look of Damascus.
Title: Re: Single Bevel Damascus (finished)
Post by: Bjorn on March 02, 2008, 09:57:00 AM
Outstanding! Gorgeous! Beautiful Damascus pattern!
Title: Re: Single Bevel Damascus (finished)
Post by: Tique on March 02, 2008, 10:57:00 AM
Nice looking head Doc. Interested in seeing the pics when you mount it.
Title: Re: Single Bevel Damascus (finished)
Post by: ishiwannabe on March 02, 2008, 10:58:00 AM
When do you start producing them for the market?  :D   In all seriousness....beautiful.
Title: Re: Single Bevel Damascus (finished)
Post by: LEOPARD on March 02, 2008, 11:21:00 AM
That's one beautiful head Doc!  ;)  Thanks for sharing!  :thumbsup:

Nigel
Title: Re: Single Bevel Damascus (finished)
Post by: flatbowMB on March 02, 2008, 11:24:00 AM
Very, very nice!  What is the width, length & thickness of that blade?
Title: Re: Single Bevel Damascus (finished)
Post by: drewsbow on March 02, 2008, 11:25:00 AM
Sweet , nice work Doc :0)
Title: Re: Single Bevel Damascus (finished)
Post by: tippit on March 02, 2008, 11:37:00 AM
I decided she needed a little more color if she were going to grace one of Ted's arrows.

  (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v110/tippit/Broadheads/SingleBevelDamascus004.jpg)

I mounted her with dental floss just to see how well she spun...perfect.  Last summer I had picked up a 1/2 dozen Raptor arrows on the blanket.  I couldn't believe my luck in finding my friend's perfect footed arrows   :thumbsup:  What's even funnier, there was a broken shaft at the TX Sweat that Ted had used on his bowyer hunt...same arrow!  Gotta be some mojo there...I hope  :pray:  Doc

  (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v110/tippit/Broadheads/SingleBevelDamascus005.jpg)

  (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v110/tippit/Broadheads/SingleBevelDamascus007.jpg)

  (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v110/tippit/Broadheads/SingleBevelDamascus006.jpg)
Title: Re: Single Bevel Damascus (finished)
Post by: vermonster13 on March 02, 2008, 11:40:00 AM
So pretty.
Title: Re: Single Bevel Damascus (finished)
Post by: Buckhammer on March 02, 2008, 11:46:00 AM
Beautiful head Doc.   :thumbsup:   How did you get the color?
Title: Re: Single Bevel Damascus (finished)
Post by: tippit on March 02, 2008, 11:50:00 AM
Buckhammer,  
Those are just tempering colors.  She'll lose those when the action gets heavy  :)
Title: Re: Single Bevel Damascus (finished)
Post by: ishiwannabe on March 02, 2008, 11:50:00 AM
Wow again Doc. Cant wait to see that green arrow turned red.
Title: Re: Single Bevel Damascus (finished)
Post by: 4runr on March 02, 2008, 12:39:00 PM
I remember your excitement when you found those arrows, Doc. I remember you saying "It'll take just the right point to finish them off". I'd say you "found" the right point. Very nice my friend!
Title: Re: Single Bevel Damascus (finished)
Post by: Budog56 on March 02, 2008, 12:54:00 PM
great work cant wait for the hero pics with the big bear that will bloody that arrow
Title: Re: Single Bevel Damascus (finished)
Post by: JEFF B on March 02, 2008, 12:59:00 PM
wow!!! jeff that looks sharp  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Single Bevel Damascus (finished)
Post by: owlbait on March 02, 2008, 01:29:00 PM
Yogi is already calling the taxidermist so you get that part of the job done right too! What is your back-up head in case you mmmmm......?
Title: Re: Single Bevel Damascus (finished)
Post by: tippit on March 02, 2008, 03:37:00 PM
owlbait, I use a three arrow bow quiver bear hunting.  Right now this forged head and Woody's knife river flint head will be in my quiver, unless I can get Woody to knap me a Green head to match my arrows   ;)  One needs to be color coordinated in the bear woods!  Doc

  (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v110/tippit/Broadheads/BackupBearPoints002.jpg)
Title: Re: Single Bevel Damascus (finished)
Post by: Guru on March 02, 2008, 04:16:00 PM
Doc, That's just awesome bud!

 Maybe we get together on a snakeskin arrow for St. Judes......
Title: Re: Single Bevel Damascus (finished)
Post by: hormoan on March 02, 2008, 04:59:00 PM
Superb Jeff  :thumbsup:  That is a beauty!!
Almost to pretty to be worthy  :notworthy:  Brent
Title: Re: Single Bevel Damascus (finished)
Post by: JC on March 02, 2008, 05:15:00 PM
Stunning Jeff, simply stunning.  :readit:
Title: Re: Single Bevel Damascus (finished)
Post by: Ray Hammond on March 02, 2008, 05:18:00 PM
Jeff,

Neat head, my friend. I have your head you sent me in my quiver....just waiting for the right piggie to come along.
Title: Re: Single Bevel Damascus (finished)
Post by: kennym on March 02, 2008, 06:00:00 PM
"kennym, I normally shoot 200-235 grain up front. I'll have to see how it flyes. But for Bears, they will usually be close and drop off shouldn't be a big problem. The extra punch should be worth it."

Jeff,hope you didn't take that wrong. I love close shots,I meant it would penetrate like crazy!!  Should have said just that!  :knothead:  

Please tell us how it works when you get to use it!!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Single Bevel Damascus (finished)
Post by: Curveman on March 02, 2008, 06:17:00 PM
Jeff, you are a Master Craftsman! Truly a work of art!   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Single Bevel Damascus (finished)
Post by: robtattoo on March 02, 2008, 06:27:00 PM
You been busy Doc! Tob job m' friend  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Single Bevel Damascus (finished)
Post by: Marblesonac on March 02, 2008, 06:33:00 PM
Way cool!!!
Title: Re: Single Bevel Damascus (finished)
Post by: Arrowslinger on March 02, 2008, 06:37:00 PM
Jeff, that is a work of art.    :thumbsup:  How did you attach it to your shaft?
Title: Re: Single Bevel Damascus (finished)
Post by: tippit on March 02, 2008, 07:37:00 PM
Arrowslinger,
You mount the head the same way as a stone point.  I cut a slot with my bandsaw (you can do it by hand) to slide the tang of the point in.  Then you'd epoxy and wrap (dental floss, sinew, etc) around the slot to bind everything together.

I once had had a compound shooter Robin hood a self nock that was wrapped the same way.  The wrap kept the compound arrow from splitting my arrow.  It only mushroomed the self nock.  I was pretty impressed with the strength that wrap gave to the wood arrow...Doc
Title: Re: Single Bevel Damascus (finished)
Post by: Mark Hedges on March 02, 2008, 08:06:00 PM
Looks great but isn't it technically a barbed head, which are illegal in many states?

Sorry just curious,

Mark
Title: Re: Single Bevel Damascus (finished)
Post by: knife river on March 02, 2008, 08:15:00 PM
Quote
Originally posted by tippit:
got til end of June to complete my hunting attire.  Doc  
Doc, how much work could a loincloth be???    :thumbsup:    :notworthy:
Title: Re: Single Bevel Damascus (finished)
Post by: Terry Green on March 02, 2008, 08:16:00 PM
Nice Jeff!!!!!
Title: Re: Single Bevel Damascus (finished)
Post by: imskippy on March 02, 2008, 08:19:00 PM
Beautiful work you do. I'd love to see and learn more about it. I'm fairly new around here where can i find more of  your work?
Title: Re: Single Bevel Damascus (finished)
Post by: tippit on March 02, 2008, 08:46:00 PM
Mark, I was wondering when someone would catch that!  It's just barely barbed...very easy to change wing angles pending where it is used.  I left as much steel to see what my final weight would come out to.  We looked hard at the regs in Quebec last year to make sure some of our stone points were legal too...Doc
Title: Re: Single Bevel Damascus (finished)
Post by: Goose on March 03, 2008, 07:07:00 AM
Absolutely beautiful!  Why don't you bring some of the broadheads you have made to the PBS banquet.  I, and I'm sure many others, would like to see them.
Goose
Title: Re: Single Bevel Damascus (finished)
Post by: hunt it on March 03, 2008, 08:46:00 AM
The french bears are in big trouble! Awesome heads Doc, should do the job just right.
Title: Re: Single Bevel Damascus (finished)
Post by: tippit on March 03, 2008, 09:38:00 AM
Looks like I got to forge up at least another one!  I normally shoot LW feathers...But when I looked at Ted's arrow today, I realized it was Right Wing feathers  :eek:  

It's funny as I kept telling myself over & over...get the correct bevel on the edge   :knothead:  Doc
Title: Re: Single Bevel Damascus (finished)
Post by: njbow on March 03, 2008, 01:23:00 PM
Wow Doc those are beautiful, nice work.
Title: Re: Single Bevel Damascus (finished)
Post by: owlbait on March 03, 2008, 01:49:00 PM
Doc, your in luck, I shoot left wing  :bigsmyl: