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St. Judes BBY build along? IT'S DONE!! Pics included
« on: December 28, 2005, 12:19:00 PM »
I had an idea last night about the yew board being given away. . . I was too late.  SOOOOOO,

Here's the plan if I can get some other bowyers to chip in.

Bamboo backed, osage or yew, right and left handed, R/D, 50 #s, 64", exotic handle, power lam and underlays.

I'll supply the bamboo and do the glue up if others will donate the other parts.  

Then we could pass it around, tillering and finishing, etc.  All done with build along pics for a thread on the TradGang. Getting it done in time for the auction.

What do you think?

Mike

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Re: St. Judes BBY build along? IT'S DONE!! Pics included
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2005, 12:27:00 PM »
I'd be happy to do some horn limb tips, dye job, or something. What do you have in mind for the "exotic" handle?
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« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2005, 12:30:00 PM »
Tom,

I don't know, something special for sure.  Let's see what people have in the shop.

Mike

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Re: St. Judes BBY build along? IT'S DONE!! Pics included
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2005, 12:56:00 PM »
Sounds like a great idea Mike.  Wish I was good enough to help but the only thing I can think of that I could do to contribute would be a leather overlay and/or shelf for the handle.  You know, the super glue and leather type I do.  Of course it would probably get covered up with a leather wrap....
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Re: St. Judes BBY build along? IT'S DONE!! Pics included
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2005, 01:13:00 PM »
I'm a bit short on materials to donate but would be glad to help with tillering.... Terry
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Re: St. Judes BBY build along? IT'S DONE!! Pics included
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2005, 01:26:00 PM »
Hey, maybe the handle could be several contrasting lams or something pretty that you wouldn't wanna cover up and Dave could do some double rests that blend down into what looks like leather side inserts and maybe there's a checkering or carving expert among us to dress up the wood part of the riser? See where this is going? Be creative!
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Re: St. Judes BBY build along? IT'S DONE!! Pics included
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2005, 01:31:00 PM »
Mike,
   I offered an Osage stave on the other thread. Offer is still good.

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« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2005, 02:01:00 PM »
Yes, there should be some arras.
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Re: St. Judes BBY build along? IT'S DONE!! Pics included
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2005, 02:04:00 PM »
I'd be glad to do the finish work. I can also apply snake skins then do the finish work. Of course, that would hide the beautiful boo.  Let me know. CK

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Re: St. Judes BBY build along? IT'S DONE!! Pics included
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2005, 02:51:00 PM »
Ok, stuff is coming together.  Anybody got any snakewood or something else really special?

Mike

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Re: St. Judes BBY build along? IT'S DONE!! Pics included
« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2005, 03:09:00 PM »
Littlefeather, how about skins from the grip tapering to the first node? and maybe a slab of antler on the back of the riser, could look like ivory. Then the skrimshaw!!
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« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2005, 05:24:00 PM »
I have snakewood. I only have a piece about a foot long, 2" wide and maybe 3/32" thick. It would make beautiful handle overlay material. I'll donate it. CK

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Re: St. Judes BBY build along? IT'S DONE!! Pics included
« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2005, 05:53:00 PM »
Wingnut - Tim Clark is gonna give the yew for the St.Jude's bow.

Hope it will work..

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« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2005, 07:11:00 PM »
Got plenty of grass carp skins.You all seen what they looked like on Johns bow at the last jam?
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Re: St. Judes BBY build along? IT'S DONE!! Pics included
« Reply #14 on: December 28, 2005, 07:23:00 PM »
What can I do?
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Re: St. Judes BBY build along? IT'S DONE!! Pics included
« Reply #15 on: December 28, 2005, 07:30:00 PM »
Mickey I remember the last time you worked with Yew dust and the reaction you had.... We want you around and healthy for a long time to come.....Maybe The tradgang bowyers could do two bows this year.... The BBY and a carp skin backed Osage Selfbow.....We could do the build alongs at the same time with both teams showing their work as we go..... Terry

PS.... Having never myself ever built a BB anything I'd feel more competent helping with the Osage Selfbow project and letting someone with more experience with the BB bows jump on the BBY team.
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Re: St. Judes BBY build along? IT'S DONE!! Pics included
« Reply #16 on: December 28, 2005, 08:06:00 PM »
Terry,

That's a good idea!!  You want to coordinate the Selfbow Project?  I'll do the BBY project coordination.

Timo,

Them carp skins sure look good on the back of the bamboo.  I built one for myself a couple of years back and ended up breaking the bow.  Bummer!
Anyway if you could install them too.

Mike

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Re: St. Judes BBY build along? IT'S DONE!! Pics included
« Reply #17 on: December 28, 2005, 08:09:00 PM »
Sure thing Mike.I have several sets in the freezer.
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Re: St. Judes BBY build along? IT'S DONE!! Pics included
« Reply #18 on: December 28, 2005, 08:32:00 PM »
That's cool Timo.  

Thanks,

Mike

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Re: St. Judes BBY build along? IT'S DONE!! Pics included
« Reply #19 on: December 28, 2005, 08:34:00 PM »
If I can help let me know.
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