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Offline Dave Bulla

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Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #420 on: May 02, 2006, 11:45:00 AM »
Yea Shaun....waitin' on you buddy!  :bigsmyl:    :banghead:    :banghead:    :banghead:
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Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #421 on: May 02, 2006, 02:17:00 PM »


Just arrived in the mail today. 20 guesses...

More in a day or so.

Offline Dave Bulla

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Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #422 on: May 02, 2006, 02:32:00 PM »
Hmmm, big birds boot top?

Looks like ostrich leg to me based on some cowboy boots I've seen.  Also looks like a great color match for the bow!
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Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #423 on: May 02, 2006, 02:35:00 PM »
SWEET, gonna be a dandy.   :thumbsup:
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Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #424 on: May 02, 2006, 02:39:00 PM »
First guess a WINNER! Yep, the hide of an ostrich leg. Photo shows how shinny it is will have to get a matt finish on it to blend, but the color goes with the wraps and such. Will have to do a mock up and see if it works. Thinking a Krewsin glue type fitting rather than stitching.

Storm claim work has me making hay while the sun shines and I want to be able to focus when I work on this. It was a lot easier putting the stave in the mail than working on a finish item on such a work of art. No pressure...

Offline AZStickman

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Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #425 on: May 02, 2006, 04:28:00 PM »
That's gonna look Awesome Shaun..... I can't wait...   :thumbsup:  Terry
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Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #426 on: May 02, 2006, 06:11:00 PM »
Yup, that color is going to look sharp for sure!

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Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #427 on: May 02, 2006, 11:10:00 PM »


Handle in place, all done but the scribbling. Have to wait for my caligrapher to return from her cruise in the Carabian next week and for the pannel to pick a name for the bow.

Could not bear to cover all of Dave's fine work on the leather rests and overlays, so I kept the handle small and let them peek out.

 

Was a little worried that this handle material might be too gaudy, but it blended in fine.

 

Centered the big scales on the belly since there is not much decoration on the shooter side of the bow.

 

And used small pieces for the arrow strikes.

 

Hope you like it. I know I'll be bidding!

Offline '46

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Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #428 on: May 02, 2006, 11:35:00 PM »
Awesome Shaun, excellent workmanship bud. She's a real looker...now for the name.
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Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #429 on: May 03, 2006, 06:56:00 AM »
:bigsmyl:    :thumbsup:
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Offline ber643

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Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #430 on: May 03, 2006, 07:38:00 AM »
Oooout-standdddddding!!!
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Offline Bigriver

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Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #431 on: May 03, 2006, 07:46:00 AM »
Shaun, very nice!
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Offline AZStickman

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Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #432 on: May 03, 2006, 08:18:00 AM »
It doesn't get any better than that..... You all have done amazing work on this bow...   :notworthy:  Terry
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Offline Tom Leemans

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Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #433 on: May 03, 2006, 08:41:00 AM »
Man! These bows just get cooler and cooler! The side view of the handle looks like some ancient reptile is waking up to see what's going on.
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Offline Dave Bulla

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Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #434 on: May 03, 2006, 12:03:00 PM »
Wow and double wow!!!

I absolutely love that leather color and pattern.  I like the way you followed the pattern lines on the belly side when you cut the leather to length.  That side view of the shelf really does look like a reptile eye half open like Tom said too.  Pretty cool.

Ya done good Shaun!
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Offline JC

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Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #435 on: May 03, 2006, 02:00:00 PM »
I have a strong feeling some records are going to be broken this year for the St. Jude's auction...yet another amazing selfbow   :readit:
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Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #436 on: May 04, 2006, 11:48:00 AM »
Hey didn't someone make some armgurads to go with these bows? Roughcountry maybe. Need to include his name on the bow too.

How come no one reminded me?
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Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #437 on: May 04, 2006, 06:03:00 PM »
Check with Wingnut, when I visited this winter, I think he said he had both sets of leathers for the bows at his house.

Offline Dave Bulla

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Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #438 on: May 06, 2006, 01:56:00 AM »
ttt
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Offline AZStickman

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Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #439 on: May 06, 2006, 01:02:00 PM »
Man is this ever coming together nice.... Terry
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