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Re: MOJam 2004 Commemorative Bow
« Reply #20 on: August 01, 2004, 03:59:00 PM »
OOOOOOOOo.Nice!
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Re: MOJam 2004 Commemorative Bow
« Reply #21 on: August 01, 2004, 04:22:00 PM »
Very nice looking bow, and that grass carp pattern is way cool.  I sure hope they don't make it to the Great Lakes though!  I would rather deal with some of you guys for the skins!

Thanks for sharing.  That vise in on the 2x4 is a good idea.

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Re: MOJam 2004 Commemorative Bow
« Reply #22 on: August 02, 2004, 04:53:00 AM »
Nice job John, but most of your stuff looks good. i need to get started on mine but need to make some more neck knives first. loyd

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Re: MOJam 2004 Commemorative Bow
« Reply #23 on: August 02, 2004, 07:11:00 AM »
John is that the bow you were "rubbing" on at the pavillion that night? I was wondering if I did fishy skins over my purple bow, would it show through like the osage does? BTW that bow turned out pretty cool. Gonna borrow a digicam and get pics up soon. One cool effect is that the purple dye on the bamboo side changes back and forth to an irridescent (sp?) green in the sunlight. coooool.
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Re: MOJam 2004 Commemorative Bow
« Reply #24 on: August 02, 2004, 08:04:00 AM »
Nice John real nice   :thumbsup:  Those are huge limb tips for you, gonna reduce them any?

I threw my carp skins in the back of my pickup at Mojam. Whew, truck smelled like a Chinese fish market for awhile. They are in a zip lock plastic bag now.
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Re: MOJam 2004 Commemorative Bow
« Reply #25 on: August 02, 2004, 08:23:00 AM »
That is one of the most unique backings I have seen.....great innovation Timo and nice job with the application John....Terry
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Re: MOJam 2004 Commemorative Bow
« Reply #26 on: August 02, 2004, 09:34:00 AM »
John,

That's a beaut.  I'm working on my own hunting bow that will have the carp skins also.

Mike

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Re: MOJam 2004 Commemorative Bow
« Reply #27 on: August 02, 2004, 09:53:00 AM »
Tom, This is a different bow than "Slowbow".  I'd say the purple would show through but it might be cool.  Looking forward to seeing your purple bow.  I wanted to take a look at MOJam but...

Mickey, The tips look bigger in the pic than they really are.  They will be reduced some but I want to shoot it to see how much shock it has.  It was shocking pretty good a MOJam but I hadn't reduced them at all.  This mesquite is pretty light and soft so I don't think it will be too bad on the elbows.

Thanks everyone for the nice comments.  I have to be on the road all week but I'll get back to it on the weekend.  This is a flying trip so no bowmaking at the Landmark Hotel in Leesville, LA  :)
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Re: MOJam 2004 Commemorative Bow
« Reply #28 on: August 02, 2004, 09:57:00 AM »
What John, You to chicken to build a bow in the Ritz?  :D    :D    :D  

I was gonna tell ya at mojam, that I usually do my tip overlays before I lay down the skins,that way I don't have to be so "polite" with the files and sandpaper, but I see that you did a bang up job!  :thumbsup:
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Re: MOJam 2004 Commemorative Bow
« Reply #29 on: August 02, 2004, 10:16:00 AM »
Wow!  That's a cool look!  Natural Camo.  Nice work.
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Re: MOJam 2004 Commemorative Bow
« Reply #30 on: August 02, 2004, 10:16:00 AM »
If I could carry-on my tools and a bow, I'd do it.  I hate checking bags.

Yea, I thought about that.  But it's really tough to get away with using a belt sander in a hotel   :)    It worked out OK but I scuffed the skins in a couple places.
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Re: MOJam 2004 Commemorative Bow
« Reply #31 on: August 02, 2004, 11:39:00 AM »
Beauty John!   Those skins are really something.   Nice work, as is all your stuff that I saw.     :thumbsup:  

That Tim is a pretty good "idea" man too!   Way to go....both of you.
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