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Offline Guru

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A couple more snakey arrows
« on: March 14, 2006, 02:29:00 PM »
Been working these the last few days when I could.Both are made from Ramin dowels,heavy as hell and stiff as a board.But they're just for display.

These were the last 2 knapped heads I got from Linc a while back.The lighter one is Prarie Rattler I believe,the darker one is Canebrake.Artificial sinew ,self nocks,and a little torch work......

 

 

 

 

 

 


A while back in the classifieds I started a thread  
about needing some snakeskin scraps.I asked for scraps and a few guys went way above and beyond what I could have possibly asked for.Some sent me  whole skins!!! And more than one!!! The generosity here is sometimes overwelming!!

So slowly but surely I'll try to repay my gratitude,with an arrow.But I need to collect up some more arrow heads and turkey feathers first..

The light one is headed for "Linc",as another thank you for the knapped heads,and the other is headed to "Larry" for the 3 skins he sent me.....both are headed for Martville,NY !!!

Thanks Guys    :notworthy:
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Re: A couple more snakey arrows
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2006, 02:31:00 PM »
Nice Curt, simply nice work   :thumbsup:    :notworthy:
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Re: A couple more snakey arrows
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2006, 02:34:00 PM »
Wowee Curt, those are just gorgeous!  Some questions, Sir -
  • What method didja use to cut the self nocks?
  • Didja use any glue on the feathers, or just rely on the whip binding?
  • What finish didja use?
Much obliged!
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Re: A couple more snakey arrows
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2006, 02:37:00 PM »
Them are just gorgeous!!!!

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Re: A couple more snakey arrows
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2006, 02:45:00 PM »
Very nice arrows Curt!!
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Re: A couple more snakey arrows
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2006, 03:06:00 PM »
Rob, The nocks were cut with a jig saw,then worked with a small file and sandpaper.Yes, I cheated with some glue.The finish is water base poly.

The last ones I made i wrapped the entire feather...

 

But thought it took away from the snakeskin....what do you guys think,better with the full wrapping or just the 2 ends????
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Re: A couple more snakey arrows
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2006, 03:10:00 PM »
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Originally posted by Guru:
....what do you guys think,better with the full wrapping or just the 2 ends????
Thanx Curt!  With those purty snake skins, I like just the ends of the feathers whipped.
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Re: A couple more snakey arrows
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2006, 03:39:00 PM »
full Curt.....very nice.............Mac~
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Re: A couple more snakey arrows
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2006, 03:48:00 PM »
wow  :notworthy:
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Re: A couple more snakey arrows
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2006, 03:58:00 PM »
Those are indeed special.

Great work  :)
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Re: A couple more snakey arrows
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2006, 04:24:00 PM »
Great looking arrows. Bue--.

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Re: A couple more snakey arrows
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2006, 04:33:00 PM »
I second the full wrap motion.
Top notch, Curt!
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Re: A couple more snakey arrows
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2006, 04:37:00 PM »
Great work once again Curt!  I vote for the full wrap on the feathers.

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Re: A couple more snakey arrows
« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2006, 05:07:00 PM »
Very nice Curt, works of art.
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Re: A couple more snakey arrows
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2006, 05:15:00 PM »
Awesome work Curt, I kinda like the full wrap too. Makes em kinda look traditional  :bigsmyl:
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Re: A couple more snakey arrows
« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2006, 05:18:00 PM »
Teriffic job !!!
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Re: A couple more snakey arrows
« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2006, 05:47:00 PM »
Curt, Chalk up another vote for the full wrap. Man I can't wait to see what the cottonmouth version is gonna look like. Love the canebreak!
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Re: A couple more snakey arrows
« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2006, 06:24:00 PM »
Very nice Arra's indeed....  :thumbsup:    :notworthy:
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Re: A couple more snakey arrows
« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2006, 06:50:00 PM »
Ya did really, really good, Curt.
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Re: A couple more snakey arrows
« Reply #19 on: March 14, 2006, 06:59:00 PM »
full again, and by the way GREAT JOB!!  :thumbsup:    :thumbsup:
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