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Well a few years back we came out with our bamboo backed bow blanks and they have been a big success.  The only problem was that most trad bowhunters use glass bows.

This past year Jason has been working with a glass bow (contamination from his time working with Mark Horne) and we decided that it was time to offer a solution to the guy or gal that wants to build there own bow but doesn't have all the stuff to do it.

The basic blank will have maple core limbs and black glass.  It will be offered in osage, bocote or cocobolo risers and in 62, 64 or 66" ntn.  You can specify target weights and we will build them to order.


Here is a pic of the blank.

   

   


We are introducing this at a special price of $250 delivered to your door in the US.  Outside of the U.S., we will have to add a little shipping.

Watch for a build along with pics later today to show how easy it is to complete the project.


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Re: R/D glass longbow blank. .BUILD ALONG. .Finished bow PICS . . Dryad Bows
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2008, 10:08:00 AM »
Although the basic blank is maple with black glass, you can upgrade to tonkin bamboo core for $50 and get clear glass for an additional $50.  We're talking about offering veneers too.

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Re: R/D glass longbow blank. .BUILD ALONG. .Finished bow PICS . . Dryad Bows
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2008, 10:38:00 AM »
Way to go guys! I was thinking I might sale a few bows this year..................

Great idea, and long overdue. This is a great opportunity to get into a quality glass bow for a small investment, and enjoy the pride of of being part of the process.
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Re: R/D glass longbow blank. .BUILD ALONG. .Finished bow PICS . . Dryad Bows
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2008, 12:02:00 PM »
Well dang Brent I'm sure you'll still sell a couple of bows.  Unless we can come up with a 48" recurve blank that is.  LOL

We haven't even got these on the website yet.  So if you want one give us a call.

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Re: R/D glass longbow blank. .BUILD ALONG. .Finished bow PICS . . Dryad Bows
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2008, 01:02:00 PM »
Very nice Mike!

Any ideas on upping the ante to a nice lam and clear glass?

Thanks!!
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Re: R/D glass longbow blank. .BUILD ALONG. .Finished bow PICS . . Dryad Bows
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2008, 03:37:00 PM »
Marc,

We have it priced but don't have any clear glass on hand yet.  For maple core with veneers and clear glass it would be $100 upgrade.

Mike

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Re: R/D glass longbow blank. .BUILD ALONG. .Finished bow PICS . . Dryad Bows
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2008, 04:33:00 PM »
Are you guys planning on an option for an installed sleeve or bow bolt on these?

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Re: R/D glass longbow blank. .BUILD ALONG. .Finished bow PICS . . Dryad Bows
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2008, 06:09:00 PM »
Jason,

We sure could put the bow bolt in them.  Jason and I discussed it and would need to charge the same as we do for putting the bolt in our bows.  $200


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Re: R/D glass longbow blank. .BUILD ALONG. .Finished bow PICS . . Dryad Bows
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2008, 09:21:00 PM »
Now that looks interesting....
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Re: R/D glass longbow blank. .BUILD ALONG. .Finished bow PICS . . Dryad Bows
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2008, 09:56:00 PM »
I knew when I emailed you a few weeks ago and you said wait to see "something new and exciting" at the turn of the year, you weren't kidding, I'm going to look for the Build along.  Very Nice!!

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Re: R/D glass longbow blank. .BUILD ALONG. .Finished bow PICS . . Dryad Bows
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2008, 10:02:00 PM »
Mike,
That bow looks like it will be a shooter.  Will they come already tillered or will they require a little finessing?  Do you have a pattern/template for the riser and shelf cutouts?
The broadhead used, regardless of how sharp, is nowhere as important as being able to place it in the correct spot.

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Re: R/D glass longbow blank. .BUILD ALONG. .Finished bow PICS . . Dryad Bows
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2008, 10:07:00 PM »
Mike,

Looks great, can't wait for the build along. I'm looking for a project or two for the summer. This could fit the bill.
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Re: R/D glass longbow blank. .BUILD ALONG. .Finished bow PICS . . Dryad Bows
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2008, 10:16:00 PM »
Walt,

We will be posting a build along that covers the handle and tips tomorrow.

The bow is tillered and weighed before it leaves here.  It will only need handle, tip and finish work.

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Re: R/D glass longbow blank. .BUILD ALONG. .Finished bow PICS . . Dryad Bows
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2008, 10:21:00 PM »
YEAH BABY! That is BIG NEWS Mike. Great deal and something I may have to take a real hard look at. I really like the looks of the blank.<><
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Re: R/D glass longbow blank. .BUILD ALONG. .Finished bow PICS . . Dryad Bows
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2008, 10:36:00 PM »
Your profile looks identical to my form so I would say the bow should definately be a great shooter.

A person should be able to finish the bow in an evening or too. (without finish) I'd say it is a great value.  Good idea, Chad

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Re: R/D glass longbow blank. .BUILD ALONG. .Finished bow PICS . . Dryad Bows
« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2008, 09:07:00 AM »
We figure about 4-5 hours and it's a bow.  That depends on skill level and tools.  With power tools we can have it shooting and ready for finish work in an hour.

Going to shoot the build along today.  Lighting was bad yesterday and when we got to it.

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Re: R/D glass longbow blank. .BUILD ALONG. .Finished bow PICS . . Dryad Bows
« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2008, 07:24:00 PM »
Uploading pics and writing.  Should be started to come up in a couple of hours.

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Re: R/D glass longbow blank. .BUILD ALONG. .Finished bow PICS . . Dryad Bows
« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2008, 07:33:00 PM »
Dang it Mike, I've always admired your bows.....now you go and glass blank all tillered and ready for a little work, I will have on of these later this year......can't wait for the buildalong.


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Re: R/D glass longbow blank. .BUILD ALONG. .Finished bow PICS . . Dryad Bows
« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2008, 07:36:00 PM »
Mike, you have my undivided attention!!!
 What bow weights will be availiable? Might just need one for my whole clan  :scared: ....Terry

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Re: R/D glass longbow blank. .BUILD ALONG. .Finished bow PICS . . Dryad Bows
« Reply #19 on: January 03, 2008, 07:39:00 PM »
This is gonna be good. That bow looks as though it will have some good performance. Really nice lines.
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