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Re: Snakey Osage 2020
« Reply #120 on: November 12, 2020, 08:24:21 AM »
Yeah, how are you going to deal with the skin ends with no handle wrap?
Are snake skins, even with finish on them, something you want to handle repeatedly?

I think the Turquoise looks sharp :thumbsup:   Turquoise tip overlays would hide the other skin ends :goldtooth:

I'm doing what roy said, cutting it to a point above and below the grip.
And on the tip I'm dead ending it to the Rattles just like a real snake. ;)

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Re: Snakey Osage 2020
« Reply #121 on: November 12, 2020, 06:31:39 PM »
Here you go Flem













I still need to file the extra off the edges.
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Re: Snakey Osage 2020
« Reply #122 on: November 12, 2020, 06:45:07 PM »
Awesome fantastic job Mark...

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Re: Snakey Osage 2020
« Reply #123 on: November 12, 2020, 09:35:23 PM »
Part of me wants to know how it shoots. But part of me doesn’t care because it looks SWEET.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Snakey Osage 2020
« Reply #124 on: November 12, 2020, 09:43:35 PM »
I brought it to 24" draw many times but I'm scared  to go to 28" :scared:
All my other snakey bows broke before I got this far. :tongue:
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Re: Snakey Osage 2020
« Reply #125 on: November 12, 2020, 10:29:49 PM »
She's looking real good, Mark. Snaky bows are tough to tiller and some are hard to keep together. Wishing this one a long, productive life.  :thumbsup:   :archer2:
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Re: Snakey Osage 2020
« Reply #126 on: November 12, 2020, 10:44:43 PM »
 :thumbsup:
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Re: Snakey Osage 2020
« Reply #127 on: November 13, 2020, 04:01:44 AM »
Take it back an inch at a time 20 pulls per inch.

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Re: Snakey Osage 2020
« Reply #128 on: November 13, 2020, 08:03:21 AM »
That is looking great!!  Fantastic job! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Send it to Roy, he only draw bout 14" so should work well! :biglaugh:
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Re: Snakey Osage 2020
« Reply #129 on: November 13, 2020, 08:13:42 AM »
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Re: Snakey Osage 2020
« Reply #130 on: November 13, 2020, 08:54:19 AM »
I assume the bow is shot in since you put the skins on? But your skeered to draw it to 28?

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Re: Snakey Osage 2020
« Reply #131 on: November 13, 2020, 09:02:21 AM »
Yep  :thumbsup:

It should be OK
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Re: Snakey Osage 2020
« Reply #132 on: November 13, 2020, 10:08:13 AM »
What's the worst that could happen?:)

With the looks of the grain on that bow I'll bet she will be fine.

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Re: Snakey Osage 2020
« Reply #133 on: November 13, 2020, 10:38:15 AM »
Damn thats one nice job you did with the skins Mark :thumbsup:
Very elegant how you finished off the ends.

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Re: Snakey Osage 2020
« Reply #134 on: November 13, 2020, 11:00:20 AM »
Thanks guys  :goldtooth:
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Re: Snakey Osage 2020
« Reply #135 on: November 13, 2020, 11:41:04 AM »
Ah come on, Flem.

I guess it's ok:)

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Re: Snakey Osage 2020
« Reply #136 on: November 13, 2020, 12:29:04 PM »
I'd find him and give him a big hug if he wasn't hiding in the rain forest down there in the southland :scared:Honestly, I'm not a big fan of snake skin backing. They elicit lots of oohs and ahhhs, like kids looking at a shinny penny at the bottom of a fountain. Mark's application is artistic and natural looking, not like some that look like they are slapped on the back. Having no artistic talent myself, I am impressed at others skills.

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Re: Snakey Osage 2020
« Reply #137 on: November 13, 2020, 04:55:13 PM »
I look at it like this.
Osage is a awesome bow wood for selfbows and if you are lucky enough that Mother Nature give us something like this, it should be shown to others. I like skins on a snakey stave and I will take it to the Tennessee Classic and MoJam for those who want to see.
I'm not showing off, there are many Bowyers alot better than me. I want it to be a work of Mother natures Art as best I can do with it.
I'm really enjoying working on it and letting you guy's see it happen.
Without Forums like this, very few would see.

I got the edges cleaned up and sand the bow all over Today.
Thanks for watching Guy's :jumper:
And for all the help ;)
 
« Last Edit: November 13, 2020, 07:30:03 PM by Mad Max »
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Re: Snakey Osage 2020
« Reply #138 on: November 13, 2020, 05:26:02 PM »
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Re: Snakey Osage 2020
« Reply #139 on: December 01, 2020, 10:51:02 AM »
I brought it to 24" draw many times but I'm scared  to go to 28"

Ya still skeered?

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