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Old 01-26-2009, 09:33 PM
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Ok, can't let kent and Russ have all the fun. I had a piece of osage left over from my first bow. I figured its time to get the boy in the mix.

Its going to be 35" Tip to tip, and I plan on 12lbs at 12". I am also going to recurve the tips quite a bit. I also need do some straightening. She's very crooked. I am not sure how long to make the handle. I am thinking 2". And make the fades 1.25" long. Can anyone measure thier 5-7 year olds palm?

Here's the boy now. Mama will be mad she made it on the internet. I worked for 3 hours getting her down to one ring. He doesn't know it yet, but that lumber in his hand will make him the coolest kid on the block.

Like I said, crooked as a chicago senator running for president.

Here she is all bandsaw'd out and I done some scrapin. I plan on doing some smoothing tomorrow.

Old 01-26-2009, 09:37 PM
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I havn't rasped out the handle or fades yet. I don't have those richy rich kanga tools yet.

I want to put a shelf on. Usually I just use deer antler for the shelf.
Old 01-26-2009, 09:39 PM
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Excellent Mark!!!!! I need to do that!!!
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Old 01-26-2009, 09:40 PM
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I would say you got plenty of time, but I bet I don't get finished with this one until summer.

Lets just pray, I can keep this one in one piece.
Old 01-26-2009, 10:05 PM
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Pretty cool! Looking forward to pics of the boy shooting it! Well done!
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Old 01-27-2009, 05:20 AM
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Good deal--my son started out with a bow very similar to that--I think it's 48", osage, with a propellar twist in it. Actually shot pretty dang good--he shot in his first tournament with it a couple of weeks before his 3rd birthday--shot it for quite a while after that. Lots of kids have shot it since, but I can't bring myself to give it away--too much sentimental value. Still have his first tiny quiver and arrows too...he's 13 now, a little over 6' tall and 250#, and has gone through a few bows since then....

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Old 01-27-2009, 05:58 AM
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Thats is pretty cool Chad. I sure wouldn't give it away either. I wonder if I should have made it longer. Oh well, guess I will have to make two.
Old 01-27-2009, 07:04 AM
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Good deal, I wouldn't give it away either

I think you should leave the twists in it sorta adds character anyway what kid wants a straight bow

I wouldn't say I am having fun at the moment

Richy rich Kanga tools???????????

You know how long and how many arguements I had to get those tools[8D]
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Old 01-27-2009, 07:32 AM
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Thats awsome, cant wait to see the final product and him shooting it. Nice largemouth on the wall by the way whatdit weight 8 pounds?
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