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PostSubject: Cool TAKE-DOWN and CAMO SELF-BOWs   September 10th 2016, 4:55 pm

Check this self bow out.  This would be great for back-pack hunting.


The two limbs are joined by two wooden pegs.  The mylar spacer is to eliminate friction squeaks.  



The joint is then wrapped with a length of leather then tied-off.  



I had the pleasure to shoot the Bowyer's latest hunting bow dyed CAMO.     Stack is non-existent.



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PostSubject: Re: Cool TAKE-DOWN and CAMO SELF-BOWs   October 8th 2016, 8:21 am

cool bow
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PostSubject: Re: Cool TAKE-DOWN and CAMO SELF-BOWs   October 13th 2016, 6:46 pm

those are beautful marty. your mentor is very talented. how about a photo of your selfbow ?
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PostSubject: Re: Cool TAKE-DOWN and CAMO SELF-BOWs   August 11th 2017, 7:32 am

neat idea for this bow assembly. :rtup

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PostSubject: Re: Cool TAKE-DOWN and CAMO SELF-BOWs   August 11th 2017, 10:40 am

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neat idea for this bow assembly. :rtup
For sure!  I'll see him in a few weeks down in PA and will pass-along your comment. Wink 

I'll be breaking in this new custom load of arrows I just finished-up for my own self bows. 

6 hunting, 6 practice, 29", 5" helicals, 100 grain Magnus heads.

https://www.frontiermuzzleloading.com/t8632-my-traditional-self-bows

My first deer season is traditional archery. bounce
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PostSubject: Re: Cool TAKE-DOWN and CAMO SELF-BOWs   August 12th 2017, 6:20 am

Really neat archery goods.

I've made 15 self bows and every one of 'em broke quickly.Crying or Very sad

I guess I'm just a clutz! Embarassed

Arrows I can make and have fletching jigs etc.

Good to have arrow making supplies to replace tips,
nocks, and fletching that get damaged.

I hate aluminum arrows.

I like wood and Beeman carbon shafts are almost
indestructible.

I got a rare shot as a young and dumb button buck
standing in the open at 40 paces looking at me.

Arrow entered the brisket and exited a rear ham.

L'il deer ran in a circle and dropped dead.

Never did find that arrow.

I got the an 11 point with archery that at one time was
in the top 50 archery harvests in Ohio.

Dressed out it weighed 205 pounds.

Hefty deer it was. It's on my wall now. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Cool TAKE-DOWN and CAMO SELF-BOWs   August 29th 2017, 12:13 pm

My hunting friend Don(Master Bowyer) and one of his latest creations.  A Black Snake made the mistake of venturing into his wine cellar.  As you can see it made for a great looking backing.














Oh yea...

Squirrels coats are not wasted either.   Great for padding armguards Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Cool TAKE-DOWN and CAMO SELF-BOWs   August 29th 2017, 1:34 pm

Snake skins coverings have been around for centuries. While still living in Colorado I killed rattlesnakes by the dozens monthly when moving to the family farm that had not been occupied for 20 years. Every where or anything you moved they were there, locals couldn't believe we were cleaning up the "Snake Pit" as it was referred to. It took about 5 years to clean them out, could never let you guard down. Rolling Eyes  pale

After the first summer I started thinking about skinning them selling the meat and curing the skins for hat bands, belts and covering Native American crafts with them. A friend was a very good period bow and quiver maker so he was a natural for using the longer skins and as said surprisingly they held up with.  Our snakes averaged from 3' to 4' with a 5' ones once in a while. I saved the rattles and in that 5 year period had collected a shoe box and a half of them. :Bat   crazy

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