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Postby stillwaterselfbows » Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:06 pm

This bow get's it name from "gifts" from friends and family. The Baleen is from my eldest son, Adam, who spends half the year in Denali Alaska where he and is wife own the Black Bear Coffee House. The Copperhead backings are from Bowyer / Knapper David Bond and the walrus ivory tip overlays are from Leslie Hale. Advice came from JD Jones and Ron Owens. Thanks go to each of these friends. Without them I'd never had a chance to attempt this project. The specs are 65# @ 27" and 61" NTN.
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Re: "Gifted"

Postby Okie » Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:56 pm

That is one awesome bow Tommy!! The baleen looks great, well, everything looks great! Can't wait to see it in person. :77:
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Re: "Gifted"

Postby KsBow » Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:07 pm

Great Job my Friend. :77:
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Re: "Gifted"

Postby zeek from coon creek » Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:43 pm

OK, so I understand that baleen is a sort of natural fiber-glass like material that certain whale species produce. Is any of it visisble on this bow or is it hidden under the snake skin. If so do you have a photo of it before it was covered. I'm curious to see what it looks like. Also, what kind of leather is the grip wrapped in?

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Re: "Gifted"

Postby stillwaterselfbows » Tue Sep 02, 2014 6:09 am

Zeek, the black on the belly is the baleen. You are correct as it comes from whales. Only the native Eskimos can legally sell is and must etch or carve on it before selling.
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Re: "Gifted"

Postby Johnbow » Tue Sep 02, 2014 6:59 am

Tommy great looking bow. :applaud:
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Re: "Gifted"

Postby Dingus » Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:46 am

That is a beauty Tommy!
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Re: "Gifted"

Postby Winter Hawk » Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:19 pm

Just beautiful! Wish you hadn't mentioned Alaska - I'm homesick again.... But the Lord has placed us here and we don't have to fly out to Seattle to go to a good hospital!

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Re: "Gifted"

Postby FullDraw » Tue Sep 02, 2014 11:10 pm

That is one of your best ever, Tommy, and I love the story behind it.

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Re: "Gifted"

Postby stickandlimb » Wed Sep 03, 2014 1:43 pm

Great job..........cant wait to see it in person
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