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Re: Ryans Yew ELB

PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:50 pm
by Spider 1
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Looks kinda sweet don't it ;)

I made up a couple shafts out of 1/8" dowel. man did that bow spit them out. I was shooting for distance in the basement when one hit a rafter and the shaft detonated, lol! I need to find something a little stronger for this bow. Then I'll need to make a tiny little quiver to go with it.

This is how the bow sits right now. I need to get to the hobby store again and find some baby blue silk, and gold trim for the grip. Maybe I can pick up some bamboo BBQ skewers for shafts as well.

I hope you enjoyed it so far!

Re: Ryans Yew ELB

PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 4:13 pm
by Carbon Caster
Spider, do I know EARS?? What part of Alberta?

Re: Ryans Yew ELB

PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 5:50 pm
by superkodiak38
Good JOb on the bow !

Re: Ryans Yew ELB

PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:31 am
by Spider 1
Carbon Caster, ears, aka Clair Ross, is originally from Nova Scotia. He had recently moved to Alberta. But, I sent him these pictures to show him what I was up to and he said he had been kinda busy. He just moved to British Columbia.

Re: Ryans Yew ELB

PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2009 9:08 am
by Hornseeker
At first I thought... HOLY COW... he has got a MONSTER bow stringer!!

Nice job.. those nocks are too cool!

Re: Ryans Yew ELB

PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:01 am
by Spider 1
Well, the bow and accoutrements are finished and the time is getting close. Doc says Ryan can come at any time, so now he's ready to take on the world...in style ;)

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A little detail on the quiver, it was made to last :)

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the arrows are 11" barbeque skewers fletched with wild turkey feathers and tipped with 1/2" suction cups. I used the plastic end of some wire connectors for nocks, the horn I tried wouldn't hold up and the shafts are way too thin for self nocks. They fly extremely well out of this bow and hit with some serious force. Let all the cats beware :)

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And of course, the full draw picture!

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The only thing yet to do is the date. That will be printed on the quiver in the center of the light colored leather at top...when I know what it is;) I'm still thinkin of makin a tiny arm guard...too much??? naaaaa, I'll get to work on that next, LOL!

Re: Ryans Yew ELB

PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 2:51 pm
by Spider 1
I just finished the bracer, it came out pretty good. It isn't exactly a victorian era design...but it'll do. The Celtic design is supposed to ward off harm and evil spirits.


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Re: Ryans Yew ELB

PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 6:18 pm
by superkodiak38
I love it !

You don't plan on spoiling the kid.......do you ? ...lol.. ;)

Re: Ryans Yew ELB

PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:14 am
by Spider 1
Yep! Heck, his older cousin is almost 9 and already on his 4th bow :)

Re: Ryans Yew ELB

PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 6:30 am
by PAarcher
I haven't kept up with this thread. That is really cool!! Nice work on all of it. Ryan will love it!