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Flea Market $20 Recurve

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Bud B. 12-Aug-17
Bud B. 12-Aug-17
Bud B. 12-Aug-17
Bud B. 12-Aug-17
Ambleman 12-Aug-17
MStyles 12-Aug-17
throwback 12-Aug-17
Dan W 12-Aug-17
Bud B. 12-Aug-17
osage 12-Aug-17
throwback 12-Aug-17
Bud B. 12-Aug-17
Bud B. 12-Aug-17
HARRY CARRY 12-Aug-17
Buzz 12-Aug-17
fdp 12-Aug-17
Dry Bones 12-Aug-17
TGbow 12-Aug-17
Bud B. 12-Aug-17
Bob W. 13-Aug-17
Bob Rowlands 13-Aug-17
Bud B. 14-Aug-17
Bud B. 14-Aug-17
BOX CALL 14-Aug-17
Greyfox 14-Aug-17
throwback 14-Aug-17
Woodeye 14-Aug-17
From: Bud B.
Date: 12-Aug-17

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Ben Pearson Cougar 45xx @28.

LH :)

Now being restored to a new life.

Nearly straight linbs. Maybe off less than an 1/8". Light stress lines. Gosh awful gouge ground into it. Tips in good shape.

From: Bud B.
Date: 12-Aug-17

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Not a bad bow for $20. Certainly not a lost cause. I believe the riser is walnut.

From: Bud B.
Date: 12-Aug-17

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Decal is still pretty good.

From: Bud B.
Date: 12-Aug-17

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Working on that gouge.

From: Ambleman
Date: 12-Aug-17




I'd bet my house that someone wanted to turn that bow into a righty. That's what it looks like to me. Good luck with your project, that'll be a sturdy repair when you're done.

From: MStyles
Date: 12-Aug-17




How cool..and bought by someone who will rehab that cat and give it a new life. Kudo's to you Sir!

From: throwback
Date: 12-Aug-17




Bud, I'm jealous, lol. I've been to I don't know how many sales this spring and summer trying to find an old, but shootable bow in that weight range, that I can afford. My rotator cuffs are just about wore out and I'm thinking a lighter poundage bow would get me through the pre season shooting and deer season with less stress on them. Good find and I can't wait to see it when you get her finished.

From: Dan W
Date: 12-Aug-17




Very cool! By the way, that is a way to have an ambi bow that is also center shot. Leon Stewart has built them this way.

Great find.

From: Bud B.
Date: 12-Aug-17

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Got the void filled. Still not perfect, but, maybe a leather grip wrap when finished.

Th whole bow is sanded down. Almost ready for a coating of poly.

From: osage
Date: 12-Aug-17




What did you fill it with ?

From: throwback
Date: 12-Aug-17




Looking good!

From: Bud B.
Date: 12-Aug-17

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Osage,

Wood filler, walnut dust from sanding, and ground cinnamon from the kitchen, with a little acrylic paint to help it blend.

I sanded the filler down to below wood level and used Titebond II mixed with the acrylic, dust and cinnamon to bring the tone in.

From: Bud B.
Date: 12-Aug-17




The above pic was before the tone was added.

From: HARRY CARRY
Date: 12-Aug-17




Very impressive, and creative. Kudos to your talents and abilities!

From: Buzz
Date: 12-Aug-17




Great job.

From: fdp
Date: 12-Aug-17




Good looking project so far.

You know the old Pearson Cougar is one of my favorite bows of all time? Not fancy, and not the fastes, but easy to shoot, quiet and stable. The one thing you need to be careful of (if you don't know) is that you want the string of such a length that you dont straighten the tips of that bow out when it's strung. Part of it's efficiency comes from the string laying on the outer portion of the limb.

From: Dry Bones
Date: 12-Aug-17




You did really good on the blend, that bow will be SWEET when your done. Congratulations.

-Bones

From: TGbow
Date: 12-Aug-17




Good job. My brother has a BP Cougar. It's a good shooting bow, smooth pulling.

From: Bud B.
Date: 12-Aug-17




I have quite a few bows, fdp. 62 AMO means a 59" string. Thanks, though. ;) I'm around 10 or so on BPs. Mostly the 709 Hunter model, though. My ugliest one is a Spoiler. Majority of my bows are Bears.

From: Bob W.
Date: 13-Aug-17

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test pic

From: Bob Rowlands
Date: 13-Aug-17




Nicely done, Bud.

From: Bud B.
Date: 14-Aug-17




Coating with satin poly, now. I left the toothpicks natural. A reminder of its former neglected status.

From: Bud B.
Date: 14-Aug-17

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The walnut sure is purty!

From: BOX CALL Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 14-Aug-17




Had one years ago I found in the trash on the curb.top limb had a huge twist,and lots of limb vertical lines.shot it for awhile,then traded it for a case pocket knife.that bow was traded all around the factory.think that cougar was 45#,and 62".

From: Greyfox
Date: 14-Aug-17




Nice job. I have a 700 Colt that I refinished. Very nice shooter.

From: throwback
Date: 14-Aug-17




Very nice, good job Bud!

From: Woodeye
Date: 14-Aug-17




Very nice - well done indeed!





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