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Another Osage Selfbow

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joe vt 04-Sep-22
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Wayne Hess 04-Sep-22
2 bears 04-Sep-22
wooddamon1 04-Sep-22
Stick Hippie 04-Sep-22
tradslinger 04-Sep-22
BowAholic 04-Sep-22
Draven 04-Sep-22
wooddamon1 04-Sep-22
Harry 04-Sep-22
wooddamon1 04-Sep-22
bentstick54 04-Sep-22
George Tsoukalas 04-Sep-22
Calgroundgame 04-Sep-22
[email protected] 04-Sep-22
Randog 04-Sep-22
Will tell 05-Sep-22
hawkeye in PA 05-Sep-22
Bjrogg 05-Sep-22
Steve Milbocker 05-Sep-22
wooddamon1 05-Sep-22
Cotton Mouth 05-Sep-22
Don T. Lewis 05-Sep-22
JMartin 05-Sep-22
Heat 05-Sep-22
Aeronut 05-Sep-22
wooddamon1 05-Sep-22
PA Bones 05-Sep-22
Stickbow Felty 05-Sep-22
Wudstix 05-Sep-22
wooddamon1 05-Sep-22
MStyles 05-Sep-22
Jed Gitchel 05-Sep-22
Supernaut 05-Sep-22
bradsmith2010santafe 05-Sep-22
Kunzie 06-Sep-22
BigStriper1 06-Sep-22
Ironfist 06-Sep-22
wooddamon1 06-Sep-22
BigStriper1 06-Sep-22
bluesman 06-Sep-22
ken techau 06-Sep-22
bodymanbowyer 06-Sep-22
Pappy 1952 07-Sep-22
wooddamon1 07-Sep-22
Reb 07-Sep-22
Bob Rowlands 07-Sep-22
White Falcon 07-Sep-22
Arvin 15-Sep-22
carpenter 15-Sep-22
Arrowhead 10-Nov-22
Don T. Lewis 10-Nov-22
MStyles 10-Nov-22
dgb 10-Nov-22
wooddamon1 10-Nov-22
Boker 10-Nov-22
mahantango 11-Nov-22
George Tsoukalas 11-Nov-22
kaw369 11-Nov-22
leftwing 11-Nov-22
Altek 11-Nov-22
ken techau 11-Nov-22
wooddamon1 11-Nov-22
Lonster 20-Nov-22
bradsmith2010santafe 20-Nov-22
deerfly 20-Nov-22
Draven 20-Nov-22
wooddamon1 20-Nov-22
Kunzie 22-Nov-22
Beendare 22-Nov-22
wooddamon1 22-Nov-22
zwickey2bl 22-Nov-22
Timberking 23-Nov-22
Gizzen 23-Nov-22
Stickbow Felty 24-Nov-22
wooddamon1 24-Nov-22
Bob Rowlands 24-Nov-22
From: wooddamon1 Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 04-Sep-22

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Rattlesnake skin-backed Osage, beavertail grip and rest, bison horn tips. 66" 47#@28"

Lots of kinks and dips to work with, slight heat corrections for propeller twist and slightly flipped tips, otherwise it follows the natural shape of the stave.

Thanks to Bigstriper (Kurt) and his brother Steve for lugging the wood up to Elm Hall:) Another big thanks to Pappy for his opinions and looking over the goodies with me :)

From: wooddamon1 Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 04-Sep-22

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Gotta give another thanks to stilldub (Barry) for the awesome strings. Nails it every time.

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Date: 04-Sep-22

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Date: 04-Sep-22

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From: joe vt
Date: 04-Sep-22




Wow that is beautiful!! I am not a fan of rattlesnake skins but every self bow I see with them on looks fantastic. Thanks for sharing the photos.

Beautiful arrows too!!

From: wooddamon1 Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 04-Sep-22

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No full draw pics yet, rolling solo for the pics today. Shoots hard, quiet and fast. That's all I need :)

Arrows are home rolled PO cedar with rattler skin cresting accents. Flying great from her. Couldn't be happier with how easy it was to get tuned up. Most likely gonna be my go to next month.

Anyways, enjoy the pics guys and best of luck this season!

From: wooddamon1 Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 04-Sep-22




Thanks Joe!

From: Wayne Hess
Date: 04-Sep-22




Pictures of bow looks pretty, good

From: 2 bears
Date: 04-Sep-22




Awesome. I love the snaky bows. Beautiful both bow & arrows. >>>-----> Ken

From: wooddamon1 Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 04-Sep-22




Thank you Wayne!

From: Stick Hippie
Date: 04-Sep-22




Beautiful

From: tradslinger
Date: 04-Sep-22




A bow to be proud of for sure. pretty darn awesome bow.

From: BowAholic
Date: 04-Sep-22




well done...good attention to detail and the little extras just add to the overall quality look. Congrats.

From: Draven
Date: 04-Sep-22




Great looking bow!

From: wooddamon1 Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 04-Sep-22




Thanks you guys!

From: Harry
Date: 04-Sep-22




Awesome looking bow Damon!

From: wooddamon1 Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 04-Sep-22




Thanks Harry! How ya been?

From: bentstick54
Date: 04-Sep-22




That turned out real nice. Every detail looks great, and those skins look awesome.

From: George Tsoukalas
Date: 04-Sep-22




Beautiful! Jawge

From: Calgroundgame
Date: 04-Sep-22




Wow!!

Beautiful work

From: [email protected]
Date: 04-Sep-22




Love character bows

From: Randog
Date: 04-Sep-22




Sweet bow and arrows.

From: Will tell
Date: 05-Sep-22




Ice arrows and bow

From: hawkeye in PA
Date: 05-Sep-22




Very beautiful looking bow and arrows. The first time I've seen rattlesnake cresting, very nice touch.

From: Bjrogg
Date: 05-Sep-22




Very nice setup altogether Damon.

I would like to see full draw when get someone to take a picture for you. I’m guessing it looks pretty darn good though. You learned well.

Good luck with hunting season. It’s coming right up. Less than a month now.

Bjrogg

From: Steve Milbocker
Date: 05-Sep-22




Outstanding!

From: wooddamon1 Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 05-Sep-22




Thanks guys!

hawkeye, I can't claim it as an original idea, I've seen some beauties with snake cresting bands. Some on here.

BJ, I asked my girlfriend to snap a few, but she insisted that we take a few at the cabin where it's all woods for the background lol. Thanks for the compliment, I'm sure we'll be up there soon and I'll post up.

From: Cotton Mouth
Date: 05-Sep-22




Nice work

From: Don T. Lewis
Date: 05-Sep-22




Sweet looking bow Damon. You have a gift.

From: JMartin
Date: 05-Sep-22




I love it! SWEET!

From: Heat Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 05-Sep-22




Very cool, thanks for sharing.

From: Aeronut
Date: 05-Sep-22




Well done!

From: wooddamon1 Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 05-Sep-22




Thanks guys!

From: PA Bones Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 05-Sep-22




Beautiful selfbow. Love everything about it. Great job!

From: Stickbow Felty
Date: 05-Sep-22




Love the bow and arrows

From: Wudstix Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 05-Sep-22




Awesome!!!

From: wooddamon1 Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 05-Sep-22




Thanks guys!

From: MStyles
Date: 05-Sep-22




Cool!

From: Jed Gitchel
Date: 05-Sep-22




Looking good Damon!

From: Supernaut
Date: 05-Sep-22




Wow, that's a beautiful bow!

From: bradsmith2010santafe
Date: 05-Sep-22




congrats

From: Kunzie
Date: 06-Sep-22




I really like it.

From: BigStriper1
Date: 06-Sep-22




Damon, the Bow looks great. Glad the Osage stave turned out to be a good one, looks like you did a good job on finishing the Bow and glad that it shoots fine as well, probably has something to do with the Shooter. I will tell Steve that you are enjoying the Osage and show him the picture of your Bow. Hope to see you next time at Elm Hall or maybe somewhere else. Kurt

From: Ironfist
Date: 06-Sep-22




Great job. A fine bow.

From: wooddamon1 Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 06-Sep-22




Thanks, gentlemen!

Kurt, I'm really hoping to make it a few days camping next year, hoping for a couple other shoots too! Tell Steve thanks again for me! I'm forcing myself to take a break until after bow season, but I'm itching to start on the next stave. Ha!

From: BigStriper1
Date: 06-Sep-22




Damon I will tell Steve and show him the pictures, hope you can camp next year and maybe make the Tennessee Classic, that’s also a can’t miss shoot for us. We sure love Pappy’s place and friends. Hope to see you next year. Kurt

From: bluesman
Date: 06-Sep-22




Nice bow , your a craftsman!!!

From: ken techau
Date: 06-Sep-22




Good job!!!

From: bodymanbowyer
Date: 06-Sep-22




That's really sweet, great work and details. JF

From: Pappy 1952
Date: 07-Sep-22




Beautiful work, looks like you done that piece of Osage justice. Pappy

From: wooddamon1 Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 07-Sep-22




Wow, thanks guys!

From: Reb
Date: 07-Sep-22




Very nice.

From: Bob Rowlands
Date: 07-Sep-22




Nicely done!

From: White Falcon
Date: 07-Sep-22




Very nice work. I like snaky shaped limbs.

From: Arvin
Date: 15-Sep-22




Looking great!

From: carpenter
Date: 15-Sep-22




Awesome job!

From: Arrowhead
Date: 10-Nov-22




Great looking bow! I've been having a hard time finding a snakey osage stave with medium to wide late wood growth rings without to much propeller twist. If anyone can steer me on to some I would appreciate it. Again great looking bow.

From: Don T. Lewis
Date: 10-Nov-22




That is amazing! How long you been making bows?

From: MStyles
Date: 10-Nov-22




Pretty cool!

From: dgb
Date: 10-Nov-22




That was a challenging stave to work - and you did a masterful job. Got to like snake skins on a snaky bow!

From: wooddamon1 Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 10-Nov-22




Arrowhead, I'll shoot you a PM shortly. Thanks for the compliment!

Don, only a couple years actually, but I've been daydreaming and studying it off and on for years lol.

Thank you Mike and Don! Much appreciated!

From: Boker
Date: 10-Nov-22




Nice job.

From: mahantango
Date: 11-Nov-22




That is freaking awesome!

From: George Tsoukalas
Date: 11-Nov-22




Very impressive. Thanks for sharing. Jawge

From: kaw369
Date: 11-Nov-22




That bow looks as if it has magic in it without being strung!

From: leftwing
Date: 11-Nov-22




Hope it shoots as good as it looks, beautiful bow!

From: Altek
Date: 11-Nov-22




Hairy canary, those are nice!! Beautiful job! All that's left now is the break in process. You know, put on some character marks like the rest of us do. Maybe drop-kick it around the driveway when loading the car, or slam it in the truck door. You could just beat the dickens out of it on one of those big ole' yard logs you showed in the pics. Just typical stuff. Otherwise deer might laugh and call your bow a prettyboy.

Don't let deer laugh and call your bow a prettyboy. Prepare it now, avoid the embarrassment. :)

From: ken techau
Date: 11-Nov-22




GOOD JOB!!

From: wooddamon1 Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Nov-22




Thanks guys!

Tony, LMAO I've been beating the poor thing up, so the deer are apparently afraid to get within 20 yards. It's like they think they're too good to get killed by it!

From: Lonster
Date: 20-Nov-22




That’s a beautiful bow!

From: bradsmith2010santafe
Date: 20-Nov-22




congrats,,,

From: deerfly
Date: 20-Nov-22




wow, beautiful bow, well done and congrats on surviving tiller. ;) Looking forward to seeing your first kill with it.

From: Draven
Date: 20-Nov-22




Beautiful!

From: wooddamon1 Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 20-Nov-22




Thank you gentlemen!

From: Kunzie
Date: 22-Nov-22




I love going to this thread. That is such a beautiful bow. I never tire of seeing it. Great job.

From: Beendare
Date: 22-Nov-22




That is a real beauty… Thanks for posting and letting me gawk at it for a while

From: wooddamon1 Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 22-Nov-22




Thank you guys, appreciate it! Still trying for my first deer with a selfbow. Came close a few times so far. Gonna be even more of a challenge after the guns leave the woods, but I'll be out there!

From: zwickey2bl Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 22-Nov-22




That is fabulous! Just needs a little blood on it for christening.

From: Timberking
Date: 23-Nov-22




Beautiful!

From: Gizzen
Date: 23-Nov-22




Holy Cats! That is stunning. Amazing work!

From: Stickbow Felty
Date: 24-Nov-22




Still love the bow Damon. You did an awesome job on it.

From: wooddamon1 Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 24-Nov-22




Appreciate it guys, very nice of you!

Still trying with it every chance I get, Greg! Thank you! Won't be long and I'll be hacking on another stave.

From: Bob Rowlands
Date: 24-Nov-22




Fine looking bow! Thanks for the photos.





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