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The bow is 58" from nock to nock. It's 43 lbs at 25". The tip overlays are sheep horn. The skins are broad banded water snakes. I used tru oil for the finish. The stave was pretty much flat with a hint of deflex. I left it alone and just flipped the tips. I made string grooves on the belly side of the recurved tips. That is the first time I have done that. I enjoyed working with yew. It's much softer than the osage I'm used to. If I looked at this bow the wrong way it would get a dent in it.

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I didn't notice I had put the string on upside down until I went to nock the arrow for the full draw picture.

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A real Nice one Clint

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LittleBen
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Very nice bow. Yew is like jello compared to Osage. It's always amazing how much energy can be stored in such a light weight wood.
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That's a nice bow.

Yep, yew works like butter.

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I guess it's Ok. [Smile]

And your elbow is too high.. [Smile]

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Nice one. [Smile]
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Sweet!

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Cool bow, Clint. I think I like those water snakes better than any other. Well done.

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Very nice!
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Roy from Pa
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How's it shoot, Clint? I see you cut a small shelf into it. I didn't cut a shelf in my yew bow and its wider at the rest than any of my other bows, but it shoots as well or better than a lot of my other bows.
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quote:
Originally posted by Pat B:
Cool bow, Clint. I think I like those water snakes better than any other. Well done.

They are quickly becoming my favorite skins Pat. It's hard to get a good match because of the blotchy pattern. They look the best on white woods. The darker osage takes away from the pattern.

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quote:
Originally posted by Roy from Pa:
How's it shoot, Clint? I see you cut a small shelf into it. I didn't cut a shelf in my yew bow and its wider at the rest than any of my other bows, but it shoots as well or better than a lot of my other bows.

Roy, I've started cutting in a shelf like that on my last few bows and I really like it. The bow shoots good. I am working on a lighter weight set of arrows for it. I was using heavier arrows than what it needed.

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Well you can get away with a little heavier arrow with the cut in shelf. I am always a little hesitant cutting into the side of a wooden riser. And somehow it just bugs me even doing so for a few reasons. But it does have it's advantages.
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Well done!

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