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Flatliner
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Demo Bow, for me

#1 Post by Flatliner » Thu Apr 02, 2015 11:42 am

I get quite a few people coming to my place to try out my bows and the lightest draw weight I had until now was 42#, so I've made one that the ladies and youngsters should be able to shoot.
Must say I don't mind flicking a few through it too, it's almost effortless and the groups are good.

Bow stats: Flatline Raptor, 58" n-n, 30#@28".
Timbers: limbs; Black Palm and Orange Boxwood.
Riser; QLD Walnut, Red Bean, Silver Ash with Black Palm and Aust Ebony inlays.
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Cheers, Rob.
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Re: Demo Bow, for me

#2 Post by bigbob » Thu Apr 02, 2015 12:15 pm

Damn Rob you keep moving the goal posts! Stunning , mate simply stunning!
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#3 Post by Mick Smith » Thu Apr 02, 2015 12:18 pm

Absolutely beautiful Rob. You're every bit as much an artist as what you are a bowyer. 8)
There is no use focusing on aiming if you don't execute the shot well enough to hit what your are aiming at.

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#4 Post by UPTHETOP » Thu Apr 02, 2015 4:03 pm

Hey Rob really like the wood figure in those limbs excellent, just like the rest of the bow. Love looking at your work as always.

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#5 Post by mikaluger » Thu Apr 02, 2015 4:43 pm

Holy crap Rob!..............that is just amazing work. You are a master, no doubt.
Mind Blown......again.
Damn.

When I get the cash, I'll be having one of yours..........

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#6 Post by bigbob » Thu Apr 02, 2015 5:28 pm

Probably one of the most intricate bows out side of Blacktail [ which go for about $4000+ US] I have ever seen.Truly beautiful Rob. why would anyone want to buy US stuff when they could get one of yours and feature all Aussie wood into the bargain.
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#7 Post by Outbackdad » Thu Apr 02, 2015 5:29 pm

What a great job.

Love the timbers in the bow.

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#8 Post by Ronster » Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:11 pm

Very Very Nice, Wow even.

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Re: Demo Bow, for me

#9 Post by slayer » Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:18 pm

I have not posted anything for a long time but dam man that is fine wood work right there!there are many timber work competitions in Australia I have no doubt in my mind you could rate with the best of em!

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#10 Post by rodlonq » Fri Apr 03, 2015 7:01 am

Truly a thing of beauty Rob. Great design and execution, thanks for showing us.

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#11 Post by Old Soul » Fri Apr 03, 2015 1:13 pm

Hey Rob,

That is nothing short of fricken beautiful mate, awesome job. The effect that the end grain of that black palm gives is stunning, the combination of all the timbers is just incredible.

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#12 Post by swami » Fri Apr 03, 2015 5:17 pm

Practically called a Bow but really a work of Art.

Very nice
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#13 Post by Flatliner » Fri Apr 03, 2015 5:50 pm

Gee wiz fella's :oops: thanks very much, I'm very humbled by your comments. But really it's nature that is the artist I'm just sticking bits of natural art together in the most pleasing way I can think of.
swami wrote:Practically called a Bow but really a work of Art.
Funny you should say that Swami,,,, this is what I thought they meant by prac/art when I was in high school.

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#14 Post by hunterguy1991 » Sat Apr 04, 2015 10:21 am

Craftsmanship in this thing is nothing short of astounding!! Absolutely unreal piece Rob. Love the dark and light timber contrast in it.

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#15 Post by Muz1970 » Sat Apr 04, 2015 10:40 am

WOW!!!! Bloody awesome.. you've put some hours into that one

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#16 Post by Henry McCann » Wed May 27, 2015 10:16 am

Beautiful work! If that doesn't pop your eyes open you're dead.

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#17 Post by hazard » Wed May 27, 2015 9:14 pm

Awesome work once again!
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#18 Post by Gringa Bows » Wed May 27, 2015 9:33 pm

very pretty bow

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