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That was very enjoyable, Justin. Your father is quite an interesting man. Thanks for sharing that with us. :)
 

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Butch, Yeah. That is the bow he built for my birthday last year.-I cut the tree, he made the bow using my wood and rawhide from our javalina hunt in early '07.

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Good interview, your dad makes some beautiful bows Justin.
 

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Justin, that is just amazing! Do you have that gift? One of the bows looked like it had snake skin on it, did it? :\: I also noticed what looked like price tags, care to share the range of prices?
 

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Gigi, Yes, many of his bows are backed with snakeskin. Prices range from $125 for a kid's selfbow up to $2500plus for a sheephorn bow. Most of his sinewbacked hunting bows are in the $550 to $850 range depending upon materials and artwork. I've done a little bowmaking but have difficulty finding the time/energy.
 

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Gigi, Yes, many of his bows are backed with snakeskin. Prices range from $125 for a kid's selfbow up to $2500plus for a sheephorn bow. Most of his sinewbacked hunting bows are in the $550 to $850 range depending upon materials and artwork. I've done a little bowmaking but have difficulty finding the time/energy.
He mentioned that you have to know how to get it right, do you have that gift? Oh, and what about the arrows, does he make those as well?
 

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Gigi, Yes , I am pretty good at ratio and proportion and visualization. Dad doesn't do arrows-I make arrows for him.
Jer, Actually I'm coming up on 45. That was filmed last year. Dad is now 65.
 

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Sure, but they are nothing spectacular. I'll have to take some pics.
 
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