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About Deviant Member Melinda SkaggsFemale/United States Group :icongaia-art: Gaia-Art
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This is what I make. Don't worry, more weird stuff is coming.

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Bow #3 by Lupas-Deva
Bow #3
This is my third bow. And the first one worthy of calling a bow. Its made out of hickory. with jute twine handle and string. Its got a black duct tape backing. Overall I was very pleased with it even though it did have some tillering problems. It was much improved from the second.

I'm in the process of making actual bowyer tools to make bigger and better bows.
Tiller Stick for Bow Making by Lupas-Deva
Tiller Stick for Bow Making
I'm starting to get into bowmaking, but I don't have a lot of money. The tiller stick didn't cost that much 10-11 dollars not counting shipping. But I have a woodshop and I needed the money for other tools so I found the dimensions on the 3rivers archery site and took a scrap piece of 2x4 and ripped it in half. Planed it down and wrote my measurements on it. 

This is actually my second stick. The first one I used a spade bit but that tore up the wood too much. So I switched to the scroll saw and had much better results. As I was finishing staining it I noticed I cut the u-shaped bow hold on the wrong end. So instead of trashing the whole thing I just cut the bow hold on the other end and added 4 more notches. It should work just fine.  I'm in the process of making my flemish bowstring jig. Then my tillering boot.
College Flyer2 by Lupas-Deva
College Flyer2
Revised my last flyer a bit. I was given more specific text and added a few nifty details that are school oriented.
Church Flyer by Lupas-Deva
Church Flyer
A church flyer geared towards those in college. You'll see the emphasis on food. :)

Credit to pandz2 for his paper stock photo that I keep using.
Okay, it seems like like husband has been so impressed (that is hard to do) with my macro photos that he wants me to stop posting them so I can get a compilation together to submit to a publisher.

I am leery of doing this because:
I enjoy posting my stuff here on deviant,
Getting published is notoriously hard to do,
Large focused projects like this put me off,
And I work too much to focus fully on this project.

But I will attempt to do so because:
It may end up getting published a few years down the road,
It seemed to please the Elder of our church,
Its something to strive for besides straight woodworking,
And I love taking photos.

So far, unless it evolves to something else, it will be on the macro insect world of the Arkansas Delta region.

Post me your opinions. I am interested in what others think. Has anyone here attempted anything like this?

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Melinda Skaggs
United States
I am a Christian. My family and I work with the local youth teaching the Bible, art, and martial arts.

I am in my sewing phase now, so check out my custom hats and plushie stuff! But I also do avatar and oc art.

God Bless

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waywardgal Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you so much for taking the time out to favorite my works. It means such a great deal to me that you enjoy my art, and I hope you can consider watching Hug
Dwarf4r Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
Thank you for the fav much appreciated.=P (Razz) 
TheBlaqkCat Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013   Traditional Artist
:bulletblack: Thanx 4 thee :iconllama-plz:
araxiagalaxia Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
Just saw your hat design with what looks like fish tail on the end. Very cool... I was wondering if you would sell up to 4 of these and how much you would charge? I've left a comment and message and haven't heard back from you yet! Hope this gets to you....

Hypernaut Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
THX 4 the fav
mtomsky Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Artist
Thanks for the watch!
CrystalKittyCat Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank thee much for the fave! :ahoy:
Lupas-Deva Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
No problem. We have our own custom wood furniture business, so I like looking at original wood products.
CrystalKittyCat Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Ahh very cool!
izasartshop Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the :+fav:.
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