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Hellfire
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a few more bows made
Feb 7th, 2006 at 8:04pm
 
I just made a few more bows recently. Hope you like them. I'll explain them more when I get some time.
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here is an elm bow I made. Notice the major snake in the upper limb. Shoots really nice. Its about 45# or so, and 6foot long, made out of an elm stick.

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Here is a narrow Cherokee style hickory bow I made. Its 6' long, and only 1" wide. It has only an inch of set, and it shoots great. Its about 55# at 28".

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here is a very underbuilt elm bow with working recurves. Its about 55# at 26" draw, and its about 62 inches long. Shoots very well, and maintains about an inch of reflex.

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Here is a red oak bow I just got done tillering.

I've got maybe six or seven other bows getting seasoned. Among those is a cherokee style ash bow made of a small diameter stave, a very unique red elm bow with an arrow rest made of a branch, a couple flatbows, an english style longbow made of elm, an elm recurve, a plum stickbow, and maybe a backed cherry recurve.
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Reply #1 - Feb 8th, 2006 at 1:25am
 
Very very nice!!!!

Any tips to an aspiring newbie to the art of bow making? Did you make your own strings or use something that was available? 

Really Really nice bows!
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Reply #2 - Feb 8th, 2006 at 12:41pm
 
Wow nice bows!!
I'm gona make a pyramid style bow out of oak soon.  I'll post pics when it's done.
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Reply #3 - Feb 8th, 2006 at 2:54pm
 
pyramid style bow ?
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Reply #4 - Feb 8th, 2006 at 10:12pm
 
For the noob, I suggest first getting at least

1. hatchet
2. saw
3. rasp
4. pocket knife
5. and a sanding block. I like those 80 grit sanding sponges for like $1 at walmart.
6. Wedges would help for bigger staves
7. Halfways decent stock.

I suggest that all of you beginners out there start out making 6 foot long bows (so easy to make) that are around 35 to 50# pull at 26-29" draw length, and without recurves. Dimensions would be perhaps 1 1/2" wide at the handle, maintaining that width for two thirds of the limb, then tapering in straight lines to 1/2" or less nocks. This isnt written in stone, so feel free to screw around with it a bit. Have a lot of fun.
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Reply #5 - Feb 9th, 2006 at 1:06am
 
Thanks for the info Hellfire!

I do have all of those tools and such at home, and this summer I am aspiring to make my first bow, until then my sling will have to do Smiley
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