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Red Oak Board Bow
Mar 25th, 2010 at 2:23pm
 
  Looking at David M.'s pictures of his bow reminded me that I never showed everyone here my bow that I made for my dad's Christmas present.  It's shaped from a 6'x2"x1" piece of red oak that I got at the local hardware store, and backed with fiberglass sheetrock tape.  This was my first real atempt at bow making, I don't count the simple stick bow that I had previously made.  It was lot's of fun, and I am currently working on my second one (for myself).
  Here's some video of it, sadly I don't have any photos.  I guess I could go to my dad's to take shots of the finished product, but I haven't done so yet.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIhX6-S74Fw ; Enjoy!  Not as pretty as Dave's, but I think it turned out pretty well.
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Reply #1 - Mar 25th, 2010 at 9:22pm
 
Excellent job on that bow and the arrow. How long did it take to make and what tools did you use? Did you have to add any special glue to the fiberglass tape. I love how you make your videos too very informative.
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Reply #2 - Mar 25th, 2010 at 9:40pm
 
  I worked on it off and on for a month or so, using nothing but a rasp.  The fiberglass is in three layers, and I used Titebond wood glue to glue it on, since that's what the online tutorial I used called for. 
  Thanks for the compliment!  I always try to make my movies interesting Smiley
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Reply #3 - Mar 26th, 2010 at 7:36am
 

Very nice indeed! Was it this tutorial you used? http://poorfolkbows.com/oak.htm
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Reply #4 - Mar 26th, 2010 at 11:51am
 
Nice Bow Brian, You did an Excellent job on It and Thank's for sharing the video,
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Reply #5 - Mar 26th, 2010 at 12:18pm
 
I guess dad was happy with his Christmas present, because that was really something.
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Reply #6 - Mar 26th, 2010 at 6:21pm
 
Nice! Almost motivates me to give it a try, making a bow.
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Reply #7 - Mar 31st, 2010 at 1:46pm
 
  Excellent work,Brian!And another classy video!How many hours would you estimate you have into that?
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