Day 5

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Blog entry by DaveC posted 03-06-2007 08:16 PM 1358 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Today I will be shaping the tips. There is not much to tell here other than I use a Nicholson #50 rasp for the entire process. Here is the ebony glued in place:

Here are some pictures after shaping. Notice my home made air cleaner. It’s just a fine particle furnace filter duct taped to a box fan. It works great to help keep the sanding dust to a minimum.

I did not mention the string making process (its not really wood working) but here are my string making materials. It is just like making rope only smaller. ; )

Here is a picture of my “high tech” bow scale: (“Why no honey, I don’t know where the bathroom scale is. Have you asked the kids?”)

All that is left is to sand it down and put a finish on and wrap a leather handle. I’ll start that tomorrow.

-- Dave.

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#1 posted 03-06-2007 08:56 PM

this really is a fascinating process.
Rick bowhunts and we went looking for a bow for me – not to hunt with but to have contests with him in the backyard. He has to hit the bull’s eye and I have to hit the giant bale of straw that we will have the target attached to :)

When we go back shopping again I’ll definitely be looking at them with a greater appreciation.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#2 posted 03-07-2007 12:04 AM

Turning it into a work of art Dave.

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