On my way home from work, the other day, I passed though Grant Park. “The Bowman and The Spearman” sculptures caught my attention. The sculptor did not make the weapons – you have to imagine them.
I was inspired to make a bow.
A 1/4” piece of scrap oak and some string made a bow (no doubt, Mestrovic would have been impressed). I used a bunch of clamps and some blocks to keep the arc where I wanted. Then, I traced along the bow to make my mark.
I rough cut the arc with my jig saw. See how I stay just left of the line. As long as I don’t cross the line, this is a quick way to lop off a big chunk of scrap.
And a final sculpting of my own, with an 80 grit palm sander. I sand until the line disappears. Note that I clamped the top and bottom together. I cut and sanded them at the same time, so they are an exact match.
I don’t know if there’s an easier way of doing this, but it worked for me.
I guess I had about 2 hours invested.
Thanks for having a look. J-
-- It's all in a day's work...