|Project by mtnwild||posted 09-28-2008 10:36 PM||24645 views||5 times favorited||14 comments|
A friend was talking about bow racks one day and got me thinking . This is what I came up with. Been using the arrow head design for antler mounts so transferred the idea to the rack. The design changed as I built it. Was going to put in more antlers for more bows, however discovered one set was good. The quilted maple piece was a gift from a friend . I had never seen a piece like this before. I had to split it to fit the rack, then backed it with extra wood to make it thick enough to drill for the arrows. Love walnut, so most of my work involves walnut. Had no idea what I was doing. New to real fine wood work I just went for it. Sculpting wood , dovetail joints , laminating, re sawing, fitting, WOW, It took what seemed forever. Oh yea, no plans. Drew some up as I went, when I was stumped. Would keep working right up to points where I didn’t know what I’d do next. Then I’d have to figure it out. Like how I was going to mount the cabinets to the backstop. Well, I had the little round feather piece , there in the middle. I’d made that years before for kicks, It’s been hanging around so I drilled holes through the quilted maple and attached the cabinets with bolts, then put velcrow on the back and stuck it over the bolt holes. That’s how they are attached. It all comes apart except the cabinet unit. Door hinges, are barrel hinges. Door knobs are shaped antler. Feathers are turkey.
-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.