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Project by mtnwild posted 2028 days ago 19149 views 5 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

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#1 posted 2028 days ago

fantastic!! The design is amazing. Very powerful piece.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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John Gray

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#2 posted 2028 days ago

Super! Thanks!!!

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#3 posted 2028 days ago

Awesome. I was an avid bow hunter and have had the pleasure of taking 2 bull elk. I would have loved this for my bow. Now I live in SoCal and never get to go :( Keep up the great work and good luck hunting!

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#4 posted 2028 days ago

Not a hunter myself. Had to borrow some friends arrows , the bow is mine, haven’t shot it in forty years. Made the rack by inspiration. Always wanted to shoot but never got the chance. Had to do something after I retired so I made a bow rack? Go figure. Anyway I love it and there it is. LOL.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#5 posted 2027 days ago

Nice looking bow rack. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#6 posted 2027 days ago

That goes wayyyyyyyyyyy beyond ‘rack’. What a beautifully designed bow display.

-- I can so I wood but why are my learning curves always circles

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#7 posted 2023 days ago

Lots of craftsmanship and artisanship in that piece. It looks fantastic! The design is very unique and compatable with it’s purpose. Thanks for the post.

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#8 posted 1835 days ago

This is an outstanding display of your artistry and craft. Everything here has a reason, aesthetically as well as functionally. Great work.

-- "When was the last time you did something special for your gun?"

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#9 posted 1621 days ago

I love this. My husband does bow hunt and we have a pretty nice collection of arrows heads too Thanks for the ideas.

-- Janice

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#10 posted 1614 days ago

Jack I have to say I looked at all your projects this evening and am inspired by your creativity. I feel humbled to have met you today as I see your art work, was fun at the carvers show today with you & Topamax!

-- $tudie

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#11 posted 1614 days ago

Very cool Jack

-- Custom furniture

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#12 posted 1347 days ago

Very creative I really like the arrow head shape on the rack and the mounts in the corners. I might have to try that this session. Thanks for sharing.

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#13 posted 843 days ago

Hello MtnWild -
Can you make me one of these? I joined this site, just so i can give you my information to see if you or anyone else can make me one.
I LOVE this Bow rack, its freaking amazing….
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#14 posted 842 days ago

Hey, Thanks….....We’ll talk…...........

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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