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Project by wells posted 10-20-2008 05:32 PM 1549 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I didn’t have any archery equipment when I returned to hunting last year, so I made my own. The bow is a red oak board bow, pulling 50# @ 28”. The arrows are cedar. The feathered arrows were actual huntng arrows; the arrows with plastic vanes are target arrows. The quiver is made of synthetic leather.

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#1 posted 10-20-2008 06:06 PM

Very cool. Another project on my list. Nice job, looks good. Must be fun to use knowing you crafted all components.

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

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#2 posted 10-20-2008 06:29 PM

Very nice bow and arrow set. Like mtnwild said it’s great to be able to make something that we wish we had as a kid. That we either could’nt afford or could make. Nice job.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#3 posted 10-20-2008 08:06 PM

Great idea and a beautiful bow, well done.


-- Woody, UK

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#4 posted 10-20-2008 08:12 PM

I made one several years ago from Hickory, and spent literally hours “tillering” the limbs to the proper thickness, draw weight, and arc. The second time I used it, one of the limbs took a “set.” Sigh. It was fun to do, but yours looks a lot nicer! Well done!

-- There's no tool like an old tool...

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#5 posted 10-20-2008 08:16 PM

Nice workmanship wish I could see the bow closer re joints etc but looks great I would not like to be on the receiving end though.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#6 posted 10-20-2008 11:10 PM

Nice bow, how does it shoot?

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#7 posted 10-21-2008 02:45 AM

Pulls smooth, shoots straight. If I could only aim straight, I’d be better off!

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