|Project by jeffswildwood||posted 01-28-2015 01:26 AM||1442 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
This is a custom bow rack I just finished. This one was quite tricky for me as it was the first I have tried. I have made gun racks but I really had a curve ball on this one. The future owner and I talked about what he wanted and I made the suggestion to have it look like two bows were holding the bows! He got very excited about the idea. I definitely overestimated what that would take to do. First I made a stencil for the bows and cut them out. Now I had to find a way to attach them. I solved this with dowels. I wanted the handles of the bows to stand out so I chose tightly wound black cord. Attaching the top and bottom involved a combination of kreg screws in the backs and screws hidden with dowels on top. The bottom has the arrow storage for the tips and I cut a one inch dowel and bored them to hold the tips. Black foam sheets cut and inserted to protect the tips. The arrow support was attached using dowels as “wooden nails” notched and lined with sticky back black felt. The hard part was for the dowels to hold the bows. I had to drill in the front and insert the dowels. I was not comfortable with this so I drilled into the wood behind the bows and extended the dowels for extra strength. A lot of work and design issues went into this and I hope the future owner likes it. Thanks for looking and sorry for the long write up, just wanted to tell the details.
-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".