|Project by CheyenneB||posted 06-18-2009 07:59 AM||5324 views||5 times favorited||14 comments|
A new bow- long in the making. The most recurve I could get with the bow form I have made. It was made as a gift for a friend.
The core is birch (laminations cut from a board with bandsaw then planed to 3/8”- too thick), backed with bamboo (planed and sanded to 1/8” internode thickness). A 24 inch maple lamination separates this from the handle riser of jatoba with osage orange accents.
Stain is Minwax wood finish (cherry color) which was applied to the birch and bamboo for a weathered look. Then 2 coats of urethane to seal.
Final look is good, but not the perfect bow with regard to tiller. Anyway, every project is a chance to learn!