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Here are a couple bows I have made. Both are made from Massaranduba (Brazilian redwood) and a backing of bamboo with tip overlays of ebony. One has a handle of lacewood with accents of ebony and padauk, the other is Maple with accents of padauk and bamboo.

-- Dave.





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Shawn

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#1 posted 2649 days ago

Beautiful Dave, I had never even thought to make a weapon, how do they shoot? I use to love shooting bows when I was a kid. Very nice work.

-- Cheers

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MsDebbieP

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#2 posted 2649 days ago

these are beautiful.
Rick bow hunts and we’ve been talking about getting me a bow so that we could have target shooting competitions in the backyard = he has to hit the centre of the target and I just have to hit the bale of straw that the target is attached to.

Again, these look very very lovely

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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dennis mitchell

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#3 posted 2649 days ago

Very Interesting. What is the Massaranduba like? Is it hard or soft like California redwood? I assume it is compleatly different.

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Mark A. DeCou

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#4 posted 2649 days ago

waaaay coooool!

Thanks for posting. I would love to see you blog a story of how you make a bow from start to finish with photos if you want to do it.

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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DaveC

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#5 posted 2649 days ago

Thanks,

They both shoot great, with the right arrows. The shorter one is a bit stronger shoots a little faster.

Massaranduba is much like ipe VERY hard and dense.

I took some pictures of the process as I built the last one. Maybe I’ll blog it. Although to be honest there are a some well done how to videos already out there for those interested in trying this.

Dave.

-- Dave.

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Buckskin

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#6 posted 2486 days ago

I have been wanting to make a bow myself. Great work!

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Mateo

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#7 posted 2003 days ago

Theses are awsome. Does anyone know where i can find resources and info on bow making?

-- Mateo

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DaveC

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#8 posted 2003 days ago

Here are a couple of great places to start:

http://leatherwall.bowsite.com/TF/lw/THREADSx2.CFM
http://www.bowyersedge.com/

-- Dave.

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Mateo

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#9 posted 1963 days ago

Thanks DaveC. Very much appreciated. Happy holidays.

-- Mateo

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Minuteman

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#10 posted 1875 days ago

Nice Job on the Bows!

-- Major Walt Timoschuk,III

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whitewulf

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#11 posted 1438 days ago

Re; MsDebb;

Do not sell yourself short, I used shoot with a young lady, who could shoot aspirin tablets from between my fingers! I was more adventurous back then, lol. I could do that three out of five times, but no volenteers to hold for me so she held the tablet in clothespin, I never hit the tablet not the pin.

-- "ButI'mMuchBetterNow"

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