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Project by xwingace posted 10-01-2011 05:56 PM 2273 views 11 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thia is the second bow I’ve made. It’s made of red oak and stained black, with silver thread to reinforce the nocks and string. It shoot real nice, too! Specifically designed for taking down broncos ;)

-- I'm not as good as I once was, but I'm as good once as I ever was.





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Mike

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#1 posted 10-01-2011 06:07 PM

Great Job! Do you have any plans? I am looking to make a bow over the winter so I can shoot in the spring.

-- look Ma! I still got all eleven of my fingers! - http://www.lepelstatcrafts.etsy.com - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCppWfrYGXCr5lm9uW-Fpqqw

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#2 posted 10-01-2011 06:55 PM

Looks awesome. I’m looking for bow plans as well.

Nick

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#3 posted 10-01-2011 07:45 PM

The bow looks great! I’ve never heard of anyone making one out of oak. Was it hard to work with for this type of project?

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xwingace

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#4 posted 10-01-2011 08:07 PM

A red oak board bow is actually the best choice for beginners—This link has a most excellent tutorial: http://poorfolkbows.com/oak.htm

There are a few bowmaking forums out there too, the Paleo Planet site has some great information. Be careful though, it is highly addictive!

-- I'm not as good as I once was, but I'm as good once as I ever was.

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#5 posted 10-01-2011 09:58 PM

In Denver, we’re working on a bow also “Te bow” Not quite done yet, but when it is, it’s suppose to be a pretty good weapon :-)

Seriously – nice work,

-- Cal Noguchi - EZdado.com

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#6 posted 10-01-2011 10:01 PM

Dont put your eye out! ... Cool bow!

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#7 posted 10-01-2011 10:40 PM

Nice work. Any idea of what the draw weight is?
Mike and nfang: Scott Phillips has an episode that you can download from his website on bow making.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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xwingace

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#8 posted 10-02-2011 04:17 AM

SASmith: It pulls a little over 40 pounds, which is about all I can handle comfortably.
Daiku: Yeah that boy’s a horse, hopefully he will do well when his time comes!

-- I'm not as good as I once was, but I'm as good once as I ever was.

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Mike

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#9 posted 10-03-2011 02:19 AM

I forgot to ask, but what is your draw length and and the overall length of the bow?

Still very cool project. The website breaks down the project really well.

Mike

-- look Ma! I still got all eleven of my fingers! - http://www.lepelstatcrafts.etsy.com - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCppWfrYGXCr5lm9uW-Fpqqw

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