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Project by kaschimer posted 01-26-2012 03:48 AM 1507 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Inspired by the bow rack that JayLost posted. This one is for my father-in-law’s birthday this Friday. He loves archery, and he loves his heritage (Scottish), so I combined the two into this.

Most of it is cherry. The crest in the upper center is Aspen. I tried hand carving (fail) and moved to Dremel carving (messy) and ended up using a router to clean things up. The motto is burned in.

I added a shelf underneath for arrowheads, accessories, etc. Was going to build a drawer, but it’s a bit shallow for that. I did use this project to explore dovetail joints. The shelf is dovetailed, and the vertical uprights are stopped dovetails. It worked OK. It’s one of those skills I am going to continue to practice on. For me, experience is the best teacher.

Finished with an old can of Minwax Early American stain, topped with Polycrylic water-based clear semi-gloss.

I probably would not use the Polycrylic again. But, it’s what I had on hand and it did a good enough job. Like the rest of you, I tend to see the flaws in what I did, but I am confident he will love it.

i would love to get feedback, as I am still a beginner, but I love the craft and want to get better.

-- Steve, Michigan - "Every piece of work is a self portrait of the person who accomplished it - autograph your work with excellence!" - Author unknown





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 01-26-2012 04:10 AM

Interesting project well done.

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#2 posted 01-27-2012 11:46 PM

Nice work even Ted Nugent would be proud

-- "I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them." Thomas Jefferson

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#3 posted 01-28-2012 12:15 AM

Being from Scotland you’re father is obviously a very great man, intelligent, wise, handsome debonaire, sophisticated. nice with a human touch ,and so on and on. I know because I too am Scottish gosh I could write about him all day have fun nice bow thingy.LOL Alistair

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

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#4 posted 01-28-2012 12:17 AM

Oh and do tell since I have never tried archery how does one laminate a bow have you or Dad ever done it please show us if you have.Alistair

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

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kaschimer

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#5 posted 02-09-2012 04:15 PM

Alistair, I’ve never laminated a bow before. Tempted to try it though, though I fear i might damage myself LOL

-- Steve, Michigan - "Every piece of work is a self portrait of the person who accomplished it - autograph your work with excellence!" - Author unknown

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#6 posted 04-14-2012 02:06 AM

Hey buddy, It took me a while But that is beautiful! nice job, and good work. I think Im a tad bit jealous of it!

-- " If it wont fit just hit it harder "

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