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Project by cavemancarpenter posted 2206 days ago 1623 views 8 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sorry about the quality of the pics, but here are a few bows my Son and I made

-- SATISFACTION = a large pile of sawdust and a great finish when the job is done





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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 2206 days ago

These are gorgeous. I really appreciate seeing the different wood combinations. They make a beautiful bow.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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joey

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#2 posted 2206 days ago

I build primitive bows but I would love to learn more on how to build a fine recurve like the ones you make. there just isn’t a lot of good information on them that I have found. I really like the one with the snake skin. I have a piece of osage that I am cure for my grandson’s bow I won’t make them till the fall but I’ll post them when I get them done. maybe you could do a blog on how you build
thanks
Joey

-- Joey~~Sabina, Ohio http://sleepydogwoodworking.blogspot.com/

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Douglas Bordner

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#3 posted 2206 days ago

Beautiful work. What sort of finish do you you use on these?

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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Grant Davis

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#4 posted 2206 days ago

Just gorgeous, you and your sone can be quite proud of those.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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cavemancarpenter

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#5 posted 2206 days ago

Thanks guys! Its always nice to hear positive remarks on your work. I’m new here so once I get everything figured out I try and do a build along for anyone interested. The finish I use varies from helsman spar varnish to thinned down epoxy glue.

-- SATISFACTION = a large pile of sawdust and a great finish when the job is done

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HallTree

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#6 posted 2206 days ago

Very nice bows Ron. I also am looking forward to see how you do it.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#7 posted 2206 days ago

gorgeous “art”

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

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Mario

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#8 posted 2206 days ago

great looking bows. Have you bagged any game with them?

-- Hope Never fails

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rikkor

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#9 posted 2206 days ago

Wow, that is quite an undertaking. They look gorgeous. How do they shoot?

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cavemancarpenter

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#10 posted 2206 days ago

Thanks again for all the nice comments. My Son and I are avid hunters and have bagged everything from grouse to bear with our bows. Construction is really a pretty simple process, but there is alot of hand work(sanding/grinding). All of our construction is based on simple rules of no hand shock, speed, and a bow that looks as good on the rack as it is fun use.

-- SATISFACTION = a large pile of sawdust and a great finish when the job is done

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pappyjohn

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#11 posted 2206 days ago

These are Extremley Nice pieces, I say their as good if not better than the old Bear or Pearson’s were. Be looking forward to the Build Along…...your brother in woodworking John

-- Your Brother in WoodWorking John, Pittsburgh , PA.

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ND2ELK

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#12 posted 2206 days ago

Hi Ron

You and your boy sure make some beautiful custom bows. I used to shoot Dale Dye’s custom bows. Got to where I could not hold the 70 pound recurves any more so went to compounds. Thank you for bringing back some fond memories. Check out buck I shot on my sight this year. I know this is a wood sight, but please humor this old hunter.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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GaryK

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#13 posted 2206 days ago

Great looking bows. A lot better than compound bows.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Dooley

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#14 posted 2206 days ago

Wow, now that’s really cool. Great looking craftsmanship. I would love to learn more about how you make these.

-- Dooley

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#15 posted 2206 days ago

Fantastic great example of woodworking transcending into art! True craftsmanship.

-- Bill - - Ad-Marketing Guy, Ramsey NJ

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