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Project by 1stump posted 08-09-2012 01:11 PM 3310 views 10 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This bow was made for my oldest son who was just married in July. It is made using bocote for the riser wood with curly myrtle on the back of limb faces and zebrawood on the belly of limb faces. Now I have to make one for his wife! No fun shooting alone!

-- Loving what I do, while I do it for Christ !





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Bluepine38

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#1 posted 08-09-2012 01:27 PM

Great looking bow, about what pull is it? You are starting them on a slippery slope. Got my middle son started
on hunting back when, now he and his son are in Africa using the bow on cape buffalo. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#2 posted 08-09-2012 01:50 PM

Wow. Never thought about making these. Just a great piece of work!

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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#3 posted 08-09-2012 01:55 PM

Absolutely fantastic. Making a bow has been on my bucket list for a long time, but not sure I’ll ever get to check it off, so congratulations on a job well done. Also, out of curiosity, what is the pull length and draw weight?

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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1stump

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#4 posted 08-09-2012 02:35 PM

Thank you gentlemen! Sorry I failed to get the specs included in my info. The bow has a 61”AMO and draws 59# @ 30” The string is a Flemish twist string made of D-50 Dacron.

-- Loving what I do, while I do it for Christ !

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#5 posted 08-09-2012 04:51 PM

Beautiful bow !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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HillbillyShooter

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#6 posted 08-09-2012 06:31 PM

Perfect specs too.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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hein

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#7 posted 08-09-2012 06:48 PM

beautiful

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hhhopks

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#8 posted 08-09-2012 09:23 PM

Nice looking bow.
Not exactly a long bow, but has a slight recurve. Right?

-- I'll be a woodworker when I grow up. HHHOPKS

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1stump

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#9 posted 08-09-2012 10:42 PM

HHHOPKS,
It is a “hybrid longbow” which means it is not straight like the traditional English longbow. This is what is referred to as a reflexed-deflexed style bow. The riser (handle section) is deflexed where it is forward of the fade out or base of the limb. The limb is then reflexed back forward after leaving the riser at a rearward angle. These bows are narrower than recurve’s but what determines the difference is that in a longbow the string does not rest against the limb at all.
Hope this helps those who are not familiar with archery.

-- Loving what I do, while I do it for Christ !

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Egor

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#10 posted 08-10-2012 12:39 AM

Very nice work…. Great choice of woods.
As someone who is involved in Traditional Archery myself I appreciate seeing your work very much. Great explanation of a Hybrid R/D bow….I too build bows and love the forward handle style you are building, makes for a great shooter…. Great work and keep it up.
Brock

-- Brock, Illinois

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bowtie

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#11 posted 08-10-2012 10:37 AM

Beautiful bow. Is their a fiberglass laminate in it?

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com

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cavemancarpenter

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#12 posted 08-10-2012 01:22 PM

Really nice job! My son and I make a lot of these as a side business and few people know the amount of work that actually goes into making a great shooter. Something you son will be able to enjoy for a long time.

Ron

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

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Knothead62

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#13 posted 08-10-2012 02:10 PM

Very nice! I second cavemancarpenter’s commment- lots of work in building a bow. 1stump, did you have a plans for guidelines to follow?

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1stump

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#14 posted 08-11-2012 01:48 AM

Thank you all again,
I will try and answer some of your questions:
Bowtie – The bow is faced in clear glass and also has a lamination of red glass near the center as an accent stripe in the limb.

Knothead – One of the best sources of information and plans for traditional bow building can be found at “http://www.binghamprojects.com/ ” They have plans that when followed will yield know draw weights. They sell all of the materials and tools required for bow building. I chose to build my own design and learn the old fashioned trail and error way. So far I only have one bow that has ended up as “wall art”. ;<)

-- Loving what I do, while I do it for Christ !

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Benboy

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#15 posted 08-11-2012 06:49 PM

This is on my list. Right now I shoot with a bow that my dad got from a friend who built bows back in the 60’s when he was in college. I love the bow, but someday I will build my own.

-- If I can't make it, I probably don't need it.

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