Curly Maple / Leopardwood Longbow

  • Advertise with us
Project by OmegaRed posted 09-28-2012 02:11 PM 2221 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first traditional longbow made with the help of a family friend who makes bows and has all the jigs / forms.

I drew the design myself. Very happy with how it turned out. I’ll have to get some pictures of the limb tips which are pretty sweet as well. It’s a shooter!!

-- "(...) The archer ceases to be conscious of himself as the one who is engaged in hitting the bull's-eye which confronts him(...)"

6 comments so far

View Derek Oliver's profile

Derek Oliver

100 posts in 1188 days

#1 posted 09-28-2012 02:50 PM

That’s a great looking bow.

View Yekrub's profile


47 posts in 2037 days

#2 posted 09-28-2012 03:08 PM

VERY COOL! I just started shooting again (compund) and I plan to eventually go back to shooting longbow. It would be awesome to get to shoot one I actually made myself.

View Monte Pittman's profile (online now)

Monte Pittman

17908 posts in 1375 days

#3 posted 09-28-2012 03:41 PM

Nice work.

Welcome to LJ’s. Look forward to your projects ..

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

View bowtie's profile


913 posts in 1383 days

#4 posted 09-28-2012 05:14 PM

beautiful bow, something i want to try also.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

View Bluepine38's profile


3188 posts in 2122 days

#5 posted 09-29-2012 04:46 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks, great looking bow, and the fact that you made it and it is a “shooter” makes it even
better. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

View danielV85's profile


35 posts in 1101 days

#6 posted 10-02-2012 11:28 AM

Wow very cool! Nice wood combination :)

-- DanielV85

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics