|Project by Chris Peroni||posted 03-24-2013 05:48 AM||2280 views||11 times favorited||6 comments|
Been working on this as time allowed over the last few weeks. Finished it on March 16th, save for continued oiling of the wood which will go on for a long time. So far I’ve shot it about 100 times and I love it! Truly an exciting and enjoyable project and certainly not the last one I’ll make.
I followed the excellent tutorial written by Sam Harper at Poor Folk Bows:
Added horn tip overlays and made a few slight changes to the profile of my limbs as compared to Sam’s build along. Drew up the riser shape myself after looking at many online. The riser is poplar and a strip of oak. Also made my own string using the jig pictured to measure the length needed. Setting up the tillering pulley was pretty simple once I decided to bolt it right on the front of my table.
Bow stats: 70” nock to nock, 30lbs draw weight at 28” (I draw to 29 when I shoot)
Here’s a video of my first time trying it out:
He’s not perfect but definitely turned out better than I hoped for especially for my first try. I was aiming for 35lbs draw but I don’t mind at all that I came up a little light. Getting a proper bend in the limbs is very fickle work; at least it was for me lol!
-- Never discourage anyone...who continually makes progress, no matter how slow. -Plato