Blue Pine compound Bows

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Project by btdent posted 04-09-2013 05:25 AM 10963 views 38 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had a little extra time so decided to try and build a few bows for my boys and their friends.

-- Brendan

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#1 posted 04-09-2013 06:26 AM

Great job

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#2 posted 04-09-2013 07:23 AM

Looks really nice. You should do a blog on the assembly of these.

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

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#3 posted 04-09-2013 12:40 PM

Those are awesome! How long have you been building these and how do they or how do you think they will hold up? Reason I ask, this is something my family can all do, shoot that is. Buying five bowe’s is a huge chunk of money. I like the idea of building them.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#4 posted 04-09-2013 12:43 PM

those are awesome, what kind of pull do those have and did you build them from a pattern? I would love to build one of those. more info! thanks.

-- Steve - Wasilla, Alaska

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#5 posted 04-09-2013 04:08 PM

Nice work, I too wold be interested in hearing more about this.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 04-09-2013 04:25 PM

Very cool. I have some friends who would really like these.

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#7 posted 04-09-2013 04:57 PM

Very nicely done—I join those above who would like to hear more about your build, especially your design of the cams and how you determined the right eccentricity to use. Thanks for the post.

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

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#8 posted 04-09-2013 11:27 PM

Nice looking. I was just looking at info on making bows for my grand-daughter only a simple bow. She got caught with the Hunger Games movie.

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#9 posted 04-09-2013 11:32 PM

Those are awesome! Any recommendations of how to make or where to find info of how to get started?

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#10 posted 04-10-2013 12:55 AM

nice work

-- I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. -John Muir

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#11 posted 04-10-2013 03:26 AM

Nice job! I’d like to try in shot’em!

-- Greg D, Cen. CA, "Keep it on the Level, Do it Right the First Time!"

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#12 posted 04-10-2013 05:04 AM

I would also love to make one or two of these.

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#13 posted 04-10-2013 02:36 PM

Man, I really like your work here. If you build another, please blog it. I’d love to build one!

-- Bob, Indiana, "Well done is better than well said." -Ben Franklin

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#14 posted 04-11-2013 12:30 AM

I’ll echo the call for more build info, I’d love to make one for my brother in law. Great work!

-- measure twice, cut once, swear and start over.

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#15 posted 04-11-2013 01:44 AM

Thanks all for the comments! I do not really have any type of plans for the bows just went to the shop pulled out my coumound bow and came up with a pattern. Still working on a few things, arrow rest and some sort of sight. Not sure how durable they are yet seeing they are made of pine may not last long for my 4 year
old. The cam system was a little tricky it was more trial and error then anything else. I have been asked to build a few more for friends so I will try to blog it or sketch out some plans!

-- Brendan

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