|Project by finefirewood||posted 04-08-2014 02:19 PM||2055 views||14 times favorited||10 comments|
Made this for my brother who is into archery hunting. It’s made from a 1×3 oak board with good grain for a bow. It’s in the pyramid style of bow, which is good for making a decent weight bow from the board. It pulls 45# at 28” and flings arrows right where you look at 20 yards. Tip overlays are cherry. The handle is stacked oak and maple, wrapped with squirrel hide. It’s very comfortable to hold! The string silencers are squirrel tails wrapped into the string. String is 14 strands of Dacron B50 with a flemish twist at the top, and bowyers know at the bottom. The squirrel drawing was done with a fine tip sharpie. Whole thing finished with clear satin lacquer. This was my third oak bow, first pyramid style. I really like the way it turned out. Thanks for looking.
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