I thought I'd start this thread as a few folks have asked about building bows in recent months and I'm getting ready to start another bow myself. Plus, I figured by posting pictures of my progress on here, it would motivate me to actually make progress before spring starts looming and my attention turns elsewhere!
JamesMac and I are going to get together and start building bows. Here's what I'm starting out with, an Osage orange stave that's been under my work bench for a couple years. Straight (with slight backset on one end) and no knots, should be an easy stave to work. Here's what I'm shooting for: 60" bow, weight in the mid 50s @ 25" of draw. I'm still toying with the idea of recurving the tips and making this into a take-down bow, we'll see.
Hope you enjoy following along as the bow develops.