Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

made another bow

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • made another bow

    made another bow... mahogony, .$.69/board foot puts this bow under $6 in materials if you don't count the string







    more (bows) coming soon
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

  • #2
    How do they shoot? Have you been able to get much poundage out of them?
    AKmud
    sigpic


    The porcupine is a peaceful animal yet God still thought it necessary to give him quills....

    Comment


    • #3
      they shoot real nice, not too much poundage, I don't have a bow scale so I don't know but they shoot arrows spined for between 40 and 60 pounds pretty good... Broke the first one I need to work on tillering better
      I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

      Comment


      • #4
        Monkey your first bow was over tillered in the last third of the limb. Very common mistake bet it broke just past the mid way point of the upper limb, right? Shoot more for a bow shape than a D even if you end up "whip ended" at least you won't have a weak area right in the middle of all the action. Often just balancing the limbs will take care of the last third without effort.
        BHA Member
        Bowyer to the forces of light in the land of the midnight sun.
        The 3 fold way: Every step we take as we walk through life effects, our family, our comunity and ourselves. One should walk thoughtfuly.

        Comment


        • #5
          Originally posted by Rick P View Post
          Monkey your first bow was over tillered in the last third of the limb. Very common mistake bet it broke just past the mid way point of the upper limb, right? Shoot more for a bow shape than a D even if you end up "whip ended" at least you won't have a weak area right in the middle of all the action. Often just balancing the limbs will take care of the last third without effort.
          yep you were right about where it broke this one is gonna break in the same spot on the lower limb oh well the board was $.69/foot
          I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

          Comment


          • #6
            If it makes you feel better I broke one today that I rushed the tillering on. It had a badly hinged area that gave out before I could get it off the tillering board. Started a raw hide backed Ipe bow, glues drying now, so the day wasn't a total loss. Besides I learn from each failure....even if I do have to be taught repeatedly. It ain't patients folks it's pure bullheadedness.
            BHA Member
            Bowyer to the forces of light in the land of the midnight sun.
            The 3 fold way: Every step we take as we walk through life effects, our family, our comunity and ourselves. One should walk thoughtfuly.

            Comment


            • #7
              AKPM, man all these 6 dollar bows are starting to add up!! HEHE!! J/K Keep it up, good work!
              The Alaska Life www.facebook.com/thealaskalife
              sigpic

              ~Spero Meliora~

              Comment


              • #8
                Originally posted by hunt_ak View Post
                AKPM, man all these 6 dollar bows are starting to add up!! HEHE!! J/K Keep it up, good work!
                I know one more and I'll have more invested in lumber than the string! :eek:

                waiting on the lams for my next project... maybe tomorrow
                I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Recently finished rough shaping on this one. The throat needs more work and the shelf needs to be rounded. It's core is Ipe with purple hart riser and overlays. It's rawhide backed.
                  Attached Files
                  BHA Member
                  Bowyer to the forces of light in the land of the midnight sun.
                  The 3 fold way: Every step we take as we walk through life effects, our family, our comunity and ourselves. One should walk thoughtfuly.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Upper limb
                    Attached Files
                    BHA Member
                    Bowyer to the forces of light in the land of the midnight sun.
                    The 3 fold way: Every step we take as we walk through life effects, our family, our comunity and ourselves. One should walk thoughtfuly.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Roughed out riser.
                      Attached Files
                      BHA Member
                      Bowyer to the forces of light in the land of the midnight sun.
                      The 3 fold way: Every step we take as we walk through life effects, our family, our comunity and ourselves. One should walk thoughtfuly.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Limb tip and a bit of the backing.
                        Attached Files
                        BHA Member
                        Bowyer to the forces of light in the land of the midnight sun.
                        The 3 fold way: Every step we take as we walk through life effects, our family, our comunity and ourselves. One should walk thoughtfuly.

                        Comment

                        Footer Adsense

                        Collapse
                        Working...
                        X