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Took a year of failures, finally made a working bow

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posted on Jun, 25 2014 @ 05:14 PM
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a reply to: jeramie

Video uploaded to first post.


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posted on Jun, 25 2014 @ 05:34 PM
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originally posted by: jeramie
That is a beautiful bow! I love archery and shoot every chance I get. You wouldn't happen to be able to show us a video of you shooting it, would you? I would like to see it in action.


Never mind I cant edit my OP. The video will have to live here on page 3




posted on Jun, 25 2014 @ 06:47 PM
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a reply to: ZeroReady

Wow...as a fellow archery enthusiast, that could be considered bow porn.

It's so beautiful...-has mighty need for lessons-



posted on Jun, 25 2014 @ 07:44 PM
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Nice looking bow. hopefully the next one doesn't take sixteen years.



posted on Jun, 25 2014 @ 07:47 PM
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a reply to: ZeroReady

Isn't that vinyl siding on that house? Snap crackle pop if you shoot off a little.



posted on Jun, 25 2014 @ 07:54 PM
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very nice bow wish i had the time to even make a failing atempt ... so many projects so little time

id refletch the arrows with longer veins tho looks like ur shooting in the sub 200 way sub 200 fps range longer veins should improve consistancy of the arrow maby some real fethers

id had every shop tell me dont fletch ur own arrows ... the ones i fletch with supper glue and my own hands no clamp shoot better than anything they make for me this town and archery ... if uts not a huge name brand under 3 yrs old dont bother ... they really anoy me
take the sights off n id outshoot them all lol recurve or compound

and your arrow shelf looks well small if the veins arnt making a clean pass off the shelf ur archers paradox will be all messed up
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posted on Jun, 25 2014 @ 08:01 PM
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Does anyone know about making bows with Osage Orange wood?

Osage Orange



posted on Jun, 25 2014 @ 08:33 PM
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a reply to: Cinrad

Yes, see page 1 of this thread



posted on Jun, 26 2014 @ 03:25 AM
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a reply to: ZeroReady

Wow thats really cool nice work
hey do you follow backyardbowyer on youtube?

he makes bows out of different materials , you should check it out



posted on Jun, 26 2014 @ 05:23 AM
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Thqnk you for sharing on ATS.
A handicraft is something of which one may be proud.
a reply to: ZeroReady



posted on Jun, 26 2014 @ 07:00 AM
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Oh yes, I didnt know what it was called when I read the first page and then I went looking for it on the web, we have a different name for it over here. Anyway that website I linked says that it should be growing pretty much anywhere in the US. Hey we even got a double row of it here in South East Australia.

What exactly is the problem with using it EyesOpenMouthShut ?


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posted on Jun, 27 2014 @ 04:32 AM
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a reply to: ZeroReady

Bud I am impressed you done well...

purp..



posted on Jun, 27 2014 @ 04:41 AM
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a reply to: ZeroReady

I hunt traditional and my bowyer made me a hickory bow about a year ago that is the best I have ever had. It stands 71 inches and is weighted 60lbs at 30inches. It is beautiful and shoots like a dream. Hickory is a decent wood.



posted on Jun, 27 2014 @ 05:43 AM
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a reply to: purplemer

Thanks. Much appreciated! It's still shooting really well after a few days.



posted on Jun, 27 2014 @ 05:44 AM
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a reply to: Divin3F3nrus

Does it have any sort of backing on it? Is there an arrow shelf in the handle? I'm leaning towards hickory for my next one but I've used it, not sure what it's like to bend.

Probably going for a much simpler longbow style with no arrow rest.



posted on Jun, 27 2014 @ 11:58 PM
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a reply to: ZeroReady

No backing. It has a shelf for the arrows. It is unlike a "traditional" bow that you buy from a department store. It is more thin and the shelf is carved directly into the handle. It is made from one hickory staff, which he also sells online.



posted on Jun, 28 2014 @ 03:04 AM
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A friend sent away for some Yew and made a great longbow. That seems to be a preferred wood. I know there are a number of types of Oak with some softer than others so I hope your bow lasts well. My friend shot a muskrat from at least 60 feet in a ... pure luck shot? Well, obviously some skill was involved but we were both very surprised!



posted on Jun, 28 2014 @ 03:41 AM
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The English bowmen found Yew tree wood the best for bows, half sapwood to half hardwood, the tree was cut so that the bow had the sapwood still joined to the inner hardwood, I think the sapwood is on the side facing the bowman for compression purposes, those bows were, and still are, six feet long. the French knights at Agincourt were slaughtered by the English bowmen.




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