Post by scrub-buster on Jun 28, 2015 20:25:47 GMT -5
I made this bow as a birthday present for my niece. The stave was over 20 years old. It has some snake and character to it. The back ring is concave for most of the way and has some roller coaster humps to it. I reflexed and heat tempered the bow at the Tennessee Classic this spring. The tips are white oak. The Canebrake skin was given to me by a friend who had it left over from a bow he had built. It was just wide enough that I was able to split it in half and do both limbs. It's 59" tip to tip and 30 lbs @ 26". I finished it with 6 coats of tung oil. I have a set of arrows to go with it.
Post by scrub-buster on Jun 28, 2015 20:33:22 GMT -5
I made this one last fall for her little sister. The bow is osage, 48" long and 20 lbs @ 20". She should have room to grow with it for a while. It finished out dead flat. It has a bit of a dog leg in the upper limb. The skins are some kind of small water snakes. The bow was finished with 6 coats of tung oil. I'm not sure what type of wood the overlays are. I used some leather that matched them for the handle. The string is 8 strands of pink and purple with some white strands padding the loops. I put an over sized floppy rest on it.
My daughter with the full draw
I started out with nothin' and I still got most of it left
Man scrub...those are awesome! You sure make some nice bows!
"The pleasures and companionship of roving the fields and woodlots with a well-trained dog is an experience no man should miss nor boy be deprived" Robert G. Wehle (Founder and Breeder of the Elhew English Pointer)