Hello Everyone

PLEASE HELP TO FUND ARCHERY INTERCHANGE

myownslave

New member
Hello all

My name is Dustin and im an alcoholic.... wait wrong forum. my normal home is kaput and by luck i found this site i most probably will be on often as well as my normal one :). anyway cut to the chase, i have been making bows for just about 6 months now and am in the process of making a gemsbok selfbow. for which i am taking many pics and doing a full build along if all goes well because i cant find any myself. here is some of my previous work.

i hope the pics work.

this is my first (working) bow (second attempt overall) i made it with the use of no power tools except the drill to attach the limbs. i did it just to say i did if your wondering. and i will never do that again. my hands hurt thinking about it. red oak limbs, 40ish lbs at 28" draw, 72inches overall if i remember correctly. little whip ended.




my second one. hickory, 70inches overall 45 lbs at 28 inches. lasted 10 shots before i got a huge crack in the riser and it became new limbs for the 3 piece riser above.



#3 i recurved and made too short. 55" or so tall 50lbs at 29" cracked a little but is holding strong with a patch. retired "in case".



#4 my favorite sofar, kids bow 45" long 20lbs at 22" (little to stout for my 8 y.o. stepdaughter. but she likes it.





#5 more hickory, dont remember the specs, but i violated tons of grain to make it snake like. have sheetrock tape backing 2 layers with titebond 3 on/ between each.







sorry for the long post.
Any comments and critique welcome.

Thank you,
dustin.
 

Del the Cat

Well-known member
Hi, looks like you've had some fun and a few breakages...that's the way we all learn :).
Welcome aboard.
Del
PS. I like the look of that slight whip end...looks like all the limb is working.
 
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