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alex
07-25-2011, 01:08 PM
That's my newest archery project. The best bow that i've made so far.

alex
07-25-2011, 01:11 PM
Here's an older one with the new limbs:

Destroyer
07-25-2011, 04:39 PM
The best bow that i've made so far.

I agree, very :cool: Alex, reinforcement on the limbs tips?

I'd like to see how you would go with access to all the gear custom bow makers use, you certainly have the interest. The only bow making I have done is buying the dvd 'Rattlestick: A Selfbow Tutorial By Gary S. Davis' and I haven't even watched it yet lol!

http://www.3riversarchery.com/Books+DVD%27s+Bow+Building+Rattlestick%3A+A+Selfbo w+Tutorial+DVD++By+Gary+S.+Davis_c42_s33_p287_i704 1_product.html

alex
07-26-2011, 04:02 AM
Thanks, mate! I'm not sure whether reinforcement is the right word, but i've glued 2 extra layers of laminated wood on the tips of the limbs - looks better and the string is more secured. :) I would like to have some pro tools, but so far that's beyond my incomes. The last week i've visited a tool shop and was staring at a band saw and a belt sander like a child in a candy shop :D
P.S. Watch the dvd and start making some bows - it's almost as fun as shooting them!

alex
07-26-2011, 04:10 AM
By the way here's a link to a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWjJwgk3y-4&lc=70x8wK_mhLwzMkbUpciqoUsyDf1LVBhJgJZpljB5Tao&feature=inbox

Spiker
07-26-2011, 04:25 AM
Nice work Alex.!

alex
07-26-2011, 04:37 AM
Thank you, Scott!

Arrow Splitter
07-26-2011, 05:07 AM
VERY nice bows Alex.:cool:

alex
07-26-2011, 12:34 PM
Thanks, A.S.! :)

Destroyer
07-26-2011, 03:48 PM
The last week i've visited a tool shop and was staring at a band saw and a belt sander like a child in a candy shop

Lol! :D

I'll watch the DVD eventually but I don't have the patience required me thinks, and then there is my bad temper! :p

Hutch~n~Son Archery
07-26-2011, 03:57 PM
Mighty fine work Alex, it looks like fun.




Hutch:cool:

Speedykills
07-26-2011, 06:17 PM
Looks good,i know nothing about traditional bows,but it looks fun.

cyclepath
07-26-2011, 08:01 PM
Great job on the bows. You'll only get better the more you learn. Some new toys are always nice, just be careful not to get to busy to shoot once in a while. :cool:

alex
07-27-2011, 11:36 AM
Thanks for the kind words, guys! :) Bowmaking is really a fun and expands our hobby. But i've neglected my MOAB for a long time and now i must correct that awful mistake :D I'll spend the next weeks in the mountains and hope i'll have enough archery time. Wish you all a nice August!