The "scrap" bow

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The "scrap" bow

Postby Bloodhound25 » Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:40 pm

This bow was just meant to be. I was sitting on my bow horse working on a stave and just happened to look over at the floor by the bandsaw. My brother had cut out a bow earlier and the belly pieces off of it were laying there in the scrap pile. Long story short I pieced them together in a piece of pipe and made a bow. I had no idea what I was doing but it turned out alright. It is 53" NTN and I'm not sure on the weight yet but it's a shooter! :applaud:

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Re: The "scrap" bow

Postby McClura » Wed Jan 28, 2015 4:34 pm

Good looking bow. Good deal. You should have a great shorty bow for pop up blinds or tree stands.
We have put a few broken bows together like that. Keep up the great work.

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Re: The "scrap" bow

Postby tulsaarch53 » Fri Jan 30, 2015 8:58 am

For "Having no idea" you put together a nice looking bow. I have a couple of those "scraps" set aside for just such a project, hope mine turns out as well. Thank you for sharing.
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Re: The "scrap" bow

Postby FullDraw » Fri Jan 30, 2015 4:45 pm

It doesn't look like scraps now. Looks like you did a great tillering job on that "shorty". Congratulations!

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Re: The "scrap" bow

Postby Bloodhound25 » Fri Jan 30, 2015 11:05 pm

Mike, I plan on hunting with it next fall. I can't wait! Its only my fourth bow to make, this one I pushed to the limits. I looked at a bunch of selfbow projects on the bowyers workbench along with advice from my uncle. I didn't think I would be able to make a bow that short but ksbow bows inspired me to give it a shot. I backed it with fabric material (carhart) and stained spots on it to give it a snakeskin look. And thank ya'll!!
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Re: The "scrap" bow

Postby George Tsoukalas » Sat Feb 28, 2015 9:47 am

Very nice. Great tiller. Jawge
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Re: The "scrap" bow

Postby Bloodhound25 » Tue Mar 03, 2015 12:33 pm

Thank you Jawge!
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