Jump to content


Photo

Once upon a time there was a piece of hickory


  • Please log in to reply
7 replies to this topic

#1 Thumper Dunker

Thumper Dunker

    STICK BENDER

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,735 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Modesto Cal.
  • Interests:Hunting ,Fishing , Wife ,Son ,Cat,Dog , My koi , Trad Bows.

Posted 06 May 2009 - 09:25 PM

Went and found a good piece of hickory ,had great grain to it . Going to try and make a reflex long bow. Going to have walnut and elk horn overlay .And walnut and elk horn on the tips. lLong ways to go .Going to shoot for 60-65 @ 28" 70" long. Heres some pics so far so good. Look out Tred Barta.Starting to cost more than guns :roflmao3[1]: .Posted ImageFrontPosted ImageSidePosted Image
You can hop but you can't hide. Yahi Bowmen. Its not how far you can shoot but how close to the game you get when you shoot. Sights we don't need any sights. Why waist time reloading when I can be making arrows.

#2 Rimrock

Rimrock

    Big Kahuna

  • Gold Contributor
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,297 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Manteca, CA

Posted 06 May 2009 - 09:53 PM

Looks like a good start. Keep us posted.

#3 Jeff

Jeff

    SacramentoSkullWorks

  • Gold Contributor
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,797 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Sacramento, CA

Posted 07 May 2009 - 06:49 AM

That's going to be awesome! Good luck with it.
Sacramento Skull Works ...on Facebook!
Using Dermestid beetles to produce museum quality skulls for your trophy collection.
ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

#4 ShooterJohn

ShooterJohn

    Admin

  • Root Admin
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 21,314 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Northern, CA
  • Interests:Hunting, shooting sports and fishing.

Posted 07 May 2009 - 08:25 AM

That great Tim. We made recurve bows in high school woodshop and they worked great. A long bow should be really nice.

Time waits for no one--
treasure every moment you have.


#5 Thumper Dunker

Thumper Dunker

    STICK BENDER

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,735 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Modesto Cal.
  • Interests:Hunting ,Fishing , Wife ,Son ,Cat,Dog , My koi , Trad Bows.

Posted 07 May 2009 - 03:36 PM

Did some more work on it today.Heres the tip this mornining .Posted ImageAnd this afternoon.Posted Image Found the perfec tillering tool. My dads old 5" hunting knife.Doing it it hard way but the right way. Some more pics.Posted ImagePosted ImageWorse than waiting for a gun to get out of jail. Thinking apricot instead of walnut for the riser and tips. Maybe both.Taking a break need to kill that deer in my back yard.
You can hop but you can't hide. Yahi Bowmen. Its not how far you can shoot but how close to the game you get when you shoot. Sights we don't need any sights. Why waist time reloading when I can be making arrows.

#6 ShooterJohn

ShooterJohn

    Admin

  • Root Admin
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 21,314 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Northern, CA
  • Interests:Hunting, shooting sports and fishing.

Posted 07 May 2009 - 03:48 PM

It's looking good. Nothing wrong with doing it the old fashioned way. Haste makes waste.

Time waits for no one--
treasure every moment you have.


#7 Shoot-it

Shoot-it

    Big Kahuna

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,230 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:CA

Posted 07 May 2009 - 04:28 PM

don't break it!

#8 jawbreaker

jawbreaker

    Big Shooter

  • Advertiser
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,946 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:San Marcos

Posted 07 May 2009 - 05:44 PM

just make sure you have eye protection or have a buddy pull it the first few times :good: Looks great Thumper. Ron




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users