Anybody an archer?

First_WarriorFirst_Warrior N.C. MountainsPosts: 1,646 ✭✭✭✭✭
I have bee building bows and arrows for some years now. First some arrows with bamboo shafts, image A roughed out handle on a glued up re/de bamboo backed Ipe. image Next the re/de up on my tiller tree. The bow came out at 62lbs at 29 inches of draw. image
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  • kingjk729kingjk729 Posts: 2,580 ✭✭✭
    Awesome work brother ..... I have a compound bow and just purchased new broad heads and carbon arrows. They are nice but nothing like yours.
  • wahooschockwahooschock home is where my pack isPosts: 799 ✭✭✭
    Havent in a few years. But I used to use compound till I found my grandfather's long bow. Wont hunt with anything but a long bow for archery season. Man I miss hunting.
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  • webmostwebmost Dull-AwarePosts: 5,012 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Nice looking shop.

    Used to, long ago, almost in another life. Most difficult prey: salt water crocodile. Best shot ever: a wild chicken running through a bamboo thicket (big mistake -- had to chop my way through the bamboo to disentangle the chicken skewered on the arrow). Archery hero: Buntaro.

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  • flowbeeflowbee Posts: 1,134 ✭✭✭
    I still shoot an Old Bear recurve, I have a 20 yard alley set up in my backyard!! Nice work !!!!
  • CharlieHeisCharlieHeis South DakotaPosts: 5,246 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Very cool Rodger
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  • First_WarriorFirst_Warrior N.C. MountainsPosts: 1,646 ✭✭✭✭✭
    i have probably made 50-60 bows in the past eight years. I'm moving away from the laminated bamboo backed bows towards the more primative solid wood "self" bows. I've got two black locust ones that I am working on now. Here is a laminated long bow on the left and a pignut hickory with steam bent recurves on the right. The long bow is 58# at 29" and the hickory is 55# at 29". Got to work on bows in the winter when there is low humidity because of wood heat in my studio. High humidity will cause the bow limbs to take a unwanted set as the wood is unsealed during the making. image
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  • mmccartneydcmmccartneydc Posts: 3,407 ✭✭✭
    Dang this is a cool thread Rodger! Beautiful work bro! I shoot a compound. Can't imagine how much harder it is to shoot a recurve. What kind of fps do you get out of those?
  • First_WarriorFirst_Warrior N.C. MountainsPosts: 1,646 ✭✭✭✭✭
    mmccartneydc:
    Dang this is a cool thread Rodger! Beautiful work bro! I shoot a compound. Can't imagine how much harder it is to shoot a recurve. What kind of fps do you get out of those?
    Don't have a way of measuring fps but The bows can snap arrow right sharply at 25 yards. No sights on these beasts got to pick a small spot, look, hit your anchor and release.
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  • First_WarriorFirst_Warrior N.C. MountainsPosts: 1,646 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Here is a plains style quiver that I made out of elk, trade cloth, and tile beads. image Some of my bows image A shot of the draw on a red oak bow I made from a $3 Home Depot board. image
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  • flowbeeflowbee Posts: 1,134 ✭✭✭
    That a truly awesome bow!! Nice work!
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  • webmostwebmost Dull-AwarePosts: 5,012 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Okay that does it. Got to go check out your studio next time I ride to NC. Bringing money.
    “It has been a source of great pain to me to have met with so many among [my] opponents who had not the liberality to distinguish between political and social opposition; who transferred at once to the person, the hatred they bore to his political opinions.” —Thomas Jefferson (1808)



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  • First_WarriorFirst_Warrior N.C. MountainsPosts: 1,646 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Come on, I'm 15 minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway Grandfather Mountain exit. Be nice to share a stogie and do some shootin.
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  • mmccartneydcmmccartneydc Posts: 3,407 ✭✭✭
    Very cool, I would love to get something like this to bow fish with. I'd have to be able to rig a reel on it some how though. What ya think, is it possible?
  • First_WarriorFirst_Warrior N.C. MountainsPosts: 1,646 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Dr.M, Pm To you.
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  • jbohonjbohon Woodland, CaPosts: 1,050 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Absolutely amazing Rodger! Your work never ceases to amaze me.

    It's funny that you brought this up because I've been looking at picking archery up as a new hobby. I am always looking for a new skill and this one fascinates me. There's an archery shop/ range about 20 minutes from home and I was thinking about heading out there this week to check it out.


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  • Bad_MonkeyBad_Monkey Posts: 110
    I've been shooting for about 26 or27 years now. Strictly European traditional, as in 14th century English longbow. Right now I'm shooting a 95 lb yew stick with sewn fletchings/self-nocked arrows tipped with hand-made bodkin points. Haven't been hunting since I moved to Washington, but used to take whitetail deer, feral hog, and the occasional turkey back in Ohio. that's a lot of nice looking bows hanging up in the OP's pics....
  • wahooschockwahooschock home is where my pack isPosts: 799 ✭✭✭
    Bad Monkey:
    I've been shooting for about 26 or27 years now. Strictly European traditional, as in 14th century English longbow. Right now I'm shooting a 95 lb yew stick with sewn fletchings/self-nocked arrows tipped with hand-made bodkin points. Haven't been hunting since I moved to Washington, but used to take whitetail deer, feral hog, and the occasional turkey back in Ohio. that's a lot of nice looking bows hanging up in the OP's pics....
    Washington is supposed to be good hunting. Have fun when ya get started.
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  • First_WarriorFirst_Warrior N.C. MountainsPosts: 1,646 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Bad Monkey:
    I've been shooting for about 26 or27 years now. Strictly European traditional, as in 14th century English longbow. Right now I'm shooting a 95 lb yew stick with sewn fletchings/self-nocked arrows tipped with hand-made bodkin points. Haven't been hunting since I moved to Washington, but used to take whitetail deer, feral hog, and the occasional turkey back in Ohio. that's a lot of nice looking bows hanging up in the OP's pics....
    I've never worked with yew and I've never built a war bow. Maybe i need to start looking at them a little harder. Jay i find shooting a nice way of relaxing. I'll PM you the company that I buy most of my supplies from.
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  • Bad_MonkeyBad_Monkey Posts: 110
    I'll confess that I started with the stronger bows due to a testosterone poisoning problem I had when I was younger. A friend and I got into a pecker contest with Mary Rose style bows and man sized targets at 100 to 200 yards. Good fun!
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