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Old 11-24-13, 09:23 AM   #1
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Took the homemade hickory bow

to the range yesterday. Using some Port Orford Cedar self nocked arrows and a 40cm face at 20m. This thing flings those little spears pretty well. Even managed to shoot one 26 out of a possible 30. I think this bow is gonna be fun. I also think I eventually try a fiberglass laminate recurve.....but that's not gonna be anytime real soon.
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Old 11-24-13, 11:32 AM   #2
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Can you use a homemade bow for competitions?
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Old 11-24-13, 12:26 PM   #3
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Can you use a homemade bow for competitions?
sure...there's various categories you can compete. Using this, I would go under the modern longbow division.
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Old 11-27-13, 09:46 AM   #4
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hmmm ... this thread reminds me of being a boy sitting with my friends on the ground, the smell of fall leaves and us all making our own slingshots and shooting acorns at squirrels. thanks for the flashback!
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Fantastic. Pics?
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Old 11-27-13, 11:04 AM   #6
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Fantastic. Pics?
Cell phone camera pics.....so, not very good.

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A couple ends in the back yard from 18m
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That is awesome, Modo!
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Wow, I always wanted to make a bow. Even thought about pvc bows I've seen on youtube
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Rosin up that bow and play that "fiddle" hard. Nice work
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Love that bow!!
What wood is it made from? Where did you get the wood?
As a kid 1950's-1960's we were all fascinated by bows and arrows.
We-8 yo-would take a green branch-of ANYTHING- string it -and shoot some cockeye arrow from it-
doubt we got more than 40 ft range-but it was fun.
Boyscouts-so we all went to camp-shot 25-30 lb bows-some wood-most fiberglass
Yeah I have been tempted to get a bow-shoot in my hallway-25 feet long
but we have a leggy dog-greyhound-and four nosy cats-so that is out
Backyard-neighbors would call the cops on me- wouldn't blame them

So the wood-where did you get it? Guess on draw weight?
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PS- Wife has zero enthusiasm for hallway range-no surprise!
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Ordered the wood from HomeDepot.com and picked it up at the store. It's made from a hickory 1x2 and red oak for the handle.
The string is a flemish twist made from B55.
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Ordered the wood from HomeDepot.com and picked it up at the store. It's made from a hickory 1x2 and red oak for the handle.
The string is a flemish twist made from B55.
What did you use for plans, or did you just make it freehand?
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Plans? There are plans?
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