Custom Longbows from last winter!!

The original bow




This was the final result of six different bows that I’ve made. Each one got progressively more sophisticated as my carving skills got honed. Only 2 survived, but this one is a real gem. Shoots great, a lot of fun, 65lbs of force over 68″ of wood. Its made of heat-box laminated Hickory, Ipe (Brazilian Walnut), and Bamboo for the backing. It is the single most difficult thing I have ever made. I carved this out of wood blanks with classic spoke shaves and hand planes. After lot of sanding and 4 bows exploding in my face I made something thats held together. Really rewarding process. This bow took at least 80 hours to make.

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