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Bowmaking -   2013/12/03 Viewed 88 times this month, last update: 2015/03/31
With inspiration from Poor Folk Bows and The Traditional Bowyers Bible, I started making my own bows!
The first two (above) are made of Oak from the lumber store.
The first (darker wood, with ugly orange string) bow is made of White Oak, and has a draw weight of only 10 pounds. It has a wood stain on it, which is why it's so dark.
The second bow is made of Red Oak, and has a draw weight of 40 pounds, which is enough do do real work!
My next one might be a recurve...
And here's a video of me shooting the oak 40-pounder:
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