lifted club cars - lifted ezgo
Home FAQDonate Who's Online
Go Back   Buggies Gone Wild Golf Cart Forum > General Discussion > Hunting and Fishing
Hunting and Fishing Post all your hunting and fishing experiences here.



Post New Thread  Reply
Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 10-17-2008, 09:43 PM   #1
Gone Wild
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 251
Default Building a selfbow

I don't know if any of you are traditional bowhunters out there, but in the spirit of the great cart builds that are here I have some pictures of an osage self bow build that's in progress at my place. I like to help people build self bows and this is the second person I've helped this year. We had to do his build over a long weekend so I got the rare opportunity to take a bunch of pictures of the bow in progress. The young man I'm helping is named Kyle. He drove up from Austin and arrived about 2pm yesterday at my place in the Dallas burbs. So, we'll begin with the raw material, osage orange staves:



Kyle began by removing the bark:



From there we layed out the bow and cut it to shape on the band saw:



Then, Kyle began removing the sap wood and creating the back of the bow from a single growth ring on the bow:



At supper time we quit for the day, having finished about a third of the bow's back. Notice the knots, which slowed things considerably:



This morning, we got a break from the rain of the previous day so we could work outside, where the light is much better:



At 2:30 pm, Kyle finished the bow's back. It's looking good:



Next we began working on the belly of the bow, first with the draw knife:



then with the sanding drum:



Finally, when the limbs got thin enough we could start floor tillering:



Then Kyle cut string grooves:



Finally we got a string on the bow. Here's the first draw:



Notice the lower limb is too stiff. Tomorrow we hope to shoot it. I can post more pictures then.

George
gstoneberg is offline   Reply With Quote
Alt Today
BGW

Golf car forum Sponsored Links

__________________
This advertising will not be shown in this way to registered members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Buggies Gone Wild Golf Cart Forum
   
Unread 10-18-2008, 09:25 AM   #2
friends call me Boke
 
bokeasmowl's Avatar
Yamaha
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Smithfield, North Carolina
Posts: 7,772
Default Re: Building a selfbow

thats pretty cool right there, nice work
bokeasmowl is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-18-2008, 09:34 AM   #3
Gone Wild
 
buckmanmike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Snellville, Ga.
Posts: 1,114
Default Re: Building a selfbow

What kind of draw poundage does that type bow have, and what range would you have with it for deer hunting.
buckmanmike is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-18-2008, 10:27 AM   #4
Super Moderator
 
azboo's Avatar
Club Car
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Pluto
Posts: 20,451
Default Re: Building a selfbow

Extremely nice work.

Boo
azboo is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-18-2008, 01:41 PM   #5
Gone Wild
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 251
Default Re: Building a selfbow

Thanks all.

Kyle finished his bow this morning. The final stats are, 68" nock to nock, 65lbs@28". Here he is shooting it (excellent form):



and here he is with me (squinting into the sun):



I think he's happy with his bow. I need a nap.

George
gstoneberg is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-18-2008, 01:47 PM   #6
friends call me Boke
 
bokeasmowl's Avatar
Yamaha
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Smithfield, North Carolina
Posts: 7,772
Default Re: Building a selfbow

what was used for the string ?
bokeasmowl is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-18-2008, 01:54 PM   #7
Gone Wild
 
Fishing Dude's Avatar
Club Car
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Slums of Lake Erie
Posts: 3,722
Default Re: Building a selfbow

I have made several bow strings for old fiberglass bows using dacron string, on my compound I use spiderwire, works great.
Fishing Dude is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-18-2008, 01:56 PM   #8
Gone Wild
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 251
Default Re: Building a selfbow

Yea, that's an 18 strand B50 dacron string. George
gstoneberg is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Go Back   Buggies Gone Wild Golf Cart Forum > General Discussion > Hunting and Fishing


Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
building me a new ride Members Rides
Building a 02 TXT Gas EZGO
building another 04 ez-go sparky Electric EZGO
building another 2004 TXT Electric EZGO


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:44 PM.


Club Car Electric | EZGO Electric | Lifted Golf Carts | Gas EZGO | Used Golf Carts and Parts

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.