Oak Creek Archery is the logical progression of my love of traditional archery, an engineering degree and years of experience designing and building all manner of things including sophisticated military electronics, wood working, metal working and much more.
Not long after I started shooting a second-hand recurve bow I started to study the physics of archery. Since then I have explored many aspects of the sport and here you will see where it has led me, so far.
As I progressed more into traditional archery I decided I needed to make wood arrows instead of the aluminum and carbon shafts I had always used. This led to the need for a spine tester; and, after studying what was available, and what others had built, I decided to design my own. Details of its design and evolution can be had on the Spine Tester page.
Soon I was studying composite bow designs and embarked on that endeavor, with very satisfying results. You can read more about my bow designs on the Bows page.
Finally, my latest project is a computer-controlled Pop-Up Target system, inspired by a well-respected senior member of my archery club, Bear State Archers. The system is designed to be affordable for the average archery club, easy to set up and operate and is very portable. Both traditional and compound shooters have a ball trying to hit all five targets in the timed sequence.
No sooner than the archery target system was on the market people began asking if there was a version for firearms. After a year of development we now offer a steel plate target system that is geared toward tactical shooting or just plane old fun. Hitting a pop-up target is just as fun with a handgun as it is with a bow.