We do not offer bows for sale but my journey through bow building may be of interest to anyone who might want to try
their hand at making a bow.
If you have basic woodworking experience you have what it takes to make a bow. Basic tools
like a bandsaw, table saw and belt sander are needed and a drum sander is needed if you grind your own limb laminations.
Limb laminations can be purchased and that is a good choice for your first bow. I bought a drum sander and ground my own laminations.
am a self-taught bowyer and learned by studying the construction of bows; and research on the web. A build along of my first
bow is posted on Trad Gang.
If you would like any advice on bow building please contact us and I will be glad to help.
This is my first bow made from black walnut, maple and black glass. It shot well but was a bit chunky in the riser and limb
tips. On your first bow you will be afraid of taking too much material away. Since this photo it was been re-worked to
make it more sleek.
By the time I built my third bow I had hit stride and it looked as good as it shot.
This bow had a cocobolo riser with
bamboo core and osage laminations under clear glass. The cast of this bow is amazing.
Length 66" and 48 pounds @ 28".
My first double carbon bow came out a bit light at 38 pounds but shot very well. It is 66"
The bow is cocobolo with
maple limb cores. The carbon is used on both back and belly with no glass overlay.
I made this double carbon bow for a friend. It is 64" and 53 pounds @ 28". My friend chronographed this bow 1 FPS slower
than his 54 pound A&H with the same arrow.
I have built several take down bows - they are a lot easier to carrier on a motorcycle.
Here is a double carbon 64" that is 57
pounds at 28". It has a wenge and zebra wood riser chosen by the friend for whom I built it. He has since started making
his own bows and they are very nice.
My most recent takedown was a departure from the 11 degree limb angle I had been building to try a 5 degree limb angle. That
change required a completely different limb to make work. So now I have some spare limbs laying around waiting for a riser.
bow is 64" and 47 pounds at 30" with double carbon limbs.
The riser is quilted maple with red and black accent stripes.
The figure in the wood looks like a hologram in the sunlight and the photos don;t do it justice.
This bow looks so sweet that I
named it "Maple Syrup".