Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Here is the finished bow handle wrapped with leather. I painted a few simple lines around it for decoration. I chose to make it with no arrow shelf cut into it - I cut a piece of brown leather and glued it just above the handle.
There are flaws in it as it was my first bow. The biggest one is I goofed on the measurements and tapered the belly of it down to 1/4 in" at the tips instead of 3/8". That cost me in poundage. The bow was supposed to be in the 45 lb. range but ended up at 35 lb at 28 in. Oh well, It will be a good bow to have around if my dear wife ever decides to try her hand at it.