Friday, April 12, 2013

Oak American Longbow

Here is some pictures of the Oak Amercan Longbow I just finished. The upper two pictures are the finished bow, the bottom one is me trying it out in the tillering process  - The bow is canted slightly and I am not in full draw perhaps a little nervous about the whole thing exploding on me at any second! It seems that the bow has ended up in the 50 # range at 29" (my draw length). It is made from a standard 1 x 2 milled Oak board from Home Depot. Handle and tips are Walnut. I did a cut in shelf on this bow hoping for more acuracy. My first bow was made from Maple and had a wrapped handle with no arrow shelf.