Curly Maple / Leopardwood Longbow

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Project by OmegaRed posted 09-28-2012 02:11 PM 2991 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first traditional longbow made with the help of a family friend who makes bows and has all the jigs / forms.

I drew the design myself. Very happy with how it turned out. I’ll have to get some pictures of the limb tips which are pretty sweet as well. It’s a shooter!!

-- "(...) The archer ceases to be conscious of himself as the one who is engaged in hitting the bull's-eye which confronts him(...)"

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Derek Oliver

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#1 posted 09-28-2012 02:50 PM

That’s a great looking bow.

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#2 posted 09-28-2012 03:08 PM

VERY COOL! I just started shooting again (compund) and I plan to eventually go back to shooting longbow. It would be awesome to get to shoot one I actually made myself.

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 09-28-2012 03:41 PM

Nice work.

Welcome to LJ’s. Look forward to your projects ..

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 09-28-2012 05:14 PM

beautiful bow, something i want to try also.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#5 posted 09-29-2012 04:46 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks, great looking bow, and the fact that you made it and it is a “shooter” makes it even
better. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 80 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#6 posted 10-02-2012 11:28 AM

Wow very cool! Nice wood combination :)

-- DanielV85

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