Archery bow and arrow rack

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Project by WillAdams posted 12-16-2012 05:43 PM 12524 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A simple, classic old design.

vertical supports are (finished) 2” x 2”—- 29” high, chamfer w/ a hand plane

horizontals are 24” long
- Top is 2.25” x 3/8”
- arrow holders are 1” x 2”—- clamp together and drill arrow holes on 1.75” centers. Countersink holes.
- Bottom is 1” (actual thickness) x 2.5”—- cut off corners

Posts to hold bows were two sizes of dowels in (exposed) lengths from 2.375” to 2.25”—- add ~.5” for holes. Arrange from 5.875”—5.5” apart.

Chamfer all visually exposed edges. Assemble using dowels or other joints. Finish as desired.

I’d suggest drawing up plans @ scale in advance to check equipment fit. Note This must be mounted more than longest arrow length – distance of top arrow holder support from ceiling to allow for arrow clearance.

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 12-16-2012 06:27 PM

I will definetly borrow a couple of your ideas

good job.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 12-16-2012 08:26 PM

Nicely done, did you make any of the bows?

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 12-16-2012 09:12 PM

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#4 posted 12-16-2012 09:35 PM

Yes, made 3 of them. From top-to-bottom:

- Bear Archery Little Bear—- bought this for my son, since it was just like the one I had when I was his age
- this was a glued-up stave which broke in tillering
- an all fiberglass bow which my wife still had from when she was young
- hickory-backed hickory flat bow, 20# (at) 28”, left-handed which I made for my daughter
- hickory-backed hickory long bow, 39# (at) 29”, right handed, which I made for myself

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#5 posted 12-17-2012 03:41 AM

Good job on the bow rack. Two of my GSs shoot and this will be a very soon addition to their room wall. Thanks for the idea.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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