Zebra take-down recurve

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Project by jerif posted 01-24-2014 03:21 AM 3104 views 13 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Take-down recurve bow with a zebra and walnut riser. Limbs are 4 very thin laminations of maple sandwiched between black fiberglass. Pulls 53 pounds at 28 inches in draw length.

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#1 posted 01-24-2014 03:25 AM

Absolutely beautiful! So outstanding, it makes me want to take up archery again. Congratulations on great project.

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

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#2 posted 01-24-2014 07:32 AM

Nice! Makes me want to try and make one. Is it very difficult?

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#3 posted 01-24-2014 01:08 PM

WOW….a high priced bow if were to make and sell them. Absolutely beautiful.

-- Tim Harrelson

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#4 posted 01-24-2014 02:37 PM

Really nice work. Makes me, too, want to take up archery again—I spent hundreds upon hundreds of hours shooting any non-living target I could find when I was a bit younger.

-- Do not taunt Happy Fun Ball.

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#5 posted 01-24-2014 03:44 PM

Wow, that is beautiful, the walnut and zebrawood complement each other beautifully, great work

-- steve, simple and effective

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#6 posted 01-24-2014 03:44 PM

Beautiful job and impressive doing a take down. I got back into traditional with a custom built longbow lots of fun.

-- Tommy,

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#7 posted 01-24-2014 09:36 PM

GREAT JOB!!!! I really like the wood combo and the fact that its a take down. I’m an avid archery hunter with modern equipment but would really enjoy trying with a traditional bow. Very fitting display as well! Thanks for sharing!

-- Gary,Nebraska

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#8 posted 01-26-2014 02:53 AM

Very beautiful bow, that riser has a great shape. I hope to try bow making some day.

-- -- Tyson

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#9 posted 01-28-2014 05:13 PM

Gorgeous piece! Great build and beautiful wood combo. Anything just seems to be better made with wood. Great job!

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#10 posted 02-01-2014 02:03 AM

Thanks for the kind words. Building these laminated bows is not difficult, but it is a very involved. Lots of steps. I used to wonder why these sold for $800-$1300. After building a few of the 3 piece recurves, I wonder why they sell so cheap!

Traditional Archery is a great hobby. Anyone interested in exploring bowyer work, just send me a message.

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