"Board"


Red Oak Board from "Home Depot"

My first bow I ever built. 

The instructions came from “Ferret” on his site.

Ferrets Board Bow page 

 

The instructions in writing are hosted here

THE FERRET'S BOARD BOW BUILDING METHOD

 

I didn’t really think of taking a lot of pics for a “Build Along”, as it was my first bow and didn’t know if it would even make.

 

My tools of choice

 

*Not pictured was the band saw for cutting the shape, sandpaper, and drawknife.*

 

Here is a picture of it just almost tillered

 

There was a lot of rasping, and drawknifing in between.

 

Here is a picture of the set it took

 

Yup that’s a piece of Osage Orange on the shave horse.

 

Here are some pictures of the bow complete.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Board”

66" nock to nock
45# at 28"
2" of set after a year and 700+ shots.

Brace height 5 1/2"

 

 

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