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sharxbyte
09-13-2013, 12:12 AM
VERY FIRSTLY, I'd like to thank those who gave me the Idea and inspiration, from both Instructables, and Youtube.


http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-takedown-bow-from-skis/


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So my original attempt met catastrophic failure. I re-worked it, and here are the results:

58.5" bow, #38.5, shooting #40 arrows (my draw length is 28")

My archery teacher won't let me use it in class, because for some reason she is biased against Homebrew... I even signed a waiver :confused::mad:



The changes I made:

Red oak instead of poplar (and cut from a different angle to promote strength)

Waxed b50 Dacron Flemmish twist bow string (10 strand, Nylon serving) instead of construction line string

Trimmed the ski's shorter, and used a longer riser, more linear riser design

Trimmed the ski's to be more narrow and generally bow-limb like

Reinforced the tips of the ski's with 1/4" ABS formed to the curve to help with a nice strong, round notch for the string to sit in.

Added a stick-on arrow rest

Still to do:

Narrow the riser and trim off unnecessary weight

Possibly engrave designs into the riser

smooth, sand, stain, lacquer the riser

Drill and tap a mount for a bow sight

Sight Added, pics coming soon

And finally, some pictures:

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb197/mugglle/gunz/Bow/Recurve%20bow%20second%20attempt/th_RecurveBowMaidenshoot_zpsc2601522.jpg (http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb197/mugglle/gunz/Bow/Recurve%20bow%20second%20attempt/RecurveBowMaidenshoot_zpsc2601522.mp4)

:0 Im not THAT skinny

(camera was being buggy)
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb197/mugglle/gunz/Bow/Recurve%20bow%20second%20attempt/th_IMAG0837_zpsf988f965.jpg (http://s208.photobucket.com/user/mugglle/media/gunz/Bow/Recurve%20bow%20second%20attempt/IMAG0837_zpsf988f965.jpg.html)



(a bit better after I fixed it)

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb197/mugglle/gunz/Bow/Recurve%20bow%20second%20attempt/th_IMAG0917_zps9b489527.jpg (http://s208.photobucket.com/user/mugglle/media/gunz/Bow/Recurve%20bow%20second%20attempt/IMAG0917_zps9b489527.jpg.html)

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb197/mugglle/gunz/Bow/Recurve%20bow%20second%20attempt/th_IMAG0918_zps044f0d3a.jpg (http://s208.photobucket.com/user/mugglle/media/gunz/Bow/Recurve%20bow%20second%20attempt/IMAG0918_zps044f0d3a.jpg.html)

sharxbyte
09-13-2013, 12:12 AM
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb197/mugglle/gunz/Bow/Recurve%20bow%20second%20attempt/th_IMAG0919_zps286be1fe.jpg (http://s208.photobucket.com/user/mugglle/media/gunz/Bow/Recurve%20bow%20second%20attempt/IMAG0919_zps286be1fe.jpg.html)

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb197/mugglle/gunz/Bow/Recurve%20bow%20second%20attempt/th_IMAG0924_zps8fb23ca3.jpg (http://s208.photobucket.com/user/mugglle/media/gunz/Bow/Recurve%20bow%20second%20attempt/IMAG0924_zps8fb23ca3.jpg.html)

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb197/mugglle/gunz/Bow/Recurve%20bow%20second%20attempt/th_IMAG1067_zps0cefacda.jpg (http://s208.photobucket.com/user/mugglle/media/gunz/Bow/Recurve%20bow%20second%20attempt/IMAG1067_zps0cefacda.jpg.html)

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb197/mugglle/gunz/Bow/Recurve%20bow%20second%20attempt/th_IMAG1068_zps8de23fec.jpg (http://s208.photobucket.com/user/mugglle/media/gunz/Bow/Recurve%20bow%20second%20attempt/IMAG1068_zps8de23fec.jpg.html)

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb197/mugglle/gunz/Bow/Recurve%20bow%20second%20attempt/th_IMAG1070_zps7977efd5.jpg (http://s208.photobucket.com/user/mugglle/media/gunz/Bow/Recurve%20bow%20second%20attempt/IMAG1070_zps7977efd5.jpg.html)

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb197/mugglle/gunz/Bow/Recurve%20bow%20second%20attempt/th_IMAG1071_zps1ab87d52.jpg (http://s208.photobucket.com/user/mugglle/media/gunz/Bow/Recurve%20bow%20second%20attempt/IMAG1071_zps1ab87d52.jpg.html)

Still working on the aiming bit.

Dano3467
09-13-2013, 10:20 AM
Most won't attempt such and endeavor unless situation required it.

Good start, and how narrow can you make the ski portion of it, also what will be your final taper on limbs ?

mif_slim
09-13-2013, 12:16 PM
Mines simpler....1" pvc heated and flatted on both ends. Bastard file the ends and string it. Imma use it for pheasent hunt this year. lol.


All kidding aside, nice project! :D

wjc
09-13-2013, 8:09 PM
Just for the record the "ski's" are called "limbs" in the archery world.

Nice job.

I'm glad you went with the b50...you could actually go up to 14 strands if you need to for a 40 lb bow.

Kestryll
09-13-2013, 8:12 PM
That's pretty darn clever!

sharxbyte
09-13-2013, 9:17 PM
Just for the record the "ski's" are called "limbs" in the archery world.

Nice job.

I'm glad you went with the b50...you could actually go up to 14 strands if you need to for a 40 lb bow.

I was aware of the terminology, but I made the video primarily for the uninitiated of my facebook friends, so they can understand it. I'm definitely glad I invested in the B50 as well. it works so much better.

The guide I was reading said that a 10 strand was sufficient to 50, but I agree that overkill (doesn't often) hurt anyone. It has been holding up well so far. I'll keep you all updated as I finish it.

And Kes, thanks, but it wasn't my idea originally :)


The final taper on the limbs is 3/4", down from 2 1/3"

wjc
09-14-2013, 12:25 PM
Just checked my flemish string guide. You're ok where our at...12 might be better.

Posted here for any other string makers.

Bow Weight
(In pounds) Strands of B50 Dacron
20 - 30 8
25 - 35 10
35 - 45 12
45 - 55 14
55 - 80 16

njineermike
09-14-2013, 12:27 PM
OH NOES!! A completely untraceable assault bow!


j/k. Nice job on that.

sharxbyte
09-14-2013, 5:16 PM
Here is the quiver I made

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb197/mugglle/gunz/Bow/Recurve%20bow%20second%20attempt/th_VIDEO0050_zps23afc99b.jpg (http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb197/mugglle/gunz/Bow/Recurve%20bow%20second%20attempt/VIDEO0050_zps23afc99b.mp4)

(video)

sharxbyte
09-17-2013, 12:33 PM
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb197/mugglle/gunz/Bow/Recurve%20bow%20second%20attempt/th_IMAG1079_zpsfe2a0c52.jpg (http://s208.photobucket.com/user/mugglle/media/gunz/Bow/Recurve%20bow%20second%20attempt/IMAG1079_zpsfe2a0c52.jpg.html)

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb197/mugglle/gunz/Bow/Recurve%20bow%20second%20attempt/th_IMAG1076_zps54006bc0.jpg (http://s208.photobucket.com/user/mugglle/media/gunz/Bow/Recurve%20bow%20second%20attempt/IMAG1076_zps54006bc0.jpg.html)

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb197/mugglle/gunz/Bow/Recurve%20bow%20second%20attempt/th_IMAG1075_zps989e8680.jpg (http://s208.photobucket.com/user/mugglle/media/gunz/Bow/Recurve%20bow%20second%20attempt/IMAG1075_zps989e8680.jpg.html)

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb197/mugglle/gunz/Bow/Recurve%20bow%20second%20attempt/th_IMAG1074_zpsec7144c5.jpg (http://s208.photobucket.com/user/mugglle/media/gunz/Bow/Recurve%20bow%20second%20attempt/IMAG1074_zpsec7144c5.jpg.html)

ElvenSoul
09-17-2013, 2:40 PM
Like your quiver....that looks great!

sharxbyte
09-18-2013, 8:44 PM
Stained, Before Lacquer:
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb197/mugglle/gunz/Bow/Recurve%20bow%20second%20attempt/th_IMAG1081_zps24780c30.jpg (http://s208.photobucket.com/user/mugglle/media/gunz/Bow/Recurve%20bow%20second%20attempt/IMAG1081_zps24780c30.jpg.html)

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb197/mugglle/gunz/Bow/Recurve%20bow%20second%20attempt/th_IMAG1082_zpsf14fef2a.jpg (http://s208.photobucket.com/user/mugglle/media/gunz/Bow/Recurve%20bow%20second%20attempt/IMAG1082_zpsf14fef2a.jpg.html)


After Lacquer:
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb197/mugglle/gunz/Bow/Recurve%20bow%20second%20attempt/th_IMAG1147_zpscd9299ed.jpg (http://s208.photobucket.com/user/mugglle/media/gunz/Bow/Recurve%20bow%20second%20attempt/IMAG1147_zpscd9299ed.jpg.html)

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb197/mugglle/gunz/Bow/Recurve%20bow%20second%20attempt/th_IMAG1091_zps7c79edb8.jpg (http://s208.photobucket.com/user/mugglle/media/gunz/Bow/Recurve%20bow%20second%20attempt/IMAG1091_zps7c79edb8.jpg.html)

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb197/mugglle/gunz/Bow/Recurve%20bow%20second%20attempt/th_IMAG1148_zps5d2dff05.jpg (http://s208.photobucket.com/user/mugglle/media/gunz/Bow/Recurve%20bow%20second%20attempt/IMAG1148_zps5d2dff05.jpg.html)

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb197/mugglle/gunz/Bow/Recurve%20bow%20second%20attempt/th_IMAG1145_zpseb0f6b3e.jpg (http://s208.photobucket.com/user/mugglle/media/gunz/Bow/Recurve%20bow%20second%20attempt/IMAG1145_zpseb0f6b3e.jpg.html)

sharxbyte
09-18-2013, 9:11 PM
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb197/mugglle/gunz/Bow/Recurve%20bow%20second%20attempt/th_IMAG1149_zps8f8a19c6.jpg (http://s208.photobucket.com/user/mugglle/media/gunz/Bow/Recurve%20bow%20second%20attempt/IMAG1149_zps8f8a19c6.jpg.html)

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb197/mugglle/gunz/Bow/Recurve%20bow%20second%20attempt/th_IMAG1150_zps401bd9f0.jpg (http://s208.photobucket.com/user/mugglle/media/gunz/Bow/Recurve%20bow%20second%20attempt/IMAG1150_zps401bd9f0.jpg.html)

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb197/mugglle/gunz/Bow/Recurve%20bow%20second%20attempt/th_IMAG1152_zps779bdd4a.jpg (http://s208.photobucket.com/user/mugglle/media/gunz/Bow/Recurve%20bow%20second%20attempt/IMAG1152_zps779bdd4a.jpg.html)

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb197/mugglle/gunz/Bow/Recurve%20bow%20second%20attempt/th_IMAG1153_zps6b49eb14.jpg (http://s208.photobucket.com/user/mugglle/media/gunz/Bow/Recurve%20bow%20second%20attempt/IMAG1153_zps6b49eb14.jpg.html)

sharxbyte
09-21-2013, 8:33 AM
Update, added the arrow rest (again), and the brass bead at the nocking point. Working on a bow sight.

wjc
09-21-2013, 7:51 PM
Your bow is coming together nicely. Well done!

I would have waited on adding the nock point till you've shot it. You may have to move it if your arrows start porpoising.

btw, you don't *need* a brass nock point. You can get the same affect by winding common thread on the nock point and locking it down with fletching glue.

The brass nock ring will work nice but I just wanted to point out an alternative.

sharxbyte
09-21-2013, 11:31 PM
Your bow is coming together nicely. Well done!

I would have waited on adding the nock point till you've shot it. You may have to move it if your arrows start porpoising.

btw, you don't *need* a brass nock point. You can get the same affect by winding common thread on the nock point and locking it down with fletching glue.

The brass nock ring will work nice but I just wanted to point out an alternative.

Thanks for the tip!

Darryl Licht
09-22-2013, 7:37 PM
Larger images sure would be nice... I like the idea!

sharxbyte
09-23-2013, 9:46 AM
Larger images sure would be nice... I like the idea!

they are thumbnails to ease thread loading time, and bandwidth for some people. if you click them, they get bigger ;)

Also, shot it a bit last night. After working for a while trying to make a sight mount, I finally gave up for the time being, and settled on 12 ga galv wire with a loop to screw the sight into. worked fine.

the86d
09-23-2013, 10:44 AM
That is beautiful! Good job!

marksmandowntown
09-24-2013, 1:41 PM
Pretty cool. I saved a couple of the pics for a future project with my boys. Thanks for sharing.

sharxbyte
09-24-2013, 9:20 PM
Pretty cool. I saved a couple of the pics for a future project with my boys. Thanks for sharing.

Glad I could help. I should actually link to the posts from youtube and Instructables as well. Credit where credit is due.

I'll add the to the OP

GJC
09-25-2013, 2:36 PM
Very cool! Nice work!

sharxbyte
09-25-2013, 3:02 PM
Added a sight


http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb197/mugglle/gunz/Bow/Recurve%20bow%20second%20attempt/th_IMAG1165_zps1115c80d.jpg (http://s208.photobucket.com/user/mugglle/media/gunz/Bow/Recurve%20bow%20second%20attempt/IMAG1165_zps1115c80d.jpg.html)

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb197/mugglle/gunz/Bow/Recurve%20bow%20second%20attempt/th_IMAG1164_zps5793e27f.jpg (http://s208.photobucket.com/user/mugglle/media/gunz/Bow/Recurve%20bow%20second%20attempt/IMAG1164_zps5793e27f.jpg.html)

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http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb197/mugglle/gunz/Bow/Recurve%20bow%20second%20attempt/th_IMAG1168_zpsdf28c6d5.jpg (http://s208.photobucket.com/user/mugglle/media/gunz/Bow/Recurve%20bow%20second%20attempt/IMAG1168_zpsdf28c6d5.jpg.html)

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