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    Default simple but nice bow hanger

    Since this is about archery, and not really "Self-made GEAR" I thought I'd post this here.

    Recently, someone posted a thread on how to care for thier bows. Most people recommend either laying down flat or hanging by a peg.
    I've also been needing a better way to store my bows inside. I was just laying them down behind a cedar chest. It gets to about 125 deg in the summer time in the garage- not good for bows and arrows, especially hand made bows with bamboo backing epoxied on. Laying down is fine, but dang it I'm a self-sufficient bushcrafter! I can do better.

    Nothing difficult about this. I got this round from Micheal's since I don't have the access to nice logs. Any piece of wood will do; I made one for the garage with a 2x4. I brought out the grain by burning with a torch, and then some Danish oil (my favorite finish). It was still a little flat, so I brushed on some semi-gloss poly. The pegs are pieces of a busted cedar arrow, and to make it more "archery looking" I used some spare nocks. I drilled the holes with a slight angle, almost all the way through but not quite. The shaft was 11/32, which is bigger than a 5/16 bit, so I needed to sand down the ends to fit the hole. It is held to the wall with simple drywall anchor screws with a counter sink.

    IMG_0020 by MrKnobbie, on Flickr


    IMG_0018 by MrKnobbie, on Flickr

    I think using antler tines would be neat too, but I don't have those. I may cover the wall hanging holes with something- maybe glue a piece of leather with some stamped design on it. Not incuding drying time for about 4 coats of two different finishes, and the time it took to drive to the craft store and back, I think this project took about an hour. Now your turn guys- make 'em then show and tell!

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    Clever idea!

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    Hey nice work man! Looks awesome. Very rustic with the round, but obviously intended for archery with the pegs. I really like that. I'll probably try to copy this somewhat, in the near future. Thank you for sharing it with us.
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    I like how you used pieces of arrow for the hangers.

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    I forgot to mention that if you use wood with the bark on it, be sure to give is a liberal coating of polyurethane to prevent it from flaking off.

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