Self made all bamboo bow

Discussion in 'Archery' started by Squatch, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. Squatch

    Squatch Tracker

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2013
    Messages:
    119
    Likes Received:
    1
    Made this with a bamboo back and belly, action boo core and plyboo cross grain in the riser. Came in at about 50lbs and has killed pig and ram in Texas. bamboo bow strung.jpg bamboo bow back.jpg bamboo bow riser.jpg
     
  2. clanmaki

    clanmaki Guide

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2009
    Messages:
    1,478
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Oregon
    That is beautiful! Would love to see how you made it.
     
  3. SampleName

    SampleName Scout

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2013
    Messages:
    386
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    West Des Moines, Iowa
    +1 to this. I've been researching bow making lately and would love to see how you made this one.
     
  4. The Stumpy One

    The Stumpy One Supporter Supporter Bushcraft Friend

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2012
    Messages:
    2,322
    Likes Received:
    59
    Location:
    Greater Chicago area
    Very nice!
     
  5. Squatch

    Squatch Tracker

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2013
    Messages:
    119
    Likes Received:
    1
    I need to start start taking pics all the way through the process. This one I glued up in in form, shaped out the profile on the bandsaw with touch up on the sander and tillered the belly. I will say this was one of the harder bows I have made as the bamboo belly gave me some fits.
     
  6. The Stumpy One

    The Stumpy One Supporter Supporter Bushcraft Friend

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2012
    Messages:
    2,322
    Likes Received:
    59
    Location:
    Greater Chicago area
    I have been thinking about making a flat bow out of an osage-bamboo laminate. It is on the list of Stuff To Get Done.
     
  7. Squatch

    Squatch Tracker

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2013
    Messages:
    119
    Likes Received:
    1
    I have a very cool PVC bow I made for my for daughter that I will post when I get some pics. The PVC bows are cheap and work great. Plus they give the beginning bowyer some reference into bow characteristics.
     
  8. Paul Foreman

    Paul Foreman Supporter Supporter

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2012
    Messages:
    5,692
    Likes Received:
    599
    Location:
    Lapine, AL, in Crenshaw County
    good on you ...
     
  9. Westender

    Westender Tracker

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2011
    Messages:
    136
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Washington State
    Excellent bow!
     
  10. tleek

    tleek Scout

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2012
    Messages:
    797
    Likes Received:
    21
    Location:
    California
    thats real nice, great job
     
  11. BEARS BUDDY

    BEARS BUDDY Scout

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2010
    Messages:
    686
    Likes Received:
    35
    Location:
    Michigan near Saginaw Bay
    Right pretty bow, and obviously effective.
     
  12. postman

    postman Scout Bushclass I

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    May 2, 2010
    Messages:
    876
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    Beautiful bow. I've made a few bamboo backed bows myself, I agree bamboo is a great bow wood but it can be a pain in the ass to work with.
     
  13. Mtnfolk Mike

    Mtnfolk Mike Supporter Supporter

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2009
    Messages:
    7,199
    Likes Received:
    414
    Location:
    Santa Cruz mtns. Ca.
    nice work.. that came out great.. bamboo is such an awesome wood for bows..
     
  14. Squatch

    Squatch Tracker

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2013
    Messages:
    119
    Likes Received:
    1
    Glad you guys like it. I will probably stick with just backing with bamboo. To much work in working a bamboo belly.
     
  15. pap11y

    pap11y Guide

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2012
    Messages:
    1,087
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
    Thats awesome :)
     
  16. Oak tree

    Oak tree Tracker

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2013
    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Ireland

Share This Page