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post #1 of 7 Old 06-25-2008, 12:15 PM Thread Starter
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New guy here!

Just thought I would introduce myself. My name is Marty and I have been fooling around with building bows of wood for about 10 years. I have a small shop in my garage, but am looking at buying/building a shop in the back yard. I live in Brunswick, Ga. I have been married to the same woman for 18 years and have two children, ages 15 and 12. I am really into archery and bowhunting. I have retired from the Navy in 2006 and am working in the family appliance business. I have dreams of building and selling bows as a small business one day.
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post #2 of 7 Old 06-25-2008, 07:04 PM
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Welcome to the site Apex.I was wondering if you could describe the process of making a bow.
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post #3 of 7 Old 06-25-2008, 08:18 PM
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Hello

Welcome to the forum.
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post #4 of 7 Old 06-26-2008, 01:38 AM
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Welcome Apex to the best woodworking forum around.
There is a lot of bow hunting out here in Oregon.
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post #5 of 7 Old 06-26-2008, 11:28 AM
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Welcome Apex. My son and I have been threatening to build a osage recurve for a while now. I hope we actually do it and doesn't turn out to be one of those "well we were going to" 20 years from now.

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Heya Apex, I have always wanted to try bowhunting. My .06 with the scope is just too easy...

Welcome to the forum!

Interested in my woodworking, workshop and whatnot? See http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com, want to see my other interests such as hunting, fishing, off roading, and camping? See http://wildersport-outdoors.blogspot.com
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Thanks for the warm welcome. There are many good build-a-longs on making a bow from wood. There are many different woods that are suitable and your design has to accomodate the tension and compression strength of the particular wood you have chosen. I am really enjoying working with bamboo backed ipe right now. The secret is taking your time and removing wood so that the limbs bend evenly. Their are some really good traditional/primitive archery forums on the web that I am very active in. If you guys are interested do a search for leatherwall, tradgang, or primitive archer. I have posted a few build-a-longs on each under the same handle I registered with here. I look forward to being active on this forum as well.
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