Hello archery enthusiasts. Maybe you have been an archer for a while and have found yourself wanting to build your own bow. Or maybe you are interested in archery but the price tag to get started is more than you would like. Either way you will find some useful knowledge in my videos posted here.
My reason for learning how to make my own bows started because I can not afford the price for new shiny bows hanging on the rack in department stores. I started out making what people refer to as the red oak board bow. After that I was hooked. There is really nothing like shooting a proper home made bow for the first time. What a feeling of achievement. I have made plenty of bows since that first one and continue to smile every single time I shoot a bow for the first time. I plan to share most of what I know. Not all, but most. My preferred way of sharing this knowledge is in video form. I love to respond to comments on my videos as well. So feel free to post comments on my videos in the youtube channel. Many are answered in the same day.
The first bow I will share with you is the red oak board bow, or the hardware store bow as some people call it. I have a complete video series that will take you from start to finish. I feel this bow is a great start to making bows as it is the easiest to get the material and requires minimal tools. Another plus is that you can make one of these bows to have a significant draw weight. I have tillered bows to the mid 50#’s . It is also a great introduction to basic concepts in building bows. I often refer to it as the gateway bow. If you decide to take up this hobby you will understand what I am talking about real quick. Lets get started.
You will also need to make a bow string with timber hitch for the tillering process. Follow this next link to learn how to make one.
When you are all done with the bow you will want to make your own custom bow string. Check this next link out for that.