Reflex Bow Building

Introduction: Reflex Bow Building

Its not ready yet, but i will cobtinue posting as i build it :)

Step 1: Cut the Wood

The wood that im usin is yew, and its not the easyest wood to work with but its so cool. It basically impossible to explain all how to do a long bow so im just basically gonna tell you how i did mine. In thiss image i have just cut the wood in the shape and starting to work it slowly basically allmost only by hand.

Step 2: Making the Reflex Effect

Im forsing the bow in a reflex position and glueing the peace of hickory tree on it, so when the super strong glue hardens, the reflex effect will stay.

Step 3: The Stretching

Now i have worked on it about 3 weeks by hand, and starting to make it get uset to being streched out. Little by little it is starting to strech...

Step 4: Making It Thinner

Now im in the proses to make the bow thinner so it can actually bend without cracking. It has to bend perfectly on both sides, otherwise it will break. Im using the knife in making it thinner.

Step 5: More Stretching

Im using the tiller to strech it cause i have not made the string yet. As you can see, the curve is alot bigger now cause i have used the knife.

Step 6:

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    8 years ago on Introduction

    I am also looking forward to seeing the finished item. I admire your work so far and love the work-space you have,

    I have one constructive tip for you:

    It would greatly improve the readability of your instructable if you were to use a spelling and grammar checker - try forming your comments in a word processor and copying them across. Also avoid using some words too much (like basically)

    Go forth and conquor mate :)


    9 years ago on Step 3

    I'm looking forward to seeing how this bow turns out. So far I am very intrigued.