This will be my first post on my bow making experience. I finished this bow last fall. I started it about 35 years ago. As they say, better late than never.
It’s Laminated cherry & oak with rawhide backing. The quiver is made from an old pair of sandals.
As you can see, this next bow has a warp. I started this bow about 35 years ago as well as the first one in this post. I really don’t remember if the warp was there, or it’s from the way it’s been stored all these years, but we’re about to fix it. So this is hoe I Straightening a Warped Wood Bow.
Note the heat gun being held over the top of the limb as I’m straightening the limb in the vise. You obviously don’t need a vise to do this, but it did the trick.
I coated the limb with BLO. I’m not sure if it’s really necessary, but it also didn’t hurt.