Jump to content

Nominations for Tractor of the Month
Garden Tractors and Parts on eBay



Photo
- - - - -

My brother and his longbow.


  • Please log in to reply
21 replies to this topic

#1 classic ONLINE  

classic
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 52970
  • 3,449 Thanks
  • 1,603 posts
  • Location: New York

Posted January 23, 2016 - 08:45 PM

My brothers did an amazing job making this longbow by hand with no power tools at all. He made this out of a piece of hickory from a tree that he cut down. The limb tip overlays are from elk antler and the arrow rest is made from whitetail deer antler. Here are a few pics of the bow.

Attached Thumbnails

  • 20160123_203536-1.jpg
  • 20160123_203148-1.jpg
  • 20160123_203112-1.jpg

  • Gtractor, MH81, hamman and 15 others have said thanks

#2 wvbuzzmaster OFFLINE  

wvbuzzmaster

    Squeaky Wheel

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 1792
  • 4,492 Thanks
  • 7,341 posts
  • Location: West Virginia

Posted January 23, 2016 - 08:47 PM

Is tat a snake skin? I like it, looks sharp.
  • boyscout862 and classic have said thanks

#3 classic ONLINE  

classic
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 52970
  • 3,449 Thanks
  • 1,603 posts
  • Location: New York

Posted January 23, 2016 - 08:51 PM

Yup, it's a snake skin on there.
  • wvbuzzmaster said thank you

#4 wvbuzzmaster OFFLINE  

wvbuzzmaster

    Squeaky Wheel

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 1792
  • 4,492 Thanks
  • 7,341 posts
  • Location: West Virginia

Posted January 23, 2016 - 08:58 PM

Yup, it's a snake skin on there.


What kind of snake?

#5 classic ONLINE  

classic
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 52970
  • 3,449 Thanks
  • 1,603 posts
  • Location: New York

Posted January 23, 2016 - 09:06 PM

The skin came from a yard sale, so he's not sure. It looks like it might be a water snake skin.
  • wvbuzzmaster and petrj6 have said thanks

#6 Cvans ONLINE  

Cvans

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 5412
  • 4,478 Thanks
  • 5,011 posts
  • Location: Eastern SD.

Posted January 23, 2016 - 09:10 PM

 If that's his first effort it is really impressive. tThose bows can sell for really big money.


  • classic said thank you

#7 MH81 ONLINE  

MH81

    Proud to be Deplorable

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 802
  • 27,269 Thanks
  • 28,607 posts
  • Location: N. W. PA

Posted January 23, 2016 - 09:11 PM

Oh, man. That's fantastic.
:thumbs:
  • wvbuzzmaster and classic have said thanks

#8 classic ONLINE  

classic
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 52970
  • 3,449 Thanks
  • 1,603 posts
  • Location: New York

Posted January 23, 2016 - 09:14 PM

This is the fourth bow that he has made and it takes a lot of hours to get it right. To me it's like a work of art, but with purpose.
  • KennyP, Cvans, oldedeeres and 3 others have said thanks

#9 tiretrx OFFLINE  

tiretrx

    Village Idiot

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 8012
  • 908 Thanks
  • 659 posts
  • Location: East End of Long Island

Posted January 23, 2016 - 09:20 PM

Your brother is quite talented. Art, for sure.


  • oldedeeres and classic have said thanks

#10 tractorgarden OFFLINE  

tractorgarden

    Junk Whisperer

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 2291
  • 1,277 Thanks
  • 1,432 posts
  • Location: northwest pa

Posted January 23, 2016 - 09:36 PM

That is sweet! Very talented!


  • classic said thank you

#11 JD DANNELS OFFLINE  

JD DANNELS

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 2011
  • 3,786 Thanks
  • 3,907 posts
  • Location: Newton.Ia

Posted January 23, 2016 - 10:26 PM

Nice! Longbow is the smoothest of bows I have shot.

Used to shoot a 60 inch Ben Pearson recurve in hunting league.

Could never learn to like a compound?


  • classic said thank you

#12 classic ONLINE  

classic
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 52970
  • 3,449 Thanks
  • 1,603 posts
  • Location: New York

Posted January 23, 2016 - 10:49 PM

My brother and I both had Bear Kodiak Magnum recurve bows when we were kids. The recurve and stick bows are what we both prefer to shoot.
  • oldedeeres and petrj6 have said thanks

#13 LilysDad OFFLINE  

LilysDad

    Cat Lover

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 10443
  • 9,618 Thanks
  • 7,662 posts
  • Location: N. Illinois, DeKalb County

Posted January 24, 2016 - 07:51 AM

Any idea what the draw weight is?

#14 classic ONLINE  

classic
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 52970
  • 3,449 Thanks
  • 1,603 posts
  • Location: New York

Posted January 24, 2016 - 08:30 AM

The draw weight is about 45 pounds on this bow.

#15 TAHOE OFFLINE  

TAHOE
  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 24522
  • 6,480 Thanks
  • 4,937 posts
  • Location: "Hamiltucky" Ohio

Posted January 24, 2016 - 08:50 AM

That looks great, he did a good job and has some talent. 

I have my dad's old recurve, he probably bought it back in the 60's, needs a new string. 


  • classic said thank you




Top