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Offline superdav95

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58” 5 piece bamboo hunting bow
« on: August 08, 2022, 12:11:40 am »
So I started making this bamboo hunting bow for a buddy of mine as he loved shooting mine last year.  They are super easy to make and shoot quite well for what they are.  Also if they break no big deal either.  I decided to try a new camo pattern/ stain on this one let me know what you think…  it’s a mix of black, tan, yellow and green.  Wanted something that would blend in nice.  I’ve got to do the wraps on this bow yet and final tiller but other then that she’s almost ready to go.  Hoping to hit around 50# at 28” as that is what mine pulls.  I was fortunate to harvest a nice doe last year with this bow so my buddy is a little more convinced I guess that it can get the job done. 

Here’s a couple pics

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Offline bownarra

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Re: 58” 5 piece bamboo hunting bow
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2022, 02:17:08 am »
Pretty sweet!
I like the stain. you can get cool effects by leaving the rind on in places. It absorbs dye differently but I guess you will already know that :)

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Re: 58” 5 piece bamboo hunting bow
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2022, 09:44:43 am »
Thanks mike.  Ya that’s what I sorta did here I guess. I put first layer of yellow and worked my way up to black then scraped lightly to break it up.   Bamboo is neat stuff. 

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Re: 58” 5 piece bamboo hunting bow
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2022, 12:50:33 pm »
Yes, very sharp looking bow. Can we see braced and full draw pics?
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Re: 58” 5 piece bamboo hunting bow
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2022, 02:37:41 pm »
superdav95 man your bows are bad ass..love them.. gut
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Offline backtowood B2W

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Re: 58” 5 piece bamboo hunting bow
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2022, 11:13:43 pm »
The paintjob looks great,nice work :OK

Offline superdav95

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Re: 58” 5 piece bamboo hunting bow
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2022, 12:53:01 am »
Thanks guys!  I enjoy making these in between other bows as they build pretty quick.  I did some shooting the other day before staining it and couple coats of tru oil. I’ll post some pics and full draw pics once it dries in a day or so and finish up the final wraps.  I’ll likley post a quick video too of some speed testing.  Thanks for looking. 

Stay tuned….

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Offline simk

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Re: 58” 5 piece bamboo hunting bow
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2022, 08:31:28 am »
Great work! Those indeed look tempting to me. But if the boo is long enough, why not making it a 3 piece with glued on handle? Cheers!
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Offline superdav95

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Re: 58” 5 piece bamboo hunting bow
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2022, 11:42:56 pm »
Thanks simk.  The poles I get locally are 5-6” diameter roughly and about 10 feet long but it’s harder to get longer limb sections with out vertical cracks.  I have done a few of the 3 piece ones too but harder to get good sections long enough.  I can easily get 25” long sections generally even from left over pieces.  This is why the 5 piece for me are more convenient it allows me to use up the smaller sections. 

Thanks for looking. 

Dave

Offline M2A

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Re: 58” 5 piece bamboo hunting bow
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2022, 12:01:43 am »
Stain job on that one is awesome. Been enjoying seeing your work. keep it up.
Mike

Offline superdav95

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Re: 58” 5 piece bamboo hunting bow
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2022, 02:11:30 pm »
Got this bow covered with couple coats of tru oil and shot in today.  Took some more pics in sunlight of stain.  I decided to stain the belly black as there were some unsightly black marks on the boo belly. I also added side laminated horn pieces to the string nicks.    Finished up at 48lbs at 28”.  Shoots well and smooth.  Very similar to my other one like this from last year.  Hope he likes it!   

Here’s a short video of me shooting this bow.  400 grain arrow at 188fps.  Not too bad.   Also shot a 500 grain arrow at 176fps.  That’s gonna work for hunting! 

https://photos.app.goo.gl/yqJX1hNqCjB9HbPs5
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Offline Hamish

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Re: 58” 5 piece bamboo hunting bow
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2022, 07:18:14 pm »
Fantastic!!!

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Re: 58” 5 piece bamboo hunting bow
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2022, 12:05:09 pm »
What a beauty!
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