Making a Traditional Longbow & Recurve Bow Part 2 – Sanding, Shaping, Nocks

Making a Traditional Longbow & Recurve Bow Part 2 – Sanding, Shaping, Nocks



yeah yeah just cut out yeah when I laid out for you and this is what it looks like started doing a little bit of sanding off the edge here to try to just ease up the edges but you can see my lines where they came out of that we're going to shake the tip here and then I'm gonna put my little NOx in here but I just want to show you that I'll do a little tillering here [Applause] gentlemen shake the tip of this [Applause] [Applause] okay now I want to say how to put a notch in it and knock I got down about three quarters of an inch I used my fingers I put them like that I squeezed pretty tight and then I laid my this up against it so I just rub it against my fingers so I'm not moving all over the board I don't want to scratch a little surface right on okay deep enough now I'll roll it over start going back the other direction you're all passionate go back for some type of intersection all you're on a roll back go wash this to go down and make it a continuous because you other they'll be sharp right there and you want to take that so you don't cut the string transfer to run back and a little decorative there you go one knock to go okay that concentrated that most of these bores know 3/4 advance to have a good handle 3/4 this is a little narrow little thin so I like to go along another quarter inch piece on the back here which yeah you take any of your scrap as long as it's big enough to fit on there you're going to cut it off and sand it cause it's plenty big I like to sometimes use a different kind of wood it kind of dress it up a little bit so on this flat side right here on the belly get you some glue I use a gorilla glue that's pretty strong it's really strong or any other kind of application that I need that would require stress or a lot more strength out I'll use an epoxy so but things like this man light backing and stuff and gorillas are really well road blues you got to get the board wet or your oh it runs down the wet rag and also you wet this down you wet this down spread your gorilla glue on there spread it out really thin don't scrape it off that put and a little dab'll do you put it on there and gorillas expand and swells and it's like a foam and I'll say that here in a second yeah and clamp it down pretty good and that'll begin and I'll shake on it oh look the magic of television there's another one oh no no no this is the bow as I have glued up hey that's your pants over there somebody without home anyways I do see I glued that on the back there get a little bit extra thickness I have a little piece of Osage left over from my longbow that I'm making and so I'm gonna sand that off first I'm gonna take the band saw and cut the extra off the excess and then I'll start shaping this back here

16 Replies to “Making a Traditional Longbow & Recurve Bow Part 2 – Sanding, Shaping, Nocks”

  1. on the longbow what was the width at the handle and the with at were the noches would be more like the depth from front of handle and back of handle as you are holding it and same with the noch area

  2. dude my bow came out so awesome. I used a band saw to cut the shape out though after I measured it. Thank you for this awesomely informative video you sir are a skilled woodworker

  3. cool skills. bows are an amazing weapons. nice that someone still knows how. my only bow is my Battlebow, you should have a look. its off the hook

  4. WOW! all those clamps. I saw a guy on youtube use packaging plastic wrap. The kind that comes on a spool and has a handle.

  5. Het chris, steven again, What did you do to make the notch in the handle? it looks like the ledge is in the middle.. but are there specific measurements on it?
    Thanks,
    Steven

  6. do you have to leave a complete growth ring on the back of the bow, so the bow would be like a flat D shape?

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