Traditional Archery and the Great Outdoors

Posts tagged “Bow (weapon)

Traditional By Nature Arrow Head Bow Rack

I hope to have a fully finished version of the u- finish Arrow Head Bow Rack ready to go in a couple of days. I have been working on it for a while now, trying different things and getting mixed results.  At first I tried using a water based stain for the first time. I liked the idea of easy cleanup and the low odor but, I did not like working with it at all! Finally I decided that it just wasn’t going to give me the results I wanted. So I have decided to finish them the same way I finish my bows. Oil based stain and satin poly for a nice simple hand rubbed finish. The finished version will also have felt on the bow cradles. If anyone has any ideas or suggestions please let me know. Constructive criticism is always welcome.


How did I get into archery?

I was asked recently how I got into archery. I was surprised when I couldn’t think of a good answer. After some thought I said, “ I guess I was born into it. I’ve had a bow and have been hunting for as long as I can remember”. I received my first bow for Christmas one year. I can’t recall how old I was. It was a yellow fiberglass bow with a plastic handle and a heavy nylon string. I think it also came with a couple of fiberglass arrows. I remember being very excited. I also remember getting slivers of fiberglass stuck in my hands. I still have that bow. As a matter of fact, I use it to check people’s draw length before I build them a bow. I also remember shooting my dad’s old Browning recurve when I was about eight years old. So, I suppose I wasn’t born with a bow in my hand, but close!