Prepping bow staves

Prepping bow staves is a fair amount of work made easier with the right tools and a little experience.  The examples below have aged for about 6 years, 11 months in a dark, dry barn.  These are nearly all hickory and therefore, are generally easy to split if the grain is respected.  I use an … Continue reading Prepping bow staves


Hickory Bow part 2

The winds slowed, the killer dust settled and I was able to get back to the bow.  A few minutes with the power planer took the rough shape down to a nearly finished product.  The calipers are useful and can save a lot of guesswork when making the same style bow over and over. Above, … Continue reading Hickory Bow part 2