…” I had to try them out as soon as the rain let me. They all flew straight the bamboo seemed to be a little bit heavier than the cedar ones…but it flew great I’m including a pic of the 3rd rd. out of my Best Friends bow.” -David from Rockwell City, Iowa
Thanks David for the photo and the nice e-mail.
David’s target practice with the bamboo and cedar arrows.
One dozen handmade bamboo arrowsI am proud to show off my new handmade bamboo arrows. They are real nice and fly great. I’ve received a lot of compliments on how nice they fly. These have domestic turkey feathers and 125 grain field points. The spine is 60-65 pounds. These came out to be 30 1/2″ long from the nock groove to the back of the head of the field point.
They are becoming popular and I’m working on filling orders for a dozen each. Give me call @ 313-318-4185 for more info. They are priced at $9 each, plus shipping.
Categories: Handmade Arrows
Tags: archery, arrows, bamboo, handmade, hickory stick, longbows, michigan, outdoor sports, target practice, target shooting, traditional archery, turkey feathers
My family and I had a great time at Lincoln Bowmen for their public shoot in May 2013. They invited me back to set up my goodies for sale. We had a beautiful day. I debuted my custom bamboo arrows. Boy, they went over great. I sold a bunch and even sold some bamboo shafts and feathers for those who like to make their own arrows. So, now I’m making up more bamboo shaft arrows for sale. The archers who have tried them, comment on nice they fly.
One of the best parts of my day is shooting with my granddaughter. She’s seven and a real good shooter. She has great form! She’s very serious and competitive. It feels good to pass this sport that has been a part of my life for so many years… down to my family.
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Tags: archery, arrows, bamboo, family, hickory stick, longbows, michigan, target practice, traditional arch, traditional archery, turkey feathers
Different views of my new handmade bow.
Today I just finished another handmade bow. I sure love to make these longbows. This one really came out nice. I used brown leather dye on the bamboo and it came out just beautiful. I’m real happy with the way I painted the hand rest. The green paint looks great against the deep color of the stained bamboo. I finished it off with three coats of Birch wood Casey True Oil.
Another fine longbow, if I don’t say so myself! ,
This longbow is 64 inches long, right handed, 45 lbs @ 28″ draw and comes with a one year warranty.