© 2010 Joshua Stark
We've got quite the rain coming down now, and we expect it to last a few days here. Nothing as bad as back East, I hear, but it will keep us cooped up for a bit.
However, I was able to get out to the workshop and shape the tips and handle of the bow I'm making for a present. I also glued on the linen backing. Linen is supposed to be a good backing for bows; it doesn't add any power to the limbs, but it keeps the wood from raising splinters. Well, I glued it on (not my best gluing job, but I'm confident in it), trimmed it up some, and put a string on it. And...
It bent! And it didn't break!
This is my first bow, and I'm no pro, especially at finishing, but I think this one will be alright. Here's a couple of pics:
It should be abundantly clear that I am no woodworker, nor do I play one on television... However, this bow really seems like it will throw arrows, and for that I'm tickled pink (hence, the tiny slippers under the table).
Now, to make a string, and put a finish on this puppy. Any suggestions?