Saturday, July 09, 2005

Bow update

The last time I posted pictures of my bows, several of them were deleted before anybody got a chance to have a look-see. Well, I have some fresh pictures of recent bows up, so I thought I'd post links to them.

Here's one I just finished for my daughter the other day.

Here's one I did for my brother a while back. I think I already posted this one though.

Here's one I did for a guy in my Bible study.

Here's another one I did for another guy in my Bible study.

Here's one I messed up, but I'm posting it anyway, because I like the handle.


At 7/11/2005 1:42 PM , Blogger Kelly said...

Someone may've asked this before, but how long does it take you to make a bow? They look so great and professional, it just seems to me it would take a long time.

Are you teaching your daughter archery?

At 7/11/2005 2:41 PM , Blogger ephphatha said...

It's hard to say how long it takes. I work on one for a couple of hours one day, and then two days later, I'll spend another three hours on it. I started a bow the other day and started logging my hours, because I was curious about the same thing. Not counting hours, though, I can make a bow in a week if there aren't too many distractions. If I didn't have to work or have a social life, I could probably make two or three bows in a week.

I made my daughter a bow last year that was too strong for her and turned her off from archery. A couple of weeks ago, I told her I could make her a really cool bow if she'd let me. She seemed enthusiastic about it and wanted to make sure it wasn't going to be too strong. I told her it wouldn't be. She will get to see it this weekend, so we'll see.

At 7/13/2005 9:23 PM , Blogger Safiyyah said...

Wow, those bows are amazing. I don't know anything about bows, so of course, my compliments don't mean much, but I can see that others on that message board you frequent appreciate them too, so I suppose I'm in good company. ;-) I really like the first set of pics (the one you made for your daughter. It was incredible to see that plain chunk of wood transform into something spectacular.

At 7/14/2005 4:19 AM , Blogger ephphatha said...

Far be it from me to diminish a compliment by not putting enough value in it! LOL I'll take what I can get. Thank you for your kind words, Safiyyah.


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