Thursday, April 24, 2008

Indian bow update!!!

Being too impatient to wait and try my bow when I had made a primitive arrow, I decided to try out the bow using one of my store-bought arrows. I noticed really quickly how much the arrow set to the side and at a wide trajectory compared to modern bows where the arrow sits on a rest and has a trajectory in line with the bow. The arrow made it's target and sunk in which was a great relief and very exciting to me. This means that I have a method for making a viable hunting tool should the need ever arise. After a few more arrows I had to call it quits because of other commitments, but not because the bow was lacking! I didn't expect a lot from my first handmade bow and am looking forward to making more of these in the future. It takes me back to being a child stringing up bendy sticks and pretending I was an indian. The process is rather therapeutic!

3 comments:

blogbusters said...

That is so awesome that it worked out great! You are the man joel. I am always excited to see what you whip up next! You need to take pictures and keep a inventions or creations journal. Maybe you already have. That would be cool to see all of the things you have made over the years! See you in 20 days!!!!

Megan said...

What a little warrior you are! Go Joel!

Rosemary said...

Well said.