Thursday, June 21, 2012

Bow work...

Well I did it, I began working the bow stave and I think I went way to soon too fast. Its a long bow its Hackberry but I noticed theres alot of tear out from the sides of the limbs. Which is making it narrower than I wanted I should have probably waited til next year or even October, but I wanted to work on a bow and I have two more staves drying. So its not a total loss. I will be working on getting pictures of it and the other staves and post em here. Plus a picture of a knife Im forging.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Making a bow..

I decided to try my hand at making a bow. This is going to be from Hackberry which is quite dense but I have alot of it. It started out as a large log like around 15 inches. Large I know but I can make more this way should I mess it up. After cutting I sealed the ends with paint, acrylic, and then after a week I began to split it. Wasnt fun without proper tools but I got it done, I cant use part of it but I got it. Now its drying out and I wait patiently. Also I want to try and make my own arrows but Im having trouble finding the infomation to learn. I will post pictures as soon as I can and along the shaping and tillering as I work.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Setting camp..

Welcome to Innerfield, this is where I plan to share with the world, my life experiences in the outdoors. Feel free to leave comments and ideas Im very open to new thoughts and Im always wanting to learn.