The Thumb Bow 18# at 6"


The Thumb Bow 18# at 6"

This little beauty is a Howard Hill style flatbow. Made out of leftovers. The handle is made out of a piece of purple heart salvaged from Hastings pier which got torched by arsonists. Black glass on belly and back and a couple of thin bamboo laminates. The whole project took less than 4 hrs to complete. I made it to test out my hot-box for baking epoxy.

The bow is only about 20" long and I shoot bamboo BBQ skewers with .177 air rifle pellets as piles from it. It's surprisingly swift and with shoot through beer cans at 10 yards - if you can hit them.

I posted it on the bowyers corner facebook group offering to give the bow away to the first person who could guess the draw weight. There were lots of 50lb at 28", 65lb at 28" etc... no one guessed 18lb at 6"!

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