Summer Days with Creatures of Lakes & Forests + DIY Bow Project V

Phew! Finnish summer is short, and it keeps me busy! Here is a mixture about the things I have done recently. In a nut shell, my nephew visited at Tampere and I took him to fish. Other day I went to search some perch and pike with my spear gun. My girl friend made an incredible tasty fish balls from my catch, which I ate today ^^ Today I was super exhausted as I went to orienteering and ran like a hell in the warm weather 😀 After swimming, I continued my DIY bow project. For the very first time, I had a bow exceeding the 40lb @ full draw needed for hunting in Finland. After I added the Inuit cabling, I noticed how the cable changed my tiller and moved the bend towards the middle in both limbs making them to take too much load. As I tried to compensate this by the post tillering, the bow is now only about 28lb without the cabling. I will add the cable and see how much I can increase the bounds, but it is highly possible that this is not the last bow I will make, although I’m so close already 😉 Btw, as I saw this bow, I forgot to leave the handle wood, why I needed to glue it from the separate piece. Sorry if these images have poor contrast etc, I just need to go to sleep, right now!

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