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Homemade Bow Rack

Postby camoman » Tue Dec 14, 2010 3:18 pm

Just made this Bow/Gun Rack this weekend. What do you think?
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Re: Homemade Bow Rack

Postby agingcrossbower » Tue Dec 14, 2010 3:27 pm

Very Nice. Hope there is a excalibur in its future. :D
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Re: Homemade Bow Rack

Postby camoman » Tue Dec 14, 2010 3:31 pm

Well I made one for the crossbow but it was kinda plain without the feet and such. I'll have to think of a way to fancy it up a bit. Here's a pic of it.
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Re: Homemade Bow Rack

Postby munch » Tue Dec 14, 2010 6:15 pm

tim i like how you used those texas stars looks great.i need to make some racks i have about 15 bows in the house now and one rack.the one i have was hand made by a young amish fellow.i drew a pic and this is what he came up with .all red oak
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Re: Homemade Bow Rack

Postby camoman » Tue Dec 14, 2010 6:22 pm

Yeah, I know the feeling. I had 2 recurves a compound plus the crossbow in the closet, it was time to make some room. hahaha. I like the broadhead design, looks like the 36th ID patch. I've been building alot of stuff out of Red Oak lately, just decided to use Pecan for the bow racks. I am planning on redesigning both. I have been coming up with some pretty good ideas the past few days.
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Re: Homemade Bow Rack

Postby gerald strine » Tue Dec 14, 2010 6:31 pm

Great job you have a talent I like the head on top.
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Re: Homemade Bow Rack

Postby camoman » Tue Dec 14, 2010 6:34 pm

Thanks. Maybe next year I can mount a European mount to the top!
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Re: Homemade Bow Rack

Postby Tired Rooster » Tue Dec 14, 2010 8:24 pm

All three racks look really nice to me. Just gave me an idea. Really scary, considering I have no talent with wood working.
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Re: Homemade Bow Rack

Postby Raymond » Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:34 pm

Hey Terry,
I have some nice red oak stored on my wall in my workshop. I believe I have found a pattern for my next crossbow rack. Thank you.
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Re: Homemade Bow Rack

Postby camoman » Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:43 am

Does anyone else have any Crossbow or Bow Rack ideas to share?
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Re: Homemade Bow Rack

Postby j.krug » Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:14 am

That's a really nice looking rack you made! Way to go!
What did you do to the deer feet to be able to use them?
Do you just bend 'em and let them dry or is there something further needed?

Nice rack you had made as well there Terry.
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Re: Homemade Bow Rack

Postby MADMAX2 » Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:45 pm

Nice works of art now I have a project to do over the winter!! as if re-doing the bathroom isn't enough :lol: :lol:
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Re: Homemade Bow Rack

Postby camoman » Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:50 pm

To make them ready to use after cutting them off I just tied them in position and hung them outside for about 2 months. I measured how long I wanted them and cut them on the miter saw. The insides are hollow but there is some oily stuff in there. I pushed as much out with a dowel rod as I could then drilled them to just over a 1/4 inch so that I could glue a dowel rod in them for extra support. The stars I made for extra support too. I marked the outline of the leg on them and drilled them out so they would fit tight around the legs. Im really interested in seeing what other people have made. Never hurts to get some fresh ideas for future projects!
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Re: Homemade Bow Rack

Postby sumner4991 » Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:48 pm

You guys have made some really nice racks. I need to make myself one. I was showing my neighbor my crossbow Monday and he scolded me for having it hanging in the garage.

It would look good hanging in my office. :D
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Re: Homemade Bow Rack

Postby camoman » Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:02 am

Thanks Sumner. Im kinda interested in how you made that stock. Been thinking about trying that myself. Did you dissassemble yours to get the measurements? And did you route it out for the rail and trigger assembly?

I have my crossbow hanging in the garage as well. Unfortunately the western look doesn't really match in our house from what I'm told???? Anyway, if you make a rack be sure to post some pics.
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