CUSTOM BOW SHOP
HOW DO YOU MAKE A CUSTOM BOW EVEN MORE CUSTOM?
One of my greatest pleasures in building bows is getting to work with all of the beautiful and unique woods. I absolutely love digging through units of wood looking for unique boards to offer to my customers. Many times each year I work with customers, helping them pick out the woods for their dream bows. Some customers leave it up to me to choose, but others want to be much more involved. To appease those folks, I devised The Custom Shop. As I am cutting veneers, I’ll pull out the most unique, number them, photograph them and put them up on The Veneers Page. You’ll be able to peruse the pictures and pick out the individual pairs of veneers to grace the limbs of your future bow. There are more species of veneers at The Custom Shop than are shown as options of the price list.
I offer a wide and continually expanding variety of woods for both the handles and the limbs. I hand pick the woods for unique color and grain figure. Some options are zebra wood, bubinga, Eastern walnut and Claro walnut, Pacific and Eastern maple—curly, birds eye and straight grain, both Gabon and Macassar ebony, madrone, cocobolo, bocote, ziricote, myrtle, Montebello, snakewood, dyed actionwood, camo actionwood, red elm, yew, Osage, Brazilian Rosewood, black and white ebony, purpleheart, verawood, spalted Pacific maple, purpleheart, Pau Verde, tulipwood, Shedua and others. If I don’t have it, I’m happy to hunt it down for you.