Bow building video 2017

Big Jim's Bow Company

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Follow along the bow building process as Big Jim explains and demonstrates his techniques on building world class bows. An informational, educational, and inside look at the craftsmanship behind the bowyer. All sorts of tips and techniques can be found throughout this longer version of our "How to Build a Bow". Stay tuned for the fast forwarded version.
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Bowyer, Building bows, Longbows, Recurve bows, Traditional archery, Longbow expert.
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MATTHEW JACOBS
MATTHEW JACOBS

1.22 hrs of showing the sizzle without showing the finished bow at the end... I wanted to see finished bows at the end...that's how you sell them

2017-11-24
ivoman7
ivoman7

I don't know anything about any of this, but I watched the entire video and I say if it works for your business it's just fine an dandy. It looks like you have a successful business going and have customers waiting in line. Can't be because you're doing anything wrong. Thanks for this. I enjoyed it.

2017-11-28
Big Jim's Bow Company
Big Jim's Bow Company

I am using both ultra seal and stick fast at this time. Haven't decided which I like best.

2017-10-19
Kevin Roberts
Kevin Roberts

Very interesting and informative video. Thanks Big gym but I think I will just go ahead and let you make them, and I'll shoot them. Have a good time at the shoot on your property around your house.

2017-11-07
Combat Archery
Combat Archery

Anybody tell me where this bowman is located? Thank you.

2017-10-30
Billythebassist
Billythebassist

Trying to figure out why anyone would dislike this video...

2017-11-07
Peter Pindel
Peter Pindel

Nice edit when you dropped the file 1:10:35 .........

2017-11-04
Oomer
Oomer

You need to get some clamps looks like you need some.

2017-10-29
UncleHank
UncleHank

Pretty impressed with your shop and dedication to your craft.

2017-11-28
Dale Hopper
Dale Hopper

Interesting to see the process, looks like lots of work.

2017-12-25
RavenJaws
RavenJaws

You could really edit this video down to about 10 minutes of actual bow making.

2018-02-06
ShejtaN
ShejtaN

nice work but i had to speed up to 1.25+ cus it went to slow and spoke to slow 1.25 speed is like normal imo great work tho

2017-11-09
Jokingvictim
Jokingvictim

you should go and shoot the finished bow in the end that would be nice to see the performance

2017-12-25
Al Lee
Al Lee

Interesting video. Excellent work. Handmade, handcrafted work is always appreciated.

2017-11-01
Monirul Hassan
Monirul Hassan

In a 82 minutes video you could not show us a complete bow. you guys talk too much. Sorry.

2017-12-28
Hensley’s Hobbies
Hensley’s Hobbies

Y’all are badass! Nice Bows brother!

2017-11-27
ratrod diesels
ratrod diesels

this programme was an excellent bow making documentary.

2017-12-23
Thomas Puzio Sr
Thomas Puzio Sr

Great Video Big Jim! Old Tom "bentpole" Puzio here. Mississippi Queen on the radio. Mountain one of my favorite Bands.

2017-12-24
Evelyn Woodcock
Evelyn Woodcock

Hi jim , just viewed your video, I left Bow making 45 years ago, your making method is almost as we made them here in the uk,. i would just like to say we were making a bow with a lay up for the limbs of maple /carbon fiber / maple, the carbon fiber was not the woven type it was, as glass fiber long grane, this metod when perfected will save you a lot of money in labour, also the draw weight can easy be in the 60#. all the best ..........

2017-10-30
Iulian Sulea
Iulian Sulea

barbile la ce va ajuta?economie la aparatele de barbierit?:::::)))))

2017-12-24
JV Hunting
JV Hunting

You are a master crafter. Thanks for the video. If I ever get into traditional bow hunting. I'll definitely call you.

2017-11-24
Assad Asslan
Assad Asslan

Do u want to sell it?

2017-11-25
Lou Simoni
Lou Simoni

You have a shop-made jig for everything! Excellent craftsmanship. Thanks for sharing. Subscribed!

2017-11-19
Shawn Begley
Shawn Begley

Can you hustle a little faster !!!?,,,

2018-03-28
Terry Ashby
Terry Ashby

Great video Bill, thanks. It's good to know how much knowledge goes into your bows.

2017-12-23
Seth Hess
Seth Hess

this is why i want a big jim bow.

2017-12-27
Mark Bonham
Mark Bonham

I stumbled on to your video and thought wow thiscould be interesting and it lived up to my own hype! Thanks Big Jim

2018-01-23
KyRus
KyRus

Take me to hogwarts

2017-12-24
james anderson
james anderson

"occurrence" = fire

2017-12-22
Rere West
Rere West

Yea..hoping to see FINISHED bow at end of long video.

2018-05-24
mike casanave
mike casanave

Better camera work, better vid!

2017-12-22
Geeks Wood Shop
Geeks Wood Shop

Thanks, Big Jim. Making a recurve has been on my wishlist for a while, and seeing your build is really helpful in understanding it better. Thanks for sharing your process and insights. Your finished bows are beautiful!

2018-01-23
64samsky
64samsky

I just found your channel and I love it. Awesome work!

2017-10-31
rfmjm368
rfmjm368

wow, very informative

2017-12-09
Omar Reyes
Omar Reyes

Cameraman!!!

2018-04-05
scandinavian Santa
scandinavian Santa

Crooked , no science little jim

2017-12-05
hillbilly Yo
hillbilly Yo

i know nothing about bows but it was a pleasure to watch the step by step process . thanks  joe

2018-01-06
Fredis Jacobo
Fredis Jacobo

Exelente trabajo calidad.

2017-11-27
frankie1956
frankie1956

What fantastic insight into bow making, yes l would have like to have seen the finished bow but did it matter no . I seen the work that goes into the making l can always go to the web site to see finished bows , thanks for sharing your time and skill. When the time comes for me to buy ( afford) my first bow ( trad ) you will be in the top runners, now off to look at your web site and other videos. Thanks guys for the video 👍👍👍

2018-03-08
William Pysell
William Pysell

Wow! Super interesting methods for building and finishing the surfaces of the bow. Lots of work! I think that I would like to have you guys build a bow for me.

2018-01-20
Gary Harmon
Gary Harmon

Wow you guy's are awesome.

2017-12-15
mr grumpy
mr grumpy

I can see you have air extraction but considering the amount of dust there is about and the type of materials you are working with shouldn't you be wearing more protection?

2018-03-10
Alex Jones
Alex Jones

Interesting. Thanks for the know how

2018-04-09
bloatedman
bloatedman

I the injuns had you on their side the settlers would have been in trouble.

2018-01-13
Scott H.
Scott H.

Very in depth video and very interesting. You do great work.

2018-02-01
Rizlan Ghazali
Rizlan Ghazali

17:00 He almost put himself to sleep...

2018-01-27
Fred Zepplin
Fred Zepplin

We might have something in common Jim

2017-12-15
Chuck Saint
Chuck Saint

amazing watching the journey through all these steps! nice work!

2018-03-11
Mickleblade
Mickleblade

you mentioned gas coming out of the resin during cure, have you tried degassing the resin with a vacuum chamber? we used one at my old job and it made a big difference for potting components. You need a much bigger cup than you imagine, think big size macdonalds cup.

2018-01-31
Silver King
Silver King

That was amazing. Great video. Thanks for sharing.

2017-12-19
Edmund Squid
Edmund Squid

HOLY COW JIM!!!!! You are VASTLY UNDER charging for your bows.

2017-11-15
Alexandre Leone
Alexandre Leone

We will not see an AI doing such artworks like these so soon! 👏👏👏👏👏👏

2017-11-06
Francis Misantone
Francis Misantone

fine craftsmanship awesome job

2017-12-10
Kristian Johansson
Kristian Johansson

When you unwrapped it you sounded quite disappointed like you had trouble to find any words... To much glue? Little bit sloppy work😇

2018-01-03
Billythebassist
Billythebassist

Thanks!

2017-10-11
ksportjacket
ksportjacket

awesome video guys, I am a gunsmith of 25+ yrs, small time but consistent..never really looked into bows but I am impressed with your operation, love the tools - I use a few of the same, (chainsaw files, old mod oven, etc.) great stuff, makes me want to try my hand at it.. have some big time archery guys hunt our property for TV an am going to see if they know of you, beautiful work guys...!

2018-01-19
Seth Warner
Seth Warner

Sir, how can you make a bow out of such short material?

2017-11-15
JESSIE Eller
JESSIE Eller

You have a very daft touch.!!!

2018-04-29
Michael987S
Michael987S

This is amazing guys. Love watching true craftsmen. A dying art. Gave me inspiration to go to my Woodshop at 11pm to punch something out! Thanks for the video

2017-12-22
Thomas Garrison
Thomas Garrison

Great video

2018-02-21
Tinas
Tinas

so long video...

2017-12-06
Jaxx Brat
Jaxx Brat

Dang i thought i had a load of C clamps..

2017-12-07
Dan Valleskey
Dan Valleskey

Fix that low freq. hum at about :40, it flips out my woofer.

2018-05-04
Alfonso Lopez Ramos
Alfonso Lopez Ramos

What bow do you recommend for hunting rabbits, hares and pigs? Hunting at least 6 times a year, a bow not too expensive.

2017-11-08
mustafa Said
mustafa Said

Good job

2018-03-15
valdevino alves
valdevino alves

quanto custa um long bow desse amigo

2018-02-10
travis eastlick
travis eastlick

When I was 14 I got a 90lb bow on a draw, a bet I couldn't draw the bow and I did so I got it. I had it for years and my mom gave it away and I'm wondering what am I looking at spending for one new and used?

2017-11-11
Robert Rowlands
Robert Rowlands

The rubber meets the road right here and that's no BS. Fine piece of work Jim. Thanks. This gonna be linked to leatherwall.

2017-10-30
marks71BB
marks71BB

Thank you Jim for the insight into professional Bow making! Well done and awesome craftsmanship!

2018-03-07
hardcorvancour
hardcorvancour

you said he doesnt like to talk on camra but i think he did well

2017-12-27
Dangerously Incompetent
Dangerously Incompetent

Your splash page with the bison, tree with arrows and the tea finger holding the bow: bravo sir and my compliments to the artist.

2017-12-13
Les Tippett
Les Tippett

awesome video very well explained and meticulous instruction i am sure they are worth the money after watching the video thanks

2017-12-07
Jose Degournay
Jose Degournay

Best video of Bow maker I hav see,very well made ,and step for step any explanation.Congratulation for you very well done job and for share wiht us. Where we can buy one of this bow ?

2018-01-21
Perfect Strangers
Perfect Strangers

Exactly the essence was not shown, the end result the finished bow it would have been good to see it,when they shoot, there was a lot of text, the point is missed.

2018-05-22
Mano
Mano

good things take time, real craftsmanship

2018-01-16
stringmanipulator
stringmanipulator

Awesome builder :)

2017-10-31
Coloradoguy !
Coloradoguy !

How long did he put them in the oven for at 250 degrees?

2018-01-09
Mo Fo
Mo Fo

damn cameraman needs to not move so much..makes me woozy lmao

2017-12-30
Lasman 67
Lasman 67

Nice to see you when you make a bow.  i mean that you make it with passion from heart.  Have a nice day and long life Big Jim

2017-12-13
Michael McKinney
Michael McKinney

Thanks for the video. It is a treat to see a true craftsman at work.

2018-03-30
SurvivalGeek
SurvivalGeek

Do you have an email so I can ask you questions in relations to DIY Bows & Arrows?

2017-12-05
Robert Pitcher
Robert Pitcher

The air bubbles or gas release as you called it is called ‘Poping’

2017-12-07
Radojko Bozic
Radojko Bozic

Great job guys!It looks perfect.I’m waiting for chance to try one of yours bow.Best regards.

2017-10-15
Erichsen Bows
Erichsen Bows

hello Do you use glue mixture ratio 60/40?

2018-01-23
ZEROOOOOOOOOOOOOOO00
ZEROOOOOOOOOOOOOOO00

Camera operator could use more practice. Poor camera skills.

2018-01-16
tmoan pumba
tmoan pumba

What kind of bandsaw blades you use that don't get dull real fast from te G-10? My blades die real quick on glass..

2018-02-12
varyingpierced
varyingpierced

hello from AZ big jim... Do you make long bows? I have an early Kodiak and got a ridiculous deal on a black widow at a pawn shop... and they are too short oal after my back surgery and really crunch on my fingers... thanks in advance.

2017-11-10
S Rowland
S Rowland

I wanted to finish watching but couldn't due to the camera work, which I found often distractingly wild. I understand and appreciate what he was trying to do by providing the viewer an opportunity to see details that may otherwise be missed, so, a good effort and no hard feelings I hope. I haven't fired a bow since I was 13 or 14 and at Boy Scout summer camp and may never do so again, yet I always enjoy watching skilled people craft something amazing. I'll definitely look to see if you have other videos that don't make me seasick. Again, no offense meant. Best regards.

2018-01-30
DrinkMDeveryDay
DrinkMDeveryDay

what is the reson?

2018-01-15
RipplzMusic
RipplzMusic

10:08 MISSISSIPPI QUEEN for some reason im not surprised thats what is playing in your shop

2017-11-13
Jason Armstrong
Jason Armstrong

Thanks for sharing Big Jim, you are great bowyer and Traditional Archer

2017-11-09
StodOne
StodOne

Never enough clamps..

2017-11-15
Jason Chong
Jason Chong

I own a 60" Mountain Monarch and a 56" Thunder Child. The level of attention to fit and finish is second to none. I actually purchased these two 2nd handed and had sent them back to Big Jim to see if he could build up the grips to a medium-high wrist. Not only is his work top shelf, but he is prompt in replying to emails/calls and his customer service is outstanding. I thoroughly enjoyed watching this video and seeing the process of how he builds bows.

2018-01-20
Michael Case
Michael Case

Hello Mr. Jim, This is Michael Case and I love watching your videos as they are very informative. May I also say that are bows are nice. I am wanting to get into bow making. What heat source are you using on your bow oven? Are you using a high heat blower to even out the heat in the oven or is there a need for one? Thanks and Happy Building.

2017-11-02
Dave Nash
Dave Nash

Thanks Jim,really enjoyed seeing how a bow is put together.

2017-11-15
Rzero11231
Rzero11231

Very Nice Work..... I also have a shop full of Grizzly tools

2018-01-07
Brett Hannan
Brett Hannan

Jim, what kind of resin are you using to stabilise the wood?

2017-10-19
Puppet Master
Puppet Master

auto focus is evil lol great video i enjoyed it alot

2018-05-10
Warwick Payne
Warwick Payne

What a fantastic video. Cheers Big Jim :-)

2018-01-15
George Curevich
George Curevich

Hog hunting

2018-04-01