Yes i glued the two parts together and used brass pins, all done with hand tools. i'm glad you liked the look, i have more odd looking things in the works LLAPWelcome to the forum! That's a pretty cool looking frame, I haven't seen one like that before. Let us know how it shoots for you. I'll second Tag by saying start with some light bands. Did you glue the forks to another piece of wood for the handle?