Teaching the Bow to Bend: Making a Longbow

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Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. #ad - Teaching the Bow to Bend: Making a Longbow #ad - Making a longbow in only two days? no sweat! in their two-day workshops, the bowmakers team of Kunst-Griff introduced many enthusiastic beginners to the basics of making a wooden longbow--demonstrating each action step by step, in a comprehensible and clear way. This compact book, now in color, bow stringers, as well as more advanced construction like tillering, Flemish splices and bowyer's knots in detail, leather grips, brings their workshop to you! Covering basic topics like ideal wood selection and the individual parts of a longbow, this guide provides you with the basics to get started with the fascinating hobby of bow making.

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Traditional Bowyer's Handbook: How to build wooden bows and arrows: longbows, selfbows, & recurves.

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - We will cover all of the most frequently asked questions, and lay out a simple plan that should guide you through the entire process, from finding a stave to stringing your bow and shooting your first arrow. It still holds that attraction, same as the hearth. We have been hunters forever. Some of what you’ll find here, you’ll find nowhere else.

Go cut it down and get started. We’ve been carrying the bow for maybe five thousand atlatls and spears before that, and pushing the plow for maybe two thousand. I can’t really explain my attraction to the bow and arrow. That fall happened to be a good year for cottontails around our little farm and I spent countless hours walking the fields and shooting at them as they busted from underfoot.

Traditional Bowyer's Handbook: How to build wooden bows and arrows: longbows, selfbows, & recurves. #ad - . I made my first “real” bow when i was in high school, after getting a copy of the Traditional Bowyers Bible in the mail more on this in a moment. When i was a kid i would make crude bows from green plum branches, big at one end and small at the other. My first bow, a decrowned mulberry flatbow, broke within about 10 shots.

Experts say that humans have been around for some fifty thousand years. People often ask me where they can find a bow stave and, invariably, I tell them to use what they have close by. My arrows were fat and unfletched and would scarcely fly more than a few yards, usually tumbling over in midair.

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Wooden Bows: What I Wish I'd Known When I Started

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Independently published #ad - Jim hamm co-author, editor, and publisher of The Traditional Bowyer's Bible series shares the secrets he's learned from a lifetime of bowmaking. Veteran bowyers and newcomers alike will appreciate his invaluable insights.

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The American Longbow: How to Make One, and Its Place in a Good Life

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Stephen Graf #ad - It will take you through the entire process of building a bow, from design to construction. In this book you will find easy-to-follow instructions for making your own American Longbow from scratch, and advice on how to shoot it. In addition, it explores both the philosophical and concrete reasons why making your own bow will add to the story of your good life.

The American Longbow: How to Make One, and Its Place in a Good Life #ad - If you've ever thought about making your own bow, this book is a good place to start.

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Making Indian Bows and Arrows, The Old Way

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Eagles View Publishing #ad - This exciting eagle's view edition includes all you need to know to make powerful and attractive Native American bows with an easy-to-follow text together with numerous illustrations and photos. The reader is shown how to use both primitive and modern techniques of bow and arrow making. The book explores in detail acquiring tools and woods; designing the bow to fit your purposes; how to cut the wood and shape it to your design; how to bring the bow to a perfect arc; methods for recurving and/or reflexing the bow for added speed; backing the bow with wood, intestine or sinew; dozens of ideas and photos for finishing the bow; photos and instructions for applying a snakeskin back; making quivers and cases with hides, rawhide, beads and more; arrowsmithing from natural or modern materials; making bow strings with techniques that are understandable to even the beginning bowyer; and shooting the way that Native Americans did years ago.

Making Indian Bows and Arrows, The Old Way #ad - . 119 illustrations; 116 photographs; 5 charts. Written for the beginning craftsman with over 200 illustrations, charts and diagrams, this book will be invaluable to anyone interested in traditional weapons of the American Indian, photos, their material culture and/or early Americana.

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Traditional Bowyer's Bible, Volume 4

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Independently published #ad - Every facet of the process is thoroughly explained, making construction easy even for the first-time bowyer. With combined experience totally over a century, the authors have constructed thousand of wooden bows.

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Stick and String: A Beginner's Guide to Building Laminated Fiberglass Longbows

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Independently published #ad - Written for the beginner, stick and String, is an illustrated guide that breaks down the process of bow building into 23 steps. This book is a guide and reference tool intended to give you the necessary foundations in bow building techniques so that you can build beautiful bows that will last a lifetime.

. You will find detailed instructions, advice on wood selection, layout formulas, on design, links to suppliers and other bow building websites, on grinding your own laminations, and on finish. Stick and string takes the mystery out of building a laminated fiberglass longbow.

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Traditional Bowyer's Bible, Volume 2

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Independently published #ad - Traditional Bowyer's Bible, Volume 2 #ad - Never before have such detailed instructions been available for the home craftsman, with information on how to make fine bows and arrows from natural materials.

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Traditional Bowyer's Bible Volume 1

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - The traditional bowyer's bible is a remarkably in-depth analysis of the wooden bow from its construction to its correct use by leading experts in the field. Invaluable information for anyone interested in the age-old lure of archery. The emphasis is on the history of these weapons and methods for building them from scratch, just as they were made before the advent of firearms.

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The Backyard Bowyer: The Beginner's Guide to Building Bows

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Levi Dream #ad - The Backyard Bowyer: The Beginner's Guide to Building Bows #ad - Learn to construct: a classic target flat bow, an English Longbow suitable for hunting, and even your own strings and arrows for traditional and primitive archery. Easy to read and follow steps go down to even the smallest detail in the design and construction of basic archery bows. Learn to craft fine wooden bows without huge investment in equipment and materials, and without being bound by location and limited workspace.

With over 300 step-by-step pictures, backyard hobbyist, the Backyard Bowyer is geared for the beginning bowyer, and anyone who has ever pondered building a wooden bow. Used book in Good Condition.

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The Dowel Arrow Handbook: A Pocket Resource for Building Arrows With Wooden Dowels

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Levi Dream #ad - The Dowel Arrow Handbook: A Pocket Resource for Building Arrows With Wooden Dowels #ad - Used book in Good Condition. The dowel arrow handbook is for those who wish to make their own arrows for target archery and hunting, while showing how to build arrows that are not only accurate, but safe to use. Since the beginning of archery as a sport in America, archers have looked to easily obtained, quality wooden dowels as a source for arrow shafts.

Times have changed, and while the quality of dowels has gone down, their use by beginning and do-it-yourself archers has never been higher. Used book in Good Condition.

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