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> If you want something more authentically period, base your
> construction off of the construction of a osage orange bow in
> approximately chapter 3 of V1 of the Bowyer's Bible. The ELB
> of the Yew bow in chapter 4??? will be a dissapointment except in,
> as stated before, learning techniques.
I will point out that "ELB" yew bow by John Strunk in Volume 1 is
not a true English Longbow at all. It is more of a cross between an
American Flatbow and an English Longbow.
But whether it is English Longbow, American Flatbow, transitional
bow, or board bow, it looks more period than a takedown recurve.
And you will enjoy the flights of your arrows even more with a bow
you built yourself
Tiller of ELB is pretty simple. Tiller of a flatbow is pretty simple
too. As Nigel pointed out earlier, it's not difficult, it's just
Your first bow will probably come out underweight or have too much
stringfollow or have a hinge. I have built around a dozen bows and a
whole lot of firewood but I still consider myself a rookie.
Have fun, start shaving