21880Thanks for all the help (formerly: My first bow project)
- Dec 1, 2006Seriously guys thanks. You all helped me a great deal with your
advice and pointers. Please feel free to continue sending bits of
your experience my way and don't hold back from other new members
either. Some of the information you all gave me was new and very
good. Some of it I already knew from my own research but it was very
good for me to hear it from other people instead of just finding it
on some single website with no one to back it up. Some of the
information was detail oriented which helped as well, as many of the
websites I've been to just give an overview of concepts. Again I
appreciate it greatly.
Here are a few good bow making articles I ran across in my own
This is a great website for beginners and especially for those of us
who live in apartments. In fact the site is titled "Bow building for
poor people and apartment dwellers". It has a wealth of basic
information on making bows for the first timer and a great section
on tillering at the end of the two build along articles.
This the second link is a great article on making a bow from Hickory
and has a very informative section on builting a small lightbulb
powered staff drying kiln made of little more than insulation, light
source and meat thermometer.
Lastly I want to ask you all another question. Is "white oak"
even remotely appropriate for a bow wood? I would presume that if it
is at all then it would have to be backed. I think I may have a
source of raw hickory soon so consider the white oak question just
for poops and gigles.
Again everybody who responded, thank you, thank you, thank you.
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