Re: [SCA-Archery] bow building links
- Excellent links, thanks.
on 11/6/02 7:34 PM, jameswolfden at jim.welch@... wrote:
> Here are some of the links I use to build bows. I did most of my
> shooting this summer with a 50 pound board bow built from 1x2 piece
> of red oak bought at Home Depot.
> This is good starting point. It is the website for the primitive
> archer magazine. The forum groups are very useful. There is also a
> page of useful links which can take you off to different sites for
> building bows, arrows, and everything else.
> A good page of links. Includes a link to SCA Rattan Bow building
> page. I have built a few bows using George's board bow page. I
> haven't tried the panda bow on this page but this is your ultimate
> simple bow made of bamboo garden canes lashed together. You can have
> a bow for under $5 and build it in a shorter time than it will take
> to make the bowstring.
> I found this page really useful to figure out what the hell was meant
> by tillering. The bowyer has included lots of tillering pictures and
> pointed out what was wrong and what needed to be done.
> I prefer the primitive archer site but this is a similiar page.
> There are instructions for building a set of laminated youth bows.
> Might be useful for a group wanting to loaner equipment. Some nice
> arrow making articles.
> If you build and shoot your own bow, be extra paranoid about your bow
> inspection. While bows do explode on occasion, they often give some
> signs ahead of time. I have had two failures that I caught before
> they had a chance to explode. (Both bows were silk backed which helps
> prevents catastrophic failures but does not eliminate it.) If you
> don't know what to look for (or listen for), talk to range marshall.
> James Wolfden
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