Re: Cheap Starter Bow
- --- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, Chad Walstrom <chewie@w...> wrote:
> Excellent! Great suggestion! I've just recenly finished readingthe
> Chapter 2 of the "Traditional Boyer's Bible, Volume Two" by TimBaker
> in which he describes how to build "board bows". Board bows arebows
> made from kiln-dried lumber that you can obtain at your local lumberlong
> yard. Essentially, you can build a nice longbow from board wood as
> as you carefully select which board you use.Board bows are great idea. They will take you more time then a panda
bow but you will be learning more of the skills a medieval bowyer
would be using. And they look more period
I have built a couple of board bows. Mostly red oak flat bows but I
recently finished an ash longbow that I am shooting. My lady is
shooting one of the red oak flat bows.
- In one of the Bowyers Bibles they show bows made of bundels of old arrows
and yard sticks.
> So you can build your own longbow in under an hour for about $5.
> Now I have to write an article up about it for our baronial
> James Wolfden