--- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, Godwin FitzGilbert de Strigoil
> May I say congratulations on taking the step!
> 1. Pickup the three books in the "Bowyer's Bible" series.
> 2. Go to "3riversarchery<dot>com" at the link below, they have
> "how-to" videos.lockback
> 3. Get yourself a good spokeshave, a good rasp, a good 4" blade
> knife, and a small (1/8") round file.have
> That is a basic toolset that you can build a bow from.
> To get from rough stave to a rough bow shape, it is advantagous to
> a nice bandsaw also.get
> Where are you located?
> Ok, I have thought about this for a bit and have decided to try to
> away from my modern manufacture recurve. I have two plans, onebow. I
> involves building a crossbow, the other involves making a long
> intend to try both, but as I dont currently have the hundred or sowould
> dollars to spend on metal bits of a crossbow and lack the metal
> working skills to build them myself, I have decided to make a long
> bow. Problem is I have NO clue whatsoever as to how to go about
> this. I have seen several postings about where to purchase a basic
> stave from, but where do I go from there? Any ideas or sources
> be greatly appreciated.