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  • ranulfmayle
    Calontir ... several ... lockback ... have ... get ... bow. I ... would
    Message 1 of 3 , Dec 27, 2006
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      Calontir

      --- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, Godwin FitzGilbert de Strigoil
      <archergodwin@...> wrote:
      >
      > Ranulf,
      >
      > 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
      several
      > "how-to" videos.
      > http://www.3riversarchery.com/Thumb.asp?c=4&s=89&p=57
      > 3. Get yourself a good spokeshave, a good rasp, a good 4" blade
      lockback
      > knife, and a small (1/8") round file.
      > 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
      have
      > a nice bandsaw also.
      >
      > Where are you located?
      >
      > Godwin
      > ===========================
      >
      > Ok, I have thought about this for a bit and have decided to try to
      get
      > away from my modern manufacture recurve. I have two plans, one
      > involves building a crossbow, the other involves making a long
      bow. I
      > intend to try both, but as I dont currently have the hundred or so
      > 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
      would
      > be greatly appreciated.
      >
      > Ranulf
      >
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