RE: [SCA-Archery] Re: Where to buy quality Staves/wood to build a selfbow?
- Yeah thats pretty much how I figured I would end up doing it.
I understand the basic principals. I have made a laminated bow from kit
from Bingham Archery.
It was a takedown recurve, and it worked. I was young then, 15-16 yrs
old, and now im over 40. I understand why it came out the way it did,
but man I was proud of it....
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On Behalf Of jameswolfden
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2007 1:53 PM
Subject: [SCA-Archery] Re: Where to buy quality Staves/wood to build a
I was in a similar situation. There was a bowyer locally but we
couldn't set anything up. Eventually, I just decided to jump in with
a board bow from instructions on the web.
The stave was a 1"x2"x72" piece of red oak I bought at Home Depot.
It cost about $7 at the time. The bow came out lighter than planned
but it was shootable and I learned a lot. Second and third bow were
much better. I had one bow that never made it out to the range and a
few break on the tillering stick.
While there is no substitute for mentoring with an experieced
bowyer, sometimes, you just have to jump in and start whittling.
--- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:SCA-Archery%40yahoogroups.com> , "Oakes, George" <goakes@...>
> I agree, there is no substitute for a "Hands-On" teacher. I would
> to apprentice under a bowyer, if only I knew of one nearmiles for
> Clearwater/Tampa Florida. I would even travel a hundred or so
> this kind of instruction.items,
> I do fancy myself an avid woodworker, and have fashioned numerous
> but none that require this deal of work and craftsmanship.the
> Thanks for the resource, I will check them out.
> George Oakes
> "It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets
> credit." -Harry S. Truman[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]