Re: [SCA-Archery] Re: Introduction
> A 50#bow is not heavy weight and can be easily pulled by most adultbetter
>males(and some females) after only a few weeks of practice with it.
>Once you get to 65# and heavier, it's a whole different story. You
>be up for it and you had better shoot a lot or that bow will beI do understand the stress, and the strength required for the heavier
>uncomfortable and you may lose interest in shooting.
I have and do fold laundry, now that may not sound like much but it
wonders for your upper body. An d I am not seeking out heavy bows
just because, and I know there is work involved at keeping up with
>Archers usually bring bows they want to sell and some bargainsdon't
>can be found. You can try garage sales and thrift shops, but if you
>know that much about bows, BE VERY CAREFUL! We unfortunatelyat
>have to fail quite number of these garage sale bargains every year
>Pennsic because they are unsafe.I am a LOT shy about pawn shops and garage sales, to many here with
split, or twisted limbs. And with out a string to test them, when
on many of them I would rather pass. I will also pester a guy at work
that knows traditional bows very well, about his next gathering.
>My best to you,Thank you
>Geoffrei St. Albans of Eastwood
MKA Jeff Elder
- Good Gentles, In my response last evening about straightening out limbs
of bows, I neglected to mention that a whole lot of c clamps with shims
will be helpful to clamp the bow after it has been wrapped. I've only
made a couple of bows
and they have worked out okay. I also mentioned Bingham as a source for
information and supplies. I have included a text only of their web-page
below. They can be very helpful to first time bowyers.
And they provide a step by step guide to building laminated bows which
can be applied to bow repair. At the least, it will give you a better
working knowledge of bows and their construction.
1350 Hinckley Drive, Ogden, Utah 84401-3375
(801) 399-3470 voice (801) 399-3471 24 hr. fax
Why Not Make
Your Own Bow?
With materials and procedures for laminating and shaping traditional
bows --- all at a very low price.
Offering Bow Kits and Laminations for Building Recurves, Take-Down
Recurves, Longbows, Take-Down Longbows, Youth Take-Down Recurves, and
Fully Illustrated Instructions, full-size Blueprints & Instructional
Videos for the Recurve,Take-Down Recurve & Longbow, Take-Down Longbow,
and Youth Bows. Video Formatting in NTSC (North America), Pal & Secam
Limb Core Laminations - Tapers & Parallels in Coreflex/Super Action
Maple (natural, brown, gray & green mtn. camo), Red Elm (flat and edge
grain), Osage, Walnut, Hard Rock Maple, Zebra, & Tonken Cane Bamboo
(natural and tempered)
Laminated Coreflex/Superaction Maple, Riser Kits, & Solid Block Risers
to match or contrast Limb Lamination woods
Laminating Press Kits
Laminating Press Heat Strip Systems
Epoxy Glues - Epon/Versamid & Smooth-On
Phenolic (Linen) in Colors
Rose City Archery Premium Port Orford Cedar Shafts
Bow Accessories & Related Supplies
QUANTITY PRICING AVAILABLE
--New & Reduced 100 & 200 Piece Pricing
- greytaylor@... wrote:
>I'll bear you in mind the next time I see a poor piece of equipment like I'd seen that
> Good gravy, Lad!
> Before you consign a bow to a bandsaw let me make you an offer for
> it. I guarantee to be a responsible adult, be careful, and not hold
> you to blame if I hurt myself. But don't be cutting a bow up into
> little pieces!
day. Geoffrei's post is a good incentive to try saving the next one I see. Didn't know
how before this. I had no experience and no info on how to save the thing so......
Boy, you learn all sorts of things on this list.