Re: carriage bow
- You can get the metal sleeve kits at 3 Rivers Archery. It looks like if you make a good clean cut it should align itself in the sleeve. You might want to mark your bow before cutting so you can be sure of lining it up later. You might do an online search for a video of the process of fitting the sleeves.
Edward le Kervere
--- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, richard johnson <rikjohnson39@...> wrote:
> A thought.
> I'm not certain that I will do this but...
> I have a 71" 35# longbow and just ordered a 45# longbow.
> I was "thinking" about converting my 35# into a 2-piece carriage bow.
> As I understand this (and i am trying to remember old info so may be
> wrong) the Carriage Bow was a standard longbow that was cut in half at
> the handle, then a sleeve was made into which the cut ends were
> shoved, the string holding the limbs together.
> Do any of you experts have any thoughts, ideas, suggestions about doing this?
> As i said, it is just a thought and I may not possess the skills to
> perform the conversion, though it sounds like an interessting project.
> Rick Johnson
> "Those who give up a little freedom in return for a little imagined
> security will soon find that they have neither."