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Re: (fwd) Longbow Supplier? (fwd)

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  • James Koch
    ... That s ... hemp ... Craig, ... What diameter hemp are you seeking. I buy it locally to bind and string crossbows. There are several online suppliers and
    Message 1 of 6 , Oct 11, 1999
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      At 01:17 AM 10/8/99 EDT, you wrote:
      >From: WUNERFUL@...
      >
      >I'd love to help, but a pair of Yew billets for a bow runs about 50 bucks,
      >with other materials a finished bow might cost 75 to 100 just to make.
      That's
      >not even thinking of labor! (one of my problems at the moment is finding
      hemp
      >cord to make strings!)
      > However, when done I have a fairly sweet shooting English long bow, with a
      >nicely rounded cross section, horn nocks, ect...
      >
      >I've got some osage on the way, but that costs the same as yew. I havent
      >built any out of other woods yet.
      >
      >Good luck with her search, though!
      >Wuner (Craig Toth)
      >
      Craig,
      >
      >
      What diameter hemp are you seeking. I buy it locally to bind and string
      crossbows. There are several online suppliers and most cities have hemp
      specialty shops. Hemp string is also sold for macrame and beading.
      >
      Jim Koch
      James Koch
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