Re: [SCA-Archery] Re: Has anyone made their own bow?
- Another class to try is
For a couple of cards they will have you on your way to 1 or how ever many
you wish to make. Not bad prices on supplies either. Took two of their
classes listed and not listed.
Carolus Eulenhorst wrote:
> Where was this class held, how often are they offered, and what did it
> cost? Thanks.
> In service to the dream
> Carolus von Eulenhorst
> On Wed, 31 Jul 2002 13:57:26 -0000 "godwinthearcher" <Godwin@...>
> > Having just completed a bow building class this last weekend, taught
> > by Jay St. Charles, (www.selfbow.com) I would heartily recommend
> > taking a class. There is nothing like hands on training and
> > "explaing
> > as you go" type atmosphere to get you understanding what to look
> > for.
> > I came away with a bow that I built myself, and I am just so geeked
> > over. The bow is 72" horn nock to horn nock, hickory backed yew,
> > arrow
> > shelf is leather wedge (no cut in shelf), horn inlays for arrow
> > sliding past bow, and 60lbs.
> > The only tools we used, were draw-knife, scraper, small block plane,
> > rasp, file, sandpaper, steelwool, small round file.
> > Jay brought out some books, and of course the 3 vol. Bowyers Bible.
> > The other books were Billets to Bows (can be had in video form
> > also),
> > by his dad Glenn St. Charles, a book about the yew tree, and another
> > book on historic archery.
> > There was 4 of us in his class. One guy from California, one guy
> > from
> > Toronto Can, one guy who lived 5 miles from the shop, and me from
> > Idaho.
> > I'm still high from it all.....
> > Godwin
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