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Re: [SCA-Archery] Re: Has anyone made their own bow?

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  • Dennis Cooley
    Another class to try is http: ww.mystiklongbows.com For a couple of cards they will have you on your way to 1 or how ever many you wish to make. Not bad
    Message 1 of 12 , Aug 2, 2002
      Another class to try is
      http:\\ww.mystiklongbows.com
      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.
      John-Paul Bowyer

      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
      > eulenhorst@...
      >
      > On Wed, 31 Jul 2002 13:57:26 -0000 "godwinthearcher" <Godwin@...>
      > writes:
      > > 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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