View topic - Making a Selfbow video series. Derek Hutchison Native Wood Self Bows. I've been making bows of all types (Longbows, flatbows, composites & crossbows) for over 40 years.
It is self bows (bows made from one piece of timber rather than laminated) which are my main passion.I'm based just north of London in the UK. This site shows some of the bows I've made, with some hints, tips and my bowyer's blog (which is the main source of info if you are making a bow).There are a few videos too, the Chinese Repeating Crossbow being perhaps the most unusual. (Ok it's not a self bow...) Click on the blue page links to the left to see the different timbers and styles of bow.
I'm always keen to talk to archers and bowyers to share experience and stories. If you have questions, or want more technical info on these pages just ask ('contact me'). (Above) That's not an actual arrow being drawn, just a bare shaft to measure the draw distance, I'm pulling about 90 pounds there, hence the grimace!) PaleoPlanet Forums. Manual for Building a c. 40 lb. Longbow - (on 'The Beckoning') I would like to give a special thanks to Hans Schuurman for writing the Dutch version of this manual, and to Dick De Bruin for all of his work on the translation.
Dick De Bruin has put a great deal of his precious time into this so that I could put this page on my web site. Numerous revisions have gone back and forth between us, and his patience is greatly appreciated. Both Hans and Dick are members of Roger Ascham, Traditional Archery, a club associated with the British Longbow Society, and I invite you to visit them. If Mr. De Bruin is any indication, the club is a fantastic group of people.
The longbow design drawings are finally here!!! I get a number of inquiries about what woods are good to use, here is some of what I have learned (this is second-hand information, as I do not have personal experience with the woods mentioned). Introduction However the problem is that good quality yew is very hard if not impossible to come by these days, so I shall not consider it. Primitive Technology, Traditional Skills and Hand-Made Tools. Services Unavailable. "Bowyers Workshop-ABowyers Guide to building your own selfbow" Bow Staves for Sale ~ Osage and Hickory. Frontier Edge Works - Museum Quality Handmade Fur Trade Knives and Other Replicas. Kitikmeot Heritage Society - Welcome! Home - LEGIONNAIRE ARCHERY. Bingham Projects, Inc. – Traditional Archery and Custom Bow Building Supply.
Yew bow staves for sale, Hickory, Bamboo. Hickory bending staves.
These staves are roughed out bows already bending and ready for you to tiler and finish yourself. They come 72 inches long, and can handle almost any bow design if made correctly. This is a great first project. 2 staves $100 + $20 shipping. Hickory backed with Bamboo staves. These staves are roughed out bows already bending and ready for you to fine tiler and finish yourself. Pacific Yew – We may have yew staves for sale, email us for prices. Youth Staves are discounted. Youth Bows and Staves for Groups Red Oak Longbows staves backed with linen. Hickory backed with Bamboo staves. Pacific Yew – from time to time threw lots of research and phone calls we salvage yew staves from places where land is being cleared or forests being clearcut in its ideal habitat for bow staves in the high mountains of B.C. Youth Staves. Learn-how-to-make-a-longbow.com. Building the Osage Bow. One Tree Wooden Bow: Traditional Archery Equipment Workshops.
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Build a Long Bow. These Popular Mechanics plans are for a wooden long bow, or a flat bow, and include arrow making information.
Whether you try for perfect archery target shooting, or take your archery with a dash of small game hunting, you will find keen enjoyment in this ancient sport. Making the tackle is simple.