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IL_Mamba_Negro
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Bulidnig/making a bow?
Jan 12th, 2007 at 2:55pm
 
I need to make a bow...

But not just any bow, it should be a bow from 12-th or 13-th century.

A friend of mine told me to look for some info on slinging.org forum, so I've read some topics here.

Basic thing is I wouldn't make it from a plank because most planks these days have been made with modern tools.

It should be made from wood gathered somewhere in the forest and I'm well avare that I won't make it perfect in my first try.

Couple of most important things are:

- it should be something between a shortbow and a standard bow so I can carry it on my back (not longer than 5 feet)

- it should be made so I can carry it without the string

- the string should go on easily (and quick)

Any help would be much appreciated, and even links to specialized sites.

Tnx in advance...
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Re: Bulidnig/making a bow?
Reply #1 - Jan 12th, 2007 at 4:58pm
 
i absolutely love this site for making bows http://xsorbit4.com/users/buildabow/

you can cut your own tree and split it into staves then season it but it will take awhile for it to dry or you could order a stave off of ebay or somewhere else

you'll need to learn how to follow a ring and it will take afew hours longer shaping it then with a saw but ive seen alot of people do it
the bow you want seems like it would be difficult to make :\ but
goodluck  Wink

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Reply #2 - Jan 18th, 2007 at 11:29pm
 
I found a book on this "Bows & Arrows of the native americans" by Jim Hamm ISBN 1-55821-168-3 goes from start to finish on bows & arrows real cool book.
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Reply #3 - Jan 20th, 2007 at 6:33pm
 
Will Call wrote on Jan 18th, 2007 at 11:29pm:
I found a book on this "Bows & Arrows of the native americans" by Jim Hamm ISBN 1-55821-168-3 goes from start to finish on bows & arrows real cool book.



the bowyers bibles 1,2,3 are also really awsome resources for making bows
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Reply #4 - Jan 24th, 2007 at 1:20pm
 
wannabeslinger wrote on Jan 20th, 2007 at 6:33pm:
Will Call wrote on Jan 18th, 2007 at 11:29pm:
I found a book on this "Bows & Arrows of the native americans" by Jim Hamm ISBN 1-55821-168-3 goes from start to finish on bows & arrows real cool book.



the bowyers bibles 1,2,3 are also really awsome resources for making bows




Yes! Great books!  They also have chapters specifically dedicated to certain era or bow types.
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