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Any books/websites on DIY Longbow…??

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Hello, I’m interested in making a traditional Longbow, and I’ve been looking for some guides/instructions on how to go about making the bow.  So far, most of the books I’ve found on the web are out of print… Does anyone know of any good books or websites describing the bow making process?? I will (of course) be using Yew. Many thanks, Jon

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Here are some links http://www.primitivearcher.com/articles/bow-bld.html http://www.geocities.com/Yosemite/Gorge/6090/paslinks.html http://www.primitiveways.com/sapling_bow.html Or Try to search with following phrases: -bow building -primitive bow building -wood bow building – Hide quoted text — Show quoted text -> Hello, > I’m interested in making a traditional Longbow, and I’ve been looking for > some guides/instructions on how to go about making the bow.  So far, most of > the books I’ve found on the web are out of print… Does anyone know of any > good books or websites describing the bow making process?? > I will (of course) be using Yew. > Many thanks, > Jon

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Great links…. thanks!!

– Hide quoted text — Show quoted text -> Here are some links > http://www.primitivearcher.com/articles/bow-bld.html > http://www.geocities.com/Yosemite/Gorge/6090/paslinks.html > http://www.primitiveways.com/sapling_bow.html > Or Try to search with following phrases: > -bow building > -primitive bow building > -wood bow building > Hello, > I’m interested in making a traditional Longbow, and I’ve been looking for > some guides/instructions on how to go about making the bow.  So far, most > of > the books I’ve found on the web are out of print… Does anyone know of > any > good books or websites describing the bow making process?? > I will (of course) be using Yew. > Many thanks, > Jon

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>Hello, >I’m interested in making a traditional Longbow, and I’ve been looking for >some guides/instructions on how to go about making the bow.  So far, most of >the books I’ve found on the web are out of print… Does anyone know of any >good books or websites describing the bow making process?? >I will (of course) be using Yew. >Many thanks, >Jon

There’s a link to the Paul’s Archery pages and  Rob McNeur’s faq on my website: http://www.sinfield.demon.co.uk/bowsite If you come up with any other worthwhile links give me a shout. While you are there have a look at bow III. There must be something in the Trad Bowyers Bible but I’ve been concentrating on flat bows. I can’t get to it now, I’ll get back to you in a couple of weeks. You might also want to try alt.archery.traditional if your news server gets it (x-posted just in case) I’m starting another similar for a friend as soon as I get back from Spain in a couple of weeks. There must be something in the Trad Bowyers Bible but I’ve been concentrating on flat bows. I can’t get to it now, I’ll get back to you in a couple of weeks. Where did you manage to find the yew? David. — david sinfield http://www.sinfield.demon.co.uk/bowsite Please remove NG from address or I won’t see private replies until I clear out my junk folder.

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The new issue of Archery Focus Magazine (I just got it in the mail yesterday!) has an article on making a longbow. Click on this link http://archeryfocus.com/ to see their website. To see the article itself, you would need to subscribe to the magazine, either in print or online.

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English Yew  is no longer obtainable in fine enough grain for a

– Hide quoted text — Show quoted text ->Hello, >I’m interested in making a traditional Longbow, and I’ve been looking for >some guides/instructions on how to go about making the bow.  So far, most of >the books I’ve found on the web are out of print… Does anyone know of any >good books or websites describing the bow making process?? >I will (of course) be using Yew. >Many thanks, >Jon > There’s a link to the Paul’s Archery pages and  Rob McNeur’s faq on my > website: > http://www.sinfield.demon.co.uk/bowsite > If you come up with any other worthwhile links give me a shout. > While you are there have a look at bow III. > There must be something in the Trad Bowyers Bible but I’ve been > concentrating on flat bows. I can’t get to it now, I’ll get back to you > in a couple of weeks. > You might also want to try alt.archery.traditional if your news server > gets it (x-posted just in case) > I’m starting another similar for a friend as soon as I get back from > Spain in a couple of weeks. > There must be something in the Trad Bowyers Bible but I’ve been > concentrating on flat bows. I can’t get to it now, I’ll get back to you > in a couple of weeks. > Where did you manage to find the yew? > David. > — > david sinfield > http://www.sinfield.demon.co.uk/bowsite > Please remove NG from address or I won’t see private replies until I clear out > my junk folder.

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> English Yew  is no longer obtainable in fine enough grain for a > bow

I must tell my boyer that. He keeps making me bows from English yew that seem to work OK. — William Black On time, on budget, or works; Pick any two from three

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Thanks.  I also found some really good books, ‘The Traditional Bowyer’s Bible’, comes in 3 volumes… should keep me going for a bit Cheers, Jon

– Hide quoted text — Show quoted text -> The new issue of Archery Focus Magazine (I just got it in the mail > yesterday!) has an article on making a longbow. Click on this link > http://archeryfocus.com/ to see their website. > To see the article itself, you would need to subscribe to the magazine, > either in print or online.

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– Hide quoted text — Show quoted text -> There’s a link to the Paul’s Archery pages and  Rob McNeur’s faq on my > website: > http://www.sinfield.demon.co.uk/bowsite > If you come up with any other worthwhile links give me a shout. > While you are there have a look at bow III. > There must be something in the Trad Bowyers Bible but I’ve been > concentrating on flat bows. I can’t get to it now, I’ll get back to you > in a couple of weeks. > You might also want to try alt.archery.traditional if your news server > gets it (x-posted just in case) > I’m starting another similar for a friend as soon as I get back from > Spain in a couple of weeks. >. > Where did you manage to find the yew? >English Yew  is no longer obtainable in fine enough grain for a

Just back from Spain looking for property. Come to think of it a lot of the yew a few hundred years ago came from Italy (if I remember correctly <g>) — david sinfield http://www.sinfield.demon.co.uk/bowsite Please remove NG from address or I won’t see private replies until I clear out my junk folder.

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