Bow Making for Beginners 0
Bow Making for Beginners

How to make a bow? Not a toy, not a stick that will break after a few “shots”, but a fully useful and

efficient weapon capable of throwing arrows for significant distances? 

I’m sure I’m not the only one who has been asking myself these questions since I was a kid.

I was truly fascinated by archery and always wanted to study the craft of a bowyer.

Now, after a few years of practice, still with a lot of work ahead,

I can say this topic is not that simple as it may seem to be.

In this article, I will share my thoughts and experience on the basics of bow making.

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How to string a bow? 0
How to String a Bow?

In today’s article, I will show you one of the methods of stringing and unstringing traditional bows.

A step-through method that I’m talking about is the most preferred by me.

I find it very easy and pretty safe. It is useful for stringing all type of bows.

Nevertheless, it requires a bit of strength and I wouldn’t recommend it to very powerful bows.

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Bows of the World 0
Bows of the World

A wooden bow was successfully used by the man for thousands of years.

It was a precious tool, very helpful in order to survive during tough times,

either by hunting the game or fighting the enemy. As a traditional craftsman

studying the art of bow making, I love building bows inspired by ours

ancestors heritage. As you may know, people around the world

have developed many types of this weapon. They significantly differ

from each other, not only in material, but also in shape and size.

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Can you make a bow with knife? 0
Can you make a bow with knife?

Many people, getting interested in bow making, expect big

expenses on tools and machines to be able to build a functional bow.

The truth is, an advanced equipment may make the process easier and quicker,

but it’s not necessary at all. What if I told you,

you can reduce the list of tools required tools to make

a fully efficient and durable bow to the single one?

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Penobscot Triple Bow 0
Penobscot Triple Bow

In today’s article, I’ll share my thoughts

about another exciting build of this year

– a Penobscot style triple bow.

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Center Shot "Cyclop" Self Bow 3
Center Shot "Cyclop" Self Bow

These, who follow my work for a while now, know for sure that I love challenging and unusual projects.

They are results either of full of character wood or extraordinary designs.

Today I’m gonna present the stick belonging to the first of these groups.

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Game Changing Tool For Bow Making 0
Game Changing Tool For Bow Making

Today we’ll talk about the tool, that took my bow making to another level – we’ll talk about a scraper.

This incredibly simple tool allowed me to overcome obstacles I’ve been struggling with

and made my bows much better both in terms of efficiency and look

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How to recurve a bow? 0
How to recurve a bow?

Recurve bows were proven to be deadly and efficient weapon since ancient times.

Still in XXI century those traditional bows made from wood

are successfully used by many hunters around the world.

This design with specific advantages have many fans.

In today’s article let’s take a look at the process of recurving a bow.

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What's the best wood for bowmaking? 1
What's the best wood for bowmaking?

A good bowyer can craft a bow out of any kind of wood.

Nevertheless some species are just having bigger potential than the others.

Those with especially suitable properties we call bow woods.

In today’s article we we’ll take a closer look at a few of them.

Basing on my experience I will discuss bow wood species so far being my favourites.

I’ll also share my thoughts and tips about working with them.

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