Top 5 Traditional Bow Designs 0
Top 5 Traditional Bow Designs

As you may know, different cultures have developed unique bows depending on the accessible material, local conditions and specific needs.

One can distinguish tens of different designs, basing on many findings from around the world.

In this article  I’ll present you the top 5 bow types I’ve made and used in my bow building career.

We’ll talk about their pros and cons from the archer’s and bowyer’s perspective. Let’s get into it.

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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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Eight-Limbed "Kraken" Bow 0
Eight-Limbed "Kraken" Bow

As most of you probably know, a few days ago I’ve finished

one of the most unique pieces so far – a quadruple bow.

After uploading the video featuring the whole making process,

many of you asked me about the purpose of this build and the efficiency of its result.

So I took it to the field and put it to the test.

In this article, I’ll share my thoughts on my latest creation and its performance.

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Q&A - Bow Making 0
Q&A - Bow Making

Welcome to the bow making Q&A article.

In the poll posted by me a few days ago on my YouTube channel (Dreamcraft Bows)

you decided you want to see such a piece, so here it is.

Thank you for all the questions you left there in the comments,

I truly appreciate your feedback. Let’s get into it.

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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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