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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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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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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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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Bowmaking for Beginners - FAQ 0
Bowmaking for Beginners - FAQ

In the article I’ll try to answer the most frequently asked question

that I’m getting from you about the craft of bowyer.

If you are planning to build your own bow

this piece most likely will be very helpful for you. 

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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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