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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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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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 tiller a bow? 1
How to tiller a bow?

In today’s article, we’ll talk about tillering a wooden bow.

It’s a crucial stage of the bow building process, requiring a lot of care and precision.

The future of the weapon, its efficiency and performance, depends on it. 

I’ll share my thoughts and tips about the process of tillering traditional bows. 

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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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9 Steps to Make a Bow 0
9 Steps to Make a Bow

In today’s article we’ll briefly go through

all the stages of bowbuilding process.

I’ll try to explain in a few words

each step a bowyer must take

to craft an efficient weapon from scratch.

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