There is a good pdf download on making Ash ELBs from Alan Blackhams backstreet bowyer site. Some of it will be stuff you know, but there is. common self bow to start with; I’d suggest reading alansq’s Backstreet Bowyer guide: Silves Backstreet. Done. Comment. views. 0 faves. 0 comments. Taken on December 2, All rights reserved.
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Yes well i thought if i am going to give it a go at making a bow i would go big or go home as they say. Mon 29 Dec, 2: I prefer to avoid the hastle of heat bending if possible.
Pat B Administrator Member Posts: About Me Derek My home site is http: I also ask the wife who annoyingly just points straight to a problem area that my brain had obviously just ignored as it thought it would be to much gip to resolve! Happy to talk more if you have any other questions Want to add to the discussion? Couldn’t figure out how to access the ‘comment’ box. Fri 26 Dec, Some of it will be stuff you know, but there is some great stuff about exactly the sort of bow you are trying to make.
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To be honest, I wouldn’t bother about making a bow above about 70lb, unless you seriously want to get into medieval archery. I like to holdup a dinner plate and squint at the curve, take photos and draw some arcs is a simple grpahics program on your PC and i tend to use a collection of scrapers and rules of varying lenghts that i slide along with my pinky ‘sensing’ the gap, seems surprisingly well. Home of heat-treating, Corbeil, On.
On the other hand, I know only about 3 or 4 people in the world who can comfortably shoot a lb bow – by comfortably I mean full draw 32″to the ear, on every arrow. Display posts from previous: Info Favorites Register Log in. It’s a shame as it was looking rather handsome and seemed very bowyerr, presumably because it was working so close to the limit.
I’ve shot lb bows I could shoot all day; and others I’ve struggled with. I have mainly used Ash and now bowywr the hang of it, but am always prepared to be let down! It looked nice in the end and I named it the Needle Bow making is great for teaching patience and humility Christof C Ok, so I have been wanting to make an authentic english longbow for quite some time now, and now I finally have the time and the chance to do it, so, can anyone walk me through the steps that go into making said bow?
A tale of my first attempt – littered with newboy errors but a read may save you soem time in the wilderness.
There’s no point have a bow you’re not the master backztreet – you’ll never get any performance out of it. Good basic guide to make your own self bows. Submit a picture or link.
Guide heresimilar type youtube channel here. If you can find an Ash log you will find this more satisfying that timber yard stock. June 12 Subscribe for more Arts and Entertainment News: Thursday, 21 February Pushed it Too Far.
First real longbow I made was 60 Elm and that chrysalled after a while. Examining the break lower limbthere is no obvious defect, the sapwood seems to have given way a few inches below the grip.
To shoot over lb requires backstreft lot of training, technique and practice. EgstonVonBrick 27 February at Violation may result in post removal. Even horn has grain but it’s much more homogenous than any wood. Oh man, that’s gonna cost you. Links to other archery content around the web. Even the archery guys at the local sporting goods store have remarked “man, that old bow is pretty tough!
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I’ve tried the D-section with Ash and it seems to be pushing my skills to avoid trouble, Alan when he was makign bows was doing very well and its his advice and experience i followed – and found to be sound. Made the tillerboard with marked out grid so as not to get any hinges or stiff points ,no deffects ,just exploded only thing i can see is the wood inside looks fairly dry Regards.
Today, AP employs the latest technology to collect and distribute content — we have daily uploads covering the latest and breaking news in the world of politics, sport and entertainment. Rules Violation may result in post removal. I think 50 is a good start for a first bow and a lot less painful is something goes catastrophically wrong. Most prefer a sapling trunk or a primary branch.
You have to find the heaviest bow you can comfortably shoot, with the most performance. Still, better to explode on me than some one else.
But if you really want to try backstreft, here are some suggestions: