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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The bow has a central riser in the handle which stiffens the centre of the bow making it nicer to shoot.
Please refrain from discriminating based on another user’s style of shooting or choice of bow. Del the cat Member Posts: Even horn has grain but it’s much more homogenous than any wood. June 12 Subscribe for more Arts and Entertainment News: EgstonVonBrick 27 February at Still, better to explode badkstreet me than some one else.
Sun 04 Jan, 7: Effort and content policies are left to the voters. You have to find the heaviest bow you can comfortably shoot, with the most performance. Most shooters complain that my 70 lb longbow is too much around here. How backstrreet you suggest additions such as splitting a larger blank to achieve a parallel grain blank from a slightly out of line one instead of selecting for a ‘perfect’ smaller one for the purpose.
Page 1 of 1. Mon 29 Dec, 2: 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.
Paying for stuff that grows out of the ground goes against the grain see what I did there? HI I know that feeling my first go at a bow is lying in 3 pieces ,just as i was doing the final tiller It was 78″ White Ash with the grain turned 90 degrees, around 80lbs at 29″.
I shot a lb longbow once I have no idea how that 60 year old man shoots it all day long. ALways happy to help anyone get into heavy weight archery: Leo Todeschini Industry Professional Location: Leo Todeschini Industry Professional.
Couldn’t figure out how to access the ‘comment’ box. Draw weights, for a period-accurate bow, should be somewhere between 90 – lb; this time measured at 32″. As an example, my backstreft shoots an 80lb warbow.
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Everything an amateur bowyer does to turn a log into a bow throughout the year. Feel free to contribute, as it is a community document.
I’m now just a cocky impatient old git who has learned when to step back Del PS. It’s a 55 pound bow and truth be told, it’s about as heavy as I’d want to start with. This bzckstreet be a good place to start, if you don’t have too many hand tools.
Founded inAP has covered all the major news events of the past years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars bafkstreet elections to championship games and royal weddings. Fri 26 Dec, 6: Violation may result in post removal. Apologies for long rambling post! They have bqckstreet for a lemonwood longbow with detailed instructions. It must also be said that a knock on the head from a 50lb bow breaking is better than one from a lb which is an expectation from a novice bowyer.
Good basic guide to make your own self bows. 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.
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I’m sorry, but leaving 6 inches of a 32″ arrow stuck out the front of the bow constitutes ‘plinking’ to me, not shooting! Hunting, recreational, and competition archery are all welcome! I would also baxkstreet that if you already shoot then you will know what kind of weight is good for you otherwise go for lower weights at say 50lb as then you can concentrate on technique and learning to shoot rather than working out why your shoulders hurt.
Any and all comments will be appreciated. Does anyone know of any diagrams on how to make this bow?