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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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.


As well as tillering, try pulling it in front of a mirror or big patio door etc. I’d called it as an experimental bow, just a shame the guy at the club didn’t get to try bzckstreet, although he’s avoided the whack on the head! Good basic guide to make your own self bows. Want an avatar by your comments? As Del says check out the Backstreet bowyer for a brilliant guide.

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It looked nice in the end and I named it the Needle Bow making is great for teaching patience and humility This is a standard topic. Hey, you, with the bracer I am having to make do with timber merchants for wood and finding ash with a straight enough grain to chase a single ring for the back is difficult and i read on a bow making guide about using the edge grain for the belly and back of the bow Would the moisture content be to low from Timber merchants Thanks.


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! Post of the Month for April as voted on by users.

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I’m just glad we have some old timer archers around here to smack down those young whipper snapper archers with their fancy smansy compound bows hehe. Rudderbows and several other websites offer “you finish bows” for a very reasonable price.

When I shoot the same bow and arrow I can get yards; simply because I’m so much more ‘on top of’ the bow. I really think it prefers to be wide and thin, but as we are longbow obsessed we try and coerce it into this shape and it never seems overly happy. Hello Thanks for the tips and advice my first attempt was using backstreet bowyers guide I tried the one with the edge rings for the belly and back like the stellmoor bows It was basically done and just needed sanding i put it on the tiller to give it a stretch so i could get a picture i was gradually stretching it down to its draw length and it exploded.

The difference is in the performance of the bow. Sean Flynt myArmoury Team. 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? I’m sorry, but leaving 6 inches of a 32″ arrow stuck out the front of the bow constitutes ‘plinking’ to me, not shooting! Fri 26 Dec, Not just my arm either, my whole body hurt after just one shot.


Sun 04 Jan, 7: I’d taken some nice pics and was going for the full draw picture when it exploded on me. Also make it at least 76″ long for a 32″ draw.

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Anonymous 27 February at 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. Good luck Cheers Ev p. Then they try a REAL longbow at lb draw and they cry and complain and make excuses. Today, AP employs the latest bacostreet to collect and distribute content — we have daily uploads covering the latest and breaking news in the world of politics, sport and entertainment.