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  1. Bow making: limited availability of wood.

    General Archery Discussion
    Dear ladies and gentlemen, I've got a problem with searching the ideal wood for my bow. In the stores near me, I can only find mixed hardwood, and not American/European ones like hickory, osage orange, ash, maple etc., but the Asian Shorea specie, especially bangkirai and meranti. Additionally...
  2. Amy's Adventures in Bowmaking

    DIY Equipment
    Hey all! I just thought I'd share some of my creations here. Many, many more to come. First bow, with one test arrow (I promise it'll be the worst looking arrow I ever post) and some more shafts I had yet to finish out just to highlight my quiver. I've got a fletching jig and vanes scheduled...
  3. Help a first time bowyer?

    DIY Equipment
    Hi everyone! I was wondering if you guys could answer a few questions of mine/give a few pointers to a first time bowyer. Sorry in advance if this is kind of long, or if i dump too many questions on you at once. Lately, I've been wanting to make my own bow. It seems like something that would...
  4. making a longbow, fiberglass?

    Traditional Archery
    Hey Im making my first longbow and I was wondering what the typical type of fiberglass is? Just the resin soaked cloth or is there a bow-specific type? any help would be great! thanks!