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  1. Hickory stave advice needed

    Tom Turgeon - Q&A Bow Building Forum
    I have long wanted to attempt traditional bow making. Today I took a step in that direction with some Hickory. My question is on the possibility for the wood that I have, I need to further split the logs that I have down and seal the ends. The main reason I am posting is to ask whether the...
  2. Lightweight Acme longbow by Jeremiah Rutherford RH/LH

    Traditional Gear For Sale or Trade
    Hickory takedown selfbow/flatbow by Jeremiah Rutherford. It was the Gila Bow better model - the Acme. No arrow shelf so can be shot RH or LH. 68" originally marked 30#@28" but seems to draw now around 27-ish. Very nice condition. Would make a nice starter bow. More pictures available...
  3. 1/8" Selfbow Backing

    Traditional Archery
    I overtillered a hickory bow and need to add poundage to it. I don't want to use sinew, glass, or rawhide, but can't find 1/8" hickory or oak online. Do any bowyers have links to stores which sell this?
  4. Hickory as a Bow Wood....

    Tom Turgeon - Q&A Bow Building Forum
    Note: This was initially posted by edwinfarr on 9/21/2014 in my "Determining Tension in Bow Wood" thread. I feel it is deserving of its own thread and have re-posted it here. Many folks start with the maples and hickories when attempting to build their first bow(s). I am fairly certain...
  5. 62 Inch Hickory

    Traditional Archery
    62 Inch Hickory I'm new to the bowyer world but not to archery. I have been lurking here for a while now reading and absorbing all the wonderful info you guys have shared. Thanks, it has been invaluable to say the least. I had been saving a nice straight, even grained piece of hickory in my...
  6. 62 Inch Hickory

    DIY Equipment
    I'm new to the bowyer world but not to archery. I have been lurking here for a while now reading and absorbing all the wonderful info you guys have shared. Thanks, it has been invaluable to say the least. I had been saving a nice straight, even grained piece of hickory in my basement workshop...
  7. Handcrafted 72" Hickory Longbow RH 45#

    Traditional Gear For Sale or Trade
    Selling my buddy's longbow for him so he can get something different. It's a 72" handcrafted hickory longbow, made by a local Florida bowyer, who's name my friend can't remember and the bow is unsigned...he bought the bow from him about 8-9 years ago. Bow is Right Handed, is marked 45#s @ 28"...
  8. my first homemade bow. Hickory self bow.

    DIY Equipment
    I have been working on this since march from a 10" diameter hickory tree using only hand tools. It's not perfect and I know where my mistakes were, but its my first one and it shoots pretty good. It's 70" nock to nock, and about 55 lbs at 28", I will know for sure when I take it down to the...
  9. Hickory and Walnut Bow? - Advice appreciated

    Build Along
    I have made a nice working Red Oak board bow, with brown paper bag backing. I followed Sam Harper's Build along from Poor Folk Bows. I made some mistakes.. but we live and learn. Anyway the red oak bow is about 50lbs at 28 inches, and I shoot it daily. So, now I have picked up a nice little...
  10. Osage or Hickory Stave Help..

    DIY Equipment
    I am planning to build my first selfbow for my daughters.. Never tried ... Anyone willing to ship a couple 60+ inch strait staves to me in Hawaii?? Osage, Hickory, whatever.. Pm me if interested.. I can send a money order..
  11. Hickory Ridge 3D shoot by Pella, Iowa

    Iowa
    Hickory Ridge Bowhunters 3D Shoot - Sunday August 15 - Between Pella and Knoxville on the shores of Lake Red Rock - Extra effort given this time to make more Bowhunter and Kid Friendly stakes available (our appologies for making it too hard the last few times) - http://www.hickoryridge3d.com...
  12. Bowstick.com Review (buyer beware)

    Archery Evaluations Forum
    I recently bought a 60" hickory U Finish bow from bowstick.com. It took 7 days for my order to ship, and I could not get ahold of anyone at the company. Their 800 number doesn't work, and he apparently doesn't like responding to emails. Upon FINALLY recieving my bow (ordered 12/31 and...
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