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  1. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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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