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  1. Traditional Archery
    Hello all, I've been fiddling with a mini crossbow since I got quarantined inside. I'm still green at bowmaking, but it didn't stop me from blowing through 4 tiny staves. I'm hoping by posting my struggles y'all could help me to figure out a better way, and perhaps some of you will be...
  2. Tom Turgeon - Q&A Bow Building Forum
    This comment was made after my Long Bow Building class this past weekend: "Some day you'll have to show me how you are picking out and making 55+# bows out of your staves...." My reply was as follows: All of my staves start off in excess of 150# @ 28". That said and in my opinion- It's not...
  3. Tom Turgeon - Q&A Bow Building Forum
    So you're building a bow and the process is cruising right along.... Noooo problems! You have floor tillered it, you have braced it at 6"+- and you have even drawn it to 1/2 your intended draw length. You're certain it is going to be your best-ever bow build! And then it happens- The Stack...
  4. Tom Turgeon - Q&A Bow Building Forum
    Manipulating "Problem" Bow Woods with Steam.... How many times has the "perfect" self bow stave or un-backed slat of belly wood gone south- or worse, east and west- during or soon after the milling process? Can this tension-orientated issue be corrected? If so, how? Depending on the...
  5. Tom Turgeon - Q&A Bow Building Forum
    I'd like to throw something out there.... I would appreciate your feedback on this one- especially if you have never posted before. I have been considering shooting video of the steps we use to make bows in my classes. I have 2 classes coming up in Texas- the first is at the San Antonio...
  6. Tom Turgeon - Q&A Bow Building Forum
    The tension side of the tree is what makes the best bow due to the fact that it wants to bend away from the bowstring naturally. The challenge we face when carving a bow out of a sapling or log is to "teach" the tension wood to bend against its natural resistance in order for the bow to reach...
  7. General Archery Discussion
    Just wanted to let people know that Saturday June 7th through Sunday June 8th, 10am – 6pm, I will be teaching a beginning bow making class with local non-profit Rewild Portland! I am an experienced Bowyer and love to teach so I hope to see you there! class includes a green vine maple stave and...
  8. Traditional Archery
    Hi all, I've (nearly) completed making my first traditional longbow. It is bamboo backed with yellowheart as the belly wood. I've had it on the tiller with a longer string for several weekends and worked it to what looks like an even curve that pulls about 55 pounds. Question for anyone...
  9. Traditional Archery
    This past week I decided to build a bow and it's been going fairly well so far. It's a 70" nock-to-nock Longbow made of a fiberglass backed red oak board with a red oak riser. Yesterday I made a tillering tree and took the plunge: Unfortunately I timed things all wrong and didn't have a...
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