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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I have mainly used Ash and now have the hang of it, but am always prepared to be let down! Red or white oak will serve, but make a very underpowered bow. This will probably be the case in England when everything including breathing becomes illegal and then regulated.

You did well to get 80most first bows end up nearer 20! Couldn’t figure out how to access the ‘comment’ box. Reddit rules and reddiquette apply. I shot a lb longbow once Most modern archers are a bunch of weenies. Want to add to the discussion?

View my complete profile. A Victorian target bow will have a draw weight between 45 and 70lb measured at 28″ draw.

Any and all comments will be appreciated. Waterbuffalo horn is pretty cheap and easy to get hold off well it is in the UKfailing that, an Ebony tip overlay would look really cool.


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I mean honestly 70 lb longbow is not that bad. Like I said, just conjecture based on very limited experience, but still Join us in a conversation about world events, the newsgathering process or whatever aspect of the news universe you find interesting or important.

A warbow comes full compass – that is, it bends nowyer the handle at full draw.

Getting your eye in to seeing the curve of a bow can take a while. I’d called it as an experimental bow, just a shame bakcstreet guy at the club didn’t get to try it, although he’s avoided the whack on the head! Post of the Month for April as voted on by users. UK and France struggle to stem tide of immigrants using English Channel. Hey, you, with the bracer The pic isn’t very good but it gives an idea of the size of the roughed out stave. Posts must be archery related.

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’ve tried the D-section with Ash and it seems to be pushing my skills to avoid trouble, Alan when he was makign bows was bacstreet very well and its his advice and experience i followed – and found to be sound.


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It’s 84″ long with a few knots, but with all that length I should probably be able to position the bow with the worst knots at the grip. Hunting, recreational, and competition archery are all welcome!

I really think it prefers to be wide and thin, but as we are longbow obsessed we try and coerce bowyfr into this shape and it never seems overly happy. He did the edge on grain thing too and found it more predictable.

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Try hickory for bowyet first attempt, it makes a good bow and is very forgiving of errors. Made the tillerboard with marked out grid so as not to get any hinges or stiff points ,no deffects ,just exploded only thing i can see is the wood inside looks fairly dry Regards.

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