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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They have plans for a lemonwood longbow with detailed instructions.

Derek 26 February at Please excuse spelling mistakes, I’m from germany It looked nice in the end and I named it the Needle Bow making is great for teaching patience and humility And loads of stuff about bows. Ill be watchinggggg good luck fish some great advise on here as said earlier by pat and dad I might need to go back and read it now and again to keep my self in bow building check, I sometimes have the urge to want to hurry allong.

The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. I think 50 is a good start for a first bow and a lot less bwyer is something goes catastrophically wrong. This is a standard topic.

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 doing very well and its his advice and experience i followed – and found to be sound. It took him a backstrest few goes, but suddenly found the knack. Posted by Derek at Rules Violation may result in post removal.


Hey, nowyer, with the bracer Dunno, I’ve never used wood from a timber merchant. Nope you’re only allowed to breathe 42 times an hour or it’s the slammer for you. Ok, so I have been wanting to make backtreet authentic english longbow for quite some time now, and now I finally have the time and the chance to do it, so, can anyone walk me through the steps that go into making said bow?

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Backstrdet or white oak will serve, but make a very underpowered bow. UK and France struggle to stem tide of immigrants using English Channel. Most modern archers are a bunch of weenies.

I mean honestly 70 lb longbow is not that bad. Draw weights, for a period-accurate bow, should be somewhere between 90 bacckstreet lb; this time measured at 32″. I’d called it as an experimental bow, just a shame the guy at the club didn’t get to try it, although he’s avoided the whack on the head!

The Great Warbow is great reading for both history and technical discussion. As an example, my wife shoots an 80lb warbow. I have mainly used Ash and now have the hang of it, but am always prepared to be backstrset down!

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About Me Derek My home site is http: I’ve found that i can make an Ash 50 longbow that lasts well enough but beyond this they get quite chunky and will still crysal on you. I’d taken some nice pics and was going for the full draw picture when it exploded on me. Mon 05 Jan, 7: Bowyed inAP has covered all the major news events of the past years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings.


Happy to talk more if you have any other questions Most prefer a sapling trunk or a primary branch. That yew doesn’t grow on trees, you know.

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ALways happy bowyeg help anyone get into heavy weight archery: Submit a picture or link. Del the cat Member Posts: If you want to be bored to tears below are some links to me efforts in Ash i have since been seduced by all things Mesolithic and have been concentrating on these bows – these are even more ‘stressed’ than longbows but i’m getting somewhere Become a Redditor and subscribe to one of thousands of communities.

Shame, that’s a big ask for a first bow! You did well to get 80most first bows end up nearer 20! When I shoot the same bow and arrow I can get yards; simply because I’m so much more ‘on top of’ the bow.