Bow Crafting

Discussion in 'General Weapons & Armour' started by Molsenator, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. Molsenator

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    Hello there. I am relatively new to this, but have been interested for years, and would like to make a hobby of it. I was wondering if anyone could provide details as to how to craft your own bow; preferably out of materials you could find naturally, but any advice would be a help. Particularly, I'd like to know what types of tools I should use, the best wood, and what I could/should make the string out of. Any info on arrow making(fletching?) would be appreciated also.

    Thank ye much,


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    Mububban Administrator Staff Member

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    Wow, what a massive question! :D I too have been interested in learning, and have found someone nearby to teach me. As I can't source native timbers easily myself, and am learning the very basics, I'm using vertical bamboo floorboards to make acceptable bows up to 50lb @ 28 inches.

    I'll write more when I have more time sorry. but specific questions might help a little.

    In the meantime, do a Youtube search for mububban23 (me), I have some basic videos up there.
     
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    Druid of Lûhn The Little Lamb.

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    18 inches... length? for 50lb that sounds short. (Though very useful)

    I know that yew is the best for long[ish] bows, as it is flexible and strong, and for the string you could use thick fishing line or something.

    @Mub: Have you posted any videos of your bow[s?] in action? Last time I looked it was on making a bow/bending with the clasps