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self-made bows

Postby Deebz » Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:46 pm

Anybody ever make their own longbow? I've always thought it would be awesome to turn a tree into a bow and use it to kill a deer. I've recently acquired a really nice chunk of Osage (hedge) and have been watching a LOT of youtube videos and visiting self-bow sites. I know several of you guys use more primitive archery gear, I just wondered if there was anyone else that had any success actually crafting their own.

any tips/advice/resources you can suggest?
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Re: self-made bows

Postby Woods Walker » Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:21 pm

Deebz: Go here.....

There's probably several THOUSAND years of accumulated stickbow experience on that site, and they will be more than happy to answer any and all questions you may have. When you get to the point of building one I can refer you to a place were you can buy any of the materials/tools that you will need.

BTW...the kind of home made bow you are talking about is refered to as a "selfbow", just FYI.
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Re: self-made bows

Postby USN_Sam1385 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:34 pm

Similar to WW I hunt with my recurve or longbow. I absolutely love it and rarely touch my compound or "wheelie" bow anymore.

In addition the site that WW gave you, try

Also, Traditional Bowhunter magazine is awesome!! Great stories, rare product placement, and none of the hunting celebrity crap u find other places.
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Re: self-made bows

Postby kellory » Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:52 pm

This should help as well Deebz,
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