Let's get started! If you are interested in archery or learning how to shoot a bow I suggest keeping it simple and starting with traditional style equipment. Generally, a "traditional style" bow has one string to nock an arrow that you drawback and release. That's it. The first bows were simply bent sticks held in place by a strong cord, most likely shot by a very skilled … [Read more...] about Archery: A quick start and Buyers Guide
Here I share a “tidy” method on how to trim and remove scales from a self-bow in this “over the shoulder” clip. https://youtu.be/6rU9_NLMMA4 …after the hide has been glued in place...a method that will also be in the members only section, I begin to trim off the excess. A small sharp file is perfect for this task. I use a feathering technique. Only light … [Read more...] about Snake Skin & Duct Tape!
Some people may disagree, but feathers need not be split or from the wings to be effective on arrows! Take a look at the picture to the left. Lashed like this, even a flat tail feather can be used. There is very little preparation to be done to make this an effective fletching! The advantages of this style are as follows: You could use 1 or 2 feathers, depending on … [Read more...] about Primitive Arrows With Feathers