Simple and effective "bundle bow" A handful of straight shoots and some cord is all you need! The bundle bow pictured is one I made with viburnum. My introduction into making expedient bundle bows started with this green assortment of arrow shaft materials! I cut the longest and straightest shoots that I can, then I wrap the bundle of 8 or 10 tight with … [Read more...] about Bundle Bow
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
by RAISING ITS GRAIN! I like to add a dark alcohol based based stain to my Osage self bows when the build is near completed, this trick does a few things~ It makes the early growth rings much darker so I can see them much clearer The stain is alcohol based so it dries very quickly and will not add much moisture to the bow if any The stain helps lift any slivers of … [Read more...] about How to Raise Your Bow Making Game