Traditional Bowyer's Handbook: How to build wooden bows and arrows: longbows, selfbows, & recurves.CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - It’s just there. Although i’d get several shots a day I never did hit one on the fly but I remember that fall fondly nonetheless. The pleasure of jumping rabbits and seeing the feathered shaft streaking toward them was a thrill I’ve never forgotten. Some of what you’ll find here, you’ll find nowhere else.
We have been hunters forever. No matter where you live, you’ll have something near that will make a bow. The second held together quite well and is probably still around somewhere and capable of shooting an arrow, though it would probably draw about 70lbs. My first bow, a decrowned mulberry flatbow, broke within about 10 shots.
Traditional Bowyer's Handbook: How to build wooden bows and arrows: longbows, selfbows, & recurves. #ad - With the dwindling of the pleistocene mega fauna, mammoths and such, the bow became more important and indeed helped to make us who we are today. What we think of as civilization is a new experiment in the eyes of Father Time. The traditional bowyers Bible series, as mentioned earlier, is still a great source of information.
A discarded hay string would serve as a bowstring. The small creatures around our home were plenty safe. I can’t explain the pull of a camp fire either, or the ocean, or the open hills where you can see forever. Go cut it down and get started.
Wooden Bows: What I Wish I'd Known When I StartedIndependently published #ad - Jim hamm co-author, editor, and publisher of The Traditional Bowyer's Bible series shares the secrets he's learned from a lifetime of bowmaking. Veteran bowyers and newcomers alike will appreciate his invaluable insights.
Making Indian Bows and Arrows, The Old WayEagles View Publishing #ad - The reader is shown how to use both primitive and modern techniques of bow and arrow making. This exciting eagle's view edition includes all you need to know to make powerful and attractive Native American bows with an easy-to-follow text together with numerous illustrations and photos. Written for the beginning craftsman with over 200 illustrations, this book will be invaluable to anyone interested in traditional weapons of the American Indian, photos, charts and diagrams, their material culture and/or early Americana.
Making Indian Bows and Arrows, The Old Way #ad - 119 illustrations; 116 photographs; 5 charts. The book explores in detail acquiring tools and woods; designing the bow to fit your purposes; how to cut the wood and shape it to your design; how to bring the bow to a perfect arc; methods for recurving and/or reflexing the bow for added speed; backing the bow with wood, intestine or sinew; dozens of ideas and photos for finishing the bow; photos and instructions for applying a snakeskin back; making quivers and cases with hides, rawhide, beads and more; arrowsmithing from natural or modern materials; making bow strings with techniques that are understandable to even the beginning bowyer; and shooting the way that Native Americans did years ago.
Encyclopedia of Native American Bows, Arrows, and Quivers, Volume 2: Plains and SouthwestIndependently published #ad - From dozens of museums and private collections, navajo, and comanche, arapaho, Kiowa, Crow, Sioux, Hopi, as well as southwest tribes like Apache, arrows and quivers from plains tribes such as Blackfoot, authors Allely and Hamm have brought together the most exceptional bows, Cheyenne, and the ancient Anasazi.
. Beautifully detailed full-page pen and ink drawings give dimensions, decoration, and construction details. This pathbreaking and comprehensive book will strongly appeal to all of those with an abiding interest in Native Americans and archery.
Flintknapping: Making and Understanding Stone ToolsUniversity of Texas Press #ad - In this new guide, John C. Flintknapping is an ancient craft enjoying a resurgence of interest among both amateur and professional students of prehistoric cultures. University of Texas Press. Whittaker offers the most detailed handbook on flintknapping currently available and the only one written from the archaeological perspective of interpreting stone tools as well as making them.
Flintknapping contains detailed, practical information on making stone tools. Whittaker starts at the beginner level and progresses to discussion of a wide range of techniques. Numerous diagrams allow the reader to visualize the flintknapping process, and drawings of many stone tools illustrate the discussions and serve as models for beginning knappers.
Flintknapping: Making and Understanding Stone Tools #ad - Written for a wide amateur and professional audience, Flintknapping will be essential for practicing knappers as well as for teachers of the history of technology, experimental archaeology, and stone tool analysis. He includes information on necessary tools and materials, as well as step-by-step instructions for making several basic stone tool types.