Building a bow

Teaching the bow to bend - Book on making a longbow

Teaching the bow to bend… MAKING A LONGBOW

Making a longbow in only two days? Covering basic topics like ideal wood selection and the individual parts of a longbow, as well as more advanced construction like tillering, leather grips, bow stringers, Flemish splices and bowyer’s knots in detail, this guide provides you with the basics to get started with the fascinating hobby of bow making.

Making a Rattan Bow Book

Making a Rattan Bow

Using rattan or a combination of rattan and wood, a variety of interesting bow designs can be made. Rattan is a very light material consisting of a soft, flexible core and a protective hard circumference, which makes it an excellent choice for bow making.