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Postby AnointedArcher » Mon Apr 28, 2008 5:47 am

I make all my own arrows, at this point in time I have had no desire to build a bow but I could see it happening down the road sometime!
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Postby Bubba in FL » Mon Apr 28, 2008 6:31 am

I'm with Anointed Archer - I make my own arrows (my hunting arrows I use Wild Turkey feathers off of birds I've killed) - I think I would like to build a bow someday. There is a group that I have heard of in Tennessee where you are there for a week and build your own bow then you shoot the competition with it over the weekend. I'd like to try that some day.
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Postby silvertip » Mon Apr 28, 2008 7:12 am

I think thats a self bow deal...very cool...if any one needs any help with these things maybe we can do an article like smokewagon and I are doing for the reloading section...

making arrows is in my opinion an essential part of being an accomplished archer... I would like to also help folks learn to craft their own...

years ago I made about 100 dozen arrows a year...all trad cedars ...it was kind of like cutting firewood...after a while you would just as soon not have to do it...but after time you miss it !

dipping,cresting using a burner even possibly?? and also just basic fletching for modern gear too...vanes and aluminum or carbon...

let me know what you guys think...Mike and I are looking for areas where we can expand our ability to help to folks out there that need a jump start in doing things like this...t :grin:
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Postby LJ Whitson » Fri Jun 06, 2008 7:55 am

Are there bow kits for hunting that can be purchased. Seems like that would be fun to make a bow.
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Postby AnointedArcher » Fri Jun 06, 2008 12:21 pm

Oh yeah, Three Rivers Archery can get you started.

http://www.3riversarchery.com/Cat.asp?c=49&s=0&p=0
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Postby birdman » Thu Aug 21, 2008 7:55 am

Silvertip, I am not sure where you live as your post is marked as being a guest without any location/state, but here in CO there are a number of traditional bow makers. Recently I ran across this article, http://www.wwmag.net/archery.htm, online from a guy named Alton Safford. He has been making traditional bows since he was 9. I found the article very interesting.

I shoot a bear Kodiak recurve that I bought back in the 70's and someday would like to make myself a really nice longbow.

For those bow hunters venturing to CO through the Denver area there is a traditional bow shop in Castle Rock, CO called Bob's Archery. Bob has been in the business for over 30yrs and is very knowledgeable about the industry.
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