The Backyard Bowyer: The Beginner's Guide to Building Bows

The Backyard Bowyer: The Beginner's Guide to Building Bows

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by Nicholas Tomihama
     
 

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With over 300 step-by-step pictures, the Backyard Bowyer is geared for the beginning bowyer, backyard hobbyist, and anyone who has ever pondered building a wooden bow.

Easy to read and follow steps go down to even the smallest detail in the design and construction of basic archery bows. Learn to craft fine wooden bows without huge investment in equipment and

Overview

With over 300 step-by-step pictures, the Backyard Bowyer is geared for the beginning bowyer, backyard hobbyist, and anyone who has ever pondered building a wooden bow.

Easy to read and follow steps go down to even the smallest detail in the design and construction of basic archery bows. Learn to craft fine wooden bows without huge investment in equipment and materials, and without being bound by location and limited workspace.

Learn to construct:
A classic target flat bow, an English Longbow suitable for hunting, and even your own strings and arrows for traditional and
primitive archery.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012243430
Publisher:
Levi Dream
Publication date:
02/02/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
212,373
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Nicholas Ikaika Tomihama was born on December 6, 1989 in Honolulu, Hawaii. As a young child, he would occupy his free time by making his own toys from assorted houshold items, often causing messes and minor chaos. His very first bow was made at the age of five from steel coat-hangers that had been straightened and taped together with a rubber-band string. His father, a now-retired jeweler and former president of the Hawaii Jeweler’s Association, encouraged his meandering interests in making things. Nicholas had a love of archery as a child and his father bought him his first bow, a lil’ Banshee compound when he was ten.
At the age of 14, and with his father’s help, Nicholas began his own business crafting and marketing handmade Koa wood pens. During this time, he made many attempts at building knives and spears, and occassionally steel arrowheads. In highschool, he had little interest in archery, and in his senior year at Mid-Pacific Institute, met his soon-to-be wife Angela. After graduating, he attended the University of Hawaii at Hilo with the hopes of pursuing a degree in Business Administration. After one semester and an internal awakening of a passion for the primitive, he returned to Honolulu.
Back home, he started looking for a job and was hired by Sam’s Club as a Home Meal Processor. With a job and a fiance, he attempted to start a custom knifemaking business which did not make it out of the gates. After moving from his parent’s house, and subsequently losing access to his father’s plethora of power tools, Nicholas found himself unable to make knives or pens.
Without much to do, he turned to archery, making use of his father’s fiberglass hunting recurve bow. After shooting for a few months, he began building his own bows with simple hand tools, teaching himself as he went. After some time, he was asked by a friend to make a bow for him. It was broken when another friend pulled it too far, and thankfully nobody was injured. After that, he prayed and asked God what he should do.
He had always made things to sell, but after much prayer, he now had a different calling. He contunued to build bows in his backyard, eventually teaching a few others to build their own bows. With that under his belt, he took his own experiences in making bows and began writing the Backyard Bowyer to help others who were interested in making bows but didn’t know where to start.

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The Backyard Bowyer: The Beginner's Guide to Building Bows 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book explains a lot of stuff that The Bowyer's Bible series assumes (often falsely) that the reader knows. The author relates information relevant to the first-time builder far better than the more scholarly works. Read this book first.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nothing you cant search up on utube. Good for beginning bowyers though.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why a four star. I have not read the book and am interesed What is wrong with it