The Traditional Bowyer's Bible, Volume 1

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Many archers and bowhunters will be surprised to learn that a wooden bow, whose ancestry dates back thousands of years, will shoot an arrow as fast and as effectively as the most modern fiberglass-laminated bows. Never before have such detailed instructions been available for the home craftsman, with information on how to make fine bows and arrows from natural materials. The authors thoroughly explain every facet of the process, from choosing wood to applying finishes, making construction easy even for the ...

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Overview

Many archers and bowhunters will be surprised to learn that a wooden bow, whose ancestry dates back thousands of years, will shoot an arrow as fast and as effectively as the most modern fiberglass-laminated bows. Never before have such detailed instructions been available for the home craftsman, with information on how to make fine bows and arrows from natural materials. The authors thoroughly explain every facet of the process, from choosing wood to applying finishes, making construction easy even for the first-time bowyer. With combined experience totaling over a century, the authors have constructed over thousands of bows. Now they reveal their secrets and techniques in The Traditional Bowyer's Bible series, three essential volumes filled with history, humor, and practical advice - invaluable information for anyone interested in the age-old lure of archery. Volume One introduces the traditional bow, seasoning and cutting wood, bow design and performance, finishes and handles, and much more. (6 X 9, 320 pages, b&w photos, diagrams, charts)

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"For anyone interested in the bow as a hunting tool. . . endless fascination."—Field & Stream
Library Journal
Released in 1992, 1993, and 1994, respectively, this trio provides a remarkably in-depth analysis of the bow from its construction to its correct use. Numerous types of bows and arrows from all over the world are discussed by leading experts in the field. The emphasis here is on the history of these weapons and methods for building them from scratch, just as they were made before the advent of firearms. Though this might not find a huge audience, it is nonetheless an excellent series. Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\
Fine Woodworking
The authors, all accomplished bowyers and archers, describe in great detail how to build wooden bows.
Field & Stream
For anyone interested in the bow as a hunting tool, it is an endless fascination.
Grays Sporting Journal
The knowledge, experience and craftsmanship of the contributors are tributes to one of the great primitive hunting arts.The knowledge, experience and craftsmanship of the contributors are tributes to one of the great primitive hunting arts.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585740857
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/28/2000
  • Series: Traditional Bowyer's Bible Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 164,968
  • Product dimensions: 4.62 (w) x 8.86 (h) x 0.77 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2000

    A must-buy for the would-be bowyer!

    If you are interested in becoming a bowyer, this is the book for you. This book, as the other two, are written by some of the most recognized names in traditional archery. It is not one man spouting his views on archery, but a collaboration of master bowyers passing on their knowledge of the art. Volume 1 covers most of the essentials; wood selection, seasoning, bow design, tillering, fletching. Volume 2 includes strings, board wood, and advanced bow designs. Volume 3 includes solving and preventing problems, and more on arrows. All sections are highly detailed- this maybe a bit overwhelming to the beginner, but well worth reading. There are an incredible number of pictures and diagrams to help you visualize concepts. There are sections that you may never use, such as the stone points, or the construction of asian laminate bows; they are interesting reading nonetheless if you have the traditional spirit within you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2011

    A great resource

    Everything you ever wanted to know about being a bowyer and a whole lot more. The series is a definite compedium on the subject for anyone who is serious about traditional archery. Things like how to extract sinews from a dead deer, process and use them. The down-side? The books are set up in an arbitrary and random way. They lack a glossary or index, which would have made the information a great deal more accessible. Rather than concentrating basic information in the first volumes and working toward greater sophistication, the reader will have to buy and sort through multiple volumes to (as an example) find out how to make bow strings. The Backyard Bowyer is a far better book for beginners.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2002

    A MUST FOR ANY BOWYER

    This is a great guide for anyone interested or already in being a bowyer. A MUST!

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