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Ad'lan wrote:No, I never have, but I know people who do, and how they do it. If you want to start yourself, you need a laminating box, and a press, and all sorts of gear. More common is people buy the billets ready laminated, and then work it just like it was regular wood.
My own Longbow is a lamination of Hickory (2 layers) and a wood I've not come across before or since called Dsenge (De-Sen-Gay), I think the guy who sold it to me might have written down the name wrong, as I did buy it third hand. (It used to belong to a guy named martin walker, who used it to win the nationals).
There are lots and lots of different woods. Any hard wood will do, but the most common are:
(Both of which are more favoured for self bows, but osage appears in composites)
Maple (favoured by some manufactuers)
Hickory and Ash (if used in laminations will be used to back the bow)
Hornbeam, (I've never seen this, only heard about it)
Ad'lan wrote:I worked on it some yesterday, I just need to upload and find the photo's.
There's not much though. I really need to build a tiller.
Thomas Gallowglass wrote:Amoung the things I've learned in life are these two tidbits...
1) don't put trust into how politicians explain things
2) you are likely to bleed if you base your actions upon 'hope'...
crypto wrote:The Ruger Hokey-Pokey
YOU PUT THE MAGAZINE IN
YOU TAKE THE MAGAZINE OUT
YOU TURN IT UPSIDE-DOWN AND THEN YOU SHAKE IT ALL ABOUT
YOU YELL SOME MOTHERFUCKERS THEN YOU BEAT THE SPRING BACK OUT
Ad'lan wrote:So, here we Go. Stage 1.
Selecting your Bow Wood.
1st, kill one tree....
In the Paw, I suspect seasond timber will be hard to comeby, so you will need to cut down, and season your own. I am not however, a lumber jack, and so I have only a very basic knowledge of this. Cut down your tree in the winter, and saw or split it into planks, and store it in a dry place for a couple of years.
Valarius wrote:Ad'lan. I speak as an American university student whose only experience with an actual bow of any sort lie in the Turok: Dinosaur Hunter video games.
You are to bows and arrows as Doc Simon is to first aid kits. Ad'lan for the win!
I'm damn sorry I never told you until now. When I have the free time, I will make a bow from scratch, using your guide.
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