posted on Jun, 25 2014 @ 01:40 PM
a reply to: DeadSeraph
When I first got into it I was interested in the bushcraft side of bow making. This was my very first attempt at a bow, before I knew anything about
them, using only the tools pictured and general bushcraftery.
This is the tree I cut after I removed bark at dried it. It had a good natural bend in it.
The only tools used
Very simple nocks
Dabbled in primitive arrow making for a bit. But arrows, in my opinion, are way harder than bows, you have to make a bunch of them, and they have to
This is a shaft I straightened and an arrowhead I cut from a spoon and sharpened. Pic is not of finished arrow of course. I did manage to bind it with
twine and pine resin mixed with charcoal.
With this bow I was able to put a few homemade arrows on target at about 20 feet. Pretty cool for first time, but looking back and seeing what I know
how to make now made me realize what a journey this has been
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