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One of the best of a generally bad bunch,
This review is from: The Traditional Archers Handbook: A Practical Guide (Paperback)
I've read a number of archery related books recently and I found this one to be the best so far of a pretty poor bunch. It's fairly non-tehcnical, with lots of diagrams and a great deal of easy to understand "common sense". I enjoyed the easy going style, and the obvious enthusiasm of the author. It gives a good insite into the basics of bow and arrow making, and if you would like to give that a go, this book would be a good place to start. One thing I found dissapointing was a great deal of the book is dedicated to plans for bows that the author himself explains are unsuitable for begginers to make because of their technical difficulty. It would have been better to show fewer plans and use the page space to explain in more detail the tools and techniques required for making a simple bow. The author would then have had the opportunity to follow it up with another volume with more detail. All in all a goody though and I would recommend it.
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Initial post: 9 Nov 2010 13:34:54 GMT
Miss Hm Greenland says:
The bow plans I've included in the book are as basic a range as you can get, and all bar the longbow are variations of flatbow, which (I think I explained in the text) are the easiest type to start with. I think there may be a misunderstanding here...
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