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Teaching the Bow to Bend: Making a Longbow Paperback – 1 Jul 2014

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Product details

  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd (US) (1 July 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764345958
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764345951
  • Product Dimensions: 15 x 0.8 x 22.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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This book is good as far as it goes. It covers the building of a simple ash longbow with self nocks. There are plenty of drawings and colour photos. Unfortunately it doesn't describe the making of horn nocks and doesn't describe the making of a yew longbow or a bow made from laminations.

This is a useful book for the amateur longbow bowyer. I look forward to a revised and expanded edition that goes into more detail and describes the use of different woods.
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This is essentially an instruction manual to make the Longbow they make on their course. Lots of practical advise on actually making a bow rather than the theory behind as opposed to the Traditional Bowyer's Bible. I've not made this bow so can't comment if there is sufficient detail in the instructions to follow as a novice. Well laid out, good illustrations. Definitely a good buy at this price - well worth a look
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This is a most informative bow with so much to absorb. Many thanks.
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If you want to make your own longbow, this is one of the books to read. It is not just 'find a stick and a bit of baling twine'
Plenty of diagrams to aid uderstanding. I'm eyeing up the Yew tree down the road now!
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Amazon.com: 4.7 out of 5 stars 8 reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Very in depth 24 Jun. 2017
By Samson - Published on Amazon.com
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I have read the traditional bowyer's bible all 3 volumes and a few other books and internet articles on how to make a bow I tried 3 times to create a long bow and all 3 times they broke as I was making them so I gave up, it has been a number of years and I decided to see about a more in depth guide figuring I was missing something I haven't read this all the way through I have only glanced it over, I have yet to try and make a bow given the directions in this book but I noticed how there is alot more in depth directions. This guide has crucial steps other guides and tutorials left out. I think the other guides leave stuff out believing its common sense but to a novice rather I say an idiot on this matter naming myself I need the smallest of details to work with. After glancing at this book I believe it provides just that. After all the only way to become an expert is to know and keep succeeding at the same task.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 20 Jan. 2017
By MC - Published on Amazon.com
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A very well laid out book chalked full of useful information. It was a joy to read.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 18 Jan. 2017
By S.K. Smith the 3rd - Published on Amazon.com
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A great addition to my library of bow making books.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good as a referance 9 Jan. 2016
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As a gift it was a welcome addition to my son's library.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good place to start. 17 Nov. 2014
By M. Bernier - Published on Amazon.com
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Excellent book if you are new to bowmaking.
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