How To Make A Longbow
How to make a longbow is post about More Woodworking Projects bookmarked by martin with ID 11067179853 was uploaded on 18-04-2019 and has been viewed 180,168 times.
For many, traditional archery is a passion.For others it's just plain fun! Either way, learning how to make a longbow is something that nearly anyone can do, even without an extensive shop or lots of woodworking experience.
This story will provide you with an overview of how to make a longbow.Part of the key to longbow success is starting with a kit.The kit from Boise Bows and Arrows use yellow heart for the belly wood and riser, and bamboo (yes, bamboo) for the backing.
The kits include a stave, bow string and complete instructions.After filing the edges of the stave to remove bandsaw marks I file a chamfer onto the bamboo, just enough (1/8″ to relieve the sharp edge.
This is a very important step.If you don't do this fibers in the bamboo may bl*w out the first time you bend the stave.Shaping the stave is next.I use a spoke shave.This is an exercise in finesse.You don't want to take too much wood off, or you'll lower the draw weight of the longbow.
I'm working my way down to two lines.One is centered on the belly wood (the side that will face the archer),...