How To Make Your Own Knife

How To Make a Knife

Special Thanks to Sam Harper for allowing us to republish his tutorials and build along instructions. His expertise and knowledge in the bow-making field have greatly benefited many readers, and we are grateful for his generous permission. Let’s make a knife! I’m not the best knife-maker in the world (having made about 30 so far), …

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Bamboo Recurve Bow Build-Along

Bamboo Recurve Bow DIY Build ALong

Special Thanks to Sam Harper for allowing us to republish his tutorials and build along instructions. His expertise and knowledge in the bow-making field have greatly benefited many readers, and we are grateful for his generous permission. The Background Story Several years ago, I made this recurve bow with bamboo on the back, bamboo flooring …

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How-To Bow Backings

self bow fiberglass bow

Special Thanks to Sam Harper for allowing us to republish his tutorials and build along instructions. His expertise and knowledge in the bow-making field have greatly benefited many readers, and we are grateful for his generous permission. You can back a bow with almost anything, but some things are better than others. The primary purpose …

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FAQ Poorfolkbows Tutorials

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Special Thanks to Sam Harper for allowing us to republish his tutorials and build along instructions. His expertise and knowledge in the bow-making field have greatly benefited many readers, and we are grateful for his generous permission. I get a lot of emails asking me questions. Since The Hunger Games came out, I’ve been getting a lot …

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DIY How to Make a Cheap and Easy Hotbox

a diy hotbox for bow making

Special Thanks to Sam Harper for allowing us to republish his tutorials and build along instructions. His expertise and knowledge in the bow-making field have greatly benefited many readers, and we are grateful for his generous permission. My hot box cost me about $20 to make. Here’s how I did it. First, I went to …

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Glue Used In Making Bows and Arrows

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Special Thanks to Sam Harper for allowing us to republish his tutorials and build along instructions. His expertise and knowledge in the bow-making field have greatly benefited many readers, and we are grateful for his generous permission. Smooth On Smooth On is a 2 part epoxy. I use it for most of my bow making …

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How To Make a Spine Tester

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Special Thanks to Sam Harper for allowing us to republish his tutorials and build along instructions. His expertise and knowledge in the bow-making field have greatly benefited many readers, and we are grateful for his generous permission. It has been difficult writing this build along because there’s a lot of information I want to include, …

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Making a Flemish Bowstring

making a flemish string DIY

Special Thanks to Sam Harper for allowing us to republish his tutorials and build along instructions. His expertise and knowledge in the bow-making field have greatly benefited many readers, and we are grateful for his generous permission. I remember it took me a long time to make my first flemish string. I couldn’t find a …

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Making a Fiberglass Laminated Bow

self bow fiberglass bow

Special Thanks to Sam Harper for allowing us to republish his tutorials and build along instructions. His expertise and knowledge in the bow-making field have greatly benefited many readers, and we are grateful for his generous permission. I’ve been putting this one off for a while because it’s a big of a “project” if you …

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Bamboo-Backed Ipe Bow Build-Along

self bow bamboo bow

Special Thanks to Sam Harper for allowing us to republish his tutorials and build along instructions. His expertise and knowledge in bow-making have greatly benefited many readers, and we are grateful for his generous permission. Greetings and felicitations. Today, March 14, 2006, we are going to make a bamboo-backed ipe bow. Isn’t that exciting? But …

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How To Build An English Long Bow II

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Special Thanks to Sam Harper for allowing us to republish his tutorials and build along instructions. His expertise and knowledge in bow-making have greatly benefited many readers, and we are grateful for his generous permission. In case you’re wondering why I post my build-along on several pages instead of just putting it on one page …

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How To Make An English Longbow I

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Special Thanks to Sam Harper for allowing us to republish his tutorials and build along instructions. His expertise and knowledge in the bow-making field have greatly benefited many readers, and we are grateful for his generous permission. Today is Wednesday, July 20th, 2005. I have been wanting to make an English longbow for a long …

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Making a red oak board bow

making an oak self bow wood in press glue in picture

Special Thanks to Sam Harper for allowing us to republish his tutorials and build along instructions. His expertise and knowledge in the bow-making field have greatly benefited many readers, and we are grateful for his generous permission. I have two goals with this build along. First, I want to show how to make a cheap …

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Best Wood For Recurve Bow

If you are thinking about building a recurve bow, you may be wondering what type of wood is best? This is something that I have researched recently, and I have found some interesting information. Well, first off. I am not a bow maker! What you’ll find here is the information I found while researching the …

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