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

a lamgrinder

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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PoorFolkBows Self Bows

We are happy to announce that we were able to acquire PoorFolkBows.com. A site about making your own bow on a budget. We believe that this will be a valuable addition to our site and really admire the work that Poor Folk Bows has done in the past. In addition, we would like to thank …

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Who Holds The World Record For Archery?

A man holding his recurve bow ready to draw

Learning archery is hard enough, never mind being skilled enough to hold one of the sport’s prestigious world records. However, there are hundreds of people from all over the world that hold their share of a wide variety of impressive records. From Olympic records held by the very best athletes to the utterly bonkers records …

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Post-Deer Season Equipment Inspection

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Over the course of the next month, archery seasons in the vast majority of states will be coming to a close. When season draws to an end, many archers store their gear away until spring, when warmer weather allows for more hospitable practice conditions.  However, few archers give their equipment so much as a second …

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Fishing Guides

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ALABAMA FISHING GUIDESGreat Southern Outdoors Wildlife Plantation123 Acre Private Lake stocked with largemouth bass, bluegill, and crappie. Designed for Casting, Spinning, and Fly Fishing. Family Owned and Operated. Packages include Lodging, Meals, Fishing, and Boat use. Contact Rex Pritchett or Ginger Curry at Great Southern Outdoors.Phone: 334-738-5066Email: Great Southern Outdoors read.. How To Get Started Bowfishing? ALASKA …

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Taxidermists

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Alabama TaxidermistsStan Gross TaixidermyStan Gross Taxidermy is a full-service wildlife taxidermy studio specializing in full mount trophies, shoulder mount trophies, birds, waterfowl, and all species of big game.Phone: 256-259-3670Email: Stan Gross Taixidermy Twisted Tines TaxidermyAt Twisted Tines, we mount all North American & Texas exotic animals, fish, fowl & soft tan hides. We ship worldwide. Please check …

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Do Olympic Archers Use Releases?

Do Olympic Archers Use Releases (2)

When it comes to the best of archery, Olympic archers have got it down. They consistently hit the bullseye and get those amazing scores we all strive for. But how exactly do they succeed at getting accurate results every single time? It’s mostly down to technique, as well as the equipment that they use. But …

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Best Archery Chest Guards Hands-On Review

My Chest Guard

Ever wondered how to keep your archery shots on point while avoiding the sting of a bowstring slap? Our comprehensive chest guard roundup review gathered the top contenders, including the Easton Diamond Chest Guard and more. Discover their features, benefits, and how they stack against each other. Join us on a journey of archery excellence …

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Our Equipment Section

Gold Tip Velocity XT Arrows2

Welcome to our equipment reviews and guides page! Our goal is to provide you with accurate, hands-on reviews of the best accessories on the market. If we can’t do an actual hands-on review or the product cannot be tested in person, we will research all the options to ensure you have enough information to make …

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My Barebow Journey – First Steps

My Barebow

I always was fascinated by barebow archery. I have been binge-watching barebow contests for the last few months – be it Field, 3-D, or Target Archery. It´s awesome to see how good you can get with basically not much more than just a bow! I finally got myself a takedown recurve bow! You are probably …

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