How to build a rattan bowUsing rattan or a combination of rattan and wood, a variety of interesting bow designs can be made. Rattan is a very light material consisting of a soft, flexible core and a protective hard circumference, which makes it an excellent choice for bow making. Its elastic properties allow the back part of the bow to handle its tensile strength while the belly of the bow is better able to resist its compression forces. This book guides you through the making of seven bow designs with illustrated, step-by-step instructions. Sections include creating the bow profile, tillering, leather grips, shaping the handle, making wood overlays for the tips, and much more. This book is perfect for archers, woodworkers, and crafters of all skill level.

Size: 8 1/2″ x 11″ | 328 color images, 8 graphs | 112 pp
ISBN13: 9780764345463 | Binding: soft cover

Making a Rattan Bow

Authors: Linda Schilling and Michael Wlotzka

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Teaching the bow to bend… MAKING A LONGBOW

Teaching the Bow to Bend: Making a LongbowMaking a longbow in only two days? No sweat! In their two-day workshops, the bowmakers team of Kunst-Griff introduced many enthusiastic beginners to the basics of making a wooden longbow–demonstrating each action step by step, in a comprehensible and clear way. This compact book, now in color, brings their workshop to you! Covering basic topics like ideal wood selection and the individual parts of a longbow, as well as more advanced construction like tillering, leather grips, bow stringers, Flemish splices and bowyer’s knots in detail, this guide provides you with the basics to get started with the fascinating hobby of bow making.

Size: 6″ x 9″ | 183 color images | 80 pp
ISBN13: 9780764345951 | Binding: soft cover

Authors: Linda Schilling and Michael Wlotzka

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