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PRIMITIVE ARCHERY EQUIPMENT
Thousands of hunters, woodworkers, and primitive technology enthusiasts
have learned how easy it is to produce beautiful and hard-hitting archery
bows from solid wood...made from trees as they were thousands of years
ago...or from boards as they were often made early in the 20th Century.
It can be done in your garage, or on your back porch, using as little
as a few hand tools.
The Bent Stick: Making and Using Wooden Hunting Bows,
by Paul Comstock, is an illustrated 40,000-word how-to manual that has
been used by thousands of home crafters to produce simple yet effective
wooden bows. It includes:
Instructions on 10 species of bow wood
-How to season wood rapidly
-Evaluating wood species for bows
-Longbows and short bows
-Straight and recurved limbs
-Backing and sinew backing
-Arrows and Primitive arrows
The Bent Stick is available by sending $13.95 (US)
We are unable to process credit card orders at this time.
Also available is Hit the Mark! Shooting Wooden and Primitive
Bows. This 15,000-word, illustrated manual contains a variety of
techniques used by the best shots early in the 20th Century, before fiberglass
and modern design changed the face of archery.
Hit The Mark! is available by sending $7.00
Both are available by ordering directly from:
P. O. Box 1102
Delaware, OH 43015 USA
Dealer inquiries welcome.
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