Traditional Bowyer's Bible

Traditional Bowyer's Bible

Paperback Traditional Bowyer's Bible (Paperback)

By (author) Jim Hamm

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  • Publisher: The Lyons Press
  • Format: Paperback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 221mm x 18mm | 454g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Guilford
  • ISBN 10: 1599214539
  • ISBN 13: 9781599214535
  • Edition statement: First.
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 52,866

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Many archers and bowhunters are surprised to learn that a wood bow, whose ancestry dates back thousands of years, will shoot an arrow as effectively as most modern bows. Never before have such detailed instructions been available to the home craftsman on how to bring such history alive. This book-the fourth volume in the immensely successful Traditional Bowyer's Bible series-is a compendium of expert articles that compare the characteristics of different bow woods; examine techniques for heat-treating bows and for making laminated bows; look at ancient bows and arrows from around the world; further explore the Mass Principle (introduced in Volume One) and its effect on bow design and performance; and look at the best features in traditional bows for flight shooting, and much more. The authors reveal their techniques with ample history, humor, and practical advice. Original research on traditional techniques of making wooden bows and arrows, written by leading experts Indispensable information for adherents of the traditional wooden bow Copiously illustrated with black-and-white photos and line drawings

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Jim Hamm (Azle, Texas) practically grew up with a bow in his hands, and today is among the world's leading experts on traditional archery. He is the owner and publisher of Bois D'Arc Press. He has edited and contributed to the three earlier volumes in the Traditional Bowyer's Bible series, and is the author of Bows and Arrows of the Native Americans.

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Many archers and bowhunters will be surprised to learn that a wooden bow, whose ancestry dates back thousands of years, will shoot an arrow as fast and as effectively as the most modern fiberglass-laminated bows. Never before have such detailed instructions been available for the home craftsman, with information on how to make fine bows and arrows from natural materials. The authors thoroughly explain every facet of the process, from choosing wood to applying finishes, making construction easy even for the first-time bowyer.With combined experience totaling over a century, the authors have constructed thousands of bows. Now they reveal their secrets and techniques in The Traditional Bowyer's Bible series, four essential volumes filled with history, humor and practical advice