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    DescriptionMany 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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    Traditional Bowyer's Bible
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jim Hamm
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 221 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    ISBN 13: 9781599214535
    ISBN 10: 1599214539

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.8
    BIC E4L: SPO
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 760
    LC classification: GV
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: I-SR
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24280
    Ingram Subject Code: SR
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    BIC subject category V2: WSX
    Abridged Dewey: 799
    B&T Approval Code: A09306600
    BISAC V2.8: SPO002000
    DC21: 688.7920285
    DC22: 688.7920285
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: SV
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Globe Pequot Press
    Imprint name
    The Lyons Press
    Publication date
    01 April 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    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