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Hickory Self Bow

April 11th, 2018|5 Comments

I get a lot of questions from beginning bowyers looking for an osage stave for their first bow. Although I'm happy to point them in the right direction, I always try to direct beginners toward wood that they have locally and that they can harvest themselves. In the eastern [...]

Splitting Osage Bow Staves

March 28th, 2018|0 Comments

While in Oklahoma for the 2018 Oklahoma Selfbow Jamboree we took a day to harvest a big load of osage orange trees for bow staves. Over the next two days we split over a hundred staves from the load. This video shows the process for splitting bow staves from [...]

Travel Case for Bow and Arrows

March 7th, 2018|0 Comments

The last time I traveled with a bow I didn't have a travel case for bow and arrows so I just put it in a rifle case and called it good. Although that worked just fine, the airline treated my two piece longbow like it was a rifle! I [...]

Self nocks for wood arrows

February 28th, 2018|2 Comments

If you're going to make a primitive arrow, you've just got to have a self nock on the thing! This video will take you through the process that I use to make snap on style self nocks. I like the snap on feature because it ensures the arrow isn't [...]

Building a Take down Selfbow Part 1

February 19th, 2018|2 Comments

Thanks for signing up on Patreon! As part of perks you'll get access to some pretty awesome bow building videos. This is part of an online course I'm developing that'll cover everything I know about building bows. This series of videos on a take down is rather advanced and [...]

Arrow FOC

February 7th, 2018|5 Comments

Extreme front of center (EFOC) arrows aren’t a new concept. They’ve been talked about in traditional archery forums extensively for the past 10 years or so. But understanding what’s happening and why higher FOC influences and arrows flight and penetrating ability can be a little confusing to folks, especially [...]