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Build a Board Bow

December 1st, 2017|5 Comments

Board Bow! Did you know that you can build a great bow from a maple board that you can pick up at your local hardware store? Building a board bow is a great way to start building bows without sinking a lot of money into an osage stave. The [...]

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Bow Building Book – Traditional Bowyer’s Handbook

November 20th, 2017|0 Comments

It's finally here! My new bow building book, Traditional Bowyer's Handbook, will guide you through the entire process of building a wood selfbow. The book starts off with a chapter on finding bow wood. No mater where you live in the country, you've got something close by that will [...]

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Bow Building Class with Clay Hayes

November 15th, 2017|8 Comments

Bow Building Class with Clay Hayes A peremptory note from Clay: For information on small group bow building classes, see the Traditional Archery page or shoot me an email via the contact form. ch My Osage selfbow made at a bow building class with Clay Hayes. Ever since [...]

Apple Orchard Bucks – Hunting a Whitetails favorite food!

October 14th, 2017|0 Comments

Part 2:  A Very Special Deer Food This is part 2 of a two part series on hunting white-tailed deer in feeding and bedding areas. See part 1 for brief introduction. A well worn deer trail through an old apple orchard. The top of the small apple tree [...]

Hunting Whitetail Deer Bedding Areas

October 2nd, 2017|10 Comments

It’s good to be back on the Twisted Stave blog. I’ve been busy preparing for a Newfoundland moose hunt, but here in upstate New York it’s hard to ignore that fall and deer hunting are right around the corner. Mornings have been crisp and dewy, sumac and Virginia creeper have [...]

The Next Big Thing

July 14th, 2017|3 Comments

The first vehicle that was truly my own was a 1986 Toyota pickup with the venerable 22RE engine. When it came into my possession, it had 200,000 miles on it, was nicely highlighted with rust and badly needed new shocks. I was in college in northern Wisconsin and living in [...]