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Building a Take down Selfbow Part 1

February 19th, 2018|0 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|4 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 [...]

Bow Building Tools

January 31st, 2018|2 Comments

The bow building tools you select to build a selfbow or other primitive bow will depend on your own preference and the type of wood you’re working with. For instance, when working with Eastern redcedar or whitewood boards, I’ll use a small block plane extensively for shaping and tillering [...]

Archery Tips 4 – Back Tension, Form, Accuracy

January 24th, 2018|1 Comment

Back tension and proper alignment is the foundation of good repeatable form and consistent shooting. But, unless you already know what it is, it can be a difficult thing to grasp. What is it exactly? What does it feel like? How do I know if I'm using back tension [...]

Casting Animal Tracks

January 17th, 2018|0 Comments

Casting animal tracks with kids is a great way to get them outdoors and excited to learn about the wildlife that surrounds us. We live out in the country where we can just walk out our back door and find a variety of animal tracks, from mule deer to [...]

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Bow Design – Performance vs Safety

January 10th, 2018|9 Comments

This video will wrap up the board bow series where we make a primitive long bow from a maple board we picked up at Home Depot. At the end of part 3 we shot the bow through the chronograph and were shooting around 136-138 fps which is ok, but [...]