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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 [...]

Hide Tanning Part 1 – Fleshing a Deer Hide

December 20th, 2017|1 Comment

Hide Tanning 1 - How to Flesh a Deer Hide Tanning a deer hide is a great way to use a little more of the animals we harvest. Every year tens of thousands of deer hides are discarded so if you don’t have access to one of your [...]

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Build a Board Bow

December 1st, 2017|9 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|2 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 [...]