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Hey all,

Was bored today so I figured I'd try my hand at making a bow.. Sadly it snapped on me... But this is the way of these things.. Learned loads and can't wait to try again.

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A great looking first attempt. If you check out some of the youtube vids of guys making them, they often break several before they get a good one. Like you said, it goes with the territory. Once you get one that holds up, you might want to consider doing a sinew backing. It adds a lot of strength. Three Rivers Archery has natural sinew for pretty reasonable prices.
 

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Yup!! Was gonna try and do it myself but the process of getting sinew is quite time consuming.. I'm also gonna make a gembok horn bow as well. Will keep ya'll updated.
 

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If you haven't already, you should get yourself a copy of the Traditional Bowyer's Bible. Looks like your having fun though!
 

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Hi. Why not visit primitivearcher.com or archerytalk.com for tips and advice!

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A great looking first attempt. If you check out some of the youtube vids of guys making them, they often break several before they get a good one. Like you said, it goes with the territory. Once you get one that holds up, you might want to consider doing a sinew backing. It adds a lot of strength. Three Rivers Archery has natural sinew for pretty reasonable prices.
 

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that looks verry good, i have not tried this but my partner has and his looked nothing like yours(thats a compliment to you) keep going and you will eventualy make a fine bow.
 

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I've tried this a time or to but what I come up with was rather weakmight have worked on small game but nothing more I have found a number of pages on the net on how to make a good bow but they are time consuming as well.
 
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