Curious about what's inside the e-book? - Here you can see the complete Table of Contents from the all-in-one e-book "Making Traditional Bows".

table of contents page 1 - learn what's inside the e-book making traditional bowsTable of Contents:

Introduction
Warning - Disclaimer

table of contents page 2 - learn what's inside the e-book making traditional bows1. The e-book

Video clip playback
Printing the e-book
Zooming
Links
Metric and imperial units

table of contents page 3 - learn what's inside the e-book making traditional bows2. Bow and arrow terms

3. The longbow

4. Tillering

table of contents page 4 - learn what's inside the e-book making traditional bowsFig. 1 Bow profiles

5. A quick lesson on wood

Wood seasoning
Wood grain

6. The laminate longbow

What you need   
The bamboo back laminate
The ash back laminate
The belly laminate   
The glue
The form
The leather handle
The string nocks

The work process

The laminate longbow (ash back)
Making the laminates
Gluing the laminates together
Marking out the bow
Cutting out the bow
Shaping the bow
Tillering
Shortening the bow limbs to increase the draw weight
The nock reinforcements
Sanding
The arrow plate
Final sanding and the varnish
The leather handle
Last

The laminate longbow (bamboo back)
Making the bamboo laminate
Gluing the laminates together
Marking out and cutting out the bow
Dealing with the nodes of the bamboo
Removing the rind and shaping the bow
Tillering
Making and fitting the horn nocks
Applying the varnish
Last

Fig. 2 The laminate longbow
Fig. 3 The laminate longbow (heavy draw weight bow)

7. The flatbow - Holmegaard style

The flatbow   
The Holmegaard bow

Fig. 4 High and low crown

What you need   
The stave

The work process
Removing the bark
Seasoning
Marking out the bow
Cutting out the bow
Shaping the limbs   
Tillering
Final sanding
The varnish   
Last
Some comments on the making of the Holmegaard flatbow

The Holmegaard bow test shoot

Table 1 (Holmegaard 6000 BC)
Table 2 (Holmegaard replica)

Fig. 5 The flatbow

8. Hazel wood self bow

The dimensions of the Hazel bow

9. The Flemish twist bowstring

What you need   
The string material
Materials for the string jig
Other stuff you need

The work process
The string jig
The bowstring
Last

Table 3 (number of strands)

Fig. 6 The string jig

10. Arrow spine and the archers paradox

11. The War Arrow

What you need   
The arrow shaft
The arrow head
The fletchings
The binding thread
The nock
Other stuff you will need   

The work process
Fitting the arrow head
Cutting the shaft
The bobtail profile
The nock reinforcements
The self nock
The varnish
Fletching
Binding
Last

War arrow test   
The target knight
Let’s get it on!

Some final thoughts   

12. The target arrow

What you need   
The arrow shaft
The arrow head
The fletchings
The nock

The work process
Dyeing the shaft
The varnish
The nock
Fletching
Cutting the arrow shaft
Fitting the arrow head
Last

Target arrow test

13. The flight arrow

What you need   
The arrow shaft
The arrow head
The fletchings
The nock

The work process
The parallel flight arrow
The barreled flight arrow   

Fig. 7 Arrow shaft profiles

The bobtailed flight arrow
Last

Flight arrow test
How to cut the fletchings

Flight arrow test continued

14. The Bow bag-medieval style

What you need   
The fabric
The bands and rope

The work process
Cutting the fabric and creating the tube
Fitting the bands

Fig. 8 The Bow Bag

Sewing the bag
Finishing the bow bag

15. The medieval arrow bag

What you need   
The fabric
The cotton string, rope and bands
The leather disc

The work process
Making the leather disc
Cutting the fabric and sewing the edges
Forming the tube
The loops for the carry string
Stitching the leather disc in place
Last

Fig. 9 The leather Disk

16. Final thoughts

17. Literature/references

That's what we have in store for you!
Click here to Buy the e-book! >>