Old school, in the wild, catch and grow your lunch living.
Hey Randy, I see a couple in there I like.
I've been looking into making a bow. [have one but it's fiberglass, and I need something that isn't junk] (rifle works but only get one small game and the rest are spooked from the shot)
But I haven't found the right tree yet, and then cure time is at least 3 months [if I pre-carve the basic figure] but is suppose to be a full year for perfection, and uncut if a year.
When I make the arrows they are going to have heads like a couple I see in the set there.
I prefer to make everything I can without modern mess.
The very best instructions on building a traditional bow--called a self bow--is in a series of books entitled The Traditional Bowyer's Bible. These books--I found them at the local library--tell you how to do everything associated with the ancient art of bow building. Even to making the string, if you really want to get traditional.
There are--believe it or not--many different types of wood you can use, but in your area hickory or black locust may be the best bet. I don't have either of these types of wood near my home, but my neighbor has made several 60+lb bows from certain types of oak. These books are really detailed and tell how to make a simple dryer to speed up the drying process in a very short time. Here they are on Amazon.
http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&tag … lla-search
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