Archery, Crossbows and Arrows A variety of free woodworking plans to build crossbows, archery bows and arrows. Archery is the practice of using a bow to shoot arrows. Archery has historically been used in hunting and combat and has become a precision sport. A person practicing ar
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Archery, Crossbows and Arrows

Archery, Crossbows and Arrows

A variety of free woodworking plans to build crossbows, archery bows and arrows. Archery is the practice of using a bow to shoot arrows. Archery has historically been used in hunting and combat and has become a precision sport. A person practicing archery is called an archer, and one who is fond of or an expert at archery is sometimes called a toxophilite. The construction information at these links ranges in quality so choose instructions that make your building skills.

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Bows, A foolproof method of tillering

The purpose of this article is to present a simple, systematic method for checking the tiller (evenness of bending) and draw weight of a wooden bow before you even string it.

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Bow, Cordage Backed

I had always been intrigued by the meticulous workmanship that went into Inuit (Eskimo) cordage backed bows. These hunters of the North put the same craftsmanship into their bows that went into all their hunting weapons.

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Arrows - Fletching by Hand

I started to make my own arrows just about the time I finished my first primitive bows. This may conjure up an image of a guy with a new bow, looking at it and scratching his head. That was about how that happened. I had the weapon, but I was missing the ammo! It probably happened just like that back in the Stone Age!

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Bow Rack

Build this wall mounted bow rack with these free woodworking plans. This rack can store up to 4 bows at a time.

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OneProjectCloser
Bow, Sapling

For your sapling bow projects: Try to find a straight sapling of some hardwood about 2 inches thick where the handle will be. If you can find or borrow a saw, that will help you cut the bow staves and will work out better than chopping and breaking them off at the base.

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LongBow

More so than is the case when building an American Flatbow, the traditional English Longbow requires more skill, as it is much more inclined to break.

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TheBeckoning
Crossbow, Build your own

It was the hot setup during the Crusades, and it is going through a new revolution today, including diagrams, piece by piece, fact and fiction, patterns, assembly directions. ...

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