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Mike Yancey has been called a Master of the Self Bow. Now he shares the wisdom and insights of years of bow building experience on this comprehensive bow building DVD.

Mike's beautifully crafted self bows are well-known for smooth draws and great speed a...read more
Learn the art of making primitive bows and arrows like our ancestors. From novice to "tricks of the trade" advanced techniques. Covers terminology, tools, bow woods, and bow designs. Also covers sinew backing, snakeskins, handle covers, and finishes. Bonus chapters on b...read more
Hunting the Bamboo-backed Bow is another Dean Torges masterpiece! This video covers six styles of bamboo-backed bows, from straight-limbed through deflex/reflex, to recurved. Learn about jig building, toothing plane use, selection & care of materials, z-splicing, wood scrappe...read more
If you're interested in how to make your own wood bows, be sure to get your own copy of this DVD. In it, you'll join master bowyer and bowhunting legend Glenn St. Charles and his son Joe as they harvest their own yew tree in the Pacific NW and show you every step in making the Am...read more

The first of a collection of four books that covers Everything you need to know about bow building. Volume 1 is a step-by-step guide from many of today's top primitive bowyers. Comprehensive coverage of topics from tree to bow. Highly recommended for beginner bowyers.

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Paul Comstock is a self bow expert. One of his specialties is white-wood bows. While reading this bow building manual, you'll learn how to make simple and effective self bows from many of the more common woods available. This book is intense yet written in a style that anyone ca...read more
A triumph for master bowyer Dean Torges. He has created the impossible. A book so full of useful information that it could be a college textbook, but written with so much insight and "soul" that you could almost read it to your children as a bedtime story.

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Master Bowyer and owner of Rattlestick Bows, Gary S. Davis, shares his 27 years of bow building passion in this all encompassing 2½ hour DVD!

Gary is one of the most experienced and prolific bowyers working today. In this comprehensive DVD he shares his vast...read more
For 20,000 years the bent stick and string has fascinated mankind. This original form of archery, without special features and modern technology, has been gaining popularity in the modern age. And the art of traditional bow building has also been rediscovered.

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This second volume in a set of four covers bending wood, composite bows, string making, ancient European bows, and more. A group effort by top primitive bowyers. Great book for the beginner to intermediate bowyer.

Paperback. 313 pages. Edited By J. Hamm.

The fourth book in a series of four. This volume is for the more advanced bowyer. Covering topics such as; heat-treating bows, the mass principle, character bows, design and performance, laminated wood bows, Ishi's archery tackle, and many other ground-breaking chapters.

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The third book in a series of four, this volume explores Plains Indian bows, arrows, quivers, Stone Age bows, bow making tools, horn bows, takedown bows, flint arrowheads and more.

Paperback. 351 pages. Edited By J. Hamm.