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Making Archery Bow and Arrows 2004

Making Archery Bow and Arrows 2004

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The Do It Yourself Archery Equipment Page
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reetings, in the following pages you will find an ever growing list of DIY projects (hence thename of those pages) where you can learn to make your own gear.Why you ask, would someone want to do that when most of it can be bought redimade? Wellthere are many reasons, for me there is the drive to discover new things, the desire to learnhow to make my own tackle and most importantly I am cheap.Making your own stuff can and will save you money at the expense of your time but if youmind that then you need to find another hobby. In many of these pages you will find goodsimple instructions based on a many years of practice and research, not all of it mine as youwill see.I also had other reasons for making these pages, after having seen the quality of informationon traditional or medieval archery out on the net I have come to the conclusion that it is inmany cases poorly written, explained, photographed or so scattered as to be almost impossibleto make use of.I have tried to sift through it all as best I can looking for the information you will need andthen bring it together here in a clear and simple to follow style.Not to mention that much of the tools and supplies that we need are way over priced. I believewe are being gouged rather badly for everything. I mean $125 U.S. beanies for a spine jig?Give me a break, I can make one for less than a fifth of the price and it will do a quite nice jobthank you very much. Living in Canada makes it that much worse as everything is at least50% more expensive than in the states, Oftentimes it is worse.A large part of my archery is done as a member of a medieval archery company in theSCA,the Society for Creative Anachronism. We try to recreate the middle ages as it should havebeen which means learning how it was done without modern tools, materials and/or techniquesand very few folks die of the flu or sword wounds. To this end I like to try and strive for somemeasure of "periodness" in what I make, whether it be archery gear or clothes or my personalmannerisms.For those of you interested in DIY archery projects, we have for your reading pleasure:
Useful Topics for Scadian or traditional Archers
The DIY links pagehttp://www3.sympatico.ca/ragiwarmbear/diy/diy.html (1 of 2) [8/7/2004 8:29:19 PM]
 
Making basic SCA legal Arrows for thetyro
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Part 1: Decisions, decisions.
So you want to make some arrows for SCA target archery? Cool, Well this is the place to learn. First Iwould like to cover some topics for sake of clarity, then I would like to explain the process to followlong before you get to laying hands to wood. Heck, this should be decided before you have even orderedyour fixings.Hopefully this will allow you to make the right decisions now and avoid mistakes later on.The arrows I will describe here will be for target archery, not combat archery and I do notrecommend you use them for hunting as they needs must achieve different goals, one will notsuffice for the other.1.The Arrows I will teach you about are what I will call Modern Traditional. I will leave the strictlyperiod for another time. Feel free to experiment but here, our goal is to get you shooting with aminimum of muss, fuss and delay.2.Ok. Arrows, right, well first you need to make some decisions about the arrows you want to make, andmy instructions require that we are all saying the same thing so I will define certain terms, including:How Much you can afford to spend.
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What Kind of nock you like.
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Making basic SCA legal Arrows for the tyrohttp://www3.sympatico.ca/ragiwarmbear/diy/arrows/scarrow.html (1 of 4) [8/7/2004 8:29:21 PM]

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