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At 20:35 on January 3, 2011,
Shrafter
Thomas dan wright
said…
Hi I have started on a bow myself I am using a sapling
I was wondering about the bow string
At 20:09 on October 4, 2010,
Shrafter
Kieran Head
said…
Hi
I have a little bit of experiance using bows, hoping to buy my own soon and get in a bit more practice
Havent tried making one yet but definitly on my list of things to try.

Kieran
At 14:36 on October 4, 2010,
Shrafter
Terry Smith
said…
Hi liam
lol i lot English and welsh bows are 6 ft long long range warfae
bows and they looke like a D
At 10:35 on October 3, 2010,
Shrafter
Terry Smith
said…
Hi my bow gos sweet i have put a pic up how to mak a medievil ( robin hood ) longbow i hop you like it
At 17:37 on September 30, 2010,
Shrafter
Terry Smith
said…
hi
its a 45 pound 6 feet bow that i use for my medievil combat school in chch
thanks
At 21:04 on July 15, 2010,
Admin
Ryan Johnson-Hunt
said…
No worries! It will be freezing so that would definitely not be a good idea for you. I dont think my missus is too happy, I guess its safer than mountaineering which I got into a bit last year so she shouldn't complain haha.
I study at the Tamaki campus of Auck Uni so still not far away, sometimes I have clinic placement at Starship so we could meet up for lunch or coffee then.
At 23:23 on July 14, 2010,
Admin
Ryan Johnson-Hunt
said…
Hey Liam are you keen for an overnighter this saturday?
At 21:16 on June 29, 2010,
Admin
Ryan Johnson-Hunt
said…
Thanks for that! I was thinking of whipping together a post with the primitive bow videos, there are 12 parts. Its more like a film to watch, definitely above the average point and shoot caliber of videos.
P.s. check out the Trading post under the marketplace tab, going for a community trading/sharing resources angle. What do you think?
At 8:53 on June 26, 2010,
Admin
Ryan Johnson-Hunt
said…
Hi Liam
I have struggled to find videos from Sam, do you know where I can? Some way to contact him would be great as well if possible
At 15:20 on June 25, 2010,
Admin
Ryan Johnson-Hunt
said…
Hi Liam
Looks like you have figured the attachment thing out. What I do is go to any comment box and while its blank, click on the "Upload a file" button. Then pick the file and upload it. Its then on the servers, and it spits out the HTML link into the box. Copy and paste this into any HTML text box and you're good to go, you can see I have done this on the Knives Group page.
Hope this helps!
At 9:13 on June 24, 2010,
Newbie
Colin Wheeler
said…
Hi Liam

2 of the bows were given away & reside in Uk, will photograph my sons bow, staves, arrows etc. I did a bit of woodland management in UK, have billhooks, axes, slkashers etc. It was an art which got left behind when people came here, abundance of timber meant they didn't need to manage the woodlands, nowdays it is something that should be considered, although pines do not coppice so not sure how it works with native species. We have a couple of acres here just north of Hamilton, introducing natives back on to the section & trying to cut back on the invasive Poplars etc. Cheers Colin
At 18:10 on June 23, 2010,
Newbie
Colin Wheeler
said…
I don't use any powertools so hand tool list very similar. Ido have a few draw knives though and a Japanese saw rasp which is really handy, but surform is a Western version. Do you know what a draw horse looks like? I have made a couple in UK but left them behind, really useful for bowmaking. I brought the Ash with me, but you can get it here. Elm is another good wood and again available here. The staves were from an Ash of 12/14" in diameter, felled it, bucked it and split it to yield the staves. Stool left behind would just coppice so a sustaniable resource. Need to get to know some friendly farmers who would be willing to let us gather some wood.
At 9:22 on June 23, 2010,
Newbie
Colin Wheeler
said…
Hi Liam

Site looks great, I have Ash staves I am working on. Osage Orange is a notable bow wood and I think I heard that rumour too, but how to find it would be another thing. What sort of tools, workshop set up do you have? I have quite a bit of stuff, I am a joiner/cabinet maker, but as I have only been here for 2 years not quite set up right yet as have concentrated on work rather than interests.

Catch up later cheers Colin
At 10:51 on June 22, 2010,
Newbie
Colin Wheeler
said…
Hi LIam

Welcome, good to see you have made a bow, I had the idea for the bowmaking group, I have made about 3 flat bows and I have around 6 roughed out staves sitting there. I have been in NZ for 2 years and not had a chance to do any work on the staves. It would be good to share resources, I have not tried any native woods, but the flatbow techniques I have mean in theory I could make a bow from any timber. It is also possible to make a bow quickly with no real wood working, it involves lashing saplings together with any kind of cordage. Do you have any photos of your bow? We could add htyem to the group site. Anyhow like to catch up cheers Colin
At 7:18 on June 22, 2010,
Admin
Ryan Johnson-Hunt
said…
The fiber extraction video was great. I have uploaded in to the network here
Then everyone can enjoy it, rate it, comment on it, etc, probably better than posting links to a few individuals.
Cheers!
At 21:06 on June 21, 2010,
Admin
Ryan Johnson-Hunt
said…
Preaching to the choir about Ray Mears! He really is a legend. Just finished his 3 part Extreme Survival mini series where he tracks the leopard, black bear, and wolf. He is definitely an inspiration!
Thats a great youtube channel by the way, thanks for that. If you find a good video you would like to share with us, see How to add a video. Members can then rate it, comment, and even share with facebook/twitter/etc if you are into that.

I have actually been looking at getting a swedish mess set, maybe you could take some photos or even a video, it would make a great kit review. Just an idea, no pressure.

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