Tag Archives: bow making

Bamboo Arrow Instructable

I just posted a “how to” for bamboo arrows on Instructables.  It is impossible to teach a complete class in this way but I’ve done what I can. If you have an interest in arrowsmithing, have a look by clicking … Continue reading

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Edo Archery

  19th century archery set, one bow missing.

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Surimono print

Bow, arrow, and target from a culture that still loved archery, 1856.

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Selk’nam (Ona) Yah

A beautiful photo of arrows from the Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego.  Collected in the early 20th century. Wonderful sinew wrappings, glass points, and clay pigments. And the nice little bow that accompanies them.    

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C. Gomez, Bow and Arrow Maker

When people appreciated hand made archery equipment.  No training wheel, gizmos, releases, or sights.  Click the image to access the British Museum page for this item.

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Yupik (Eskimo) attributed bow and arrows

Believed to be a Yup’ik quiver, bowcase, bow, and arrows from the late 19th century. Click the image to learn more.

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Bow, arrows, and quiver, Chiricahua

Chiricahua Apache, Arizona ca. 1880 Click the image above to see more about these artifacts at the National Museum of the American Indian. Detail photo of some fletchings and points from this collection.

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New Tool and Jig Building

The Veritas dowel and tenon cutter I ordered arrived a few days ago.  I found time this evening to get it set up and build a jig for making arrow shafting.  Although I didn’t have much in the way of … Continue reading

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Winter Count Bow Makers

Thanks to those who participated in our bow making class this year.  I failed to get many photos so if anyone would be willing to share theirs with me, I would be most grateful.  Email me at zcoyotez (at) yahoo.com. … Continue reading

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Prepping bow staves

Prepping bow staves is a fair amount of work made easier with the right tools and a little experience.  The examples below have aged for about 6 years, 11 months in a dark, dry barn.  These are nearly all hickory … Continue reading

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