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This is a discussion on The Official Archery Thread within the Edged Weapons forums, part of the Gun Forum category; ill be posting various DIY videos on making bows and arrows using different methods as well as making atlatl's. flint knapping for points and knives ...


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Old March 7th, 2016, 12:16 PM   #1
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The Official Archery Thread

ill be posting various DIY videos on making bows and arrows using different methods as well as making atlatl's. flint knapping for points and knives and other tools. this first video is on a waterfoul arrow that skips on the water.
these aren't my videos I found them useful.

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While it's cool to watch I don't see a big need to learn flint knapping. There will be metals lying around for the next 500 years!
Don't get me wrong, OP! This is, overall, an interesting and valuable thread! Thanks!

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Nice! I always wanted to make a self bow. May still someday.

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Nice! I always wanted to make a self bow. May still someday.
Be careful, I started 20 years ago just to see if I could make one that wouldn't break, just for something to do on winter nights. Now with about 30 behind me I still have about 20 rough staves in my basement work shop waiting to be built.

Not to mention the Draw knives, Rasps, Scrapers, Glues, leather, Antlers, Horn, Feathers and cordage that piled up over the years.

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I'd done flint knapping. It's a good skill to know how to make something from nothing obvious.

Still working on boyer but I can make arrows now.

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Old March 8th, 2016, 01:36 PM   #10
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Awesome thread...Thanks!!!

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Old March 8th, 2016, 10:17 PM   #12
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Just thought I'd post this...

We have an older gentleman at my archery club that shoots strictly English longbow and hand fletched arrows. He's not very neighborly but his stuff is top notch.

He even wears a "rondel" when shooting (scary that I know what that is).

His bows are hand made and at least 100 lb. pull.

...impressive to watch his shooting technique (high draw).

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how to make hide glue for backing and fletching. ishi said he used fish glue but found that a store bought glue was better but I cant remember the brand. (ishi was the last "wild" indian) if youre into knapping you know where they got the name ishi stick already. you can read on him on google if you wish.

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Old March 17th, 2016, 11:44 AM   #15
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ron morrett. some of the old timers in archery may know of him but overall his name was forgotten. his contribution to archery was also forgotten. he was the inventor of the adjustable draw weight bows. he ran a shop in Fontana California on foothill blvd (route 66) where he made world class bows for hunting and competition. I was fortunate enough to have him build me a bow and give me some pointers. I also shot on the morrett "team" after his death in the city of hope shoot dedicated to him. the "team" was his employees at the shop. it was a lot of fun and I came in second overall in my class.

he coached this woman. "Luann Ryon came to Riverside Community College in the fall of 1971. She enrolled in an archery class because all of the tennis classes were full. This was the start of a 17-year career, which includes two Pan-American Games, Olympic Games and numerous National and International Championships. She earned a gold medal as a 1973 College National Team Champion and 1974 Individual Women’s College Champion. Luann was named the 1975 RCC Female Athlete of the Year. In her first appearance on an international stage at the age of 23, Luann won a Gold Medal in the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games in the 70-meter individual archery competition with a world record 2,499 points. She was a five-time California State Champion (1976-1978, 1980 and 1982) and a gold medalist in the 1977 Women’s World Championship, shooting a 2,515 to set a women’s world record. Luann Ryon was well thought of as a competitor and was viewed as a “class act” by her opponents."

he was inducted into the Archery Hall of Fame in January of 2014 in Sacamento Ca.


This is Ron Morrett, an extraordinary bowyer and engineer who developed the first cam bow. Ron owned Morrett Archery in Fontana and sold the first Dyna-Bo offered on the market. This was a single cam bow with a traditional recurve limb on the upper part of the bow. Then he started experimenting with twin cams he designed and built on both limbs in the early 1970s. That was back when only wheel compounds were being made. His cam bows hurled arrows much faster than any wheel bow made and the development was copied and expanded to where we are today.
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