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State Trad Bowhunting Orgs => MARYLAND - Traditional Bowhunters of Maryland => Topic started by: Nealze on December 19, 2010, 04:34:00 PM

Title: Anyone in MD build longbows?
Post by: Nealze on December 19, 2010, 04:34:00 PM
I'm looking to learn how to make a Hill style longbow and would like to get together with someone on weekends or evenings that can show me how to build one. Will pay for your time and materials. Thanks.
Title: Re: Anyone in MD build longbows?
Post by: LouCompton on December 19, 2010, 08:57:00 PM
There's Tom Parson down in St. Mary's county. He own Kimsha Archery
Title: Re: Anyone in MD build longbows?
Post by: Keefer on December 21, 2010, 04:49:00 AM
Nealze'
   My first wasn't a Hill style longbow but a Bamboo Backed Osage glued up already bow from Dryad...It cost me $175:00 shipped to my door and even though it's preglued and roughed out you still have to do all the tillering,shaping,and finishing yourself...Mine was a slightly reflex/deflex longbow with Bocote in the riser and cocobolo limb tips...You also get a D.V.D. to walk you through it...Everything turned out great but I hit a pin knot in my lower limb and even though it was backed I saw some crazing starting and didn't take care of it with wrapping in sinew....It worried me but seemed to shoot fine till one day Snap/crackle /pop...  :(  The good news is it was my first ever and I got a lot of good comments on the tillering process and that boost my hopes in doing another one day...Mike Westvang is starting to glue up more soon and I thought about trying his fiberglass glue up myself...I'm just suggesting if you never done one the Dryad is a good starter bow and much can be learned by doing the tillering yourself...God Bless, Keefer's <")))><
Title: Re: Anyone in MD build longbows?
Post by: jcprintz on January 20, 2011, 02:03:00 PM
Neal,
My cousin builds self bows. He lives in Calvert County. Send me a PM and I'll give you his info if you're interested.
Jamie
Title: Re: Anyone in MD build longbows?
Post by: two4hooking on January 24, 2011, 10:33:00 AM
I have my second selfbow on the tiller board now, an american flatbow of hickory at 68 inches....

but I am a novice and have no experience with laminated bows.  Nice to see some others are learning also...it is addictive!

Best of luck on the Hill style project.

Greg

 (http://i481.photobucket.com/albums/rr180/two4hooking/selfbow007.jpg)