lessons in bow making
Creating a bow and its arrows from wood only found on our property is my challenge. yes, this first bow failed, the second one…ah! a beauty. The arrows I’m making from Spicebush shoots gathered this past winter, couldn’t find much dogwood straight enough, but the spicebush seems to be making great arrow shafts, though I’ve never heard of anyone using it as an arrow making material.It seems hard and polishes up very nice when ran through a smooth sizing hole drilled in Osage Orange. trying some sumac as well. we’ll see!