Onemississipp's Page

***This is my attempt at bowyering and arrowsmithing it my not be the correct way but it's the way I understand it.***


Self Bows



 "Number 3"  

 Laminated Bows

"Flight bow"

Heat box


List of bow woods

Laying out a bow on a snakey stave


Tech sheets on U.S. Woods

 Bowyers Edge

 Bow plans






























There is a ton of information on crafting bows and arrows. A great place to start are the links on the left. Another great resource is books.

Here are the Books I have:

"Hunting the Osage Bow"

by Dean Torges

*I have just purchased this book and wish it had been my first book, this is the book to have. It's a complete package, from selecting a tree, cutting, bending and drying wood. To "tools" how to use and sharpen them. Then on to layout, not just drawing lines but the difference in the crown and the center of a stave...That is as far as I have gotten in the book, around page 90. next is tillering...

Just getting to page 90 has explained alot of the things I have encountered in the last 2 years. 

If you are looking for solid information on bow building,

"Hunting the Osage Bow" is it!


"The Traditional Bowyer's Bible, Volume 1"

"The Traditional Bowyer's Bible, Volume 2"

"The Traditional Bowyer's Bible, Volume 3"

"The Traditional Bowyer's Bible, Volume 4"

 "Bows and Arrows of the Native Americans " 

by Jim Hamm

The above can be found here




"Hunting the Bamboo - Backed Bow with Dean Torges"



Online Books

The Archery Library

*Old Archery Books, Articles and Prints *


Google Books

*Just an example of the many searches you can do*