North Cheshire Bowmenís Library

 

Title

Bowman's Handbook

Author

W. F. Paterson, plus selections from "The British Archer" magazine

IBSN

n/a

First Published

1953

Publisher

Patrick Glover

Pages

p149; numerous drawings and photographs

Summary

"Technical notes and gadgets for the practical archer."

A detailed technical guide to the mechanics and physics of archery, which develops into practical guide on how to make all sorts of archery related equipment and jigs. 

Examples include designs for: 

  • spine testing jigs; 
  • arrow velocity measurement; 
  • traditional, flight, metal and recurve bow making; 
  • a bendmeter; 
  • wood bending; 
  • wooden and metal arrow making; 
  • arrow vibration frequency meter; 
  • feather burner; 
  • fletching jigs; 
  • tassel making; 
  • arrow straighteners; 
  • an automatic shooting machine; 
  • hunting arrow heads; 
  • dowel cutting; 
  • string jigs; 
  • straw boss making; 
  • tackle boxes; 
  • crossbow making

 

 

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