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Bows: Part Two

Published in Bushcraft Magazine, Issue 14, April 2008

I start this, the second part of 'How To', by discussing a subject I'm reluctant to talk about, snapped bows. It happens to us all. I don't want to jinx your bow-making adventures but, believe me, it will one day happen to you! It's something every bow-maker needs to go through, a kind of rite of passage. You may not realise it at the time, whilst holding your broken, beloved stick, the one you have spent hours carving and sanding, but it will teach you many things about the spirit of wood and, particularly, about yourself!

What to look for in the woods this month: