Hollow Limb Design [HLD]

Where to source materials etc. Also the place to show off your new bow or quiver etc.... Making things belongs in Traditional Crafts.

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Hollow Limb Design [HLD]

#1 Post by greybeard » Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:17 am

Some years back I found a picture of one of these bows on the internet but no text to accompany it.

Whilst searching the net this week for bows incorporating a concave belly I found the following web site.

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http://primitive-bows.com/hld-a-new-pro ... -selfbows/

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Re: Hollow Limb Design [HLD]

#2 Post by Stickbow Hunter » Fri Feb 26, 2021 3:31 pm

Very interesting Daryl. If I remember correctly there was mention of concave bellies on bows in Archery: The Technical Side" by Hickman, Forrest Nagler & Paul E. Klopsteg. Some of the PNG bows made of bamboo had the concave on the back of the bow and not the belly. I think it would take some practice to make one of those bows he shows.


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