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arrows pt. 21

18 December, 2012

Poor Folk Bows is the journal of Sam Harper and his quest to build his own bows –  and to teach other people how in the process. There’s lots of goodness here, but I particularly enjoyed his arrow build-along.


His writing is shot through with warmth and humour. I’d like to try some of his builds someday, although my woodworking skills are basically non-existent. I am always, always impressed by people who have the chops to do things like this. Looking forward to more from him at some point.

If you enjoy this kind of woodworking p*rn, there’s a website called TDPRI about Fender Telecaster guitars where they have a competition every year to build a guitar for $210. Some of the build-alongs are absolutely staggering: this one is a particular favourite.