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|Pictures of Cherokee bow and arrows. My thanks to Mr. Bill Everett who posted these on TradGang and is allowing me to show them here. The string is 4 strand rawhide. The bow is 66" long, 1/2 inches thick at the handle, Made by William Cabbagehead in 1968.|
|I am having no luck finding a huntable population of groundhogs. I will make a string from goat rawhide for now and continue to look for groundhogs. Squirrel season starts mid August, but that is a little too close to Labor Day. I chose a 71 1/2 inch stave for the bow. It's slightly less than 1 1/2 inches wide in the narrowest part (about where the grip would be). It's an inner split from a stave cut in 2001. It has about 1 1/2 inches of reflex, mostly in the top limb. I'm still splitting out arrow blanks. The locust was a "find" back in the winter. I have them in my hot box to finish drying.|
|Worked on some black locust arrow blanks today. I'm having a discussion about Cherokee cornstalk shooting here and here.|
|Me shooting my selfbow. This is a big gif animation. Don't click on it unless you are on high speed internet connection. Update, Yahoo Briefcase may have a bandwidth limit, here's another link.|
|Joseph's bow was broken when my niece's boyfriend strung it backwards. I had won some snakeskins last year at Cloverdale and Gary Davis (who donated them as door prizes) instructed me on how to apply them to a bow. It's not finished yet, but he's already shooting it.|
|I got some nocks and the book Cherokee Bows and Arrows today. Visited with a few friends. Will shoot tomorrow. Here's part of the vendor's area. >>>|
I'll be at Cloverdale today and tomorrow. I need to finish up some arrows for Ruth so she can shoot Sunday. I'll see if I can get pictures of the event and some of my current projects.