The Bowyer Book
(Transcripted from the book you can buy at the bowyer shop)
Bowyers Guide Fifth Edition
The art of the Bowyer, the maker of bows, is as ancient as the oldest of elves. This tome details the construction of bows, as well as providing information on the sister craft of Fletching. Bowyers and Fletchers both require a Fletching Kit to practice their trade. Fletching Kits can be purchased from archery shops.
There are four components to every bow.
The use of tools, while not necessary in the construction of a bow, help to produce a premium product. A whittling blade will increase the quality of your bow. A planning tool is superior to whittling blade.
The most commonly used string is hemp twine. One step above hemp is linen string. Only the best bows are strung with silk.
Most bows are not built with Cams. Composite bows use a series of one or two Cams.
The material that the bow is constructed from is directly proportional to the performance of the bow. List of wood, in order of difficulty and quality.
Book images taken from the Library of Books of the Guardians Of Light
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