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Message Subject Last minute tips for parents when the SHTF
Poster Handle Anonymous Coward
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For a long time, I've wondered about the best way of making a bowstring. Scott at the Living History School has made a yew or osage orange bow from scratch, but here he makes a bowstring from a deer hide. First it's scrapped, then treated with lime. If you didn't have lime on hand (most gardeners keep it), then you'd use wood ashes. You could also use the leached tannins from acorns as well. Then you tack it and dry it into rawhide. Afterward, you cut it into a spiral pattern and twist it rudimentally twist it together using the rope method previously detailed (see earlier postings). Then you spin it even tighter into a bow string.

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