Sunday, 4 April 2010

A Gripping Time

Yesterday I pottered about putting leather gips on some kids bows I'm making for the club. Ash longbows about 16 lb draw weight at 24" (most little uns will only be drawing about 22-24"). I got the leather off an old ladies cardigan/jacket thingy, it's V soft suede, I'm having it with the 'wrong side' out. I like stitching leather, there's a variety of ways to stitch on a grip, I tend to use two needles and waxed linen thread. I'll post a pic when they are all finished.I could do with some thicker leather to make a new quiver, so anyone with an old leather bag can E-mail it to me (wouldn't that be cool if you could?) S'pose I'd better get back to it as I've a string to make... bowstring again.
P.S. I have the last 2 years Bowyer's diaries which when edited are fairly brief, I may post 'em later as separate pages.


  1. Great work and I love the kid's bows. Keep up the good work.

  2. great site del I can now put a face to the name,why del the cat though??

  3. 'Del the Cat' Came about when I used to play football in goal for the work's team... It then became by username on an engineering website (CR4) and sort of stuck.