Salmon!

Salmon!

Went for a nice hike today over in North Vancouver with my friends Tim and Kate. There’s a nice trail through the woods from the Cleveland dam to the Capilano Salmon Hatchery....
new arrows

new arrows

In the last post I showed a bit about the process of last weekend, building a British longbow. I’ve been moving in the direction of making all my own things. Arrows are something that can easily be done in a smaller space with fewer tools. I really enjoy the...
birth of a british longbow

birth of a british longbow

It all began with a heavy section of Yew wood. This is the wood that traditionally was used to make a longbow of this type. Over 500 years ago this weapon was the deciding factor in many conflicts. In England any male over the age of 12 was required by law to spend...
Labyrinth in the Sand

Labyrinth in the Sand

Today I made my way down to Spanish Beach. The tide is out around lunchtime and you can walk far out into an area that’s covered in water later in the day. There’s a fellow who from time to time will construct a Labyrinth in the sand. Only there for a...
arrows, first one finished!

arrows, first one finished!

I’ve managed to finish my first arrow! Fletchings glued on and wrapped with some very nice silk thread. There are some rough edges here and there but for the first time through the process I’m very proud of it. Hoping I can get out this weekend to see how...