Friday, September 25Aim for the target on the range and in life

Author: Mike Shaw

Cool Archery Gifts
Archery, Reviews

Cool Archery Gifts

Looking for a neat gift idea for your favorite archery person? Here are some ideas to get you going! Archery Necklace Gift Bow and Arrow Necklace Archery Necklace Wooden Jewellery Artemis Necklace Archer Hunter Jewellery Men's Necklaces Ladies Gift Archery Choker Price $13.67 Lascaux Pin Small Primitive Archer pin badge in silver, cave painting pin, Lascaux paintings inspired archer pin, Archery Jewelry $28.37 Bow & Arrow Earrings Archery Bow and arrow earrings for girls and women $25.98
Archery History
Archery

Archery History

Here is a cool YouTube channel you can go to for updates on the latest archery events worldwide. In today's post, we're sharing some history with you from the World Archery Channel.
Modern Tool Design from Doldokki
Leathercraft, Tools

Modern Tool Design from Doldokki

The award winning tool company, Doldokki, has been innovating and modernizing tool designs in Korea since 2007. Founded by automotive designer Sangae Kim, they quickly established a reputation for high quality, beautiful tools. In 2016, Doldokki won the Good Design award in Japan. If you’ve ever dreamed of combining the aesthetics of BMW or Porsche with leatherworking tools, Doldokki tools makes that dream a reality. Fine Leatherworking is Doldokki’s exclusive North American representative and they offer their full line of tools. SEE THE SELECTION OF TOOLS HERE The award winning tool company, Doldokki has been innovating and modernizing tool designs in Korea since 2007. Founded by an automotive designer, they quickly established a reputation for high quality, beautiful tools. The...
Traditional and Reliable Tools from Vergez Blanchard
Leathercraft, Tools

Traditional and Reliable Tools from Vergez Blanchard

Founded in 1823, Vergez Blanchard has been a trusted tool source for luxury leather goods makers including Louis Vuitton and Hermes. 190 years later they are still considered the best in quality, dependability and longevity for leather tools. SEE THE SELECTION HERE One of Blanchard’s specialties is leather hand tools and they produce the finest awls, pricking irons, punches and knives available. The company uses traditional steel forging to hand produce their tools along with modern manufacturing techniques. When using these tools, you’ll immediately notice the traditional high quality craftsmanship in the choice of steel and sturdiness of each tool.
Which armguard is right for you?
Archery, Leathercraft

Which armguard is right for you?

Armguards, also known as bracers, come in a variety of materials and styles. The English tend to fancy the Robin Hood lace style with their traditional look. I also quite like the look of metal warlord rings which can also adorn a bracer. Practically speaking, though, a simple unadorned bracer with elastic cord is the best for day to day use, and that’s what I wear most often. Elastic cord with beads and loops for easy on and off An armguard or bracer can be of leather, nylon or plastic. The bracer is worn on the extended arm holding the bow. Wearing a bracer is a must because of its protection once you fasten it into place. In a pinch, should you forget or lose your bracer, you could even use a large paper cup from a fast-food soft-drink. Whatever you do, you must wear someth...
Which Type of Quiver is Best for You?
Archery, Tech

Which Type of Quiver is Best for You?

Now that you've taken the quiz - let's shoot for more accuracy. Perhaps, you want to match your quiver to a certain historical period, or maybe to the style of clothing you like to wear, or even to the color and style of your bow. Selection of the quiver can be as personal as your selection of a bow. Then you may wonder about how many arrows should be in your quiver. Do you hunt or target shoot? Should you have more than one type of quiver? What to do? I recommend starting inexpensively until you figure out what works best for your style. My first quiver was made of nylon, and I modified it myself often, from hip to side to back, attaching and detaching nylon straps. Once I knew what I liked as far as shooting style, I spent the big bucks on a nice leather quiver that performed ...
How Do You use a stitching tool?
Leathercraft, Tools

How Do You use a stitching tool?

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Definitions
Archery, Learning

Definitions

ARROW REST. In the center of the bow, this is a little shelf where the arrow sits so it does not scrape along your hand when you release. On a takedown bow, this arrow rest is in the middle of the riser. BACK. This is counter to logic – but it’s the flat side of the bow that faces the target, away from the string. BELLY. The flat side of the bow that faces you when you draw, on the same side as the string, and closest to your own belly. BOW SIGHT. Typically found on competition bows, takedown bows, and compound bows. It is an attachment to the middle of the riser which allows you to aim more accurately, as you would if using a rifle. It is used in conjunction with a small tube-piece on the string to line up the target center. BRACE HEIGHT. When the bow is strung, this is the d...
About Us
Archery

About Us

When I started doing traditional archery, it seemed natural to want to make my own accessories in leather. The finger tab was easiest, just a finger hole in a scrap of leather. Then came the bow stringer requiring the addition of some para-cord. Finally a more complicated project involving stitching – the string keeper, and my acquisition of real leathercrafting tools. So this website was born, dedicated to both archery and leathercraft.Thanks for visiting! – Mike How We Finance This Website We offer our own products, those from companies who advertise, and products on which we receive affiliate commissions. We keep our reviews and descriptions factual, and we avoid bias. Any of our own products comes with a satisfaction guarantee, and you are always welcome to offer your own revie...
Leathercraft – How to make a Keyring
Learning, Leathercraft, Tech

Leathercraft – How to make a Keyring

Making a key ring or key fob is a great introduction to leathercraft. From a small folded piece of leather, you can stitch together something practical for yourself or a special gift for someone else. And once you learn leathercraft stitchery, you will want to make all kinds of projects. While there are a dozen steps top make a simple key ring, each step is easy and intutive. If you didn't even have instructions, you could figure it out simply by looking at a key fob and reverse engineering it. This is a very brief summary of the process to show you the basics. The complete process with lots more detail and many more pictures is in my E-book. How you can get a FREE copy of this E-book is explained as you scroll down the page. Take a look at these typical key fobs for sale on Am...
Longbow and Flatbow
Archery, Learning

Longbow and Flatbow

What's the difference? The longbow and the flat bow were used since ancient times. They date from the Paleolithic era and they are most well known as the bows used by Native Americans and Medieval English archers. The first book written about archery in the English language was published in 1545, and dedicated to King Henry VIII. Both longbow and flat bow are simple straight pieces of wood bent only by the string. Longbow photo used with permission by Bigstock Photo The longbow shaft is a single piece of wood, straight, without a curved top and bottom. It is half round in shape when seen in profile, or D-shaped if you were look at a cross section of the wood. Because of this roundness, only the limbs bend, while the center section of the bow remains more or less straight. Cert...