Paul Comstock, the author, is a renowned bowyer from Delaware, Ohio, and is highly sought after as an expert in his field. He has also written articles for a number of magazines including Primitive Archer. Paul knows making wooden bows is more art than science. The techniques delineated in his book will produce the best results for the beginner under the most common circumstances and in the widest variety of conditions.
• Instructions on 10 species of bow wood • How to season wood rapidly • Evaluating wood species for bows • Bow performance • Longbows and short bows • Straight and re-curved limbs • Backing • Shooting techniques • Arrows and primitive arrows.
From the Preface:
“As much as anything else, “The Bent Stick” is designed to demonstrate the thinking process used in making wooden bows. Read it through before you start work on a bow. And when you do start work on a bow, spend as much time thinking about what you are doing as you spend on the work itself.”:
“But there is a sizable group of people who could not or did not make a bow until they read “The Bent Stick.” Much trial and error has been eliminated for others. I hope this text helps you, as well.” Your friend, Paul Comstock