Reviewed By Steve , 20 September 2010
If your workshop isn’t fully kitted with specialist tools there is a tools section on the menu which shows many of the tools used in the DVD and also offers suggestions as the where they may be obtained and the cost. Having the right tools for the job means you are able to tackle jobs with confidence, attempting any woodworking task with just a hammer and a screwdriver will always end in disaster.
The DVD is a walk through of various techniques, at 3 and a half hours it offers tremendous value, Gary and Connie hold your hand whilst taking you through the methods for a 2 foot arrow a 4 footed arrow and even nock tapers. Once you have discovered the joy of making your own arrows the next step is to make your own shafting. This chapter is one of my favourites as each step is made to look so easy. Throughout the DVD you will find that both Gary and Connie have a really easy manner that is unhurried and relaxed, they explain each stage in detail with little hints and tips they have picked up along the way, you really do feel they are talking just to you.
Something which will reassure those doubting Thomas’s who may not have heard of Gary & Connie and may not trust information from folks they don’t know is the actual shooting section with Connie along with Mike from Black Canyon Bows – a selection of the arrows you watched being made meets a selection of bows – you will be impressed.
I mentioned the jig section earlier and this dedicated section will take you through the building of many of the jigs required. As a round up there is a comprehensive look at some of the woods used to foot arrows, even about the grain weights of each.
|Features & Design|
|In depth - I mean in depth, a superbly presented DVD which will take you through the complete process stage by stage, a very practical guide structured to be useable with all the chapters clearly defined.|
|"We got it on take 40" - the sheer number of takes illustrates the commitment to creating a DVD that is going to be insightful and informative... see the blooper section and you will see what I mean. |
|Value for Money|
|Even your Dad won't spend this much time showing you how to do it ! Superb value and worth every penny. |
|Quite frankly no one is going to able to work all this out on their own - this small investment will repay you a hundred fold in mistakes you WON'T make by following the guidance contained in this DVD - if you want to shoot superb arrows or even if you just want to understand a little more about footed shafts this is a must.|
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