I've been busy making a couple of bowstrings and refurbishing a load of arrows.
After shooting the longbow I noticed that many of my arrows were a bit short. I usually allow the point to be snapped off once and re-glued (snapped tips is an occupational hazard of field archery).
My wife's birthday is coming up soon and I thought I'd commission some handmade decorative glass from the wife of a colleague who makes some really nice stuff http://www.mjglassdesign.co.uk/
we went over to look at her work and she also showed us her dolls house which is crammed full of interesting stuff.
Now the poor little Victorian gent in the doll's house didn't have a longbow! That's just not right so I made one for him this morning, it turned out rather nicely and will be a nice little touch tucked into the corner of his study.
It's made of a sliver of Oregon Yew with proper heartwood and sapwood on the belly and back and horn overlays on the nocks.
Explain More! The magic box has been ticked, but I'm not sure what to explain. Maybe if a brief 'comment' was added stating the area of interest I would oblige.