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Back when I learned to build my own bows a guy in the club I belonged to used just a ledge and a baggie of lead weights (tire balancing stuff). I suppose you could reproduce it "in the wild" hanging from a branch and a bag of stones. However that guy was an expert that forgot more than I'll ever know about bow building and didn't need to fiddle much with it to get things right. If you can build a bow I'm sure you can build a tillering stick and if it was so bad that you can't afford building a tillering stick you probably wouldn't be in position to bother about tiller too much anyways.

By the way, at gathering you see some great builders that at first judge the bending against the ground, floor tillering, once happy with that they brace the bow and won't use anything else than pulling on the string and eyeballing down the limb. If you search for Richard Saffold that's an example of someone that does it.

I was hoping for a video showing the whole process but the only video I was able to find its this, it's not that clear and he is centering the string but it gives the idea Richard Saffold: Tips for Tillering a Character Self Bow.

I really doubt that primitive tribes used any tillering thingamajig or that the ones that still hunt with a bow for a living would find a tillering stick useful even to this day.

I casually stumbled across this video on youtubeYouTube "Batak Tribesman Shows How To Make A Quick Survival Bow And Arrow" and you can see how he just flexes the stave. The bow is very light but they would likely do the same with heavier bows (a bit more effort and attention probably).

Back when I learned to build my own bows a guy in the club I belonged to used just a ledge and a baggie of lead weights (tire balancing stuff). I suppose you could reproduce it "in the wild" hanging from a branch and a bag of stones. However that guy was an expert that forgot more than I'll ever know about bow building and didn't need to fiddle much with it to get things right. If you can build a bow I'm sure you can build a tillering stick and if it was so bad that you can't afford building a tillering stick you probably wouldn't be in position to bother about tiller too much anyways.

By the way, at gathering you see some great builders that at first judge the bending against the ground, floor tillering, once happy with that they brace the bow and won't use anything else than pulling on the string and eyeballing down the limb. If you search for Richard Saffold that's an example of someone that does it.

I was hoping for a video showing the whole process but the only video I was able to find its this, it's not that clear and he is centering the string but it gives the idea Richard Saffold: Tips for Tillering a Character Self Bow.

I really doubt that primitive tribes used any tillering thingamajig or that the ones that still hunt with a bow for a living would find a tillering stick useful even to this day.

I casually stumbled across this video on youtube "Batak Tribesman Shows How To Make A Quick Survival Bow And Arrow" and you can see how he just flexes the stave. The bow is very light but they would likely do the same with heavier bows (a bit more effort and attention probably).

Back when I learned to build my own bows a guy in the club I belonged to used just a ledge and a baggie of lead weights (tire balancing stuff). I suppose you could reproduce it "in the wild" hanging from a branch and a bag of stones. However that guy was an expert that forgot more than I'll ever know about bow building and didn't need to fiddle much with it to get things right. If you can build a bow I'm sure you can build a tillering stick and if it was so bad that you can't afford building a tillering stick you probably wouldn't be in position to bother about tiller too much anyways.

By the way, at gathering you see some great builders that at first judge the bending against the ground, floor tillering, once happy with that they brace the bow and won't use anything else than pulling on the string and eyeballing down the limb. If you search for Richard Saffold that's an example of someone that does it.

I was hoping for a video showing the whole process but the only video I was able to find its this, it's not that clear and he is centering the string but it gives the idea Richard Saffold: Tips for Tillering a Character Self Bow.

I really doubt that primitive tribes used any tillering thingamajig or that the ones that still hunt with a bow for a living would find a tillering stick useful even to this day.

I casually stumbled across this video on YouTube "Batak Tribesman Shows How To Make A Quick Survival Bow And Arrow" and you can see how he just flexes the stave. The bow is very light but they would likely do the same with heavier bows (a bit more effort and attention probably).

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So, from comments to answer: BackBack when I learned to build my own bows a guy in the club I belonged to used just a ledge and a baggie of lead weights (tire balancing stuff). I suppose you could reproduce it "in the wild" hanging from a branch and a bag of stones. However that guy was an expert that forgot more than IllI'll ever know about bow building and didntdidn't need to fiddle much with it to get things right. If you can build a bow ImI'm sure you can build a tillering stick and if it was so bad that you cantcan't afford building a tillering stick you probably wouldntwouldn't be in position to bother about tiller too much anyways.

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I was hoping infor a video showing the whole process but the only video I was able to find its this, itsit's not that clear and he is centering the string but it gives the idea Richard Saffold: Tips for Tillering a Character Self Bow.

I really doubt that primitive tribes used any tillering thingamajig or that the ones that still hunt with a bow for a living would find a tillering stick useful even to this day.

Edit: I casually stumbled across this video on youtube "Batak Tribesman Shows How To Make A Quick Survival Bow And Arrow" and you can see how he just flexes the stave. The bow is very light but they would likely do the same with heavier bows (a bit more effort and attention probably).

So, from comments to answer: Back when I learned to build my own bows a guy in the club I belonged to used just a ledge and a baggie of lead weights (tire balancing stuff). I suppose you could reproduce it "in the wild" hanging from a branch and a bag of stones. However that guy was an expert that forgot more than Ill ever know about bow building and didnt need to fiddle much with it to get things right. If you can build a bow Im sure you can build a tillering stick and if it was so bad that you cant afford building a tillering stick you probably wouldnt be in position to bother about tiller too much anyways

BTW at gathering you see some great builders that at first judge the bending against the ground, floor tillering, once happy with that they brace the bow and wont use anything else than pulling on the string and eyeballing down the limb. If you search for Richard Saffold thats an example of someone that does it. I was hoping in a video showing the whole process but the only video I was able to find its this, its not that clear and he is centering the string but it gives the idea Richard Saffold: Tips for Tillering a Character Self Bow

I really doubt that primitive tribes used any tillering thingamajig or that the ones that still hunt with a bow for a living would find a tillering stick useful even to this day.

Edit: I casually stumbled across this video on youtube "Batak Tribesman Shows How To Make A Quick Survival Bow And Arrow" and you can see how he just flexes the stave. The bow is very light but they would likely do the same with heavier bows (a bit more effort and attention probably)

Back when I learned to build my own bows a guy in the club I belonged to used just a ledge and a baggie of lead weights (tire balancing stuff). I suppose you could reproduce it "in the wild" hanging from a branch and a bag of stones. However that guy was an expert that forgot more than I'll ever know about bow building and didn't need to fiddle much with it to get things right. If you can build a bow I'm sure you can build a tillering stick and if it was so bad that you can't afford building a tillering stick you probably wouldn't be in position to bother about tiller too much anyways.

By the way, at gathering you see some great builders that at first judge the bending against the ground, floor tillering, once happy with that they brace the bow and won't use anything else than pulling on the string and eyeballing down the limb. If you search for Richard Saffold that's an example of someone that does it.

I was hoping for a video showing the whole process but the only video I was able to find its this, it's not that clear and he is centering the string but it gives the idea Richard Saffold: Tips for Tillering a Character Self Bow.

I really doubt that primitive tribes used any tillering thingamajig or that the ones that still hunt with a bow for a living would find a tillering stick useful even to this day.

I casually stumbled across this video on youtube "Batak Tribesman Shows How To Make A Quick Survival Bow And Arrow" and you can see how he just flexes the stave. The bow is very light but they would likely do the same with heavier bows (a bit more effort and attention probably).

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So, from comments to answer: Back when I learned to build my own bows a guy in the club I belonged to used just a ledge and a baggie of lead weights (tire balancing stuff). I suppose you could reproduce it "in the wild" hanging from a branch and a bag of stones. However that guy was an expert that forgot more than Ill ever know about bow building and didnt need to fiddle much with it to get things right. If you can build a bow Im sure you can build a tillering stick and if it was so bad that you cant afford building a tillering stick you probably wouldnt be in position to bother about tiller too much anyways

BTW at gathering you see some great builders that at first judge the bending against the ground, floor tillering, once happy with that they brace the bow and wont use anything else than pulling on the string and eyeballing down the limb. If you search for Richard Saffold thats an example of someone that does it. I was hoping in a video showing the whole process but the only video I was able to find its this, its not that clear and he is centering the string but it gives the idea Richard Saffold: Tips for Tillering a Character Self Bow

I really doubt that primitive tribes used any tillering thingamajig or that the ones that still hunt with a bow for a living would find a tillering stick useful even to this day.

Edit: I casually stumbled across this video on youtube "Batak Tribesman Shows How To Make A Quick Survival Bow And Arrow" and you can see how he just flexes the stave. The bow is very light but they would likely do the same with heavier bows (a bit more effort and attention probably)

So, from comments to answer: Back when I learned to build my own bows a guy in the club I belonged to used just a ledge and a baggie of lead weights (tire balancing stuff). I suppose you could reproduce it "in the wild" hanging from a branch and a bag of stones. However that guy was an expert that forgot more than Ill ever know about bow building and didnt need to fiddle much with it to get things right. If you can build a bow Im sure you can build a tillering stick and if it was so bad that you cant afford building a tillering stick you probably wouldnt be in position to bother about tiller too much anyways

BTW at gathering you see some great builders that at first judge the bending against the ground, floor tillering, once happy with that they brace the bow and wont use anything else than pulling on the string and eyeballing down the limb. If you search for Richard Saffold thats an example of someone that does it. I was hoping in a video showing the whole process but the only video I was able to find its this, its not that clear and he is centering the string but it gives the idea Richard Saffold: Tips for Tillering a Character Self Bow

I really doubt that primitive tribes used any tillering thingamajig or that the ones that still hunt with a bow for a living would find a tillering stick useful even to this day.

So, from comments to answer: Back when I learned to build my own bows a guy in the club I belonged to used just a ledge and a baggie of lead weights (tire balancing stuff). I suppose you could reproduce it "in the wild" hanging from a branch and a bag of stones. However that guy was an expert that forgot more than Ill ever know about bow building and didnt need to fiddle much with it to get things right. If you can build a bow Im sure you can build a tillering stick and if it was so bad that you cant afford building a tillering stick you probably wouldnt be in position to bother about tiller too much anyways

BTW at gathering you see some great builders that at first judge the bending against the ground, floor tillering, once happy with that they brace the bow and wont use anything else than pulling on the string and eyeballing down the limb. If you search for Richard Saffold thats an example of someone that does it. I was hoping in a video showing the whole process but the only video I was able to find its this, its not that clear and he is centering the string but it gives the idea Richard Saffold: Tips for Tillering a Character Self Bow

I really doubt that primitive tribes used any tillering thingamajig or that the ones that still hunt with a bow for a living would find a tillering stick useful even to this day.

Edit: I casually stumbled across this video on youtube "Batak Tribesman Shows How To Make A Quick Survival Bow And Arrow" and you can see how he just flexes the stave. The bow is very light but they would likely do the same with heavier bows (a bit more effort and attention probably)

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