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I'm looking for a pattern for a bow glove. Does anyone have one? Could a regular glove pattern be adapted to use with my English Long Bow? I'm looking for something like this: http://www.3riversarchery.com/Armguards+Gloves+Tabs++Hawkwood+Bowglove_c1_s41_p0_i4002X_product.html or http://www.3riversarchery.com/Armguards+Gloves+Tabs++Robin+Hood+Bracer_c1_s41_p0_i8540X_product.html

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Oh wow! I have a few friends who do archery and would love something as nice looking as those links... If anyone has anything, I'd like to know, also!

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Of it were me I would just get a cheap pair of gloves and cut them to look like what your first picture. Then attach that your bracer pattern. That would give you a workable pattern.

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For shooting my ELBs I made a leather forefinger ring which projects out to the hand side and curves aroung the tip of my hand. Sort of an l shape. If I remember when home I can try to post a picture. I have one of those three rivers gloves and find that when gripping the bow it doesn't lay flat which makes for an inconsistent shot. My little 3/9 ounce veg tan ring always is in the same spot. Besides it takes about ten minutes and a scrap piece to make.

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For shooting my ELBs I made a leather forefinger ring which projects out to the hand side and curves aroung the tip of my hand. Sort of an l shape. If I remember when home I can try to post a picture. I have one of those three rivers gloves and find that when gripping the bow it doesn't lay flat which makes for an inconsistent shot. My little 3/9 ounce veg tan ring always is in the same spot. Besides it takes about ten minutes and a scrap piece to make.

Interesting. I will look forward to your photo.

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looks like a job for masking tape. PUt the tape how you want the leather to cover , mark seam lines, etc. carefully cut the tape off with scissors , sprinkle baby pwder on the sticky side . from there , flatten and trace on card stock or paper and(don't forget seam allowance where needed) then use cheap muslin for your initial run, revise as needed and bingo. you are there.

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Interesting. I will look forward to your photo.

Here is the ring I made. It has a snap for attaching to the bow when stored. And since I made it in about two minutes I didn't do any burnishing or finishing. It is very thick to give it stability. I also noticed the bow is a bit torqued in my hand since I am not really shooting it. When held right the sipur section of the ring lines up with the arrow.

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Did you ever get this figured out?  I would love to make some kind of glove.  Right now I'm shooting bare fingers and I get really sore after a few shots from where my finger rolls off of my recurve bow string

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