I've been sort of wood nut. Just saw a couple of posts on making your own bow.
Is there someone who I can visit or a really good book I can read on making a a bow?
I live in North Carolina. I have been building some bows, but am by no means an expert.
You'll need to be a little more specific about what kind of bow you want to build.
If you want to build more Primitive Bows:
Subscribe to Primitive Archer Magazine so you can get access to their website.
My Prefered Books: "The Bent Stick" by Paul Comstock do a search with the title as the query. "Traditional Bowyers Bible" Vols. 1 through 3. Various authors. Available at 3riversarchery.com or Horsefeathers.
The bent stick is shorter and covers all you need to know to get started. Add the bowyers bible later if you continue to have interest.
Bowyers in NC for more Primitive:
Vinson Minor is probably the most well known and also offers classes at a reasonable price. His schedule is located on his webpage: http://www.bowsofwood.com/
I have read good things about 7lakeslongbows, but know less about them. They have building supplies and located somewhere around Sanford, NC.
There is a gentleman in Hawfields North Carolina named Don Ward who builds bows and runs a small supply shop. I have received a great deal of uesful information from him. I don't have his number on me at the moment, but I believe he is in the book.
Lam Bows: (Not as familiar with these, however...)
Stickbow.com is a great resource for lam bows. The how to articles they have are a great resource
Binghams has a great catalog and it is helpful just to thumb through to get an idea of what it takes.
Bowyers in NC.
Ben Graham of Hummingbird Custom Bows http://www.hummingbirdbows.com/
(9631 Vineyard Rd., Mt. Pleasant, NC 704-436-2509)
Mike Treadway of Black Forest Bows (828-683-8728 - no web page and don't know address)
I do not know if they teach classes.
I hope this is helpful.
The information H2H has given is spot on... I don't have a darned thing to add.
"Someday you and I will take the Great Hart by our own skill alone, and with an arrow. And then the Little Gods of the Woods will chuckle and rub their hands and say, "Look, Brothers. An Archer! The Old Times are not altogether gone!" - Adrian Eliot Hodgkin
Welcome to you both Tifford & hunt2hunt -
Sounds like you've got a lot of research to do ... or at least a lot of resources.
Good luck with the bowbuild. Let us know how it goes and post pics of the buildalong if you can.