|Project by bowyer||posted 06-28-2009 06:50 PM||6534 views||9 times favorited||17 comments|
Here is my first 3 piece take down recurve I made for my youngest daughter 2 years ago. Untill then I only made self bows. The riser (Handle section) is Purple Heart, Wenge and white phenolic. The limbs are Purple heart , carbon fiber and black glass laminations. The carbon fiber keeps the limbs from developing “string set” and limb twist. The limb tip and tail overlays are Purple Heart and white phenolic. The string was made with B-50 Dacron. The arrow pictured is one of the dozen I made for Cyndis’ new bow. They are Port Orford Ceder stained with a single coat of a leather stain called ox blood a white cap dip with pink and white feathers and graduated pink cresting bands. The bow is 60” and draws 38# @ 28”. Finish is Spar Urethane. Before I built this bow my knowledge of wood was limited to the woods found in North America, so when Cyndi asked if I could build her a “pretty ” bow I said sure , pick a color that naturally occures in nature. Stupid me!! She found a site that had pink ivory and purple heart. She picked purple heart after she found out the cost of a piece of pink ivory that was free of defects measuring 2” x 4” x 21 ”. Man was I lucky Purple is a close second in her favorite color list.
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