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Blog entry by thistlenscotch posted 10-06-2009 04:16 PM 830 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, I’ve been a woodworker for quite a long time but have recently found a challenge that’s more intense then I originally thought. Anyone out there ever make a recurve bow? I’ve made two attempts now and both have failed miserably. They were quite nice looking but function was where they failed. The first one delaminated when I tried to string it, (thought I knew what I did wrong). The second one, I actually shot three times but realized that it wanted to twist in my hand when drawing it back. A serious effort was needed to hold it from twisting when drawing it back. Then, I was drawing it back lightly in my garage to see what the probem was and it twisted in my hand slipping the string off to the side. When that happened, the bow snapped back to its relaxed position and the lower limb delaminated. The Fiberglass separated from the wood core.

Any information on re-curve bow-making would be greatly appreciated. I could also use some information on a decent book about making recurve bows…..Thanks a lot for any responses. There sure are a lot of good woodworkers out there:)

Matt

-- Matt, Montana



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#1 posted 10-06-2009 06:24 PM

bowyers-den.com has links to some of the best bowyers around, and like lumber jocks they are always willing to help us newbees.

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#2 posted 10-07-2009 03:31 AM

Thanks for the info, I’ll be checking that out shortly. Looking forward to making a functional bow soon!

Matt

-- Matt, Montana

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#3 posted 10-17-2009 03:37 AM

http://www.geocities.com/salampsio/index.html this is my favorite sight, this guy does amazing things on a budget.

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#4 posted 10-17-2009 03:40 AM

Wow A whole new world for me.

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