Hey all, after a failed experiment with a Maple static recurve, I'm wanting to do something a bit more basic. So, I have a nice piece of Hickory that I want to make a pyramid bow from. I'm thinking of 70" NTN - no particular weight in mind but probably below 45#. The fades I'm thinking of making a full 3" wide tapering down to about 5/16" at the nocks. With a pyramid design like this do you taper thickness at all or keep it the same from fades to nocks? I've made a couple pyramid style bows before but nothing with fades this wide. My other two tries were Red Oak backed with linen, 70" NTN and about 1/2" wide at the nocks and about 1 3/8" at the fades. Those bows were tapered from 1/2" at the fades down to about 5/16" at the nocks. They both don't bend that much around the fades but bend more in the outer two thirds. Tiller is pretty good for both of them and they're what my wife and I shoot regularly. So, with this new project should I thickness taper or not? Oh yeah, and for safety sake I'm probably going to linen back this Hickory bow. Oh yeah, and it'll have a glue on riser and I'm thinking a handle length of about 6". Oh yeah, this will be a board bow, not a selfbow.