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Offline Kovoc

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I Need Help Making a Board Bow
« on: October 12, 2019, 07:51:05 pm »
I want to get into the hobby of making and using bows and someone reccomended starting out by making a board bow, can someone tell me how to make one and how to use it? I'd also appreciate some help and tips with making arrows.

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Re: I Need Help Making a Board Bow
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2019, 07:56:19 pm »
Hey Kovoc, like i said, straight grain, both sides. you do not want grain violations or it could lift a splinter or just blow altogether. you want to make the arrows after you make the bow as they have to be tuned to the bow. by a 1"x2"x6' at home depot for a board im kinda busy right now so i cant give the best answer. oh and also,

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Re: I Need Help Making a Board Bow
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2019, 08:04:01 pm »
Welcome to PA, Kovoc.
 Look on the "How To..." page. at the top of the page is George Tsoukalas'(aka Jawge) is a link to his bow and arrow building sight.  Jawge gives good, helpful info for finding the right board to building and tillering a board bow and making arrows from boards.
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"Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realise we cannot eat money." Cree Native-American Proverb

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Re: I Need Help Making a Board Bow
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2019, 08:21:12 pm »
Can also find utube videos  by Clay Hayes ,Mike's bowyers bow, and others on making board bows.

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Re: I Need Help Making a Board Bow
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2019, 10:19:04 pm »
Welcome aboard, Kovoc!  There is a wealth of knowledge here, and freely given pointers and advice!
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Re: I Need Help Making a Board Bow
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2019, 06:56:56 am »
In our Build a longs section I bumped up a topic that will help you. Have a look. You should be well on your way to a board bow between it and George's site referenced above.
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Re: I Need Help Making a Board Bow
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2019, 08:00:33 am »
Thank you for the kind words.

http://traditionalarchery101.com

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Re: I Need Help Making a Board Bow
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2019, 08:23:38 am »
This is about the best description out there.

http://poorfolkbows.com/index.html

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Re: I Need Help Making a Board Bow
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2019, 10:52:50 am »
And since Eric just posted, make a tillering Gizmo that he designed. It's super simple and the best thing I ever did when learning how to see and create an even bend

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Offline Kovoc

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Re: I Need Help Making a Board Bow
« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2019, 07:52:17 pm »
Thanks everyone for the help so far! Ill read all links you sent soon. I need to know one more thing, what type of string do I need for a bow, Im guessing I cant use normal string

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Re: I Need Help Making a Board Bow
« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2019, 07:57:06 pm »
I use dracon b-50 because its cheaper but it stretches a lot. If you stretch it then rub it while its streached and get it hot with the friction  it wont stretch anymore. I believe you can so this with your fingers. I would get another type of string though. Someone should be able to tell you a better one.
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Offline Kovoc

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Re: I Need Help Making a Board Bow
« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2019, 08:21:46 pm »
Okay, I'm just would like to know how much the string alone is gonna cost me