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Offline dshull

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need help with rawhide
« on: January 18, 2009, 09:57:16 pm »
Im trying to build my first bow, and not make fire wood again. I think I need to back it. the wood is hickory (board). The only rawhide I can find is the super large dog bone, will it work?

Offline adb

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Re: need help with rawhide
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2009, 11:20:42 pm »
I think those dog chew rawhide bones will work, but I've heard they're a bit thick. The best rawhide is from a whitetail doe, that you've processed yourself. If you want enough rawhide to back a bow, drop me a PM, I've got lots and I'm sure I can help you out.

Offline shamus

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Re: need help with rawhide
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2009, 07:50:24 am »
You can order rawhide backing via many traditional archery suppliers.

A rawhide dog bone will work (the large ones) but it will be thick.

Offline Auggie

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Re: need help with rawhide
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2009, 09:33:25 am »
You dont  have to go with rawhide,cloth works too ,Ive even seen brown paper bag used for a backing.Check out a goodwill,or second hand store,rummage sale, lots of opportunities for backing material to be found for a couple of bucks.
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Offline Pappy

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Re: need help with rawhide
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2009, 11:40:01 am »
I have a friend that swears by big dog bones,He did say you never know what you might find inside
of one of them :) and you usually had to thin it down some after you got it cleaned up and on the back.
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Offline juniper junkie

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Re: need help with rawhide
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2009, 09:55:27 pm »
depending on where you are, if you have a native american craft store, they have rawhide for drums, it is deer hide and thinner than the dog chews. it is real easy to work with.