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Hickory Dimensional Lumber
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Hickory Dimensional Lumber

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Item Number: 8569
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Price: $29.75
Heavy and/or Oversized  This item is Made in the USA    
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  • Q:

    What does backing mean exactly? If you can put it in somewhat "dummy" terms would be appreciated thank you.
    Asked on 9/17/2014 by Zjax from San Diego CA

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Backing a bow is usually done to help prevent splinters from lifting and keep the bow from breaking. It will also help keep the bow "together" in the event that it does break so that it doesn't explode. It can also add some weight to the bow as well.

      Answered on 9/24/2014 by Sam from 3Rivers Archery
  • Q:

    In general, is hickory a good species for the core in a traditional composite/horn bow? (assuming straight grain)
    Asked on 7/22/2014 by Fota

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Yes the Hickory would be a good core wood for this type of bow.

      Answered on 7/31/2014 by Art from 3Rivers Archery
  • Q:

    I'm thinking about ripping one of these into backing strips for a red oak ELB 72" long. I notice all wood backing strips seem to be around 1/8" thick. If I ripped mine 3/16 - 1/4" thick would the hickory overpower a red oak core belly?
    Asked on 8/5/2013 by cingetor from alabama

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Yes there would be a good chance of that happening. Rule of thumb is backing should be no thicker than 1/4 to 1/3 of total limb thickness.

      Answered on 8/13/2013 by Keith from 3 Rivers Archery
  • Q:

    if a bower buyes this lumber.how does he know whitch is the correct way to bend it ?.
    Asked on 7/29/2013 by william tell from bham al.

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      bend it the opposite way you put the backing on

      Answered on 7/31/2013 by Dave from 3Rivers Archery
  • Q:

    Does it already follow a single growth ring? Or will it need to be worked?
    Asked on 5/8/2013 by noobowyer from oklahoma

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      No, it does not follow a growth ring. This product is dimensional lumber. It will need to be backed to make a bow with it.

      Answered on 5/8/2013 by Justin from 3Rivers Archery
  • Q:

    Could I use this for recurve if I had a strong backing? I.e. sinew or fiberglass?
    Asked on 5/8/2013 by noobowyer

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      You can use this wood to make a bow, but it will need to be backed.

      Answered on 5/8/2013 by Justin from 3Rivers Archery
  • Q:

    is the hickory kiln dried or air dried? And what are the actual dimensions?(is your 1" an actual inch?)
    Asked on 3/26/2013 by HeavyWing from Southeast,Michigan

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The hickory is air dried and it is 1 '' thick.

      Answered on 3/26/2013 by Clint from 3Rivers Archery
  • Q:

    Is the quality good enough for me to take it to a bandsaw and cut thicker backings for warbows? ie, 1/4" thick backings.
    Asked on 6/28/2012 by MrWarSpoon from Ohio

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Yes

      Answered on 7/3/2012 by Dave from 3Rivers Archery
  • Q:

    How should I decide the start demensions for a Andaman-Holegaard bow?
    I plan to make it 64" long,8" handle section,and 6" from the center of the bow to the limb fades.The bow will hopefully be 30lb.@26".I am using Red oak.
    Asked on 5/21/2012 by stickslinger from Macon Ga

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Make everything larger than you intend to have it when you are done. You can always remove material from the bow to get it down to where it needs to be.

      Answered on 5/31/2012 by Justin from 3Rivers Archery
  • Q:

    Could you use a linen backing?
    Asked on 1/31/2012 by John from Smithville, Mo.

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Yes linen would be an approriate backing material for a Hickory bow.

      Answered on 2/2/2012 by Dean from 3Rivers Archery
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