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Bamboo-Backed Hickory Bow Kit

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Item Number: 8570
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Price: $83.99
Heavy and/or Oversized  This item is Made in the USA    
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  • Q:

    I sure thought "the kit" would have all of what was needed to build the bow, all parts and instructions. Please list, the things I should buy besides "the bow kit". Thanks
    Asked on 2/17/2014 by Murph from Lemont, Ill.

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      I recommend item 6305 the bow building tool kit it has all the tools you need and DVD on how to do it

      Answered on 2/28/2014 by Dave from 3Rivers Archery
  • Q:

    When tillering the bow, how do you determine the max draw length?
    Asked on 2/3/2014 by Zak from San jose, Ca

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      You choose the length of the bow and then start tillering. It then you can pike the bow by cutting off an inch off each end which will increase the draw weight.

      Answered on 2/4/2014 by Dave from 3Rivers Archery
  • Q:

    Is there a bowstring included in this kit? Do the instructions include finishing? (wood finish and handle leather or other options)
    Asked on 12/3/2013 by Cody from Arlington, WA

    3 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The English Longobw Made Simple Booklet should answer any questions on building that style of bow from this blank: http://www.3riversarchery.com/Building+the+Narrow%2C+Rounded+Belly+English+Longbow+Made+Simple+Booklet_i8565-2_baseitem.html

      Answered on 12/9/2013 by Johnathan Karch from 3Rivers Archery
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      No there is no bow string with the kit, you can pick up the Timber Hitch adjustable bow string for tillering the bow. When your bow is finished you can buy a bow string then. You can also pick up the booklet, Building the narrow rounded belly english longbow,which has all the information including finishing the bow, tillering ect.

      Answered on 12/4/2013 by Robl from Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      No, a bowstring is not included. There really aren't instructions included with the kit, only some helpful suggestions. These suggestions do not cover anything about finishing. However, we would be happy to assist you if you call one of our techs.

      Answered on 12/4/2013 by Sam from 3Rivers Archery
  • Q:

    Are all pieces cut and tapered? That is, all i have to do is glues and tiller?
    Asked on 10/13/2013 by Dan Emery from Ft. Washington PA

    2 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The center lamination is pre-tapered ready for glue up after you score the mating glue surfaces and pre gluing both pieces and adding a third layer of glue. After that the bow will need to be shaped and wood removed on the belly side of the bow to get the poundage you need.

      Answered on 10/15/2013 by Keith from 3 Rivers Archery
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      All the pieces are tapered but you have to glue them together and then cut the final shape out, as well as file down the thickness and tiller.

      Answered on 10/14/2013 by Robl from Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Q:

    What is the thickness of the Ipe center lamination?
    Asked on 9/6/2013 by Victor from United States

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      3/32 of an inch thick or .094

      Answered on 9/14/2013 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Could I tiller this down to a 30# pull weight for a kid? Would I have to cut it shorter? Thanks in advance.
    Asked on 8/13/2013 by 2slim

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      yes, cutting it shorter will increase the poundage.

      Answered on 8/20/2013 by Dave from 3Rivers Archery
  • Q:

    A pre-tapered hickory belly board.. Is that tapered thickness? or width??? and you need more INFO. for this ITEM! How thick are these Lams? How wide? more info!!
    Asked on 5/29/2013 by Dude from Mississippi

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      at its thickest point it is 1 1/2 inches wide just above and below the handle and tapers all the way down to the tip where it measures 1/2 inch. The thickness all the way from handle to tip is 1/2 inch.

      Answered on 5/31/2013 by Dan from 3 Rivers Archery
  • Q:

    what is the width of the Hickory blank and the bamboo backing?
    Asked on 3/28/2013 by Curt

    2 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I think the blanks started at 1 1/2 and i cut them to 1 1/4 at the center and tapered to 5/8 at the ends. Rob

      Answered on 3/28/2013 by Robl from Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The hickory blank will be between 1 1/2 and 1/14 inches. Most of them are closer to 1 1/2 inches.

      Answered on 3/29/2013 by Justin from 3Rivers Archery
  • Q:

    Would I be able to cut the length of this build down to something like 60"?
    Asked on 2/19/2013 by Sizzle

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      I would not recommend to cut this down to 60". Being an all wood bow it will not be as smooth if it were shorter. Also cutting this down it will have a lot more stress on the limbs possibly causing it to break.

      Answered on 2/20/2013 by Art from 3Rivers Archery
  • Q:

    Can i cut centre or past centre shelf without the need of glued on riser?
    Asked on 1/10/2013 by longbow freak from kuwait

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      I would not recommend cutting the shelf on this bow to center or past center. You will weaken the riser too much.

      Answered on 1/10/2013 by Justin from 3Rivers Archery
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