Take Down Recurve 2 - Carbon and Bamboo


Take Down Recurve 2 - Carbon and Bamboo

This bow is 99% complete but I've so many other things going on I haven't got round to finishing it. Happy to sit on it and finish it when I want to shoot it. I was taking a few things to the extreme with this bow. I wanted super light and quick limbs so used heavily heat treated bamboo and carbon fibre in the limbs. I also made the largest wooden riser I've ever seen, using half a tree of bubingha.

The bow is now shootable and is unbelievably stable. I was aiming for a 68" bow around 40# at 28" and it's just a tad under. I know I'm going to enjoy shooting this beast when I next have a play in the barebow class. I may just need a wheel barrow to move it around the woods or hire a caddy.

Again lots of experimentation with new materials, lots of learning with tillering since I need to straighten a bit of a twist out of the limbs. I'm very pleased with where this one is at the moment. Piccies just show a few steps along the way to making the bow. The first is comparing the goliath bow to a little Howatt Hi Speed (the radiator was off at the time of the piccy). It now sits on the top of my bow rack casting a shadow over all the smaller bows beneath!

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