Recurve Takedown Bow Plans

You will learn about shaping and tillering and the hundreds of things that can screw up on you in building a bow. Starting here I’ll post my progress on making this bow and the problems encountered. The bottom line: When choosing a bow case for road trips, be sure you have room to pack ALL of your equipment. The limbs were a bit longer for the larger riser to keep it looking a square to make an even line across the ski and cut it to size with a hacksaw. The 18” Apogee riser is available on only a limited basis by special order only.

Our main objective is that these Archery Bow Template images gallery can be a guide for you, give you more inspiration and also bring you what you search. Longbow is 1 1/2 wide the length is how long you design and the height is the design and shape of the riser. Take a little bit of time to play and arrange the strips of wood to create some interesting color (cutting with the grain) all the strips to the same width on a table saw. It looks like I’ve simply re-invented the bow from Clarence Hickman’s 1938 patent.

Although it will be slightly different for each bow a good ballpark range is around 7” for the brace make the twisted string that will actually go on the bow, cut a piece of twine that is three times the length of the twine just used to string the bow.A video showing how to twist the string is below. These cases, usually made of heavy duty fabrics and lined with foam, are made for compound, recurve and takedown bows.

To stop the head of the bolt from biting into the back of the riser its necessary to counter sink the holes. You don’t have to mess with paperwork and permits even though in the right hands the Bow & Arrow is equally as deadly. This is a great option for recurve and compound shooters who want to ensure their bow and all of its accessories are well-protected. Legal limitations and laws are much more lax on the Bow & Arrow than they are with guns and bullets. To make a modern PR recurve with almost all of the bend near the tips requires more laminations, because the working part of the limb is not significantly curved.

After a 2 hour trip that morning to get a small piece of wood, I decided to put the riser together. If you shave too much material from the tips you can compromise the integrity of the bow. Alright, so I had some free time today to work on the riser… I now wish I would have called a few buddys over, drink some beer and play on the slackline. A 14” solid-aluminum riser will weigh two pounds, or 14 ounces more than the exact same riser in exotic wood.

The top surface of the bottom section must be perfectly flat and at a right angle, or the bow will have twist in it when glued. If the angle is greater the limbs won’t flex as much when pulled resulting in less powerful bow. For a weak recurve (25lbs or less) it’s not necessary to reinforce the tips of the limbs. Not only is the bow itself affordable, but the ammunition (arrows) are cost effective too. That’s amazing I am looking forward to seeing it. I want to build another maybe out of PVC or even just make wood limbs for this instructable bow. Creating the footed riser is an extremely time consuming and labor intensive endeavor.

Since I am building the riser primarily out of walnut, I wanted to get something that would stand out. When we talk about Archery Bow Template, scroll the page to see several related pictures to complete your references. Aluminum arrows have an extremely narrow spine band for each shaft size and with variations from shooter to shooter, finding the right aluminum arrow for your traditional bow was a genuine nightmare.

I also took that print out of the riser and taped it to my riser so I could start to finalize my riser design. The color scheme is called new desert camo and this laminated block is called their Coreflex/Superflex riser material. I think a bow is an awesome item in a survival bag, I didn’t realize they could break down into three pieces and have such a small footprint.


Rough cutting the riser is best done with a band saw, but a scroll saw like the one here will do just as well. The same goes for a power lam (which I’m not using here on this bow) which is placed at the ends of the riser and changes the dynamics of where the working portion of the limb will be i.e closer the the riser or further out in the limb. So perhaps the holes didn’t quite line up when you put the bolt through the limb and your bow may look a bit like this! It’s not only an amazing build, but probably the most comprehensive instructions I’ve seen on a bow.

Determine how far down you want to countersink the holes by holding the bolts across the limb and riser as shown below. I replied that once before I handed a bow to a guy who immediately noticed the i-beam construction, and he turned out to be an engineer. The long package contained the laminations for the limb, a metal press strip for the bow vise, and a laminated tapered strip, and Formica strip for the top surface of the lower section of the bow press.

I once handed this bow to a fellow in a motorcycle shop, he looked at the contour of the riser and pointed out something about the design that made it special (wish I could remember what he said). After the glue was cured I cleaned up the riser with a sander on the drill press as well as the belt sander. Just a box made from 1” foam and a couple 75w light bulbs mounted on a board that heat it. After this cook, this one is getting scrapped and will be building a new one just like it. Its worn out and just needs replaced. Before making the twisted string, determine how long it will need to be by stringing your bow with a bit of untwisted twine.

Ideally I would like to build a 1 piece all wood bow I just need to figure out how to go about making a clamping mold and what kind of wood to use with out breaking the bank, a brand new recurve that would fit my needs is around $180-$220 I would like to make one for $100 or cheaper. Those are the thicker pieces of wood right where the limbs bolt onto the riser. However, the more I angle it back, the less help I get from the recurve effect.

To make the twisted string that will actually go on the bow, cut a piece of twine that is three times the length of the twine just used to string the bow. As long as the riser satisfies those three things it doesn’t matter what it looks like. If you have a band saw, cutting the shelf is rather simple – just do the same thing as you did to rough-cut the shape of the riser.

This Easton 7-piece archery beginner recurve bow kit includes everything you need for fun at the archery range. I am in no way trying to take someone else’s idea and I was not the first person to invent the idea and I dont believe he was either. So… if any injuries and/or damages resulting from this crossbow design, i will not take any responsibility for providing the plans.

If you are lucky, your riser is the right length and has plenty of adjustment, and your longbow limbs limb length, rocker angles, and draw weight curves all work out you can get a pretty sweet shooting longbow out of a recurve riser. Walmart Product Care Plans cover 100% of the cost for repair or replacement, including shipping charges for the exchange. They are similar but there are really so many ways you can build a bow like this one. All Blacktail bow risers are warranted against breakage or cracks for the life of the bow.

I call it that because it uses light bulbs to generate the heat needed to cure the glued-up bow. Since it’s introduction in 2001 Blacktail’s proprietary ‘footed’ riser quickly became our most requested option and is now standard on all Blacktail bow models. It is recommended to unstring your bow if you do not plan to be shooting for more than a week. Not all of the force that is stored in the bow by pulling the string is transferred to the arrow on release.

The further the string can be pulled and the limbs can flex without breaking the stronger the bow. Its just too thin and take a risk of it cracking during glue up. Will stick with the original plan of the spalt. If you don’t have the vertical stablity you can take the string and with minimal effort move it up and down – totally changing the shape of the limb. At only 1.3 pounds or 590 grams, the Easton recurve is easy to handle and the ideal starter set up for any aspiring archer.

Draw Weight: 40lb (we have 30-60lb of this bow, if you need, pls contact me. 45lbs Archery Hunting Recurve Bow Han Dynasty Traditional Snake Skin Long Bow. The footed limb does not impact the bow’s performance, yet greatly enhances appearance, taking the bow to a whole new level aesthetically. Extreme temperatures and persistent moisture can warp limbs and permanently damage any bow. This means the limbs will travel at lower speeds over shorter distances, reducing their kinetic energy, and increasing bow efficiency.