QUESTION: How do I measure the length of my traditional bow? ANSWER: The easiest way to measure the length of your traditional bow is to start at the string groove, follow the curvature of the limb along the belly side of the bow, across the riser area, and follow the curvature of the other limb […]Read More →
QUESTION: What are the differences between Dacron, Fast Flight Plus and D97 bow strings for traditional bows?
QUESTION: What are the differences between Dacron, Fast Flight Plus and D97 bow strings for traditional bows? ANSWER: Dacron bow strings are the standard for traditional bows. They are abrasion resistant, durable and consistent. Fast Flight Plus and D97 bow strings work very well with traditional bows and are made of high performance string material. […]Read More →
QUESTION: How long will it take you to process my order? ANSWER: For a custom order including wood or cane core laminations, risers, tapered wedges, or phenolic accents, you should anticipate anywhere from 1-2 days for processing, depending on the season. Winter is routinely the busiest season so please expect a slightly longer processing time. […]Read More →
QUESTION: How to build a traditional Recurve bow or Longbow? ANSWER: You can click HERE to be linked to the First Time Bowyer page. That page will give you a good rundown on everything you will need to get started.Read More →
QUESTION: How do I determine the thickness of my limb kit (lamination stack)? ANSWER: The thickness of your limb kit directly determines the poundage of the bow. In a recurve bow, a change of .001 of an inch may roughly translate to a 1 pound change in draw weight. In a longbow, .003 of […]Read More →
QUESTION: How do I correct limb twist on a traditional bow, Recurve or Longbow? ANSWER: First, make an 18” long tillering stick and place it between the bow riser and string. At this distance, any limb twist will be at its worst. Place the bow on the work bench and sight down from the tip towards the riser. […]Read More →