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Offline 1/2primitive

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Glass recurves
« on: August 22, 2008, 12:10:00 PM »
Hey guys, I'm thinking about making a glass 'olympic' recurve. I know nothing about this or laminations or anything. So I am looking for some help and/or direction on how to go about this (thickness of glass and wood lams, what kind of wood, Kind of glue, ect.). I would like to make a 50 lb bow. One more thing, would maple work for a riser?

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Re: Glass recurves
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2008, 12:23:00 PM »
Sean, Contact Bingham Projects. They can give you any info you need as a beginner and suggest the best formula for the bow you want to build.
   I built a glass longbow a few years ago and called them and got to talk to one of the Binghams and he was very helpful and free with his info. Pat
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Re: Glass recurves
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2008, 12:25:00 PM »
Man!! Sean, if I lived as close to Wingnut and Jason as you do, I'd be at their shop all the time, pickin Jason's brain. (I'm not sayin Wingnut don't have a brain)  :bigsmyl:
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Re: Glass recurves
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2008, 01:46:00 PM »
Both good advice, longbows are a little easier for the first tho, IMO .

Some form info here...
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