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kid bows
« on: November 02, 2020, 07:35:16 AM »
I have a guy wanting to build his son a bow draw length at 15"  - 36" long  (5 year old)
 
Anybody help me?

Bout like roy shoots?  :laughing:

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Re: kid bows
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2020, 07:43:43 AM »
Have him make it about 5 pounds, like most of your bows are:)

Kids bows are tuff cause they are shorter, so they need to be way thinner and narrow.

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Re: kid bows
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2020, 10:35:39 AM »
Talk to jess stuart.  I made a couple of them but they were for bigger kids.  Also,  I'm not done learning about it.  :)
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Re: kid bows
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2020, 11:37:55 AM »
I'd make kids bows so they can grow into them, up to 45#@26" or so. At 15" that would only be 12# to 15#. Once they can handle 40# it will be time to upgrade.
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Re: kid bows
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2020, 02:28:01 PM »
PatB has the right idea, IMHO -- a slightly larger bow -- say 48".  With a draw weight of 12-15# at 15" and a bit more than double that at 22-24".  I've build a couple bamboo-slat self bows like that for friend's kids.
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Re: kid bows
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2020, 03:28:09 PM »
.030 glass. 3/4 wide and thinking .100 x .001
I got one will measure it up for ya.
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Re: kid bows
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2020, 04:18:22 PM »
Thanks!!!
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Re: kid bows
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2020, 03:35:05 PM »
Hi, made one recently for my friends nephew for his 7th birthday. 48" long, 1" wide to 1/2" tips. Stack was 0.250"  1mm bearpaw glass(thats all I had) .004 taper, bamboo core and padouk riser.17#@20"

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Re: kid bows
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2020, 03:42:14 PM »
This one I got is 38 N to N 12 in riser. .153 parallel and 10 @ 15
And maybe an inch of reflex above the front of the riser. A twig over 5/8s wide.
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Re: kid bows
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2020, 09:00:31 PM »
I build a kids longbow with 12" riser and one inch glass and lams.   A .200 stack will give me about 18# @ 20".  You can get three  bows out of two pieces of glass which makes them pretty cost effective.  Good little shooters too.

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Re: kid bows
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2020, 08:55:05 AM »
Thanks guys!! Jess, what is the ntn length on that bow?
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Re: kid bows
« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2020, 11:41:33 AM »
Kenny, I make it 46" and a overall length of 48".  Two 1x48 and two 1 x24 pieces from each strip of glass.

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Re: kid bows
« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2020, 12:03:34 PM »
There ya go ole timer, that size bow would be perfect for yer short A$$:)

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Re: kid bows
« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2020, 12:53:35 PM »
Hey, I'm short, but a knuckle dragger,  none of the draw length things pertain to me. :laughing:

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Re: kid bows
« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2020, 07:14:48 PM »
My 36" NTN (37" overall length) youth bow, is a deflex reflex design, and I use a 10 1/2" riser, make the limbs 7/8" - 1" wide, and a .125 stack gives me a 15# @ 21" bow, it's about 8# @ 15".  I hope this helps.
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Re: kid bows
« Reply #16 on: November 15, 2020, 08:02:23 PM »
Yes Sir!! :thumbsup:
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