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Offline Onski316

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Shelf build-up
« on: August 24, 2021, 04:42:10 PM »
I have a handful of vintage bows I like shooting off the shelf but their shelves are very flat. I like using Bear Hair rest. What do you do to build up your shelves under the rugs?

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Re: Shelf build-up
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2021, 07:18:14 PM »
I came across a piece of leather somewhere that is about 1/8” thick.  I have made several shelf rests out of it for old Bear and other bows where I wanted a little more radius in the shelf.  I cut a piece in the shape I want and then bevel the top with a single edge razor blade to get the radius I want.  I leave the middle 1/8” and bevel the ends down to about 1/16”. I stick it to the shelf with double sided carpet tape.

I probably have more than a lifetime supply left of the stuff, so if you would like a piece big enough to make a shelf rest, shoot me a PM and I’ll mail you one.

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Offline Onski316

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Re: Shelf build-up
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2021, 08:21:36 PM »
That's a really good idea! I think I have some around here somewhere too. If I can't find mine, I will definitely hit you up. Thanks!

Offline gifford, MO

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Re: Shelf build-up
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2021, 04:53:31 PM »
I found the same thing with a couple of my old bows, flat arrow shelfs. Quick way to get an elevated rest is get some velcro strips and dots. I did this with my Root Target Master, circa mid-late 50s, it worked fine. Try one or two dots on the shelf and then the strip velcro.

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