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elk ninja:
Gang, here goes, I am going to try to post a build along of a youth bow that is very easy...this is my first build along, so hang with me here and we'll get through it!  I am not a great photographer so you'll have to use your imagination some, and if you have ANY questions, email or PM me, I'd be more than happy to answer them.  So now, without further "adoo"...

Equipment list:
two 48"X 1.5"x .25" red oak planks (home depot)
Wood glue
small band saw is helpfull
belt sander is helpfull
finish sandpaper
stain (optional)
leather for handle (optional)


elk ninja:
Nets you are going to need to do some cutting...for this one I am stacking four 6" long pieces of the .25" board...math isn't my strong suit, but I think that is 1.25" total thickness for the handle.  These are 6" long and smack in the middle of the uncut slab.  Also, while you are at it, cut two 2" pices for tip reinforcement.




elk ninja:
Now it's time to glue everything together....I know, I know, in the equipment list I forgot clamps, so drag those out, line everything up and glue it together.  I'm using "great planes" wood glue and it seems to be similar to titebond 2, I just had some around because I am building a RC plane too.





elk ninja:
Let the whole assembly sit overnight (or however long your glue of choice takes the set up properly), and now it's time to begin laying some lines out and planning the bow...these pictures really didn't turn out great, so put on you imaginary hats...

elk ninja:
That last shot is of the tip after I cut it on the band saw... so that's it for now, I am going to have to get back over to my Dad's workshop to use his belt sander to continue the project, so it may be a few days, but I hope you'll join me then.  Here are my dimensions so the pictures make a little more are .5" wide, and the limb width fade begins 1.5" out from the riser.  This particular model is going to have an arrow shelf, which I haven't sone before, so we'll see how that comes out.  Length of the bow is 48", race height is somewhere in the neighborhood of 5-6" and draw weight will probably come in at 10-15#, but I am just guessing there, as I am one of the po' folk out there who don't have a bow scale...So until next time,
Semper Fi


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