Constructing a more complex bow
July 19, 2016 11:46pm CST
Depending how this ends up looking, I may post a picture of it...but right now, I'm not too sure. I don't know why I had the idea, but for some reason, I wanted to construct a bow that I could ajust the draw weight by via different limbs attached to a stalk in the middle-a wooden molded stalk which would have a rest for the arrow-that is, more or less the standard norm these days. There were also practical reasons, with shorter limbs it's easier for me to shape the material, and messing up on a 15 inch piece of material is not as bad as messing up on a 49 inch piece of material. Now there is the possibility for more things to go wrong with it of course, but, with a 3 piece bow, things can be replaced. Alas, with first attempts, things will go wrong. With the different limbs I am aiming for a variation of a lighter 40 lbs, and a heavier 60. My main fear is how the reaction time of the bow will end up-that is really the main concern right now...but, it's being designed to carry the weight and speed in the limbs, not the stalk.
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20 Jul 16
In regards to this, I may have to use different strings for the different lenths-but besides this, not so much. Sometimes I use thicker strings for different things though, the main reason for this is reaction speed of the bow-I am kinda picky about those things;), even the kinds of arrows I use with different bows, or in some cases, style of fletching. Little things like this actually can have a large sway in the performance of the arrows and bow...but, I'm kinda a nerd about this;).
21 Jul 16
@HebrewGreekStudies not at all! it's interesting stuff. In general, I was under the assumption changing the bow weight means tweaks need to be made in terms of strings and let you said arrows, and even the fletch. arrow head and weight also matters