Download: A 65 Pound Centershot PVC Bow Part 3 - Stringing and Shooting

By BackyardBowyer


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Part 1 -- Layout and Flattening -
Part 2 -- Lashing and Finishing -
Part 3 -- Stringing and Shooting -

After building the last double bow, I've tweaked the design a bit. This bow is double the weight of the last bow, pulling 65 pounds at 28 inches. It's a nice, smooth shooting bow. In the video it does creak a little from the overlapping limbs, but the creaking has already stopped completely. It's a powerful little bow and is completely centershot.

Thanks for watching and enjoy!

Here's a better description of some things you will need as well as links to videos and some items on Amazon.

2 x 3/4" Schedule 40 PVC pipe, 54 inches long

2 x 3/4" Schedule 40 PVC pipe, 5 inches long

3/4" Schedule 40 PVC pipe, 7 inches long

The heating trough is made of a non-conductive base like cardboard or wood shaped like a gutter or round tube, covered in a reflective material like aluminum foil or flashing.

Heat Gun or other heat source
Milwaukee Dual Heat (my heat gun) -
Dewalt Heat Gun (heard good things) -
Wagner Heat Gun (works well, not too shock resistant but very economical) -

How to Make a Centershot Double Bow Part 1 -- Flattening the Four Limbs -

Flattening Jig
Adjustable Flattening Jig --
Simple Flattening Jig --

Bar Clamp -

Poly Rope for Strings (keep in mind that the bow's weight should not exceed the safe load limit. Polyester usually has a higher load limit than polypropylene)
Polyester 3/16" -
Polypropylene 3/16"-
Polyester 5/32" -
Polypropylene 5/32"-

Nylon Thread for Wrapping -

My Books
Simple PVC Pipe Bows -
Take-Down Archery -
The Impossible Bow -
The Backyard Bowyer -