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

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Part 1 -- Layout and Flattening - http://youtu.be/jAzv-wi6BR0
Part 2 -- Lashing and Finishing - http://youtu.be/Edl9owA3Cng
Part 3 -- Stringing and Shooting - http://youtu.be/jZadHLbuKLw

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) - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00004TI25/?tag=backyardbowye-20
Dewalt Heat Gun (heard good things) - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00307B4P0/?tag=backyardbowye-20
Wagner Heat Gun (works well, not too shock resistant but very economical) - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00004TUCV/?tag=backyardbowye-20

How to Make a Centershot Double Bow Part 1 -- Flattening the Four Limbs - http://youtu.be/IZ2MWQPL_no

Flattening Jig
Adjustable Flattening Jig -- http://youtu.be/i1Eub3KWSRI
Simple Flattening Jig -- http://youtu.be/XaLi5_-XXek

Bar Clamp - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0000224BP/?tag=backyardbowye-20

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" - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0078RUD6E/?tag=backyardbowye-20
Polypropylene 3/16"- http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002T44UJW/?tag=backyardbowye-20
Polyester 5/32" - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005TLVAUE/?tag=backyardbowye-20
Polypropylene 5/32"- http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0014CZXSM/?tag=backyardbowye-20

Nylon Thread for Wrapping - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00114Q1U2/?tag=backyardbowye-20

My Books
Simple PVC Pipe Bows - http://www.amazon.com/dp/1478140917/?tag=backyardbowye-20
Take-Down Archery - http://www.amazon.com/dp/1479348481/?tag=backyardbowye-20
The Impossible Bow - http://www.amazon.com/dp/098324815X/?tag=backyardbowye-20
The Backyard Bowyer - http://www.amazon.com/dp/0983248109/?tag=backyardbowye-20