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J. R. Harp
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Just curious to see if any one has built a small kids bow (that looks more like a custom bow to match dads) and what length, laminations, ect to do it with. Thanks for any help
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I think I have a router template for a 48/50" but no paper plans for it...

It is a D/r just like my 58/60"

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jess stuart
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Here is a picture of a couple of recent kids longbows. They are 46" lone with a 12" riser. I use 2" .040 glass and split it in half allowing one and half bows from a single strip of glass. With a stack of about .240 I get 20# @ 20", they shoot well and look very similar to a full size longbow.

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Do you mean you pull it off the form and cut down the centerline for two bows?

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Monterey no. I cut the glass into one inch strips before glue up. I have a one inch wide form. I use a sharp utility knife and straight edge. I am careful to not use to much pressure on the knife, several passed is the key to getting a good cut.
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Do you do the same with 2" cores?

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jess stuart
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I grind my own so, I usually cut them to one inch width before grinding. One could split in the same manner if you needed to.
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I grind my own so, I usually cut them to one inch width before grinding. One could split in the same manner if you needed to.
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Jess those are awesome youth bows.
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