Guys I need some help and advice. I have recently had two bows were the handle has separated. The attached photo is of the most recent one. The handle on this hickory backed hickory has begun to separate where the riser joins the bow below the arrow pass. I would like to save this bow if I can. Would removing it and after tacking the back down flush with the limbs then attaching a thin piece of hickory that extends beyond the riser about 5 or 6 inches help retain the handle? Any suggestions for future builds that will alleviate this problem will be helpful.
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You need to learn how to do your riser. all you need is 4" for your hand grip area. your fades need to be longer and FADE into the riser, a angle like this \_______/ is no good. Read this first page about fades http://poorfolkbows.com/ipe1.htm I cant get a picture to load at this time
If you pick one of the methods described in Mad Max's link, you shouldn't have any problems. Lately I've been using a power lam described in the 1st method on the link, and that allows you to get by with a smaller handle, which I find looks better. The last method described in the link is probably the strongest. If I was concerned at all about the handle I would make sure the fade runs into the belly wood a decent amount like in the photo.
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