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Gavin_benton
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So if you were to get a hickory stave what would you back it with?
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Nothing. If you get a hickory stave or board with fairly straight grain you don't need to back it. Hickory is an awesome backing!

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Life is too short to use marginal bow wood

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I guess you have to ask yourself a few questions to determine where to start.
-what's your budget
-what do you want to do with the bow; hunt or target shoot
-would you rather a fiberglass or all wood bow.

An all wood board bow is a good place for beginners to start because of the low upfront cost and they can be made with minimal tools.
But from your comments it seems that your are more interested in fiberglass bows. You have a lot more freedom with fiberglass bows to add things like veneers and exotic risers. I would start with plans from someone like Kenny, who has a proven design with step by step instructions on how to build the bow. You can customize a few things that fit your taste. The only drawback is that you'll have a larger investment to get started.

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Life is too short to use marginal bow wood

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kennym
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quote:
Originally posted by Gavin_benton:
I worded it wrong... So I had planned on backing it with bo tuff or stabilkore and then using an exotic as a veneer. Is that okay to do? Sorry for the confusion

I think a few have tried this and the glass overpowers the wood without belly glass. Going off memory, maybe someone who has done it will speak up .

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Oh, and you will want the veneer under glass IMO.

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