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Penobscot stave Primary floor tillered
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Penobscot stave Primary (floor tillered)

Penobscot stave Primary (floor tillered)

Not much handshock on these bows eather. Such a simple design and comfortable to shoot with the narrow handle. Fast too! The back strings on this bow minimize string follow adding speed. This is one of the most versatile and sweet shooting bows you will ever encounter and is relativly easy to make.

The Penobscot bow Primary or Floortillered bow is an easy way to make a working replica indian bow with adjustable draw weight , minimal string follow , speed and low handshock.

The Penobscot Primary bow includes the main bow and string , the shorter back bow and String for the back bow. All you need to provide is a bit of glue for attaching the back bow and some time. The work you will need to do is simple. do the finish tillering to the main bow and drop it to the required draweight minus 10 lbs. The back bow is already finished tillered for you. Attach the back bow to the main bow by glueing it on and then tie the back strings into place.

The tighter you get the back strings the higher the draw weight. Here is a hint. Bend the main limbs backward a little bit by putting the tips on a 2" wood block and clamping the handle down . Now tie the back strings on and when you release the clamp you will have very tight strings. The higher the block the tighter the back strings will be. BE careful not to use blocks higher than 4". Four inch blocks are as high as we have gone. Now Shave the handle area narrow to fit comfortably and apply finish. DONE! You can also tighten the back strings by twisting them shorter or longer to make the draw weight increase or decrease. Its really easier than it looks.


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