Bill Smith: Most of the used skis on ebay will cost you $50 or more plus sometimes a
very high shipping fee.
Stoney Lonsome: I like everything except the finish on the limbs and the way they attach. I
would prefer a way to remove and attach them without needing any tools. I
also noticed that on my Fred Bear 76er take down bow the limbs are wrapped
with some kind of rubber on the ends that attach, it tightens them and
quietens the bow considerably. It also reduces wear on the limbs in this
crucial area. Just some suggestions, thanks for sharing.
Stew Pedaso: I am almost ready to start cutting the wood for the riser and I had a
question. If I want to buy a bow string what length is it. I'll be using
this for bow fishing...hopefully
Cody Folsom: The reason it damages your veins is the rock on the arrow needs to be
turned so that two veins touch the felt not one or one is in the direct
path to be sliced off
NanoRobotGeek: i found second hand skis for 1 dollar pick up only =P
Noah Zahn: there are bows on ebay that cost 40$
Hristo Taushanov: I've got the same skiis a long time ago, waiting to find out hot to convert
them in a bow, and now I know how thanks to you! Thank you!!!
Zack Haman: Im looking to make a bow similar to this one but i was going to steam bend
the two ends, do you think that would work or would it lose its ability to
bend back? also do you think hickory would be a good wood to use? and what
should the dimensions be for the two end pieces (thickness, width, and
length) my arms are quite long about 6 feet from one to the other so im not
sure how big long to make them. Thanks :)
Shortyaustralia: u sound like u are reading a script !! ... only let down :P nice bow though
meanman1992: sweet keen to see it
meanman1992: you will probably have to make your own limbs from scratch
Nick Primm: Where did you gef the bolts?
Kvestak: hey, realy nice, now im realy interested in making one of these.. im realy
tight on the budget so can u tell me about how much did all of this cost -
minus the tools and wood.. i mean u said skis about 15$ (i think) and if
there is anythhing more pls tell me, if u see this!! greetings from Croatia
Simo Victor: Thx dude you're awsome :D
Shortyaustralia: @meanman1992 dats ok :) public speaking's just one of those things that
looks easier than it is :P the only problem for me is that i live in
Australia, so its almost impossible to find ski's :) and we don't have any
good woods for bows
DingoDave19: I enjoyed your first tutorial on Takedown Bow but this one is much better
as you have slowed down your presentation and I can follow it better. Keep
Hazehellivo: You can also go to a scrapyard and buy a car leaf spring, much cheaper then
pyrexian26: nice paint job!
aj torres: good video but dude you kinda seem like a pickle
meanman1992: sounds like you expect it to be simple. deflection of a
and secondmomentofarea for a rectangle crossection = width*thickness^3/12
you can't apply this directly since limbs do not have a consistent cross
section but it does give you some idea that the load is roughly
proportional to the thickness cubed, roughly inversely proportional to the
length cubed and roughly proportional to the width does that help??
Lorenzo Ruberti: People have made limbs for this type of bow out of pvc pipes.. I guess its
less effective or durable - i think the best you can find without expensive
import of crazy materials and way too fancy tools. there are video's out
here on YouTube, think you are capable of typing the right keywords, right?
skatingisthebest14: Hey, that other dude is wearing my beanie! Nice bow btw, and good tutorial.
Peter Drinkwater: Soo cool . What is the thickness of yous limbs?
Willy T: Thanks for taking the time. Great video.
SangoProductions21: ah, ok
meanman1992: ahhh buy some skis
Luna Sparkle: if you dont have skis is their a good flexable wood you can use?
Nathan Burt: Where are you standing during the disclaimer? Beautifull view :D
balbin23: great bow ! did you remove all aluminium from skiis and you are left with
just fiber glass??
Matthew Cote: Question, how do you prep the limbs if you are using the fiberglass skis?
Klaus Rupert: Not be sorry about the wind. Wind is everywhere!! XD
ScreamenStephen: Hey, love the video! Gonna give it a try. Just a couple questions, removing
the plastic like you did, does that weaken the limb and would it be a smart
idea to put a fiberglass backing on the limbs to to make them stronger?
Ray fisher: cool
brian barnes: i made three bows using one pair of ski's , the ski's had carbon fibre in
them one bow has 45lbs draw weight the second has 50 lbs draw weight the
third bow i used the two back halves of the ski's and it has 75 lbs @ 26"
...... ski's work great... nice job on the video .
RC Model Planes: Skis ... what a great idea.
meanman1992: @ScreamenStephen well no doubt it does to some extent but I doubt much
though, if you don't remove the plastic than you will not be able to get to
the screws that hold on the metal rim on the out side, if your skis have
them, and yeah fibre glass with make them stronger if that's what you want
however, I would probably put it on the other side of the limbs because im
pretty sure fibre glass works better in tension rather than compression
meanman1992: @jacksonhobbs1 that's great to hear
Klaus Weber: like
meanman1992: mt keria Wollongong Australia
denny mears: good job mate
meanman1992: not sure
Pat Formston: Lev get away from that mirror.
Kent Meza: Nice .... I love it ,
TheKremit: Hey great tutorial mate!!! Good to hear another aussie on the youtube!!
César broch: Muchas Gracias.
Jon Derbidge: go to di
TheUtican2000: U look gay and u sound gay
MrDED900: Could you
trackerbuckmann1111: you can cut out a strip of thin guage of flexible sheetmetal and apply
many, many layers of fiberglass yourself. carbon fiber is another option.
this process isnt hard, but t is rather time consuming. it will provide you
with a better end result, however because you can build the limbs up until
the desired draw weight is reached.
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