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  1. Tom Turgeon - Q&A Bow Building Forum
    Determining the length of a riser when building bend-through-the-handle bows can be a bit confusing. Where do you start and why? What is gained or lost in the selection you make? But don’t allow questions like these to hold up your next- or especially- you FIRST bow build. Personally, I...
  2. Tom Turgeon - Q&A Bow Building Forum
    Replacing a riser just might give you a second chance on your bow build.... and an opportunity to save your bow. If you have ever made a significant error (aka too much or uneven amount of wood removal) on the riser section of a bow, don't sweat it. Risers can be replaced or rebuilt with a...
  3. General Archery Discussion
    All -- Two questions: 1. Do you all have a back-up release and if so, is it identical to what your primary is or different? What are the two brands/models? 2. Who makes good aftermarket handles for a Creed XS? I have a new one, with the wood handle, and want to swap it for something...
  4. Build Along
    I'm seasoning a naturally-reflexed, self-cut and split red oak stave for my first DIY, and expect to back it (after heat treating) with 1/8" hickory (to be ripped from a 2"x72" board). The stave is trimmed 2.1" wide, and quite straight grained to 66"+. I'm aiming for 53#@28 (but happy with...
  5. General Archery Discussion
    Since the World Championships in Ulsan 2009, where Oh Jin Hyek set two new world records for recurve, at 90m and FITA, I have been trying to figure out what bows were used along the years to set world records. Until now, I have figured out the following: 1. Recurve Men: FITA - 1386 points and...
  6. Bowhunting and Bowhunter Showcases
    A member of our archery club asked if I would make him and his young Son a set of knives with shed antlers he had as the handles. I agreed. I sent him all my blade forms and he picked a Nesmuk style blade. I did a bit of custom file work on the backbones of the blades to dress them up and...
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