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i'm eventually going to back one of my bows with a rattlesnake hide, mostly for the cool factor, but partly for the aesthetics view. this will be after i get the bow making process down pat though. does anyone have a good link for that, or some detailed instructions for it? i want this bow to be my unbreakeable, lifelong bow, and the bows i make along the way i'll give to my kids for practice. thanks in advance.
 

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Make sure you use an air dried skin and not a tanned one.
 

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i've read that a bow backed with sinew or skins needs to be bonded with hide glue. also, i've heard that no matter how much care is taken, the life expectancy of a bow is only 30 years. that may be a lifelong bow, but i would be careful if your kids use it too roughly.
 

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Kegan,I think there is a web site called" horsefeathers" it may be helpful.:ninja:
 

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Ferret's site is a great place for selfbow information.
 
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