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ok so i got bored today and wanted to build a bow grip, i was wondering if anyone has built one already or am i gonna be the first? i'm currently sanding on the block of wood i cut out for the grip,

Hoping it works,
Scotty
 

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Keep us posted.
 

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It has been done. I'm slowly working on a set of panels for my bear. Keep us posted tho.
 

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i made some for my bear element out of poplar w/ golden oak stain, turned out alot better than i expected..i have pics on here somewere..
 

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nice, didn't think anyone has done this before, my question is, what are panels for a bow? i still gotta lot more sanding to do and cutting to do, need a bandsaw for the rest of the cutting though, hoping my engineering teacher will let me use the bandsaw at school. i started the grip from decking wood and cut it out with a jigsaw, so far here's what i have,

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Panels or side plates, I've heard them called both. I personally don't like big bulky grips.

These are the factory panels on my bear. Making a set thats a little more form fitted to my hand.
 

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Saw

use a coping saw you can do alot more detail and cut tighter corners leave the lines and file or sand to them. I made all the handles for my dragster out of walnut and they have 4 side pates per steering wheel. Good start you have going
 

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coping saw? don't think my dad has one nor does my high school, don't have the money to go out buy one either with parents paying bills, trying to buy tickets for a monster truck show or see iron man 2 and having to get me a cell phone charger now, i ain't too worried about details anyhow,

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coping saw is the way to go,i used one on my plates
 

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I made a grip for my dxt it wasn't that hard I used a table saw a band saw and a belt sander and I shoot better with it too
 

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coping saw? don't think my dad has one nor does my high school, don't have the money to go out buy one either with parents paying bills, trying to buy tickets for a monster truck show or see iron man 2 and having to get me a cell phone charger now, i ain't too worried about details anyhow,

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Coping saws are cheap. Scroll saw is the motorized version and most all high school shop classes have one of those.
 

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don't think my dad has one

i'll have to see if my teacher has one, i still wanna use the band saw

Use the band saw to remove the bulk of the wood. A coping/scroll saw is for the more detailed stuff. They have fine blades that you can cut a tight radius with. If you have ever seen inlay work of a picture or something with really small details most often its done with a scroll saw.


A bit more detailed than a bow grip but was done with a scroll saw
 

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I just finished mine. Its made of very high quality printer paper and some heavy duty packing tape;)

Sold my grip and waiting for my other one to come in. And its just so my hands dont get sticky from the little bit of adhesive left on the riser.
 

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Here's one Dad and I made for my Bowtech 101st Airborne. It is made out of purple heart and curly maple.
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The grip on my Xforce was just way too small and made it hard to get good stable shots. I took the rubber strap that goes around the inside of a bicycle tire and wraped it around my handle giving me more to grip onto. Works like a charm and best part it was freee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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The grip on my Xforce was just way too small and made it hard to get good stable shots. I took the rubber strap that goes around the inside of a bicycle tire and wraped it around my handle giving me more to grip onto. Works like a charm and best part it was freee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
doesn't limbsaver have something like that that silences the bow a little bit?

Scotty
 
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