Do-it-yourself recurve

Have the urge to build your own recurve bow but have no idea where to start? David Radtke can help you. In an illustrated, online article for American Woodworker, Radtke takes you through all the steps to creating a finished bow.

David Radtke writes:

Several years ago I built my own wood and fiberglass recurve bow from a kit. The “recurve” refers to the way the bow curves away from the shooter at the tips. This gives the bow more snap when the arrow is released. Building the bow was almost as exciting as shooting it. Since then I’ve built several bows, each with a feel and character of its own. They’re beautiful to look at and fun to use. There aren’t too many woodworking projects you can play with outdoors!