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Fine Tuning and Stringing the PVC Bow - Flattened PVC Pipe Horse Bow With Wood Siyahs Part 4 of 4

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Published on Feb 18, 2012

Welcome to the fourth part of our flattened PVC pipe horse bow video! We're almost done, so just hold on.

This section is all about using heat to adjust the flex of the bow's limbs by expanding or flattening sections much like the tillering process on a wood bow. While it can be tough, we will try to retain as much reflex as we can in this bow. Now if reflex is not important to you, the bow's limbs could simply be heated and flexed into a deflex, which will take a lot of stress out of the bow.

Once the bow is finished it needs to be shot through about a hundred times or so to see if any problems will arise. If you made your bow about 20% longer than this bow, you should not have to do this step (your bow will also have a feather-light draw if made with 3/4" pipe).

In the next section we will go over ways to finish the bow as well as a variety of siyah shapes and styles that are possible.

Thanks for watching!

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