Building Your 1st Recurve Bow Riser

Building Your 1st Recurve Bow Riser



welcome to shore shut our tree today we're going to building a riser together the riser I will be using and building will be the MK x10 riser um it's an ILF riser and this is going to be a whole lot of fun building this together with you guys so let's get started on what you need so the things you need rubbing alcohol and q-tips um that's good for cleaning off your riser in the areas that you may hear things too for this build the only thing will be sticking on is the arrow rest I will be using a shibuya arrow rest next up we'll be using a fighter clicker arm for right now I'll be just using a m4 screw that came with the riser to attach the biter clicker to this riser I made a little mistake when ordering a clicker I ordered it for an American bow and not for this MK bow that came from Korea so the American bow uses an American screw where the MK bow uses a metric screw like the rest of the world so a little mistake on my part but I'll just be ordering another one for now though this m4 screw is going to do a great job securely fasten the clicker to this riser next up next tool you're going to need is some sort of allen key set and probably a Phillips head screw driver at the minimum MK provided all that here so we won't need a lot of tools laying around all in this nice block speaking about blocks we have our mounting block for our site that'll be going on the backside of this riser and the screws to attach Taft and last but not least the clicker plate will be attaching that to the riser as well so first off let's go and do the easy ones because I would say putting on the arrow rest is kind of the hardest part yes you want to make sure it's straight but you also have to clean the riser off so let's get done touching the rest of the riser first before we go and try to stick on the arrow rest that way we can avoid bumping into it while it uh you know ah here's so first off we're going to install our clicker plate so we got our plate we got our screw put those together and then we have the right-sized allen key already out and very easily just going to put one finger on it and screw it into the mounting hole on the riser now we're going to make sure that this is nice and snug we don't want to go you know too crazy I don't like strip the head or anything on this but uh you know make sure it's tight and yes it is nice and tight it's not moving anywhere looking very good and on to the next part putting together a riser at least the components that are going to allow you to shoot this riser are very simple for the most part so this is going to be a really straightforward build okay so next up we're putting the clicker on I'm going to readjust this a little bit I believe because we want to make sure it's the right height yep looks good and we're going to put the screw right in the middle there now normally for divider clickers they have a wheel but as I said before I got the wrong size so my mistake then take our allen key and screw that right down into the mounting hole on the riser now there are some clickers that do have an adhesive on them which is fine to use but if you're buying a higher end foe they should all have mounting points for a clicker to be screwed into them already built into the Izer so you shouldn't have any need of buying a clicker that has an adhesive pad on the back so we got that a tight for now it's up it's not moving anywhere again not too tight we're going to do some adjustments on this clickers placement when we actually get this bow strung up and tuned up and ready to shoot arrows next up we're going to put on the arrow rest so what we need here is some rubbing alcohol I'll be using 70% rubbing alcohol um you can use the 92 it's just a matter of getting the surface area clean so you want your rubbing alcohol on your q-tip and you're just going to clean the area that you're going to stick your arrow restaurant now since it's rubbing alcohol it's going to dry extremely quickly and you should actually for the most part be able to watch it dry as you put it on so that's going to be really convenient so once you see that it's dry you're going to take the heat of off the back of your arrow rest and carefully stick your arrow rest to your riser making sure that it's relatively straight now of course a higher end ers are going to have some adjustments and things like that so if it's not perfect you have one of two options you can adjust the arrow rest itself or take it off and probably put on a new adhesive backing either way though you want to be you know relatively accurate and consistent with putting this arrow rest on because it is where your arrow is going to sit and your plunger is going to stick through this arrow rest now as an additional tip if you would like and personally this is how I prefer to do it you get your biter plunger well I'm using a biter point you can use whatever plunger you like but you insert it into the back of your riser screw it in this way it's already going to pre line up the hole that you're trying to match your arrow rest to because you see that hole in the ars while your plunger is going to fit in between well if you don't have your plunger you know pre-installed because it's not tight or anything it's just sitting there holding its spot if you don't and you're off on the placement of your arrow rest you could end up having to rehear your arrow rest to your riser it just makes a mess out of it now hey if you got good accuracy and you can get it right there first try without blocking the hole then hey good for you but this is pretty much a more surefire way of getting it done correctly the first time right we got the backing on so I have it lined up conveniently is really neat about this riser however they they go through the milling process there is a lines that run on the riser itself so I lined up the arrow rest with those lines I have it right in the middle of the plunger and now all I have to do is press down and it's and this arrow rest will be stuck to this riser all right there we have we're good to go in the arrow rest um personally you probably shouldn't just go and throw limbs on this and shoot arrows out of it immediately I would give it a little bit of time um maybe half an hour um before you really start you know using this arrow rest just to make sure everything sticks it's you know a sticky adhesive it's not it is a type of glue but it's not like you're putting you know crazy glue or something on here on your riser um so I would just make sure that it's nicely pressed down and then just give it you know about a half an hour before you really start using it of course if you're at a tournament and you need an arrow rest then go for it you're more than more than welcome but just you know from personal experience last but not least we need somewhere to mount our sight so we have our sight block we have our two screws we're going to go and switch to the Phillips head screwdriver and now we are going to install the sight block you and there you have it a fully set up but we've installed all the major components the only thing we're missing now is limbs and a string of course you can go even further and put a stabilizer on it and of course you need a sight but other than that we have now set up a riser together so I hope you enjoyed watching and hope you learned something here or at least gave you an idea on what to expect when putting together your new riser so thank you for watching and as always happy shooting

8 Replies to “Building Your 1st Recurve Bow Riser”

  1. Good video!!! Hey, could I please get your opinion, on a ILF Riser? I've been eyeing the Krossen Xenia 25" Riser, and could you tell me what you think.

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  3. I also will use the same Shibuya rest for my bow. so for the rest alignment; do I need to have it lined up square to the riser/shelf, or do i need to lined it up square to the string?

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