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David Petersen
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No I haven’t. But I have made several dozen bows, including several take-downs. More importantly, this question has come up here before. And everyone, as I recall, agreed, as I do, that it’s a real bad idea. Any sort of coupling device changes the tillering. So a bow should be made from the get-go as either a one-piece or a take-down. Best bet is to sell the one-piece and buy a take-down. I for one will never ever buy or build another bow that’s not a take-down, and I take only one flight with a bow per year, if that. They’re also great for backpacking, and if you need to send them someplace by mail, etc. IMHO