Take Down Conversion: How to Turn Your Mead All-Wood Composite Bow (or any wooden bow) into a Portable Take Down Bow: Time requirement approximately 1-hour

Watch Intro Video

Message from Dave Mead

This course includes simple step-by-video instructions for cutting your bow in half and building out a leather hinge that allows you to literally "fold your bow in half". Dave also covers how to customize your bow even more by shortening the limbs to increase power and speed if desired.

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Wooden Take Down Bow Conversion
    • Terms & Conditions, Disclaimers, and Waiver of Liability
    • Welcome & Materials Discussion
  • 2
    IN THE SHOP: The Conversion
    • Take Down Conversion: Step 1
    • Take Down Conversion: Step 2
  • 3
    Final Steps from Dave Mead
    • Dave Mead Take Down Final Thoughts

Materials & Tools Needed

The below are requirements in order to complete this course.


  • Thread or small diameter string
  • glue stick
  • 1x8 inch section of thick leather
  • (your bow)


  • Saw
  • torch/heat gun
  • clamps/vice
  • tape measure
  • pencil