When developing a selfbow from a natural bow stave split from a tree you’ll undoubtedly be handling the qualities fundamental in that stave. Finding out how to bring a longbow or recurve to life from natural products is among the interesting elements of weapon structure.
One typical bow structure issues is dealing with a stave that may not be big sufficient or deep sufficient to construct the type of bow deal with or riser that we desire. These thin staves are an inescapable outcome of collecting your own bow wood. Instead of dismissing them as just helpful for kids bows, or possibly a bendy deal with D bow style, let’s have a look at how to develop the riser area so we’ll have sufficient wood to deal with.
In this video Clay Hayes demonstrates how to develop the bow stave riser area by laminating another block of wood onto the stave. Clay utilizes a belt sander to flatten both the stave and additional wood, ensuring that both surface areas are completely flat to guarantee a thin glue line. If you do not have a belt sander you might glue some 50 grit sandpaper to a board and usage that to flatten the pieces.
To make it much easier to flatten the riser area, a few of the wood needs to be gotten rid of from the stomach side of the limbs so the riser is above them. This will make more sense in the video. That method just the riser is available in contact with the sander that makes it much easier to flatten. This technique likewise works terrific for developing the riser for a stiff deal with on a board bow.
Clay utilizes titebond 3 wood glue to glue up the riser on this bow. This is an extremely hard and water resistant wood glue.
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