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Reply #45 - Feb 20th, 2021 at 5:06pm
 
Another day.
Another bow.

So I went ahead and shaped a new bow just today (also from the tree I cut down to make my former). And hopefully the head of the nail was hit with this one. I actually went ahead and did some proper tillering of the limbs so they bend far more evenly than with my other bows. This afternoon I strung it and it will be left so till afternoon tomorrow. BOY it has been difficult to keep my fingers off the string.   

Are there any general rules concerning string length and how long you can draw it?
In the video the man says you can draw it as far back as the length of the bow's limbs.

Martin_Greywolf wrote on Feb 20th, 2021 at 8:05am:
You never, ever, leave a bow strung

I read that newly crafted bows have to be left strung for a day or so to break it in. But thanks for the tip of not leaving it strung at all times.

Morphy wrote on Feb 20th, 2021 at 9:55am:
If you are interested in this topic I will post some videos about it if you wish?

Oh yes please.

I am mostly following the one video Kick posted and this guide here.
https://www.primitiveways.com/sapling_bow.html
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Reply #46 - Feb 20th, 2021 at 8:21pm
 
It would be very helpful and appreciated  Morphy! Also, I highly recommend the Traditional Bowyer Bible series.
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Reply #47 - Feb 20th, 2021 at 9:05pm
 
I made a part one. Its a basic series showing new bowyers important concepts to understand. Part two will be more about shaping and tillering.
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Reply #48 - Feb 23rd, 2021 at 5:02am
 
Iíll be following your series for sure
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Reply #49 - Feb 23rd, 2021 at 5:39am
 
Im sure you walter and joe are way too advanced for it at this point bit the tillering part might have some few interesting things. Just a very basic series
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Reply #50 - Feb 23rd, 2021 at 7:16am
 
I am no where as advanced as y think. I only done 1 completely
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Reply #51 - Today at 3:32pm
 
This is my fifth try and best one yet. This is also the first one I firehardened and it definitely makes a difference. It accidently became much shorter than intended (a pinch over 1 meter, or 3,3 feet) but still packs quite a punch.
The limbs are paper thin and very easy to draw.
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Reply #52 - Today at 4:07pm
 
What is the draw weight ?
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Reply #53 - Today at 4:52pm
 
2 kg/5 lb
It can probably be drawn further than I have done so far. I am a bit wary of breaking it.
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