Sunday, 16 May 2010


I was having a bad day anyway. I rear ended a car on the way to archery. The bow shot well, but I thought, I'd improve the arrow pass, ease off the tip of the upper limb and lose a pound or two to give it a bit of safety factor.
Now 25" seemed like a reasonable safety factor on a 24" draw bow, until it went BANG!

I'm philosophical about it as it was experimental and I've learned a lot.
As my Mum would say, the man who never made a mistake never made anything.

The possible cause of failure is an area of the glue line where there doesn't seem to have been contact between back and belly. (Outlined in red). Elsewhere you can see the wood has failed and remained attached to the glue.

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