The Hazel bow is progressing nicely, it's been rough tillered, heat treated, tillered some more, heat treated again. I've just finished more tillering and a third heat treatment.
This last tillering has got the string shortened to a low brace height (about 2-3") and the bow drawing back to about 22" at 32 pounds so it's getting close. The bow had taken a tiny bit of set, so I've clamped it anto a length of 2x2 with a bit of 1/4" ply under the grip whilst heat treating it this time just to encourage it to stay pretty straight.
It will be interesting to see how much set it has in the finished bow, hopefull less than my non-heat treated Hazel bow.
I just thought, I'm making the grip assymetric and right handed...I hope the guy it's for is right handed!!
There's still time to adjust it, let's hope he reads this!
The pic shows it's begining to look like a bow, I've dtrung it, but it needs another day or so before I draw it after the heat treatment.