Saturday, 6 August 2011

Better Bending Technique

Here I've jigged the bow up to straighten some sideways bend and then a separate bend to recurve the tip.
The big difference is I've shrouded the limb in aluminium foil to direct the heat along the limb for a better spread and more even heat, I set the heat gun to 200C and gave it 20 minutes (pic1). I then clamped it for a few hours (pic 2).
For the recurve I also put a thin length of steel to hopefully spread the heat and the pressure to stop splintering.

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