Monday, 29 February 2016

Heart Wood Belly Added

I've added the heartwood belly laminations to the little Yew sapwood bow. I haven't been brave enough to take  it to full draw yet, but I've pinged a couple of arrows out of it and pulled it to 40# on the tiller. It's much quicker and looks quite cool. I haven't wiped it with varnish so it looks dull in the pics. There is a fair bit of set as I didn't pull it into reflex when I glued on the belly (I didn't want to risk breaking it, and as a short bow a bit of deflex helps with the long draw).

It's very narrow at the grip and I've added an extra belly strip to provide extra strength over the splice.

1 comment:

  1. Very pretty Del, going to look lovely when it's oiled.