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It has about 3/8 inch of crook still left in it. Here are 2 shots of the front profile.
I added some reflex too. I'll probably fine tune it. Longer top limb is on left.
|I have the Cherokee bow floor tillered a little. It had a sideways bend in it about 3 inches. I decided I need it closer to straight. I have had bad luck with this wood. It was growing in about a foot of water and is very unusual. The rings are intertwined and it has some kind of black pitch in the wood. It is very dark orange with light streaks. I have broken one stave using dry heat. It's pretty dry. I decided to use the Crisco method this time :). I think it will spring back some. I will shoot it off the bottom side (left handed). I want it to spring back a little.|
|Stress diagram - see Leatherwall discussion on handshock.|
|I'm not very good with scissors so I copied an idea from Bruce Grant's book Leather Braiding. It cuts a pretty uniform thong but you still have to pay attention, a uniform circle makes it easier to cut evenly. I'm still looking for some groundhogs, this is goat rawhide.|