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Offline bjrogg

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Re: Share your tips and tricks.
« Reply #75 on: November 30, 2018, 06:36:23 am »
Pay attention and figure out which way the grain is running off on your first couple strokes with the draw knife. A lot of time I will stroke down the limb to remove wood on one side, and stroke up the limb on the other to prevent the knife from digging to deep.

If the grain is being especially difficult to work with a draw knife, use a sureform rasp and make long even strokes at a 45* angle to the limb instead.

I've lost a few bows to grain tearing, hopefully these will help new bowyers.


Yup and some wood you just have to use a rasp. Elm is one that comes to mind. Also knots are best reduced with rasp.
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Offline burtonridr

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Re: Share your tips and tricks.
« Reply #76 on: December 06, 2018, 05:29:49 pm »
If you have a press on field point, glued with the melt stuff, and the shaft break right at the field point so you cant grab the shaft with pliers or your fingers. Use a wood screw, screw it in to the busted piece of shaft, heat the field point to melt the glue, then pull the old shaft piece out using the wood screw to grab on.

Learned that one tonight  :OK

Hopefully the description is clear enough.
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