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Offline Chuck.e.b

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How much sinew?
« on: October 09, 2019, 10:15:13 am »
How much sinew needed to back a bow usually?

Offline bradsmith2010

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Re: How much sinew?
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2019, 10:38:00 am »
That's a great question...its hard to measure,..trial and error helps,..and preference vary.,..just a suggestion..a lot depends on the size of bow,,,,try starting with 1000 grains...use less or more on your next bow based on results..

Offline Eric

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Re: How much sinew?
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2019, 02:23:49 pm »
It depends on so many factors! How much surface area do you want to cover? How thick do you want the sinew layer to be? I have backed short bows with thin layers of sinew and used less than 1 ounce. I have also backed longer bows with thicker layers and used 2 or even 3 ounces, though that is extreme and I am not sure the weight added by the sinew actually helped cast any.

Are you trying to get a sense how much sinew you need because you need to get some, and want to make sure you get enough?
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Offline willie

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Re: How much sinew?
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2019, 03:04:03 pm »
sort of depends on what you are trying to accomplish with the sinew  :)


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Re: How much sinew?
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2019, 10:16:05 pm »
I add as little sinew as I can to do the job, usually 1 layer plus another layer just in the center. If your wood is good you can just line the center with sinew and it will give you a very similar performance as adding more but with less weight.