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Main Discussion Area => English Warbow => Topic started by: Ian. on August 11, 2019, 12:28:10 pm

Title: Warbow heat treating video on youtube
Post by: Ian. on August 11, 2019, 12:28:10 pm
If it's allowed I'd like to post this video showing how to heat treat a self Yew warbow.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dl_tTSm1XCE&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: Warbow heat treating video on youtube
Post by: Del the cat on August 12, 2019, 09:19:31 am
I clamp thin slats to the side of the bow and put a load of tape over the back, this serves two purposes.
1. It protects the sapwood, which is critical to the survival of a warbow.
2. It prevents the ugly zebra stripes, gives a more even heat treatment (as it directs the heat along the belly) and does it a tad quicker too.
Del
Title: Re: Warbow heat treating video on youtube
Post by: Ian. on August 12, 2019, 11:07:53 am
1. I've never had a Yew bow go that way.
2. It looks good if sanded and varnished properly.
Title: Re: Warbow heat treating video on youtube
Post by: JNystrom on August 12, 2019, 04:37:51 pm
I enjoyed the video, as well as other your bow stuff! Using oil was the first time i've seen it in video, why not try it then sometime.
Did you mention in the video how long do you heat treat the bow (in minutes)? I missed it.

I've burnt bow's backs quite some and never had a failure. Of course they weren't really burned, but some spots were charred through the side up till middle of the back. And these were serious bows, from 100 pounds up to 155. So i'll continue to ignore that until the first explosion.  >:D

Zebra is a matter of taste. I like to even the color the best i can. Most of the time it evens out when you work it down.
Title: Re: Warbow heat treating video on youtube
Post by: Ian. on August 13, 2019, 11:19:24 am
Depends on how strong your heat gun is - for mine I'd say 15 minutes per spot. The belly is untouchable and the back is very warm. That's when you know it's deep enough.