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Offline leonwood

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Re: Elderberry hld, 60@28
« Reply #45 on: December 09, 2017, 03:57:34 am »
[quote author=leonwood link=topic=61803.msg869222#msg869222 The other reason I think (and this is al speculation) is that the hollow belly essentially creates more area to withstand the compression forces,

This is something that I can't get my head around. It seems to me that it would concentrate the compression on to the edge rather than all around. Their seems to be enough evidence that it does work so if someone could explain it to me I would be forever grateful. I have read Simons website. :D
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The first hld I did had this exact problem, chrysalled the edges near the fades, then on the next ones I really focussed on duplicating the crown in reverse on the belly for the first part of the tillering process. When I get the bow braced I mainly tiller the last part by making the edges thinner. This is the most important step because this enables the limb to flatten out a bit when the bow is drawn.

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Re: Elderberry hld, 60@28
« Reply #46 on: December 09, 2017, 08:04:24 am »
Lovely bow.  Well done and congrats
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Re: Elderberry hld, 60@28
« Reply #47 on: December 09, 2017, 11:58:34 am »
Nice job, good explanation of the build principles.
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Re: Elderberry hld, 60@28
« Reply #48 on: December 09, 2017, 02:56:42 pm »
Thanks Marc and Hawkdancer!