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Offline stuckinthemud

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How to deal with reflexed billets?
« on: March 16, 2019, 10:21:52 am »
I have a pair of scotch broom billets that have pulled into long reflexed curves as they seasoned. I have no real idea how to deal with them, I could deflex them at the handle if i went with a take down, or deflex at the splice and go for a r/d bow  i guess, but would it be more sensible to straighten them or will the reflex fall out during tillering?

Offline maitus

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Re: How to deal with reflexed billets?
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2019, 10:36:26 am »
You are lucky. I use steem to reflex the limbs :D ...

Offline DC

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Re: How to deal with reflexed billets?
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2019, 10:48:26 am »
It's a bit of a guessing game. When the reflex has happened as it seasoned you don't really know how much will pull out. I've found that that around half will come out but that's a wild estimate from Douglas Maple and Yew. Broom is anyone's guess. Take a guess, splice in the appropriate amount of deflex and hope. You can always steam in/out more/less as you tiller.
That wasn't a lot of help, was it? ;D ;D
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Offline stuckinthemud

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Re: How to deal with reflexed billets?
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2019, 10:51:18 am »
4 inches of reflex is more than i have dealt with so far but if half might pull out I will join them straight and see what happens

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Re: How to deal with reflexed billets?
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2019, 10:57:37 am »
That is half of it "may" pull out ;D ;D
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Offline stuckinthemud

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Re: How to deal with reflexed billets?
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2019, 11:27:59 am »
I'll have to make some adjustments for string alignment anyway so if the reflex doesn't pull out I suppose i can adjust it at the same time

Offline bradsmith2010

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Re: How to deal with reflexed billets?
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2019, 08:26:50 am »
seems like your options are open,, just go with what you got,, and adjust later if you need,, sounds like a nice project