Author Topic: Tweaking bows  (Read 924 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Woodely

  • Member
  • Posts: 381
Tweaking bows
« on: November 28, 2019, 07:05:42 pm »
I built this Yew bow a few years ago.  The tips were quite heavy so I took off about 1/4"  and carved out the shelf some more,  that makes the bow more tolerant of spine I'm shooting 44# spined arrows and it shoots fine.  Draw weight is 40# - 42#.   It has 1 1/2" of natural Deflex which I decided to leave it that way and not reflex the tips..   It shoots fine nice and straight no hand shock.  Have any of you guys left natural set in a bow..?
« Last Edit: November 30, 2019, 10:53:27 am by Woodely »
"Doing bad work is an exercise in futility, but honestly making mistakes is trying your best."

Offline DC

  • Member
  • Posts: 10,260
Re: Tweaking bows
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2019, 07:30:24 pm »
That's not set that's deflex ;D ;D ;D
Vancouver Island
If you don't have any questions you must not be paying attention.

Offline bassman

  • Member
  • Posts: 730
Re: Tweaking bows
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2019, 08:09:56 pm »
Yes, on an Osage stave that never should have been a bow to begin with. I also ended up sinew backing it.Still shooting , but better than 2 inches of set.

Offline George Tsoukalas

  • Member
  • Posts: 8,891
    • Traditional and Primitive Archers
Re: Tweaking bows
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2019, 09:52:36 pm »
I think so but I don't really remember. Jawge
Set Happens!
If you ain't breakin' you ain't makin!

Online Badger

  • Member
  • Posts: 7,837
Re: Tweaking bows
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2019, 10:40:33 pm »
  If a bow has 1 1/2" string follow ( not set) They can still shoot very decent. A bow with natural string follow is less likely to take set during tillering, set has a lot more hysteresis ( Wasted energy) than natural string follow and they can make very sweet shooting bows, not barn burners but still very decent cast.

Offline leonwood

  • Member
  • Posts: 762
    • Leonwood Bows
Re: Tweaking bows
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2019, 08:01:31 am »
I used to toss deflex staves in the "look at that later" pile but nowadays I make reflex/deflex bows from them. In combination with a good heat treat they take almost no set and shoot awesome!

Offline Woodely

  • Member
  • Posts: 381
Re: Tweaking bows
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2019, 12:07:59 am »
That's not set that's deflex ;D ;D ;D

Lol...……...thnx for correcting me..!
« Last Edit: November 30, 2019, 10:52:12 am by Woodely »
"Doing bad work is an exercise in futility, but honestly making mistakes is trying your best."

Offline lonbow

  • Member
  • Posts: 88
Re: Tweaking bows
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2019, 02:33:38 am »
I have a bow with 1,5 or 2" of natural deflex. Itīs the nydam bow I posted on a thread one or two weeks ago. This bow didnīt take a lot of set and it shoots well.  This bow is quite good with heavy arrows somehow.  I donīt know why. Bows with some deflex are shooting very steadily in general.

lonbow