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Offline Don W

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Monitoring set
« on: August 19, 2021, 09:23:46 am »
How do "you" monitor set as you are tillering
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Offline Pat B

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Re: Monitoring set
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2021, 10:16:21 am »
Lay the bow on it's back and see where the tips and the limbs are in relation to the deck.
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Offline mmattockx

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Re: Monitoring set
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2021, 11:18:07 am »
I like badger's no set method where you monitor the draw weight for any loss as you work towards full draw length.


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Offline airkah

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Re: Monitoring set
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2021, 12:11:15 pm »
For a flatbow- Lay it on its back and see if/how many fingers fit under the tip.

For a recurve- hold is so the tips barely touch the floor and see if/how many fingers fit under the handle and if the handle is level.

Offline Don W

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Re: Monitoring set
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2021, 04:01:11 pm »
I guess I did a poor job framing my question. These options tell me that the bow is taking set, but how do I know where?
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Offline TimBo

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Re: Monitoring set
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2021, 04:54:36 pm »
It's a good idea to trace the original profile of the bow on something (paper, cardboard, etc.) so you have it to compare.  Ask me if I ever remember to do that...but it's still a good idea!

Offline lonbow

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Re: Monitoring set
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2021, 05:08:17 am »
I like drawing pencil lines on the sides of the limbs. This helps me seeing the "real bend", when the stave is wonky. I also look at the lines when the bow is unbraced, so I can see where the set did take place and if it is even or uneven.

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Re: Monitoring set
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2021, 03:16:17 pm »
Simple just draw the backs outline onto something, I put the bow on my tillering tree and then use a pencil to trace the back. I have the backboard painted white and put a piece of masking tape over it so I don't leave marks all over it.
check your set as soon as you unstring the bow.

Offline stuckinthemud

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Re: Monitoring set
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2021, 08:24:35 am »
I'm quite insecure about this, but, I think that the point where you see the profile begin to change then that is where the set is happening. I will sight along the edge of the bow and slide my finger down the edge to pinpoint the problem area

Offline Selfbowman

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Re: Monitoring set
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2021, 09:50:50 pm »
I just lay it back on the caul. Then I judge my disappointment.😁😁😁
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Offline Stickhead

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Re: Monitoring set
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2021, 09:42:56 am »
Simple just draw the backs outline onto something, I put the bow on my tillering tree and then use a pencil to trace the back. I have the backboard painted white and put a piece of masking tape over it so I don't leave marks all over it.
check your set as soon as you unstring the bow.

This is my technique, but my tree is mounted to a whiteboard.  I quickly trace it, then analyze the snot out of the curve at my leisure.