Spent a little time this morning working on the bow.
Laid out a new center line on the belly and trued up the limbs for width and taper, they are pretty dead on now. Also trimmed the tips to my target length of 68Ē.
Pics and questions, please comment:
Handle and fades: yesterday worked on the fades to make them a little less steep, how are they looking now?
Potential trouble spots. This one is about 10Ē from tip on one edge of one limb. Not sure how close Iíll get to it as I get close to tiller, current thickness at that spot is 5/8Ē and as you can see its about dead center on the edge. I know itís hard to predict at this point, but do you think Iíll end up down to that point as I shave the limb?
This is the opposite limb. As you can see there is some ďcharacterĒ in this limb causing it to vary in thickness at several spots. While I donít anticipate a problem here, Iím not certain how you handle this while tillering. Do you just ignore it and evenly remove material from the belly, or is it necessary to remove additional material in these spots to get an even thickness in relation to adjacent areas?
Last pic is just a full edge view of the bow as it now sits and shows a good look at the natural deflex. Iím assuming it was a good idea to take advantage of it, correct?