Re: Question Regarding Set in Self bows
- Ragi's remarks are right on the dot, and I would echo them.
Lower limbs also sometimes worn out too quickly if the step-through
method of stringing the bow is used.
--- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, "Rj Bachner" <ragiwarmbear@...>
> Those marks you see are called chrysalling and it happens when the
> cells are crushed beyond their ability to spring back. In factchrysals are
> often wood cells crushed and deformed rather significantly and thefinish
> applied is also being crushed. It happens with wood. It alsohappens when
> the wood is poorly tillered or a hinge is baddly treated and notrepaired.
> If the bow is made so that the lower limb is shorter by an inch or
> yes the lower limb is under more stress than the top and it shouldbe
> compensated for while tillering. This may very well be a poorlytillered bow
> or it might have been a weakness in the wood that took a while tosettle
> after the tillering process.moisture in the
> Set can be caused by any number of things such as too much
> wood, a poor design for the wood being used or wood being overstrained by
> the design, bad tillering, sheer bad luck and weak wood or someonedrawing
> the bow too far and not the way it was made.