Re: Does this sound right?
- Well stated.
--- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, "jameswolfden"
> The D cross-section is normally such that the back is flat and the
> belly is curved. As others have mentioned this is because bows are
> usually made from trees that are at least six inches in diameter.
> For your sapling bow, you are going to reverse the D. You are
> to peel off the bark and that rounded first layer of sapwood isyou
> going to be your back. You will tiller the belly and sides as if
> were doing a flatbow. Don't worry about the heartwood on this bow,sapling
> it probably hasn't grown long enough to develop heartwood. Maple
> takes a long time to develop heartwood and is mostly sapwood
> Harald, on a bow this narrow, I would not decrown the back but I
> would leave it rounded to both leave the rings intact and give as
> much wood to work with. I might decrown if there was sufficient
> width but I doubt we will get there.
> Here is a link to a thread on paleoplanet with a vine maple
> bow. You can see the rounded back and flat belly in thephotographs.
> You might have to cut and paste some of that link to work.