Re: bent recurves
> I really hate to tell aI managed to straighten just one bow at Pennsic one year,
> > newbie that has shown up at my house for practice that the limbs are so
> > twisted that the string will not stay on their wonderful yard sale
> > purchase!!! Besides my old white Bear is getting a bit worse on me as well!
> > Ld Rupert the Persistent
> If the bow is twisted so badly that the string is in jeopardy of jumping the limb, the
> only solution is a band saw. light twists can *sometimes* be dealt with. check with a
> bowyer. I've already spent $5 for a yard sale special just to make sure that no one else
> would be using a dangerous piece of equipment.
> > Ian Griffen
that had just failed inspection on a hot day, but responded
to some counter twisting. I have no idea if it really reset,
but the archer spent the rest of the day shooting it without
problems. (yes, I watched) After that? I can't recommend it,
but once in a while it works, for a bit. Otherwise, I agree
with the frame and heat technique; though sometimes there's
no real hope after the twist gets in there but to move on.
Ian Gourdon of Glen Awe, OP
Known as a forester of the Greenwood, Midrealm