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Kauz
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Hello,
I got some pretty wood I'd like to make into risers for glass longbows. Some of it (Red Palm and a laminated black and white wood) are rather low density, and for stability I thought of making an I-beam construction using 1mm (0.04") glass.
If I bend the glass so it lies to the right side of the sight window, the ends will not be in the middle of the fade-outs. Is it likely that this will result in torquing the limbs when drawn?
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make it end in the middle of the fade

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Kauz
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Thanks for the suggestion. However, I don't think this would change a lot, as only the very ends would be in the middle, the rest still more to one side. Making the I-beam straight would result in it being cut by the sight window
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You can off set it without the bend and it will work.
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Yep off center to the sight widow side so you do not get into it when cutting the shelf and sight window.

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Thank you all for your suggestions. I'll try, and when I'll ever succeed in finishing the bow(s), I'll report. So many ideas, so little time ...
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