I recently picked up a Root Target-Master recurve from the mid-50's that's in pretty nice shape for its age. Unstrung, everything looks fine, but as soon as I string it the upper limb takes on a noticeable twist. It seems to start just beyond the fade-out, and I do notice the limb torquing to the side as I draw it. I tried correcting it by hand without heat and it looked better until I drew it back a couple times. Should the next course of action be a little heat via hair drier or hot water? The finish is good on the bow so I'm not worried about getting it wet.
If that doesn't work, can someone recommend a bowyer that could take a look? I'm in northern Michigan, so preferrably someone relatively local to the Upper Peninsula or northern Wisconsin. I'm confident the bow isn't a lost cause, and as a collector of Root bows I'd really like to preserve it in useable condition if possible.
Thanks, those were the methods I'd been planning to try but it was nice to see video of someone doing it. I'll be giving that a shot!
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