A good friend brought a bow by one day that he had just got back from someone that he had lent it to. Well it was not taken care of. As soon as I started to draw it back, I realized the limbs were badly twisted. I think it may have been overdrawn for one thing. The brace height was over 9" if I recall.
Anyway I offered to try and straighten it out. I also decided that I wanted to refinish it for him because the riser was a mess. ( He doesn't know that part yet). Anyways, it is an Allegheny Mountain recurve 55 # at 28".
I took a few pieces of wood, and made a few notches, and clamped it in past the twist, and put a heatgun on it. I would heat it up, and let it cool, and continue that process being careful not to overheat it. NOTE: I don't know what I am doing, but I am a cabinet maker, and have done plenty of custom radius work, and even done some steaming. Anyways, I did this for two weeks. After one week it was alot better, and shootable. After the 2nd week it was better, and shoots pretty daggone good. I hit better with it than my Longbow. I might try to get him to sell it to me..........mayby I shouldn't have refinished it and made it look good.
Here are some pics:
-------------------- Maryland Bowhunters Society Posts: 122 | From: Carroll Co. Maryland | Registered: Mar 2009
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Looks like you you may have a second job. Good work......
-------------------- The American system of democracy will prevail until that moment when politicians discover that they can bribe the electorate with their own money Posts: 4520 | From: San Luis Obispo, California | Registered: Mar 2009
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