Friday, 5 January 2018

Yew Longbow Nearly Finished

I've had to do some more heat tweaking and also had to fill a knot that goes right through the upper limb.
I've done the horn nocks and at last the bow is beginning to look good.
Here's a video of it on the tiller, it still needs a little work, but as it's only at a low brace, hopefully it will make the required draw weight (63# @ 27").
Meanwhile I've been tinkering on the lathe and I ground up a tool to put a 2mm radius onto brass arrow heads. I'd read somewhere that a 2mm radius is supposed to be optimal, but it could be nonsense. Having a shooting machine to do tests may prove it one way or another.

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