Post by scrub-buster on Jun 4, 2011 19:56:48 GMT -5
I just coppied and pasted this from the Primitive Archer website. It was posted by a very knowledgeable guy named Pat Brennan.
You should design your bow to get the best out of the charactoristics of the wood, ie. compression strengths and weaknesses as well as tension strengths and weaknesses. For example take osage and mulberry. They are closely related but osage is quite a bit stronger, but also heavier(physically) than mulberry. You can make a mulberry bow that shoots as good and as hard as an osage bow if you add about 10% to all portions of the mulberry's dimensions. By making it 10% bigger you compensate for the strengths and weaknesses plus mulberry is physically lighter so you can get faster limb recovery because ithe limbs are physically lighter in weight.
I started out with nothin' and I still got most of it left