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razorsharptokill
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If the limb is a little snakey do you follow the grain or make it straight?

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Walt Francis
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I like snakey bows so I follow the grain.

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Me too but wasn't sure if a straight limb would weaken wood of this sort.

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Paul/KS
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Yep, follow the grain and see where it takes you...
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George Tsoukalas
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Follow the grain. Kind of like this. Jawge
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Roy Steele
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Ialways follow the grain.I never use heat or steam on my bows.

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Like Roy, I always follow the grain. I only steam bend when it comes to recurves and if a recurve limb needs to be tweeked.

All the recurves I've made have crooked curves anyway.

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Bob Barnes
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like everyone else said...follow the grain and then you can use heat to line the tips up to the riser...

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Ok thanks guys. I knew in my heart that I wanted the snakey limbs. They just give so much character to a selfbow. Its like the woods personality showing through. It shows the wild spirit of the tree itself.

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