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Old 06-26-2008, 01:20 PM
Arthur P
Giant Nontypical
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 9,175
Default RE: My Newest Bow

If you overshoot your target weight, you just killed your bow.
You haven't killed it. Just won't be exactly what you intended. I've made more than my share of kiddie bows that started out to be 50 pounders. I get experience and a kid gets happy. Win/win situation.

I'm just chicken when it comes to tillering.
Honestly, I think that's the right way to be.

As for backing, I like silk better than linen. Go to the fabric store and get some of the heavy weight silk they sell for making draperies. One yard of it will make a goodly number of bows.
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