How To: Curve (or flex) a traditional-style wooden archery bow with steam

Curve (or flex) a traditional-style wooden archery bow with steam

How to Curve (or flex) a traditional-style wooden archery bow with steam

This is the first thing you'll need to do when recurving a traditional bow, and it's called the decurved (or deflexed) process. You'll see exactly how to deflex a traditional-style bow by steaming and bending the wood. You'll need a pot of boiling water, your wooden bow, tin foil and some gloves. To see more videos about traditional bow and arrows, check out Traditional Archery Bows on WonderHowTo.

2 Comments

Are there any further steps before I string my bow?
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how does the steam manage to bend the wood?

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