Tips - Konrad Vögele present the building of selfbows

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Tip #1
First, remember that wood is an organic material with an enormous strength, but needs some care. Please, store the bow in a dry room but not near the radiator or the fire. This keeps the bow from taking too much humidity or getting too dry.

Tip #2

As an additional care, 3-4 times a year, you should treat the bow with thin cover of wax (for hardwood floorings or furniture) and polish down.

Tip #3
Remember: A fully drawn wooden bow has come to 10% to its limits. In other words, he is broken up to 90%.  So, never draw a bow beyond the intended draw length.

Tip #4
After bracing you must give the bow some minutes to get used and adapt to the stress.

This is accomplished best in the way, when you draw the bow carefully to the half draw length for 3 to 4 times.

Now the bow is ready for shooting
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