THE ALL BAMBOO STAVE
This stave made from 100% bamboo, there is no wood in this bow, not even in the riser area.
It is made form Supercore bamboo core in the center and bamboo backing on the belly side and the backing side.
These all bamboo bows are remarkably smooth as well as fast shooters.
The floor tillered or Primary Stave is simply a roughed out bow that is ready for final tillering and you complete the tillering process by removing material and stretching the fibers.
The bends in the limbs are relativly correct with few hinges or stiff spots so you can get right to the process of fine tuning the tillering and dropping the draw weight. Most of the hard work is finished for you already.
These staves are able to bend roughly 4-7 inches and need small amounts of bamboo scraped or sanded off with a cabinet scraper or sanding block.
A FEW WORDS ABOUT TILLERING AN ALL BAMBOO STAVE::
Tillering a bamboo bow is a slow process, much slower than tillering a wood bellied bow. Material removal will be only on the belly side, NOT the width.
To correct minor adjustments in the limbs and to drop the bow weight bow you must use only a block sander with course 60 grit sand paper and a scraper. Aggresive tools such as a rasp do not work well on tillering an all bamboo bow as it does on wood. Small amounts of scraping will drop the draw weight fast because bamboo is dense.
Simply work out the small hinges and stiff spots by scraping and sanding very small amounts of material off of the belly side of the limbs.
There will not be too many but there will be a few you have to deal with. They all come with string grooves roughed in for you.
- 100% bamboo
- Primary stave