|Beothuk bow reproduction, |
ready to tiller
|I've been using heat to drive moisture out of the green|
wood, straighten bends, and harden the bows.
The bow is about five feet long, made of the Mountain Ash (Dogwood), but sometimes of spruce and fir, seasoned over fire. - W.E. Cormack undated
|The second bow on the tillering board. They both need a lot of work. This stave has a lot of natural bend in it. I was going to leave it in, but I might heat bend it into a something a little bit straighter. We'll see how it goes tomorrow.|