QUESTION: How do I correct limb twist on a traditional bow, Recurve or Longbow?
ANSWER: First, make an 18” long tillering stick and place it between the bow riser and string. At this distance, any limb twist
will be at its worst. Place the bow on the work bench and sight down from the tip towards the riser. If the limb tip points, say, toward the
right, mark that side and remove the tiller stick and string from the bow. On the marked side, file the string groove about an 1/8th of
an inch deeper. This can only be done once! Then remove about an 1/8th of an inch of material from the edge of the limb in the area
of the string groove, tapering back to about the center of the limb. Replace the string and the tillering stick to see if the limb is now
pulling straight. If additional tillering is necessary, remove more material from the same edge of the limb, but don’t further deepen the