What is the Correct way to String a Heavy Horn Bow that is Recurved to a C Shape?

This series of photographs has been published with permission of  2002, Jang Yuhua of Taiwan. 
Please note that this method is not used fir Korean horn bows.


Step 1: Bind one of the formers (tipliks) to the string-bridge end of one limb. 
You might want to have the limbs warmed (but not warmer than comfortable to the touch!)


Step 2: Bind the former to a bow-stringing bench with something to lift the end up slightly.


Step 3: Bend limb over former.


Step 4: Repeat the procedure for the other limb. 


Step 5: Prepare for stringing


Step 6: Stringing completed. If limbs are warm, they should be allowed to cool completely now.


Step 7: Remove the formers. Balance the bow.


Step 8: Shoot!


Last up-dated March 13, 2002