The temporary nocks for the bowstring may be cut with any round file. I use a rat-tailed rasp, many of which I have imported especially for the work. They do it quicker and cleaner than it can be done otherwise; but so far I have never been able to find a hardware store in this country that has had such rasps. If the bow is to be equipped with horns—which are commonly used, but only ornamental and so not absolutely necessary—the temporary nocks for the string will subsequently be removed in shaping down the tips of the bow's limbs to receive the horns.
It is now time to string up the new bow. How to do this need not be told here, as the string and stringing must be covered at length later on. The reader is requested to refer to later chapters for this information—that on the bowstring, and that on shooting.