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XII. On the curvature of the bow after bracing

IF ONE of the two limbs of the bow is slightly stronger than the other and yet you desire to have both curve equally, you had better use "the bracing of the lonely archer," which is the ninth method of bracing that is described in the preceding section. Place a knee against the weaker limb while bracing and, as a result, the bow will be straight and of proper curvature. Or you may use "the pressure bracing," which is the first method described in the preceding section. Place the siyah of the weaker limb against the base of your toes while the palm of your right hand presses against the neck of the stronger limb, and the bow will be straight and of proper curvature after it is braced. If, however, the disparity between the two limbs is great, it cannot be rectified unless you use a file or resort to fire.

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