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    wood in front of the prod for binding

    Post by phuphuphnik on Sun Feb 22, 2015 9:41 pm

    Howdy,
    How necessary is the wood in front of the prod when binding it instead of using irons? I have seen several examples of with and without. The bow is around 250# if that matters. Also, can I use metal instead of wood? This is one of those things I'm not sure if it matters, and I'd rather ask than hurt something.
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    Re: wood in front of the prod for binding

    Post by Geezer on Sun Feb 22, 2015 10:12 pm

    If you're installing your prod with bow irons, you don't really need a block at all.  I usually put a bit of thick leather underneath the prod, and another over... mostly because it looks more finished and makes the bow a bit quieter, but the irons should keep it quite rigid, particularly if you have a stirrup in there as well.  Geezer
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    Re: wood in front of the prod for binding

    Post by Geezer on Sun Feb 22, 2015 10:15 pm

    Ohh, I mis-read that.  You wanted to know if the binding or bridle block is necessary if you're tying in.  I always use a block when tying in, because it reduces the wear of the prod rubbing on the binding cord, and the hollow curves in the block keep the cord from trying to work out toward the ends of the prod.  In fact, I've seen a number of medieval/renaissance steel prods that were bound in without blocks, so I think you can get away with it. You'd want to make sure the edges of the prod, both front and back were stress-relieved (bevelled, not sharp) so the flexing of the prod doesn't cut the cord.  Geezer.

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