Topic: Help Needed for My First Traditional Korean Bow
I have just entered the world Korean Archery today as I received my first Korean carbon bow by SMG and a traditional Korean horn bow. I would also like to thank Mechwar for making all this possible. It was an absolute pleasure doing business with you. Also the amount of care that the Korean's put into their archery traditions is second to none. I am already very impressed with how I received my bows and the craftsmanship. Few questions though regarding proper care, maintenance, and stringing for my horn bow.
1) It is recommended to use a heat box before stringing. I haven't built one yet but was curious if there was a tutorial on how to make one. Also, is the standard protocol for it to be left in the box every 5 days and if so how long?
2) Is there an alternate approach to the heat box method like say using Colemen propane burners to heat the bow before stringing? If so, how long should bow be heated over source and how far away?
3) Is it always necessary to use the Dojigae or can one sometimes string it like this man did towards the end of the video:
4) I was given wrapping material for the grip of my bow (see below). To adhere the material to the handle, what type of adhesive should I use. Hide glue maybe?
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks and best regards.