Was getting discouraged with the grip on my bushmen longbow as what once felt great?...became a pivotal point of inconsistant results for me..and even though the grip has beautifully sculpted in finger grooves?..there's this hump like mid palm just was just a tad too exagerated for my hand..so today?...i called the bowyer..asked him what it would take to work that grip down to less of a hump in the middle and broaden it out..he was very obliging...told me it would be less than $100 and he could do it for me this weekend and that i would hafta be there for him to do the custom fitting...but...he also mentioned that because it's one of his top shelf/high gloss bows?..that i'd hafta leave it with him to complete the finish work..cause he put on like 12-15 coats of clear epoxy..and he didn't sound real happy..so?..i got to thinking..and stopped by the arts and crafts joint on the way home and?...
I punched the lacing holes in at the bottom of the finger groove locations so that they would cinch up and retain the sculpted finger grooves..
and it worked out great!
the lacing registers on my fingers great as well with an ultra repeatable grip position as the close-out knot registers right against bottom of my pinky and the web between my thumb and index finger registers right acros the top hemmed rolled edge and?..
doubling up the leather in the throat greatly reduced the pivoting hump deal!
I think my bowyer can relax this weekend cause...i love the new grip..pretty proud of myself for my first crack at leatherwork and?..only $24 and change!