(2) Whilst you hold this piece of wood against the bow-string, wrap
fine twine (the same as that of which the bow-string is made) to and fro
round the wood and over and under each half of the bow-string, till you
have formed two separate loops round the. wood each about the thickness
of a lead pencil, fig. 131.
Fig. 131. - The Piece of Wood with the Loops Formed
on It. Side and Surface View. Half full size.
Fig. 132. - The Piece of Wood Taken Away and the Loops
Wrapped with Silk. Side and Surface View. Half full size.
(3) Without shifting the piece of wood from the bow-string, wrap the
loops closely round with some soft silk to hold their strands together
when the piece of wood is removed. A curved needle will enable you to pass
the silk round the loops where these encircle the piece of wood. When this
is done, the piece of wood may be taken away, fig. 132.
Fig. 133. - The Loops Wrapped with Whip-Cord. Side
and Surface View. Half full size.
(4) Without undoing the silk wrapped round the loops, wrap each loop
throughout with fine waxed whip-cord, fig. 133.
(5) Next, and with a slightly coarser whip-cord, also well waxed, lash
the two loops together for an inch in length at their centres, so as to