Is there an easier way of taking a bow out of its socket? I would like to preserve and reuse the original wood bow, but it is very difficult to take out, even with tapping a screw driver between the metal and wood. Any suggestions is appreciated. Thank you in advance. Bob
Make sure all the nails, screws or whatever fasteners have been put in over the years are out. Then put the top iron in a vice and use a hammer to tap the bow out.
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Use a rawhide mallet, so you don't mess it up.