I am working on my 2nd IV kit and am confused by grads given in different places. I know I am supposed to just "use the force" in arriving at plate thicknesses, but...In the Ultimate Siminoff book, drawing #13 shows max back thickness of 0.25" (6.35mm), significantly thicker than the 0.20" (5.1mm) given for the top plate. Yet, I thought I had read that the back plate was actually supposed to be thinner than the top, due to its greater density/strength.
Can anyone shed some light here? Also wondered whether anyone would share the grads from the Stew Mac A5 plans. Is there any reason to buy the Stew Mac plans if I have the Ultimate Siminoff?
On a related topic, can anyone point me to some good web images of mandos which illustrate the recommended recurve.
Thanks in advance, Brad