I got as many strips down from the shear that would fit. As you go down the bend becomes more severe so at some point it won't make the bend or the twist. From this point I'll come up from the bottom. There is a fix to make the strips fit on a severe bend but I'm not going to do that. The fix is to cut the strip in half and butt join it at a form. That cut takes the tension out of the stick.
It's December 25. Presents got opened, lots of food...
I cut up two more boards and got the bow closed in. I need to cut one more board to finish.