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  1. #11
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    Re: Bow build along...

    The long awaited photos, took tonight off to get them off the camera...

    Ok here's the

    Handle glueing to the backing



    Reflex/deflex jig




    Hickory lam taped to the reflex/deflex jig
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    Re: Bow build along...

    Looking good.

    You probably want to sandwich a "power-lam" between the belly and the backing to keep the handle from flexing. With a glued-on handle like that if the bow does any flexing through that point the handle will pop off. I know because my latest bow just popped last night, very frustrating.

    Cheers,
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    Re: Bow build along...

    Quote Originally Posted by Grantmac View Post
    Looking good.

    You probably want to sandwich a "power-lam" between the belly and the backing to keep the handle from flexing. With a glued-on handle like that if the bow does any flexing through that point the handle will pop off. I know because my latest bow just popped last night, very frustrating.

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    what kind of glue Grant???
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    Re: Bow build along...

    I'm using Titebond2 which does have slightly less strength then most epoxies, but since I actually got some wood tear-out when the handle popped I'm fairly sure that stronger glue would not have kept it togather. Anything more than a slight bend in the handle is likely to cause it to pop.

    If you want something with amazing compression strength to use for the belly, I've got a little bit of Ipe left. You can have a small piece.
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    Re: Bow build along...

    I can't wait to see this thing when you get it done! Be sure to bring it into the shop with the target and some arrows!!! I'll bring my finger tabs and jock strap in case it breaks!! I know a guy that told me he almost lost his manhood when a bow broke on him!


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    Re: Bow build along...

    Quote Originally Posted by The Hermit View Post
    I can't wait to see this thing when you get it done! Be sure to bring it into the shop with the target and some arrows!!! I'll bring my finger tabs and jock strap in case it breaks!! I know a guy that told me he almost lost his manhood when a bow broke on him!


    heheheheheh how is your confidence now Scott! LOL

    I'll just tell you it shoots great and get you to test fire it. YEEEOWWW!! LOL
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    Re: Bow build along...

    If all else fails: Duct tape !!!

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    Re: Bow build along...

    I would be supprised if that works . To glue a bow you need a glue that allows some movement like a g2 apoxy . and also wood needs pressure to bond together. you need a mold so you can put a even pressure on the whole length.

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    Re: Bow build along...

    I changed my mind again after seeing the Hermits new bow. I used the cheery lam & the hickory 1.5mm hickory over top of it. Its currently gluing in the reflex/deflex jig and 24 hours from now I guess I get to see if the glue holds..

    I'll post pictures once glued..
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    Re: Bow build along...

    Ok,,, Key note to self buy half decent clamps!!!! The bow is under a great amount of pressure and while gluing. Yesterday I notice one of my crappy clamps slipped about 30 minutes into the work time meaning I had to run to Canadian tire and buy some new good clamps.. What I noticed today is the limb also slipped so apart it came and I re glued it tonight.

    fresh pictures:

    gluing one side due to crappy clamp


    extra picture of gluing, note bow wrap so nothing sticks to anything



    and one more



    note the crappy red handle clamps that should never be used!! they cannot hold up to the pressure...
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