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I've drawn lines on my bench to use as guides to make sure I glue them together parallel.

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I use a quality CA gel and an accelerator to join them.

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I want the joints as tight as possible for asthetics. You could have a gap here, and it would work fine because they are normally right behind the thick part of your riser. I like tight lines myself!

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Next is sanding the edges of the lams to knock off the splinters. These can get trapped between lams, or under the glass and will look horrible if not taken care of.

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[clapper] [thumbsup]
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Unbelievable, well, not really I guess. I just looked at it. I'm just having a hard time comprehending the workmanship. There's a lot of talent right there. Nice job and thanks for sharing with us.

-Jeremy

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Fantastic work Marty. Waiting for the next lesson.
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Nice work as always. Be looking forward to more.

Tim

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Simply amazing! Can't wait for the bow to come out of the oven!

Keep it coming!!!

Josh

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Custom Flemish Strings by Oliverstacy!
Kanati 60" 57@29"
AP Cumberland 66" 58@29"
WhisperStik KajikaStik 56" Recurve with Canebrakes...57@28"
WhisperStik KajikaStik aka "Wormy" RC & LB,both 55@29"
Martin Savannah 50@28"
Kota Kill-um 55@28"

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I found myself without the glass I need!!!! Kenny shipped it Sat, so I should have it Tue. Stay tuned!

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I appreciate all the kind words!

My glass came yesterday, so this morning I am prepping everything for glue-up. The belly lams have to be trimmed down some in length. I tape the back side of the glass to keep off the smooth-on.

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Then it's time for a dry run. I clean all the lams with acetone, and stack them on the form in proper order. For this bow it will be glass, cherry, boo, boo, riser, cherry, and glass. This cherry is awesome, and quickly becoming my favorite!

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I put the pressure strips on top, and with hand pressure determine if the riser fades are going to fade like they are supposed to. I don't want any gaps here at all.

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You can see a shadow where the lams over-hang the riser in the last photo.

I have to pick up an extra bicycle inner tube and another seam roller today, and should then be all set for the lay-up.

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Marty,
Are the back cherry and boo tapers?

Mike

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Teagus, all four lams are .001 tapers.

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Looking good! Is something cooking?

Wow are the Cherry limbs going to look nice!

Josh

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Custom Flemish Strings by Oliverstacy!
Kanati 60" 57@29"
AP Cumberland 66" 58@29"
WhisperStik KajikaStik 56" Recurve with Canebrakes...57@28"
WhisperStik KajikaStik aka "Wormy" RC & LB,both 55@29"
Martin Savannah 50@28"
Kota Kill-um 55@28"

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Time for lay-up!

Here is my method for glue-up, which I don't think I've shared much of. It's really hard to take photos cause you are covered with epoxy! Don't really want to ruin my camera. Here you see the smooth-on all mixed up, a 1" wallpaper seam roller, and a wooden stick. I dab the epoxy down the lam and then roll it out with the roller. Works well for me.

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After the roller, I eye-ball the whole lam looking for this, a dry spot! Can't have those.

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After all the bottom lams are buttered and stacked, I butter the riser bottom and clamp it on top of the stack. I make sure the center is indexed to my form.

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Check out this cherry with smooth-on applied. This is close to what it will look like under the glass.

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Now I fold the plastic wrap over the bow from each side and secure the whole works with a couple of wraps of electrical tape. I'm careful here not to trap any plastic wrap between the lams.

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Next I place the pressure strips on top and start wrapping bicycle innertube clamps. I use lots of rubber here folks! About 7 strips per side. A typical bike tube will yeild 2-3 strips depending on the diameter of the tube. I pay special attention to the fadeouts here.

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Then I set up my oven. It's a simple affair, but works great! During the colder months I will use four 100W bulbs. When it's warmer, like now, I use four 75W bulbs. My timer is a $6 job from Lowes. I want 140-160 degrees here for around five hours to set the smooth-on epoxy. My cover is made of pvc and plastic/foil water heater insulation.

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Medium-rare beef is what we are shooting for! [Smile] It takes about an hour to get up to full temperature.

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Oliverstacy
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That cook'n smells good to me!

Awesome!!!

Josh

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Custom Flemish Strings by Oliverstacy!
Kanati 60" 57@29"
AP Cumberland 66" 58@29"
WhisperStik KajikaStik 56" Recurve with Canebrakes...57@28"
WhisperStik KajikaStik aka "Wormy" RC & LB,both 55@29"
Martin Savannah 50@28"
Kota Kill-um 55@28"

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That cherry looks real good Marty!! As does your work! [Not Worthy]

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