Day 2

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Blog entry by DaveC posted 03-01-2007 06:35 AM 1326 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Alright the glue is dry so we’ll take it out of the clamps. I had a busy week so the bow has been sitting 3 days in the clamps. (sorry some of my pictures got cut off on the right)

You will notice how much the wood springs back! This is taken into consideration when gluing it up.

Here is a better picture of letting the glue “puddle up” around the joint.

Next I cut off the excess close to the bamboo on the band saw. I will trim the final shape later by hand. I should mention that the glue dries to a hard plastic. Some spots are very sharp can cut you if you are not careful. Don’t ask me how I know. : )

The handle section is ready for glue up. This bow will have a leather wrap around the handle for a more traditional long bow look. So I will use a matching piece of wood just to add some thickness to the handle. If you want you can get real fancy here.

And now we wait some more. : )

-- Dave.

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#1 posted 03-01-2007 06:45 AM

Cool! I’m glued to the show.

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#2 posted 03-01-2007 01:08 PM

patience and glue….that’s what it takes

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 03-01-2007 02:25 PM

Is that resorsinol glue your using? Looking forward to the next episode.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#5 posted 03-02-2007 05:14 AM

wow. I’m impressed by how much loss of curve there is.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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