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Pre-gluing wedges and power lams

PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 6:00 pm
by arrowlauncherdj
Hey guys, I havent posted here in a good while because work has taken me away from doing many projects. I have had some time to work on leather and Kydex, but not enough time to get involved in a detailed bow build. This may sound like a dumb question but here it goes.

Are there any good reasons why you should not pre-glue your wedges and power laminations prior to your lay up? Also same question about tip wedges. Does re-heating those joints make a difference in a layup? I guess the real thing is, how many do it on a regular basis with good success, versus how many people would say Lord no don't try it, it is A failure waiting to happen? I would think that it will be no different than using action wood lams. Because you're reheating glue that has already cured once.

Re: Pre-gluing wedges and power lams

PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 7:29 pm
by tjdeerslayer37
Well, if you laid them up and cured at room temp I don't see an issue with the heat messing them up. But the one downside I can see is the potential for your lams to slip and slide a little in the form and change your wedge locations beause of it. Although, thats always a concern so its prolly no big deal really. I say go for it and just clean up any glue ooze out and such before you lay up the bow.

Re: Pre-gluing wedges and power lams

PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 10:09 am
by Kirkll
I guess i gottta ask, Why are you doing this or proposing to do this? I see no advantage myself...