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JGR1269
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I use the radius on my riser template to mark the shape of the sight window.
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I use a 16" riser so I mark the fadeouts at 8" each way from center then I mark them 1 1/4" wide.
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I mark the tips at 5/8" so I have some wiggle room when I take the limbs down to width.
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I connect the marks from the tip to the center of the bow on both ends on the shelf side of the bow.
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I connect the marks on the other side from the tips to the fadeouts. Since my riser is offset on this side I finish the line with masking tape to get the curve of the offset.
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My plan is to glue up tomorrow after work.

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Genius! Love the idea of laying out before glue up, surprised it hasn't come up before! Great build along, thanks for sharing.
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Besides the visual effect of the Bow Tuff do you think it also increases performance ? Have you eventually compared bows with and without it ?
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JGR1269
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I haven't compared to see if there is a difference. Chris Hachworth lays his glass out the same as I do, so Chris, we are geniuses!
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Yeah Chris, I spelled your name wrong. It's too early in the morning. The main reason I use the CoreTuff is to reduce the thickness of my tapers so they bend easier up the belly ramps during glue up. Plus I like the looks of them.
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I'm not sure about the genius part but don't worry about misspelling my name, it's been done before JOHN! [laughing]
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Wow! You Texans sure are uptight about your name being misspelled.
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[laughing]
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Well, I had plans of getting it glued up tonight until I came home from work to a power outage. It's supposed to be off until 8pm so looks like it'll happen tomorrow night.
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Enjoying the post ,thanks.

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Thank you Jon. So many tips and tricks I never thought of [banghead] With your help I will now become a level 2 bowyer apprentice [Not Worthy]

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No problem guys. I think everyone should do a build along and share their secrets. We all benefit from others knowledge.
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The power came back on but it was too late to glue up tonight so I prepped my bench with some freezer paper and laid out my glass and lams for glue up. I put a fresh layer of tape on the aluminum pressure strips and they're ready to go.
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I never really cared for the tape down method so I drilled holes through my form to run zip ties through for holding everything down until the air hose is inflated. I'll show how I do this during glue up.
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Hopefully at this time tomorrow I'll have a bow in the oven curing.

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I got home from work tonight and turned the oven on so it would be up to temp when I finished the glue up. I mixed up the Smooth-On and put it in the oven to warm up while I put a layer of plastic wrap on the form.
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I mixed up the Smooth-On and it's time to start spreading.
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Once the back glass and taper are covered I stack them and place them on the form. I glue up the back and belly ramps on the riser and place it in position on the form. Now I glue up the top and bottom belly glass, taper and CoreTuff and stack them on the bench.
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I stack the belly lams on the back lams on the form and slide the ends of the limbs under the metal strip and up tight to the stop.
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Nice build along!

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