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Crooked Stic
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Shorten it or junk it. You can sand the belly glass BY HAND with a flat block count your stroke on each end. really rounding the corners or trapping. By hand is slow but more safe from screwing up. [knothead]

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just a comment in general and not pointed at anyone particular...I advise against sanding glass to remove anything more than an pound or two. If you need more than that, then trap the back but don't sand the glass to lessen the thickness. you ruin the glass to core ratio and really hurt the shooting characteristics of the bow. not to mention the fact that unless you are really good, you'll get some areas thicker than others and that could lead to disaster. again, just my opinion.
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That's about 6 inches of clear glass with smooth on covering the area. I'll smooth the joint down to something pretty after its all dried up.

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I've got my start in making self bows so managing tiller shouldn't be an issue. However I completely agree this was a dummy mistake and it was haste that led to my fail.
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Roy from Pa
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However I completely agree this was a dummy mistake and it was haste that led to my fail.

Oh I know how that goes.. [Smile]

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quote:
Originally posted by Bert Frelink:
It's not ruined, grind the tip overlay and glass off(carefully) scarf joint another piece of glass to replace the end piece, glue on another piece of glass to cover the glass joint underneath and replace your tip overlay.
You would be way better of to round the edges to loose weight than grinding the surface glass, maybe tuck that away for next time.
Good luck, let us know things work out for you.
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Bert

X3 for berts plan.

Or cut it up and throw it in the bin,

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EwokArcher
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Well this thing is too dang pretty to cut up, worse case scenario(if this scarf thing doesn't pan out) I shorten it Polish it up and have a 75-80 pound wall hanger.
I do appreciate all the feed back guys.

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If you don't feel confident in the scarf patch, instead of just shortening both tips, how about trying to make it a two-piece takedown bow with a new limb to replace the one you sanded into too much? I've seen other posts where guys will take a good limb from a bow that failed and make another limb for it. It's a little more expensive than your current solution, but I think it would be better to do that than to make wall art out of the bow.

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The scarf repair scares me, I am afraid it Will lift and... Could you pike it and narrow the limbs? I did repairs on 2 D/R longbows for friends where tips were smashed in doors or tail gates. Both had to be piked, narrowed and new tip overlays glued on..I did not enjoy these repairs.. Most guys only sand the belly side to reduce weight or adjust tiller. I think someone here on TG peeled the back glass off and replaced it with new glass on a bow..maybe it was JamesV?
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EwokArcher
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It's not a recurve, I feel like there should be near zero limb movement this close to the tip which will work in my favor.
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Crooked Stic
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Well good luck.

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Well good luck.There is bending there thin part of the limb.

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I hate it when that happens.

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The old boo-boo is about where I'm pointing and the overlays is about 3 inches on either side of the joint. Gluing on a new tip and I'll start putting it through some testing on the tillering tree

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Crooked Stic
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Looks good. but the glass butt joint there will be you problem eventually. I could be wrong though.

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