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Mad Max
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looking good

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Get that thing in the oven and let the real fun begin!!!
Looking good Mike!

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Thanks guys! Barry-patience my little grasshopper! I've got to make this build a long last. I'm going to Colorado this weekend so I won't get to work on the bow.
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Glue up is one of those rare times that I clean everything off of my table. I put masking paper on it to keep the epoxy off.
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I run a sanding block along the edge of the lams to get these splinters off. If you don't they will end up in your epoxy.
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Then I carefully blow all of the surfaces off with my air compressor. When all of thee components are clean, I stack them in the order that they will be epoxied.
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Then I flip everything over so the front sides are facing up cause they get glued first. Double check your veneer if you are using clear glass so you get the side you want to show facing up. It will be against the glass when you flip it back over.
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I spread the epoxy with a small foam roller rather than a putty knife. Saves a lot of epoxy. A friend of mine worked at Great Plains Archery for a stint and he told me that's how they did it. I butter two pieces at once then flip one over.
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Looking good
Have a good time

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Before I mate them together, I look down the length of the lams across the light and make sure there are no dry spots.
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The bottom stack is all glued up and ready to be moved to the form.
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Butter the bottom of the riser real good.
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Lookin good Mike!!

I write out on the lam at the tip s to keep track of what I want showing .

I can't wait to see this bow !!

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This is my home made clamp to hold the riser and bottom lams in place while the belly lams are being buttered and taped down. This thing is worth its weight in gold!
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I forgot to mention that the entire form is covered with clear plastic wrap before any lams are put on it. Here is a picture for the bottom lams and riser clamped in place. Even with the clamp, the riser will want to slide around a little. Might have to adjust the clamp a little till it all settles into place.
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When the belly lams are buttered I use strapping tape to pull them tightly against the bottom lams.
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Didn't look like enough epoxy? It's already starting to ooze out!

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Lots of good tips!
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Then another layer of clear plastic to keep from gluing the pressure strip or air hose to the limbs.
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I almost didn't mix enough epoxy!
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The pressure strip, air hose and top form are in place. I make sure the pressure strip is centered and the air hose is also centered before I add any air. I don't want the hose pushing out to one side.
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I also want to add make sure the belly lams don't stick up above the riser ramps. The hose will fold the ends of the lams over the riser and create a void along the top of the ramp.

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I add those little pieces of wood along the ramps to force more pressure there. Just makes me feel better.
Here she is out of the oven.
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And free from the form.
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Looking good. Can't wait to see her cleaned up.

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nice work

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Oh yes!!! Now to the exciting creative stuff you do so well!!! Scoot to the edge of your seats boys... it's about to get real
Interesting!!!

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