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Roy from Pa
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I use rubber bands to "clamp" tip overlays.

Me too.. And have never had one come loose or off using smooth on.

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quote:
Originally posted by Shredd:
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Originally posted by Robertfishes:
I The weight of the clamps can twist the ends of your limbs if too much heat is applied

You don't need C-clamps... Trust me... All you need is a little spring loaded clamp... Knock wood I have not had a tip fail yet...
some recurves are not flat at the tip, so a c clamp is needed.
then when you file the string grove in, it springs back.

them flat bow people dont no nuffin. [Smile]

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At least flat bow folks know how to spell, enough.. [Smile]
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what?

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quote:
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Agree with Robert on the blue cap gorilla glue. How did you survive hurricane Irma Robert?

I have had to work pretty much non stop since Saturday..We went to our house yesterday afternoon,no electric, I made a bunch of ice jugs and put them in freezer and fridge before storm. no damage to house or bow shop, but truck loads of small oak limbs all over the yard and barn. We cleaned out freezer and fridge and took contents to my office where I have a 150kw diesel generator and 500 gallons of fuel. Hope you guys also came thru it with no big problems too.

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About the same no structural damage. Lots and lots of limbs down. 20 trailer load to curb already and that's just the front of yard. Just got power back a little while ago
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Sorry to hijack the thread. Just checking on a buddy
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I would form the overlays to fit the curve... [Wink]
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Maxi boy hain't that smart.. [Smile]
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quote:
Originally posted by Shredd:
quote:
Originally posted by Robertfishes:
I The weight of the clamps can twist the ends of your limbs if too much heat is applied

You don't need C-clamps... Trust me... All you need is a little spring loaded clamp... Knock wood I have not had a tip fail yet...
I agree,I did use small C clamps on the first few bows I built, I was worried about crushing the glass with too much pressure. Back in 2010 I bought some spring clamps. Now I have about 30 harbor freight spring clamps. For tips I mostly use three 050 phenolic pieces, I glue them one at a time,they are pretty flexible and the little spring clamps have no problem holding them down on a recurve limb. The Gorrila brand Super Glue sets very quick and you better be ready and steady when you put your piece onto the bow..I put a piece of masking tape across the limb and glue the first piece onto the limb 1/16" from the tape, after clamping wipe excess glue off of limb.
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thanks for all the replies.
I will look at getting some smooth on, sounds handy. I did pick up some gorilla blue cap superglue for the time being. I will use a light clamp. The gorilla glue says 1 drop per square inch, not that I am that follows directions, but a would expect more than 1 drop for this. I was planning on 4-5 drops and extra would squeeze out. Thoughts? My tip overlay for this bow are 1.25 x 0.625"

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Try the rubber band trick. It works great and holds at just the right pressure.
Do pre-shape the overlay, at least where it tapers to the limb so you get a good transition.

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I wet both glue surfaces and get some squeeze out. I wipe off excess glue with a clean rag and a q-tip. When working with super glue you must have good ventilation and work fast..it sets pretty darn fast. I got some Bowyers CA glue once and it did set slower, not sure if it's still made though. Again make sure you have good ventilation in your work area. I have a exaust fan that vents outside of shop.
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I also put masking tape on the spring clamp pads..in case glue get on them. And I put butchers paper on bench under tips to catch any glue that may drip off.
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When I use spring clamps I was referring to working with ea-40... Super glue may be a different animal and may need a tight fit for better adhesion...
Maybe someone can chime in about this...

Note... Always put enough glue on to have plenty of squeeze-out...

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