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Pat B
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Yeah, I'm hoping the coloration and pattern also remain in good shape after sanding.

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I'm looking forward to seeing this one. Thanks!
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Pat B
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I'm having a hard time finding Weldwood Plastic Resin. I've checked all my local options and gone on line. I can find it on line but the stuff with the normal price($6.95-$8.95 for 1# tub) is not available and where it is available they want almost $30 plus shipping(about $15).
I do have Urac185 but the last time I used it was 4 or 5 years ago and it was 3 or 4 years old then. Even though it has been in the frig since I still don't think I can trust it.
I can and may use TBIII if I can't find the Weldwood Plastic Resin.

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https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=+Weldwood+Plastic+Resin
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It went up in price. I bought the Weldwood plastic resin based on Pat's recommendation a couple months for $9 on amazon. I just glued up a tri-lam with it 2 days ago. I'll provide a review of it after I finish tillering it. I'm impressed with it so far.

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Pat B
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Thanks Roy. A PA member had bought a 4.5# tub a while back and offered to send me a baggie full. I found it for $25 to $30 on a few sites but the shipping was $15 to $17 bucks. I don't need it that bad.
Benton, looking forward to your review. I know I was impressed when I used it a few years ago. I learned about it many years ago when a PA member from Italy talked about it. Albi used it exclusively on his incredible backed and multi-lam bows he built.

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Yupper Pat..
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looking good so far [thumbsup]
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Pat B
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I got back at it this past week. First I covered the backing strip with masking tape to protect it at glue up...
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...then cut 3 thin pieces of wood of graduating lengths that will be the riser...
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...then time to glue it all together...
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...and the results...
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I'll sand the edges smooth, mark out the riser and cut it out. Then I'll pre-tiller the lemonwood belly to prepare for glue-up.
to be continued...

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I did a little more work today. First I sanded the sides of the handle area flat so I could mark it all out...
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...then I marked out the side view of the handle and fades and marked the beginning limb thickness(5/8"), done with the backing included...
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Next will be rough shaping the side profile of the handle and reduce to the initial limb thickness. ...to be continued...

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Are you cutting a shelf into that bow. What is the measurement from end fade to end fade.? I'm thinking 12".
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4 inch handle and four inch fades I believe he said.

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quote:
Originally posted by BMorv:
It went up in price. I bought the Weldwood plastic resin based on Pat's recommendation a couple months for $9 on amazon. I just glued up a tri-lam with it 2 days ago. I'll provide a review of it after I finish tillering it. I'm impressed with it so far.

$9.. in Canada I paid $42 shipping included for a one pound tub.
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Pat B
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4" handle centered on the bow, 4" fades. The limbs are 1 1/2" out 12" then tapering to 3/4" tips(for now, will finish out at 3/8").
No, I won't be cutting in a shelf. The bow will have a bulbous handle and I may add a small leather rest at the arrow pass.

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Silly question, will the 12 inch riser area be stiff through the fades then 28 inches of working limb? I'm looking at the pic with the side view of the riser lay out. I know that's a rough out line but looks like it will be stiff.

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