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bowlock
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Hi Folks,

I’m new to TradGang and hoping someone here can give me a bit of advice. I’m tooling up to make a wood/glass laminated one piece recurve. I see that there are a couple of methods to curing the epoxy, 1) the air pressured hose in a laminating oven and: 2) Laminating Press Heat Strip System. Which of these two do you suggest I use.
…and does anyone know of other options for bowyer suppliers other than Bingham and 3Rivers, ( they seem fine but more choices would be better )

Thanks and Good Shooting

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Dick in Seattle
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I get my supplies from Kenny's Custom Archery. I have used air hose and heat strips, but prefer clamps and an oven. The other pressure system is rubber bands over a form.

While I only build traditional longbows, you can pick up a lot of good info for a new builder on my web site:

www.dickwightman.com


i try to post information of particular interest to new builders.

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Swissbow
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I'm using the rubber band method and I got good results with it so far. I have a build along for a one piece recurve ready for download on my website ( look at the download section )...

www.swissbow.com

Like Dick I got most of my supplies from Kenny. He's a good guy to deal with and his lams are absolutely awesome.

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Andy

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Thanks for the information guys...I hope to post my first bow by summer

Gary

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Kenny has awesome Osage lams too if you want to do a laminated wood bow.

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