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kennym
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Ben it is probably about 15* , but I just set it so it is long so it won't come apart when forced down in form.

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I like the looks of that riser you chose on that one cant wait to see it carved out ! I like your radius jig for your band saw good idea , I dont have time to make one maybe cut mine on the bandsaw & patern sand to dimension . Im glad you decided to do the build its giving me a lot of ideas !
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Adding a little every nite. Almost back to where I was when it went South the first time, but saving my work more often now. See , you can learn an ol dawg stuff! [Big Grin]

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Great build along so far kenny [thumbsup]
Wish you had done this about a year ago, before I built my first bow. Woulda saved me compiling info from 30 different threads here on TG. Lol

I got a question/comment. Now granted I don’t use air hose, so this is purely observation. I understand the use of wedges to gain pressure in the tight radius spots. But I would have thought you would put them between the hose and upper form to ensure a nice rounded pressure on the lams.

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You could be right on that Brad, but it seemed the place to put them at the moment! LOL

It probably didn't matter up that far on the fades and got a good glue line so not sure, if I do another without changing the form again, I will try it!

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Ok here comes the newbe questions for you guys ,does it mater when building up a riser if I use kiln dried boards and if the grain is strait does it matter if flat sawn or 1/4 also can I use comercial veneeres the thin stuff in the riser pattern , I have kiln dried bubinga,purple heart ,walnut, and air dried osage & maple,hickory any advice appreciated ! Being new over here I dont know if this is the right place to ask or start a different thread ?
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Yeah Kenny... I would put them above the hose... It will add the pressure...
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Ritchie, kiln dried is probably best, if not dry it will shrink a bit. And if you put any glass or phenolic in it , you will be able to feel the joint later, never had one fail but sure irritating to be able to feel the joint on it.

Where were you going to use the commercial veneer? As accents they would be fine but a little thin for my liking as most are .022", would'nt show up as well as a .060" line in the riser.

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That's a good thing to know Kenny on the air dried wood never really thought of it ,I was just going to accent out a peace of shop veneere with the commercial stuff I have a bunch collecting dust lying around but maybe I should make it simple on the first , does the phenolic add more strength then wood ? I found some ebony I have that I forgot about that I thought would look good caped out with a lighter veneere wood I was going to just use a solid riser at first then I seen all you guys fancy risers ! so figured I would spruce it up a bit.
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Kenny is right about the phenolic and wood moving at different rates. Never had one fail either but it bugs me.Using phenolic with stabilized wood would be better. You can always ibeam with stronger wood or ibeam with the same wood. I found a veneer suplier that has thin stuff and thicker stuff that is dyed that can be used for veneers or accents.
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Thanks for the site there Stick & info I will put that one in my pocket, I got a new Lenox venerre blade for my band saw I want to try out see how it works but need to pick up some glass or phenolic.
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I ve gotten veneers from B&B and they are good quality. The exotics I've gotten from them are .021 but if they are going to be a part of the stack, best get the veneers first, measure and then grind or order the rest of the stack.

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That riser grip is looking awsome kenny ,!
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Thanks Ritchie, may be able to work on it a bit this week!

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Very nice, Kenny.
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