Well Guys I have a 70 inch piece of lemon wood that is 1.5 wide and tapered from 7/16 at center to 5/16 at the tips. I have boo backing strips and ipe belly lams 1/4 and 1/8th inch thick. Question is what can I do with this? Can I glue it up with a 1/4 or 1/8th ipe belly like it is or do I need to taper the lemon down some more? Problem with tapering the lemon is id have to do it by hand and I doubt I could get it perfect. Weight doesn't matter 45-60 will work.
-------------------- Life is to short to pass up anything that could potentially be bow wood! Posts: 566 | From: Richmond County North Carolina | Registered: May 2017
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I get precise when I'm making tri lams. Fractions don't cut it for me, sorry Roy. I use .190" with a .002"/inch taper for all of my cores to keep it constant, and I adjust my belly lam when trying to hit different weights. Not sure how much I can help if you don't have an accurate way to taper your cores. It's just not the way I do it. If I had the wood you do, I would do the following: bamboo - .125" tapered approximately 0.002/inch Lemon core- .190" tapered 0.002" Ipe core- .25" tapered 0.002" That would get you close to 50-55 lbs depending on bow length, width, riser length, etc. etc. Other's may have better options for you.
-------------------- Life is too short to use marginal bow wood Posts: 440 | From: Louisiana | Registered: Apr 2016
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