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State Trad Bowhunting Orgs => MONTANA - Traditional Bowhunters of Montana => Topic started by: Madake2Osage on April 20, 2008, 12:13:00 PM

Title: Repairing a handle break
Post by: Madake2Osage on April 20, 2008, 12:13:00 PM
I've just taken a Shag Bark Hickory core with a Madake Bamboo backing bow off the mold. I was trying one of Dean Torges mold designs.  It incorporates a single center post.  (I generally use two center posts, about 4 inches apart.  Anyway, sometime during the setup period the Hickory splintered just under the bamboo backing, (center of the handle).  It is a splinter kind of thing that goes from one side to the other, about 1 inch in length. Suggestions for repair would certainly be appreiciated. As you know, Madake is hard to come by and I do not want to give up on this bow.
Title: Re: Repairing a handle break
Post by: Joseph on April 25, 2008, 12:55:00 PM
Only suggestion I would have would be superglue but you might want to ask Walt Francis, he has a lot of experience with wood bows.  Joseph
Title: Re: Repairing a handle break
Post by: Madake2Osage on April 25, 2008, 12:59:00 PM
Thanks for replying.  I have superglued the break and it hs held up through tillering.  I just wondered if there were any oter ways to go.  Thanks again!
Title: Re: Repairing a handle break
Post by: Rigs on August 03, 2008, 03:14:00 AM
Can u buy fiberglass 1" 8oz. tape, soak in smooth on and wrap the area of interst?  Cover with a leather grip and you  may be just fine...

Happy hunting,
Jason