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Offline Mike L.

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Re: Don't tell me to cool down...
« Reply #20 on: March 04, 2019, 03:36:13 PM »
What temp/time are you guys curing?  You leave the bow in the press at room temp for 4 hours under pressure, crooked stic?  Is that to clean up the glue lines?  Like let extra glue push out?


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Re: Don't tell me to cool down...
« Reply #21 on: March 04, 2019, 03:46:07 PM »
According to Big Jim is helps to minimize the amount of gas released from certain woods therefore minimizing bubbles. A trick that would have been handy a month ago.
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Re: Don't tell me to cool down...
« Reply #22 on: March 04, 2019, 03:57:32 PM »
I do mine around 140

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Re: Don't tell me to cool down...
« Reply #23 on: March 04, 2019, 05:34:24 PM »
According to Big Jim is helps to minimize the amount of gas released from certain woods therefore minimizing bubbles. A trick that would have been handy a month ago.

Aw geez, I can see where this is going  :laughing:
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Re: Don't tell me to cool down...
« Reply #24 on: March 04, 2019, 06:04:25 PM »
I don't know the answer other then what's said here or from smooth on but I never short cut any thing figure it will come back to bite me , the devils in the details on any good build why risk it not worth it to me !
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Re: Don't tell me to cool down...
« Reply #25 on: March 04, 2019, 10:52:29 PM »
  Bring it down to room temp and then  Cryo-Set the limbs by dipping in some liquid nitrogen...

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Re: Don't tell me to cool down...
« Reply #26 on: March 05, 2019, 05:37:29 AM »
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Re: Don't tell me to cool down...
« Reply #27 on: March 05, 2019, 05:48:10 AM »
Think I'll just stick with wood bows.

Those gwass bows seem too high tech for me.

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Re: Don't tell me to cool down...
« Reply #28 on: March 05, 2019, 07:59:16 AM »
Leave under pressure for awhile helps with getting air bubbles out. If the glue is curing before they are gone then they are trapped.
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Re: Don't tell me to cool down...
« Reply #29 on: March 05, 2019, 11:50:11 AM »
Good tip right there. Thanks Mike  :thumbsup:

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Re: Don't tell me to cool down...
« Reply #30 on: March 05, 2019, 12:36:42 PM »
No kidding.  I never heard that before. I’m wondering if I should use different temp and times for curing.  I think I got the 180 degrees for 4 hours from Bingham instructions, but I can’t say for sure now.  It seems to work.  And I’ve always just set the timer and it’s cooled to room temp by the next morning.
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