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Offline Madake2Osage

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Repairing a handle break
« 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.

Offline Joseph

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Re: Repairing a handle break
« Reply #1 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
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Offline Madake2Osage

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Re: Repairing a handle break
« Reply #2 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!

Offline Rigs

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Re: Repairing a handle break
« Reply #3 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...

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