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Online J. Holden

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Bamboo Backed something...
« on: September 15, 2019, 07:09:37 PM »
I believe I have a piece of Ipe that I'm working with.  It was found on the side of the road.  Anyway, I've made a z splice and glued it up.  I've got a piece of prepped bamboo that I'm planning on glueing up to back the bow.  I'm considering using EA-40 for this process.  Do I have to heat it?  Is there an epoxy, or other material, that wouldn't require a heat to cure it?

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Re: Bamboo Backed something...
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2019, 09:31:08 PM »
EA-40 works fine at room temp. Just takes 24hrs to cure. Which is not a problem if you are using clamps or strapping. Every 18deg increase over 70deg cuts the cure time in half.

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Re: Bamboo Backed something...
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2019, 06:10:02 AM »
What kind of neighborhood do you live in?  There’s Ipe just laying along the road?
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Online J. Holden

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Re: Bamboo Backed something...
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2019, 07:48:02 AM »
Bvas, Illinois wouldn’t give us anything good for free.  A coworker saw the hunk of wood and thought of me.  He pulled over and brought it into work.  It’s so dense and dark red that I have to believe it’s ipe.  Regardless, thanks for the reply.

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