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Re: EA-40 measuring ?
« Reply #40 on: September 30, 2019, 06:24:31 PM »
Didn't see a darn bit of difference between lower and higher curing temps.

Glue joints all held intact and the wood separated.

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Re: EA-40 measuring ?
« Reply #41 on: September 30, 2019, 06:33:38 PM »
Knew it...  Thanks Buddy... 

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Re: EA-40 measuring ?
« Reply #42 on: September 30, 2019, 09:18:17 PM »
You guys are over thinking things...
Ea40 is probably the most forgiving epoxy out there it’s really hard to screw it up. I know bowyers that do everything from 50/50 by weight , 50/50 by volume, 2-1 by volume, and 2-1 by weight and just about everything in between. And every one of them are successful bowyers with astounding reputations!
I personally do 2-1by weight and have never had a glue de-lamination. I do 2-1 just for a higher HDT..
the biggest mistake people make IMO is not mixing properly or using old glue. I designed a tool that I chuck in a drill to mix with. I then place it in a container of acetone until the next glue up. I also transfer to a clean cup after mixing to ensure I don’t have any unmixed glue somewhere. Just in case!!
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Re: EA-40 measuring ?
« Reply #43 on: September 30, 2019, 10:00:21 PM »
I put a lot of effort into over thinking things. Not interested in complacency.

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Re: EA-40 measuring ?
« Reply #44 on: October 01, 2019, 01:58:47 AM »
For a flat laid longbow style I have always used 72 grams of part A to 58 grams of part B.For curves with less laminations  I reduce amount by percentage of total surface area to be covered as in less laminations. Mix with popcicle sticks in well cleaned table spread container. Wipe lams with pure alcohol prior, and keep them in hotbox until close to glue up time.Humidity is nearly always a problem here.

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Re: EA-40 measuring ?
« Reply #45 on: October 01, 2019, 06:28:26 AM »
I've been accused of a lot of things..

But over thinking was never one of em:)

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Re: EA-40 measuring ?
« Reply #46 on: October 01, 2019, 06:29:58 AM »
lol Roy

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