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Online Bully

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Carbon Fiber Lams?
« on: October 19, 2019, 07:06:08 PM »
Does anyone know where I can score woven carbon fiber lams for back/belly? 

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Re: Carbon Fiber Lams?
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2019, 07:36:20 PM »
We had this discussion already.
You tell us how this turned out.
"  Bully----------- The carbon fiber showed up last night.  I've decided that I will put it under a layer of clear glass.  I'll order that today or Monday.
I'm going to grab the hickory this morning.  I will also look to build the form this weekend but no promises.  I'm still not 100% on how I want my form to be; IE: do I want to do a rubber band wrap or a bondage wrap (rope and wedges).  Once I figure that out, I'll get her going."
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Re: Carbon Fiber Lams?
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2019, 07:39:23 PM »
We had this discussion already.
You tell us how this turned out.
"  Bully----------- The carbon fiber showed up last night.  I've decided that I will put it under a layer of clear glass.  I'll order that today or Monday.
I'm going to grab the hickory this morning.  I will also look to build the form this weekend but no promises.  I'm still not 100% on how I want my form to be; IE: do I want to do a rubber band wrap or a bondage wrap (rope and wedges).  Once I figure that out, I'll get her going."
I got CF cloth and am using it for something else.  I decided it's not what I wanted.  I'm looking for actual woven CF lams. 
So yes.  "We" had a similar discussion, but not really. 

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Re: Carbon Fiber Lams?
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2019, 07:43:43 PM »
If you google Carbon Fiber Backing you will know more than we do which will be nothing.
Binghams Projects  has some carbon fiber lams, but they are not for backing.
If you call them they will know more than we do. maybe
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Re: Carbon Fiber Lams?
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2019, 08:35:03 PM »
I have used the Gordon's uni-carbon from Binghams on a few bows under glass ,OMC used to sell some carbon composite lams that could be used stand alone but there out of Bueisness now I have never used carbon on the belly , what kind of bow are you making ?
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Re: Carbon Fiber Lams?
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2019, 04:53:46 AM »
I have never used carbon on the belly , what kind of bow are you making ?
A longbow.  I am currently doing a 'boo backed ipe but have leftover material and kind of want to play with it and CF. 

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Re: Carbon Fiber Lams?
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2019, 05:57:19 AM »
Carbon can get kinda pricy playing with it ,ask me how I know :biglaugh: that Binghams/Gordons is around $50 a lam I think Crookestick has a place that you could get some cheaper I think thats Uni also, good luck with your exsperment !
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Re: Carbon Fiber Lams?
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2019, 06:04:41 AM »
Carbon can get kinda pricy playing with it ,ask me how I know :biglaugh: that Binghams/Gordons is around $50 a lam I think Crookestick has a place that you could get some cheaper I think thats Uni also, good luck with your exsperment !
I know.  That said, I build bolt action rifles for fun so this all seems like a bargain right now. 
I'm looking for the woven stuff for belly/back.  Belcher used to carry it but he doesn't sell bow building material anymore. 

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Re: Carbon Fiber Lams?
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2019, 08:22:48 AM »
I think Dale Dye has carbon. Guys like Morrison -Zipper and Dryad use it. More to keep their radical recurves from doing the twist. I suppose if you get your design optimized on a longbow then add the carbon you may gain a few FPS.
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Re: Carbon Fiber Lams?
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2019, 01:22:57 PM »
Apparently Gordon's makes a unidirectional carbon laminate, never seen it offered by a retailer.
This was my offering from another thread;


Here is a outfit that sells carbon sheet material in addition to prepegs. Sheet stock is pretty spendy. Prepeg laminated to clear glass might work depending on what you have in mind.

https://www.rockwestcomposites.com/plates-panels-angles/carbon-fiber-plate/carbon-fiber-fabric-plate


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