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Limb Wedge Grain Orientation
« on: January 04, 2020, 08:46:48 PM »
I have a piece of wenge that I'm wanting to use in a limb wedge. I'm a little concerned about the direction of the grain. Is it gonna cause me issues? It isn't wide enough to use if I cut it the way I'd prefer.

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Re: Limb Wedge Grain Orientation
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2020, 09:32:14 PM »
Plain, rift or radially sawn has some effect on the way the wood bends in thicker sections, but as long as there are no knots or pins, it shouldn't really cause any noticeable difference in performance or reliability for a wedge. With that being said, I'm sure everyone has a preference.

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Re: Limb Wedge Grain Orientation
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2020, 05:27:41 AM »
I don’t see that it should make any difference.That wedge will be baked in between layers of wood and glass.
In a self bow from a stave with flat grain the bow is bending and being shot usually without any reinforcement.

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Re: Limb Wedge Grain Orientation
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2020, 08:08:02 AM »
Edge probably the best. Like Bue said being between other wood and glass your okay.
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Re: Limb Wedge Grain Orientation
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2020, 09:25:23 AM »
Should be ok, but you could slice it and glue back to improve if you wanted. The wenge will be near black with finish anyway...
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Re: Limb Wedge Grain Orientation
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2020, 07:59:01 PM »
Thanks for easing my mind guys. I was gonna use it anyway but it makes me feel better having a second opinion.

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