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Offline sam barrett

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Is dymondwood brittle?
« on: September 25, 2020, 10:43:23 AM »
Hey guys, I've read on some forums that dymondwood is brittle?  In your experience do you think that's true?  I thought it was supposed to be pretty tough, but have never actually used it before.  I do own an ilf riser made with dymondwood and have no problems, but just wanted to get some opinions from people with more experience than me.  Thanks!

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Re: Is dymondwood brittle?
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2020, 01:29:52 PM »
It is brittle in areas where you would have a thin part. Such as the sides of an ILF pocket. If you left it flat on the pad probably be okay.
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Offline buckeyebowhunter

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Re: Is dymondwood brittle?
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2020, 09:02:54 PM »
I actually prefer working with it and have not had any problems. Just don't put it in the oven to cure glue. I learned the hard way.

Offline Tim Finley

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Re: Is dymondwood brittle?
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2020, 12:03:54 PM »
Diamond wood is no longer made but there are others . Diamond wood came in different hardness one being more compressed and was a little brittle and would crack in the edges of the lams . LDX  (low density) was the one for bows it was less brittle not compressed as hard and didn't crack from heat or stress . I have used Webb wood and they have about the same material as LDX Diamond wood and it seems to be ok for bows.

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