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Grinding tip wedges
« on: June 21, 2022, 04:31:10 PM »
I'm wondering how you all grind your tip wedges.  Thinkin and thinkin and I wonder how to avoid damaging the sled (if one can call it that).
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Re: Grinding tip wedges
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2022, 04:57:54 PM »
grind them down to about .010 at the fade end and hand sand with a flat block to a feather end.
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Re: Grinding tip wedges
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2022, 05:08:36 PM »
grind them down to about .010 at the fade end and hand sand with a flat block to a feather end.

Seems like a good solution.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Grinding tip wedges
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2022, 05:31:52 PM »
I glue them onto a small scrap wood block with spray contact cement and grind them on a belt. The CC comes off easy if you put it on the finish side of the glass. I assume we are talking about fiberglass wedges?
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Re: Grinding tip wedges
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2022, 05:33:51 PM »
I glue them onto a small scrap wood block with spray contact cement and grind them on a belt. The CC comes off easy if you put it on the finish side of the glass. I assume we are talking about fiberglass wedges?

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Re: Grinding tip wedges
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2022, 07:12:25 PM »
I glue them onto a small scrap wood block with spray contact cement and grind them on a belt. The CC comes off easy if you put it on the finish side of the glass. I assume we are talking about fiberglass wedges?

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That's correct,  talking about wood tip wedges and power lams.
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Re: Grinding tip wedges
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2022, 07:13:56 PM »
On that fiberglass note,  I believe Craig Ekin uses glass wedges in the tips of his bows.
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Re: Grinding tip wedges
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2022, 06:53:18 AM »
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Re: Grinding tip wedges
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2022, 07:46:57 AM »
Cut your wedge wood long for 2 wedges, taper both ends and then cut in half.
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Re: Grinding tip wedges
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2022, 08:56:41 AM »
I use an .008 taper sled for my TW and PL's

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Re: Grinding tip wedges
« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2022, 09:05:06 AM »
I use an .008 taper sled for my TW and PL's

TW ??   Take down wedges??
.080 ??
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Re: Grinding tip wedges
« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2022, 09:07:20 AM »
If when you build your form you put a built in  kick back on the tip you save the weight of the wedge. Did it by mistake once and it works well to keep string angle good.
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Re: Grinding tip wedges
« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2022, 10:59:27 AM »
If when you build your form you put a built in  kick back on the tip you save the weight of the wedge. Did it by mistake once and it works well to keep string angle good.

Yep, Ken Rohloff told me once as long as the tip is stable, just increase the reflex a bit...
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Re: Grinding tip wedges
« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2022, 11:05:52 AM »
tip wedges  Max

I have a 24 inch long'.008 per inch taper,  taper sled that I grind my tip wedges and power lams on.
.008 was the taper I found worked best for me in my RD bows .
I adjust the length of the wedges and power lams as needed for the bow I'm building

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Re: Grinding tip wedges
« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2022, 12:04:23 PM »
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