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Offline NOMADIC PIRATE

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Re: How to make Knox glue?
« Reply #45 on: July 11, 2007, 10:51:01 am »
Question,.....If knox/hide glues are so strong, how come for wood/bamboo backed bows TB/URAC/EPOXY are always used ?


or at least, I've never heard the opposite ;D
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Offline PatM

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Re: How to make Knox glue?
« Reply #46 on: July 11, 2007, 05:26:16 pm »
Laziness. :) If there is a quicker, more reliable way, people tend to use it but properly applied hide glue joints are just as strong in a laminated application.
 Pat
 PS Purists like Japp Kppedrayer make their laminated bows with natural glues.

Offline Hillbilly

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Re: How to make Knox glue?
« Reply #47 on: July 11, 2007, 05:43:04 pm »
Manny, those highly stressed old Asiatic hornbows were put together with natural glues. The problem isn't the strength, the main thing to me and probably many others who live in wet, humid places is lack of water resistance, and as Pat said, laziness.
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