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Offline DuBois

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knot troubles
« on: September 13, 2017, 12:21:08 pm »
64" bendy handle with flipped tips and going for 50-55# at 29"
All near mid limb. Hole by raised knot  may be a bug but theres no evidence of any elsewhere and no other hole of entry. I was under rings and may also be a thorn hole: not deep.
Should I be concerned about any of these and if so how would you treat them each.

Thanks in advance,

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Re: knot troubles
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2017, 12:27:40 pm »
The top knot if left as is will cause you problems. Cut the this side off and thin the side down some if you can without making the bow too narrow. Also because wjere it is, id make it a touch stiffer. Not much though.

That bottom pic is the worst. Try to carve the entire thing out and make it a smooth transition to the rest of the stave.
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Re: knot troubles
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2017, 12:42:49 pm »
Thanks Kevin, I'll see what I can do.
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Re: knot troubles
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2017, 01:51:49 pm »
wait I dont agree,,
I think if you carve the whole thing out ,, not gonna be enough wood,,
try for a lighter weight bow,,and get another piece of wood for the 55# bow,,
that stave is a bit narrow anyway,, ok,, now do what you want,, (-P

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Re: knot troubles
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2017, 05:14:39 pm »
Brad, that woods not narrow, I just have big thumbs. In fact I've been told I'm all thumbs.
Well, I did what Sleek said and like the results. Think I got plenty of wood to make 50# if  do it right.
Packed the little hole with SG and dust real good and just wonder if it should get a wrap or just left alone?

That last pic of nothing there is where I took out the little knot on the side
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