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Offline nguidi328

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HHB Selfbow - Am I in Trouble?
« on: May 12, 2019, 11:55:24 am »
Hey Guys,
I have a bow Iíve roughed out and floor-tillered, itís from an eastern hop horn beam stave I cut about 8 years ago. I think itís going to be a great bow, but I noticed a hatchet nick in the back, about 6-8Ē from the top limb fade. Based on the depth, I assume itís through the outermost growth ring.

What should I do? I was thinking fill with epoxy. Or do I need to back it?

Thanks!

Offline HedgeHunter

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Re: HHB Selfbow - Am I in Trouble?
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2019, 12:03:10 pm »
Yer Ok. Fill in with locktite 401 or BSI super thin super glue.

Youll be ok.

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Re: HHB Selfbow - Am I in Trouble?
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2019, 12:21:58 pm »
Forget it's there and keep going. If you must do something to make yourself feel better, lightly pack some fine saw dust in there and then soak it in thin super glue till it wont hold any more. Then sand it smooth, or do a wrap around it when you are done tillering.
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Offline DC

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Re: HHB Selfbow - Am I in Trouble?
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2019, 12:51:02 pm »
By the time you round off the corners it will hardly show. It's right on the edge so it shouldn't be an issue.
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Offline nguidi328

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Re: HHB Selfbow - Am I in Trouble?
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2019, 02:02:58 pm »
Thanks for the replies.  So thereís no concern about this being the source of a break down the road? After putting in all this work, I feel like I need to be overly cautious. Probably will fill with sawdust/glue. Thanks guys!

Offline George Tsoukalas

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Re: HHB Selfbow - Am I in Trouble?
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2019, 02:14:32 pm »
How far is it from the nick to the other end of the stave? What I mean is if you remove the nick how much width do you have.

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Offline nguidi328

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Re: HHB Selfbow - Am I in Trouble?
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2019, 05:27:01 pm »
Good idea, but it's a hair over 1-1/4" wide, so I'm pretty strapped for width as it is.  I guess I'll just have to fill it. 

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Re: HHB Selfbow - Am I in Trouble?
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2019, 05:42:51 pm »
I think if it was me, I'd go ahead and round out the edges and then maybe fill it with superglue if I was still concerned

Offline nguidi328

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Re: HHB Selfbow - Am I in Trouble?
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2019, 05:45:23 pm »
I'll round it out a bit. How much can one round out the back? 1/4"?

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Re: HHB Selfbow - Am I in Trouble?
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2019, 06:34:12 pm »
Yes, that would be too narrow. it is a good spot. Fill it  with HHB sawdust set in glue as was suggested. Jawge
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Re: HHB Selfbow - Am I in Trouble?
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2019, 08:03:25 pm »
  Barely bending thick just out of fades in that area...Do as suggested with super glue and some dust, you'll forget it is there...Iron wood is really tough stuff...It has it's name for a reason...
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Re: HHB Selfbow - Am I in Trouble?
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2019, 04:02:20 am »
I would fill with glue as suggested but wouldn't round off much, rounding will just put it on the edge and I would rather have it where it is than on the edge. JMO. HHB is tough so you should be fine. :)
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Offline rps3

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Re: HHB Selfbow - Am I in Trouble?
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2019, 06:07:18 am »
I'm a little surprised by the answers so far. It looks like the bow is begging to break there on my computer screen. Good luck with it though.

Offline George Tsoukalas

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Re: HHB Selfbow - Am I in Trouble?
« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2019, 06:50:49 am »
Thanks, rps3. Sorry. I read top. I missed that it was top limb fade.

I hate things like that on a working limb.

I'd draw knife it it out and leave it thicker in that area as I tillered.

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Offline bradsmith2010

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Re: HHB Selfbow - Am I in Trouble?
« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2019, 08:07:33 am »
It will probably be ok as the ones with experience suggested,.,is it possible to go down a growth ring to get rid of it,,,just thinking out loud,,,I have never worked with that wood(W