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Offline Eric Krewson

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fixing the worst of the worst, getting it done
« on: May 14, 2019, 07:34:16 am »
Here goes;

First I glued all the parts back together to give me a surface to glue to. The string acts as a very strong clamp for irregular shapes.

Offline Eric Krewson

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« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2019, 07:35:07 am »
Next I filed away all the previous overlays;

Offline Eric Krewson

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Re: fixing the worst of the worst, getting it done
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2019, 07:36:05 am »
I bent a new overlay on the same form I bent the static tips;


Offline Eric Krewson

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Re: fixing the worst of the worst, getting it done
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2019, 07:37:19 am »
Test fit, pretty good;

Offline Eric Krewson

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« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2019, 07:39:38 am »
Glued up and waiting for the next step;

Offline bradsmith2010

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« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2019, 08:57:17 am »
looking good,, )P(

Offline hoosierf

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Re: fixing the worst of the worst, getting it done
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2019, 03:39:48 pm »
Nice job. If I tried that the overlay would pop right off. Doh!

Offline NorthHeart

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Re: fixing the worst of the worst, getting it done
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2019, 05:22:09 pm »
Nice!

Offline Eric Krewson

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Re: fixing the worst of the worst, getting it done
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2019, 11:08:10 am »
A blurry picture but the first lam is on;


Offline Eric Krewson

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Re: fixing the worst of the worst, getting it done
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2019, 11:14:06 am »
The second lam turned out to be a real pain to get bent just right. The first lam could be any shape and it would go on perfectly. The second one had to be perfectly bent for a perfect fit with no tension that might weaken the glue line.

I made 4 different forms and bent the wood at least a dozen times but it never fit good enough end to end. I finally used my contour gage to give me a good pattern to cut my 4th bending form. 




Offline Eric Krewson

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« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2019, 11:16:13 am »
A little sanding and filing and the fit is gap free.


Offline Eric Krewson

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Re: fixing the worst of the worst, getting it done
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2019, 11:18:33 am »
I got out of sequence, this is the improved perfect match form bending the last lam.


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« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2019, 11:19:52 am »
I will put on a long nock overlay later to further strengthen the static bend so there won't be a chance of it flexing.

Waiting for the glue to cure;

« Last Edit: May 16, 2019, 11:23:50 am by Eric Krewson »

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« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2019, 12:10:33 pm »
It's like watching a surgeon reattach a severed limb!
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« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2019, 12:13:31 pm »
Iím already loving this!
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