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Offline George Tsoukalas

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Re: Fill a knot or not?
« Reply #15 on: May 02, 2020, 09:41:44 am »
It wouldn't hurt to fill it in. With major holes I've always used sawdust and wood glue ...T3 preferably because it is waterproof. Jawge
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Offline Selfbowman

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Re: Fill a knot or not?
« Reply #16 on: May 02, 2020, 10:06:14 am »
If it flex at all in draw fill it. Clint just pull It to the ear for thirty inches. I to suffer the short draw syndrome.  Arvin
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Re: Fill a knot or not?
« Reply #17 on: May 02, 2020, 10:44:52 am »
i like filling it with turquoise or something else colorful.
woodworker buddy of mine used to fill cracks and burns with crushed gem stones and the thin CA glue

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Re: Fill a knot or not?
« Reply #18 on: May 02, 2020, 12:58:35 pm »
Good job it isn't a bit higher!
What draw weight is the bow?
I would definitely fill it especially with the cut in shelf weakening that area already. I wouldn't use dyed epoxy by itself, it isn't very rigid. Superglue/epoxy/TBB3 with saw dust or drill it out and plug it with a denser than osage wood.

Offline osage outlaw

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Re: Fill a knot or not?
« Reply #19 on: May 02, 2020, 01:23:03 pm »
The bow is 68" long and 47@28.  I could fill most of it with sawdust and superglue then top it off with dyed epoxy.  It doesn't flex there at 29"
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Re: Fill a knot or not?
« Reply #20 on: May 02, 2020, 01:46:42 pm »
You mean it does not look like it doesnt flex there.
 With that riser cutout , after making 60-70 of them, They FLEX there. How do i know? Glue a handle on belly side of riser, flatten , put draw stick in and you can measure the deflection at FD!

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Re: Fill a knot or not?
« Reply #21 on: May 02, 2020, 01:48:16 pm »
Clint, you could use that new epoxy by JBWeld. It is slightly flexible.
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Re: Fill a knot or not?
« Reply #22 on: May 02, 2020, 11:31:19 pm »
Now that is one heck of an explosion" (--)!
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Re: Fill a knot or not?
« Reply #23 on: May 03, 2020, 09:23:31 am »
I'd leave it as is Clint with that bows' length.It angles deeper into the depth of the handle anyway.
I had black cherry reveal a knot after wood removal lately.Not the nicest surprise,but feel I'll be able to work with it.Think it'll be gone with more removal.




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Re: Fill a knot or not?
« Reply #24 on: May 04, 2020, 01:35:44 am »
I would leave it, looks quite decorative in my eyes
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Re: Fill a knot or not?
« Reply #25 on: May 04, 2020, 06:04:15 am »
I would also leave it, I love knot holes in bows, in the right area of course. ;)
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