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Offline Fox

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Glue for horn tip overlays
« on: September 27, 2021, 03:13:58 pm »
I知 about to put some horn tip overlays on a bow and am wondering what glue, usually I just use CA glue but maybe I should use something else? Not an English longbow style tip, just an overlay on the back.
Why must we make simple things so complicated?

Offline AndrewS

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Re: Glue for horn tip overlays
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2021, 03:25:05 pm »
I think a good epoxy glue is a good choice....

Offline Pat B

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Re: Glue for horn tip overlays
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2021, 04:50:15 pm »
I've used gel super glue, TBIII and 2ton epoxy with good results.
 Are you talking horn or antler?
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Offline Fox

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Re: Glue for horn tip overlays
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2021, 10:02:21 pm »
I知 talking horn. I think I値l use Tb2
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Offline bownarra

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Re: Glue for horn tip overlays
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2021, 04:01:00 am »
I知 talking horn. I think I値l use Tb2

No! Just use quality superglue. No need to use anything else.

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Re: Glue for horn tip overlays
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2021, 07:36:39 am »
High viscosity superglue is what I use. I have used epoxy in the past and had one slip off.
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Re: Glue for horn tip overlays
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2021, 09:46:53 am »
Smooth on AD-40

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Re: Glue for horn tip overlays
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2021, 09:53:20 am »
I use gorilla glue on mine ..just did a bow last night.. cedar boo.. laid a thin piece of cedar under antler..  Its all I have ever used and knock on wood no issues yet ..gut
to take from nature the materials needed to take from nature the meat needed...they all die from natural causes osage, rivercane, stone points,...

Offline Fox

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Re: Glue for horn tip overlays
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2021, 10:47:45 am »
Hmm maybe I should have come back and read this before just doing it :fp (lol)

I usually use CA glue but this bow isn't for me and I wanted to be certain it would stay on..... sooo... will TB2 work? or should I take it off and re-do?
Why must we make simple things so complicated?

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Re: Glue for horn tip overlays
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2021, 12:30:50 pm »
TBII is stronger than TBIII and I've used TBIII for horn overlays.
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Re: Glue for horn tip overlays
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2021, 01:17:11 pm »
if you already glued them on I wouldn't mess with them.. gut
to take from nature the materials needed to take from nature the meat needed...they all die from natural causes osage, rivercane, stone points,...

Offline bownarra

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Re: Glue for horn tip overlays
« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2021, 03:29:53 am »
Titebond is a WOOD glue :) It may work but is definately not meant ofr gluing horn. Horn is nothing like wood! As I said above a quality superglue is what you want. I've probably done around 600 sets of overlays.....quality superglue is the way to go :)

Offline Fox

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Re: Glue for horn tip overlays
« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2021, 11:48:13 am »
Okay, next time ill just use superglue.  ;D.   It seems to have worked fine I was a bit ruff on the tip to make sure it would stay on and it seemed pretty good.
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Offline rps3

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Re: Glue for horn tip overlays
« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2021, 03:05:44 pm »
I have used quality ca glue with proper preparation and have had about 4 tips pop off years later. I only use tb3 now with no issues so far.

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Re: Glue for horn tip overlays
« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2021, 12:59:33 am »
I知 talking horn. I think I値l use Tb2

No! Just use quality superglue. No need to use anything else.

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