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    • Carl Brickey
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      I have a Bear Black Panther 52″ Recurve (kmart Kodiak Mag) and there is a 1/4″ glass splinter lifting on the lower limb below the handle. It’s not down on the lower part of the limb, so it doesn’t get as much stress, but in such a short bow, it’s stressed enough to warrant fixing. I’ll have to take a picture of it when I get home for further investigation. Would backing the bow with linen/snakeskin alleviate the problem?

    • jpcjpc
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      A good close pic should be a good start

    • Carl Brickey
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      My fly tying bodkin is pointing to the splinter. It’s probably 1/4″ long.

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    • Vintage Archer
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      cpbiv wrote: I have a Bear Black Panther 52″ Recurve (kmart Kodiak Mag) and there is a 1/4″ glass splinter lifting on the lower limb below the handle. It’s not down on the lower part of the limb, so it doesn’t get as much stress, but in such a short bow, it’s stressed enough to warrant fixing. I’ll have to take a picture of it when I get home for further investigation. Would backing the bow with linen/snakeskin alleviate the problem?

      cpbiv You might try filling with super glue. Even if you decide to back the bow I would still super glue it. Not sure anake skin would do any thing for it …….might hide super glue and probably look sharp..:D

    • Carl Brickey
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      I superglued it once, but I must not have got enough in there. I’ll try that again and see how it works. It’s a pretty sweet shooting little bow.

    • handirifle
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      I can’t really tell from the picture, but is it sticking up away from the limb?

      If so, I would use a slow set epoxy, fill the hole with it, but don’t go crazy with extra, and place clear plastic wrap over it, then apply a small piece of wood over the plastic. Then use a clamp and clamp the wood to the limb. Use a small wood piece on the belly so the clamp doesn’t mar it.

      Let set overnite, then remove everything and sand away the plastic until smooth. Then sand and back the limbs as you described. It won’t come loose again.

      In my experience, superglue will not stand up to limb flex very well at all.

    • Carl Brickey
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      It’s not standing up any, but the epoxy method sounds good. Next time I order some g2 I’ll put a dab on there and clamp it. Thanks for the advice!

    • handirifle
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      Great, let us know how it turns out.

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