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Well that's a heart breaker. Bummer of a first time bow. I guess I'll start over and perhaps use a different glue this time... there goes $175 dollars + many hours down the drain.

Thanks for your guys replies.
any cracks in blow limbs should not ever be put under pressure, even if you squeeze some glue in to fill the gaps. hang it on the wall as a reminder for next time. as mentioned, you need much thinner strips to make those bends.

was there really $175 in materials on that glue up? is weldwood the recommended glue type for bow laminations? just curious.

I applaud you for trying this project, it looks interesting.
 

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one more thing to consider, think i saw it on woodright show. sawing a board will result in grain coming and going to the board surfaces. you may consider trying to split the wood along the grain, as the result will be considerably stronger.
 
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