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fire hose

#1 Post by warild_make » Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:24 pm

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Hi Folks,

I'm interested in setting up a bow form that uses a firehose to compress the laminates during curing, Can anyone recommend me a likely source. I did find some at an RFS auction once but it was not a rubberised (wouldnt be airtight) one.

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#2 Post by greybeard » Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:53 pm

I purchased my hose and fittings from Bingham Projects.

Although probably more expensive now with the low exchange rate I could get the components I wanted without chasing all over the country side for them.

Daryl.

https://binghamprojects.com/store/air-hose/
https://binghamprojects.com/store/hose-plugs-clamps/
"And you must not stick for a groat or twelvepence more than another man would give, if it be a good bow.
For a good bow twice paid for, is better than an ill bow once broken.
[Ascham]

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#3 Post by warild_make » Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:06 am

Thanks Greybeard, Bookmarked!

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#4 Post by greybeard » Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:40 am

Are you going to use a hot box / heat strips to cure the glue or let the ambient temperature cure it naturally?

Daryl.
"And you must not stick for a groat or twelvepence more than another man would give, if it be a good bow.
For a good bow twice paid for, is better than an ill bow once broken.
[Ascham]

“If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?” [Einstein]

I am old enough to make my own decisions....Just not young enough to remember what I decided!....

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#5 Post by Stickbow Hunter » Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:20 pm

Lay Flat irrigation hose works fine also. I have been using it for many years. It is available in different diameters also.

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#6 Post by warild_make » Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:38 pm

greybeard wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:40 am
Are you going to use a hot box / heat strips to cure the glue or let the ambient temperature cure it naturally?

Daryl.
I'll be building myself a hotbox shortly, I have sparky mate who'll wire the thing up for me. For now I'm just lining up my ducks so to speak and making sure I can source what I need so I can plan my form.

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#7 Post by warild_make » Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:38 pm

Stickbow Hunter wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:20 pm
Lay Flat irrigation hose works fine also. I have been using it for many years. It is available in different diameters also.
What do you use for plugs/air valves?

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#8 Post by Stickbow Hunter » Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:43 am

warild_make wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:38 pm
What do you use for plugs/air valves?
I had them machined up from steel and a tyre valve fitted the one end.

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#9 Post by greybeard » Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:51 am

When making your bow can you post some photographs and a story showing how you progressed from start to finish?

Such a post may encourage others to have a go.

Daryl.
"And you must not stick for a groat or twelvepence more than another man would give, if it be a good bow.
For a good bow twice paid for, is better than an ill bow once broken.
[Ascham]

“If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?” [Einstein]

I am old enough to make my own decisions....Just not young enough to remember what I decided!....

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Re: fire hose

#10 Post by warild_make » Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:31 am

Stickbow Hunter wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:43 am
warild_make wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:38 pm
What do you use for plugs/air valves?
I had then machined up from steel and a tyre valve fitted the one end.
Oh yep, makes perfect sense!

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Re: fire hose

#11 Post by warild_make » Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:32 am

greybeard wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:51 am
When making your bow can you post some photographs and a story showing how you progressed from start to finish?

Such a post may encourage others to have a go.

Daryl.
I certainly will, thanks for your help!

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