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Old 08-20-2013, 07:40 PM
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Default Re: How much force to tighten?

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Originally Posted by joraft View Post
I'm sure Craig Feuerzeig will weigh in here with more info soon.

Hey Rob, to the forum!


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Originally Posted by rjwz28 View Post
Those of you who have used the Bowclamp cauls before...

Thanks,
Rob

Indeed. Welcome Rob! All info sounds right. F-clamps will give you about an 1 1/8" of thread to work with, and you'll want to avail yourself of all of it by backing the screws out before hand...and as Okami says, pre-stress the bowclamps by squeezing some of the bow out while setting your clamps in place. I think you can see that at a little at about 1:18 in the video. Takes a little practice, but that will save some valuable thread length (also helps hold things in place).

And as for the tension in tightening... a few drops of oil on the threads will go a long way.

And thanks for your interest Rob. And thank you guys for help chiming in. I'm sure Rob would rather hear from you guys.
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