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Offline Luckydawg

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Bellows adhesive?
« on: September 28, 2015, 09:27:24 PM »
I've Been using goop as adhesive on my squirrel bellows and I'm just not satisfied with it's holding strength on my call tenon. Any recommendations? Epoxy maybe?

Offline DanNolen

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Re: Bellows adhesive?
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2015, 11:27:33 PM »
a lot of guys will cut a tenon with a receiving groove for the rim of the bellow, place the bellow on the tenon, lift it up and then put a dab of CA on there....
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Re: Bellows adhesive?
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2015, 07:08:30 AM »
I do cut a groove for the inner rim of the bellows. I guess I should just try epoxy and see if it holds.

Offline Ryan@roosagamecalls

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Re: Bellows adhesive?
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2015, 07:34:38 AM »
make your tennon bigger with a slight dove tail . you really shouldnt need adhesive . i make my tennon 13/16 at the top where it meets the rest of the call then 3/8 down the diamiter should be 15/16 then a 1/8 heavey grove to accept the rim in the bellow then after the grove the diamiter is
1 1/16th  . these dimensions are what i use for large bellows . hope you can understand what i was trying to put into words . ill try to post a picture of my tennon after work. i tested this tennon by giving the call to a 4 year old and after running around for a half an hour it came back in one piece  :hysterical:

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Re: Bellows adhesive?
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2015, 10:21:19 AM »
I don't use any adhesive either. I make everything tight so it stays in place on its own. Those bellows will stretch quite a bit.
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Re: Bellows adhesive?
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2015, 05:52:00 PM »
Ryan, I believe I am doing what you are talking about and have had only two problems. I knew one call wasn't going g to make it before the kid walked off. Straight up red headed tornado on two two legs. Love to see your pic!

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Re: Bellows adhesive?
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2015, 11:36:40 PM »
Tried epoxy.... Good to go now!