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    Quote Originally Posted by droppixel View Post
    I'd like to think there is some welding involved in the process as well. wouldn't make much sense for them to do just cold connection with an epoxy additive.
    As I mentioned this process has been used for over four years with very little problems so it makes perfect sense. I used to be a millwright in a steel mill and did my share of welding. Welding actually changes the molecular structure of the base metal, essentially making it weaker near the weld although the weld itself would be stronger than the base metal. Depending on the use I'd think the last thing you'd want to do is weaken the base metal. How many times do we read "If it ain't broken then why fix it"? This one of those applications.
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    It has to be a strong connection. I can't even see where the joints are on my bow.
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    This is very good information, and yes I agree 100% that the joint of the riser would be stronger than the surrounding surfice. I too work in the steel industry and I understand the pinning process spoke about. The main thing in this process is the fit and overall alignment.....no room for error here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bfisher View Post
    As I mentioned this process has been used for over four years with very little problems so it makes perfect sense. I used to be a millwright in a steel mill and did my share of welding. Welding actually changes the molecular structure of the base metal, essentially making it weaker near the weld although the weld itself would be stronger than the base metal. Depending on the use I'd think the last thing you'd want to do is weaken the base metal. How many times do we read "If it ain't broken then why fix it"? This one of those applications.
    Good info - I didn't know if they did or didn't, but it was just an assumption I would have made based on what I know of metal connection. Seeing as how you have more of a hands on than me, that is interesting stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by droppixel View Post
    I'd like to think there is some welding involved in the process as well. wouldn't make much sense for them to do just cold connection with an epoxy additive.
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    There is no other place a bow owner can get info like this without having to sort through all kinds of BS and opinion. Thanks to everyone who post here and to those who just come for the knowledge. I have learned so much about Martin bows in the last year.Thank you all so much.
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