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Old January 3, 2013, 03:22 PM   #1
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Forearm replacement

I have a forearm that has to be replaced. Half of the wood is missing and in order to use the forearm as a guide to be placed in a stock duplicating machine I need to make the other half from bondo and balsa wood. Does anyone out there have any experience on how to do this job? Thanks Deadeyeontarget
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Old January 3, 2013, 03:57 PM   #2
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You can try doing the whole thing from plastic wood, which is not strong enough for a permanent fix but should do for what you need. It can be shaped before drying and sanded afterward. Bedding compound is another possibility; it is strong enough for a permanent fix but would not look very good.

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Old January 3, 2013, 09:02 PM   #3
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What kind of forearm is it?I may have one.Michael
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Old January 3, 2013, 09:55 PM   #4
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You can mock one up from papier-mache, bondo, balsa, a piece of old firewood, etc. All you need for a duplicator is a pattern, it doesn't have to be strong.
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