I accidentally broke a tip overlay off the other day. This paddle bow had Maple overlays glued on and it seems that this lower density wood may not be the best option.
I removed the overlays from both tips. Next, I sanded the tip area nice and flat again. Then I made two new overlays from some dense Black Locust and glued them up. After drying overnight, I filed and sanded them into shape.
Every time I post some limb tip pics, Tumbler always flags me and says they are naughty, lol.