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Day 6

03-11-2007 04:17 AM by DaveC | 3 comments »

Well I finished the bow today. I put on 4 coats of wipe on polyurethane (over the last few days of course) Then wrapped the handle. I was going to do a leather wrap handle (and I still might later) but I had some “leather like” material made for wrapping around tennis racket handles. I used that instead. It works really well. This particular piece of wood has some light colored “speckling” in it. I think it adds character. I need to practice my penman ship. : ) This is the strongest bow I have made yet. I measured its pull at around 50 lbs. It will loose a little as it gets broke in so I labeled it 48 lbs. It shoots great.

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