Day 6

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Blog entry by DaveC posted 03-11-2007 04:17 AM 1386 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

-- Dave.

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#1 posted 03-11-2007 04:34 AM

bravo….. well done.
Amazing work

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#2 posted 03-11-2007 06:59 AM

great project, and blog series. Excellent work.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#3 posted 03-11-2007 05:19 PM

Real interest thanks for the trip down the bow making road.

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