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Offline AZStickman

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Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #400 on: April 24, 2006, 02:24:00 PM »
WOW... That's an eyepopper for sure... Terry
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Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #401 on: April 24, 2006, 03:48:00 PM »
I swear...what a beautiful bow! Nice job Brian.

PS your lab wants to play .....
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Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #402 on: April 24, 2006, 03:48:00 PM »
Like a kid a Christmas waiting to see what has become of the stick that left here a couple months back. Waiting to have it in hand for handle inspiration.

Then I plan to take some really fuzzy pics and write a "damning by faint praise" description for the auction to try to hold the bidding down to something I can afford. Oh well, at least I will get to rest my eyes on it till some lucky and generous bidder claims it this St Judes Auction season.

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Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #403 on: April 24, 2006, 04:26:00 PM »
Shaun are you doing the inscritption work on it too?

Did we ever come up with a name for the bow?
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Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #404 on: April 24, 2006, 05:27:00 PM »
Well, my last series of pics. Again, what a lousy photographer, I tried. The bow is as fine looking a weapon as I have ever seen. I have not seen a lot of selfbows, but I have to believe this one is tops. Some day I would like to shoot one of this caliber, it sure wont be one I made. Thanks for the honor of doing some work on it. It was a hoot, hope it raises lots of money for the kids.

 Next post I will describe how I acheived the finish, it sure aint rocket science. For most of  you guys i`m sure it is old news, maybe it will help an aspiring bowyer complete his task.

 I am going to let it dry in my shop real good, should be shipped to Shaun by Wed or Thursday.


 


 


 


 
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Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #405 on: April 24, 2006, 05:56:00 PM »
Here is my process to acheive the finish . There are lots of methods, but I like this one for all wood bows. It combines the filling of the grain completely, durability of finish & that depth that only osage seems to have. I would love to finish a house with osage trim, THAT would be cool  :bigsmyl:  

1- Final fine sand with 600 grid wet/dry paper.

2- Clean off with denatured alcohol. Use that to check for sander marks & such (there were none!)

3- Two coats of truoil dyed with Alcoholdye stain, applied with the trusty finger. Make sure you get the finish smooth, even & fill the grain as good as possible. Pay attention to the string grooves, tips & edges. Light sand & tack rag between coats.

4- One light coat of clear shellac for a sealer. You can get this in a spray can, but I like to use the airbrush better. Shellac sticks to any finish & can be topcoated with anything. I buff it out after dry with steel wool. Tack rag it off real good after this

5- I then applied 3 coats of gloss Sherwin William catalyzed varnish,light sanding with a 3m fine sanding sponge(sooo handy) & tack rag between coats. I also use a small haidryer to speed up the set up process. It give dust less a chance to settle on the finish. I basically heat the finish up until it sets & let the cats then air dry. I do this on all coats except stain.

6- Repeat step 5 with satin SW catalyzed varnish.

7- It could be called good at this point, but I love this next step. I hand rub rottenstone powder(3fff) & baby oil with a soft cloth to remove any imperfections in the finish, wipe it down with a soft cloth after your done.

8- Next & final step, I heat up briwax or minwax finishing wax & apply it sparingly. I then heat up the wax on the bow a little to dry & let it penetrate the surface. Buff it out with a soft cloth. NOW she glows.

 The whole process is harder to write than to do, expecially for a hunt & peck typer guy.

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Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #406 on: April 24, 2006, 11:08:00 PM »
Mickey, my penmanship... legible but not prety. I had Marsha do my ABC bow and it looks great. If the Gang can come up with a name, I'll get her to do the pen work.

Brain, that finish looks like a diamond to me. Dang thing is gonna be too nice to hunt - well, maybe not for us die hards. Let the winning bidder put the first scratches on it.

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Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #407 on: April 24, 2006, 11:14:00 PM »
You guys are something else that's all I can say.  Wow, it would be tough to take that bow through the brush.  Great job.  Chad

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Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #408 on: April 25, 2006, 05:58:00 PM »
Enjoyed watching all of you merge your talents and add a little piece of yourselves to this project.  
You fellers have done a great job on this bow.

Brian, I noticed you used a conversion varnish from SW.   Have you used Thunderbird, and if so how would you compare the two?

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Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #409 on: April 25, 2006, 06:06:00 PM »
:thumbsup:  x100, y'all!
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Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #410 on: April 25, 2006, 06:13:00 PM »
John, I guess I use SW because they are my major supplier & it`s easy for me to get the Kemvar. It dries fast & is nice & durable, providing it is catalyzed right. The Tbird I would have to order & it would pain me to pay so much for a quart of finish. I use thousands of gallons of finish a year, the cost for a quart would bug me. I have heard really good things about the tbird, I`ve just not used it.
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Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #411 on: April 26, 2006, 07:47:00 AM »
John,

If I can add to that answer, I've used both products for bows and found the TBird lacking when it came to ease of application and the appearance of the final product day in and day out.  SW is much easier to handle and if mixed right, will produce as good if not better finish then TBird with half the fuss.

IMHO

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Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #412 on: April 26, 2006, 08:50:00 AM »
I'd also like to add that it's been cool watching the love and care that have been going into both of these bows. Whoever wins them may be out some money but they will be the lucky ones.
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Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #413 on: April 26, 2006, 01:04:00 PM »
OUTSTANDING WORK!!!  That bow looks like it glows.

Brian, did you have any problems finishing over the super glue?  Also, I was wondering if you ever recieve the package (parts) I sent to you?  Should have got about a week ago.
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Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #414 on: April 26, 2006, 05:26:00 PM »
Dave, no probs on the finish over the leatherwork, neat stuff. I sent the leather to Shaun, I`m too chicken to put it on   :bigsmyl:  

 The bow is on it`s way as of 9:00 am today, should arrive by Shaun by the weekend.
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Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #415 on: April 28, 2006, 04:26:00 PM »
Special delivery just arrived! It met Dano's donation which fit for perfect fistmile brace hight with no adjusting.

 

 Lovely tricolor FF string and earthtone bow sock came together just so. Nice, Dano!

 

I got some ideas for handle wrap and will start work this weekend when my mind is cleared from gainful employment.

What a treat to see the work of so many done for so little - little kids that is.

Oh yeah, she's 58@28 and shoots good!!!!

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Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #416 on: April 28, 2006, 05:16:00 PM »
You lucky dog, getting to shoot that baby is a real treat. Man I'm glad that string fit   :bigsmyl:


BTW since I don't sew, Glenda, Eric Krewson's wife provided the bow socks.
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Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #417 on: April 28, 2006, 05:24:00 PM »
Glad it got there in one piece, usps is fast!
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Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #418 on: April 28, 2006, 08:01:00 PM »
WE need to add Glenda Krewson to the contributors list when it is inscribed

Shaun.. I think it would be a good idea to put the abbreviation for the state behind everyones name so anyone can see the journey that the bow has made...example:

Terry Petko AZ
Terry Uselton TX
Shaun Webb IL
Mickey Lotz OH
George Nagel MN
Dave Bulla MO
Tim Ott MO
Brian Halsted WI
Daniel Gren IL
Glenda Krewson AL
Nick Theodoratos IN
David Kretchmar NH
plus whoever is the lucky namer

(hope I didn't leave anyone out..if so please forgive me..going by memory here)
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Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #419 on: May 01, 2006, 09:40:00 PM »
ttt for Shaun....
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