INFO: Trad Archery for Bowhunters



Author Topic: Saint Judes Team Osage  (Read 11298 times)

Offline '46

  • Trad Bowhunter
  • **
  • Posts: 246
Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #380 on: April 22, 2006, 05:23:00 PM »
VERY nice. The contrast looks great, good job.    :thumbsup:
George
_------------->

Offline Dano

  • Trad Bowhunter
  • **
  • Posts: 2660
Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #381 on: April 22, 2006, 07:17:00 PM »
I like it!!!  :bigsmyl:
"If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy" Red Green

Online Bigriver

  • TGMM Member
  • Trad Bowhunter
  • ***
  • Posts: 872
Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #382 on: April 22, 2006, 08:27:00 PM »
It shall be done, more pics to follow. Wow ,it is intimidating working on such a masterpiece, the craftman around here are awesome. What a fine looking weapon.
TGMM Family of the Bow

Offline MikeW

  • Moderator
  • Trad Bowhunter
  • ***
  • Posts: 1176
Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #383 on: April 22, 2006, 08:34:00 PM »
Ok guys, so what's prettier the bow or the bow model?
 :D
Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.

Offline Dano

  • Trad Bowhunter
  • **
  • Posts: 2660
Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #384 on: April 22, 2006, 08:52:00 PM »
Brian's daughter is way prettier, but it's all about the bow Mike  :rolleyes:    :bigsmyl:
"If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy" Red Green

Offline Shaun

  • Moderator
  • Trad Bowhunter
  • ***
  • Posts: 3619
Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #385 on: April 22, 2006, 09:29:00 PM »
Smile reminds me of a good tiller at full draw. Bow looks great too. Keep up the good work Brian.

Offline Guru

  • Trad Bowhunter
  • **
  • Posts: 11491
Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #386 on: April 22, 2006, 09:37:00 PM »
Wow...you guys amaze me!!!   :notworthy:    :notworthy:
Curt } >>--->   

"I love you Daddy".......My son Cade while stump shooting  3/19/06

Online Bigriver

  • TGMM Member
  • Trad Bowhunter
  • ***
  • Posts: 872
Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #387 on: April 22, 2006, 11:14:00 PM »
The daughter is prettier, And I have another just like her. The boys see me cleaning weapons & sharpening knives a lot.  :bigsmyl:
TGMM Family of the Bow

Offline Timo

  • Trad Bowhunter
  • **
  • Posts: 434
Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #388 on: April 23, 2006, 07:48:00 AM »
The bow looks good Brian....

I have a couple of them girls also......I know how ya feel.
(Enny o yuns know ware thu heart o a stumpytail izz??)

Online Bigriver

  • TGMM Member
  • Trad Bowhunter
  • ***
  • Posts: 872
Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #389 on: April 23, 2006, 07:19:00 PM »
I have put a few coats of gloss finish on the handle section. This bow is nice to finish because it has the thread wrap as a cutoff point. It`s much harder to finish the one piece bows, handleing is always an issue. I will just finish the mid section & tape off the area & finish the limbs.

 A little tip I have learned is to wrap the tape backwards real tight first, rather than sticky side down. I learned the hard way years ago, if the finish is not cured yet the high tack tape will remove layers of finish, not good. I also use that method to tape off leather handles when I refinish bows, so as to not rip the smooth softer leather apart.

 I am using gloss as my base coats to give the bow nice depth, it is a catalyzed varnish sprayed with an airbrush. coupla coats & then a switch to satin. A few more coats of that & we`ll rub her down with rottenstone & oil. Then the finishing wax & she `ll look showroom. More pics later.

 Bigriver


 

 

 
TGMM Family of the Bow

Online Bigriver

  • TGMM Member
  • Trad Bowhunter
  • ***
  • Posts: 872
Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #390 on: April 23, 2006, 07:22:00 PM »
Here are the limbs so far.

 

 

 
TGMM Family of the Bow

Offline the Ferret

  • Trad Bowhunter
  • **
  • Posts: 3233
Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #391 on: April 23, 2006, 07:31:00 PM »
Dang that's a perty thing!
There is always someone that knows more than you, and someone that knows less than you, so you can always learn and you can always teach

Offline Dano

  • Trad Bowhunter
  • **
  • Posts: 2660
Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #392 on: April 23, 2006, 08:16:00 PM »
Nice work Brian, great tip on the masking tape.
"If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy" Red Green

Offline Timo

  • Trad Bowhunter
  • **
  • Posts: 434
Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #393 on: April 23, 2006, 09:30:00 PM »
Brian,looks great bud! I was wondering how the skins would look after finish,near the tips.Wasn't sure that the skins would flow into the limb or not? They look pretty well.

Could you get a close up of that area for future reference?
(Enny o yuns know ware thu heart o a stumpytail izz??)

Offline '46

  • Trad Bowhunter
  • **
  • Posts: 246
Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #394 on: April 23, 2006, 09:38:00 PM »
Great job Brian, she's lookin real purty.
George
_------------->

Online Bigriver

  • TGMM Member
  • Trad Bowhunter
  • ***
  • Posts: 872
Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #395 on: April 23, 2006, 10:08:00 PM »
Timo, the tips done that way imo look awesome. I have more pics if you need them. Got the satin coats on the limbs, wont be long now. Should be ready to ship by mid week.

 

 
TGMM Family of the Bow

Offline Madpigslayer

  • Trad Bowhunter
  • **
  • Posts: 467
Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #396 on: April 23, 2006, 11:23:00 PM »
that thing will fit right in with the rest of my bows, thanks for the efforts guys.  :)
...gosh this is hard.

Hailey (5) 3 minutes into a pilates workout

Online Bigriver

  • TGMM Member
  • Trad Bowhunter
  • ***
  • Posts: 872
Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #397 on: April 24, 2006, 11:19:00 AM »
LImbs are sprayed with satin & the handle is still gloss.

 

 Shows a big difference in look, no? Next pic is the handle sprayed in satin.

 

 I have the bow done. I will take some final pics & post them, though I am finding out it is harder to take pics that do this bow justice, than to actually do the dang finishing.
TGMM Family of the Bow

Offline Timo

  • Trad Bowhunter
  • **
  • Posts: 434
Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #398 on: April 24, 2006, 01:11:00 PM »
Very sweet Brian! You did us all proud son!
(Enny o yuns know ware thu heart o a stumpytail izz??)

Offline '46

  • Trad Bowhunter
  • **
  • Posts: 246
Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #399 on: April 24, 2006, 01:56:00 PM »
Is that nice or what! She's lookin like the finest selfbow ever.
George
_------------->

Users currently browsing this topic:

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
 

Contact Us | Trad Gang.com © | User Agreement

Copyright 2003 thru 2018 ~ Trad Gang.com ©