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Offline the Ferret

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Re: What to do When Temp hits 113........ Sinew!!
« Reply #40 on: June 18, 2006, 01:45:00 PM »
Man that Valdes Patina is a pretty color Terry..

I like   :bigsmyl:
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Re: What to do When Temp hits 113........ Sinew!!
« Reply #41 on: June 18, 2006, 02:11:00 PM »
Say what they might Terry, I like the growth on your chin. Natures evaporative cooler.   :bigsmyl:  .....Chort

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Re: What to do When Temp hits 113........ Sinew!!
« Reply #42 on: June 18, 2006, 04:02:00 PM »
I'll second Mickey...that Valdes Patina is pretty.  Nice job on the pictorial Terry.

Glad you got out of the heat for some fun in the cool mountains.

Bobby

P.S. Is the draw done yet?   :D
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Re: What to do When Temp hits 113........ Sinew!!
« Reply #43 on: June 18, 2006, 04:42:00 PM »
Jawge... Long time no see my friend....Don't get me wrong I head into the AC too when it heats up down here.... There's just no better time for a sinew job....      :D    

Dale....Thanks.... Us grey beards have to stick together....LOL.... BTW... I'm still wishing I'd have had the $ to do some bidding on that carving you put up in the St Judes Auction....That was fantastic....      :scared:   Terry
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Re: What to do When Temp hits 113........ Sinew!!
« Reply #44 on: June 18, 2006, 04:49:00 PM »
Well Terry, I gotta ask, what the heck is "Valdes Patina"   :confused:
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Re: What to do When Temp hits 113........ Sinew!!
« Reply #45 on: June 18, 2006, 05:44:00 PM »
I thought you'd never ask Dano....   :bigsmyl:  

The Valdes Patina is a home brewed dye named after the famous Juan Valdes.....Here's how I did it:

First you make up a hair curling batch of cowboy coffee:

 

Boil for 20 minutes:

 

Filter out the grounds:

 

Then allow to cool..... Once it's cooled down I soaked the rawhide strips over night to produce the color you see in the pics.....I like the way it turned out...... Terry
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Re: What to do When Temp hits 113........ Sinew!!
« Reply #46 on: June 18, 2006, 06:25:00 PM »
Me? Figured it out? No way.

I was just leaving some mystery to this process.    ;)

Kinda cool though how ya did that!
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Re: What to do When Temp hits 113........ Sinew!!
« Reply #47 on: June 18, 2006, 06:30:00 PM »
OH That Juan Valdes    :rolleyes:    Cool!! I can just use my morning coffee     :bigsmyl:
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Re: What to do When Temp hits 113........ Sinew!!
« Reply #48 on: June 18, 2006, 08:01:00 PM »
Terry,Looking good.BTW,you are welcome.If you need any more rawhide,let me know.
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Offline B n Az

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Re: What to do When Temp hits 113........ Sinew!!
« Reply #49 on: June 18, 2006, 08:24:00 PM »
I didn't know for sure...was just guessing it was coffee.  I have seen my Mom do something similar with tea or pecan hulls for some of her quilting projects.

I had a small elk fix a couple of weeks ago too.  Darleen and I drove up to Big Lake.  We saw 4 Antelope, 14 deer  and 25-30 elk on the way up.   Right after sunset a bull let loose a little bugle from about 200 yards away from the lake.  It was music to my soul!   :thumbsup:    We came home about 2:00 AM.  As we came through Christopher Creek a big bull was standing in the right hand lane as we came around the corner.  Fortunately the road is divided there and we were in the left lane, cause he didn't budge.  He sure looked big.

I'm excited for you for your Colorado hunt.  You will have a blast I'm sure.

I got a little "auction item" in the mail Friday.  Waiting for the rest to come this next week.  What a beauty of a bow.  Maybe I'll be able to bring her by sometime this summer.
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Re: What to do When Temp hits 113........ Sinew!!
« Reply #50 on: June 19, 2006, 10:18:00 AM »
Yeah Dano...... Juan Valdes not to be confused with the Exxon Valdez...    :D   thanks Linc....That is some fo the nicest rawhide I've worked with .... Bobby..... My secrets out.... Hi I'm Terry and I quilt.....    "[tunglaff]"   I'll have to give Tea and the Pecan hulls a try.... cool tip.... Definitely give me a holler if you're down in the Valley.... Terry
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Re: What to do When Temp hits 113........ Sinew!!
« Reply #51 on: June 19, 2006, 04:46:00 PM »
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Originally posted by AZStickman:
My secrets out.... Hi I'm Terry and I quilt.....     "[tunglaff]"  
Terry your a crackup!  

The darkest I've seen was from black walnut husks/hulls.  Anyway, at least it's natural.

Bobby
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Offline Hartung

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Re: What to do When Temp hits 113........ Sinew!!
« Reply #52 on: June 19, 2006, 05:18:00 PM »
Thanks Terry! Great information!!!

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Re: What to do When Temp hits 113........ Sinew!!
« Reply #53 on: June 20, 2006, 08:06:00 AM »
You're welcome Leo..... Bobby..... I'm starting to get into the natural dyes.... I have some red rock from a trip up north I'll be putting to use somewhere down the road and know I can come up with acorns this fall.... I wonder how they would do??....Well...... I'm heading out to catch a plane to Tecate' Mexico and will be working there the rest of the week..... I'll unwrap Compadre when I get back and then this project will be as exciting as watching sinew dry.....It takes longer than paint....   :D  Hasta Luego.... Terry
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Re: What to do When Temp hits 113........ Sinew!!
« Reply #54 on: June 24, 2006, 11:33:00 AM »
And here's the pics with the wraps off:

 

 

When the sinew is cured for a couple of months I'll take the bow off the reflex caul..... Trim the rawhide edges and check tiller..... It usually only takes some minor tiller adjustments at this stage..... Once that's done I'll do a bit of fussin to dress it up a bit ..... add a finish and get her sent to Mickey...... Terry
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Re: What to do When Temp hits 113........ Sinew!!
« Reply #55 on: June 24, 2006, 01:40:00 PM »
That is so awesome looking Terry.

Looks like a real live hunting bow to me.
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Re: What to do When Temp hits 113........ Sinew!!
« Reply #56 on: June 24, 2006, 01:45:00 PM »
Glad ya like it bud..... I think it's safe to say I'll be using the Valdes Patina again.... The pics don't show it but it is actually a bit translucent in spots and you can see the sinew underneath.... Terry
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Re: What to do When Temp hits 113........ Sinew!!
« Reply #57 on: June 24, 2006, 02:40:00 PM »
I love these "how to" theads, and this one is one of the best! May be hot, but that is one cool looking bow!   :thumbsup:  

Thanks AZstickman for taking the time to share.

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Re: What to do When Temp hits 113........ Sinew!!
« Reply #58 on: June 24, 2006, 04:33:00 PM »
Thanks Al..... I figure if I can show just one guy something new in one of these threads it's worth the time and effort in taking and posting the pics..... Terry
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Re: What to do When Temp hits 113........ Sinew!!
« Reply #59 on: June 24, 2006, 07:02:00 PM »
you've definitely helped me with my sinew job on the current bow i am doing... only problem is that I don't have the heat or low humidity in PA to dry it out as fast.

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