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Split cane handle wrap
« on: December 27, 2019, 08:36:34 PM »
I used to get split cane handle wrap from Pinehollow but I don't see it in there inventory any more any body have another source for it ?
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Re: Split cane handle wrap
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2019, 09:09:23 PM »
I PMed you
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Re: Split cane handle wrap
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2019, 11:39:00 PM »
I've done a few cane handle wraps but I don't remember where I got the cane. It is used for chair caning so you could Google that.  I've used 1/4" wide stuff and it looks good but the 1/8" looks best to me. The trouble with using 1/8" is you need a 15' long piece or more to wrap a 4" handle. I never figured a good splicing method that was acceptable or comfortable.
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Re: Split cane handle wrap
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2019, 06:53:29 AM »
I like split cane handle wrap its my go to wrap for timber bows your right the 1/8 is easier to work with on any handle that has any countour to it ,I soak mine in water before using and use some leather dye for contrast makes a durable handle wrap !




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Re: Split cane handle wrap
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2019, 07:30:00 AM »
Do you use glue to fasten it?

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Re: Split cane handle wrap
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2019, 07:39:52 AM »
Bue I do it like a string serving but you have to put a 90 deg bend on the end of the tail where you start sence the cane is stiffer then string and at the end of the wrap I pull it threw and put a dab of real thin CA glue I have never had any unwrap & give it a light sanding before the leather dye kida gives it the old school
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Re: Split cane handle wrap
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2019, 08:39:29 AM »
I do like Richie but remember to wrap the direction your fingers go around the handle or just grabbing the handle can loosen the wrap.
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Re: Split cane handle wrap
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2019, 07:33:49 AM »
Also the 1/8" stuff wraps nice around a bulbous handle vs the 1/4 " you can also put little drops of thin CA between the wraps to hold in place I have had that bow with that wrap drug threw beat up dense woods for 3 seasons with out issue its a tuff material !



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Re: Split cane handle wrap
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2019, 06:32:01 AM »
That's a good looking handle wrap.

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Re: Split cane handle wrap
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2019, 10:45:48 AM »
That's a good looking handle wrap.

I agree, looks cool/trad. So does the cane need to be sealed? Seems it would soak up moisture.

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Re: Split cane handle wrap
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2019, 11:08:59 AM »
Flem I never sealed it other then Johnson floor wax , now that I discovered ceramic wax ,Im going to use it on the current wrap ,I never had a issue with it that bow has been in some ruff inviorments with no problems !
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Re: Split cane handle wrap
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2019, 01:04:40 AM »
Try Franks cane and rush supply.  Woodcraft may have it also.
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