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Offline David Flanrey

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Bows with colored glass
« on: November 16, 2020, 03:07:02 PM »
I'm going to glue up some longbows with colored glass (brown, black, green) on one side and clear on the other.  My winter project.   Which side usually has the colored glass?  I have never really paid any attention.  Your input would be appreciated.

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Re: Bows with colored glass
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2020, 04:18:04 PM »
That's what's great about building your own bow, make it however you want. :thumbsup:
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Re: Bows with colored glass
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2020, 05:28:09 PM »
I made a takedown recurve with black glass on the belly and Waterfall Bubinga veneer under clear glass on the back. Looked very good, I think.

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Re: Bows with colored glass
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2020, 08:20:25 PM »
If I had to pick a side, I would say put the clear glass on the back, that way the nice wood grain won't be a distraction whilst shooting.  (Heck I dunno)
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Re: Bows with colored glass
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2020, 08:33:13 PM »
I’d put the clear glass on both sides !! :laughing:
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Re: Bows with colored glass
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2020, 09:22:26 PM »
There ya go David..

Now get er done.

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Re: Bows with colored glass
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2020, 10:25:51 PM »
I'd put black glass on the belly side to mimic the horn of a traditional wood-horn-sinew composite bow.
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Re: Bows with colored glass
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2020, 09:40:13 AM »
Guess it depends on who you want to see the pretty grain. You or the Deer.

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Re: Bows with colored glass
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2020, 11:21:16 AM »
Guess it depends on who you want to see the pretty grain. You or the Deer.

zackly....   

     i mostly use colored glass and i generally use two colors unless i do an all black bow...  i like to use darker colors like black and brown on the back of my bows and lighter colors like green, caramel and red on the belly...  the darker color will be facing your quarry for camo reasons if you hunt and  you get to look at the purty, colorful side while while waiting for your quarry...  plus i like the looks of it that way...

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Re: Bows with colored glass
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2020, 11:53:14 AM »
Thanks guys for the input.  I mostly make bows with all clear glass.  Cause I love to see what the wood brings me.  Occasionally I make a all color bow but not often.  I have never made one with color and clear.  Think I will go with the color on the back.  Just to see how it looks.  Will be doing this after deer season of course.  Got more hunting to do first.

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Re: Bows with colored glass
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2020, 02:11:56 PM »
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Re: Bows with colored glass
« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2020, 09:07:54 PM »
Put some duct tape on the back of one to see what it looks like ... :biglaugh:
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Re: Bows with colored glass
« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2020, 03:56:03 AM »
I thought it was duck tape...

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Re: Bows with colored glass
« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2020, 07:34:09 AM »
I thought it was duck tape...

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Now who in their right mind would try to tape a duck together.

Oh.....sorry Roy....just realized that was you!!   :laughing:
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Re: Bows with colored glass
« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2020, 08:08:45 AM »
Kenny would:)

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Re: Bows with colored glass
« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2020, 08:52:14 AM »
I thought it was duck tape...

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Now who in their right mind would try to tape a duck together.

Oh.....sorry Roy....just realized that was you!!   :laughing:

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Re: Bows with colored glass
« Reply #16 on: November 19, 2020, 09:51:38 AM »
This is Caramel Glass with black Dry brush paint




I used a feather to paint the red on
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Re: Bows with colored glass
« Reply #17 on: November 19, 2020, 10:45:46 AM »
I used a feather to paint the red on


That looks fantastic, are there any more pics to be seen? My bows are made to suit my whims and this sort of art work is something I would like to start adding onto them.


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Re: Bows with colored glass
« Reply #18 on: November 19, 2020, 02:40:30 PM »
Nice Mark..

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Re: Bows with colored glass
« Reply #19 on: November 19, 2020, 04:23:49 PM »
Thanks roy
I have used Stencils before with walmart acrylic paint with all the colors.
I like the cracked paint stencil google that.
Ues a pouncing brush and pounce on a paper towel to remove most of the paint (it's called Dry brushing)

At one time I wanted to do a psychedelic pattern but never did.
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