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Title: Stippled/ Carved Grip
Post by: michbowhunter on June 25, 2011, 04:52:00 PM
This is a bow I am finishing up for a buddy of mine.  A few guys asked me how I did the stippling on the grip, so I took a few pics as I did this one.  This one has a little more carving into it than I usually do, but still came out well.
I like to tape around the area I am going to be doing...you can just draw it out with pencil also.  Seems like I just do better with the tape!  The riser is finished sanded to 180 grit when I start, when I am done i go over the whole thing with 220.
He wanted a Elk Antler in the handle, so I drew it out on the tape and cut it out with the knife.
All of the work is done with a Dremel.
 (http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm224/jaredmar11/grip020.jpg)
 (http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm224/jaredmar11/grip022.jpg)
I use the smaller of the two bits to carve a line around the antler and the larger to make the stipples.
 (http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm224/jaredmar11/grip029.jpg)
 (http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm224/jaredmar11/grip030.jpg)
After i get all the stippling done, I go back with this bit (not sure what it is called, but you can see it in the pic) and blend all the stipples together...kind of in a swirling motion.
 (http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm224/jaredmar11/grip035.jpg)
 (http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm224/jaredmar11/grip037.jpg)
I like the way this comes out, kind of looks a feels like the base of an antler...about the only thing I can compare it to.  ;)  
After that, I finish carving a little deeper around the antler and then go over the whole thing with 220 grit paper.
 (http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm224/jaredmar11/grip041.jpg)
This is how it looks now with a coat of semi-gloss Krystal...with that figured Bocote, it is hard to see the outline of the carving.  It should look better once it is finished up with the Flat Krystal.
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Post by: BOWMARKS on June 25, 2011, 05:05:00 PM
Very nice work!!  :thumbsup:
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Post by: straitera on June 25, 2011, 05:10:00 PM
Incredible! Fantastic job.
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Post by: Green on June 25, 2011, 05:54:00 PM
Beautiful work.  Thanks for sharing the method....still wouldn't try it myself....lol.
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Post by: Keefer on June 25, 2011, 06:14:00 PM
That's some of the prettiest Bocote I've seen...Thanks for sharing..
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Post by: Bowwild on June 25, 2011, 07:36:00 PM
"How It's Made" couldn't have told the story better!
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Post by: ishoot4thrills on June 25, 2011, 07:46:00 PM
:eek:     :eek:    :thumbsup:
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Post by: daniel boon on June 26, 2011, 04:22:00 AM
It looks good,and the grip is very comfortable and fits in to the same spot every time. More  I shoot mine ,    the more impressed  I am     :thumbsup:
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Post by: rick7 on June 26, 2011, 10:22:00 AM
very well done
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Post by: k. sisco on June 26, 2011, 10:29:00 AM
Very nice job!
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Post by: cacciatore on June 26, 2011, 03:17:00 PM
Stunning job!
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Post by: jesse cales on June 26, 2011, 04:00:00 PM
beautiful!   :notworthy:
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Post by: JJB on June 26, 2011, 04:03:00 PM
Thanks for sharing that, very informative and nice work.
-Jay
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Post by: Terry Green on June 26, 2011, 04:04:00 PM
:thumbsup:
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Post by: Mike Mecredy on June 26, 2011, 04:20:00 PM
That's about as cool as you can get.  I've always thought about trying that.

-Mike
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Post by: Kenneth on June 26, 2011, 09:20:00 PM
That is great!!!
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Post by: graybarkhunter on June 26, 2011, 09:55:00 PM
get'r done!!
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Post by: RedShaft on June 26, 2011, 10:40:00 PM
your a brave man! ha ha carvin your bow. well done turned out nice.
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Post by: Greyfox54 on June 27, 2011, 03:00:00 PM
If I was a little braver and had more time I would like to try it out on one of my bows . Great job! Thanks for, sharing , Fred
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Post by: NIGEL01 on June 27, 2011, 04:05:00 PM
Sweet>>
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Post by: michbowhunter on June 27, 2011, 09:14:00 PM
Well, here is the finished bow.  I still can't get a decent photo that shows the grip all that well.  The flat finish does help bring it out a bit.
Thanks for all the complements guys!
 (http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm224/jaredmar11/Mkingrecurve2.jpg)
 (http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm224/jaredmar11/Mkingrecurve4.jpg)
 (http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm224/jaredmar11/Mkingrecurve5.jpg)
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Post by: ckanous on June 27, 2011, 09:50:00 PM
Now that looks great! Good job right there!
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Post by: joekeith on June 28, 2011, 10:02:00 AM
Good job....wish it had been posted a few weeks earlier.  I just did one of mine and didn't think of putting the design in, like the antlers.  Really looks sharp.  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Old Chief on June 28, 2011, 11:03:00 AM
Excellent work, nicely done!
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Post by: djohnson on June 28, 2011, 11:35:00 AM
Very nice!  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Gen273 on June 28, 2011, 01:23:00 PM
Great work and thanks for the info!!
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Post by: Nim-rod on February 24, 2012, 12:23:00 PM
Wow! I need to step up my game! Very cool!
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Post by: ChuckC on February 24, 2012, 01:05:00 PM
How is stippling for making the grip less slippery ?  Trying to decide between that and checkering
ChuckC
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Post by: SERGIO VENNERI on February 24, 2012, 01:12:00 PM
Great Job! These are the kind of threads i really enjoy!!!

                     Thank you
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Post by: KentuckyTJ on February 24, 2012, 01:34:00 PM
:notworthy:
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Post by: Dirtybird on February 24, 2012, 01:54:00 PM
Pretty neat how that came out.  Great work it looks beautiful.
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Post by: maineac on February 24, 2012, 05:20:00 PM
Inspirational.  I have been thinking of adjusting a handle I have.  might try some stippling, though I don't think it will look anywhere as nice as yours.  Beautiful
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Post by: JamesKerr on February 24, 2012, 06:24:00 PM
Very Nice!
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Post by: Possum Head on February 25, 2012, 06:13:00 AM
Beautiful work.Once the tool touches the wood does it have a tendency to run away with you?
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Post by: koops4 on February 25, 2012, 07:47:00 AM
That is amazing.  Awesome work and thanks for showing.
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Post by: guspup on February 25, 2012, 08:43:00 PM
Beautiful unique work, thank you for sharing.
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Post by: Tom Leemans on November 16, 2012, 03:06:00 PM
Just when you think you've seen enough cool stuff, someone posts something like this!
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Post by: Longbowlogan on November 16, 2012, 03:22:00 PM
That's sweet! I might have to try that out sometime!
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Post by: Doc Nock on November 16, 2012, 04:39:00 PM
ChuckC,

Mileage may vary, but I've had chances to shoot checkered grips and found them to be somewhat abrasive over time... sweaty palms, etc.

I had my latest stippled and now after a number of months, varied weather, with and without gloves, I'm loving the stippling.

  (http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm292/DavidLandis/Big%20foot/SANY0046.jpg)

But then I don't lay block or other work that creates calluses like some guys... fwiw.

Jarred,

That is some incredible work... getting pics to come out on such detail can be tough... but it surely is quite impressive! Nicely done!
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Post by: **DONOTDELETE** on November 16, 2012, 08:33:00 PM
I love it Jared!  Only a carpenter would carve on a bow grip with a sheet rock knife.    :eek:    :thumbsup:  


I've done several of these now and it gets easier as you do more of them. i haven't tried a carving yet on a bow grip....   nicely done bro.   :thumbsup:
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Post by: Ray Hammond on November 17, 2012, 03:51:00 AM
Nice Jared

Let me tell you guys Jared was in KS with us last year and brought some of his bows - that man knows how to build bows that shoot!!!  We shot them all week and they were quick quiet and very comfortable in hand!!!!
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Post by: Jwilliam on November 17, 2012, 05:46:00 AM
Great work   :thumbsup:  


Bill
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Post by: HawkeyeArcher on November 25, 2012, 01:12:00 PM
Beautiful craftsmanship. Well done,
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Post by: buckster on November 25, 2012, 07:24:00 PM
Awesome Jared.  Dang, I wish I'd had you do this to my new Journeyman!  Only way to make a perfect bow even better.    :clapper:    :clapper: