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Offline michbowhunter

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Stippled/ Carved Grip
« 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.
 
 
I use the smaller of the two bits to carve a line around the antler and the larger to make the stipples.
 
 
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.
 
 
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.
 
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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Re: Stippled/ Carved Grip
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2011, 05:05:00 PM »
Very nice work!!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Stippled/ Carved Grip
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2011, 05:10:00 PM »
Incredible! Fantastic job.
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Re: Stippled/ Carved Grip
« Reply #3 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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Re: Stippled/ Carved Grip
« Reply #4 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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Re: Stippled/ Carved Grip
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2011, 07:36:00 PM »
"How It's Made" couldn't have told the story better!
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Re: Stippled/ Carved Grip
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2011, 07:46:00 PM »
:eek:     :eek:    :thumbsup:
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Offline daniel boon

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Re: Stippled/ Carved Grip
« Reply #7 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:

Offline rick7

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Re: Stippled/ Carved Grip
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2011, 10:22:00 AM »
very well done

Offline k. sisco

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Re: Stippled/ Carved Grip
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2011, 10:29:00 AM »
Very nice job!

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Re: Stippled/ Carved Grip
« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2011, 03:17:00 PM »
Stunning job!
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Re: Stippled/ Carved Grip
« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2011, 04:00:00 PM »
beautiful!   :notworthy:

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Re: Stippled/ Carved Grip
« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2011, 04:03:00 PM »
Thanks for sharing that, very informative and nice work.
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Re: Stippled/ Carved Grip
« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2011, 04:04:00 PM »
:thumbsup:
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Re: Stippled/ Carved Grip
« Reply #14 on: June 26, 2011, 04:20:00 PM »
That's about as cool as you can get.  I've always thought about trying that.

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Re: Stippled/ Carved Grip
« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2011, 09:20:00 PM »
That is great!!!
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Re: Stippled/ Carved Grip
« Reply #16 on: June 26, 2011, 09:55:00 PM »
get'r done!!

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Re: Stippled/ Carved Grip
« Reply #17 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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Re: Stippled/ Carved Grip
« Reply #18 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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Re: Stippled/ Carved Grip
« Reply #19 on: June 27, 2011, 04:05:00 PM »
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