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Re: My old locust bow
« Reply #60 on: July 29, 2021, 10:53:26 AM »
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« Reply #61 on: July 29, 2021, 11:59:55 AM »
1/3 cup Acetone with that epoxy can be sprayed with a gun
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« Reply #62 on: July 29, 2021, 03:59:18 PM »
I don't need no stinking gun. I have rolled up paper towels.   :thumbsup:
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« Reply #63 on: July 29, 2021, 04:05:27 PM »
You tell em Pat:)

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« Reply #64 on: July 29, 2021, 04:57:00 PM »
You saidddddddddddd  Quote "I don't have a recipe but mix to a watery consistency. For an applicator I use a rolled up paper towel". :readit: :tongue:
I've used it to spray on bows and it works good.

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1/3 cup Acetone with that epoxy can be sprayed with a gun :cheesy:

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« Reply #65 on: July 29, 2021, 05:33:31 PM »
Thanks for that valuable info, Mark. I'm sure sprayed on it would give good protection and weather proofing.

 Dang, Roy, that boy up /|\ there is pretty sensitive.   :dunno:  ;)   :laughing:
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« Reply #66 on: July 29, 2021, 05:41:05 PM »
He might be wearing his pink skirt today?

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« Reply #67 on: July 29, 2021, 08:18:27 PM »
Thanks for that valuable info, Mark. I'm sure sprayed on it would give good protection and weather proofing.

 Dang, Roy, that boy up /|\ there is pretty sensitive.   :dunno:  ;)   :laughing:

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« Reply #68 on: July 29, 2021, 09:13:28 PM »
I did a wrap like that with heavy cotton twine and saturated it with water based poly.   Worked great for years and probably still going.
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« Reply #69 on: July 29, 2021, 10:34:03 PM »
Yeah, Mike. It's a very durable handle wrap with a positive grip. I like this hemp cord because it's thin and strong. I get it at Wal Mart. I wish it came in other colors.

 Mark, I should have said I don't use a recipe instead of I don't have a recipe.  :dunno:
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« Reply #70 on: July 29, 2021, 10:48:55 PM »
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« Reply #71 on: July 30, 2021, 08:13:31 AM »
Pat, I learn something new on about every post you do. Thanks so much for sharing.
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« Reply #72 on: July 30, 2021, 09:08:17 AM »
Coming along Nice Pat :thumbsup: :bigsmyl:
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« Reply #73 on: July 30, 2021, 09:13:45 AM »
Pat, I learn something new on about every post you do. Thanks so much for sharing.
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« Reply #74 on: July 30, 2021, 09:58:00 AM »
You make my day, guys. I love passing on info that has been given to me over the years. Gotta do something with it. My brain is getting filled up and I see no end in sight.
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Re: My old locust bow
« Reply #75 on: July 31, 2021, 01:55:48 PM »
Here  are the last pics of this bow. Unfortunately the frets have returned so her life is limited now. I think I'll just use
her as a wall hanger.
 The lightning bolts were painted with craft paint and she got 4 coats of Tru-Oil over the rawhide back covering. I will spray the bow with satin poly to cut the shine of the Tru-Oil. I like that look better than the shiny Tru-Oil finish. She shoots pretty good and looks damn good, if you ask me, but no sense beating a dead horse! :deadhorse:
Well, anyway here are her final pics...RIP!






 This has been a fun project. Even though she won't be a viable bow I hope the info I've put out over this long thread will help someone with their bow building anf decorating.
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Re: My old locust bow
« Reply #76 on: July 31, 2021, 02:16:50 PM »
Man that sucks, Pat.

Be a pretty wall hanger.

Don't feel bad, mad maxie boy has a room full of wall hangers:)

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« Reply #77 on: July 31, 2021, 04:14:46 PM »
Pat I met BowEd at MoJam and he was talking about sinew bows with thin horn on the belly.
I'm sure James could thickness sand some for you. :dunno:
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« Reply #78 on: July 31, 2021, 04:40:49 PM »
Yeah, it was a bummer but it was an experiment anyway. I was wondering if she would fret again and she didn't let me down.
 Mark, I thought about an osage or ipe belly slat but I think I'll leave her to RIP. I'll give her a place of honor in the basement shop. I've been thinking about my next build, maybe a Molle style and use some of Bue's moose sinew on it. It's a design I've thought about often.
 Hopefully there is some useful info for folks in this thread. If so, she's a success.  :thumbsup:
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Re: My old locust bow
« Reply #79 on: July 31, 2021, 05:18:23 PM »
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Don't feel bad, mad maxie boy has a room full of wall hangers:)

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