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post #41 of 59 Old 05-07-2010, 10:04 AM
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How about a pic of you drawing that baby back with an arrow nocked?

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Nice looking bow, I will go so far as to call it lovely. Thanks for the step by step.
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Finish question

First of all "Awesome Build Along" thanks for sharing! my question is what do you use for finish and how do you apply it? like the look of your finished product.
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beautiful joiner ... I can't image my ever getting curved pieces to fit together that well.

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Having built alot of bows.....Very nice work!

Archery is such a wonderful sport/passion....building bows/tackle adds to the whole experience.It is a very natural extension for WW'ers.A suggestion for anyone contemplating is to start small.Build a 42 or 48",10# longbow for a grandchild,neice or nephew.BW
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you got skills dude
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post #47 of 59 Old 10-26-2010, 09:37 AM
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Thanks for kicking this one back up to the top!

Very impressive job!

I'm too old and weak to use a good longbow well now...

I miss it.

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Looking forward to the continuing saga. What a great job you are doing.

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This thread is incredible, one of the most interesting projects I've ever seen. I'm a beginning woodworker that has wanted to make a longbow for a while, this inspired me to wait a while longer. :)
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That's a gorgeous bow. I have long wanted to get a longbow and try some traditional hunting. This has been an awesome thread. You are an artist sir.
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Yes, very cool indeed. Love the craftsmanship that goes into this.

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First of all "Awesome Build Along" thanks for sharing! my question is what do you use for finish and how do you apply it? like the look of your finished product.
Sorry for deserting you folks for a while.

I use Fullerplast, a catalyzed two part finish, and spray with an airbrush.
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thanks, i ordered that finish today looking forward to spraying it!
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Please use a chemical respirator, as this stuff is really nasty in the lungs!
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any tricks in spraying this stuff?
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What kind of sprayer are you using? I'm only familiar with the Pasche single action air brush that I use.
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small binks airbrush, i also have a small touchup hvlp cheap gun that i dont like...
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Just want to say... Wow. That's a work of art.
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post #59 of 59 Old 04-13-2012, 01:33 PM
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looks nice, you did a great job on that.

do you bowhunt? or is it for target only?
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