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Sam Harper
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Ooo! Looky what I just found!

http://tradgang.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=125;t=006437

It would be so much better to see it done in video, though. I'm slow when it comes to these things.

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Yea when I wanted to do mine, It was like a secret, From what I read, the guy did not want to give out the Info.

so I wrapped mine about 20 times before I got it.

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I did a how to over on P.A. where I put tape on the grip area with tape sticky side out, you get a perfect fit on any shape
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Sam Harper
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bubby, why don't you give us a link?

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http://www.primitivearcher.com/smf/index.php/topic,39604.0.html
here it is, wasn't sure about cross link's between sites, surprisingly simple but it work's, if the leather is super heavy you just cut a hair away from the tape

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Sam Harper
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Smart! That is so simple! Thanks, bubby!

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Eric Krewson
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Here is another way to get the leather to fit an odd shaped handle. My leather isn't thick, probably 1 or 2 oz. I like to roll the top and bottom edge in for a more finished look.

http://tradgang.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=2;t=000052

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Sam Harper
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That's very tidy, Eric. Thanks!

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I don't make bows, but I do follow all of y'all's work here on the bench, because you just never know. This build along of Sam's was particularly interesting because, heck he just has a way with wood and words that's hard to turn away from, and this bamboo sparked my interest as well.

I had the opportunity to visit with Sam briefly this morning, and to look at this bow. An absolutely beautiful job, and watching over his shoulder on the practice range proved that the end results are well worth all of the details. Congrats Sam on another fine looking bow!

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Sam Harper
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Thanks Rob. That was a good shoot this morning! That was my first time out there.

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Hi Sam, thanks for the great build along using my boo. Glad you like the boo. I have also learn much form your building along particularly the area of putting shims to retain the recurve.

I have not started any recurve yet. I am still at the reflex long bow area. Will defintately seek your help if I need some inputs on recurve........rob

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Sam Harper
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Robin, I think the thing that helped the most in keeping my curves in was using those tiny c-clamps and that string. Of course, without the shims, it might've lost some during shooting, but as it is, it's basically a static recurve since the tips don't bend at all. It turned out to be a nice bow. I took it for a spin at a 3D shoot yesterday.

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That was a great build and an even better bow! Love the lines. Thanks for taking the time [thumbsup]

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thanks for the great build along sam, bow looks awesome.
the leather dye i used to use when book binding was the fiebings lots of nice colours to choose from and not badly priced and had good even cover
agin thanks for the build along

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Sam Harper
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I use those alcohol based Fiebings leather dyes to dye my bamboo, but the guy at Tandy told me he thought they were going to stop making it. He said they already can't sell it in 30 states, and more states are being added to the list, so he figures they'll go to water based dyes. That's a bummer. I have noticed, though, that when I use the alcohol based dye on leather, it makes the leather hard. I have a hard time getting an even coat with it anyway. I like the antique better because although I can't get as many colours, I find it easier to use, and I like the way it looks.

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