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cacciatore
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Kirk,congrats! [clapper]

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quote:
Originally posted by Bowwild:
Wow, Kirk I really like the look of this!

I wouldn't go there if i was you Roy. [biglaugh]
i wasn't kidding about the extra work and extra charges for staining.

on the other hand.... i've been experimenting with tinting clear coats with some really cool results.

This isn't curly maple, and i'm not trying to high jack a thread, but look at the difference between the clear coating and the ones with an amber tinting.

I'll get a photo of the curly maple posted later today. it's SERIOUSLY cool looking.

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Clear coat

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Wow Kirk, tell us more about that bow. It's a beauty
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This thread is about stained curly maple and i had to share this other bocote riser to show you the difference. I apologize for getting side tracked

Now here are a few riser blocks with the curly maple with amber tinting.

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That looks yew colored, just what mooseman was looking for [thumbsup]

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Big leaf maple with light gold stain

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Sweet pics, fellas. You guys do some superb work. I'm liking what I'm seeing. Thank you...Mike
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Getting giddy in Kentucky over this tinting of curly maple!

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Also something that really makes a cool bow is suigy working the maple. Lightly torching it with a broad torch until it toasts. if you do it right it looks great. You do have to watch the veneers and I like to torch them when the veneer is heavy and then lightly sand over it and do all the rest of my sanding from the other side.

Kirks got it going on with the tinting though . It ties the whole bow together. limbs and riser. I believe that even with the torching I will also use the tint on top of it. That just looks awsome to me.

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Very simple process w/ very good results is using leather dyes.You apply a 2 part light brown and dark brown dye.
First the dark brown.Then sand till you get that amber tone like on Kirks photo.Wipe down w/ white vinegar.Apply the light brown stain and wipe down w/ vinegar.Makes curly maple look alot like curly Koa wood

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These bows are extremely well done and well thought out. Great work you all do.
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quote:
Originally posted by overbo:
Very simple process w/ very good results is using leather dyes.You apply a 2 part light brown and dark brown dye.
First the dark brown.Then sand till you get that amber tone like on Kirks photo.Wipe down w/ white vinegar.Apply the light brown stain and wipe down w/ vinegar.Makes curly maple look alot like curly Koa wood

Yup.... that "very simple process" is time consuming and a heck of a lot easier to put in text than it is to do and get a nice even job bro. it's all like a box of chocolates, ya never know what you are going to get...

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I wonder if Forest Gump could have built bows lol.

Kirk, beautiful looking woods/bows.

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Kirk,
Never had any issues w/ the dye method.
I've refinished 3 curly maple bows like this and have had great results.
Maybe more time consuming because it's a 3 step process and not a one step process but it dose make the maple have great depth in it's figure.

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When done like Overbo is saying the outcome can be spectacular. I have also done the dark , sanded and applied oxblood and it looks simply awsome.

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