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michbowhunter
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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.
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I use the smaller of the two bits to carve a line around the antler and the larger to make the stipples.
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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.
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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. [Wink]
After that, I finish carving a little deeper around the antler and then go over the whole thing with 220 grit paper.
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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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BOWMARKS
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Very nice work!! [thumbsup]

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straitera
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Incredible! Fantastic job.

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Green
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Beautiful work. Thanks for sharing the method....still wouldn't try it myself....lol.

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Keefer
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That's some of the prettiest Bocote I've seen...Thanks for sharing..
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"How It's Made" couldn't have told the story better!

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ishoot4thrills
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[Eek!] [Eek!] [thumbsup]

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daniel boon
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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]
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rick7
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very well done
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k. sisco
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Very nice job!
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cacciatore
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Stunning job!

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beautiful! [Not Worthy]
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JJB
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Thanks for sharing that, very informative and nice work.
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Terry Green
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[thumbsup]

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Mike Mecredy
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That's about as cool as you can get. I've always thought about trying that.

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