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    Been awhile since I posted any pictures so I thought that I would show you all what I have been working on. I refinished this bow that I bought well used off of ebay. The pictures show the bow slightly more purple then it actually is.

    One thing I was experimenting on with this bow is a super glue finish. I don't know how much super glue I used on this thing but it was a lot. Also, it took several days after the final coat to peel of the last of the super glue from my fingertip. It was a really fun project.

    As always, all comments are welcome.

    Have a great day.
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    Last edited by Badger; 05-05-2012, 10:01 PM.
    John

    I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations. James Madison

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    Wow John, I know zip about bows, but it sure looks awesome.
    Gloria ............... Two memorable things to say in life, "Hello" for the first time, and "Good-bye" for the last.

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    • #3
      That's gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

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      • #4
        A beautiful bow.............WOW

        It's all fun
        Terry
        Craftsman 18"
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        • #5
          Nicely done!
          "Still Montana Mike"

          "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
          Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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          • #6
            That is beautiful...
            Douglas Fraser
            Eagle River, Alaska

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            • #7
              Daaaaaannnnnnnggggg! I'd say 'you got the touch!' That's a beauty!!!

              How many hours would you say you put into making that thing?

              John
              I've Got A Lot More To Learn
              About Leaving Battlegrounds Alone
              "~~ Molly Venter

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              • #8
                Uh-oh. I should have been clearer when I posted. I didn't make the bow, I refinished it. Sorry for the confusion.

                @ Mr. Powakee - The bow was in pretty bad shape when I got it and required a lot of scraping and sanding. I guess I put about 25 to 30 hours into it.
                John

                I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations. James Madison

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Badger View Post
                  Also, it took several days after the final coat to peel of the last of the super glue.
                  I don't get it...Why do you need to peel off the super glue???

                  The really is pretty, whatever you did....
                  Jim

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                  • #10
                    Stunning.

                    Rhys

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                    • #11
                      Awesome job on the restoration and painting, real professional looking.

                      Mike

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                      • #12
                        John, you did a real super job refinishing it. It looks new. I was wondering if it is a " Fred Bear " bow. I had one simular to it & was a Kodiak Magnum 32 in. recurve like yours. It sure is a beautiful finish. I thought about trying the super glue finish, but, on something a lot smaller, just to try it. You sure have patience ! Thanks for showing us.
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