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Offline superdav95

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Sinew backed bamboo bow
« on: November 25, 2022, 05:20:06 pm »
Iíve got a few bows on the go but this one is nearest completion and Iím undecided how to finish it up.  Itís a very nice shooting bow zero handshock! And just a joy to shoot.  I want to do it justice by decorating it nicely.  As it is now itís stained red and black with dye the several coats of true oil.  Iíll end up doing few more coats with wet sanding in between to get that mirror shine Iím hoping in the end.  This is a target bow and just pleasure shooting.  I was thinking of doing a golden leaf painted onto the red back like ivy or something like tree branches maybe.  Also had my eye on a Celtic style pattern stencils perhaps up the limbs as an outline then paint it in.  Iím thinking some gold and black paint to do this pattern on the back to make it pop.  Any ideas as to what paint of medium to use for this?  Iíll be covering it all when done with more coats of true oil to seal it in.  I was even contemplating adding some thin leather too but donít want to add the weight.  Iíve still got to add leather for the handle still and a bit of ray skin for my arrow pas yet so would ideally like to keep weight close to what it is now.  Any ideas for me on paint or patterns??? Hereís some pics of it now.   Thanks 
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Offline bassman211

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Re: Sinew backed bamboo bow
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2022, 08:34:30 pm »
Nice looking bow. That one has to be a hard shooter.

Offline superdav95

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Re: Sinew backed bamboo bow
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2022, 08:55:10 pm »
Thanks bassman!  Ya itís built for speed.  Iím hoping to get this bow done and post some full draw pics and video clips of it shooting.  What you think about the paint I should use?
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Offline bassman211

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Re: Sinew backed bamboo bow
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2022, 09:24:01 pm »
Golden leaf would look beautiful  I think.

Offline bradsmith2010

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Re: Sinew backed bamboo bow
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2022, 12:46:02 am »
be still and it will come to you :)

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Re: Sinew backed bamboo bow
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2022, 07:11:20 am »
be still and it will come to you :)


What Brad said

I will leave the paint up to you, but I donít think it needs anything to make it stand out. That unstrung profile is all the looks I need. Well that and the braced and full draw.

Looks like a fast one

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Offline PaSteve

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Re: Sinew backed bamboo bow
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2022, 09:53:27 am »
I'm far from an artist so my opinion  and 2 bucks will get you a cup of coffee. Anyway, I think Celtic stenciling in gold would look pretty neat on those limbs.
     Great looking bow, by the way. The profile does look like a screamer. I'm sure whatever you choose will do it justice. Can't wait for the finished project.
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Re: Sinew backed bamboo bow
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2022, 09:59:20 am »
I would look at all of your options first,which I'm sure you are doing.Sometimes doing something different is always tempting.
In the end it'll reflect what you think is important.
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Re: Sinew backed bamboo bow
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2022, 02:01:23 pm »
Thanks guys for the ideas and support.  Great community here.  Iíll post it soon.   
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Offline Selfbowman

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Re: Sinew backed bamboo bow
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2022, 02:10:15 pm »
Looks great now .
Well I'll say!!  Osage is king!!

Offline Will B

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Re: Sinew backed bamboo bow
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2022, 08:35:25 pm »
Thatís a beautiful bow Dave!  Looks great!

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Re: Sinew backed bamboo bow
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2022, 09:11:58 pm »
Thanks guys!  Lookin forward to putting finishing touches on this one
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Offline George Tsoukalas

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Re: Sinew backed bamboo bow
« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2022, 09:11:17 am »
Looks great!  Jawge
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Re: Sinew backed bamboo bow
« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2022, 05:20:15 pm »
Couple update pics on this little bow.  Still more to do but getting closer. 
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Offline Muskyman

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Re: Sinew backed bamboo bow
« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2022, 05:56:20 pm »
Awesome Dave. Looking sweet right now. Iím a less is more kinda guy and Iíd stop right there but, Iím sure you already know what you want next. Canít wait to see what the finished product looks like.
Beautiful right now for sure.