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Offline Jesse

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Re: BB Santos Rosewood
« Reply #15 on: August 06, 2007, 11:06:31 pm »
That is the kind of finish I want to get. Any certain brands or application tips your willing to share?  That bow is very thin wow I think I would be asking for trouble trying to make one with those dimentions. Nice work.
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Re: BB Santos Rosewood
« Reply #16 on: August 06, 2007, 11:55:16 pm »
Well the way I see it. All 3 are different from each other. The tung oil comes from a nut, the shellac is alcohol based with a beetle extract and the wax is well wax :). The tung oil by itself is a mediocre moisture repellant and so is the shellac but the wax is excellent. I figure that alternating layers of the tung and shellac must surely be better than each by itself and the wax is like icing on the cake. For me moisture protection comes first but I also like my bows to look good.

Jesse. I use a 2# cut of shellac and a good name brand tung oil. The paste wax is by Johnson and is recommended for furniture and floors
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Re: BB Santos Rosewood
« Reply #17 on: August 07, 2007, 12:13:35 am »
In any case here is a full draw picture

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Re: BB Santos Rosewood
« Reply #18 on: August 07, 2007, 12:23:43 am »
Thanks Marc, makes good sense to me. Your full draw is impeccable as usual. Superb job!
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Re: BB Santos Rosewood
« Reply #19 on: August 07, 2007, 09:53:52 am »
You're a real inspiration, Marc.  That bow's a beauty, and the tiller looks perfect to me.

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« Reply #20 on: August 07, 2007, 10:35:37 am »
terrific design, tiller, and wood.  I have learned some things and gotten plenty of ideas from seeing your bows. I see that it is Dalbergia nigra, in the Leguminoseae family. Seems to be a good family for bow wood doesn't it.

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Re: BB Santos Rosewood
« Reply #21 on: August 07, 2007, 10:42:37 am »
Wow, you're right, the grain is stunning.      That's a beauty!
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Re: BB Santos Rosewood
« Reply #22 on: August 07, 2007, 12:29:43 pm »
Thanks for the full draw, Marc.  This bow has got to be one of your best.
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Re: BB Santos Rosewood
« Reply #23 on: August 07, 2007, 12:38:36 pm »
Beautiful bow Marc,don't see anything I don't like on that one.Beautiful wood and tiller is dead on
it should be a real shooter. :)
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Re: BB Santos Rosewood
« Reply #24 on: August 07, 2007, 01:34:49 pm »
                          Thats a very nice bow Marc bettcha will hunt good.............bob

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« Reply #25 on: August 07, 2007, 01:44:26 pm »
You really need to work on your tillering skills. ;D ;D ;D  Perfect as usual.  What a beautiful bow.  I hope you have a chance to chronograph it sometime.  Graceful lines and beautiful wood.  What a treat.

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Re: BB Santos Rosewood
« Reply #26 on: August 07, 2007, 02:09:12 pm »
Thanks guys. I haven't been making many bows for myself lately. I was actually thinking of auctioning this one as a blank on paleo initially but changed my mind. I'm glad I did :).

It is indeed Dave. Expensive though. It's like $25 a board ft.

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Re: BB Santos Rosewood
« Reply #27 on: August 07, 2007, 05:24:04 pm »
Great full draw pic. I think I will keep that one for a reference when I'm tillering the next one. I think its easier to find mistakes when I have something to compare it to.
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Re: BB Santos Rosewood
« Reply #28 on: August 07, 2007, 07:07:11 pm »
Beautiful work, I'd say a work of art as well as a fine weapon. Say, my brother also spells his name with a c. I probably said that before.

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Re: BB Santos Rosewood
« Reply #29 on: August 07, 2007, 07:09:19 pm »
Marc, I like the profile on that bow. Looks good.