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Offline JW_Halverson

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Re: quick and easy leather handle wrap
« Reply #30 on: September 10, 2013, 11:30:06 pm »
In his photos he is using artificial sinew, probably the 70# stuff.  I use that and Dacron B50 bow string material, depending on what is closest to hand.
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Offline BowEd

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Re: quick and easy leather handle wrap
« Reply #31 on: September 11, 2013, 02:01:47 am »
Thanks for sharing that one Bub.I'll remember that.I've always am using bulbous handles where the thickness fluctuates.
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Re: quick and easy leather handle wrap
« Reply #32 on: September 11, 2013, 06:33:33 pm »
like j-dub said, bub
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Offline 4dog

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Re: quick and easy leather handle wrap
« Reply #33 on: October 23, 2013, 10:04:00 pm »
guys i used this the other day,, and it does work wrll..but..and its a small one..take into consideration the thickness of your handle material..really thick leather will come up a bit short.
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Offline 4dog

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Re: quick and easy leather handle wrap
« Reply #34 on: October 23, 2013, 10:10:31 pm »
the cord running through the laces filled the gap nicely,, lucked out on the color..looks awesome i think.
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Offline Onebowonder

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Re: quick and easy leather handle wrap
« Reply #35 on: October 29, 2013, 07:28:33 pm »
I stole this technique from here.  It worx awesome for me...

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Offline Dan K

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Re: quick and easy leather handle wrap
« Reply #36 on: October 29, 2013, 07:53:20 pm »
Just needs one word Bub -thanks!
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Re: quick and easy leather handle wrap
« Reply #37 on: October 30, 2013, 07:56:34 pm »
your welcome
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Re: quick and easy leather handle wrap
« Reply #38 on: October 31, 2013, 04:29:42 pm »
This is genius!!

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Re: quick and easy leather handle wrap
« Reply #39 on: March 04, 2014, 11:50:31 am »
Here you go Derik
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Re: quick and easy leather handle wrap
« Reply #40 on: March 04, 2014, 12:32:47 pm »
Thanks Pearlie! And thanks to you too Bubby! I think I can pull this one off.  ;)

Hey 4dog, is that my bow you posted on here?

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Offline Aaron H

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Re: quick and easy leather handle wrap
« Reply #41 on: March 05, 2014, 03:02:13 pm »
Yup, I will be using that.  Thanks for posting.

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Re: quick and easy leather handle wrap
« Reply #42 on: March 18, 2014, 09:06:58 pm »
hey derek just saw your post here...yup...your bow grip  ...used this method but didnt take into consideration the thickness of the leather ..worked beautifuy i think.
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Re: quick and easy leather handle wrap
« Reply #43 on: December 24, 2018, 08:50:27 pm »
Shame to cover that pretty wood handle.    ;)

Extend the "top" & "bottom" a bit and then fold that bit over and glue it to itself . . . gives ya nice finished edge at top and bottom of your leather-wrapped handle.
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Offline Lehtis

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Re: quick and easy leather handle wrap
« Reply #44 on: December 26, 2018, 11:31:33 pm »
I’ve sewn my handles (similar outlook as in the beginning of this chain) wet. I cut the leather few mm short and when sewn moist the leather stretches and the edges meet nicely. After drying overnight the fit is really tight round the handle. No glues needed. In most cases I’ve added a layer or two TruOil or bees wax against moisture.