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    Crossbow for the wife

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    Crossbow for the wife

    Post by jds6 on Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:39 pm

    Greetings all,
    I have been working on a project for the wife ( could not believe it ) that is in the last stages. Just add a stirrup and a few adjustments and she's ready.
    The tiller is made form oak and is roughly 30" long. Has a red Mahogany finish, with a couple of coats of wax. The prod has a draw weight of 110# and is bound in with hemp and artificial sinew. The tiller has a bone inlay (first time to work bone, nasty stuff) that I tried to make look old.
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    Re: Crossbow for the wife

    Post by ZigiMan on Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:22 am

    That's a fine work! It's cool that your wife wants to shoot crossbow and even have one for herself. It seems that you have a rare woman!
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    Re: Crossbow for the wife

    Post by jds6 on Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:14 am

    Thanks ZigMan. As far as a rare woman, well, I think it's more like if you can't beat them, might as well join them! The first year was like " crossbow this crossbow that"!!!!!
    Thanks for the thumbs up.

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    Re: Crossbow for the wife

    Post by Taxus on Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:28 pm

    Very nice work,the mahogany finish really suits this crossbow.
    I've recently finished a bone topped bow too, it really is a a pain to work even without the smell!

    The aging on the bone looks quite effective, what did you use to age it?
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    Re: Crossbow for the wife

    Post by jds6 on Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:57 pm

    Taxus,thanks for the kind words.
    As far as aging the bone I kind of experimented with a few things. I tried coffee, tea, soy sauce, shoe polish, and stains.
    What you see on this bow is a combination of brown shoe polish(not the cream) and stain. I applied the shoe polish and wiped it off, let it dry completly thenI applied the stain. (dark walnut). Basically it was just trail and error to get the look I was looking for.

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