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Re: Traveling Swap Build-Along(New video, Done deal!)

Postby BullMtnArchery » Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:25 pm

BK in Wisconsin wrote:SCHWING!!!!!


A big ditto to that. Looks awesome. Brock
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Re: Traveling Swap Build-Along(New pics, almost done!)

Postby Kirkll » Wed Mar 03, 2010 1:36 am

Dick in Seattle wrote:Oh, darn! I made the case right handed! :D


nope its right handed Dick....Nice job on it too bro...... but it's a wee bit too short. actually it needs a couple inches due to the zipper.

i'm not pulling your leg on this either bro. please advise.
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Re: Traveling Swap Build-Along(New video, Done deal!)

Postby Kirkll » Wed Mar 03, 2010 1:38 am

here ya go Steve, i didn't realize you couldn't open the videos. i took a bunch of stills this evening for you.

http://s171.photobucket.com/albums/u301 ... ech%20Bow/
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Re: Traveling Swap Build-Along(New video, Done deal!)

Postby Crooked Stic » Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:04 am

That came out to a nice satin finish. Wet sanded? What was your final grit?
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Re: Traveling Swap Build-Along(New video, Done deal!)

Postby VoodooSteve » Wed Mar 03, 2010 7:20 am

That looks GREAT!! Thanks Kirk!........ so how's she shoot?
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Re: Traveling Build-Along (finished video/pics P21)

Postby michbowhunter » Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:07 am

Lookin good Kirk! Oh yea, I am right handed....I shot left handed for a long time (left eye dom), but switched back to right handed because i still shot better that way. :D
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Re: Traveling Build-Along (finished video/pics P21)

Postby Kirkll » Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:05 am

i got a left eye dominance thing going too that used to mess with me a bit now and then when i was learning to shoot with both eyes open. i closed one eye for many years to compensate.

Mike,
i've tried a few different approaches on getting a nice stin finish using gloss material. the best combo, with the least amount of elbow grease seems to be. going down to 320 to flatten things out nicely, then i use 00 steel wool and rub that out with a soft cloth.

if i'm doing a high gloss finish i go down to 800 or even 1200 and use 0000 steel wool with a rubbing compound to rub it out.

it sure would be nice if you could just spray the last coat, and call her good. but i haven't mastered that one. even these pros that spray clear coat on cars use a rubbing compound and a buffer to polish it out like glass. i set up a buffing wheel in the shop to try polishing out the finish on these bows, and didn't get the results i wanted.

this krystal is more forgiving than a lot of other clear coats i've used. when you sand through to your previous coat it shows up as a ring. the more you sand it and try and feather it out, the bigger the ring gets. this krystal feathers out real nice using 320 or 400 grit. the trick i've found is getting the product real flat while you are spraying your sealer build up, and filling the grain. there are some woods like the Paduke, and wenge, that you just need to break out the epoxy or super glue to fill, and you always have some you miss here and there.

i've got your ebony bow back in the spray booth again because of that paduke. that stuff has huge slots that need filling.
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Re: Traveling Build-Along (finished video/pics P21)

Postby Bob L. » Wed Mar 03, 2010 12:38 pm

Cool video the bow looks great. Thanks for Lenny as well
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Re: Traveling Build-Along (finished video/pics P21)

Postby Crooked Stic » Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:55 pm

Yeah paduke is fairly porus. Nowhere near as bad as wenge.
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Re: Traveling Build-Along (finished video/pics P21)

Postby Dick in Seattle » Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:53 pm

Just to update everyone.... I've sent a pm to Kirk. Not sure what could be wrong. I built it to 58" as told, with a 58" bow in hand for fit testing. I've told Kirk to ship it back here and I'll figure out a fix and then send direct to Jared.
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