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Re: 60" 50# Kodiak

Postby benzy » Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:01 pm

Thanks again Jett!

I'm definately open to that.

Would replacement tips just "drop right in" without needing a sealent? That's the only reason I thought that it "needed" and not just wanted a re-finish.

I'm so new to this type of bow. I think this thing is worth more than all my other sticks combined! No BS! I don't want to screw it up. Any Ideas?
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Re: 60" 50# Kodiak

Postby Steve Milbocker » Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:05 pm

Sweet find Rob,you need to shoot it in 2 weeks for fun night :D
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Re: 60" 50# Kodiak

Postby Jett » Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:55 pm

Just try cleaning those tips with #00 to #0000 BRASS wool - not steel - or very fine synthetic abrasive pads (like the green ones for dishes, only finer. You can get them at lumber yards, wood working stores, etc, I think the white ones are about are the finest, but you might want to ask). Anyway, just clean it with some mild soap & a soft cloth first & see how much gunk that removes & leaves. If the tips feel tight, just string 'er up - I STRONGLY recommend a bow stringer, those thin tapers & tips twist awfully easy! But those bows are really pretty tough if they haven't been abused.

Your bow looks to pretty sound. Hopefully, just a clean up & maybe replacing the feather rest & leather sidewall with replicas might just do the trick. Like any antique or collectible, the more original the higher the value.
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Re: 60" 50# Kodiak

Postby benzy » Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:52 pm

Jett one the tips is broke (well the overlay) they have to be replaced... I wonder if I could mask off everything but the tips when I put on new ones. Also the limbs are twisted slightly, but I think I can straighten them without much trouble.

Thanks Steve, I'm bringing it Wednesday, but I can't shoot it. At least I will have brought a wood bow to leagues. :)
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Re: 60" 50# Kodiak

Postby Jett » Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:16 pm

Should be able to do that okay - I'm in Des Moines right now, when I get home this weekend I'll see if I've got a tip.
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Re: 60" 50# Kodiak

Postby benzy » Sat Mar 06, 2010 7:28 pm

Thanks! I was going to see what Doc or one of the bowyers here would charge for a set of red and white phenolic blanks...
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Re: 60" 50# Kodiak

Postby Jett » Sat Mar 06, 2010 7:36 pm

Probably not much - the 59's were originally micarta (in '60 they went to fiberglass). I know I got some 56 & 57's around & I still might have one 59 - I'll let you knew ASAP.
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Re: 60" 50# Kodiak

Postby Jett » Mon Mar 08, 2010 6:38 pm

Benzy - PM sent.
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Re: 60" 50# Kodiak

Postby benzy » Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:19 am

I decied to refinish it myself... :o

Tip overlays, decals and now a new feather rest are ordered. I have a source for leather, but want to keep looking...

The 6th coat of tru oil went on yesterday. It's gettin there, and so far (knock on wood) looking good.

I'll post pics when it's finished. ;)
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Re: 60" 50# Kodiak

Postby Jett » Thu Apr 08, 2010 12:58 pm

Thanks for the update - can't wait to see the finished product!
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