Monday, 21 June 2010

Added Detail

Just needs some varnish, a few coats of Danish oil rubbed down with wire wool (soaked in white spirit to lubricate) between coats and a final rub with beeswax polish, oh and a bow string would help!
The nock and arrowplate look a bit dull without the final wax, but these shots give an idea of the final shape and curves.
I need to spend some time learning the intricacies of my digital camera so that I can take pictures of white bows without bleaching out the detail...hmm don't know when I'll get around to it.

Little update, it's now Tuesday night, I've made the string and tweaked the nocks for a smooth fit. Hopefully shoot it through the chronometer tomorrow night.


  1. Del this is a great blog and you are a true craftsman. Of course, you know I'll be pestering you for advice now LOL!


  2. Cheers, it's good to have feed back and questions are welcome. I want the blog and website to be usefull to anyone wanting to have a go.

  3. Fantastic bow Del - I take pics of arrows and struggle to get grain to show. I struggle with most of the photo software around, but try - free and really simple to adjust contrast, which is all you need to do to improve the problems with "bleached" shots.
    Good luck with it.

  4. Ta, I'll have a shufti at it.