[Ansteorra-archery] Bow surface treatments

Betsy Marshall betsy at softwareinnovation.com
Tue Nov 1 15:05:01 PDT 2011

Not specific to bows, but in woodworking you would not use an oil treatment
before a polyurethane- the oil would prevent the PU from bonding to the
fibers and it would (soon/later) flake off. 
Oil finishing is to replicate -in a timely manner- the patina acquired by
years of an item being handled and used.
Poly is to create a surface layer impervious to moisture/water.
Hope that helps! KerMegan (occasionally a resident of these parts.)


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Date: Tue, 1 Nov 2011 09:47:38 -0700 (PDT)
From: Mungentuya TirMedoin <mungentuya at yahoo.com>
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Subject: [Ansteorra-archery] Bow finishing
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Good morning!

I have some questions about bow refinishing.? I've got three bows (2 oak
longbows and 1 single wood longbow) that I need to finish.? I've heard
conflicting opinions about linseed oil, so I'm not sure what to use on them
before I put the polyurethane.? I was wondering if anyone had any
suggestions and tips for me, I've finished some arrows but never the bows,
and if there's anything I need to watch out for when I'm doing. Thank you
for your time.

In service,?
Borijigidun Monggulun
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