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Irv
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February 9, 2019 - 3:39 pm
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I am trying to figure out how to DIY a leather end wrap protector.  Looks like the leather is out on the stick without the benefit of a seam.  My assumption is that the leather is cut in a circular donut pattern (two concentric circles), wetted to withstand an expansion, forced into position, and allowed to shrink with or without glue up.  Any other ideas?D35042FD-815D-4CDE-B422-7EC9D13F1F8C.jpegImage Enlarger

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February 9, 2019 - 5:14 pm
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I found this online. Full disclosure, I did NOT read it or watch the video clips. I just scanned over it.

https://trianglestrings.com/th.....mbleather/

Hope it helps.

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The “nerd” section was relevant, but resulted in a seam.  I think that there is a method without a seam.

I did not know about using bull frog leather.  I currently use kangaroo leather.

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Irv said
Imdid not know about using bull frog leather.  I currently use kangaroo leather.  

And people wonder why their bows bounce. I think they are jumping with all the bullfrog and kangaroo leather.

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I have goat skin and been thinking of picking up some lizard

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cid said

And people wonder why their bows bounce. I think they are jumping with all the bullfrog and kangaroo leather.  

roflol

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Hi @Mouse and others.  I have seen several bows with reticulated python skin grips.  Perhaps that will reduce bounce.D9A130AB-1EC9-4C60-8568-A117009E7422.jpegImage Enlarger0610C447-1FE4-405C-B0B6-8DE67EAD44AB.jpegImage Enlarger

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@Irv Just the thought of it being snake skin gives me the willies! Would never buy a snake a snake skin one. 

My son literally invited a garden snake into our house when he was little. He was proud, I was petrified! He opened the front door to come inside and said, “Look, Mom, a snake!” And he held the door open for it! I said, “Close the door!” Too late. We had a raised ranch at the time and it slithered downstairs. No cell phones then. Had to lose track of it and go to the wall phone. You know who got a call at work!

Spent all night looking for it because we were heading out on a road trip in the morning. For some reason, my husband lifted the washing machine up and found it on the lip of the front metal part that was curled in at the bottom to the inside to make a smooth outside. The snake was on the lip. It sure looked bigged when my son invited it in.

Got hit in the face with a garden rake due to a snake, too! It was resting on a rock, so had a folcrum to make it flip up is stepped on. I saw a snake and ran and stepped on the rake just right and the handle hit me right in the face! That was bad enough, but my son, much older by that time, was driving by with my father-in-law as it happened. After he was finished helping his grandfather and came home, first thing out of his mouth, “Hey, Mom, did you see a snake earlier today?” So, no snake skin on my bows. No broken nose or black eyes from the rake, but a really sore left cheek.beg

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Fiddlerman
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February 11, 2019 - 3:33 pm
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@Irv - Perhaps the leather is slid on first then the wrap and finally the leather is slid over the wrap with a dap of glue to keep it in place.....

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