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califx200
02-23-2012, 03:26 PM
Just picked up an older 25# DH plinker (HCS 11222) that's in pretty good wear & tear condition but smells, and looks, like it's been in a closet for 40 years. Is there a standard "detailing" ritual for finds like this (not a museum piece but a daily driver)? Thanks.

gravedigger
02-23-2012, 03:35 PM
Just picked up an older 25# DH plinker (HCS 11222) that's in pretty good wear & tear condition but smells, and looks, like it's been in a closet for 40 years. Is there a standard "detailing" ritual for finds like this (not a museum piece but a daily driver)? Thanks.

i would just swap out the strings,give it a once over for cracks on the limbs,riser.wipe it down and shoot it.

califx200
02-23-2012, 05:48 PM
i would just swap out the strings,give it a once over for cracks on the limbs,riser.wipe it down and shoot it.

Thanks. Furniture polish, tung oil?

gravedigger
02-23-2012, 06:21 PM
Thanks. Furniture polish, tung oil?

warm damp wash cloth.

califx200
02-23-2012, 07:02 PM
warm damp wash cloth.

Heck, I can even get my 10 year old involved in this project. Thanks.

gravedigger
02-23-2012, 08:02 PM
Heck, I can even get my 10 year old involved in this project. Thanks.

heck ya.give that kid a rag.i let my daughter clean my bow with a feather duster.

elkslayer4x5
02-24-2012, 06:51 AM
After you are done cleaning it up, I'd give it a good coating of Birchwood & Casey gunstock tru oil, one of the best finishes you can apply to a bow. What model is your Damon Howatt, and any idea of the year it was built? If you don't know and want to, you could post a pic of it over on Stickbow's Leatherwall, as Larry Hatfield hangs out there, and he will know, since he built it. Please post a pic here for us as well. Very nice bows. :D

http://leatherwall.bowsite.com/TF/lw/THREADSx2.CFM

califx200
02-24-2012, 11:00 AM
After you are done cleaning it up, I'd give it a good coating of Birchwood & Casey gunstock tru oil, one of the best finishes you can apply to a bow. What model is your Damon Howatt, and any idea of the year it was built? If you don't know and want to, you could post a pic of it over on Stickbow's Leatherwall, as Larry Hatfield hangs out there, and he will know, since he built it. Please post a pic here for us as well. Very nice bows. :D

http://leatherwall.bowsite.com/TF/lw/THREADSx2.CFM

Thanks. Not sure what the model is for sure, will try and get pics up, ... It has X-100 in large white but it doesn't look factory. The code as far as I know is the old Cavalier code HCS (HCS 11222 25# @28" AMO60"). I do need a brace height for it so I can string it up. Brace height?

edit - pics after cleanup. I'm a sucker for woodgrain with streaks for some reason...
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elkslayer4x5
02-25-2012, 06:01 AM
Yeah, me too, love the streaky woods, or any type of figure in wood for that matter.
Sorry, don't know the brace height for your bow, as I said, you could check the Leatherwall, guys there would know, try and show limb decals, bow specs, and an overall pic of the bow, strung, It'll take a few minutes to register, but its free, and a fine site, and Larry reads and posts there. Martin does make 3 recurves named like that, but they are X 200, X 150, and a longbow they call L 100, none of them look like your bow.

[url]http://leatherwall.bowsite.com/TF/lw/THREADSx2.CFM[/

a p.s....Here's a stockset I made for a H & R Ultra ( a low end single shot rifle ) Told ya I love figured wood! This was a little before I applied the final finish.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v728/deast-lr/Around%20the%20yard/DSCN0541.jpg