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Beaver Tail

Messages posted to thread:
BigB 05-Oct-17
Sawtooth (Original) 05-Oct-17
ShadeHaven 05-Oct-17
matnjo 05-Oct-17
2 bears 05-Oct-17
ShadeHaven 05-Oct-17
Ovilla Bill 05-Oct-17
BigB 07-Oct-17
monkeyball 07-Oct-17
Jim Keller 07-Oct-17
monkeyball 07-Oct-17
ShadeHaven 08-Oct-17
monkeyball 08-Oct-17
BigB 12-Oct-17
BigB 12-Oct-17
BigB 12-Oct-17
Chas 12-Oct-17
Chas 12-Oct-17
Riverwolf 12-Oct-17
BigB 12-Oct-17
matnjo 12-Oct-17
Pa Steve 12-Oct-17
Darin Putman 12-Oct-17
M60gunner 12-Oct-17
Iron ranger 12-Oct-17
2 bears 13-Oct-17
BigB 13-Oct-17
BigJim 15-Oct-17
From: BigB
Date: 05-Oct-17




Well I have a Bear Montana that I love, didn't love the leather grip so much so I ordered a beaver tail from Big Jim. Got it in the mail yesterday. I think it will make my bow look great, just never have put one on before. I have searched here and read some how to post. If you have done it and have any advise please feel free to post it. I plan on starting the process tomorrow and Saturday. If I don't totally screw it up I will post a picture. Thanks ahead of time.

From: Sawtooth (Original) Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 05-Oct-17




Jim does all of mine for me. Call him and maybe he can walk you through it. He does a great job of it.

From: ShadeHaven
Date: 05-Oct-17




I would like to see how to do this as well

From: matnjo
Date: 05-Oct-17




Here's some high level instructions from how I did mine.

1. Soak tail in water until it's soft and pliable. 2. Wrap you bow handle area in a layer of plastic wrap. 3. Shape the beaver tail to the handle of the bow and secure it with a complete wrap from an Ace bandage. 4. Once tail has dried, cut to the desired finished dimensions you need. Leave a small gap of maybe 1/8" or less for the stitch seam 5. Add contact cement to bow and beaver tail. 6. Press tail in place and stitch it up.

From: 2 bears
Date: 05-Oct-17




Good instructions. Thanks. >>>----> Ken

From: ShadeHaven
Date: 05-Oct-17




Could the same be done with leather also? My grips are higher so heather tends to "bunch" and roll up like a gut on a fat guy.

From: Ovilla Bill
Date: 05-Oct-17




Abe Penner sells beaver tails with instructions included. You might be able to find the instructions on the Cari-bow web site. "Matrijo" above just might have forwarded you Abe's instructions. If not they are very similar. The stitching is the hard part for me. Good luck.

From: BigB
Date: 07-Oct-17

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Got the tail soaked and wrapped on the handle. I plan on glueing and stitch it on tomorrow, if I mess it up I guess I will send it some where.

From: monkeyball
Date: 07-Oct-17

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You will love it, a natural texture and really has a classy look....

Good Shooting->->->->Craig

From: Jim Keller
Date: 07-Oct-17




I love that curly maple riser Craig. Jim

From: monkeyball
Date: 07-Oct-17




Thanks Jim, that one is Lori's.

Good Shooting->->->->Craig

From: ShadeHaven
Date: 08-Oct-17




Toelke whip monkeyball? Jim loves curly maple! :-)

From: monkeyball
Date: 08-Oct-17




That they are Brian.

Good Shooting->->->->Craig

From: BigB
Date: 12-Oct-17

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Well I finished other than getting some of the barrage cement off were I used too much. Oh and WD40 works great on removing barrage cement off wood. I will post some pictures if it will let me. This was my first try so it doesn't look as good as say Big Jims but it looks good enough that it's staying on for a while.

From: BigB
Date: 12-Oct-17

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From: BigB
Date: 12-Oct-17

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From: Chas
Date: 12-Oct-17




Looks great along with the gray riser. Well done.

From: Chas
Date: 12-Oct-17




Looks great along with the gray riser. Well done.

From: Riverwolf
Date: 12-Oct-17




That looks Excellent Brandon ! I might have to do that in the future on mine ;)

Your two bows looks excellent also Craig . Beaver tail just has a great look to it on a bow .

From: BigB
Date: 12-Oct-17




Thanks

From: matnjo
Date: 12-Oct-17




Very well done! It's not as hard as folks think. Now is your handle has lots of contour then that's more of a challenge!

From: Pa Steve
Date: 12-Oct-17




Looks great. Good job!

From: Darin Putman
Date: 12-Oct-17




Looks like you done a great job Brandon.

From: M60gunner
Date: 12-Oct-17




Nice, very nice. Now that grip belongs on that bow!

From: Iron ranger
Date: 12-Oct-17




I had my Beaver tail on my Big Jim Buffalo come loose. And kept putting off reglueing and lacing. Well,this season after a lot of rain it came so loose I could,spin it,around the handle time to fix it! Well I cut the laces and pulled it off and could not believe how beautiful my,grip was. Cocobolo and b/w Ebony with black horn overlay. I cleaned it up and did some shooting without it. And I can honestly say it's not going back on. I like the feel of wood better and the tail grip was,thicker in some areas. My grip feels smaller now which I like much better. And Im shooting better than ever I do like the look of the beaver tail grip but not as much as the pretty wood I have on mine.

From: 2 bears
Date: 13-Oct-17




It does depend on the bow. Some I hate to hide or enlarge the grip.Some fairly plain bows it really dresses them up. I personally like the brown color with most woods. >>>----> Ken

From: BigB
Date: 13-Oct-17




I agree, on most recurves I like the wood, on straight or slight R/D longbows I like leather on the grip and on hybrid longbows I like no grip...... I know confusing . lol

From: BigJim Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 15-Oct-17
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Looks great! Keep it up. I can use the help.

I have covered up many beautiful woods and it is a tough thing to do, but I just love the feel of the beaver tail grip.

Ive gotten used to it and it is great for hot days when I'm seatting un like those cool days that I'm sweatting :)

Jts Oct. 15 and goint to be 90 deg again here today hip hip hurray!!!! another cool day!

BigJim





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