Author Topic: Waterproofing a longbow  (Read 2061 times)


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Waterproofing a longbow
« on: February 17, 2010, 06:15:05 PM »
Hello e'rbody.
Long time listener, first time poster.

I have a longbow made from a hickory board stave and I'm in the process of re-finishing it.
Yesterday I put several coats of some Red Oak-colored wood stain. (and it looks amaaazing btw :))
Now I want to seal it, but I'm stuck on which method to use.
Does anyone have any experience with beeswax sealant?
Or turpentine spirits?
How about beeswax mixed with turpentine spirits?
I like the combo as the turp should penetrate the grain, and the beeswax should create a good "crust" coating, if you will.
Before I go through with this I would like a second opinion from some knowledgeable folks on the board.
What do you think?

thank you

- chexter

Chance Sanders

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Re: Waterproofing a longbow
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2010, 04:50:42 PM »
Tung oil works, so does spray polyurethane.


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Re: Waterproofing a longbow
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2010, 07:58:52 PM »
Thanks  ;D