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I’m sure you have all seen an original Samick Sage. Sharp angles, lots of extra wood, not very attractive, but a decent inexpensive bow.



Couldn’t sleep a couple weeks ago. Grabbed some 60 grit sanding disks and a hand sanding block and went to work.

Reshaped just about everything, including a bit of refinement on the grip. Left the shelf alone.

Went through 60, 80, 120, 150, 220 grits.

The result:



I much smoother, lighter in the hand and way prettier.

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Those are great starter bows, I never knew I could get into shooting traditional so cheap. When I got mine I bought limbs in 30#, 35#, 40#, and 45# and would never sell it. I can see someone doing a bit of sanding to remove some of the bulk but I’m ok with the way they come stock, especially being wood.
 

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LOOKS GOOD, do you plan to leave it matte or slip on some Tru-Oil finish or something like that?
 

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Just put some varnish on it. I didn’t get all the original finish off in some spots, otherwise I’d oil it. That may be a summer project when I could use a stripper of some sort outside.
 

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You might want to think about knocking those sharp edges off the back of the grip. I've done four of them now and really like the feel of them now. I sort of wish that I had rounded the back of the grip more than I did.
 

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You might want to think about knocking those sharp edges off the back of the grip. I've done four of them now and really like the feel of them now. I sort of wish that I had rounded the back of the grip more than I did.
I did round it some. I’d love to see some pics. I angled the grip away from my life line ever so slightly. Used a wood rasp then sand paper. Settles in the hand so much more nicely.
 
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