Reply
Go Back   TexasBowhunter.com Community Discussion Forums > Topics > Traditional
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-25-2012, 03:30 PM   #1
caughtandhobble
Ten Point
 
caughtandhobble's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Highlands
Hunt In: Texas
Default How to make a LEATHER TAB

Hey Yall,

I thought that I would share how I make a leather tab for anyone that's interested. It's really simple to make a good tab that is custom fit for you.

The materials needed are a good piece of leather, sharp knife, pattern of desired tab, good leather conditioner, Bohning Seal Tite string wax, the one with silicone, leather lace.

-Trace pattern on leather
-Cut out tab (leave the finger hole small)
-Soak in water
-Dry in sun light
-Apply leather conditioner
-Dry in sun light again
-Apply leather conditioner again
-Dry in sun light
-Apply Bohning wax
-Soak in water, then shoot while tab is wet and it will form to your hand.
-Punch a hole in the top of tab and use leather lace to make a loop for hanging it on your bow, you'll never loose the tab if you do this.
-Apply Bohning wax one more time after the tab dries.

Once you have done this you will have a tab that will be very slick and it will last a very long time. Good luck and have fun making your own tabs





caughtandhobble is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-25-2012, 03:38 PM   #2
Selfbowman
Ten Point
 
Selfbowman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Tx
Hunt In: Where ya'll take Me
Default

Thats similar to how I make Mine and Debs.
Selfbowman is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-25-2012, 05:10 PM   #3
moreammo
Eight Point
 
moreammo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Austin TX
Default

Nice Ben

been thinking of making of a tab, i don't really like any of the tabs i already have.
moreammo is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-26-2012, 09:06 PM   #4
Ron
Pope & Young
 
Ron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Kings Creek Golf Club, Kemp TX
Hunt In: USA, Concho County and S.E.Colorado
Default

Thanks Ben. I need to try this.
Ron is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-26-2012, 10:33 PM   #5
Greywolf in Hawaii
Ten Point
 
Greywolf in Hawaii's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Island of Oahu
Hunt In: Hawaiian Islands
Default

And for Split finger?
Greywolf in Hawaii is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-27-2012, 12:39 AM   #6
ElfEyes
Eight Point
 
ElfEyes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Nederland, TX
Hunt In: East Texas
Default

That looks easy and effective, thanks Ben I'm going to try that
ElfEyes is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-27-2012, 05:15 AM   #7
BowBuddy
Ten Point
 
BowBuddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: San Antonio Texas
Default

never thought about how to make one
BowBuddy is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-27-2012, 10:40 AM   #8
Loreva13
Pope & Young
 
Loreva13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: El Paso
Hunt In: Iraan, TX, El Paso, TX, Van Horn, TX, and Fort Hancock, TX
Default

pretty cool
Loreva13 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-27-2012, 11:41 AM   #9
Tedak
Four Point
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Beaumont
Default

Thick or thin leather?
Tedak is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-27-2012, 11:46 AM   #10
Deb
Pope & Young
 
Deb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Default

Mine isn't very thick.
Deb is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-27-2012, 02:34 PM   #11
CEpperson
Eight Point
 
CEpperson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Chandler
Hunt In: Henderson Co, Tx & unit 7 in Kansas
Default

Nice work Ben!!!
CEpperson is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-27-2012, 03:58 PM   #12
caughtandhobble
Ten Point
 
caughtandhobble's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Highlands
Hunt In: Texas
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sticbow View Post
And for Split finger?
Mark,

Just copy your favorite tab. I know that a fellow that makes his on bows will not have a problem with this little chore, LOL.

I have used thick and thin leather but I prefer the 5 once range. It is a personal preference.
caughtandhobble is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:58 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2012, TexasBowhunter.com