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I Am Going To Be A Bowyer
#16
[quote name='swede225' timestamp='1443119823' post='604459']

Bow making with a mero mero chopper, well I thought I had heard it all. Good for you AOC, don't let the people telling you you can't, get in your way of doing! Later Luke!

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<img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Big Grin' /> Yeah, it almost makes ya wanna "do", whatever it is they are saying you can't do, even more....to prove them wrong.





Dacron B50 and serving material finally arrived!!! <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/banana.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':banana:' />







AOC
"When government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny."--Thomas Jefferson

"Buy land- they are not making it anymore"- Mark Twain

"An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile €”hoping it will eat him last." -Winston Churchill

"Wilderness is in our hearts first and always. All of us can't have a cabin in the mountains. It's the wilderness within we must strive for first."- R. Sullivan
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#17
Started weaving the main body line of my first Flemish Bowstring tonight, Thanks to Archer!! <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbsup:' />/>/> <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thanks.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thanks:' />/>/> <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/banana.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':banana:' />/>/>



The first one turned out kinda loose, as expected for a first timer, but I un-did it and re-did it afterwards and I think it turned out pretty well!



I tied little strings around the end of the reverse twist so they wont become undone.





AOC


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"When government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny."--Thomas Jefferson

"Buy land- they are not making it anymore"- Mark Twain

"An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile €”hoping it will eat him last." -Winston Churchill

"Wilderness is in our hearts first and always. All of us can't have a cabin in the mountains. It's the wilderness within we must strive for first."- R. Sullivan
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#18
Looking good! Curt told me you said hello. I was laying down with the grandson for his nap. Keep practicing on the string making...it is fun. I help him from time to time, but not enough to remember all the steps yet. Take care!



-JoAnna
-TheArcherwife



President of the "Happy Hoodlum Hookers" club, founded in 2012 and always recruiting for new "hookers" to crochet along with us



"This thing will not beat me. I will either beat it, or I will show folks how to die with dignity!!" - The awesome, amazing Ron Hood 2011. I am proud and honored to say Ron...you did EXACTLY that, and we are all SO PROUD of you! We love you!
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#19
[quote name='TheArcherWife' timestamp='1444093822' post='604683']

Looking good! Curt told me you said hello. I was laying down with the grandson for his nap. Keep practicing on the string making...it is fun. I help him from time to time, but not enough to remember all the steps yet. Take care!



-JoAnna

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Oh thank you JoAnna, I'm so excited that I acquired this new skill, I've been itching to make it, since before my supplies even arrived. Like a kid at Christmas!



I keep holding it and thinking like wow, I made this! <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Smile' />





AOC
"When government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny."--Thomas Jefferson

"Buy land- they are not making it anymore"- Mark Twain

"An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile €”hoping it will eat him last." -Winston Churchill

"Wilderness is in our hearts first and always. All of us can't have a cabin in the mountains. It's the wilderness within we must strive for first."- R. Sullivan
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#20
This is what has kept me busy lately <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Big Grin' />/>/>/>/>/> I am ready to start roughing out the handle and then ready to back it.


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First attempt I ran into some warped wood woes (after the limb tapers were already cut) so I abandoned that piece and started over. As you can see the center did not line up through the handles. I'll go back to that crooked piece once I get comfortable, for now, I decided I want it straight for my first try.




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This one the limb tapers are cut with a circular saw, but the belly has been roughed out completely by hand with a Stanley sureform rasp and British pilot survival knife. The board naturally warps to the left, so the limb tapers had to be cut crooked and differently, in order to ensure the straightness of the bow and center/end alignment.




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Took me 10 to 12 hours of solid labour to get this far (I had never used a rasp before), working a few hrs. here and there after work & family duties. Late one night I rasped 5 hrs. straight and my hands were bruised, cramped and crippled when I woke up. Absolute labour of love though. I am keeping the wood shavings-perfect for tinder, but it smells like vinegar...I guess cuz of the acetic acid.




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Oooooh I hope she'll shoot straight. <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/unsure.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':unsure:' />/>/>/>/>



Thanks for looking!



AOC
"When government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny."--Thomas Jefferson

"Buy land- they are not making it anymore"- Mark Twain

"An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile €”hoping it will eat him last." -Winston Churchill

"Wilderness is in our hearts first and always. All of us can't have a cabin in the mountains. It's the wilderness within we must strive for first."- R. Sullivan
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#21
Everything is looking great!! <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbsup:' />



Keep up the good work and take your time. You will be shooting a bow you made from start to finish in no time, there is no greater feeling.



Curtis
- Woodsmaster -



Guide my feet along the trail
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#22
[quote name='TheArcher' timestamp='1448247157' post='605563']

Everything is looking great!! <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbsup:' />/>



Keep up the good work and take your time. You will be shooting a bow you made from start to finish in no time, there is no greater feeling.



Curtis

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Thanks coach! I am starting to realize...there is no greater journey of independence: to select the wood, carve a bow, weave the string, knapp the point, stalk the game, kill it, prep it and prepare it yourself is the ultimate in self sufficiency. whereas last year I never dreamt I could do anything like that. It is a reality for me now. <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Smile' />





AOC
"When government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny."--Thomas Jefferson

"Buy land- they are not making it anymore"- Mark Twain

"An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile €”hoping it will eat him last." -Winston Churchill

"Wilderness is in our hearts first and always. All of us can't have a cabin in the mountains. It's the wilderness within we must strive for first."- R. Sullivan
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#23
<img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Big Grin' />/> <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Big Grin' />/> .......... <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/cool.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='B)' />/> ............ <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/banana.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':banana:' />/>


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"When government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny."--Thomas Jefferson

"Buy land- they are not making it anymore"- Mark Twain

"An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile €”hoping it will eat him last." -Winston Churchill

"Wilderness is in our hearts first and always. All of us can't have a cabin in the mountains. It's the wilderness within we must strive for first."- R. Sullivan
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#24
[quote name='adapt-overcome-conquer' timestamp='1451251725' post='606611']

<img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Big Grin' />/>/> <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Big Grin' />/>/> .......... <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/cool.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='B)' />/>/> ............ <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/banana.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':banana:' />/>/>

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Lookie there! <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbsup:' />



Curtis
- Woodsmaster -



Guide my feet along the trail
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#25
Hey just an FYI



If you have any metal shops in your area see if they have any old power hacksaw bandsaw blades.



The ones that are about an inch wide would make good primitive arrowheads.



If you turn on the charm they will probably give them to you.



Shoot, they gave me some and I aint no where near as cute. <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/pirate.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':pirate:' />
Live with honor, ride with truth.  Be friendly to others.  But always carry a gun on your side and a knife in your boot because there are those that do not feel the same as this.


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#26
[quote name='Kid Couteau' timestamp='1451253916' post='606613']

Hey just an FYI



If you have any metal shops in your area see if they have any old power hacksaw bandsaw blades.



The ones that are about an inch wide would make good primitive arrowheads.



If you turn on the charm they will probably give them to you.



Shoot, they gave me some and I aint no where near as cute. <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/pirate.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':pirate:' />/>

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Ok thanks kid, I'll check that out, see what I can get. <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbsup:' /> I am planning to try numerous different arrowheads.



<img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':lol:' /> turn on the charm eh?



Ok, I'll remember not to burp..swear, smoke ect...... <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/rolleyes.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Rolleyes' />





AOC
"When government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny."--Thomas Jefferson

"Buy land- they are not making it anymore"- Mark Twain

"An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile €”hoping it will eat him last." -Winston Churchill

"Wilderness is in our hearts first and always. All of us can't have a cabin in the mountains. It's the wilderness within we must strive for first."- R. Sullivan
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#27
[quote name='adapt-overcome-conquer' timestamp='1451258053' post='606614']





Ok thanks kid, I'll check that out, see what I can get. <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbsup:' />/> I am planning to try numerous different arrowheads.



<img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':lol:' />/> turn on the charm eh?



Ok, I'll remember not to burp..swear, smoke ect...... <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/rolleyes.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Rolleyes' />/>





AOC

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Ummmmm yeah <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/rolleyes.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Rolleyes' />
Live with honor, ride with truth.  Be friendly to others.  But always carry a gun on your side and a knife in your boot because there are those that do not feel the same as this.


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#28
It's looking good kiddo.

When you are finished we can get Curtis to invite you down for a Coastal Blacktail deer hunt and get that bow "blooded". <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbsup:' />/>



Griz
Hopefully the S won't HTF and I pray every day that it won't. It would not be fun.



I have a high art..I wound with cruelty, all who wound me...Archillocus; 650 B.C.
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#29
[quote name='Grizzly Dave' timestamp='1451321254' post='606646']

It's looking good kiddo.

When you are finished we can get Curtis to invite you down for a Coastal Blacktail deer hunt and get that bow "blooded". <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbsup:' />/>/>



Griz

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Done deal Dave <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbsup:' /> <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/yes.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':yes:' /> I better get practicing.





AOC
"When government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny."--Thomas Jefferson

"Buy land- they are not making it anymore"- Mark Twain

"An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile €”hoping it will eat him last." -Winston Churchill

"Wilderness is in our hearts first and always. All of us can't have a cabin in the mountains. It's the wilderness within we must strive for first."- R. Sullivan
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#30
Progress is fun! I think am on track for my goal of approximately 50 lbs.. at 28" <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbsup:' />



The next time you see a picture of this bow, it'll likely be done and tested.







AOC


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"When government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny."--Thomas Jefferson

"Buy land- they are not making it anymore"- Mark Twain

"An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile €”hoping it will eat him last." -Winston Churchill

"Wilderness is in our hearts first and always. All of us can't have a cabin in the mountains. It's the wilderness within we must strive for first."- R. Sullivan
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