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70" Bow I Made 8 years Ago
« on: July 20, 2020, 12:03:19 PM »
I made this 70" 48# @ 28 Maple Backed Birch Bow at least 8 or so years ago, and never really worked with it - but rather stored it in my basement with my other traditional wood longbows and decided it would be a good morning for some archery shooting on my home Range (which you can see I need to tidy things up some...

Anyway, this was my 3rd "such" group of three arrows (all bunched like this group) in the target from 15 yards... I'd say it's a keeper for sure! (You gotta love that "hide glue")


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Re: 70" Bow I Made 8 years Ago
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2020, 12:26:42 PM »
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Re: 70" Bow I Made 8 years Ago
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2020, 02:14:02 PM »
That's a pretty bow!  And, a great group to boot.  Does that have an arrow shelf, or are you shooting off the knuckle?  I can't tell for sure in the photograph.

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Re: 70" Bow I Made 8 years Ago
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2020, 02:28:15 PM »
That's a pretty bow!  And, a great group to boot.  Does that have an arrow shelf, or are you shooting off the knuckle?  I can't tell for sure in the photograph.

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I shoot off the knuckle... Only one of my Traditional wood bows has a shelf, (but this one doesn't) though sometimes I think it would be nice maybe in'letting and leather wrapping a little piece of deer antler for a shelf,,, but I get over the idea of it pretty quick... lol!!!  :)

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Re: 70" Bow I Made 8 years Ago
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2020, 06:07:59 PM »
I'd be arrow shopping after that session. I'd hit that broken brick with all three shots. :Doh!
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Re: 70" Bow I Made 8 years Ago
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2020, 06:25:23 PM »
I'd be arrow shopping after that session. I'd hit that broken brick with all three shots. :Doh!

Not if you aimed at it like I do...  :lol sign :toast :shake

I did spend this afternoon cleaning up the target area and trimming the hedges - so it looks a whole lot better now... Hank, you remember Lucas from your visit - anyway he didn't want me to throw away his plastic bottles he was using as BB Gun Rifle targets, but I finally convinced him I had more... Yes, I had to show him...  :bl th up

Also I have to come clean,,, that brick is a piece of 2-1/2 or 3 inch yellow styrofoam a builder gave me sometime back... I think they use it when pouring concrete basement walls...

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Re: 70" Bow I Made 8 years Ago
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2020, 10:05:48 PM »
Good call, styrofoam would a good idea :bl th up. I expect Lucas is starting to get big by now.
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Re: 70" Bow I Made 8 years Ago
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2020, 10:50:15 PM »
Good call, styrofoam would a good idea :bl th up. I expect Lucas is starting to get big by now.

He'll be 11 years old on August 5th... Yes he's sprouting right up and still has a ton of energy and still likes hanging out with me... Have to admit, I'm pretty beat at the end of the day - but I wouldn't change one minute of it.  He's a good kid with a big heart! :hairy


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Re: 70" Bow I Made 8 years Ago
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2020, 08:50:28 PM »
Nice bow Joe!  :hairy :hairy
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Re: 70" Bow I Made 8 years Ago
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2020, 08:58:57 PM »
Thanks Rondo  :shake

I haven't shot much bow-n-arrow the last couple of years. No particular reason I can think of, but it seems like my interest in it is back once again... It saves on flint, caps, powder and lead. And it is enjoyable... :hairy

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Re: 70" Bow I Made 8 years Ago
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2020, 09:56:15 AM »
Good call, styrofoam would a good idea :bl th up. I expect Lucas is starting to get big by now.

He'll be 11 years old on August 5th... Yes he's sprouting right up and still has a ton of energy and still likes hanging out with me... Have to admit, I'm pretty beat at the end of the day - but I wouldn't change one minute of it.  He's a good kid with a big heart! :hairy



Good looking young man there Joe, Can't wait until my Grandson is big enough to start getting into trouble with me! he's 18 months now, so I have a way to go yet to start have some REAL fun!
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Re: 70" Bow I Made 8 years Ago
« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2020, 10:10:19 AM »
I understand that Jim! Mine is 3 now...we still get into a little trouble!
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Re: 70" Bow I Made 8 years Ago
« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2020, 02:00:31 PM »
Time passes quicker then we think. Before you know it (and seems before I realized it) - my grandson will be 11 on August 5th... Not to far off from being a teenager. I guarantee, we grand parents are sure lucky 'cause those grand kids fill a void that's left after our kids grow up and are out on their own...

I know none of us would trade that second time around with the grand kids for anything...  :shake   

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