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Geezy Rider 02-04-2018 05:29 PM

Made a Tab
 
Decided I wanted to try shooting a tab so I made one.
Took a few shots using it tonight. It's definitely different and I believe there's going to be a learning curve.
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...5d54d287e4.jpg
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...d6dcd58347.jpg

RickBarbee 02-04-2018 05:36 PM

That'll Work. ;)b

Rick

TJShockler 02-04-2018 05:59 PM

I like it

DRT 02-04-2018 06:33 PM

Looks good to me.

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Bisch 02-04-2018 08:21 PM

Looks great!

PM sent!

Bisch


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White Falcon 02-04-2018 08:23 PM

Nice.

Dry Bones 02-04-2018 08:54 PM

Looks good to me. Let us know how the shooting moves along.

twillgo 02-05-2018 04:04 AM

Great work there. Once broken in and you get accustomed to it, I bet you won't go back to a glove.

Todd

SwampRabbit 02-05-2018 12:50 PM

After seeing this post, I'm deleting the picture of my first DIY tab out of my phone ;)

jerp 02-05-2018 04:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SwampRabbit (Post 13160189)
After seeing this post, I'm deleting the picture of my first DIY tab out of my phone ;)

Ha! Years ago I posted a pic of my first attempt at a knife sheath. It looked like a craft project made by a 5th grader at summer camp.:p (in comparison to what you see around here)

jmeghunts 02-05-2018 04:49 PM

Looks great. What is that black material inside?

Geezy Rider 02-05-2018 07:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jmeghunts (Post 13160859)
Looks great. What is that black material inside?

Ballistic Nylon. It was recommended my Rick. I need to spray it with silicon to slicken it up more.

Geezy Rider 02-05-2018 07:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SwampRabbit (Post 13160189)
After seeing this post, I'm deleting the picture of my first DIY tab out of my phone ;)

Yeah but I bet you can out shoot me with yours. 👍

sierracharlie338 02-05-2018 07:33 PM

Very nice!


Sierracharlie out…

caughtandhobble 02-06-2018 03:57 AM

The tab looks nice. I have made a few different style tabs and they all work. The one thing that I incorporate is a nylon or leather loop so I can hang the tab over the limb secured between the bow string when not in use. The loop prevents lost tabs.

You mentioned silicone, what kind do you use? I have used Camp-Dry in the past, just curious if something works better.

stickbowcoop 02-06-2018 10:19 AM

Nice work.

Geezy Rider 02-06-2018 11:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by caughtandhobble (Post 13161985)
The tab looks nice. I have made a few different style tabs and they all work. The one thing that I incorporate is a nylon or leather loop so I can hang the tab over the limb secured between the bow string when not in use. The loop prevents lost tabs.

You mentioned silicone, what kind do you use? I have used Camp-Dry in the past, just curious if something works better.

I was going to check with Rick but he suggested using coconut oil instead so I'll try that.

Geezy Rider 02-09-2018 08:07 AM

Well I rubbed coconut oil into the ballistic nylon and the string really does seem to just slip off of the tab. As soon as I relax the fingers the shaft is gone. It seems as though it will be difficult to pluck the string using the tab.

I'm now trying to figure out my new anchor points. I was using my middle finger at the corner of my mouth but it's covered up by the tab now.

RickBarbee 02-09-2018 08:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Geezy Rider (Post 13171597)
Well I rubbed coconut oil into the ballistic nylon and the string really does seem to just slip off of the tab. As soon as I relax the fingers the shaft is gone. It seems as though it will be difficult to pluck the string using the tab.

I'm now trying to figure out my new anchor points. I was using my middle finger at the corner of my mouth but it's covered up by the tab now.

Trust me - There's always a way to "pluck" the string. :D
Don't ask me how I know that. :o

The coconut oil definitely helps though. ;)b

If your tab is covering the tips of your fingers when curled at draw, then the tab is to long.
A proper length will expose just enough of your finger tips to easily get to & feel your anchor.

Rick

Geezy Rider 02-09-2018 08:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RickBarbee (Post 13171689)
Trust me - There's always a way to "pluck" the string. :D
Don't ask me how I know that. :o

The coconut oil definitely helps though. ;)b

If your tab is covering the tips of your fingers when curled at draw, then the tab is to long.
A proper length will expose just enough of your finger tips to easily get to & feel your anchor.

Rick

Ok, I'll trim it back some.

Bisch 02-09-2018 09:52 AM

Made a Tab
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Geezy Rider (Post 13171597)
Well I rubbed coconut oil into the ballistic nylon and the string really does seem to just slip off of the tab. As soon as I relax the fingers the shaft is gone. It seems as though it will be difficult to pluck the string using the tab.

I'm now trying to figure out my new anchor points. I was using my middle finger at the corner of my mouth but it's covered up by the tab now.



If yours fingertips can’t touch your face, your tab is too big! Trim it back some!!!!

It should look something like this in an open hand:

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...f44e5f4e4b.jpg

Edit: Looks like Rick already beat me to it!

Bisch


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Geezy Rider 02-09-2018 10:42 AM

Thanks for the pic Bisch, that gives me a good example to go by.

Ronnie 02-09-2018 12:04 PM

Fancy smancy. Bring one or two to the Shoot Out, will buy them from you. I make mine out of my old wore out boots and they look like it.

DRT 02-09-2018 12:19 PM

Did not know that Bisch.

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Geezy Rider 02-09-2018 12:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ronnie (Post 13172270)
Fancy smancy. Bring one or two to the Shoot Out, will buy them from you. I make mine out of my old wore out boots and they look like it.

Ok. Come to me and Jerry H's camp. We put on a good feed bag and a warm fire.

Ronnie 02-09-2018 12:32 PM

Dang. How could I turn an offer like that down. Give me a hint what part y'all gonna Be in.

Ronnie 02-09-2018 12:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ronnie (Post 13172347)
Dang. How could I turn an offer like that down. Give me a hint what part y'all gonna Be in.

Tent or camper ??

Bisch 02-09-2018 12:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DRT (Post 13172308)
Did not know that Bisch.

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Almost (but there are expections) every case of a tab slapping the face is due to the tab being too big.

Bisch


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Geezy Rider 02-09-2018 01:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ronnie (Post 13172347)
Dang. How could I turn an offer like that down. Give me a hint what part y'all gonna Be in.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ronnie (Post 13172358)
Tent or camper ??

We will be over in the generator section. Camper. Gray Tundra pickup.

Ronnie 02-09-2018 01:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Geezy Rider (Post 13172479)
We will be over in the generator section. Camper. Gray Tundra pickup.

Good deal, me too. Red Ford and a casita

Geezy Rider 02-09-2018 01:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ronnie (Post 13172487)
Good deal, me too. Red Ford and a casita

Sounds good. I think I'm gonna try to get down in the far corner at the end of the lane.

RickBarbee 02-09-2018 06:49 PM

Bisch. Your nuts are wrong side out. :D

Rick

RickBarbee 02-09-2018 06:56 PM

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Geezy Rider 02-09-2018 07:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RickBarbee (Post 13173157)
Bisch. Your nuts are wrong side out. :D

Rick

I've gotta admit...I've never heard one man say that to another man.

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Originally Posted by RickBarbee (Post 13173177)
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Nice design Rick. I like that.

DRT 02-09-2018 07:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RickBarbee (Post 13173157)
Bisch. Your nuts are wrong side out. :D

Rick

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Say what?

White Falcon 02-10-2018 04:16 PM

I hope not!!

Briar Friar 02-11-2018 01:27 PM

Handsome tab Geezy. My store bought plastic tab is med and I was catching string ever so often. I worked through it but thought my tab was too small because it didnt cover my fingers completely. Now I know...its good to go.

Geezy... what denier nylon did you use?

Geezy Rider 02-11-2018 01:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Briar Friar (Post 13176916)
Handsome tab Geezy.

Geezy... what denier nylon did you use?

It's just what Tandy Leather had on their website. "Cordura Ballistic 1050", comes in 8x11 sheets. Don't know if it's any good or how well it'll hold up but time will tell.

Briar Friar 02-11-2018 02:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Geezy Rider (Post 13176933)
It's just what Tandy Leather had on their website. "Cordura Ballistic 1050", comes in 8x11 sheets. Don't know if it's any good or how well it'll hold up but time will tell.

Nice. Thank you!

Geezy Rider 02-14-2018 07:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ronnie (Post 13172347)
Dang. How could I turn an offer like that down. Give me a hint what part y'all gonna Be in.

The fires hot and the whiskey's smooth, where are you?


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