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Forum: Traditional Today, 08:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 704
Posted By RickBarbee
Thank Ya Sir. :) If I am going to put my...

Thank Ya Sir. :)

If I am going to put my name on it, I want it to be right.

Rick
Forum: Traditional Today, 07:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 704
Posted By RickBarbee
I finally got my string jig nailed down real...

I finally got my string jig nailed down real good.
The only thing I'll do different from now on is I will use image transfer paper for wood for the numbers, and image.

Built a template for the...
Forum: Traditional 09-18-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 514
Posted By RickBarbee
Won't win, but I'll darn sure take it. :) ...

Won't win, but I'll darn sure take it. :)

Rick
Forum: Traditional 09-18-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 411
Posted By RickBarbee
That is indeed an old Indian M1111. Just for...

That is indeed an old Indian M1111.

Just for reference, it's worth about $125 if in good condition, and $150 if in very good condition.

Rick
Forum: Traditional 09-18-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,631
Posted By RickBarbee
I generally have a dozen or more in my side...

I generally have a dozen or more in my side quiver.

It depends on how I'm practicing.

Most of the time, I shoot one, then go pull it, and shoot it again. Rinse & repeat.

Sometimes I shoot 3...
Forum: Traditional 09-18-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 768
Posted By RickBarbee
^^THIS^^ Their fit & finish is unmatched,...

^^THIS^^

Their fit & finish is unmatched, and while they do shoot very good, and perform quite nice, they aren't quite the performers I look for in a bow.

My favorites are the PL (Longbow in...
Forum: Traditional 09-18-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 704
Posted By RickBarbee
Heads Up. :) ...

Heads Up. :)

https://discussions.texasbowhunter.com/forums/showthread.php?p=13629347#post13629347

Rick
Forum: Traditional 09-17-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 704
Posted By RickBarbee
I refined my string jig, and made it into a...

I refined my string jig, and made it into a breakdown for ease in storage, and shipping.

They are made entirely from hardwood (Red Oak Select).

These are my first two, and there was some...
Forum: Traditional 09-17-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By RickBarbee
However many twist it takes to make the splice is...

However many twist it takes to make the splice is how many back twists you need.

Example: If My splice takes 12 twist, I put in 12 back twists before I start.

I just put the twists in 4 or 5...
Forum: Traditional 09-16-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 537
Posted By RickBarbee
Last time I did any flight shooting, my max was...

Last time I did any flight shooting, my max was 319 yards.

That was with 66# @ my draw, and 630gr arrow.

Haven't done it since I hot rodded my bow some, but it's quite a bit faster with the...
Forum: Traditional 09-15-2018, 11:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 470
Posted By RickBarbee
Just a suggestion, but you might want to look at...

Just a suggestion, but you might want to look at the Centaur broadheads.

They have two models. The Battle Ax, and the Big Game.

I have a couple of the Big Game, and they are pretty awesome.
...
Forum: Traditional 09-15-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 704
Posted By RickBarbee
Thanks. It's really not that hard with some good...

Thanks. It's really not that hard with some good tools to work with.



Thanks.

I used Brownell's Rhino & ... .

Yes, I mixed materials, but I'm not quite ready to divulge that...
Forum: Traditional 09-14-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 704
Posted By RickBarbee
Lots of folks do it that way Ellis, but WHATEVER...

Lots of folks do it that way Ellis, but WHATEVER you do if altering the nock for fit, make Darn Sure you are not weakening the structural integrity of the nock itself.

If you are going to do it by...
Forum: Traditional 09-13-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By RickBarbee
LOL, don't pat me on the back to hard. :o I...

LOL, don't pat me on the back to hard. :o
I love saving money as much as the next guy,
but this turned out to Not Be one of those better things to do. :rolleyes: :D

Rick

P.S.
I'm also still...
Forum: Traditional 09-13-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By RickBarbee
MDF Wheels For Bench Grinder Sharpening

I thought it best to make a new topic for this.

For those who were/are interested in making the sharpening wheels to use on a bench grinder from the MDF particle board:

Don't waste your time....
Forum: Traditional 09-13-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 704
Posted By RickBarbee
Yep. :) I like my nocks just snug enough,...

Yep. :)

I like my nocks just snug enough, that a two finger light tap will pop the arrow off the string when hanging straight down.

Nock fit is part of tuning, and a very important part at...
Forum: Traditional 09-13-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 704
Posted By RickBarbee
I'm thinking serious about building them for...

I'm thinking serious about building them for sale.
Have been researching different materials, and looking at ways to keep cost down. We'll see.

I built me a new string on this one, and hit the...
Forum: Traditional 09-13-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 712
Posted By RickBarbee
The Razor Sharp wheels have increased in price...

The Razor Sharp wheels have increased in price considerably (about doubled) since I first started using them. Still worth every penny though in my opinion.

The MDF looks interesting, but I'm a...
Forum: Traditional 09-12-2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 712
Posted By RickBarbee
Away from the edge. Don't try using the...

Away from the edge.

Don't try using the wheels with the edge turned into them.
The edge will bite into the wheel, and the result could be serious injury.

It's not a good idea to try to...
Forum: Traditional 09-12-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,637
Posted By RickBarbee
Yep, he did. Rick

Yep, he did.

Rick
Forum: Traditional 09-12-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 712
Posted By RickBarbee
Maintain the factory bevel, and use very light...

Maintain the factory bevel, and use very light pressure, and you'll get them shaving sharp.

It's all in learning how to use the tools you have in hand, and some tools are much better than others....
Forum: Traditional 09-12-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,437
Posted By RickBarbee
My knees will never be any better than the bad...

My knees will never be any better than the bad shape they are now, and probably worse as time goes by.

My philosophy is - just go at my own comfortable pace, and know where to draw the line.

I...
Forum: Traditional 09-12-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,637
Posted By RickBarbee
Yep, he does !!! It's pretty awesome !!! ...

Yep, he does !!!

It's pretty awesome !!!

Rick
Forum: Traditional 09-12-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,437
Posted By RickBarbee
Oh I know. I've been several times, just not in...

Oh I know. I've been several times, just not in the past several years.

Rick
Forum: Traditional 09-12-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,437
Posted By RickBarbee
I'm gonna do this. Somehow, some way, I'm gonna...

I'm gonna do this. Somehow, some way, I'm gonna do it,

BUT just to reiterate

it'll be the 2020 season before I can.

Beginning in 2020 I'm gonna try to do it every year I am healthy enough...
Forum: Traditional 09-12-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 704
Posted By RickBarbee
Ok Bisch. I cut off all that extra just to...

Ok Bisch.

I cut off all that extra just to make you happy. :D

Rick
Forum: Traditional 09-12-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 704
Posted By RickBarbee
Thanks Bob. I don't have a metal lathe, or...

Thanks Bob.

I don't have a metal lathe, or milling machine, or might have been. :)

Rick
Forum: Traditional 09-12-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 704
Posted By RickBarbee
No reason. I didn't draw up any plans for...

No reason.

I didn't draw up any plans for it.
Was just thinking, and building as I went, and that's where I wound up.

I thought about cutting it off (still may), but you never know when you...
Forum: Traditional 09-11-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 704
Posted By RickBarbee
Thank you Kind Sir. :) While I did vary to...

Thank you Kind Sir. :)

While I did vary to overall design some, the following PDF is the base design I went by.

http://www.taylortel.net/~rickbarb/misc/Ricks_Flemish_Jig_Large.pdf

Rick
Forum: Traditional 09-11-2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 704
Posted By RickBarbee
LOL ;)b Better than utility to me would be...

LOL ;)b

Better than utility to me would be if I had pressure stamped all the numbers (evenly & neatly), painted them & the lines with black, then surface sanded & stained before applying a clear...
Forum: Traditional 09-11-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 704
Posted By RickBarbee
I'm still back to just building strings for...

I'm still back to just building strings for myself. For now anyway.
If I ever do start building for the public again it will be on a very limited basis. The arthritis in my hands just won't let me...
Forum: Traditional 09-11-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 571
Posted By RickBarbee
Thanks, and yep it sure is. I just decided...

Thanks, and yep it sure is.

I just decided if my eyes were gonna look at it, I was gonna make it pay for it. :D

Rick
Forum: Traditional 09-11-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 571
Posted By RickBarbee
When shot #2 was a better shot on target one than...

When shot #2 was a better shot on target one than shot #1 :eek:, I decided to just shoot them all at #1. :D

No need to measure. LOL.

Rick
Forum: Traditional 09-11-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 704
Posted By RickBarbee
New Flemish String Jig

Built me a new Flemish Jig.
It's kind of just utility, but I did put on one coat of clear coat to preserve the lines & markings.
Works darn good.

Rick
Forum: Traditional 09-09-2018, 05:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 457
Posted By RickBarbee
Looks like Ellis is up for this weeks call. :) ...

Looks like Ellis is up for this weeks call. :)

Rick
Forum: Traditional 09-08-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 457
Posted By RickBarbee
Y'all get out, get yer feet wet, and shoot this...

Y'all get out, get yer feet wet, and shoot this shot. :)

Rick
Forum: Traditional 09-08-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,821
Posted By RickBarbee
LOL OK, for those who are clueless: Arvin is...

LOL OK, for those who are clueless:

Arvin is talking about the World Flight Shooting Competition for traditional bows, and for him specifically for traditional self bows, where he set the new...
Forum: Traditional 09-08-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,821
Posted By RickBarbee
Awesome, and congrats !!! ;)b You're in good...

Awesome, and congrats !!! ;)b

You're in good company. :)

Rick
Forum: Traditional 09-05-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 18,451
Posted By RickBarbee
Way Ta Go Lil Brother !!!! Congrats !!!! :)...

Way Ta Go Lil Brother !!!!

Congrats !!!! :)

Rick
Forum: Traditional 09-02-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 457
Posted By RickBarbee
That's a darn good shot Ellis. :) Rick

That's a darn good shot Ellis. :)

Rick
Forum: Traditional 09-02-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 457
Posted By RickBarbee
FSC Week 36

Print this image to a standard sheet of printer paper for your target, or hand draw it as close as possible.

Strike the match.

17.5 yards any position.
7 yards for the kiddos.

Closest arrow...
Forum: Traditional 09-01-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 795
Posted By RickBarbee
In the 100% HMPE class of materials, you'll find...

In the 100% HMPE class of materials, you'll find none better than Rhino.

It's what I use. I'd be using something else if I could find something better. Can't :)

You can get some blended...
Forum: Traditional 08-30-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 795
Posted By RickBarbee
I've never seen a recurve (64" or longer) behave...

I've never seen a recurve (64" or longer) behave & perform well with a brace height below 8.5" unless it was a fairly straight handle, or reflex handle design/profile.

Yours is neither. It is...
Forum: Traditional 08-29-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 795
Posted By RickBarbee
I did go look at the Tolke SS. I don't think...

I did go look at the Tolke SS. I don't think there is enough meat in that handle to be able to remove enough strike plate to do you any good. I would send it to Dan, and have him do it if he thinks...
Forum: Traditional 08-29-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 461
Posted By RickBarbee
Dang it's hot. First shot in right at 3...

Dang it's hot.

First shot in right at 3 weeks.

Holding my 15 yard fixed crawl a tad low.
Should have just held it dead on.

Yeah I know, string walking is cheating. :D

Rick
Forum: Traditional 08-28-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 795
Posted By RickBarbee
I've pretty much done it all at one time or...

I've pretty much done it all at one time or another, but before I try to give you any of my one sided advice I'd really like to know what about your form has changed, the type of bow you are...
Forum: Traditional 08-23-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 746
Posted By RickBarbee
I've usually shoot at their head. The eyes & nose...

I've usually shoot at their head. The eyes & nose make a good focal point, but that little round tennis ball size head is pretty easy to focus on.

Of the bazillions I have killed, I could count on...
Forum: Traditional 08-21-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 746
Posted By RickBarbee
I just checked. Last time I shot my bow was 17...

I just checked.
Last time I shot my bow was 17 days ago.

I'll try to get this done before deadline, but dang I been busy, and still am.
...
Forum: Traditional 08-21-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,437
Posted By RickBarbee
You talking about Sam Stevens ? If so, he...

You talking about Sam Stevens ?
If so, he invited me to go up there & hunt with him a few years back.
I just wasn't able to at the time.

Idaho is definitely on my list of (pay close attention...
Forum: Traditional 08-15-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 761
Posted By RickBarbee
The NAP Flipper rests in either the Flipper II...

The NAP Flipper rests in either the Flipper II stick ons, or the Center Flipper are the best I've ever used.

Rick
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