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Forum: Traditional Today, 09:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 937
Posted By RickBarbee
If you want to buy this new jig ($170 to your...

If you want to buy this new jig ($170 to your door), tell ya what I'll do.
I'll build you one of my signature strings (on this jig) for the bow of your choice, and send it with measurement...
Forum: Traditional Today, 09:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 155
Posted By RickBarbee
The string is great. Performs with the best, if...

The string is great. Performs with the best, if not better.
I've shot it enough to be very confident in it now, and extremely pleased with the performance. It's very quiet, and very fast.

The...
Forum: Traditional Today, 10:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 155
Posted By RickBarbee
If I built two strings, lets say one from "your...

If I built two strings, lets say one from "your preferred" fast flight material , and the other from "my preferred" fast flight material.

Then, I set those two strings up to "properly shoot" from...
Forum: Traditional Today, 08:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 155
Posted By RickBarbee
I don't mean to say, that it isn't ok to keep...

I don't mean to say, that it isn't ok to keep several different types of materials on hand for customers if you want to. It's perfectly ok, BUT that wasn't what my end goal was.

I refused to...
Forum: Traditional Today, 07:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 155
Posted By RickBarbee
About Strings, and String Materials

When I built strings for hire, I offered two, and only two types of material.

(1) Polyester (B50, or B55). Pretty much the same

(2) The Low Stretch Fast Flight material I was "most confident"...
Forum: Traditional Yesterday, 11:23 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 937
Posted By RickBarbee
I got a dollar. :D Rick

I got a dollar. :D

Rick
Forum: Traditional Yesterday, 11:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 937
Posted By RickBarbee
That is something I plan to do also. :) Rick

That is something I plan to do also. :)

Rick
Forum: Traditional 09-22-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 937
Posted By RickBarbee
No video really necessary, but I do intend to...

No video really necessary, but I do intend to make one sometime soon.
If for no reason other than to show how easy it is.

They break down into a 20" length, and all the small parts fit into a...
Forum: Traditional 09-22-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 937
Posted By RickBarbee
Thanks Bisch ! They sure make it easy to...

Thanks Bisch !

They sure make it easy to nail down a good string. :)

Rick
Forum: Traditional 09-22-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 937
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 09-22-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 937
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: 35
Views: 610
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: 13
Views: 526
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: 3,654
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: 17
Views: 935
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: 44
Views: 937
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: 44
Views: 937
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: 222
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: 560
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: 505
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: 44
Views: 937
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: 44
Views: 937
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: 310
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: 310
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: 44
Views: 937
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: 44
Views: 937
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: 727
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: 727
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: 3,677
Posted By RickBarbee
Yep, he did. Rick

Yep, he did.

Rick
Forum: Traditional 09-12-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 727
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: 4,468
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: 3,677
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: 4,468
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: 4,468
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: 44
Views: 937
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: 44
Views: 937
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: 44
Views: 937
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: 44
Views: 937
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: 44
Views: 937
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: 44
Views: 937
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: 587
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: 587
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: 44
Views: 937
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: 469
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: 469
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: 51
Views: 2,946
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: 51
Views: 2,946
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: 316
Views: 18,670
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: 469
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: 469
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...
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