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Old 05-14-2015, 10:08 PM   #51
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Mike bounce this off Lonnie and gang.
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Old 05-15-2015, 08:32 AM   #52
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I've got tools and a horse. Might be able to bring some black hickory.

if I can make it. I'm really interested.
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Old 05-15-2015, 12:24 PM   #53
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Count me in, I can help with set-up, tear down, clean-up, whatever. or just keep an eye on Bisch! Just let me know when I need to be there.

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Old 05-17-2015, 05:11 AM   #54
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Keeping an eye on Bisch will be a full time job.
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Old 05-17-2015, 09:45 AM   #55
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You have major story telling skills. The one about you glueing your head to the floor still cracks me up.

Thank you for that, luckily I have screwed up plenty of times, so there are lots of stories.
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Old 05-18-2015, 12:34 PM   #56
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Count me in, I can help with set-up, tear down, clean-up, whatever. or just keep an eye on Bisch! Just let me know when I need to be there.

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There are plenty of rocks to keep Bisch occupied as well. Lol. Arvin
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Old 05-18-2015, 12:55 PM   #57
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We'll just need to pick out two or three for him to play with, any more than that and he'll just get confused! LoL!

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Old 05-18-2015, 01:11 PM   #58
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There are plenty of rocks to keep Bisch occupied as well. Lol. Arvin
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We'll just need to pick out two or three for him to play with, any more than that and he'll just get confused! LoL!

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That one sailed right over your head! I don't play with rocks. I assault them!

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Old 05-18-2015, 01:16 PM   #59
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I would like to make this, but it would take a week out of my deer season.
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Old 05-18-2015, 03:00 PM   #60
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Not so much, I figured anyone can hit em, I was just worried about keeping you occupied!

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Old 05-18-2015, 10:18 PM   #61
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I think I can forego one weekend of bowhunting if it'll help me learn better how to shape a stave into a bow.
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Old 05-19-2015, 09:55 AM   #62
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It will be worth missing one weekend of hot hunting I promise . And yes you sit around with three or four of us and you will find out what to do with that stave.
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Old 05-20-2015, 06:44 AM   #63
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Thanks for putting a local event like this together! Will definitely make at least one day. Have been bit by the self bow bug this year and am wanting to learn all I can.
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Old 05-20-2015, 06:51 AM   #64
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I would love to make it out to bird dog the masters. I could really learn a lot.
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Old 05-20-2015, 10:22 AM   #65
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Leon you will make it a hoot!! You and Bob have to come. We need the constant laughter! Arvin
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Old 05-20-2015, 11:54 AM   #66
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So I was looking at this thinking "Man, I'm gonna be in Washington and miss it!" Then I read down to 3rd week in October. That's rifle season in WA so no bowhunting will be missed and the wife was planning to come down to Fort Hood for her friends wedding thing at the end of October so as long as plane tickets are cheap I should be in the general area. I'll bring lots of obsidian to trade for bow help! Picking up 250lbs first part of June.
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Old 05-20-2015, 12:12 PM   #67
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Tracker Ft Hood 75 miles away. If you fly into Austin 25 miles away. How you going to put all that obsidian on a plane.
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Old 05-20-2015, 01:09 PM   #68
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Staves are the raw product you have just before you touch it with a tool...doesnt look like a bow...looks like long split wood...is that perfecrly unclear?.....lmbo....a seasoned stave is a beautiful thing.
Perfectly clear! At lunch earlier mentioned to my wife that we need to do a road trip around the end of October. I got back " What do you have planned for our anniversary?"

I think I still managed to get her talked into it though!
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Old 05-20-2015, 01:17 PM   #69
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Then I'll fly to Austin with the wife an we'll split up from there. And I dunno. I'll hopefully have way less then that by October making points but I'm sure I could figure it out. Haha
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Old 05-21-2015, 01:33 AM   #70
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I will sure try to be there. I need all the help and advise I can get. Awesome idea.
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Old 05-27-2015, 10:31 PM   #71
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Widdler you can bring your tools and put them to work. This could have some of this best selfbowyers in tx . Lonnie and gang are getting interested. Arvin
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Old 05-27-2015, 11:08 PM   #72
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I will be there arvin, i look forward to it.
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Old 05-28-2015, 05:45 AM   #73
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if time i could do a arrow build, wood ofcourse what to look for in a shaft.
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Old 05-28-2015, 06:32 AM   #74
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Wow. This sounds like the coolest get together ever. I would love to make it. I have tried to make a couple of bows, but always failed or didn't complete them. I have also made a pile of big rocks into little rocks with little success.

I only get a couple of weekends to bow hunt due to all the other hunting, but if I can get Blood Trail to come with, we may make it.
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Old 05-28-2015, 06:59 AM   #75
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Come on Jeffro that would be great! Arvin
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Old 05-28-2015, 07:51 AM   #76
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Arvin, any suggestions on a good close RV park?
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Old 05-28-2015, 09:48 AM   #77
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Arvin, any suggestions on a good close RV park?
Arvin's yard would be the best. That's where I will set up!

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Old 05-28-2015, 10:16 AM   #78
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I'll be bringing my tent!
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Old 05-28-2015, 01:13 PM   #79
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Bassmatt there will probably be room at my place but if not there is a couple rv parks within 2-3 miles
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Old 05-28-2015, 04:09 PM   #80
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Tod and I want make this for sure. I'll try to drag some of my local pards to y'alls slice of Heaven in Spicewood. We look forward to seeing everyone.
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Old 05-28-2015, 06:41 PM   #81
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I will do my best to be there. Still stuck in south Tx with no other trad shooter to learn from. Could definately use some advise.
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Old 05-29-2015, 05:18 PM   #82
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This sounds like a gas. Lookin forward to puttin some faces with some names. Yeeehaaw
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Old 06-18-2015, 09:13 AM   #83
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Can't wait
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Old 06-18-2015, 09:30 AM   #84
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Is there a "set in stone" date for this yet?

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Old 06-18-2015, 10:06 AM   #85
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I'd like to see the final dates as well, we just moved back to TX and would be very interested in attending if I can make it fit the new work schedule!
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Old 06-20-2015, 09:37 PM   #86
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16-18 October. Third weekend. Arvin
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Old 06-21-2015, 09:26 AM   #87
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If yall find some good bow wood (osage..hickory...elm..myrtle..almost any tree in texas will make a decent bow...almost...not chinaberry...lol) and you wittle it down to close to bow dimensions and set it aside (can even tie it to a 2x4 so it doesnt twist too bad) it could season in time to make a bow by october...ive done it in three months with osage...not a gaurantee but depends on where you store it till then...like your car or attic . Just quick insite so you dont have to buy a stave. Good luck and get to lookin !!
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Old 07-01-2015, 09:46 AM   #88
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Old 07-03-2015, 03:57 PM   #89
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Sounds Fun, but at the moment with a messed up Knee, I can't commit to anything!

I'll be monitoring this thread in the event that I'm able to head that way!
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Old 08-17-2015, 09:23 PM   #90
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Ok let's get a head count and start the planining. The date is set .
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Old 08-17-2015, 09:50 PM   #91
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I quit building self bows several years ago but have a good rack for staves if anyone wants it. I built it out of galvanized pipe and made it a take-down so it would be easier to move. It's heavy duty and will probably hold 30 or more staves easily. It worked great for letting them season after they were split. I think I still have two or three Osage logs that are probably 8-10" in diameter an about 7 or 8' long that were cut about 15 yrs ago in Missouri and hauled back here to Texas. If anyone wants to come get these things, you are welcome to them. I burned about 2 dozen staves when I quit building bows just because I was tired of my wife griping about them laying out on the rack. They had been split and seasoned for over 10 yrs. I'm in Baytown if anyone wants this stuff. I'll probably haul it to the dump if no one wants it. Also have a 15" grizzly bandsaw and a bow horse I would let go cheap.
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Old 08-18-2015, 09:29 AM   #92
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East tx pm me your # and I will have JT Richard come help you with your wifes gripes and your logs . Lol Arvin. I will help you find a buyer for the rest. I have a grissly.

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Old 08-18-2015, 10:12 AM   #93
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I am sure interested, will have to check my schedule at Cabelas.
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Old 08-18-2015, 11:39 AM   #94
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Ok let's get a head count and start the planining. The date is set .
Looking forward to seeing y'all and hear some hunting stories.
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Old 08-18-2015, 12:13 PM   #95
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We got a date yet?
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Old 08-18-2015, 12:16 PM   #96
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Ok let's get a head count and start the planining. The date is set .
I'm in, looking forward to it!

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Old 08-18-2015, 01:12 PM   #97
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Leon October 16-18th . Leon October 16-18th . Leon October 16-18 th
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Old 08-18-2015, 02:01 PM   #98
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Leon October 16-18th . Leon October 16-18th . Leon October 16-18 th

What was that again????
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Old 08-18-2015, 03:09 PM   #99
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Old 08-18-2015, 05:37 PM   #100
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Who knows ? Blood trail will be the party if he comes. Lol Arvin
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