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Forum: Traditional Yesterday, 05:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By RickBarbee
What I plan to do is, once this is completely...

What I plan to do is, once this is completely finished the way it needs to be, and how I want it, I am going to copy it in a hard material. I've molded JB Weld with great success in the past, and...
Forum: Traditional Yesterday, 08:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By RickBarbee
Thanks. :) I don't want to do any more...

Thanks. :)

I don't want to do any more trimming on it, until I know exactly how much I need to have.

Once I get my final tune nailed down (probably after I get my new limbs), I'll trim it a bit...
Forum: Traditional 01-24-2022, 07:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By RickBarbee
The shelf is made with two felt furniture pads...

The shelf is made with two felt furniture pads stuck together, then I used a dremel with a sanding wheel to trim it to the shape I wanted.

Rick
Forum: Traditional 01-24-2022, 07:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By RickBarbee
JC Optimus Shelf Mod For Vanes

This is my best shelf mod to date.

Not real pretty, but it works fantastic.

Complete fletching clearance.

https://i.ibb.co/qkcZMmz/JCO-Shelf-Mod-01.jpg
...
Forum: Traditional 01-21-2022, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 304
Posted By RickBarbee
People were using rests on their stickbows long...

People were using rests on their stickbows long before any of us were even born, and some of us ain't spring chickens.

NAP Center Flipper is my favorite, but your bow needs to be cut well past...
Forum: Traditional 01-19-2022, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By RickBarbee
Welcome to the club. The Abilene club at...

Welcome to the club.
The Abilene club at Buffalo Gap is the closest one to me, and it's still a 50 mile drive from here.

You, Carl, and I need to try to hook up, and car pool to some of those...
Forum: Traditional 01-14-2022, 02:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 625
Posted By RickBarbee
I may shoot a doe this weekend. We'll see. ...

I may shoot a doe this weekend.
We'll see.

Rick
Forum: Traditional 01-05-2022, 07:38 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,980
Posted By RickBarbee
Nice, and Congrats to all ! :) Rick

Nice, and Congrats to all ! :)

Rick
Forum: Traditional 01-04-2022, 07:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,208
Posted By RickBarbee
Two more Grandsons (Aidan & Ian) got their boar...

Two more Grandsons (Aidan & Ian) got their boar tusk necklaces in the mail today. :)

Rick
Forum: Traditional 12-30-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,208
Posted By RickBarbee
Got two more ready to go to my other two youngest...

Got two more ready to go to my other two youngest grandsons Aidan, and Ian.

The other grandsons will have to wait until I gather more teeth. The varmints have dug up, and scattered my pig graves &...
Forum: Traditional 12-28-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,208
Posted By RickBarbee
Thanks. Flex Seal rubberized glue (white). ...

Thanks.

Flex Seal rubberized glue (white).
After it set up, and I smoothed it out, I rubbed it with rust to make it match the tooth some.

Rick
Forum: Traditional 12-28-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,208
Posted By RickBarbee
Boar Tooth Necklace

My youngest Grandson (Spencer) wanted a tooth necklace from one of my pig kills.

So he got one. :D

Rick
Forum: Traditional 12-26-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 316
Posted By RickBarbee
New Years Day 2022 Tab Drawing !

I'm doing a tab drawing on New Years Day 2022.
You will need to sign up to the Barbee Archery forum to get your name in the hat.
...
Forum: Traditional 12-23-2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 741
Posted By RickBarbee
I love the ability to be able to see more of...

I love the ability to be able to see more of what's going on around you from a blind, but I finally achieved the ability to do without that, and settled into blinds.

If it's hot, I dress cool, and...
Forum: Traditional 12-19-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 787
Posted By RickBarbee
I also have the Nikon 10x50's. Use them for...

I also have the Nikon 10x50's. Use them for hunting, and 3D.

The way I hang them, I can just flip them around onto my back when not in use. Don't even notice they are there.

Rick
Forum: Traditional 12-18-2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,752
Posted By RickBarbee
He vanished for a long time, but showed back up...

He vanished for a long time, but showed back up on the 8th. Unfortunately it was at 2 a.m.

Haven't seen him again since, but the hunting has slowed way down around here, so he may still be out...
Forum: Traditional 12-16-2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,643
Posted By RickBarbee
Borders are great limbs, but from everything I...

Borders are great limbs, but from everything I have read these MOAC 2.0'2 from Backwoods Composites are better (faster.more stable), and I wanted to buy from a US bowyer if possible.

Rick
Forum: Traditional 12-15-2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,643
Posted By RickBarbee
Thanks, and that's a fact. I can't imagine...

Thanks, and that's a fact.

I can't imagine trying to find something like this without the internet.
Oh, it can be done (we did it), but it would have taken a long time.

Rick
Forum: Traditional 12-15-2021, 09:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,643
Posted By RickBarbee
Yeah, I know all that. When it's cold I have a...

Yeah, I know all that.
When it's cold I have a glove on my bow hand, and I'm not holding the bow the whole time anyway. I also have removable wood grips on most of my metal risers, so it's really a...
Forum: Traditional 12-15-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,643
Posted By RickBarbee
I have, and have tested out a set that a friend...

I have, and have tested out a set that a friend loaned me for a few days.
They are really nice, stable, and fast shooting limbs.
Unfortunately, they do not build them in the draw weight I desire.
...
Forum: Traditional 12-14-2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,643
Posted By RickBarbee
Yep. Super Curves (some of them) have that...

Yep. Super Curves (some of them) have that reputation.

Uukha's are one of the few who don't have that rep.
I would have got a set of Uukha's, if they would go to my draw weight, but they don't.
...
Forum: Traditional 12-14-2021, 07:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,643
Posted By RickBarbee
Thanks. I wouldn't want a 32" draw, but I...

Thanks.

I wouldn't want a 32" draw, but I wouldn't mind having that extra 1/2" to make it an even 30. :)

The super curves are supposed to be real soft on the back end, so I might just be able...
Forum: Traditional 12-14-2021, 06:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,643
Posted By RickBarbee
That's a fact. And - Yep. :D The...

That's a fact.

And - Yep. :D

The Backwoods Composites bowyer called me earlier.
The limbs I will be getting are his new 2.0 limbs, instead of the old 1.0's. He told me there was only a slight...
Forum: Traditional 12-14-2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,643
Posted By RickBarbee
None of them have a soul. To me, they are all...

None of them have a soul. To me, they are all just tools, and for my tools I want the best I can afford to have/use. :)

Another thing. I've heard a million times folks say: "Wood just has a warmer...
Forum: Traditional 12-14-2021, 12:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,643
Posted By RickBarbee
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I'll...

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

I'll take superior functionality over aesthetics all day long every day, and consider it beautiful due to that superiority.

Another case & point: I shoot...
Forum: Traditional 12-14-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,643
Posted By RickBarbee
Yes Sir, it will. High (Very High) grade machined...

Yes Sir, it will. High (Very High) grade machined aluminum.

I swore off wood. Have had two wood risers break in half, and another crack in the limb pads/pockets.

For ILF (in my opinion) even...
Forum: Traditional 12-13-2021, 11:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,643
Posted By RickBarbee
Those limbs are gonna look real good with a set...

Those limbs are gonna look real good with a set of either one of these on them.

I haven't decided yet, but I'm partial to the timbers.

Rick
Forum: Traditional 12-13-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,643
Posted By RickBarbee
Just ordered a set of MOAC 1.0 (Super Hook) - 65#...

Just ordered a set of MOAC 1.0 (Super Hook) - 65# @ my 29.5" draw - ILF Limbs in the Medium M2 length from Backwoods Composites

Here's the link straight to their Super Hook ILF page:
...
Forum: Traditional 12-12-2021, 09:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,643
Posted By RickBarbee
Just heard back from Backwoods Composites. ...

Just heard back from Backwoods Composites.

They will build the super hook limbs from 30 - 70 lbs.
I think I've solved my problem.
Will probably order a set soon, but they gave a 6 month backlog.
Forum: Traditional 12-12-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,643
Posted By RickBarbee
Dkincaid, I just remembered who it was, that...

Dkincaid, I just remembered who it was, that Dryad sold out to.

South Cox @ Stalker Stickbows.
South actually builds some darn fine shooting bows. He builds a really fine shooting static recurve,...
Forum: Traditional 12-12-2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,643
Posted By RickBarbee
Yeah, I believe it's more of a "They don't want...

Yeah, I believe it's more of a "They don't want to", than anything to do with market, especially where custom manufacturers are concerned.

Last I heard about Dryad was, they had sold out to...
Forum: Traditional 12-12-2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,643
Posted By RickBarbee
Of course it is. But, I'm not interested in...

Of course it is. But, I'm not interested in shooting a 50# bow that shoots like a 65. I'm interested in shooting a 65# bow that shoots like 80. :)

I just want to find a super hook manufacturer,...
Forum: Traditional 12-12-2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,643
Posted By RickBarbee
Thanks, but Morrison will only go to 55#. I've...

Thanks, but Morrison will only go to 55#.
I've talked to Brandon about it.

I thought Dryad went out of business, but to my knowledge they didn't/don't build super hooks anyway.

I'm really in...
Forum: Traditional 12-12-2021, 04:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,643
Posted By RickBarbee
Sub 60# - Why?

Why are so many of the bow manufacturers (especially ILF, but not exclusive to) going to only building bows/limbs, that are sub 60#, and some even sub 55#?

It makes no sense to me, and really...
Forum: Traditional 12-05-2021, 10:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,322
Posted By RickBarbee
I tie a large loop in the end of a small rope,...

I tie a large loop in the end of a small rope, tie it to the top of the blind on my left, and adjust the rope so it stands the bow right where, and how I want it.

I just put the bottom limb on...
Forum: Traditional 12-05-2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 845
Posted By RickBarbee
I didn't hunt this morning, but went in at 1:30...

I didn't hunt this morning, but went in at 1:30 this after noon, and stayed until dark. Had animals all around me the whole time up until 505 P.M.

Could have shot some small doe, or a couple of...
Forum: Traditional 12-04-2021, 11:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 845
Posted By RickBarbee
Ghillie Time

I'm weary of blinds, stands, and feeders.

Tomorrow starts ghillie suit go time.

Already got a well traveled pig & deer trail picked out with a nice natural hide for the ghillie wearing. :)
...
Forum: Traditional 12-03-2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 788
Posted By RickBarbee
I lived in a small town (Hawley TX. Population...

I lived in a small town (Hawley TX. Population 400) as a kid, but I really grew up that whole time stomping around in this shinnery.

There were no roads, just old two track sandy wagon trails, and...
Forum: Traditional 12-03-2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 788
Posted By RickBarbee
It's Home

I thank God every day for allowing my Family & I to own, and live on such a beautiful, and peaceful piece of property.

This old shinnery can be harsh. It's hot in the summer, cold in the winter,...
Forum: Traditional 11-30-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,752
Posted By RickBarbee
I suspect someone has already busted this buck....

I suspect someone has already busted this buck. Haven't seen him in a couple of days, and have some smaller bucks hanging around now. I don't think the smaller ones would be here so regular if the...
Forum: Traditional 11-28-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,997
Posted By RickBarbee
Two reasons. (1) I needed something to keep...

Two reasons.

(1) I needed something to keep the legs from sinking in the sand, and figured the barrels could serve two purposes, which leads to #2.

(2) Since I had no surface water on the...
Forum: Traditional 11-26-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 764
Posted By RickBarbee
Me either. Ladder stands are way easier/faster to...

Me either. Ladder stands are way easier/faster to set up, and done right are way safer.

Still, a good ground blind is hard to beat for comfort, especially in the winter. Plus, they allow you to...
Forum: Traditional 11-25-2021, 11:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 764
Posted By RickBarbee
I should add: I've had a lot of success from tree...

I should add: I've had a lot of success from tree stands, ladder stands, and tripods, but I've been quite a bit more successful from the ground. My favorite way to hunt (when I'm in an area where I...
Forum: Traditional 11-25-2021, 11:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 764
Posted By RickBarbee
I mix it up, but prefer the ground. Might...

I mix it up, but prefer the ground.

Might have something to do with getting old. LOL

Rick
Forum: Traditional 11-25-2021, 08:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,752
Posted By RickBarbee
This buck came in tonight chasing doe, but never...

This buck came in tonight chasing doe, but never got close enough for a shot. Tomorrows another day. :)

Rick
Forum: Traditional 11-25-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 907
Posted By RickBarbee
The cutting on the ends was done before I could...

The cutting on the ends was done before I could get to it this morning.
The family nibbling on it. I'll slice it up the way it's supposed to be. :)

Rick
Forum: Traditional 11-25-2021, 10:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 907
Posted By RickBarbee
If I can keep the family from nibbling on it,...

If I can keep the family from nibbling on it, we're gonna have it for Thanksgiving dinner.

Rick
Forum: Traditional 11-25-2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 907
Posted By RickBarbee
Yep. It's so dry it drips inside & out. :) ...

Yep. It's so dry it drips inside & out. :)

Rick
Forum: Traditional 11-25-2021, 10:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 907
Posted By RickBarbee
BBQ sauce on this would be doing it a disservice....

BBQ sauce on this would be doing it a disservice. :)

Rick
Forum: Traditional 11-25-2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 907
Posted By RickBarbee
May Not Be Good

I don't know if I can eat this.

Rick
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