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Forum: Traditional 06-30-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,960
Posted By RickBarbee
Because I want you to know her as I did

My Lura:

Lura Lee Barbee Tomes was a hard-headed little ****.
I think she got that from her mom.

She was always so eager to learn and do.
Even as a little one she was doing things that...
Forum: Traditional 06-20-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,387
Posted By RickBarbee
Other than being heavy, Cat Whiskers work great,...

Other than being heavy, Cat Whiskers work great, especially on longbows that have no string to limb contact/slap.

On recurves as long as the brace height is set good for them you're usually good...
Forum: Traditional 06-20-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,387
Posted By RickBarbee
Definitely better than wool yarn. About the...

Definitely better than wool yarn.
About the same as acrylic yarn.

I've been intending to do some experimenting with paracord, and foam ear plugs, but haven't got around to it yet.

Rick
Forum: Traditional 06-02-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,120
Posted By RickBarbee
He ain't got no balls. He's just stupid,...

He ain't got no balls.

He's just stupid, and wanting attention. He got it.

Freakin Dumbbutt.

Rick
Forum: Traditional 05-28-2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 607
Posted By RickBarbee
There are only two things, that can be different...

There are only two things, that can be different in a string to have an effect on performance & tuning.

(1) String velocity at point arrow disconnect.

(2) Nock fit, which can have a direct, and...
Forum: Traditional 05-24-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,163
Posted By RickBarbee
Sorry, I forgot to add the why. While mostly...

Sorry, I forgot to add the why.

While mostly it is personal preference, in my opinion a tab (a good tab) will give a much better loose of the string, than a glove.

The only drawback to using a...
Forum: Traditional 05-24-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,163
Posted By RickBarbee
I started out with a glove, and used one for many...

I started out with a glove, and used one for many years.
Tried a tab on & off, but never would stick with it.

I finally decided one day, that I was going to force myself to use a tab until I got...
Forum: Traditional 05-14-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,140
Posted By RickBarbee
LOL. I got yer flea Sally. :)

LOL. I got yer flea Sally. :)
Forum: Traditional 05-13-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,140
Posted By RickBarbee
All true Gary, and it's all about money. Read...

All true Gary, and it's all about money.
Read what I said again though, because you obviously missed several of my points.

I'm outa this one.

Rick
Forum: Traditional 05-13-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,140
Posted By RickBarbee
How many of you in this topic have a medical...

How many of you in this topic have a medical background, or are heavily connected with someone who does?

How many of you have seen, or personally know someone who has seen the effects of the China...
Forum: Traditional 05-13-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,140
Posted By RickBarbee
Heh Heh. :) You don't know me very well. :D ...

Heh Heh. :)

You don't know me very well. :D

Sneezes, and coughs create a vapor cloud of your sputum much larger than any 6' diameter.

I wear a mask for your benefit, not mine.
If you...
Forum: Traditional 05-13-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,140
Posted By RickBarbee
Gary, it does not stop it, BUT it dramatically...

Gary, it does not stop it, BUT it dramatically reduces it.

Every little bit helps.

Rick
Forum: Traditional 05-13-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,140
Posted By RickBarbee
;)b ;)b I was just about to ask: Would...

;)b ;)b

I was just about to ask:

Would folks rather I walk around them coughing (even if into my elbow) with a mask, or without one?

In our given situation - I personally believe, that...
Forum: Traditional 05-11-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,140
Posted By RickBarbee
The purpose of the masks is primarily to protect...

The purpose of the masks is primarily to protect those around you.

Even though my post was primarily done in jest - The mask I am wearing is two layers of the fabric, with folded paper towel...
Forum: Traditional 04-26-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,087
Posted By RickBarbee
^^^^ Bump ^^^^

^^^^ Bump ^^^^
Forum: Traditional 04-25-2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,087
Posted By RickBarbee
Hog Slayer has got it sewed up with a 17. ;)b ...

Hog Slayer has got it sewed up with a 17. ;)b

Your call for this coming week. :)

Rick
Forum: Traditional 04-24-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,087
Posted By RickBarbee
Day 2: Still going for the 15. Still got a...

Day 2:
Still going for the 15.
Still got a zero.
Puts the win well beyond my reach with only one shot left. :D

Rick
Forum: Traditional 04-20-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,087
Posted By RickBarbee
LOL Ellis. We almost hit the exact same spot. :D ...

LOL Ellis. We almost hit the exact same spot. :D

Rick
Forum: Traditional 04-20-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,087
Posted By RickBarbee
Day 1. Going for the 15. Missed for a zero. ...

Day 1.
Going for the 15.
Missed for a zero.

Rick
Forum: Traditional 04-18-2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,087
Posted By RickBarbee
Traditional FSC week 17

This weeks challenge will be similar to last week.
A little closer to shoot, but a little harder to hit a scoring shot.

Print, or draw this target to an 8.5 X 11 inch sheet of printer paper (or...
Forum: Traditional 04-18-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,039
Posted By RickBarbee
I'll post up the week 17 call shortly. Rick

I'll post up the week 17 call shortly.

Rick
Forum: Traditional 04-18-2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,039
Posted By RickBarbee
;)b :)

;)b :)
Forum: Traditional 04-17-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,039
Posted By RickBarbee
Supposed to rain tomorrow, so I decided I...

Supposed to rain tomorrow,
so I decided I better finish this up today.

Rick
Forum: Traditional 04-15-2020, 10:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,762
Posted By RickBarbee
It's a lot for him to absorb, so I don't push him...

It's a lot for him to absorb, so I don't push him to hard, but he's getting there.

That little bow is still just a tad heavy for him, but he should grow into it fairly soon.

I don't let him...
Forum: Traditional 04-15-2020, 09:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,762
Posted By RickBarbee
A little more shooting today. Rick

A little more shooting today.

Rick
Forum: Traditional 04-15-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,039
Posted By RickBarbee
Day 2. Just playing it safe & shooting for...

Day 2.

Just playing it safe & shooting for the middle.

Rick
Forum: Traditional 04-13-2020, 10:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,762
Posted By RickBarbee
LOL - Yep. He still gets in a hurry, and...

LOL - Yep.

He still gets in a hurry, and puts them on the wrong feet ever so often. :D

Rick
Forum: Traditional 04-12-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,762
Posted By RickBarbee
He's my youngest grandson. He has lived with...

He's my youngest grandson.
He has lived with me, and I've been taking care of him since he was just 6 months old.
I'd say we're kind of connected. :)

This old man has learned a lot from taking...
Forum: Traditional 04-12-2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,762
Posted By RickBarbee
He's eat up with it. 8^) Had him shooting at...

He's eat up with it. 8^)

Had him shooting at a tennis ball from 5 yards. He never hit it, but he got darn close a bunch of times.

http://leatherwall.bowsite.com/tf/pics/00small76239857.JPG
Forum: Traditional 04-12-2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,762
Posted By RickBarbee
He Loves To Shoot

His name is Spencer, and he's 5 years old.

He loves to shoot.

He started pretending like he was shooting a bow before he was even two years old.
...
Forum: Traditional 04-12-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,039
Posted By RickBarbee
Has to be the second shot of day 3. :) ...

Has to be the second shot of day 3. :)



You can draw them. Actually very easily, if you have a compass.
The balls are 1-5/8" in diameter.

So, not having a printer is no excuse. :)

Rick
Forum: Traditional 04-12-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,039
Posted By RickBarbee
Day 1: Shooting for the 15, and got the 14. ...

Day 1:

Shooting for the 15, and got the 14.

Rick
Forum: Traditional 04-12-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,083
Posted By RickBarbee
Prayers

Prayers
Forum: Traditional 04-12-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,039
Posted By RickBarbee
Traditional FSC week 16

Print, or draw this target to an 8.5 X 11 inch sheet of printer paper (or similar).
If drawn, make sure the balls are touching in the same manner.

Shots to be taken from 15 yards for adults, and...
Forum: Traditional 04-12-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 999
Posted By RickBarbee
I'll get something posted later this morning.

I'll get something posted later this morning.
Forum: Traditional 04-10-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 666
Posted By RickBarbee
The type that go on the limbs. Rick

The type that go on the limbs.

Rick
Forum: Traditional 04-10-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,140
Posted By RickBarbee
Camo Face Masks

I hung on to these to use for hunting masks.
But, using both sleeves from the camo t-shirt, together with a paper towel folded between them over the nose & mouth, make a good corona mask .
...
Forum: Traditional 04-10-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 666
Posted By RickBarbee
A fixed crawl (or string walking in general)...

A fixed crawl (or string walking in general) throws the limbs out of time.

The more positive the tiller of the bow is, the louder it will be.
The deeper (distance down the string) the crawl is,...
Forum: Traditional 04-10-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,347
Posted By RickBarbee
If you don't have a cutoff saw, or a dremel tool,...

If you don't have a cutoff saw, or a dremel tool, just use a hacksaw blade, and go easy with it.

I've cut several dozen GT shafts using a hacksaw blade, and it worked just fine.
Only drawback to...
Forum: Traditional 04-08-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 999
Posted By RickBarbee
It's amazing how much better I feel now that I...

It's amazing how much better I feel now that I got rid of that bad tooth. ;)b

Rick
Forum: Traditional 04-06-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 999
Posted By RickBarbee
Didn't get the bug, but I put the carrier out of...

Didn't get the bug, but I put the carrier out of his/her misery.

Rick
Forum: Traditional 04-03-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,610
Posted By RickBarbee
On that bow, I would take my measurement at the...

On that bow, I would take my measurement at the fade outs of the limbs, instead of at the ends of the riser.

At the fades will give you a more accurate measurement of tiller.

Rick
Forum: Traditional 03-31-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 917
Posted By RickBarbee
Good luck with it. ;)b Rick

Good luck with it. ;)b

Rick
Forum: Traditional 03-30-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 832
Posted By RickBarbee
Took a break from working on the house ...

Took a break from working on the house

Clipped a little twig going through the brush.
Didn't hurt much. Might have helped a little. :D

Rick
Forum: Traditional 03-27-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,254
Posted By RickBarbee
According to some folks, it's the left lateral...

According to some folks, it's the left lateral incisor of a jackass. :D

Yes, caused by trauma from an unopened coors longneck a lot of years ago.
Only got real bad in the last couple of years....
Forum: Traditional 03-26-2020, 09:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,254
Posted By RickBarbee
Dude - that cool air riding around with you on...

Dude - that cool air riding around with you on the quad was brutal.

Rick
Forum: Traditional 03-26-2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,254
Posted By RickBarbee
Possibly. :D

Possibly. :D
Forum: Traditional 03-26-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,254
Posted By RickBarbee
:D ;)b

:D ;)b
Forum: Traditional 03-26-2020, 08:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,254
Posted By RickBarbee
Tooth

Anyone know what this tooth is from, and any suggestions what it could be used for?

Rick
Forum: Traditional 03-25-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,882
Posted By RickBarbee
Lots of reputable bowyers out there who could not...

Lots of reputable bowyers out there who could not have done any better. :)

Rick
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