Trad Gang.com Post New Topic  New Poll  Post A Reply
MY PROFILE | directory login | register | search | FAQ | forum home

  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» Trad Gang.com » Main Forums » The Bowyer's Bench » What did you do today, 2016 (Page 1)

 - UBBFriend: Email this page to someone!   This topic comprises 43 pages: 1  2  3  4  ...  41  42  43   
Author Topic: What did you do today, 2016
canopyboy
Contributor 2017
Member # 24537

Icon 1 posted      Profile for canopyboy   Email canopyboy   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Guess it's time for a new thread.

Well, I started by sleeping in, then taking a decongestant, then going back to sleep for a bit longer.

Plans for the rest of the day/weekend include wrapping and shipping some bows, fixing basement shower, fixing wood splitter, and getting started on a Murphy bed. Sister and family coming tomorrow night. Bed has to be far enough along that it at least holds the mattress up off the floor. I'll let y'all know how it went on Sunday.

--------------------
TGMM Family of the Bow
Professional Bowhunters Society

"The earth has its music for those who will listen." - Santayana

Posts: 2053 | From: Fairfax Station, Virginia | Registered: Jul 2010  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
LittleBen
Contributor 2013
Member # 21858

Icon 1 posted      Profile for LittleBen   Email LittleBen   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Man this is a sad day when Dave is cranking out more bows than me .... I think I only built 3 for 2015. My New Years resolution is to manage time better and get more projects, including bows finished. 16 bows for 2016 sounds nice but I think 6 is more realistic.

Woke up 8:30, starting to get things together to go to the in-laws today. Wife is pregnant so even minor things like leaving on time seem to turn into disasters .....

Posts: 2961 | From: Albany, NY | Registered: Nov 2009  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
wood carver 2
Trad Bowhunter
Member # 34649

Icon 1 posted      Profile for wood carver 2   Email wood carver 2   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I don't feel like doing very much today. Catching up on some reading. Maybe I'll shoot a few arrows with my niece and nephew later.
Dave.

--------------------
" Vegetarian" a Native American term for bad hunter.

Posts: 1649 | From: Cambridge, Ontario, Canada | Registered: Jul 2011  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
monterey
Trad Bowhunter
Member # 15276

Icon 1 posted      Profile for monterey   Email monterey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Guess I'm going to be helping a grandson put brakes on the front of his Durango. Hoping to put it off till tomorrow when the temperature is expected to soar into the low forties.

Between the holidays and the cold I've been feeling trapped in the house. Maybe time for a bunny bowhunt.

--------------------
Monterey

Posts: 2971 | From: Colorado | Registered: Feb 2008  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Crittergetter
Contributor 2017
Member # 40336

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Crittergetter   Email Crittergetter   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Started straightening some shafts that I acquired on the TGMM giveaway. Making these for the deer/hog hunt in La later this month.

--------------------
An elitist mentality creates discord, even among the elite!
"I went jackalope hunting but all I saw was does!"
Luck is when preparedness meets opportunity, I just need more opportunities!

Posts: 1998 | From: East Texas | Registered: Nov 2013  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
T Folts
Contributor 2017
Member # 5126

Icon 1 posted      Profile for T Folts   Email T Folts   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I am refinishing my bow. Today I put on the final base coat of clear and now it is ready for thunderbird clear, a few coats then dry time. Tomorrow I'll spray it with satin.

--------------------
US ARMY 1984-1988

Posts: 2314 | From: Fowlerville,MI | Registered: Dec 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Bowjunkie
Contributor 2014
Member # 482

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Bowjunkie     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I made some adjustments to my bandsaw, then I gave my miter saw some badly needed TLC... squared everything up, lubed it, put on a new blade. It cuts like a new one. It would have been a good day if that's all I got accomplished.

I also finished redesigning and building my jigs for BBO bows, trilams and such. I'm much happier with it's versatility and the recurve design this time, but won't REALLY know until a bow comes off of it.

Just taking a little break now, then I'm headed back out for round two. It's 3 pm, I've been up since 3 am.

Posts: 2379 | From: Pa | Registered: Apr 2003  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
bigbob2
Trad Bowhunter
Member # 35073

Icon 1 posted      Profile for bigbob2   Email bigbob2   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Just started on a takedown for my own use. Might take a while as i have couple others going as well.
Posts: 1879 | From: Australia | Registered: Oct 2011  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Roy from Pa
Contributor 2017
Member # 10602

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Roy from Pa   Email Roy from Pa   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I didn't do nuffin today...
But the guys are going to be here early in the morning and we are gonna make bows all day...

I'm about ready to jump off a bridge. My shoulder is still hurting so I can't pull a bow, my back hurts, and now I have to get a blood test for lyme disease. Pulled a tick off my belly 6 weeks ago and it will not heal up. Seen a doctor yesterday, he said tick bites take a while to heal, then he said your belly looks red, ah chit... So I get the blood test tomorrow morning. I hope 2016 is better for me than 2015 was.

Posts: 11325 | From: PA | Registered: Oct 2006  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
RedStag5728
Trad Bowhunter
Member # 37491

Icon 1 posted      Profile for RedStag5728   Email RedStag5728   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Decided to take out a buck hide from earlier this year and flesh it out and gonna make it into rawhide for backing some future bow projects I'm about to get to work on.

I am working on getting the wood/ash (alkali) solution just right using an egg method I learned to test the strength of the solution to get the hair to slip. Then it's a matter of letting that soak for a few days, get the hair off, and then re-scraping the flesh side and tacking it up to dry.

This weekend is going to be fairly decent weather; no rain and highs in the 50's. So once I get the hide in the solution to soak, I'll begin working on the next few bows. One's for my uncle, he gave me a few black ash staves of all things and wants me to make a bow for him [dunno] from what i've read on black ash I'm kinda pessimistic but I'll give it a go!

And another bow is going to be my hunting self bow for this year. Going to make it out of hickory, shooting for about 55-60# at my 27" draw.

So for my new years resolution, I'm going to go primitive with my bow hunting gear! [archer] [thumbsup]

--------------------
Randy
CTA RedStag LB 64" ntn 57# @ 28"
Hickory SB (#2) 64" ntn 43# @ 28"
Hickory East Woodland SB 65# @ 27"

Posts: 314 | From: Orange, Virginia | Registered: Nov 2012  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Bowjunkie
Contributor 2014
Member # 482

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Bowjunkie     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Roy, we need to talk. I know Lyme disease. I have tons of info and contacts. Most tests given by family doctors are notoriously unreliable, even my own doc told me that about the test he gave me.... 4 years after he/it failed me.

Oh wait... you're texting me... ;^)

Posts: 2379 | From: Pa | Registered: Apr 2003  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Roy from Pa
Contributor 2017
Member # 10602

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Roy from Pa   Email Roy from Pa   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Waiting on your text reply.
Posts: 11325 | From: PA | Registered: Oct 2006  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
kennym
Assoc Sponsor
Member # 2304

Icon 1 posted      Profile for kennym   Author's Homepage   Email kennym   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Last tick bite I had, doc told me that the tests weren't reliable, can have a false reading. Said I could get the test or get the antibiotics and take em. I said write em up.

I had the flulike symptoms about a week after the bite and it was real red.(the bite, Roy)

--------------------
Stay sharp, Kenny.

https://www.kennysarchery.com/

Posts: 12018 | From: Linneus , Mo. | Registered: Jan 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Bodork
Trad Bowhunter
Member # 2688

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Bodork   Email Bodork   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I helped my wife refurbish a t.v. stand then got the scales put on a knife blade I've been working on. After dinner I got them sanded down and a coat of c.a. glue on 'em. Busy year already. I can remember 2015 like it was yesterday.
Posts: 2155 | From: Canyon Texas | Registered: Feb 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Roy from Pa
Contributor 2017
Member # 10602

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Roy from Pa   Email Roy from Pa   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
 -

Grandsons bow first time strung up.

Posts: 11325 | From: PA | Registered: Oct 2006  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
  This topic comprises 43 pages: 1  2  3  4  ...  41  42  43   

Quick Reply ~ PLEASE THINK BEFORE YOU POST! - Is your post trad bowhunting related? Check the FAQ or EMAIL if you're unsure!
Message:

HTML is not enabled.
UBB Code™ is enabled.

Instant Graemlins
   


Post New Topic  New Poll  Post A Reply Close Topic   Feature Topic   Move Topic   Delete Topic next oldest topic   next newest topic
 - Printer-friendly view of this topic
Shoot On Over To:


Contact Us | Trad Gang.com © | Privacy Statement

Copyright 2003 thru 2017 ~ Trad Gang.com ©

Powered by Infopop Corporation
UBB.classic™ 6.7.1