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Re: Whats your favorite nock and foreshaft materials? (reply)
1. Segmented node shafts (all species) use any hardwood for foreshsft and/or nock. 2. Solid wood shafts (shoots, saplings, dowels) self nock or use any hardwood for fillet for solid nock, filet reinforcement,etc. Both shaft types...
Archery - Arrows & Quivers

Thumper1945

01/28/15 2:52 PM
Great lady (reply)
We've known Vince and Cathy a number of years now. Diane and I are very shocked over this turn of events. She was a sweet and wonderfully helpful lady- full of life, warmth and compassion. I am sure Vince is hurting - he and the...
Archery - Primitive Bows

Thumper1945

01/26/15 3:17 AM
Re: HELP! Oak longbow- scary crack heard! (reply)
If you can't easily spot a crack then it's probably the glue giving a bit. Just be careful when bracing cold. Leave alone and don't pull for at least 15 minutes. Give the cells time to get used to the stresses of tension and...
Archery - Primitive Bows

Thumper1945

01/21/15 3:35 PM
Re: Vertical movement of the arrow throughout draw – problem? (reply)
Before you try and tiller the problem out- move the nocking up a little bit (1/8 inch) at a time and see if the flight improves. Regards of the tiller there is almost always a "sweet" spot for nock and limb harmonic balance. Gary
Archery - Primitive Bows

Thumper1945

01/20/15 5:01 PM
Re: introduction and Hawthorn branch bow (reply)
A man after my own heart - branch bows rule! Very nice job! Gary
Archery - Primitive Bows

Thumper1945

01/18/15 4:25 AM
Re: Thank you Fiddler49,William Tell, Thumper1945(new bow) (reply)
Good job Nasr. Gary
Archery - Primitive Bows

Thumper1945

01/18/15 3:58 AM
Re: Howard Hill Bow (pic heavy) (reply)
Nicely done Ryan ....
Archery - Primitive Bows

Thumper1945

01/11/15 12:26 AM
Splicing (reply)
The "Traditional Bowyer's Bible" Vol 1 has a chapter on splicing by Strunk- very good information.  If you don't have the book - buy it!Gary 
Archery - Primitive Bows

Thumper1945

01/09/15 11:40 AM
Re: Cracks in the belly? What the heck (reply)
Wait until completely seasoned then fill with sawdust & super glue. Gary
Archery - Primitive Bows

Thumper1945

12/28/14 6:20 PM
Re: Rawhide backed hickory r/d (reply)
Good application of the brush nocks. OK tiller. Gary ,
Archery - Primitive Bows

Thumper1945

12/24/14 3:41 PM
Re: Bamboo/Cane help (reply)
Where do you live?
Archery - Arrows & Quivers

Thumper1945

12/14/14 10:32 PM
Re: Green Ash for arrows? (reply)
William Vonderhey's book "Secrets of the Omaha Bow" has a section devoted to arrows (materials and processing). The materials mentioned is dogwood and green ash split shafts. I've used ash shoots with good results but haven't used ash...
Archery - Arrows & Quivers

Thumper1945

11/17/14 12:22 AM
thread (reply)
Go to any fabric store and they will have all types and thicknesses. I prefer silk but have used poly, cotton, linen etc with good results.
Archery - Arrows & Quivers

Thumper1945

10/29/14 3:45 PM
Re: New guy looking for advice (reply)
Hey Rod , my relatives came from Wales in the 1600's and then co-mingled with the Cherokee so we may not be comparable. :-) I relate in the cataract situation - had the left one repaired last Thursday. The right eye was done two years...
Archery - Primitive Bows

Thumper1945

10/12/14 2:44 PM
Re: HELP PLEASE Broken Bow in Middle of Hunting Season (reply)
Probably a better idea just to make another board bow. Simple "D" type would be quicker. Use hickory if you can get it . Gary
Archery - Primitive Bows

Thumper1945

10/08/14 11:49 PM
Re: New guy looking for advice (reply)
Good pictures Rod. Have you had a chance to complete the hickory bow from the stave? Gary
Archery - Primitive Bows

Thumper1945

09/27/14 3:36 PM
Oak boards from Ganahl (reply)
The 1 1/2 x 3/4 are fine if selected properly according to annular ring orientation and cut configuration. Badger made a bow in excess of 60# draw at 28" out of one. It is a " longbow type". Maybe he will chime in here about board...
Archery - Primitive Bows

Thumper1945

09/27/14 3:44 AM
Re: American long bow build along/with broken bow pics (reply)
Fiddler, plywood? Really curious now what durability would be like. Gary
Archery - Primitive Bows

Thumper1945

09/24/14 2:24 PM
bow (reply)
Stunning craftsmanship. Gary
Archery - Composite Bows

Thumper1945

08/01/14 6:48 PM
bow (reply)
Very nicely done. Gary
Archery - Primitive Bows

Thumper1945

08/01/14 3:25 AM
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