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    I ordered a custom longbow from Abe Penner at Caribow in Manitoba. It cost me $1150cad and I was able to shoot it for one whole day before the wood veneers started to separate on me. He remade the bow which to his credit has now lasted a good deal longer, but unfortunately is starting to show...
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    Enjoy 10 minutes of one man's journey and new beginning:
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    Well I just got home from the Great Lakes Longbow Invitational and though it was a quick trip it was well worth it. I just wanted to recognize a newer name in the trad industry and that's JT Traditional Archery here in Michigan. I missed them at Kalamazoo but caught up to the table today. First...
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    I just read on Facebook that noted English Bowyer Chris Boyton passed away . I had seen his extraordinary ELB bows in various places over the years ... For the Rovers amongst us, or anyone with an interest in Longbows wouldn’t have to look to far to find examples of his fine work in the...
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    Have a question for you larry.I bought this bow at drum hell ers 30 some years ago,for some reason I'm wondering what year it was when I bought it.If i remember right they had just came out.Also bought hatfield takedown recurve.Both bows shoot like the day I bought um.There like members of the...
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    Does anyone have any history about bowyer Grover Reeder and his bows ?
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    Does anyone have any information about Him and His Bows ? They are very unique looking with a off angle shelf . I believe he passed away in Utah and hunted mostly in the Western States.
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    Whats the shelf life of 50/50 Smooth-on epoxy. I know they say one year,has any one used 2 or three year old to make riser or lams. I'm taking about a tin that has been open and then sat a year or so. Thanks in advance. Frank
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    The Inheritance of a Turkish Bowyer circa 1705. Fascinating . . . . http://www.turkishculture.org/military/weapons//inheritage-turkish-bowyer-829.htm?type=1 (at least I think so . . . ! ) :cool: John
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    Folks, I'm trying to locate a bowyer in Ohio. I found his website once and now have forgotten the name. As best I can determine, the shop is located somewhere between Columbus and Cambridge (Zanesville maybe?) which would be central Ohio.As I recall, he makes bows but also imports limbs from...
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    Flemish string, single loop with bowyer's knot - anyone running this setup? I'm researching to make my first string and this method sounds very appealing because I only have to weave one loop, and the opposite end with bowyer's knot allows leeway for length adjustment plus the benefit of reusing...
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    I just acquired a Hill-style longbow made by Brian Clark purportedly from Ohio. I was also told he made/makes violins. So is anyone familiar with this fellow?
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    Hummingbird, Border, Dyrad, Stalker, Morrison, Blacktail, Fedora, .......
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    Hi Everyone. I need help identitying this bowyer & bow. It was given to me and I was told it was from a bowyer from England. Any ideas? Thanks! Bob
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    I am looking for Lonnie Dye. I want to get him to make me one of his selfbows. Please let me know if you have any contact information for him. Thanks everyone.
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    I have a friend who had a 21st century Edge made by Milton callaway blow up.It has been years and just put away. I personally would of thrown it out. Now that I moved back to southern Wi. I made a new friend last year and this man is amazing, I blew a guys bow up drawing it and he said he would...
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    I don't know if any of you shooters are from South Dakota, but there is a local man who makes a bow called a Kili Longbow. By my research he has made quite a few. My dad and uncle both have a Kili but the aren't sure exactly where the man resides or if he makes them anymore, because they got...
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    * “You gotta die before you can live,” The Christian premise states, “And believing this difficult paradox Is necessary for faith!” * But my brain rebelled; refused to grasp That beauty and meaning can grow, Only when life is surrendered, And death has dealt its blow! * But I caught a glimpse of...
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