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    Hey folks, Having watched the remarkable demonstration video on how to make a Flemish twist string without a jig by Clay Hayes I'm interested in having a crack at this purely for the fun of it, the fascination of it, and for the self-sufficiency I'm craving in this trad world. This kind of...
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    Making Pan Sausage I love Jimmy Dean's pan sausage. There is a variety that is "spicier" which is my favorite. I've made my own jerky using Backwoods seasoning packs from LEM. They make a seasoning called "Hot Breakfast" and another called "Hot Italian" that make pretty good jerky. Trying a...
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    I have 2 forms for bowmaking, yours for the shipping. The first is for a set of recurve limbs from the Binghams plan would be my guess, has the firehose The other is a form for making a horn bow based of a antique Crab bow , that would use c-clampst They are heavy but shippable. You can...
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    In response to some interest expressed on the forum, I am going to show how I made corn tortillas with my new press. This is my third press. The original was the same basic design as this one and was brought back to me from Central Mexico by a chef who ran a Mexican Restaurant. It was the type...
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    Good day, everyone! I recently started in archery( about 2 weeks ago) and as a consequence of my first bought wooden arrows breaking, I decided to try and make some myself. While surfing the internet for information on how could I make my own arrows, I stumbled more than once on the topic...
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    Hello If any one might be interested in making a round edge tab. Be glad to show you how easy it is, If you have a Yost tab. About a 15 minuet job changing it over. And no bolts. You can try it and with your Yost tab . And put the Yost tab back as it was in 5 minuets with no...
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    Good news from my physical therapist today. I am making progress with my frozen shoulder. Today was my six week progress report for this stint in therapy. My first stint of five weeks was back in October and November and ended when my diagnosis was changed. I had to take 2 1/2 months off before...
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    It has taken awhile but I am finally making some progress with my frozen shoulder. I have finished my third week of therapy, with one additional week of travel where I did the exercises on my own. My range of motion is increasing. I still seem to be a ways off from being able to climb or shoot...
  9. Bow Projects
    Hello, I’ve been looking into making a bow as short as possible that still packs a surprising punch. I was inspired by Alibow’s tiny bow, but with the shipping cost to where I am the price wasn’t feasible. That particular bow is 18” in length. It’s 25#@10” (which is pretty much its max draw)...
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    Tillering the rockers then I'm going to induce permanent set Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Growing up in the world of what is today called traditional archery there have been many legends. Ron LaClair is is one of these legends. I have long followed Ron's exploits and as impressed as I am with his many archery skills including trick shooting, accomplished hunter, Bowyer , etc I'm more...
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    My son has been showing some serious interest in the last few years in recurves. Last year for his birthday I got him a warf mini mag and a set of SF axiom+. He is 10 years old and is loving shooting. His form is unbelievable for a kid his age shooting as short a time as he has. The 25th of this...
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    I like to use a larger string body and smaller diameter center serving because it seems to stay in place better for me. I make endless and Flemish. I stretch all my strings on a stretcher (I use to just hang a 45lb weight from them over night). I've center served them on a bow and on the...
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    A friend from Thailand sent me these photos. Interesting how they hold the laminates on. They do that with Yumi bows also, I think. You can see the splicing in the first picture. Lot's of work!
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    There was a question awhile back about how I did end servings when I build endless loop strings. In this post I will show how I do it for extreme recurves using a Spigarelli jig. The Spigarelli jig is relatively inexpensive, at least compared to the higher cost BCY Yellowstone and Apple Jigs. I...
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    Next month I will offer a new give away here on Trad Talk and there will be 3 winners.....I took it for granted that everyone understood that my "give aways" were over on AT.....sorry for that but I will do my best to have a good one on here next month so look for it to happen on the 1st day of...
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    Hi all, I'm new to recurves and would like to also learn to make my own arrows. I figure I might be able to do everything except cut the shafts. I will be using feathers and shooting off the shelf. Any recommendations on equipment and knowledge resources would be appreciated. Also, what...
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    For those of you like me who have been fortunate to own an EDDIE FRANCISCO RECURVE or LONGBOW (I have TWO) . . Eddie just informed me he is retiring from his Automotive Career down in Tallahassee FL and going back into regular BOWMAKING. He has some cool new designs he is working on and I can't...
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    After seeing all these cool quivers floating around and not liking the price tag associated with them. ( more like my wife not liking it ). Figured I give a go and attempt to make a side draw quiver. After getting mine nearly done my son had to have his own quiver. I still have some sewing to...
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