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Offline sleek

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Re: Christmas Trade
« Reply #75 on: October 31, 2018, 02:39:05 am »
Who all sits around a camp fire & cooks hotdogs & marshmallows family & friends? Thinking about making some stuff in the forge again.

I do with my wife and son. We are making a fire pit soon for this exact purpose.
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Offline ohma2

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Re: Christmas Trade
« Reply #76 on: October 31, 2018, 06:46:19 am »
The wife and i are in our seventies and we roast hot dogs and marsh mellows on the fire quite often.still good food and still fun.

Offline Swampman

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Re: Christmas Trade
« Reply #77 on: October 31, 2018, 08:07:22 am »
One of our favorite things to do is sit around a fire.  We often cook over a fire and also roast plenty of marshmallows.

I am still trying to figure out what to work on.  I started working on a basket quiver but I am not happy with it.  I have a hickory bow i may keep working on and see how that works out.  The problem is I don't know the specs of my victim.  Maybe people could post their specs?

Offline sleek

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Re: Christmas Trade
« Reply #78 on: October 31, 2018, 09:00:41 am »
55 pounds or less 26 inch draw, right handed. And if anyone is struggling or worried about what they are making for me, relax, there are days when id kill for some toilet paper. Im easy to please
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Offline jeffp51

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Re: Christmas Trade
« Reply #79 on: October 31, 2018, 12:40:17 pm »
there have been several requests for specs, but not everyone has replied.  It would be helpful if everyone did. . .
I am still trying to figure out what would be best for my victim.  I could use more info.

me again, right hand, 29"draw, 55# is my favorite weight.


having said that, I am happy with whatever someone wants to gift.

Offline Trapper Rob

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Re: Christmas Trade
« Reply #80 on: November 07, 2018, 04:20:24 pm »
I think I'm going to fire up the forge this weekend.

Offline Hawkdancer

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Re: Christmas Trade
« Reply #81 on: November 07, 2018, 08:34:05 pm »
If you got extra trade points, we might make a side deal!  I think I will be putting some of the box stuff in the box tomorrow, but got to do a bit if crafting, as well!  Also putting the finishing touches on the first bow!
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Offline Pat B

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Re: Christmas Trade
« Reply #82 on: November 08, 2018, 03:36:09 am »
It's only 6 more weeks before we can send off our gifts. Don't wait til the last minute, guys. That usually never works out well.  >:(
Make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes!    Pat Brennan  Brevard, NC

Offline Mo_coon-catcher

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Re: Christmas Trade
« Reply #83 on: November 09, 2018, 03:17:41 am »
Iím game with anything that comes my way, even more so if itís a handmade tool or thing. Iíll also be very happy with raw materials too. Though Iíve found that with gifted materials I use them far more sparingly and on more special projects. For bow wise or arrows, I drae 26.5Ē on average and like to shoot 60-70#. Though enjoy playing with lighter draws and can handle more.
I still want to gather more materials to send, but at the moment Iíll be sending some nicely snaky multiflora rose shafts (very tempted to keep them for using at group shoots, but will send them), buckbrush shafts and a few other things. I may send a raw but dried pelt along too. And who knows what else.

Kyle

Offline Trapper Rob

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Re: Christmas Trade
« Reply #84 on: November 12, 2018, 04:29:39 pm »
I made a few things for around the campfire.

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Re: Christmas Trade
« Reply #85 on: November 12, 2018, 05:00:41 pm »
I'm starting to get to where pretty soon I might be able to think about Christmas Trade. I guess I never gave my specks. I like lots of stuff. I'm not hard to please. If you are making a bow. I'm short guy. Draw about 24 1/2" like anything from 50 to 62 lbs. I do like to get in the giving mood at Christmas with hand made presents. Merry Christmas Everyone.
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Online burtonridr

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Re: Christmas Trade
« Reply #86 on: November 14, 2018, 05:56:27 pm »
I'm going to build a set of dogwood arrows for my secret victim, the shafts are pretty straight and just about dry. I still need to make up fletchings and decide if I'm going to do target points or trade points.

Also planning to put together materials, probably a rocky mountain juniper stave, a bundle of dogwood shafts to build more arrows with, a mule deer antler.... See what else I have an abundance of  :OK

Offline Swampman

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Re: Christmas Trade
« Reply #87 on: Today at 02:59:46 am »
I am working on a hickory self bow.  I got it tillered out to 22 inches and have a heat treatment finished.  The profile is looking pretty good right now.  I am going to start final tillerring this weekend.  Hopefully this bow will work out.  I do have a backup plan but hopefully I won't need that.