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Main Discussion Area => Primitive Skills => Topic started by: Pappy on March 05, 2007, 03:58:35 am

Title: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on March 05, 2007, 03:58:35 am
Well we had another great day at the cabin this weekend ,nothing like good friends,good food and bow building.By the way I have a friend that works for the county road work,that is where some of the stuff in the pictures come from[You will know what I am talking about when you see it]
We cooked in the black pots ,laid out bows for the Classic,made strings,skinned snakes,put on some skins straightened some bows glued on a grip along with some clean up and drive way and roof repair to get ready for our next shoot.The thing that most don't understand is we do this almost ever weekend.Yes Life is good. ;D
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on March 05, 2007, 04:00:43 am
some more
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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on March 05, 2007, 04:05:45 am
And a few more.
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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on March 05, 2007, 04:08:03 am
This is all for now.
  Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on March 05, 2007, 04:11:36 am
Hit the button to quick.Try again.By the way that young man at the table will be holding our Sunday morning service at the Tn. Classic[JUST KIDDING] ;)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on March 05, 2007, 05:41:06 am

I can't wait until next weekend! ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: bullcreekboy on March 05, 2007, 07:00:21 am
You guys are so lucky. I wish I lived closer. Them sure are some good lookin snakes you got there. I know somebody that works for the county highway department too. I never thought about having them pick up snakes for me. I believe I need to give him a call.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cowboy on March 05, 2007, 07:01:26 am
Man I gotta get there sometime - you guys got it made!! Got any barn space available for rent? I'll just move in.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Marc St Louis on March 05, 2007, 07:32:32 am
Looks like a good time. Do you eat the snakes? I've never eaten any myself, mostly because you just don't see big ones up here any more.  My grandfather used to eat them but then he was mostly native :)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on March 05, 2007, 07:48:39 am
What can I say I'm jealous. Looks like a good time was had by all. The stew looks tasty. the pile of staves looks tastier though.
And best of all no snow!!! We've been getting dumped on :(

Dana
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on March 05, 2007, 07:51:29 am
Marc we thought about it but 1 of the big ones I skinned out had a 8 in. rat in it so that kind of turned me off.I hate to wast them but we do use all the skins and I guess the varmets have to eat also.Yes bullcreekboy,cowboy I do feel real lucky to have such a place and good friends to share it with.
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Keenan on March 05, 2007, 08:06:31 am
 Looks like an awesome time Papy.  Heck with pics like those you better lock the gates you might get some new neighbors moving in....lol  Good inspiring thread maube that will spark others to do the same around there own home front. i know it's got me thinking of planning some get togthers.   Keenan
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on March 05, 2007, 12:13:39 pm

Guys, I hate to rub it in...but it really is great for the type of folks like all of us here on PA. This wasn't any planned event, this is almost a every weekend deal! I just kick myself that I didn't get in on it long before I did. But I'm trying my best to make up for lost time! ;D

Sure helps you get through the work week knowing you have times like these to enjoy on the weekend! ;)  Like Pappy said, good friends working on bows...life is definitely good!
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: jamie on March 06, 2007, 04:33:34 am
i just got all misty.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Agbowyer on March 06, 2007, 09:03:49 am
Pappy that looks like a great time. i wish I had some of those skins. By the way. "tastes like chicken".
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on March 06, 2007, 11:20:16 am

Jamie, email me your address, I'll send you a hanky! ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pat B on March 06, 2007, 01:42:30 pm
Boy, the sympathy on this site overwhelms me!  ;)  Pat
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DBernier on March 07, 2007, 04:23:59 am
Yea, I'm jealous too  :'( Pappy has a bigger Dutch oven than me. Hope to see you soon.

Dick Bernier
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on March 07, 2007, 05:27:17 am
Dick we have to have big Dutch ovens for all the red necks that hang out down there.
Pat the symphony is overwhelming isn't it. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on March 07, 2007, 11:33:04 am

Pappy, didn't those carrots and potatoes go well with the timber rattlers and copperheads? What's for supper this weekend? ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on March 08, 2007, 03:12:22 am
I am thinking on fried Trout and taters on the fine in my big skillet.
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on March 09, 2007, 04:36:20 am
Well here we go again,It's Friday and we were discussing what's for supper tonight and Sat.
We will be back at it.Makes a man look forward to the weekends.Up date next week.
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: The Singing Bowyer on March 09, 2007, 12:03:20 pm
OK, OK.....just rub it in that I have been too busy, Pappy ;)

I will see you guys next weekend. I hope there is a stave left to be worked....

Chad
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Ryano on March 09, 2007, 01:11:22 pm
Dang, you guys! I wish it wasnt a 10+ hour drive down there.....lol. :-\
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Agbowyer on March 09, 2007, 08:22:56 pm
I just wish I had vacation time to take. You guys shave one down for me. Maybe next year....
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on March 12, 2007, 03:52:12 am
The first pictures are Friday night and the others were Sat.Trout as I promised. ;D
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on March 12, 2007, 03:55:11 am
A few more and also the young man that started his bow last weekend,he Is a really good shot.
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on March 12, 2007, 03:58:22 am
And some friends,it is knothead and castIron.Thats it till next week. :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on March 12, 2007, 06:35:38 am
Looks like a good time Pappy ;D I managed to get outside and shoot yesterday myself, 50 degrees and the snow is melting. I had to snowblow a shooting lane first though :( Cooked a steak on the grill and had my first beer at the picnic table surrounded by 3 feet of snow but hey take it when ya can get it eh.

Dana
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Hillbilly on March 12, 2007, 08:48:13 am
Brats......trout.......dutch oven cornbread.......mmmmmmm. Now you just need some ramps to go with those trout.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pat B on March 12, 2007, 10:50:13 am
It won't be long before the ramps are up!   Pat
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on March 12, 2007, 07:10:46 pm

Pappy, you forgot to mention the peach cobbler for desert Saturday night!  ;D

Oh yeah, we did a little work Saturday as well...three truckloads of firewood most of which was distributed around the camping area, about a dozen more blanks drawn and then cutout on the bandsaw, probably a dozen or more logs split (osage, hackberry, hickory), and a lot of other preparations for our first shoot this coming weekend. :)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Little John on March 12, 2007, 08:45:18 pm
Looks like you will have an awsome event with your classic. Sure wish I was closer.  Kenneth
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on March 13, 2007, 03:07:40 am
Me to Kenneth,maybe next year.
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on March 16, 2007, 03:16:07 am
Well here we go again,whats for supper.A hole weekend of cooking,eating,scraping and shooting bows with good friends,I don't know if I can take it. ;D
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on March 16, 2007, 05:04:11 am
Lets see hows about lutefisk, silta, leek soup and polvititsa ;D
Have fun Pappy this weekend I have to work again >:(

DanaM
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Agbowyer on March 16, 2007, 09:35:27 am
How bout a big pot of brown beans, cornbread, fresh tomatoes and fried okra?
I work just about every Saturday, and its getting old.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Coo-wah-chobee on March 16, 2007, 02:16:14 pm
....Iam with Chris on this...what times dinner ?......bob
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: The Singing Bowyer on March 16, 2007, 03:45:53 pm
I can't get there til about 9PM tonight...so I doubt there will be anything left. But, as long as I have something cold to drink, I can manage!
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on March 17, 2007, 10:26:46 am
Here it is a beautiful sunshine filled balmy 36 degrees. One problem I'm at work >:( I get off early 2Pm but the in laws will be over so I have to entertain >:(
My next day off the weatherman is forcasting rain >:( Sucks to be me eh. LOL
oh well will go haver some Guiness at the pub tonight ;D Happy St. Patricks day guys!

DanaM
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Agbowyer on March 17, 2007, 10:49:03 am
I'm with you Dana. I'm at work all day :'(. Its a chilly 70 degrees, sunshine and light breeze. Boys are off fishing. I don't get off till 6pm, but still have about 2 hrs of daylight left to shoot one of my bows. Happy St Pat to one and all. Pappy I hope I can get over there some day.  :D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on March 18, 2007, 06:55:23 am
Its sunday and I'm at work again, this time with a big fat head. I think I had a few to many Guinness and I seem to recall dancing with a leprechaun

DanaM
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Agbowyer on March 18, 2007, 08:21:48 pm
ManDana when do you get some time off?
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Agbowyer on March 18, 2007, 09:12:24 pm
Pappy, I almost forgot. What you have to eat this weekend?
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on March 18, 2007, 11:05:12 pm
Pappy better get a fish and a loaf of bread and a basket. With any luck you may have another miracle!  ;D

Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on March 19, 2007, 03:11:17 am
Great weekend,I'll have some pictures later.Got to get some work done right now. >:(
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on March 19, 2007, 03:49:12 am
Here are some pictures,GregB,Knothead,Me and a few other TwinOaks members.Greg and
Anthony are trying to convert,I think they got a few That will be back in May.Got lots of folks that want to come back and give it a try.Also the 3 nail bow came through again.That bow sure has brought me a lot of luck.First turnement I have won in a long time.The old man stills has it.[well sometimes] :o
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on March 19, 2007, 03:55:05 am
More still.This has my better half making the rounds,she loves people.
  Pappy


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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on March 19, 2007, 03:58:17 am
And the last.It was fun.We had 184 shooters and the part that amazed the wheel folks
was about 80 of the people were Trad. or Primitive.
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on March 19, 2007, 04:00:43 am
By the way,the little boy in the picture with his Grand dad and the self bow was GregB's first
self bow.
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: The Singing Bowyer on March 19, 2007, 10:09:11 am
It was a good shoot! With my smashed finger I felt like I was shooting one of my first board bows again.....

Pappy picked me out a choice piece of osage, so I hope to be flinging arrows with it for the next one. Maybe I will even give old 3 nail a run for it's money....

Trash talking seems so much more innocent when you ain't shooting training wheels! ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on March 19, 2007, 10:29:18 am
Glad you enjoyed it Chad,the only thing was wrong was we didn't get to hear you sing.We will
hear you in May.We need to get together when you get back from your trip and get that stave floor tillered it won't take long.I was on Sunday at least for me,didn't stay up to late Sat. night. ;D
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: The Singing Bowyer on March 19, 2007, 10:52:23 am
Yeah...you always keep me up too late! At least I didn't have to try to stay awake in a treestand this time....

We will have some fun in May, and I will have some new songs for ya'all...

Those Yanks will see southern hospitality at it's finest! It might be tough to get them to go home.....
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on March 23, 2007, 03:07:32 am
Man it's Friday again,whats for supper,more pictures Monday of this rough life. ;)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on March 23, 2007, 05:58:01 am

Hey Pappy, maybe Grant will come by and cook up some of those raspberry porkchops! Some banana foster served over pancakes sounds good for in the morning! ;D

Or we could just have some beans and cornbread for supper, and eggs and pigbrains for breakfast in the morning. ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Dustybaer on March 23, 2007, 06:16:02 am
greg, stop it!!!!   ;D  i wish i could join you guys.  haven't eaten brains in years.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on March 23, 2007, 07:10:51 am
I think Grant is out of town,I don't know how we are going to get by.May have to settle for Deer back strap and fried taters on the open fire.Sometime life is rough. ;D
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on March 24, 2007, 03:11:54 am
Yep Life is good, Had the last couple days off, a spring is finally here crocuses are up, smell a Pepe Lepew this morning, the sbnow is melting real fast this year.
Can't do much with the bows as  the basement is in the process of its annual flooding :( But I spent a couple hours yesterday prowling around a local sawmill, found a couple nice ash boards, sawed them up on the patio. Fired the grill had ribs xtra sauce, tinfoil taters and a few cold beverages ;D
Oh yea shot da bow a bit also.
Going to try and get out in da woods today!

DanaM
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on March 26, 2007, 05:43:48 am

Sounds like you had a good time yourself Dana. I think brats, peppered pork, and fried taters made up the feast Friday night. I think Pappy had some of my homemade deer brats Saturday night. Pappy should be posting pics before long with highlights of the weekend.

We were making bow strings, tillering strings, bow stringers, working on trophies, snakeskin backed one bow, and steamed and put Ryano recurves on four bows. Pappy finished tillering one of the friendship bows...shoots good! We also shot the practice course a couple of times. I'm in bad need of more practice at this point! :)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on March 26, 2007, 08:26:44 am
Well we had another good one,made some strings,striped some sinew,Greg finely got the
re curving of the bows down and I think we done 1 for about everone in the club.Cleaned up a coyote and red fox skin and tillered 2 of the friendship circle bows and also made time to go to
a shoot at Ft.Campbell and of course done a little cooking.Here are some pictures.There is one in here of Steve fletching some arrows for our trophies for the classic,see if you can tell what he done wrong,he has his head hung in shame.Also the short arrows are for the classic I finely got all the points tied on.O ya done up a bunch of Turkey feathers.The grinder is cool and really speeds thing
up.
       Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on March 26, 2007, 08:28:35 am
A few more.
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on March 26, 2007, 08:31:14 am
And some more.
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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on March 26, 2007, 08:34:33 am
We also had a couple of good saves this weekend,1 on the vine maple and one on a little Hickory bow we put a patch on.
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on March 26, 2007, 08:35:59 am
Well thats all till next week. ;D
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Dustybaer on March 26, 2007, 08:42:51 am
no big deal, just rip them feathers off and glue 'em on in the right direction  ;D  it's only for trophies anyway, nobody's gonna notice.  too bad you can't test shoot 'em.  who knows, they might fly better that way.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on March 30, 2007, 03:43:14 am
Dang here it is again.Supper plans are already in the works,Got deer steaks laid out ,taters and what ever else Greg and I come up with.Plan on doing some more steaming and might even do a little Turkey hunting.Who knows maybe Turkey breast Sat. night.Pictures Monday. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Agbowyer on March 30, 2007, 09:57:37 am
Another great weekend. looks like a blast. I'm with Dusty, you oughta try them backwards fletchings on your turkey hunt ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on April 02, 2007, 08:20:21 am
Had a great weekend,done a little scraping,hear gun straighting ,steaming bending.Put on some tip overlays.Friday night had Venison stew,Sat brats more stew,and stuffed peppers.We had a couple of screw up as usually.Someone[I ant calling any names]forgot to add water to the steamer and a little napping mess up.Got the arrows done for the Classic and the trophies started for the selfbow challenge,Good weeken .Had a friend down to Turkey hunt Me and Greg also hunted.Greg got one and Dave from In.also.Shotgun.But its breast meet and feathers.Steve is also working on a wing bone call it's working pretty good.Yes LIFE IS GOOD.Here are some pictures.
   Pappy


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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on April 02, 2007, 08:22:29 am
A few more
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Post by: Pappy on April 02, 2007, 08:24:57 am
More
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Post by: Pappy on April 02, 2007, 08:27:13 am
And the rest.
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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on April 02, 2007, 08:29:17 am
Well that's all till next week.I don't know how much more I can stand. ;D
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Hillbilly on April 02, 2007, 08:49:46 am
It's a tough job, but somebody's gotta do it, huh? Looks like The One Who Shall Not Be Named did just a little bit too thorough of a job on the heat treatment  ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on April 02, 2007, 09:00:46 am
MMMMMMM well done Osage :o, still looks like a good weekend and I noticed somebody fixed dem arra's ;D

DanaM
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on April 02, 2007, 10:41:35 am
Ya I cut the off and done them over.Osage well done but not to tasty.The one that shall not be named saved one limb.It may still have a chance. ;D This picture dose it justice and after the cut off.
  Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on April 02, 2007, 11:07:41 am
My mama named me a long time ago, although I get called a lot of names other then the one she came up with sometimes!  ;D

I just wanted to test the range of heat treatment just short of putting the stave in the fire. I think I've established the high side of the range...now just need to figure out the best stopping point for just the right shade of scorch. ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Agbowyer on April 02, 2007, 11:18:11 am
GregB, I think you found the range ;D Oh well looks like a great time had by all.... except one little osage limb....
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Ryano on April 02, 2007, 12:41:52 pm
:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D I'd love to say I never done that, but I'd be lying!!!!! :P
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Hillbilly on April 02, 2007, 12:42:18 pm
If you're that short on brat roastin' wood, I'll bring you some down to the classic, no need using a nice roughed-out piece of osage  ;D ;D Greg, I've actually done that one before myself, charred a nice piece of mulberry.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on April 02, 2007, 01:33:05 pm
God, I wish I lived near all of you guys! That looks like fun!

David T
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on April 02, 2007, 06:39:29 pm
Greg I wasn't going to tell,I promise. ;)D.Tiller I wished you did to,it is to much fun around there on the weekends. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on April 03, 2007, 05:00:31 pm

Glad to hear I'm not the only one that's pulled off that trick! ;D Well, Pappy has a saying..."gotta have fire!".

We did have brats that night, brats cooked over osage...yum, yum! ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on April 06, 2007, 02:56:58 am
It's Friday again and I am just wondering what we can screw up on this weekend,They say there is always a lesson in screw ups,but we have had a lot of lessons lately.Now what for supper.Got a big weekend planed,cutting wood and roughing out bows for the Classic so supper may be light.I
am sure I will have some follow up Monday,yall have a great weekend and Happy Easter. ;D
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DBernier on April 06, 2007, 05:49:12 am
Whatever you do Pappy don't forget the BBQ sauce.  :P  I hear it goes good with Osage.  ;D

Dick
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on April 06, 2007, 06:27:53 am
We talked about sacrificing some at the fire pit ,for no rain at the Classic ,but we didn't mean to do it this early. ;D
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on April 08, 2007, 04:29:09 pm

I'm sure we're all going to be sore for a few days. We probably cut 10-12 truck loads of fire wood Saturday. I had four loads in my old 3/4 ton gmc myself. Should have plenty for the classic, so you folks planning on coming and camping, we already have wood stacked in the camping area for you. ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on April 08, 2007, 06:16:49 pm
Greg do you deliver. To Michigan I wouldn't mind some hickory fer my brats.
Oh ya might as well bring some of that hedge stuff I hear that it burns real nice ;D

Sorry Greg I couldn't pass that one up LOL

DanaM
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on April 09, 2007, 03:25:52 am
Got lots of wood cut so you want need to bring any if you make it to the classic,just ask and you shall receive.Also me and Greg got a little time to shoot our new bows,don't seem like we get the time anymore to shoot like we use to,by the way the pictures of the shots ,the good one are mine. ;D Got time finely Sat evening to work on the arrows jammie sent me several monts ago.Got the nocks cut and plan on trimming some feather and fletch them this week.they are going to be pretty.Had a friend that is a mechinest make me some jiggs to cut the nocks they work good.
Didn't do much cooking,no time this weekend and everyone was so tired by the end of the day
just eat light and went to bed.Also had some friends come in from Mi. for a week of Turckey hunting,they are there now and here I
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on April 09, 2007, 03:28:23 am
Hit the wrong button,I guess.well here are some pictures.
    Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on April 09, 2007, 03:29:58 am
More.
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on April 09, 2007, 05:34:22 am
Well, since none of those "good" shots were mine supposedly... ;D , I did a lot of shooting yesterday. Helped work out some of the stiffness from being involved in all that wood cutting! ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on April 09, 2007, 05:37:28 am
Pappy  could you give a bit more info and pics on those nock jigs? I have a brother-in-law thats a machinist
perhaps I can have some made.

DanaM
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on April 09, 2007, 07:06:44 am
Ya DanaM,I will get some close ups and some demitions of them and get them up this week.
They work good.They have a hole in one side you drill then rotate the shaft and the hole you drilled to the slot and put a pin in it ,then you just split them down on both sides of the slot and pull out the plug.Then you dress it up a little and they are always center.
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pat B on April 09, 2007, 07:21:44 am
I don't know why you guys are so tired. ??? You used a log splitter.  ;D     That plie woul last me a winter...bet there won't be much left after the classic.
  An old friend told many years ago that you have to have a girl warming fire or you won't have any girls around.  OK girls, come on down!!!  ;)   Pat
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on April 09, 2007, 08:09:44 am
Thanks Pappy.

DanaM
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on April 09, 2007, 01:51:15 pm
Ok! Dumb question but how does the Classic work? Also, are all the pictures we have been seeing prep. for the Classic? And, last but not least What is the Classic, Who is doing it? Where is it? and When is it?

Hmmm! I think I got all the interogatives in there Who, What, Where, Why and When?  ;D

David T
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on April 09, 2007, 08:06:41 pm
David, look under "Primitive Shoots and Events" and see the thread on the "10th Annual Tn. Classic".

Basically the Classic is a primitive archery shoot hosted by the Twin Oaks Archery Club of Clarksville, Tn. Clarksville is located northwest of Nashville near the Kentucky border in Montgomery County. The club is located on Pappy's farm and is mostly comprised of traditional hunters. This shoot is May 4th, 5th, and 6th, and we're expecting several of the PA forum members to attend. One event offered during the Classic is the "Self Bow Challenge", which is basically people making bows during the weekend and then shooting the course against others that have also made bows during the weekend. We offer roughed in bows of hickory, will also be osage roughed in bows available, and we have a lot of the equipment/tools/work benches,tillering trees, etc. to work on bows. If someone wanted to bring their own bow to get in the Challenge, the only stipulation is that no string notches can be cut in the bow yet. Should be only roughed in and can be floor tillered. We've had near 40 people enter the Challenge before. This will be the third year the Challenge as been offered during the Classic.

Yes, a lot of the pictures in this thread are preparations for the Classic. We cut firewood for the camping area this past Saturday. I've been making bow strings, bow stringers, and tillering strings for a couple of weeks now for the Self Bow Challenge. We've got over 30 hickory bows roughed in and hope to get them reflexed and straightened ready to tiller before the Classic. We've also been working on trophies, etc. This is the clubs largest shoot, and we really expect it to be special this year, if for no other reason due to having so many of the folks from this forum attend. We're going to do our best to demonstrate some good ole southern hospitality! ;D
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Post by: D. Tiller on April 09, 2007, 09:24:44 pm
You know if I was not on the farthest Northwest part of the contigual Uninted States here in WA I would be there in a Jiffy. I will just have to plan on going some time in the future though. You all look like you are having a lot of fun getting ready for the Classic too! Hearing about the meals being prepared has had my mouth watering in the evennings! Just wish we could get something like that going in the Northwest. We have Knappadonia here on Whidbey Island and its a lot of fun for archery and flintknapping but nothing like what you all are doing down there. Guess we will just have to keep importing people to the area untill we find enough here to spontaneously cause primative archery shoots to break out like a brush fire!

Hmmm! Does being born in Fort Rucker, Alabama make me a Southerner or just an army brat?  ;D 

David T
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Coo-wah-chobee on April 09, 2007, 10:17:28 pm
.....David....If y'all wuz born in 'bama y'all are a reb ! ;) ;) ;D ;D..bob
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on April 10, 2007, 03:20:15 am
Army brat, ;D Just kidding David all are welcome here.We have folks coming from Pa and
Wisconsin and Mic.even South Dakota and Utah,So where are you from?Even one guy coming in from Germany.It took a while to get this to the point this one is at,this is our 10th. year but I was told you build it and they will come, it has steady grown every year and I feel confident this is going to be the biggest. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on April 10, 2007, 03:41:15 am
Can't help but notice that yer an early riser also Pappy.
hihohiho its off to work I go LOL.

Dana

Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on April 10, 2007, 04:28:03 am
I am at work and been here since 3:00am.I love the early morning.I work 3 till 11 that is am.
I know that is a weird shift but I am the fleet manager. for a fleet of trucks so they get out early.
and so do I.  ;D
   pAPPY
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on April 10, 2007, 08:46:20 pm
Well, I'm living up here in WA state on an Island called Whidbey in the middle of the Peuget Sound just northwest of Seattle. Look forward to trying to get out there for the Classic some year in the future. Just to much going on with job and stuff now.

Have fun with the Classic! Will be dreaming of the day I can come south and join the session!  ;D ;D ;D

David T.

Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on April 11, 2007, 05:54:04 am
Man that is about as far from here as you can get.Maybe someday you can fly into Nashville
and I will pick you up. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on April 11, 2007, 04:00:10 pm
Thanks Pappy!
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on April 13, 2007, 03:41:56 am
We are here again,finely Friday.We have a big weekend planed,working on stave's,fletcing arrows and of course some cooking and Turkey hunting.I will have some pictures Monday.To much to do and not enough time to do it.This job is killing me. ;D
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on April 16, 2007, 04:00:18 am
Here we go,Had another great weekend Greg and I got all the stave's thinned down for the classic
now all we like is to straighten them an put in a little backset.Got my arrows fletched that jamie sent and just like trimming the feathers,got about 15 Turkey wings worked up.Had 2 or 3 guest there working on bows and of course done some cooking.Venison and taters yum yum.I got Marie's daughters bow along with Monroe and Sarahanne's bow worked down and straightened and ready for them to start floor tillering.1 is 68 1 is 66 and the other is 60,man women and child,can't get no better than this.You also have to love Hanna my lab,she just walks around the shop with sawdust all over here looking for some attention and maybe a bit of something. ;D
   Pappy

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Post by: Justin Snyder on April 16, 2007, 08:15:02 am
Dang Pappy, its a wonder you guys get anything done with food like that going on.  I'm sureprised everyone isn't just standing around the fire waiting to eat.  Justin
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on April 16, 2007, 10:29:20 am
Good friends, Good Food, Refreshments, Bows and Arra's what more could one ask eh.
Living the good life eh Pappy. Looks like another sucessful weekend.

DanaM
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: sonny on April 16, 2007, 12:42:36 pm
heck,, I think I wanna move to TN  ;D
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Post by: The Singing Bowyer on April 16, 2007, 02:33:54 pm
I got my osage stave tillered just enough to brace it, so I will have to go back this weekend to finish tillering....

It's a tough life we live down here in TN.... ;D



Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Hillbilly on April 16, 2007, 06:48:54 pm
I'm just twenty miles from the Tennessee line  ;D
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Post by: mullet on April 16, 2007, 08:02:59 pm
  Darn Pappy ,I can almost smell that food down here.Nice turkey,I'm gonna hafta swap you some of our dark Osceola wing feathers for some of those with white stripes. :)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on April 17, 2007, 03:30:13 am
Hillbilly,come on down,Chad just slow walked on his bow Sat. so he would have a excuse to come back this week. ;D Mullet be glad to trade some ,I probably have at least a couple of hindered
and the real hunters haven't even showed up with any yet.I usually get 30/40 pairs a year.
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pat B on April 17, 2007, 10:06:39 am
Steve, You are near the wrong end of Tennessee!  ;D   Pat
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Hillbilly on April 17, 2007, 10:16:35 am
Yep, that's the only reason why I don't sneak down there and eat their taters and drink their beer all up while they're out working. ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: The Singing Bowyer on April 17, 2007, 05:46:06 pm
It's true....I never need much of an excuse to head up to Pappy's....

It is just nice to have one to give my wife!
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on April 20, 2007, 03:32:12 am
Friday again,got lots to do and hope we have another great weekend,I'll have some pictures Monday.GregB what's for supper? ;D
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on April 20, 2007, 05:57:48 am

How about some osage, well done of course...lots of fiber!  ;D

Maybe some deer stew meat, cut up deer brats, together with lots of different vegetables cooked in the dutch oven and served over rice! Maybe some cornbread on the side sliced with a good slab of butter in between!

For Saturday a pot of your beans cooked all day over the fire would go well with anything else!

How does that sound??? ;)

Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DBernier on April 20, 2007, 11:01:49 am
Pappy, are there directions to the farm somewhere for the classic?

Dick
Mebane NC
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: RG on April 20, 2007, 04:30:33 pm
Dick I could tell you but if you go to bowsite.com then to 3-d shoots then enter state Tn. then Month May then search then go to ID 25335 they directions are there

Ron
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on April 20, 2007, 04:35:51 pm
This website: "Primitive Shoots and Events"  10th Annual Tennese Classic, Page 6

DanaM
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on April 23, 2007, 04:03:35 am
Dick if you pm me with your e mail I will send you a flyer with directions.Now for the weekend it was a blast as usually.Got the extra tents up in case of rain,got some stave's worked down and reflexed 12 I think.Had a couple of guest over to work on there bows.I gal has hers braced and it it going to be nice.Just to show we have a little class just look what she is driving,she left with 2 bows sticking out the top.And of course some good camp fire cooking,Stakes and taters Fri. night and I don't what you would call what we had Sat. but it was good.Also a picture of the Selfbow challenge trophies and the Iron man.They also turned out nice.I would love to win one of those some year. :)
   Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on April 23, 2007, 04:08:13 am
Also see what yall think of the arrow I finished for some of our Yankee boy,we borrowed it off
there range last year in Elm Hall Mic.and thought it needed to be redone for them.It is a long story how it cam about but I will clue yall in on another therad sometime. ;D
   Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on April 23, 2007, 04:12:50 am
And a few more.
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Post by: Justin Snyder on April 23, 2007, 07:51:04 am
Dick, Read Greg's posts on page 6 of the Tennessee Classic page. He posted step by step directions. http://www.primitivearcher.com/smf/index.php/topic,1129.75.html               Justin
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pat B on April 23, 2007, 08:11:01 am
Pappy, I thought the Beemer was one of the prizes. :'(  It would look good with the big arrow hanging from the rear view mirror. ;D   Pat
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on April 23, 2007, 08:42:24 am
Ya Greg wanted to take a pic. like that just didn't get around to it.Justin did you see the stave with your name on it,Greg picked that out for you,he must like you are something. ???
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Hillbilly on April 23, 2007, 08:56:51 am
Heck with the beemer, I want one of them steaks and the big baked tater  ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on April 23, 2007, 08:57:18 am
Justin they probably sabotaged it ;)

DanaM
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Justin Snyder on April 23, 2007, 09:05:44 am
I saw that stave.  ;D ;D I think that was his subtle way of reminding me to bring him some bison horn. I thought he might hold it up so I can see it better.  :'(
Dana, there are two options here. One is that they want to butter me up for the horn.  ;D The second is that they are trying to kill me and take all the horn.  :o I might need a bow tester, kind of like a food tester.  Justin
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on April 23, 2007, 11:08:11 am
Dang Justin ya tipped yer hand ;)

DanaM
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on April 23, 2007, 11:25:23 am

Justin, that's one I've had roughed in and reflexed for probably over a year now...just hadn't got around to making a bow out of it. To busy with osage I guess. Should make a really nice bow, has a lot of reflex for a hickory stave. :)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Justin Snyder on April 23, 2007, 12:12:15 pm
;D ;D You guys better stop. You are getting me so excited, I'm going to wet my shorts.  :P Its a good thing I have cruise controll to keep the speed down.  Justin
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on April 23, 2007, 12:26:15 pm
Internet in yer car, now thats real primitive Justin ::)

DanaM
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Justin Snyder on April 23, 2007, 04:25:48 pm
Internet in yer car, now thats real primitive Justin ::)

DanaM
No internet in the car. The mind dont stop when the computer turns off.  I dont need internet in the car, I can almost always hijack a wireless signal. If need be you can stop in front of a motel.  ;D  Justin
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on April 23, 2007, 05:56:24 pm
I figured ya had some pirate in ya. Arrrgggggggg!  ;D

Dana
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on April 25, 2007, 05:42:36 am

Yeah, I agree Pappy. If you emerse yourself totally into the primitive experience without first climatising yourself, many poor soals find it extremely difficult to step back into the modern world! ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Coo-wah-chobee on April 25, 2007, 10:18:51 am
...If Micosukee one fletch arrows fly into the camp,  y'all wont be surprised,right ? :o :D :D...bob
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Justin Snyder on April 25, 2007, 10:23:18 am
...If Micosukee one fletch arrows fly into the camp,  y'all wont be surprised,right ? :o :D :D...bob
Hey Bob, you going to try to make it?  That would be cool if you can.  Justin
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Coo-wah-chobee on April 25, 2007, 10:34:47 am
  If I can talk Eddie (mullet) into drivin' up with me maybe so.......bob
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Justin Snyder on April 25, 2007, 10:48:01 am
I'll send him a PM. I'm driving about 1800 miles one way. It would be really cool to meet you guys there.  Tell him there will be some rock in it for him.  ;) Justin
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on April 25, 2007, 11:41:16 am

Yeah Bob, if yall come too we won't have to post sentries to watch out for those "Micosukee one fletch arrows" you mentioned. ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: EagleTexas on April 26, 2007, 01:53:37 pm
Pappy

Thank you for ALL the preparation you have done for me and also for Marie, Sarah and Susannah. I know it has taken a great deal of time and effort. The Primitive Archer team is really looking forward to being there and meeting the folks. Those photos of the cooking.. WOW!  I can smell that good food all the way down here in Texas.

I'll bring some fresh venison tamales to throw on the fire.

See you soon.

Monroe
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: RG on April 26, 2007, 05:24:03 pm
Now thats my talk I love tamales
Ron
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on April 26, 2007, 08:05:07 pm

That does sound might tastey! :)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on April 27, 2007, 03:29:16 am
It ant a problem Monroe,thats just what we do for friends,we appreshate all of the support we get from yall more than we can say.Just listening to these gals bicker back and forth has made it all worth it. ;D ;D
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on May 18, 2007, 03:06:40 am
Well Friday finely made it again and I have the food laid out.Plan on doing some bow work this weekend and catch up on a few things around the farm.Nothing big just relax for a change.Wished
yall could be there.Pictures Monday. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on May 18, 2007, 06:17:24 am
Wish I could be there...yardsale all weekend! :'(
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Justin Snyder on May 18, 2007, 08:07:47 am
Pappy, I wish I was back too.
Greg, any good staves in that yard sale.  ;)  Justin
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Hillbilly on May 18, 2007, 08:56:37 am
Pappy, you need one of those transporter things set up in your shed like ol' Scotty on Star Trek had. You could just beam us all down there every weekend-"Beam me up, Pappy!"  ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on May 18, 2007, 09:25:40 am
I would love that,yall just don't know how much I enjoyed having yall in just wished you were closer,Don't find many people that are as serious about it as I am and it is great to see that I ant the only one that is crazy. ;D
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on May 19, 2007, 06:28:47 pm

Just got back from the yard sale...would have rather been enjoying some of that "Life is good" stuff if you know what I mean, and I think you do!  ;D

Justin, didn't have any staves for sale in the yard sale...most folks just don't appreciate the important stuff like we do. I did get rid of the last modern archery item hanging around in my basement. Had one of those little cheap compounds like you'd buy for a 5-6 year old.

Got home in time to shoot my bow, helped me to relax you know. ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on May 21, 2007, 03:37:56 am
We I had a good weekend again at the cabin,kind of lonely tho.just me and the dogs.I got a lot done.Redone a bow I made it 2003 for a good friend that he said was to heavy,re tillered it to 48@28 and put some horn tip overlays and done some more writing on it.Turned out good.
Also had some Turkey wings to work up and a snake to skin.Worked on my wood lathe and made some handled for my files and reworked my tillering stick.Trimmed my snake skins that I had skinned a few months back and cooked and set by the fire .the moon was beautiful and I think it was Mars
right beside it at least that is what I have been told.Also went out and freshend up my salt licks
for the Summer,I have around 10 scattered around the place,don't hunt over them but it seems to keep the deer happy.I also started on my BL bow I have be wanting to start ,just got it floor tillered and on the stick for the first time,may finish it this week or weekend.Here are some pictures hope you enjoy.
   Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on May 21, 2007, 03:41:04 am
Almost,wll I was trying to.Blew up the recurve I was trying.I have a lot of respect for Ryan that seems to do this with ease.We ant having any luck with it.I think I will leave it to GregB.
   Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on May 21, 2007, 03:42:48 am
Some more.
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Post by: Pappy on May 21, 2007, 03:45:12 am
Almost forgot,started a knife also.To much to remember.Getting Old.
   Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on May 21, 2007, 03:49:07 am
Few more.Big snake.That's it for this week.
   Pappy

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Post by: GregB on May 21, 2007, 05:48:16 am
Wish I could have enjoyed some of the latest "Life is Good" times! Pulled a few items out of the yardsale yesterday that we might could use at the club...big flat shovel for one, got to make a handle for it.

Got all the fruit jars that didn't sale for Grant to fill up with relish! :)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on May 25, 2007, 03:21:29 am
Well Friday again,man it is going by fast,so I guess I had better enjoy.Heading down to the cabin this evening and got some big plans.Got 4 knifes to finish and going to try and tiller my BL bow I started last week.Bad thing is I have to do some really work also >:( Bush hogging]Got some backstrap laid out and who knows what else.Don't forget it is Memorial day so remember to
honor our fallen Warriors that is why we get to do what we do. :)Pictures Monday.
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: The Singing Bowyer on May 25, 2007, 10:06:33 am
Pappy is right, take time to remember this weekend. I have a few flowers to lay down myself...

I have to work this weekend, too. With the HH classic and Cloverdale coming, Mr. Slagle has to get a few things done for momma....

Enjoy the weekend everyone!
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on May 25, 2007, 06:14:52 pm
Yep! Will remember this weekend. Have to work too but will take a moment out durring the day.   Pappy those are some nice bows there. Cant wait till next year so I can meet all of you there.

You wouldnt happen to know how I can pack my bows and arrows with me if I fly down there would you?

David T
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Dustybaer on May 26, 2007, 12:48:54 am
d.tiller, if they are longbows (not too recurved) a 4" sewer pipe will work.  i was told, you have to let the air-line know ahead of time that you're carrying oversized sportsequipment and they'll let you check it.  justin can tell you all about the sewer pipe, cause that's how he mailed my bows.   ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Justin Snyder on May 26, 2007, 08:26:49 am
Marius, you can fit a lot of stuff in a 4" sewer pipe cant you.  ;D
David,  you can fly with them, but always call the airline and make arrangements so there are no surprises.  It is much cheaper to mail them with the USPS.  Justin
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cowboy on May 26, 2007, 08:56:29 am
All looks well there Pappy! my shop is starting to fill up with staves, shavins, new tools - I'm lovin it when I have the time. Being lonely ain't always a bad thing, I enjoy my time in the shop with no distraction's (rare), gives me time to concentrate - reflect. Course when all the kids have flown I may change my mind. :)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on May 29, 2007, 03:34:19 am
Had another great weekend,done some cooking [of course] got a lot of bush hogging done
finished up some knifes and trade points and done some shooting.Got my B.L. bow to full brace
and out to about 10 in. looking good so far.Mostly me and the dog,but GregB AND 8up and
Grant stopped by and we done some shooting Bull and targets.Me and Greg got my stands down and he done a little squirrel hunting.Here are some pictures. ;D
   Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on May 29, 2007, 03:43:41 am
Few more.
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Post by: DanaM on May 29, 2007, 04:12:27 am
You are truly blessed Pappy.

Dana
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on May 29, 2007, 04:59:33 am
I agree Dana I really am and I know it and I truly appreshate it,just wonder sometime how long this can last so I take full advantage of it as long as it dose. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pat B on May 29, 2007, 07:15:55 am
Those pics bring back good memories, Pappy. Especially the one of Greg! ;D    Pat
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on May 29, 2007, 11:32:31 am
Yeah,
My mother was an excellant cook, and then I got married...wife hates cooking. If I want a good home-cooked meal, I either have to cook it myself or go to the club. Hard to beat that dutch oven cookin'. ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: mullet on May 29, 2007, 05:46:20 pm
    I like those walking sticks Pappy.Every time I go up to Cade's I cut some.We don't have those down here.I need to make it up there if nothing else for that good food.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on May 29, 2007, 05:48:27 pm
Walking sticks? I thought those were Pappy's next Bow of the Year ;) ;D

Dana
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cowboy on May 30, 2007, 08:08:43 pm
Yes, life truly is good there Pappy! Think I can smell that never ending food from here, lots of snakes, bows and targets everywhere, the ole tractor with implements, good friends dropping by all the time, looks like ya'll are in heaven  ::).
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Dustybaer on May 31, 2007, 12:17:39 am
Me and Greg got my stands down and he done a little squirrel hunting.Here are some pictures. ;D

so, where are the pictures of the squirrels?  i thought we'll get to name another bow.  something like "two squirrel, sister bow to two deer"   ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on May 31, 2007, 03:04:56 am
He didn't get any ,but it ant cause he didn't try.You are right Cowboy we do have a great time
and it takes the pressure from the work week away as soon as I get the fire going.Going to the
Howard Hill classic in Ala.this weekend and off to Cloverdale In. on Tuesday and be gone until next Sunday so I will miss all of this for a couple of weekends.Sometime I think I had rather be here.
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on May 31, 2007, 05:30:49 am
Drive safely, have fun and shoot straight Pappy.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on May 31, 2007, 05:55:00 am

Marius, I went squirrel hunting at a spot on Pappy's place where last September I was surrounded by so many squirrels I had to fight my way out...nasty situation for a while there! ;D 

This past Saturday I never saw a squirrel...instead saw deer, skunk, owl, turkey(hen), plus heard a gobbler all morning. It was still a good time, then back to the club to relax by the fire. Life was good! ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Justin Snyder on May 31, 2007, 07:56:03 am
then back to the club to relax by the fire.
Translation:  it was dinner time, and I went back to eat.  ;)  Justin
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on May 31, 2007, 11:21:21 am
Justin, better be on your toes...I still owe you one from the last time I stuck my foot in my mouth and you and Marius pointed it out for the world to see! ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Justin Snyder on May 31, 2007, 11:26:27 am
:-X :-X :-X :D :D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Dustybaer on June 01, 2007, 12:07:17 am

Marius, I went squirrel hunting at a spot on Pappy's place where last September I was surrounded by so many squirrels I had to fight my way out...nasty situation for a while there! ;D 

well, maybe i'll get to bring "two deer" and the "signature bow" back to tennessee one day, so we can fight them together.  i developed a diabolic way of killing my prey.  i miss them so closely, that they catch pneumonia from the draft my arrow causes.   ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on June 01, 2007, 05:38:33 am
Marius, I don't know if "two deer" bow will work with your technique...its been trained not to miss! ;) ;D

Pappy, I remember that picture...that was after I had just finished splitting a dozen or so hickory and osage logs into staves! ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pat B on June 01, 2007, 07:33:47 am
Oh heck, Greg. Marius broke that record shortly after you gave him the bow.  ;D All of the arrows he shot hit true...just not where he was looking! ::)    Pat
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on June 01, 2007, 07:45:15 am
I think Greg, it was right after a meal. ;D ;D
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Dustybaer on June 02, 2007, 03:22:08 am
Marius, I don't know if "two deer" bow will work with your technique...its been trained not to miss! ;) ;D


ouch.   ;D

Oh heck, Greg. Marius broke that record shortly after you gave him the bow.  ;D All of the arrows he shot hit true...just not where he was looking! ::)    Pat

with friends like you two, who needs enemies   ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: koan on June 02, 2007, 02:36:26 pm
Marius, I think it goes"with friends like that, who needs enemas" ;D ;D ;D, but I might have that wrong......Brian
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on June 02, 2007, 08:54:44 pm
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i developed a diabolic way of killing my prey.  i miss them so closely, that they catch pneumonia from the draft my arrow causes.   

Marius, just refering to your comment above...I think "2 deer" would prefer you went for a double lung shot instead of a lingering demise from pneumonia. ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Dustybaer on June 02, 2007, 11:52:38 pm
well, i'm going to test that this morning.  i'm taking "two deer" to a new 3-D range that opens today.  it's about 100 miles from here and it was set up by a traditional archery club that a friend on the german archery forum started about a year ago.  it was ready about half a year ago but a storm wiped out half the trees on the lot, so they had to start over.  the intriguing part is that they made all the targets themselves.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Justin Snyder on June 03, 2007, 08:01:45 am
Marius, did they collect all the broken trees for bow wood?  Justin
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on June 03, 2007, 06:47:27 pm
Well, no pictures because my digital camera is screwed up and I havn't replaced it yet. My day went like this; got up and went out this morning around 7:00am and cut fire wood for a couple of hours. Attempting to clear out the tops left from having my lot timbered. Jeff from the club (helped in the selfbow challenge) came over and brought his tiller to pull behind my 4-wheeler. We filled his trailer with firewood for his trip home. Tried Jeff's tiller out for a while and it works really well. Planning on making some food plots in my newly cleared woods.

Finished the day shooting for 30 minutes or so with copperhead bow. No dutch oven cookin'...had a salad instead. ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cowboy on June 03, 2007, 07:27:19 pm
Sounds like a good day to me Greg. Outa the house by sevenish (after my pot of coffee of course) stay busy all day doing nothing but everything all at the same time. Course somewhere in there, gotta load them chickens up to go grasshopper huntin - man how they like to run them back roads.......he,he,he,he. You made that comment on that other post about (but chickens are good) if id'a had a beer it would have been a beer spewing moment  ;D, take care.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on June 04, 2007, 03:06:27 am
Well didn't have a full weekend at the cabin,but did have Friday.We left Sat morning for The Howard Hill shoot in Ala.We left around 4am and got back to the cabin about 11:30pm the same day,it was long but fun.Had a good meal Fri. night and had a ball Sat .at the shoot.Meet some old friends and meet some new folks.Shot a lot and as you will see learned a new way to Carrie a bow.Here are some pictures of Fri. and the shoot.
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on June 04, 2007, 05:46:03 am
Cowboy, glad you and your chickens had a good time!  ;D Maybe you can make the Tn. Classic next year, and be sure and bring those chickens along...I'd like to meet um.  ;) Let them eat some of our Tn. grasshoppers, course we'll have to put up the hounds. ;D

Pappy, looks like you guys feasted Friday night, and had a great time Saturday at the shoot.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on June 04, 2007, 06:38:34 am
Ya we thought you might drop by Friday evening,wouldn't have cooked so much if we knew you weren't coming,of course Steve was there to take up your slack.Ya it was fun and I didn't shoot to bad for an old man,Me and Bud  held my on a monist those young guys. :P ;D
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: The Singing Bowyer on June 04, 2007, 07:31:54 am
Yeah....Pappy hid my armguard and got me sick on Copenhagen so I wouldn't show him up on the second round. You gotta watch them old-timers....their pretty slick! ;D

I needed to get all the bad shots out before Cloverdale,anyway. I gotta try and beat Greg "The People's Champ" so his head doesn't get too big..... ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Justin Snyder on June 04, 2007, 08:19:51 am
Cowboy, glad you and your chickens had a good time!  ;D Maybe you can make the Tn. Classic next year, and be sure and bring those chickens along...I'd like to meet um.  ;) Let them eat some of our Tn. grasshoppers, course we'll have to put up the hounds. ;D
I can just see it now, tripod chasing chickens around all weekend.  ;D Justin
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on June 04, 2007, 08:50:42 am
Chad I would love to bet him also ,but can't get him to go,I guess he don't want to break an old mans spirit.justin old tripod might just fool us and sneak up on one of those chickens. ;D
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Hillbilly on June 04, 2007, 10:24:42 am
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Cowboy, glad you and your chickens had a good time!   Maybe you can make the Tn. Classic next year, and be sure and bring those chickens along...I'd like to meet um.   Let them eat some of our Tn. grasshoppers, course we'll have to put up the hounds.

Grasshoppers? You need something to eat all a them millions of little pinhead ticks. At least I got rid of a few pounds of them for you, carried 'em back to NC on me. :o
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Justin Snyder on June 04, 2007, 11:07:05 am
You cry babies. I only saw 2 ticks the whole time I was there. And they were both on somebody else.  ;D Justin
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on June 04, 2007, 11:17:15 am
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You cry babies. I only saw 2 ticks the whole time I was there. And they were both on somebody else.   Justin

I'm just trying to think of who you were hanging around during the shoot in order to see those 2 ticks... ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on June 04, 2007, 11:34:17 am
Greg missed a meal :o ;D

As to ticks I had one last night at 2AM woke me crawling on my face >:(
Wife has to have the dogs in bed with us and they get treated so ticks crawl offin them, I'm about
ready to put a cot in the shop.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on June 04, 2007, 11:55:39 am
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Greg missed a meal

That don't happen...the meal I had wasn't anywhere near the caliber of what they had. >:(

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I gotta try and beat Greg "The People's Champ" so his head doesn't get too big.....
Chad, you need to set your sights higher then beating me, that's not too difficult to do...now Pappy, that's a different matter all together! ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Calendargirl on June 04, 2007, 12:26:17 pm
I think it was Tripod.  :o
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Justin Snyder on June 04, 2007, 01:02:32 pm
I think one of the cry babies was Brian whining about a tick on your neck while we were finishing bows.  The other was on the tent while we were cleaning up. Justin
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: koan on June 04, 2007, 02:52:27 pm
Wasnt me Justin, ticks didnt bother me down there ;) Besides I was wearin my flea and tick coller :P...Brian
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: CastIron on June 04, 2007, 03:17:18 pm
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Greg missed a meal



Greg,
I have a batch of sour dough biscut dough and the wild rice & cranberry stuffing for them extra thick pork chops Pappy is hauling to Cloverdale + a bottle of your yellow plum wine and some sweet potato's to bake in the coals,

Are you sure you want to hang out at home cutting firewood all weekend, Heck if it is saw dust you need I would let you scrape my Osage stave to a growth ring for me while you were sitting around the camp fire!!

Did I mention that I had some fresh peaches for the cobbler!
Anyway we will see ya on Monday

CastIron.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: AndrewS on June 04, 2007, 04:09:24 pm
I think this is the right topic:

Last week Dusty came to visit me and now I have to say THANKS!
He brought me some of the goodies you gave him at the classics. THANKS AGAIN!
I have seen his fine new bows and this weekend I had the honour to shoot "Two deers" and I only can say: Greg, this is very very good bow - good looking - good performance - and I understand why the name is "two deers" ;)

THANKS the third ;D

Andreas
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on June 04, 2007, 04:32:40 pm
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I think it was Tripod.

I'm sorry, who is tripod? ???
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I have a batch of sour dough biscut dough and the wild rice & cranberry stuffing for them extra thick pork chops Pappy is hauling to Cloverdale + a bottle of your yellow plum wine and some sweet potato's to bake in the coals,
That just ain't fair!

Thanks Andreas, I think it is one of the best performing bows I've made. ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Justin Snyder on June 04, 2007, 05:48:00 pm
Think hard Greg.  TRI = three   Pod =  feet   Tripod=three feet    ??? ??? ??? I thought everyone knew who tripod was.  ;D ;D  Justin
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on June 04, 2007, 08:12:07 pm

I know now...does he balance on 2 legs when he takes a leak? ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pat B on June 04, 2007, 10:34:47 pm
No Greg, That was Marius! ;D  Trypod(Fred) is Colene's dog isn't it?    Pat
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Justin Snyder on June 04, 2007, 10:46:29 pm
Yes Greg he does.
No Pat, Marius is German. He likes beer A LOT.  He has to lean against the wall. Therefore he is making a 2 point stance when standing and a 3 point stance when taking a leak.  ;D Justin
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Dustybaer on June 04, 2007, 11:47:41 pm
will you two stop?  that's embarrassing   ;D

yes, andrew and i had some fun on sunday.  two deer made some beautiful shots.  i remembered pat and i talking about shot placement at the classic and the moment i found the spot, the arrow struck the very spot.  not every time, but when it did, i was unbelievably proud.  greg, i can't tell you how happy i am with this bow.  if i ever figure out what it takes to hunt in the US, two deer will be at my side.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on June 05, 2007, 05:36:46 am

Marius, I'm really happy you like it. I think it's cool that a bow I made is being enjoyed by a friend across the Atlantic.  ;)

Did I mention that bow harvested "2 deer"? ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on June 05, 2007, 05:50:11 am
Marius did Greg mention the bow haverested 2 deer,if he didn't I will tell you it took 2 deer. ;D
Well I am off to Cloverdale today as soon as I can get out of here,I will have some pictures,Love
those Dig. camera's you can delete anything you took ,that you thought was cool at the time
and turns out not to be to cool.Got the trailer loaded and going to have a real cooking Friday and Sat.Bought 30 lbs. of ribeye and plenty of other good fixings.See yall in a week or so.Life is Good  :)
Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on June 05, 2007, 05:59:19 am
Have a good time, be safe, and shoot where you're lookin'! ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: The Singing Bowyer on June 05, 2007, 09:39:04 am
See you boys on Friday..... ;)

Save me a ribeye..oh wait....Greg won't be there, so I should be good. ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on June 05, 2007, 11:13:36 am

Yall won't miss me...have more to eat, and I'd bet Grant is  carrying some of the wine I had left over from the Classic! ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on June 10, 2007, 09:48:50 am

I havn't done a very good job of filling in for Pappy in his absense. I did carry a truck load of firewood to the club Saturday, so maybe he'll forgive my lack of pictures. When I'm at home, I can't compete with the fun times going on at the club. ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pat B on June 10, 2007, 10:06:34 am
Greg, isn't taking firewood to the club like taking coal to Newcastle? ??? From what I saw, there was a lifetime supply of firewood at the club.  ::)
   You spent all weekend eating all of Pappy's food and didn't want it documented for fear of reprisal!  ;D     Pat
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Justin Snyder on June 10, 2007, 10:40:15 am
Greg didn't mean firewood for camping. He meant cooking firewood.  ;D ;D Justin
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on June 10, 2007, 10:40:38 am

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You spent all weekend eating all of Pappy's food and didn't want it documented for fear of reprisal!       Pat

Pat, I had to replace all the wood I used to cook all them vittles with or Pappy would have noticed a difference in the woodpile! ;D

Now if I can only think of a way to get the level of packaged meat back up in the freezer at the club... ??? ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pat B on June 10, 2007, 11:09:20 am
I would suggest that you go shoot something but after reading your other thread, maybe that's a bad idea.  ::) Pappy will be home soon.  ;)  Pat
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on June 12, 2007, 03:54:14 am
I am home at last,had a great time and as soon as I catch up on some work here I will post some pictures.You won't believe how the top half of the snake bow turned out.Got it debarked and to a ring and just had enough to make to stave's side by side.Cut them out yesterday and they look good.Meat a guy from Germany and split a belly spilt off of his snake bow and Man was he happy.
His name was Manfred from Bavaria I think.He gave me one of His clubs shirts and some Pear snoops and also some German chocolate. Greg ;D Of course he did.Pictures later.
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on June 12, 2007, 07:03:10 am
Well here we go.lots of pictures and a fine week at Cloverdale,maybe not as good as the cabin but close .Meet Micky Lott's,he came by the camp and hung out a while,and of course Gary Davis and his
daughter was there.Had a bunch from TwinOaks there.We had Venison Tuesday night and ribeye
Wend. night.Walleye Thursday and Catfish Friday night.I cooked 30 Ribeye for club and friends Sat. with baked taters and caygen rice and venison.Meet a lot of folks that just stopped by to watch and work on bows.I laied out 3 bows and helped with a couple more.Meet a guy from Germany and helped him with a belly split.He is going to try and make the classic next year,so now we may have two from there if Dustybear makes it back.We missed Greg but looks like he made it up with wood for the fire.Here are some pictures.Got Grant and 8up on some of these shots.8up was the fish supplier,and it was good.
   Pappy

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That last one had Lennie and his better half,Don't know how he hooke her. ;D
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The las one was Gary,Sara ,Grant and Joe shooting the range.The next one is Manfred and his wife giving me a Tshirt from there club in Germany and the stave I worked up.
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on June 12, 2007, 07:22:06 am
Even thow I wasn't at the cabin life was still pretty good,guess it is all about good friends
no matter where you are.Life is good. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: koan on June 12, 2007, 12:17:25 pm
Great Pics. Pappy, looks like a great time!.....Brian
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pat B on June 12, 2007, 12:26:15 pm
Pappy, Is that Mickey(the Ferret) and Diane Lotz in the first pic?   Pat
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: koan on June 12, 2007, 09:47:10 pm
Yep thats them Pat,...great folks too! Hey Mickey, Im out of hotdogs from hell. ;D.....Brian
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on June 13, 2007, 03:20:26 am
Ya Pat that was him,he said he had been coming up there for 20 years and so have I but never meet him ,can't believe we hadn't crossed paths but anyway he stopped by for a while,seems like a very nice guy and his wife was sweet also.We did have a good time Brian we always do but this
year was better than most seen lots of old friends that I haven't seen in a while and meet lots of new ones,that's always good. ;D
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Justin Snyder on June 13, 2007, 03:09:50 pm
meet lots of new ones,that's always good. ;D
   Pappy
You have that problem too?   Once the old ones get to know me a little better, I have to keep making new friends.  ;D Justin
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on June 14, 2007, 04:38:28 am
Yes I do,I have seen so many come and go in this  it is un believable so I keep meeting new ones
I like them all but especially the new ones that are just getting started and still real excited about
it like I have been for 30 years,  ??? I don't know what is wrong with me it's just what I do. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pat B on June 14, 2007, 07:15:11 am
Nothing wrong with that Pappy. I feel the same.   Pat
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on June 15, 2007, 03:16:36 am
Well it's Friday again,Got another big weekend planed.Greg is coming down tonight and we will do some cooking and bows and shooting of course and Sat. Me,Greg,Anthony,Chad and Grant are
going to set up at a Summer fest in Ashland city Tn.We are carrying stave's and benches to do some demonstrations on bow building and string making.We have some PA stuff to pass out.It should be fun they say there are around 10,000 folks pass through over the weekend so hopefully
 we can hook a few,got to fish where the fish are,I made that up,just kidding but it is
right.Sometimes we just stay in our on little world and in my little world we all do this stuff so we are going to spread out this weekend.Pictures Monday.Wish us luck. :) :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on June 15, 2007, 06:02:56 am
Well I just found out Greg can't make it tonight,so I guess I am own my on tonight,Guess
I will just have to wing it and see what I can come up with,Maybe brats and taters or venison
and taters don't know yet but bet I don't go hungry. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: CastIron on June 15, 2007, 09:48:30 am
Well I just found out Greg can't make it tonight,so I guess I am own my on tonight,Guess
I will just have to wing it and see what I can come up with,Maybe brats and taters or venison
and taters don't know yet but bet I don't go hungry. :)
   Pappy


I might make it by this evening and drag out a Dutch oven maybe some more of those Taters with cheese and onions maybe and some ham or some other meat that we have on hand.......... Greg are you listening

-GM-
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on June 15, 2007, 10:40:59 am
Man that would be great,I hadn't hear from you so now I feel much better.Glad to see you can really type. ;D Come on down and will make Greg cry when he sees the pictures Monday. :'(
 By the way for any of you folks that don't know CastIron he is one of the best dutch oven cook and general all round cook you will find and if I hadn't mentioned it the selfbow champ of the
universe ;D ;D ;D GOT TO SUCK UP TO THE COOK. ;) Is that the way you wanted me to word that Grant. ;D
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: CastIron on June 15, 2007, 11:18:48 am
Man that would be great,I hadn't hear from you so now I feel much better.Glad to see you can really type. ;D Come on down and will make Greg cry when he sees the pictures Monday. :'(
 By the way for any of you folks that don't know CastIron he is one of the best dutch oven cook and general all round cook you will find and if I hadn't mentioned it the selfbow champ of the
universe ;D ;D ;D GOT TO SUCK UP TO THE COOK. ;) Is that the way you wanted me to word that Grant. ;D
   Pappy


If this event will have lotS of pepole there and it has a 1800's theme what kind of throne can we set up for pappy to sign autographs on all of the Primitive archer magazines we hand out ............... just say when to stop

CastIron.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on June 15, 2007, 11:46:23 am


Cast-iron...1800's event, Cast-iron...1800's event...hey Grant, what you goin' be cookin' in the dutch ovens at that 1800's event Saturday? ;D Those raspberry porkchops you're famous for sound good to me! ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: 8up on June 15, 2007, 10:36:30 pm
Just Found this thread. Let me tell you Cloverdale was a great time. No one could ask for better guys to camp with then Pappy and Grant. They had all the comforts of home except AC but Pappy even had fans for sleeping.  There was no chance at going hungry.
Tuesday night was brats,
Wednesday's Dinner
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Thursday's Dinner was Deep fried walleye, Venison cooked over the fire, Beans from the dutch oven and cornbread.
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Friday we had Catfish, stirfry, leftover beans and cornbread. Saturday it was back to Ribeye's and giant baked potato's.
Saturday's crowd filtering in to hear the Pickin
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Chad, Ron and Samuel entertaining us
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Pappy Chasing a ring
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Good food, Great weather, Great entertainment, getting shooting tips from the Selfbow Champ of the Universe, Bow building lessons from Pappy. Life is Very Good
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on June 18, 2007, 03:21:55 am
Well we had a great weekend,Friday night Gran came down and made a great meal and Sat. morning we loaded up and went to the Summer fest in Ashland city Tn.We set up a
TwinOaks booth,a Primitive Archer booth and Chad set up one to sell CD'S .It went
good,gave out a case of Magazines and got a lot of good responce.Meet a lot of new folks
and gave some Kidd's some shooting lessons.Also worker down two starves and laid out some
bows.Tillered on 8UP'S bow and got a good start.We decided to let it rest.Meet one of
the 101st best that is being deployed in 2 weeks and gave him some stuff to take with him
also let his kidds help me debark an Osage stave.Went home Sunday for a great Fathers day
with Joanie and my son Beau not spelled BOW like everyone says.Yes life is good.Here are some pictures.
   Pappy


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More.This is the guy in the 101st and his Kidd's helping me.Wish him luck,great guy and family
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And a few more.The first picture was not the 101st ;D.,I guess yall know that it was the last bunch
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Post by: Pappy on June 18, 2007, 06:54:41 am
Old Chad could have sold a lot more CD's but he ran everyone off with his snoring,They thought that was his music. ;D ;D
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: The Singing Bowyer on June 18, 2007, 08:40:57 pm
Playing music downtown until 2 AM and then getting up at 5AM makes for a sleepy Singing Bowyer.... Of course, a few beers and Copenhagen didn't help! Hard to catch a break with that bunch... :D

We had a good ole time, and as usual, Grant showed us why he is the universal champion. Darn gap shooters....
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: 8up on June 18, 2007, 09:29:27 pm
Had a great time at Summer Fest. I unfortunately had to leave early to pick my daughter up from work. I felt bad about not being able to stick around and help tear down. A big Thank you to Pappy, Greg, and Anthony for helping me with my bow. I wish I would have brought my bow to shoot but I still had fun.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on June 19, 2007, 05:32:31 am
Yes it was a god day,Greg got upset cause we left before the feed,we will plan better next year
and have our own cooking,I think we can handle that. ;D ;D Ya Chad is is a tough crowd.By the way ,Chad/Ron we have a club shoot Sat. morning so come on down.It will start about 6 am and anyone else that wants to you will be my guest. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: 8up on June 19, 2007, 10:44:05 pm
Thank you kind Sir for the invite, I will be there. I would never knowingly miss a shooting lesson.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on June 22, 2007, 03:05:51 am
FRIDAY,finely.No big plans this weekend except a club shoot Sat.Got done with the mowing at the club and house Yesterday and plan on working on bows this weekend.I have a B.L. bow out to 17 in. I plan on finishing and an Osage cut out.Who knows I may even work on the sister stave
at least get them worked down and straightened.Got a pork tenderloin laid out for supper so
I will see how it goes.Pictures Monday.Yall have a good weekend[Life really is good] :)
    Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on June 25, 2007, 03:34:22 am
Had a great weekend.Friday night Greg and the boys came down to stay the weekend.We got some bow work done and cooked up some deer roast and taters.Had a good fire and a good time.Sat morning we had a club shoot,a bunch of the guys came down and had another great
time.All of selfbows guys shot well.even tho we didn't win we made them widow boys sweat.Greg worked on one of his recurves and is coming along pretty well.Had to straighten the tips some and got that done.I laid out a Osage stave and straightened and put in some reflex,also built Allason a Osage I had been promosing her for a while.15@15 48 in. tip to tip,got a grip on and put her some horn nocks on ,she will be pleased.I will get some pictures when I give it to her.She is 5.Steve got his snake bow tillered,didn't turn out prefect tiller but is a sweet shooter.8UP got his Hickory almost finished and laid out another.Also picked up 1 more stave and got it cut out ,he is truly 8up with it.I finished tillering my B.L bow and it turned out nice 51@26.I need to finish it grip and tips and maybe turn up the tips.Pictures later.For supper Sat. we had pork Tenderloin over the fire and taters.Also Greg mad a FINE Blackberry cobbler.We shot allot and tweaked and straightened a lot of bow and had time to shoot a lot of bull.Anthony worked on a Osage bo backed bow and looks like it will be a real shooter.He got it tillered and just needs to finish it up.
All in all it was a great weekend.Life is good.Lots of pictures so bare with me.Also there is one that show our kids,most kids play in a sand box ours plan in a Osage dust pile. :)
     Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on June 25, 2007, 03:40:07 am
This is some of our kids.Got to love them. :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on June 25, 2007, 03:43:57 am
The little girl by the fire pit is Allason.The biggest in the dust file she is a sweet heart they all or
but she is special.
     Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on June 25, 2007, 03:48:23 am
Osage after straightened and 8ups Hickory.Anthony shooting his bo backed bow and Steves
snake bow.
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on June 25, 2007, 03:51:43 am
More.Me shoothing my BL.bow and brace.8UP with his new stave and starting supper Sat. evening.
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on June 25, 2007, 03:57:32 am
This has some of Allason's bow and supper.
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Ryano on June 25, 2007, 12:25:08 pm
Dang you guys have to much fun down there! :o Im going to half to come down again some time and hang out! 8) To bad its a 10 hour ride  :P
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Hillbilly on June 25, 2007, 12:51:31 pm
Looks like another good weekend. Like Ryan said, wish it wasn't so far down there. Now explain to me why I spend more time staring at the pics of the hawg tenderloins and taters than I do looking at the bows..........? :) Oh, and what sort of crustacean was that y'all were bilin' up in the co-cola can?
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: 8up on June 25, 2007, 06:00:04 pm
I got to the farm just before 6am. Pappy was already messin with a piece of osage. He put it in to steam while we went to shoot. I worked on a hickory for myself and got it to 23" and worked on another poece of hickory for my son and put a ton of reflex in it. When I finally sat down Pappy says what, Don't tell me your out of projects to work on? So I grabbed another hickory stave and laid it out and pappy split the belly off it and greg cut it out real quick. Pappy, Greg, Steve, Anthony and myself worked on bows and BS'ed all day. Life is good, Thanks Pappy

Ron
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on June 26, 2007, 03:10:47 am
Ya we had a great time,Hillbilly the boys caught some crawfish in the creek and wanted to keep
them.I told them they would die so either put them back at the end of the day or cook and eat them.One of my rules[,they say I have to many] if you kill it you use it.So they cooked them up along wit a frog or 2 and ate them.They said they were pretty good,I don't know about that but the ate them just the same.I wished you guys lived closer to. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Hillbilly on June 26, 2007, 05:00:18 am
Thought that looked like Tennessee branch lobsters  ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on June 26, 2007, 05:42:47 am

Yeah, the boys had such a good time that they talked me into letting them camp again last night behind my house in the woods. I had to think about it, cause I don't want them running all the deer off.  ;)

This morning when I went out to my truck to leave for work, I could hear them already up (or perhaps they never went to bed)...and they had a fire going. They're at that age where they want to spread their wings some, you just hope they don't get hurt in the process. :)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: mullet on June 26, 2007, 06:15:46 pm
AH,But Greg.How many times did you get hurt having fun and not tell Dad? At least it's not girls doing the hurtin' yet ,I hope.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on June 27, 2007, 06:55:31 am
You know I think we all worry about our kids to much now days,we use to do that same kind of thing when I was 8/9 much less 15/16.I just don't know why that is.I use to go hunting
with a 22 or shot gun when I was 11 or 12 by myself and mom never seemed to think much about
it.It was just what we did. ???
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on June 27, 2007, 11:32:03 am
Yeah Pappy, I was hunting squirrels by myself also when I was 11-12 years old. Seems like a lot of things have changed since then. I used to roam for miles not even thinking about what farmers property I might be crossing over. Now most of those fields and woods are filled with subdivisions. Farmers are more sensitive about who is crossing their property and with good reason.

We grew up in a time without home computers, without satelite tv, and all the games kids play today. We had to search for something interesting to do and that usually led outside. Kids of today are entertained more indoors...with my two boys as guilty of that as most others I guess. My oldest son's friend left the lights on his car at my house yesterday and ran the battery down. He didn't know how to get his hood up, and neither of them had ever been involved in using jumper cables.

Yes, "Life is Good"...but much too easy. Of course, my dad plowed with mules and walked five miles one way to school! :)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DBernier on June 27, 2007, 04:17:18 pm
Hey Greg, I'll bet your Dad was like mine, 5 miles, both ways up hill.   ::)   Ahhhhh the good old days.

Dick
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: mullet on June 27, 2007, 07:01:51 pm
  Yea Pappy,I used to deliver my newspapers on a bike,weekdays in the afternoon and weekends in the morning.Always had my 22 or my bow and went hunting afterwards.nobody thought anything about seeing me with a gun.The old man that ran the store would let us cash in coke bottles for shotgun shells .He knew we couldn't afford a whole box.
   Now days if you saw a kid riding the same streets I did with a gun ,somebody would be calling the SWAT team.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on June 28, 2007, 05:44:46 am

Dick, I don't remember him telling it was uphill both ways, but I think he had to cross a creek using a rope tied between two trees! ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on June 28, 2007, 07:04:09 am
Ya mine had to walk to school 5 miles both ways up hill with snow and barefooted. ;D
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on June 28, 2007, 11:28:21 am

...and my dad had to be careful as a boy walking through their house to make sure he didn't kick or get pecked by a chicken poking its head up through knot holes in the wood floors...no seriously! ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cowboy on June 28, 2007, 11:37:17 am
Ha, that's funny Greg - about the chickens. I can envision that, and I bet he would have gotten scolded good if he'd accidentally kicked one in the head a broke it's neck ;D. Well may have been worth it at least they could have fried chicken for supper.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on June 29, 2007, 03:34:55 am
Well it is Friday again,not starting off to well with losing a good friend and another in the Hospital
with a mild stroke,but I will make the best of it.I plan on working on the twin sisters tonight and Sat.I have to mow the Grave yard and repair the drive to the cabin but that is about it for real
work.The rest should be fun.Ant sure who will be down but maybe Greg and 8up plans on coming down this evening.I got little Allison's bow finished yesterday and plan on giving it to her and see her shoot it, that is always good.Then set around the fire and think[,now that is scary] ;D
Sometimes that is just what you have to do.Life is good and sometimes to short so you better enjoy. :) Pictures Monday.Yall have a great weekend.
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on June 29, 2007, 05:38:17 am

Won't be able to make it down to the club this evening...twenty two years ago today my wife and I got married up! ;D We plan to go out for the evening.

Hope to make it by the club Saturday though if all goes well! :D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on June 29, 2007, 06:31:57 am
Hope you ant to tired. ;D ;D and good luck. :D I think CastIron [aka Grant the universsal champ]said he was coming down,so I know I will be eating good may even get some lessons on shooting.
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: The Singing Bowyer on June 29, 2007, 06:39:32 am
Congratulations, Greg! Getting to be fewer and fewer of those around these days....

I have a show in Nashville tonight, and then I head for WV in the morning to do a few shows and visit family. I finished my piece of black locust and I need to get started on some hickory.

I will be thinking about y'all and Yankee this weekend. I wish I could be there.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on June 29, 2007, 06:52:30 am
How did it turn out,Pictures please. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pat B on June 29, 2007, 07:11:39 am
Congrats, Greg. 22 years is quite an accomplishment. 8)    Pat
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on June 29, 2007, 07:18:09 am
Ya especially for her. ;D ;D
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DCM on June 29, 2007, 01:28:56 pm
Wow!

I had not seen this thread.  Took me a spell to get thru it all.  Saw some faces I recognized, some huggin' up on faces I didn't!  :o

Congradulations Greg.

Sorry about yer buddy Pappy, but you got it right.  You are living large bud.  I can see myself beginning to put into place the material part of what you enjoy, although I'm a good 10 years behind you.  I can only hope to be as blessed as you seem to be with the non-material part, the good friends and peace of mind.

Great thread!

Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Dustybaer on June 30, 2007, 02:18:29 am
Ya especially for her. ;D ;D
   Pappy

oh, 'cmon pappy.  a guy who makes bows like "two deer" can't be all that bad  ;D

congratulations greg.  i just had my 20th 3 weeks ago and my wife said she would marry me again (after a couple of glasses of wine that is).  to me, that's what it's all about: find the person you want to spend the rest of your life with and then make it work.  i wish you the best for the next 22 years.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on July 01, 2007, 09:10:05 am
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oh, 'cmon pappy.  a guy who makes bows like "two deer" can't be all that bad   
Thank's for sticking up for me Marius! You're forgiven for jumping on board with Justin here awhile back when I stuck both feet in my mouth! ;D Still lookin' out for an opportunity to get even with Justin, he's been very careful though. ;)

...and a late congrats for twenty years of marriage for you and your wife!

After going out for dinner, my young bride :) and I went by the club...boy that was a mistake!My "buddies" were continually interrupting each other getting their jabs in on me. Seems my wife mentioned to them that she occasionally suggests I should lose weight...now it seems all I'm allowed to eat down at the club is plates of lettuce with an occasional carrot for desert! ;D Can you imagine sitting around the fire watching your "buddies" consume for instance... roast, taters, carrots, beans(with some of castirons great relish), cornbread, and some of castirons peach cobbler for desert...while I'm eating a plate of lettuce?  :'( 

...and in an attempt to get my 2 cents worth in before Pappy posts Monday morning, don't believe anything my wife might have said...she has quite an imagination! ;)

Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: CastIron on July 01, 2007, 12:44:34 pm
Greg you forgot about the El Notre pork burritos for lunch,     we could substitute celery there just to give you a little variety and wasn't that you I saw carefully garding a LARGE bowl full of peach cobbler to take home after you had eaten the 1st helping.

Grant-
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on July 01, 2007, 05:35:23 pm

Yeah, celery really sounds...um good. :(

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and wasn't that you I saw carefully garding a LARGE bowl full of peach cobbler to take home after you had eaten the 1st helping.

I was just making sure it got home so my son's could have some today...but my wife and I finished it up this morning...she let me have a couple of bites. ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on July 02, 2007, 03:38:58 am
Well here it goes,we had a great time.Friday evening had a few down.8UP showed up with
his nephew and we worked on bows till late.Got 1 braces,1 ready for brace and another finished.Sat. morning me and CastIron and Don went to a shoot and had a good time.We all shot pretty well.We got back and finished tillering 8ups bow and got to shoot it some.He brought some snake skins he had bought and tried to give me 2 pair for my sister bow so I gave a Osage stave,now he has some yellow wood he has been wanting.Grant cooked moose tacos for lunch.I got one of the sister bows worked,floor tillered and steamed and straightened.It is ready for knocks and start tillering.Had Corn bread,turnip greens ,moose roast and taters for supper and clobber for desert.We had the pleasure of spending some of Sat. night with Greg and his wife,not use to women around camp be she seemed to fit right in.Sunday we all gathered in TwinOaks attire
and Put Yankee to rest.We all put an Arrow in the grave and took turns covering it,It was
a sad time but good none the less.We will miss him.Lots of pictures so be patient.Yes life is good
sometimes to short so enjoy.On ya I finished the bow for Allison but she couldn't make it down so I will give it to her next week I think she will love it.
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on July 02, 2007, 03:40:55 am
This is Allisons bow I will get some pictures of her shooting it next week.
  Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on July 02, 2007, 03:43:47 am
This is some pictures of Ron's sons bow in the begining and supper for Friday night.The sister bow and Grant at the shoot.
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on July 02, 2007, 03:50:25 am
This is Greg still tweeking and me getting the sister ready for the steamer and of course lunch.
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on July 02, 2007, 03:52:49 am
Now the pictures.
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on July 02, 2007, 03:55:15 am
Rons on the tillering tree and the sister ready for the steamer.
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on July 02, 2007, 03:59:57 am
Rons on the board and him shooting it and a little after supper totty.
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on July 02, 2007, 04:03:33 am
We do have some problems sometime,Jeff had a little OPPS with and Ironwood so ,Brat wood.
and GregB and his beautiful wife Sherry.
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on July 02, 2007, 04:06:42 am
Getting the sister ready for a steam bath and some more from. Sat night.
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on July 02, 2007, 04:09:33 am
A little Sat. night and sister Sun. morning,she is looking pretty good.Thats all till next week.
Well maybe some of the 4th.
   Pappy
   

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on July 02, 2007, 05:08:12 am
Looks like great fun Pappy, yer blessed.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: 8up on July 02, 2007, 10:52:41 am
It was a great time this weekend at Pappy's. I managed to get my piece of Hickory tillered and shot for the first time. Pappy took the first shot which was fitting since he had saved this stave since 5/23/03. I also worked on my sons hickory stave and got it tillered out to 18". Pappy would not let me give him the snake skins and I wouldn't let him pay me so he CHEATED he walked away and came back with some yellar wood knowing I couldn't refuse. Saturday CastIron made a superb lunch and dinner, I think he missed his calling and could have made a greal living as a chef. Life is Good and has improved since Pappy started letting me share his world........Ron
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on July 02, 2007, 06:20:40 pm
I'se so jealous!!! So far and I can smell the cooking and good times here in WA!  ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on July 03, 2007, 03:18:32 am
Ya I am going down this evening and do a little mowing and then work on the other sister and try and get it straightened and ready to tiller.It will probably be peaceful tonight with everyone
celebrating the 4th.I will do that Wend. but tonight it's bows and a champ fire.Have a great
4th.
    Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on July 05, 2007, 03:34:13 am
Had a good day,got some tweeking done on the first sister bow,it had a couple of humps in the inner 1/3 of both limbs I wanted to get out to make it a little easier to see the tiller and
managed to do that.I got the second one floor tillerer and sealed,it is now ready to steam and straighten.Plan on doing that Friday night.Got Grants[castiron] long Osage floor tillered and
straightened and some reflex put in,it is now ready to start tillering.Also got some Buffalo
tips glued on my B.L. bow,just need to work them down and cut in the nocks.Done a little
cooking of course,man has got to eat. ;D ;D Got all my yard work caught up so the weekend will be free.We have a club meeting and working Sat.so I don't know how much I will get done but plan on tillering the first sister bow,got the nocks cut in and the tillering string on and ready for the tiller stick.All in all had a great day Hope yall had the same. :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on July 05, 2007, 03:35:41 am
More.
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on July 05, 2007, 03:37:29 am
Few more.
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: 8up on July 05, 2007, 10:31:32 am
Looks like ya had another good time. I was out your way with my dad and stopped in around 1:30. I grabbed my hickory to put some tip onerlays on it. I will be there Friday,
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: mscott on July 05, 2007, 04:31:36 pm
And a few more.The first picture was not the 101st ;D.,I guess yall know that it was the last bunch
Pappy
Hey this is mike scott i just wanted to say that at first i didn't think that the photo of u and ur son was u standing without bib overalls on. ha ha!!!!!!
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on July 06, 2007, 03:08:33 am
Yes it is,and Mike I do dress up every now and then.It's Friday again and we have a big one
planed,We have a lot to do at the club to get ready for our shoot next Sunday.But I plan to
finish my B.L. bow and steam the 2nd sister and straighten it and tiller my 1st sister.Don't
know if I will get it all done but going to try.Put the tips on the BL bow last night so all it needs is sealed and a grip and maybe just a little tweeking on the tiller since I still have 3/4 lbs. to give
other wise I would leave it be.Can't wait it should be another fun weekend.Wished yall were
there.Pictures Monday. :)I also am going to give Allison her bow this Sat.and have some more kids that I have made bows for coming down so I can get some pictures of them shooting,We have a lot of kids in our club and we try hard to keep the having fun,They are our future and we understand that and try and keep them interested. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Dustybaer on July 07, 2007, 06:27:22 am
wow greg, your wife IS beautiful.  no wonder you're trying to lose weight  ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on July 08, 2007, 09:16:39 am
Thanks Marius! After I tell her your nice compliment, I'm sure you'll be her best friend! :)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on July 09, 2007, 03:29:29 am
Had a great weekend,good food and a lot of bow work done,even had time to get the range and grounds ready for our shoot this Sunday.Greg got his recurve shooting after a lot of tweeking.
Had a little problem with a splinter but thinks it can be repaired,I think so to.8up's son got his Hickory bow shooting as did his nephew.Grant also got his shooting but missed weight so we cut it off and turned up the tips and picked the weight back up and then re tillered and it turned out good.It was 72 in. long anyway so we had lots to work with.I got my sister bow braced but needed a little more tweeking so I got that done and am letting it rest for a day or 2.I got a coat of sealer on my BL bow and shot it some,no frets yet seem to be holding up great.Gave the little bow to Allison and got hugs all day,every time she got close I got another hug.This is her first bow so now we are working on teaching her to shoot.Lots of pictures ,hope you enjoy.
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on July 09, 2007, 03:32:31 am
The last 3 pictures were another narrley piece Greg is working on,I don't know why we do that
just can't help it I guess.
   Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on July 09, 2007, 03:34:56 am
Those were of the sister getting ready to brace and a little more tweeking.Now supper is coming up. ;D
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on July 09, 2007, 03:38:07 am
The first wasn't Greg's new bow it was Allison's at full draw and then Stuffed bell pepper with
moose burger,backed tater with cheese and peach cobbler. ;D
   Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on July 09, 2007, 03:40:45 am
The las ones was Gregs Recurve in progess,Grants on the tiller stick and Ronnie's at full draw on the tillering board.
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on July 09, 2007, 03:43:03 am
More.Did she look happy. ;D
   Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on July 09, 2007, 03:50:36 am
More.
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Post by: Pappy on July 09, 2007, 03:56:41 am
The last was Greg's recurve at brace,Ronnie shooting his bow,sister at brace and of course
breakfast.The next will be Gre's at full draw on the board and us having a little fun shooting.It is smooth.I like it a lot. :) Also 8UPS nefphew and Grant shooting there bows.Life is good. ;D
  Pappy
 

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pat B on July 09, 2007, 09:29:57 am
More great pics, Pappy. Wish I was there again.   You mentioned ya'll had backed ??? taters for supper. I was wondering what you backed them with? ;D     Pat
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on July 09, 2007, 09:53:47 am
Hickory backed,No I just got in a hurry,they were baked split in half and baked in the oven
with cheese on them,man were they good.Hu I didn't know anyone read this stuff.I always just look at the pictures. ;D ???
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: 8up on July 09, 2007, 10:20:11 am
Life was good at Pappy's. I was there but avoided the camera well. I was highly honored to become Twins Oaks newest member. I helped with putting out targets and met a few people too. I finished tillering my sons bow (Ronnie). I was pleased with the way it shot but not with the tillering. The Food was great, Cast Iron could be a chef somewhere. Greg Taught me to build a flemish string. The weekend was fun, educational, and stress relieving as usual.........Ron
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on July 09, 2007, 11:36:11 am
 Pat, those potato halfs that Grant cooked in the oven were heavily backed with some seasonings...don't know what, but they were really good I was told. Grant also cooked burito's for lunch Saturday served with black beans, I heard they were good also. Of course I was dieting eating lettuce and carrots! ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on July 10, 2007, 03:03:57 am
We sure have a lot of leftovers since Greg went vegetarian. ;D ;)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: jamie on July 12, 2007, 05:19:03 am
hey pappy does twin oaks need a live in caveman. after reading this post i may move down there never mind visit. lol
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: jamie on July 12, 2007, 06:20:07 am
VEGETARIAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BLASHPHEMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on July 12, 2007, 06:29:50 am
Indian's name for bad hunter.I like the bumper sticker I see a while back and I know Pat will like it.
It said Cat the other white meat. ;D ;D
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Ryano on July 12, 2007, 08:48:34 pm
Pappy, you got me seriously thinking of moving to tennesee! :o
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on July 13, 2007, 03:02:20 am
Come on down,then maybe we could get some of these recurves shooting,at least for more than a few shots. ;D Better hurry tho we may run out of Osage.Well it's Friday again and I am ready
 for another good weekend,We have a shoot on Sunday so lots to do Sat. to get prepaired.I
plan on finishing my BL bow and work on the sisters.Got 1 braced and the other ready for the
tillering stick.Hope to get one tillered and 1 braced.Don't know how far I will get with the
shoot going on but I should be able to get that much anyway.Got to fit in some time for shooting the course and of course some cooking.Yall have a good weekend and I will have pictures Monday.
   Pappy  :)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on July 16, 2007, 03:20:22 am
Well had another great weekend,our shoot went well ,had about 150 shooters and made
a little money for the club.Had some friends come in from Ohio and Alabama and lots of locals.
Didn't get all I wanted to get done but did get 1 of the sister bows out to 44@22 and is
looking good so far and got my BL bow sealed.I will have some pictures of it sometime this
week.Got real busy Sat.We shot a lot and ate good.Here are some pictures.Greg started
on another recurve,maybe this one will work out.Anthony got started on another Osage selfbow
and got it floor tillered.Gave a bunch of PA mag. away and hope we stirred some intrest
at least that was my gold.
   Pappy

Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on July 16, 2007, 03:24:08 am
More.
   Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on July 16, 2007, 03:28:37 am
That was Greg tweaking a recurve and Anthony working on a fine piece of Osage,and also some good friends of the club.The next is Greg still tweaking and breakfast,Also a good friend with and Osage selfbow pretty cool design on the belly.
   Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on July 16, 2007, 03:31:51 am
More. Friends from Ala.My PA set up and supper Sat. night.My corn is in some we eat a bunch over the weekend.
   Pappy

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Post by: BearG on July 17, 2007, 11:58:07 am
 8)
life was good then I had to leave and come home to Cincinnati.  Pappy and all the Twin Oak boys make you fell so at home it's har to leave.  for anyone who didnt make it in May make sure to be there in 08.
thanks again Mark for making it so fun and easy on Dawn.  She can't wait to come down there again!!!
 
Brother Bear
Cincinnati, ohio
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on July 18, 2007, 04:33:21 am
Thanks Bear,we enjoyed having you and just loved your wife,don't know how you manged to get her she is way to sweet for you.Wished you was closer so you could come more often.See ya in the fall. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on July 20, 2007, 03:18:14 am
Friday again,YA.got a big weekend planed.We plan on cutting a couple of big Hickory's,one is about 24inches across the butt and the other is about that big,should make close to 100 bows.Don't know if we will get it all done but going to give it a try.Got some steak laid out for tonight and who know about Sat.Plan on working on the sister 2 and get it tillered and put some sealer on sister1 it is tillered and ready to go,of course need to work in a little shooting,Deer season is getting close.Hope everyone has a big weekend and I will have some pictures Monday. :) :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: medicinewheel on July 20, 2007, 04:34:04 am

dang...that's certainly not the lean-cuisine-side over here, is it??  ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Mike_A on July 20, 2007, 04:52:14 am
Wow Pappy I'm deffinately gonna have to stop by out that way when I get back to the states. Ya'll look like your havin way too much fun. Loooks like I could learn a thing or 50 from ya too. Keep shootin straight and be safe. Mike
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on July 20, 2007, 06:11:02 am
No lean cuisine here,it has been tough,I have been trying to loose weight and have done good,just can't eat low fat on the weekend.I am a firm believer that a little of MOST anything
won't hurt you.Mike when you get back come on down you will be welcome and enjoy
I promise. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on July 23, 2007, 03:55:38 am
Ha d a great weekend,Had the place to myself Friday,Cooked a little steak and taters and got some things ready for our wood cutting Sat.I refreshed my salt licks Friday evening and finished tillering sister 1,Got sister 2 to brace and had to do a little more tweaking on the tips.Cut a big Hickory Sat.
It was 24 in. across the butt and we got 5 75in. logs out of it to the first limb.We got it all split,debarked and sealed,we estimated it to make around 75 bows so we should be good for another year.I let a log fall on my leg.thought I had broke it but just a cut and bruise.Got snake skins on sister1 and ready now to finish tillering sister 2.Steak and tater again Sat. night and
a real good night sleep,little sore today but all in all,Life is good.Here are some pictures.
   Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on July 23, 2007, 03:57:28 am
More pictures.
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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on July 23, 2007, 03:59:04 am
Supper and wood cutting.
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Post by: Pappy on July 23, 2007, 04:01:05 am
More wood cutting.
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Post by: Pappy on July 23, 2007, 04:03:17 am
Getting it out.
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Post by: Pappy on July 23, 2007, 04:06:34 am
Another load.
   Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on July 23, 2007, 04:09:28 am
An Sat. Evening.Sister 1 with skins.
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on July 23, 2007, 04:13:58 am
Dang Pappy ya got to be careful as we get older it takes along time fer bones to heal. I broke my shoulder a few years ago
and it still ain't right. That sure is some nice looking wood you guys cut. Steak and taters two nights in a row how awful must be hard to suffer like that :D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on July 23, 2007, 06:25:40 am
Ya Dana it a tough life but someone has to do it.I told them Sat.none of our young guns showed up so it was just us Old F##@$ but we held up pretty good.I had the tree on the ground by 1/4 till 6 and cut into logs and we had it split and hauled out,debarked and sealed by around 2 and
other than my leg no worse for wear.I am limping a little today but it will heal.I haven't talked to Greg and A but I imagine they are a little sore also today. ;D ;D
    Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: 8up on July 23, 2007, 12:05:15 pm
Ya Dana it a tough life but someone has to do it.I told them Sat.none of our young guns showed up so it was just us Old F##@$

I was a phone call away  but my phone never rang to inform me the cutting was going to happen. Now I feel bad that I wasn't there to help. Who knows if I had been there you might not have got hurt.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on July 24, 2007, 03:21:07 am
My bad I should have called but I hate phones,talk on them all week so come the weekend I
am hard pressed to use one.I sent out a smoke signal didn't you see it. ;D ;D O well you can help put it away,I had to spray it yesterday ,there were some little black bugs trying to get to it.Going to check it again today and reseal if I need to.That is why I keep it close till I know it is OK and then take it to the barn. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on July 24, 2007, 04:10:23 am
The barn? don't you mean your secret hoard ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: jamie on July 25, 2007, 06:45:35 am
im packin my bags and movin down ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DBernier on July 25, 2007, 10:10:11 am
Jamie, I got two spare rooms for a while for free and there is so much work down here, especially your kind. A Northerner by birth, a Southerner by the grace of God. You would love it here. The mountains, the mid lands and the coast. Got it all. Some of the best Bass fishing and you get to do it every night if that floats your boat.

Dick
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: mullet on July 25, 2007, 07:18:43 pm
    Bass fishing?Those little things are bait down here. ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on July 26, 2007, 03:02:26 am
Mullet my uncle from LA, Ca. use to tell me that. ;D ;D
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DBernier on July 26, 2007, 04:52:44 am
Well its 6am and I guess I will head out to Pat's. About a four hr. drive. Think this will be a fun weekend.  ;D

Dick
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pat B on July 26, 2007, 08:33:36 pm
Gonna miss ya, Pappy. We will have pics later.   Pat
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on July 27, 2007, 09:49:21 am
Friday again and I have big plans as usually,we will just see if it all works out,got food plots
to disk,bows to tiller and lay out and Hickory to store and of course a little cooking.O ya
got to get ready for my trip to Mic. next week also.I may have worn out Greg and Anthony ,haven't heard from them all week but I bet 8up will be around for his regular
butt kicking on the range.We will see.Pictures Monday.Yall have a great weekend. ;D ;D :D
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on July 27, 2007, 06:52:49 pm
You guys never stop!  ;D 

One day I have got to get down your way Pappy. I will try for the Classic next year and finaly get to meet all of you. I can imagine all the fun and tall tales being told arround the campfire!
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on July 30, 2007, 03:34:14 am
Ya D.Tiller it don't never stop.Got a lot done this weekend,got my food plots disced,Got some Hickory split for a friend and ready to ship when I get back from Mic.Split some Osage for another friend,he thought he had 1 stave ,turns out we got 3.1 belly split and 2 off the bark side.1 had
a nice hole and he didn't want to fool with it so he gave it to me for helping.LOVE THE HOLES.
I had it to myself Friday so I made brats and corn on the fire,wasn't to bad.Sat put some more sealer on my BL bow and sister 1 and finished tillering sister 2.When I get some grips and skins on and finished I will have some pictures of the twins.It turned out 52@26 and is holding about 2 in. of back set after unstrung so I am pleased.They both are good shooters and should make it to the wood this fall.As I promised 8UP I kicked his butt pretty good on the range,I was shooting way over my head but that happens now and then.More then than now. ;D ;D.As you will see in the picture we do it all down there.CastIron works for a gun mang. so we had to do a little gun work also
cool looking weapon.Had deer steak and taters for supper to cap off a good day.Also there is a picture of what you don't want to do with the band saw,Always keep your eye on the bottom line
when cutting out a stave Bandsaws are great but I have ruined several stave's when I first started so be careful.Life is good. :) I leave for Mic. Wend. so the next weeks pictures will be from up North
I am sure it will be fun but there is no place like home.
   Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on July 30, 2007, 03:41:24 am
Finished the Osage,and a little gun work.CastIron working on tip of his new Osage bow.
   Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on July 30, 2007, 03:46:55 am
We have a new guy we have take under our wing to teack bow building so he is getting
a little tast of chaseing a ring on Osage and laying out a hickory bow.He also learned what not to do on a band saw,all and all he is really coming along.Also sister 2 after shot about 50 shots.and the
last will be of supper Sat. night. :)
   Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on July 30, 2007, 03:48:40 am
Supper and bed time.Good night John Boy. :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on July 30, 2007, 03:56:24 am
Another great wekend Pappy, yer going to Mic? is that Michigan? If so is there a get together?
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on July 30, 2007, 05:21:05 am
Yes it is in ElmHall Mic. it is the 18th annual Stick Bow shoot,we have been going about 5/6 years
now.Have some good friends up there.We meet some other friends in SpringPort Mic. and then
drive on up to ElmHall Thursday morning and Stay till Monday.It is alway a big time.
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: 8up on July 30, 2007, 11:07:50 am
I went out Saturday long enough to get bruises all over my rear end. Pappy had no mercy, and showed me I need alot more practice before going to the woods this season. I split a piece of osage thats been cut for 20 years. Its in rough shape but I think I can get a bow out of it........Ron
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Hillbilly on July 30, 2007, 12:56:23 pm
How hard is it to tiller an assault rifle? I bet chasing a ring on the barrel is hell. ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on July 30, 2007, 02:14:32 pm
Hey Pappy! You would not have any Ossage cut into boards would ya? I've been talkin with Pip Bikerstaff in england and he mentioned English warbows in the 50 - 90# range are best made from a combination of Hickory backing and Ossage belly.  Hoping you might have a little of that stashed somewhere we might be able ta bargain for. Can you IM me?

Thanks

David T.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pat B on July 31, 2007, 04:51:01 pm
Bon voyage, Pappy.  ;)    Pat
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on July 31, 2007, 07:00:03 pm
Cant wait ta hear from ya! Never worked Osage yet and here it is an amaizing wood.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on August 06, 2007, 12:58:51 pm
Well I am back,but at home so I will have some good pictures Tuesday.Had a great time and seen lots of old friends,couple that with camp fire and bow shooting and it can't be anything but good. ;D ;D
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on August 06, 2007, 01:38:04 pm
Sounds like a great time Pappy! Cant wait to see the pictures.

David T
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on August 07, 2007, 04:06:50 am
It was a great time,I didn't do much cooking,they done it all.Had a great bunch of Deer streaks Thursday night that I did cook,and Brats Friday night that they did Sat.night they do a big wild game supper with everything you can think of to eat so needless to say we ate well.Meet some new folks like Mike and his daughter and lot of old friends,Gary Davis and Sara his daughter meet us there
so we got in a lot of shooting.Bob,Gary and Nelson are some old friends of ours that we meet there each year.Rocky is our host and kind of heads the thing up and keeps things going smooth and dose a good job.Here are some pictures.The course is like stump shooting at the targets ,no trails just flagging,when you see 2 flags you find and shoot the target.Great fun.Life is good,no matter where
you are. ;D ;D The Ram was 47 yards and I made the best shot of the week for me,no one thought that old stick would even shoot that far much less be in the kill.My shooting went down hill from there. :)
    Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on August 07, 2007, 04:11:43 am
By the way that wasn't my bow leaning against the arrow,and that was Grant looking for his arrow witch he don't do much so I had to get a picture. ;DThe bear was across Pine river,they call it a river looks like a creek to me.Then there is Mike and his dauhter and Gary and Sarra,then the Elm Hall bunch. :)
   Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on August 07, 2007, 04:14:02 am
Some shooting on the range.
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Post by: Pappy on August 07, 2007, 04:17:39 am
The gathering Sat. night.Mike's dauhter with a fine looking hat,I think I have seen it before. :)
   Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on August 07, 2007, 04:20:01 am
It was a lot of fun,if you get the chance to attend you should try,it is always the first weekend of August.Life is good.
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on August 07, 2007, 05:47:22 am
Definitely looks like everyone had a great time!
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on August 07, 2007, 10:17:00 am
We did Greg,wished we could get you to go with us sometimes. :'(
    Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: BearG on August 08, 2007, 08:24:43 am
PAPPY,
THE OHIO BOYS ARE GOING TO HAVE TO GO SOMEDAY.  LOOKS REAL FUN.
BROTHER BEAR
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on August 08, 2007, 10:01:28 am
Ya Dave O was supposed to go with us this year but backed out at the last second.May be
yall can go next year. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: The Singing Bowyer on August 08, 2007, 11:31:13 am
I like the pic of Pappy and Gary with the flag in the background....down right patriotic!! Makes me proud to be an American! ;)

Looks like them Yankess like some fer shots. Pappy, you need to show them how to get a little closer to game so I can try and shoot next year! ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on August 09, 2007, 03:01:40 am
That is a cool picture,you would think I set it up that way.Ya they have some long shots
but have several in reason also.Even on the long ones they have some good back stops
so I shot all weekend and only broke 1 arrow and lost one for a while but it showed up later.
Now that is a good weekend for me.It's almost Friday and can't wait to get back to the cabin. :)
    Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on August 09, 2007, 05:50:29 am
Sorry to say I didn't notice our flag in the background...that definitely is a good picture and one for the photo album! :)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Dustybaer on August 10, 2007, 01:27:15 am
PAPPY,
THE OHIO BOYS ARE GOING TO HAVE TO GO SOMEDAY.  LOOKS REAL FUN.
BROTHER BEAR

hey, brother bear.  good to see you on here.  i thought it was you on that picture.  how are y'all doing?
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on August 10, 2007, 02:54:13 am
Bear is here now and then,he is just shy,Well Friday is here and I have some big plans,don't
know how much I will get done,cause it is HOT here.I plan to snake skin the 2nd Twin and put the grip on the first,going to disc some food plots and TwinOaks has a meeting Sat. morning.I
plan to do some cooking but may do it in the cabin,I am sure I will have a fire but don't
know if I can stand to cook on it,we will see.Hope yall have a good one I plan to. :) :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: mullet on August 10, 2007, 09:19:57 pm
    Looks like yall had a good time Pappy.I know about the heat,105 here this week.Archery starts Sept. 22 and it's hotter than blazes.Dove season starts about the same time,sure is nicer sitting on a cooler in the shade.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: koan on August 10, 2007, 10:06:19 pm
Hey Pappy, ya'll doin anything special fer Labor Day.....Brian
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: BearG on August 11, 2007, 06:35:26 am
hey, brother bear.  good to see you on here.  i thought it was you on that picture.  how are y'all doing?

 pretty good dustybear.  hope you get down to classic next may.  it was great talking and drinking beer ( necture of the gods)
with you
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: 8up on August 12, 2007, 07:30:42 pm
Pappy just a warning here. I will be back next weekend. Married the last daughter off last night in Michigan. drove back down to KY sitting in the AC for tonight then tomorrow and Tuesday its fishing with Nathan over on the Clinch river. Life is good.  I heard you had to put up with my nephew this weekend and all I can say is I'm sorry ;D He didn't mention beating you this time so I guess that means you whupped up on him on the practice range. See you Saturday.......Ron
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on August 13, 2007, 03:16:27 am
Had another great weekend.Got and Oasge bow I am making for a guy I meet in Mic.
floor tillered and straightened,got the Twins snake skins on and then sealed and the grips
put on.Cooked for only me on friday and Sat.cut down another bow for a friend and got it straightened and ready to tiller.Got my food plots worked up,dust only,and done a little shooting.
Had Brats and taters and all the fixings Sat. night.Here are some pictures.Life is good. :)
   Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on August 13, 2007, 03:18:26 am
Supper,bow after straightened and some friends.
   Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on August 13, 2007, 03:28:31 am
And the Twins and big sister spending a little time with her new sisters.
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Dustybaer on August 13, 2007, 04:28:12 am
those sisters look awesome.  you must be a proud daddy, pappy  ;D  by the way, did you know that "pappy" is the german word for daddy?  pappy is what my daughter calls me  ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on August 13, 2007, 04:36:33 am
Everyone calls me Pappy and sometime I feel like I have a lot of kids so I guess that is about right. ;D
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: medicinewheel on August 15, 2007, 12:43:16 pm

but hey, pappy, if pappy's supposed to mean daddy, you must prononuce it like puppy. N O W we are getting confused...
frank
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on August 16, 2007, 04:00:34 am
I hear ya frank,I stay confused most of the time. ;D
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on August 16, 2007, 05:58:13 am
Pappy,
I might have to get in on some of that good cookin' this weekend. I've been missing it the last couple of weeks!
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Dustybaer on August 16, 2007, 06:23:53 am
but greg, what is that going to do to your girlish figure?  ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on August 16, 2007, 06:37:03 am
Greg love to have you stranger.I need to get some pictures of my twins and I know you are the professional photo guy.I will be there Friday evening and get the fire started,you know how cold it has been here.His girlish figure went away a long time ago. ;D ;D
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on August 17, 2007, 03:14:02 am
Man Friday sure comes fast now days,and it is here again,Don't have much planed this weekend
to hot to plant food plots so I guess I will get the fans fired up and work on some bows.Greg said he may come down along with Anthony so I am sure we will get into something.I have one more going I plan to tiller today and Sat.and was thinking about cooking some wild Turkey if enough
show up,If not deer steaks for me.Yall have a great weekend and I will have some pictures Monday.
   Pappy :)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on August 17, 2007, 05:43:01 am

I'm planning on taking a 1/2 day of vacation and spreading some lime/fertilizer on my foodplot this afternoon. Early morning outing Saturday to put up a couple of stands before the 100+ temps arrive, but I plan to come over afterwards.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on August 17, 2007, 08:24:32 pm
Pappy, I just have to ask. Where do you find all the wild game to cook up? Do you hunt it yourself?

David T
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on August 19, 2007, 07:59:30 am
Yes,a lot of it I have taken and some friends also give me some,a lot of folks don't eat what the kill,I just can't understand
that. ???
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on August 20, 2007, 03:08:50 am
Had a great weekend,little lonely Friday night,but I manged,had a great supper of deer steak and taters and a wild turkey strip,just to check it out for Sat.Got started on another bow for a friend in Mic.Thought I had a straight piece for a change but found out different.I think it will work out
but so far it has been a challenge to get to brace.Had a bunch over Sat.We worked on bows
skinned some snakes a friend that works for the county got cleaning the road side and done a little shooting.Had wild Tucky breast and of course taters for supper.Made some strings for the sister bow and put 3 coats of sealer on them .now they are ready for the woods.Now I need to get some stands up.Anthony and Doug showed up for a while Sat. it was good to see them but Greg ,ant seen guess he is still on a diet. ;D ;D Here ia some pictures of the bow to start with and supper.
   Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on August 20, 2007, 03:11:18 am
Supper, and some more of the bow,notice the humps in the one limb.Man here we go again.
   Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on August 20, 2007, 03:15:06 am
The bows one limb also was way off the handle so it needed a little straightening and snakes before and after.

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Post by: Pappy on August 20, 2007, 03:24:10 am
Then we done a little shooting and Supper Sat. night. :)
   Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on August 20, 2007, 03:26:58 am
Supper Sat, night and 8UP putting on some Osage tip overlays on a Hickory bow he has just finished.It turned out nice.Life is Good. :)
   Pappy

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Post by: DBernier on August 20, 2007, 05:37:01 am
You know Pappy, you guys have got to learn to relax on the weekend.  8) You know, cook some great wild game food, skin some snakes, work on bows, make strings, practice for a while. You have got to get with the program.   :D  On a serious note I have about 20 acers here and I am going to do a mini Pappy weekend here and invite some of the guys over and see what happens. It is painfull  :'(  to see you guys having so much fun. Later.

Dick
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Otoe Bow on August 20, 2007, 12:14:11 pm
Talk about the ultimate "Man Cave".  Not one single lawn mower, hedge trimmer or other instrument of oppression in sight. 

Otoe

Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DBernier on August 21, 2007, 05:49:34 am
Pappy, where did you get the wire "clamp" grill in photo 2258. I have been looking for one for years.

Dick
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on August 24, 2007, 02:41:24 am
Friday again,No cabin today it is my 34 wedding anv. so it out to eat and who know what else.
But Sat. is a different story we have a club meeting and a big cook out and club shoot.It
is the last big get together for the year before deer season opens.Should be lots of fun and good food and stories and a little picking and grinning around the fire.Hope yall have a great weekend
and I will have some pictures of the fun Monday. :) :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DBernier on August 24, 2007, 05:29:20 am
Let me be the first to wish you well and happy anniversary. Have a great time. My Father always said "Life is not short, You are just a long time dead".

Dick
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on August 24, 2007, 05:56:48 am

Mark, congratulations to you and Joanie for 34 years of marriage. That's an accomplishment in todays world! ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on August 24, 2007, 06:02:33 am
Dang pappy 34 years eh. Happy Anniversery hope you two have another 34 together.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Dustybaer on August 24, 2007, 06:10:16 am
congratulations from this young(ish) pup too (only 20 years of marriage, so far)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: 8up on August 24, 2007, 09:36:23 am
Congrats Pappy and I wish you 34 more.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Coo-wah-chobee on August 24, 2007, 11:13:26 am
                 Happy aniversary Pappy ta you and yer bride ................bob
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: BearG on August 24, 2007, 01:39:21 pm
congrats pappy,  let joanie know I asked how she put up with your sh** that long?
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on August 24, 2007, 07:25:53 pm
Yes,a lot of it I have taken and some friends also give me some,a lot of folks don't eat what the kill,I just can't understand
that. ???
   Pappy

Feal the same way about that, Pappy!  Have not hunted much in my life and would like to do more but I was tought when growing up that if you kill it then you should eat it.  Why kill somethin if your not going to eat it. Leave it in nature then where it will eventually contribute back to the circle of life.

David T
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on August 24, 2007, 07:30:47 pm
Just read the rest! Congrats on the aniversary! My grandparents just hit their 60th last Wedensday. Just glad to see people staying together these days.

David T
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: mullet on August 24, 2007, 07:45:23 pm
  Congat's Pappy,You got me by 4 years.It sure is nice to have a good wife.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on August 27, 2007, 03:24:28 am
The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. ;D ;D Like Jawgs says if you ant breaking em you ant making um.The first is mine and the second is 8UP.it turned out nice.
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on August 27, 2007, 03:26:24 am
Some bow work and just hanging out. :)
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Post by: Pappy on August 27, 2007, 03:28:50 am
Supper Sat. night and some shots of the gals coming up. :)
     Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on August 27, 2007, 03:34:28 am
Some more of the supper.We also had some friends frome from Ft wayne,Ind. come in to Nashville
for the weekend and came down to visit,good to see them. :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on August 27, 2007, 03:40:05 am
And of course no one is left out.My 2 gals always get taken care of.Joanie says she don't like
them around ,but now we see the truth. ;D ;D Tht is it for this week,can't wait till Friday. ;)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on August 27, 2007, 08:24:00 am
Dang Pappy looked like one heck of to do. Good food and good friends. Yep Life Ain't Bad is it.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: RidgeRunner on August 27, 2007, 12:49:29 pm
"Life is Good"
Last week work had me in another week long training class in Nashville.  Sent Pappy an e-mail and asked if he had time for me to stop by his farm Monday afternoon.  He said that he did.  So, Monday afternoon after I got all booked into my hotel room I headed north up to Pappy's farm.  Pappy was there working on an Osage bow.  I brought an Osage bow that had a natural deflex in the lower limb with me.  I don't have a form at home so I figured this would be the best way to get a bit of reflex cooked into it.  Pappy placed the bow in the form and cooked in the reflex.  As we were waiting for the bow to cool down we set under some electric fans and just shot the breeze.  It was to hot to do much of anything else.  We talked about most all you folks on this site. ;D  All Good! ::)   We talked about bows of the past and bows that we hope to make in the future.  I got to see
the "Twins".  Man they look nice.  Long and lean with nice curves.  After about three hours the bow had cooled enough and we removed it from the form.  It was after 6:00 pm by then so I thought it best to head back into town before dark.  As I was leaving a doe snorted at me four times.  Never seen her.  She was somewhere across the creek, on the back side of the practise targets.  That was the third time I have been up there.  Lord willing it will not be the last.  Life really is Good.

David
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on August 31, 2007, 03:03:53 am
Friday at last,got a big 3 day weekend planed.I finished all but 1 of my food plots this week
so all I have to do this weekend is 1 more and a little bushhogging,then it is back to bows.I have one to chase the ring on and lay out.I am putting some tip overlays on a 58 in. Osage I hunted with last year.It is sinew backed and I went all the way over the tips with the sinew.I set it on my foot while hunting and when I got some rain it would loosen up after a while ,so I trimmed it back
a couple of inches and going to put horn tips on it to stop that problem and then some more sealer.Season is almost here don't know how good it will be ,we have blue tong going around and I have found 3 dead doe so far near the creek.Plan on looking for more this weekend.I had a good
friend bring me some sword fish steaks so that is on the menu for tonight and we will just have to see for Sat.night.Working on and shooting bows,working on the farm and some good old camp fire
cooking,don't get much better than that at least for me.Hope yall have a good one .Pictures Tuesday. ;)
      Pappy  :)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on September 04, 2007, 07:39:57 am
Had a good weekend,got through with my bushhogging ,got 3 stand set and 4 ladder stand tightened up,got the Osage I was working on to a growth ring and laid out and steamed
on the form now.Should be ready to start tillering.Got my sinew backed Osage trimmed back and some horn tips put on.Cooked the sword fish cook and it was good,not sure I wouldn't rather have crappy or Catfish guess that is the red neck comming out in me.Ron supplied supper Sat. night as you will see.I think that was a first for the cabin.Had deer tender lion and baked tater Sunday night and it was great.Helped Tiller Isiah's bow and put tips on it also.Ron got his backed bow glued up ,I will let him tell ya what it is I can't remember.All in all a great weekend.Life is good. :)Here are some pictures.
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on September 04, 2007, 07:43:09 am
That was the 58 sinew backed bow with new horn tips.And this is starting supper Frid. night and
Sadie waiting on leftovers.
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on September 04, 2007, 07:46:20 am
Supper and Osage to a ring. :) :)
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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on September 04, 2007, 07:49:19 am
Osage laid out and others working on bows.
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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on September 04, 2007, 07:54:11 am
Also in the privous picture was 8UP'S son in law with the bow Ron made for him.He shot it
good. ;D Also in the next one is what Ron supplied for supper and some arrow building instructions.
Ron working on his glue up and Isah's horn tips. :)

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on September 04, 2007, 07:57:59 am
My Osage cut out and floor tillered,Nothing like watermelon and miller lite,Supper started Sunday night and Ron's glue up clamped. ;D Deer back strap. ;D ;)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on September 04, 2007, 08:02:58 am
Isiah's first brace was on the last pictures and the O sage I thought was straight when the bark was on.I just can't find a straight piece. :)Also on this one Ron's glue up off the clamps and him settling in for supper,notice his table. ;D ;D
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on September 04, 2007, 08:05:21 am
And last Ron's glue up and mine on the form,just out of the steamer.Man I can't wait till Friday. :)
    Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on September 04, 2007, 08:08:05 am
Ron shure dont look like Col. Sanders ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cowboy on September 04, 2007, 09:01:35 am
Man, that all looks real good Pappy!! hey been noticing that steamer you have at the back of your form table. Do you use that before clamping all the time? how long do you steam? thanks.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on September 04, 2007, 10:19:00 am
Dana I thought he did. ;D ;D cowboy I use it all the time with Osage less than about 3 years
old,If it is older than that I use dry heat.It seems to help season it.I will get the worst of the problems with the steam and then tweak it with heat after that.I never steam them twice or old wood.I usually only use dry heat on my white wood unless I am bending something radical like
tips. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Otoe Bow on September 04, 2007, 02:46:24 pm
Pappy:  I'm glad Cowboy asked the question.  I've seen the pipe device in the background of several of your pictures but never knew what it was.  Now that I've looked closer, I see what you're talking about.  Can you elaborate on how it works?  It appears to be a hot plate with a pan (?) of water venting up to stove pipe.  Are the ends closed or open?

Also, I just have to add that I look forward to viewing your "Life is Good" thread, especially on Monday's.  It truly looks like fun, especially after spending my Labor Day in the Mall with the wife and daughters.  They humored me with a trip to Bass Pro Shop afterwards as consolation.  I love spending time with my family, but sometimes a spell in the Man Cave is needed to decompress.

Keep the pictures coming. 
Thanks

Otoe
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cowboy on September 04, 2007, 03:39:02 pm
Thanks Pappy - I'm gonna build one ;D.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: 8up on September 04, 2007, 09:36:56 pm
Dana your right I don't look like Col. Sanders he had hair.

The bow I was glueing up is a Boo back Ipe, My first Backed bow.

I had a great time this weekend as always. Pappy makes a mean tenderloin. He found me using my stomach as a table entertaining. I would go on a diet but then I might have to eat at the dinner table  ;D.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on September 05, 2007, 03:10:06 am
I agree Otoe,I need it bad after a week in Nashville at work,helps keep me sane.Yes it is a hot plate and a pan of water.The ends are closed.One with a screw in plug and the other is a piece of wood cut in a circle with a peg in the middle to remove.They have 3  3/8 holes drilled in them to let the steam pass through.The pipes are at a slight angle so the steam when it turns back into water will drain back into the pot.I turn it on and let it get hot then put the stave in for about 2 hours.
I have everything set up before I start steaming cause you don't have but a few minutes once
you take it out.I also keep a heat gun handy in case it starts to cool.You can do it by yourself but it helps if you have some help.You take one limb and your help take the other starting
form the handle out to the tips.You can really straighten one out useing it.
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Otoe Bow on September 05, 2007, 07:33:35 am
Pappy:  Very nice.  Thanks.  In your experience, can twisting be removed by steaming?  I split a piece of persimmon and it twisted pretty bad.  Also, I noticed that little boring bugs have started burrowing into the wood.  Some you can still see their back sides.  How do you keep them filling the wood full of holes?

Otoe
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on September 05, 2007, 09:43:54 am
You can take a pretty good twist out of Osage with steam but on white wood and that would included persimmon I oil it down with cooking oil and use dry heat.Persimmon is bad about that.I usually let it dry for a few month before I split it.I spray it down with bug spray and seal the back.If you haven't got the bark off I would do that now before they get worse.Then seal it.You may even have to take it down 1 growth ring to get rid of them. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Otoe Bow on September 05, 2007, 10:44:13 am
Thanks Pappy:  I peeled the bark right after I cut it so that part's done.  I sealed the ends and back and most bug damage appears to be on the inside (split) part.  Next time I'll wait on splitting it. 

Will any bug spray work?  I've got my eye on a nice piece of Osage that's going to fall next, especially after seeing Cowboy's recent pictures. 

Otoe
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cowboy on September 05, 2007, 11:52:13 am
Hey Otoe (was it Glenn?) on that osage in our part of the country anyway, the bugs will attack it almost immideatly after you cut it - think they sense or smell the sap, you'll see em crawling all over it. They breed (from what I've seen) and lay their eggs in the bark, you have a couple of weeks usually and will be safe - if you leave it with bark on for a month or more you'll most likely have a few bugs into the yellow wood a grain or two (or deeper)
  Best to cut the tree and seal the ends soon as it hits the ground. Get it split up and get the bark off as soon as your able, haven't left any sap wood on mine yet will try that on some of these most rescent one's, when you get the bark off seal the whole backside real good. Your on easy street from that point as far as bugs are concerned. Don't work green staves down too small unless you have something to clamp them to or you'll prolly get some twist or sideways warping.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on September 06, 2007, 02:52:53 am
What cowboy said.I cut most of my Osage in the winter and that helps. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on September 07, 2007, 03:12:05 am
FRIDAY,YA. Got a big weekend planed.We have the Deer Classic this weekend at the club.
It is a laid back shoot where we shoot 18 deer and 2 Turkey.We score them 12/10/8/ and a
wound is -3.We take that score and opening weekend if you take a deer or Turkey we weigh it and add them to you points.It is a 3 man team event and we usually have 30 to 40 teams.It
is a lot of fun especially on opening weekend.Lots of cooking and get to see a lot of deer.I
also plan on putting up some more stands and tiller an Osage bow I am working on and
of course some camp fire cooking.No Col. Sanders this weekend. ;D.It time to check out my broad heads and get my hunting equipment in order so got lots to do.Hope yall have a good one also.
Pictures Monday. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: BearG on September 07, 2007, 10:27:03 am
PAPPY, cant wait to come down !!!!!
we are talking about the regular week after kids season is that cool, or is a there a better week?
bear
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on September 10, 2007, 03:16:10 am
Bear I am off the 5th through the 9th.Had a great weekend,we had the deer Classic at
the club.We had 21- 3 man teams to enter that is a few teams less than normal but it was raingin[finely !!!!! ;D] so it was OK.Worked on my bow some but had to run the registration most
of the day.Ron done some more to his Boo backed bow but ran into a little problem with the grip.
I think he got it fixed,always something with bow building. ???.Had Tuna casserole for Friday night
and Chicken and taters for Sat.Put out 1 more food plot and got 1 stand up also so I guess I am as ready as I can be for opening weekend only 12 days now.Life is good. :) ;)
   Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on September 10, 2007, 03:20:32 am
The first pictures was of the straight piece of wood I am working on now[I thought it was]
till I got the bark off.You just never no till it is laid out.This is supper and Ron and son in law
working on a grip.[How many Yankees dose it take to put a grip on] ;D ;D
   Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on September 10, 2007, 03:23:07 am
Guests,Ron and his bow and I finely get to set down.Good time and good friends. :)
   Pappy

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Post by: BearG on September 11, 2007, 11:50:54 am
Pappy Nov. 5-9th. ???
also just wanted to let you know steve's ( thundernose) mom passed away Sunday nite.  dont have any details yet.
Bear
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cowboy on September 12, 2007, 06:47:05 am
Ron's glue up looks good, like to see it bending and arrow grouping. That's my kind of combo - grilled somethinorother and a silver bullet :)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on September 14, 2007, 02:55:28 am
Friday again,got to put up a couple more stands and I really need to finish tillering the Osage I am working on,other than that just a little scouting and relax.Don't know whats for supper but I bet I come up with something.I got a birthday coming up Monday and a lot of Honey dos to get done next week before the season starts so this weekend I hope to just rest and tie up a few loose
ends around the farm.Hope yall have a good one .Pictures Monday. :) ;)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: BearG on September 14, 2007, 02:33:29 pm
HAPPY BIRTHDAY  PAPPY :D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: RG on September 14, 2007, 09:26:03 pm
HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAPPY


KNOTHEAD
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cowboy on September 15, 2007, 07:31:52 pm
What? another birthday? When is your's Pappy? cause mine ain't for a nother coupla days ;D. Happy birthday, and many more............
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on September 17, 2007, 03:16:16 am
Cowboy mine was Sunday.9/17/52.Had a great weekend,worked on my bow a little ,got it out to 22 in. and it is coming along.Hope to finish it this week.Got 2 more stands up that is 14 in all so I guess I am ready for Sat. and the opening of deer season.Done some good cooking and some
shooting.Spent Friday evening picking the bow I plan to hunt with opening morning,Going with
my 57 in sinew backed Osage to start with and then the sisters.I have about 6 ready to go and
they all shoot about the same so I ready.Here are some pictures of the weekend.Life is good. ;D
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on September 17, 2007, 03:19:28 am
The last 3 were 3 set ups ready to go.Some quivers I have to pick from and supper Friday night.Fried fish over the fire and taters.
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on September 17, 2007, 03:23:41 am
Supper Friday night,Done a little squirrel hunting Sat. morning along wit a little deer scouting,
didn't seeany squirrel but killed a bunch of stumps.Supper started for Sat. night. :)
  Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on September 17, 2007, 03:34:26 am
Bow on the tiller board,not looking to bad,and supper Sat. night.Venison roast,with veggies,Beans
and corn bread.I also heat treated the bow I was working on and turned up the tips.The last
shot is of it after the treatment,Also Sunday Mickey Lotzs came by and left his motorcycle trailer
for the week while he and his lovely wife took a ride on the Nathash trace.They will pick it up
this coming Sat.I told him he could leave it there so he made it.I told him he didn't owe me anything but he brought me a prime piece of Ohio Osage,some dried carp skins for backing a bow,
some elk sinew and some of his floppy rules.Also one of his Cain arrows with a stone point on it.
It is beautiful.It's going on the wall. :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on September 17, 2007, 03:37:14 am
The bow is coming along,it is 40@22 and shooting for 50@27 1/2.so it is going to be close,still a few problems to deal with but I think it will work out,we will see. :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on September 17, 2007, 11:29:54 am
I was fortunate enough to partake in some of Saturday evenings venison soup/stew. Of course, I only ate the veggies out of it! ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on September 18, 2007, 02:30:50 am
I had some of the left overs last night for my birthday supper,it was still good. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cowboy on September 18, 2007, 06:24:22 am
All looks well. Makin me hungry, haven't had breadfast yet. Sounds like you had a nice bday Pap - mine was spent driving to Minneapolis (work) :P
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DCM on September 18, 2007, 06:45:34 am
Mickey & Diane is good people.  We talked about trying to get together but he'll only come within 80 miles of us and I'm bizziern a cat covering poooop this time of year.  I 'spect now that he's been to Pappy's and had a look around and a meet and greet we'll be seeing ole Mickey and Diane agin in the Spring, long about first weekend in May.

Pappy you got it all going on.  Hope your hunting season is safe and successful.  Finally got some rain here and cool weather so hopefully some of my winter food plots, rye and greens mostly, will start making.  I got some late beans that ain't 2' tall to hunt over though, and surprisingly some acorns despite the late frost. 
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on September 21, 2007, 02:59:47 am
Friday finely here again and about 24 hours from now I will be going to the stand,can't wait
can't sleep,I love opening day.We have a lot planed for the weekend,It is the final leg of the Deer Classic,this is the part I like.The hunting part.Probably try and finish tillering the bow I have been working on in the middle of the day and I know there will be a lot of good cooking going on
so should have some good pictures the first of the week.I am off Monday so I get 3 day to chase them whitetails and Squirrels if they happen by.See yall Tuesday and hope yall have a good weekend. :) :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on September 21, 2007, 05:33:05 am

Yeah Pappy, I'm excited too! I didn't even sleep well last night, I'm sure tonight will be worse. Hopefully we'll be bringing our deer by between 9-10:00 Saturday morning! ;D

I think we should see some...hope they're in range...hope to make a good shot. ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on September 21, 2007, 06:02:18 am
Sounds like a fun weekend, have a safe and successful hunt Pappy.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DCM on September 21, 2007, 06:44:04 am
You boys are extree optimistic.  Maybe ya'll got more better deer than me.  LOL  Hope ya have a safe hunt.  I expect with the temps like they are it will be one of those sweaty, skeeter ridden hunts.  Leaving after work and taking wife and dotter along for an overnight at the farm.  Still got some wheat, rye and greens I need to get planted so that's what I'll be doing during the mid-day.  Seems like we get an extra weekend this year w/ the 3rd Sat falling on the 22nd.  MS doesn't open till Oct. 1 (a Monday) so I get two TN only weekends in a row before I can start in MS, which is a better location for me.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: makete on September 21, 2007, 07:20:20 am
Good luck to all you guys that get to hunt this early. Ours opens the first of Oct  >:( .  Loved hunting n Sept. cool nights, warm days.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pat B on September 21, 2007, 07:48:39 am
Aim small, miss small! ;)  Looking forward to pics.     Pat
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: BearG on September 21, 2007, 01:09:41 pm
GOOD LUCK TO ALL MY TENNESSE FRIENDS :D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Mickey on September 22, 2007, 05:49:51 pm
Dianne and I left the Twin Oaks club this morning (Sat Sept 22) and they already had a few hanging in the cooler. Wanted to say thanks to Pappy for his generosity once again. Couldn't find a nicer person I don't reckon. The rest of the fellas hanging around seemed like salt of the earth as well.

Thanks Pappy  ;) if there's anything I can do for ya, just holler.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pat B on September 22, 2007, 08:54:22 pm
Mickey, You will have to show up at ToJam(Twin Oaks Jam) next year. ;) Even with the down pours last year, we had a blast.  Pappy has a great set-up there. 8)
  Pappy, we want pics ASAP!     Pat
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on September 23, 2007, 01:46:02 pm
Going to be a lot of pics after this weekend!

Midday Sunday selfbow results thus far:

Pappy (1) nice doe with osage sinew bow
Keith 6pt. buck with hickory selfbow
8UP (Ron) can't remember #pts...nice buck with bamboo backed bow
GregB (2) young bucks...6pt. and button buck with copperhead osage bow

 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cowboy on September 23, 2007, 01:49:35 pm
Man! sounds like you guys are tearin em up Greg :), I'll be so excited when I make my first primitive kill - I'll probably have to come to before I start trailing ;D.

Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pat B on September 23, 2007, 02:10:23 pm
Wood bows rule!!!   any stone points involved?     Pat
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on September 24, 2007, 05:37:06 am

Pat, I don't think anyone was using stone points on any of these deer.

Also 8UP's son-in-law took a doe with a hickory bow that I didn't know about on my previous post. Ron and his son-in-law...Isiah both got into making selfbows just this year. Ron at the Tn. Classic, and Isiah after that. Pretty Cool!

Cowboy, yes it is a good feeling taking a deer with a bow you made yourself. I was worried about my copperhead bow being a little lite-weight then what I've been using, but it drove an arrow clean through the first deer entering the shoulder blade and exiting low behind the shoulder on the opposite side. The 6pt was a steep angle shot (8 yards), and entered high shoulder and buried in the opposite shoulder. I was pleased... ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DCM on September 24, 2007, 07:01:32 am
I reckon ya'll weren't overly optimistic after all.  Congradulations!  Skeeters were plumb aweful at my place.  Saw some does.  Got winded.  Need rain really bad.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cowboy on September 24, 2007, 07:03:31 am
Boy howdy!!hehe. From what I just read that's an excellent bow - full pass through!
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: mullet on September 24, 2007, 05:43:59 pm
   You guy's did real good ,Congratulations.We all came up dry at Chris Cade's this week end.Mainly because it was dry.We chipped some points though.I came home with about 40 mosquito bites on the left arm,musta' been Hillbilly's Beam? ::)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on September 25, 2007, 03:23:49 am
Well here we go ,had a great weekend,looks like Greg gave yall the numbers except I think 8up got another buck Monday.I am sure he will post later.Had lot of food and lot of good friends.The
total for the shoot was 21 teams of 3.The wheel boy took 14 deer and 1 Turkey[Hen] the
Trad. guys took 8 deer and 1 Turkey[Tom] DanaM your knife got a work out and done great
had lots of complaments on it.Some of the pictures was of the wheel kills but I made them leave the bows out [Ha]Hope you enjoy, I sure did.Life is good. :) O ya I did manage to get the self bow I was working on finished tillered and some tips glued on,didn't have much time to work on it,I was to busy skinning deer and cooking.Maybe some pictures of it next week.
   Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on September 25, 2007, 03:26:50 am
Grant was first to strike,then Keith.Also Micky Lotzs made it back from his road trip.and
breakfast Sat. morning. :)
   Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on September 25, 2007, 03:29:14 am
Breakfast,8ups first deer and Pappy.and the cooler Sat. morning.
   Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on September 25, 2007, 03:31:52 am
GregB ,Supper Sat. night.Grant with some sinew and skinning Deer. :)
   Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on September 25, 2007, 03:38:15 am
Terry's Turkey,Gregs deer and getting some meat ready for Sunday. :)
   Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on September 25, 2007, 03:42:08 am
Getting some meat ready for Sunday night,Skinning a Turcky and a couple of nice deer. :)
   Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on September 25, 2007, 03:48:43 am
The winners, Grant got overhaul Trad. and the winning wheel team.
   Pappy

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Post by: DanaM on September 25, 2007, 04:12:55 am
Dang Pappy looks like you folks had a great time. Congrats to all the guys on their deer ya even the wheelies ;)
Glad the knife worked for ya and held up to such a workout. 7 days and countin till the opener here.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Mickey on September 25, 2007, 06:18:37 am
Looks like y'all had a grand weekend Pappy. Lots of nice critters fell to well placed arrows. Good food, good company and good times. You have a little slice of heaven right there.  ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: BearG on September 25, 2007, 12:48:40 pm
Congrats to all.   Did ya leave any deer for Nov.? haha
Can't wait to get in on the fun.  We (I) start Oct. 6th my buddy put The Bear Stand in a great thick spot that should get them close. or at least I hope.  Great trail at 10yrd. and even some fresh early srapes and rubs.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pat B on September 25, 2007, 10:26:48 pm
You know you are a deer hunter when your skinning rack is right next to the kitchen. ;D


Mickey, If you think Pappy's place is a piece of heaven, you ought to see it in the spring. Maybe you can make the Tenn Classic(TOJam) next year.     Pat
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pat B on September 26, 2007, 07:32:30 am
Thanks Pappy. This is the first time I've ever written such a story. My old english teacher would be doing flips in her grave! :o     I didn't want to insult you with a redneck comment like calling you a red neck. ;D
    Pat
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: The Singing Bowyer on September 26, 2007, 11:28:21 am
Pappy,

I guess Grant will forever be the "People's Champion"...  ;D  He will go down in history with folks like Michael Jordan, Larry Byrd, and Joe Montana!
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on September 27, 2007, 05:34:19 am
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and did I tell you how good he cooks.   

Yeah, and he's even toned down the volcanic spices some for my benefit...what a nice guy and role model! ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on September 27, 2007, 05:38:39 am
Going to spend the day today on the 270 acres I have access to. Will be a great day. Gonna get some scouting done, hopefully cut some bow wood,
 and best off all build an oak fire and cook some dinner and then sit one of stands till dark. Season opens Monday. Life will be good today ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: makete on September 27, 2007, 07:58:54 am
Wow pappy that sure looked like a lot of fun. Nice cooler, is it electric of what? It looks like you all need more space to hang deer and such. Cant wait til I can get back into the woods. What is your deer limit? Keep the pics coming.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on September 27, 2007, 08:36:39 am
Ya it is electric,it is 12x16.Our limit is 3 does a day from Sept.22 till sometime early Jan.You
can bowhunt every day but 2 and that is the weekend of the youth hunt in early Nov.You
can take 3 bucks total but 1 has to be taken dunning the gun/muzzleloader season.You
can use your bow but it has to be dunning there season.The gun guys can take 2 bucks
and 3 doe a day also. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on September 28, 2007, 03:09:17 am
Friday again,I will be back at the cabin by 2 and in the woods by 3 if things go well,It's
hunting season now but life goes on there about the same,bows and arrows at night
and middle of the day and some good cooking going on.Got some fresh tenderloin ready
and waiting so it should be fun.Hope to skin some more deer also.We will see.Pictures
Monday. :) I still need to put a grip and make a string on the bow I have been working on so hope to get that done if the deer don't get in the way. ;D ;) Good luck to all and hope yall have a
good weekend. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pat B on September 28, 2007, 07:48:01 am
Pappy, I would send you luck for your weekend hunt but I think I'll keep it for myself. ::) At this point, I need it more that you! ;) I'll be heading out is an hour or so for my club in GA. At least we will have somewhat decent, cooler weather even though the moon will be bright all night.
  I do wish you and the gand good hunting this weekend. Hopefully I will have pics for Monday, also.     Pat
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: makete on September 28, 2007, 08:17:28 am
Good luck to all who will be hunting...... ;D ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on September 28, 2007, 08:20:31 am
Go get um Pat, hope you get a big one.Thanks Makete always use a little good wishes. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on October 01, 2007, 02:41:51 am
Had a great weekend,but I left in such a hurry this morning I forgot my camera,so Pictures
and story of the weekend in the morning.Very good time and a nice deer taken[not by me]
but by a fellow self bow hunter.Sorry. ;)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: jamie on October 01, 2007, 06:25:08 am
hey pappy next time you guys are butchering you should document it and post it on the how-to forum. i bet a lot of folks would love to see it step by step. i was planning on doing it if i ever get some time back out in the woods. but the way you guys are dragging in deer you may be better off doing it. peace
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on October 01, 2007, 06:28:36 am
I'll try and do that on the next one,assuming there is another. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DBernier on October 01, 2007, 07:19:26 am
Pappy, there always is a next one.   ;D  I am having so much fun watching the deer out back. Last night, 6:35, there were 5 of them close to the house. Two skippers and three nice Does. I check them from different areas of the property so they don,t pattern me. My wife saw them for the first time this year. Said, "Well lets go get one." OK, OK lets do it.

Dick
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on October 01, 2007, 11:24:26 am
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My wife saw them for the first time this year. Said, "Well lets go get one." OK, OK lets do it.

Sounds like a plan...good luck! :)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on October 02, 2007, 03:00:41 am
Well I remembered my camera today ,so here we go.Had a good weekend even tho it was hot.Got my Osage bow finished ,grip on string made and the tiller the best I thought I could do and keep weight.No deer at the cabin this week but one was missed by Mike a buddy of mine. Keith took a good buck Sat. morning on his farm across the river and Tristan a you lad in the club took his first with a bow. We eat good and had plenty of Bull around the fire so Life is still good
Hope you enjoy. ;) :)
   Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on October 02, 2007, 03:05:34 am
Them was Supper Friday night and the grip on the Osage I have been working.These are Friday night after the hunt,Tristan's first buck,Keith's buck and me with my Osage. :)
    Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on October 02, 2007, 03:12:11 am
Supper Sat. night,taters,Back strap and corn bread and some left over stew,Greg was off his veggie diet that night,and my 2 girls waiting on scraps. :)

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Post by: Pappy on October 02, 2007, 03:14:19 am
The Osage finished.See yall next week. :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DBernier on October 02, 2007, 05:09:51 am
That is a beautiful bow Pappy and a heck of an 8 pointer. He should be proud of it. Well gotta check on the animals.

Dick
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cowboy on October 02, 2007, 06:56:40 am
Nice bow, good eats, and darn nice buck! It's all good :).
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on October 02, 2007, 07:42:51 am
Tell Greg that those don't look like veggies in the fry pan :o ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on October 02, 2007, 07:45:17 am
I think a butchering how-to would be cool also, but I'm more interested in the proper
way of removing the sinew leg and especially the back sinew.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Otoe Bow on October 02, 2007, 09:50:43 am
Pappy:  I'll second what DanaM said.  I'd like to know how to remove sinew in some type of usable size and form.

Otoe
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: makete on October 02, 2007, 10:12:14 am
Good luck. Also would like to see how ya all do it.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on October 03, 2007, 03:03:48 am
Thought I was going to get the chance to show yall yesterday,had a big doe at 12 yards but like so many time something went wrong and no shot,I guess it just wasn't her day to die and
that is fine,maybe today. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on October 03, 2007, 05:38:43 am
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Tell Greg that those don't look like veggies in the fry pan

They were taters...I won't mention that they were fried. :)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on October 04, 2007, 03:04:29 am
In bacon grease.Hay taters are veggies aren't they. ;D
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on October 04, 2007, 04:13:22 am
Ya taters are a veggie more like a necessity in my house :)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Dustybaer on October 04, 2007, 05:39:56 am
i just read pages 35 to 40 (all the stuff i missed).  what a blast, what a thread.  congratulations to all successful hunters (and to grant in particular  ;D )   greg, my friend, that's a nice deer you got there.  i wish i could have been there to see all that (and maybe learn how to dress and skin a deer  ;D ).  well, maybe one day it will work out.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: mullet on October 04, 2007, 08:13:12 pm
  Well Pappy,If one of you guy's don't get a deer this weekend(highly unlikely) I have some legs frozen.I'll take some pictures taking out the sinew.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on October 05, 2007, 02:44:18 am
Dusdtybare,good to hear from you ant heard out of you in a while,yes we have a ball.Mullet
that would work on the leg.I usually don't save that anyway.I just save the back strap.I
do save the short tendon but not the whole thing.Well Friday again and I plan to be at the cabin by 2.Awful hot here to hunt,went yesterday and melted so I may just go out in the mornings and work on bows in the evening or do some stump shooting depending on the weather.Don't know
whats for supper yet but I will think of something.I think I have it all to myself this weekend
so it will be early to bed and early to rise and very peaceful.Sometimes I need that.Pictures
Monday.Yall have a good one and good luck to all that go out after them. ;) :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on October 05, 2007, 05:33:40 am

Good luck Mark, maybe I'll swing by this weekend if I get the chance. I woke up early this morning and decided to come on into work, might leave a little early this afternoon if I can. Just finished a huntin' story on Ryan's "Deer Hunting Update" thread. One of my favorite hunting memories.

We have a lot of those memories don't we? ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on October 05, 2007, 05:38:05 am

Oh yeah, forgot to thank Dustybaer...hope to see you in the spring! :)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on October 05, 2007, 06:44:18 am
Yes we do,good luck this weekend.See ya maybe Sat. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: 8up on October 06, 2007, 01:51:10 pm
I hope you killed a big one Pappy. But in this heat YuK!!  The does are making fun of me.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on October 08, 2007, 03:30:55 am
Didn't do any good with the deer ,but didn't hunt much.Went out for a couple of Hours Sat. and seen a couple of small bucks but no shot.I worked on bows and spent the weekend with
my son,hadn't seen him in a while so we watched Tn. foot ball .It was his 22nd birth day so
had a great weekend.Redoing my 56 in. hickory bow,recurving thye tips and making a new
grip.Finished the Mic. bow and plan to send it out Monday.Had some good fish ,taters and Brats.
It has been really hot here so maybe it will cool down this week and can get back in the woods. :)
   Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on October 08, 2007, 03:33:02 am
Supper Friday night,and working on the Hickory. :)
   Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on October 08, 2007, 03:36:10 am
Hanna getting ready for a ride,Touch down Tennessee. ;D and Beau just chilling.
   Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on October 08, 2007, 03:42:31 am
Hope yall had as much fun as I did.Life is Good. :)
   Pappy

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Post by: GregB on October 08, 2007, 05:47:48 am
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It was his 22nd birth day so
had a great weekend.

Doesn't seem like Beau should be 22! I didn't have any luck either this weekend other then bad. Didn't see any deer Saturday morning, and did not hunt the evening. During the day Saturday I went out to practice with my Copperhead bow like I've been doing a lot of this summer. Thought I heard a tic sound while at full draw. A close examination and I couldn't find anything wrong. Shot a couple of more arrows just fine before I put it up...but I wasn't completely convinced. Sunday morning before daylight I was about to head out to hunt, decided to flex the bow...second flex and the lower limb snapped in to! :'(

Although it wasn't the best performing bow I had made, it was the nicest looking bow I thought. Also April BOM winner...
I was able to harvest a couple of deer opening weekend with it. I plan to try and glue it back together and put on the wall. It was a challenging piece of wood, and whether it was problems in the wood or something that I had done during the making of it that caused it to blow, I sure hate to lose it. I had planned to retire it after this season. Oh well, I grabbed another selfbow and went out hunting anyway Sunday morning. No deer sighted...
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on October 08, 2007, 06:20:09 am
Sorry to hear that Greg,I know you liked that bow.There is always another.Ya you are right
it don't seem like he should be 22 but life moves on.He is flying out Sat. to Colorado to look at
a law school,man wouldn't that be cool.One more reason to go out west at least 1 more time
before I get to old. ;)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cowboy on October 08, 2007, 07:24:07 am
That's smellin good Pappy - when do we eat? Ya'll already ate - it takes awhile fer tha smell to drift over my way ;D.
  Have seen so many pictures of the club there, kinda feel like a fly on tha wall - like I've been there :). Maybe I'll make it out next year, that'd be good - I should already know where to find the tools, and food :D.

  Man - sorry to hear that too Greg! Must be like losing a limb or something - well maybe not that bad. Makes me wonder how long my first few will survive :-[, looks like ya'll got plenty of snakes around there though. Good thing you have a standby fer yer standby fer yer standby to hunt with ;D



Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on October 08, 2007, 08:15:41 am
Ya I know what ya mean about the kids growing my son turned 21 last month, he was home on leave a few weeks ago and now I won't see him until
probably Nov 2008. Thank god for the internet he sends pics all the time. Greg sorry about your bow, but at least you got to make meat with it.
Cowboy I plan on being at Pappy's for the 11th ToeJam hope you can make it.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on October 08, 2007, 11:38:02 am
Thanks guys, it was a special bow to me because of BOM. But it is/was just a bow, lots more wood out there to make bows from. Maybe Copperhead Bow II will be a better bow then the first. :)

Yeah Dana, it does make me feel better that I was able to get a couple deer with it first. ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: The Singing Bowyer on October 08, 2007, 01:09:27 pm
Greg,

Sorry to hear about about your little Copperhead. She did you right in her short life, though... Surely she has some kin somewhere in these TN woods!

I drove up to meet Pappy and Beau that evening and never saw a single deer between Nashville and the cabin, during the prime moving time (6-7PM). I think that is the first time, ever. A cold front is suppose to move in Wed, so let's hope it causes some changes...
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on October 09, 2007, 02:31:35 am
Cowboy/Dana yall come on down,I promos a good meal and lots of fun.Chad enjoyed our little visit and ya maybe this front will help things,we really need some rain and thought we were going to get some last night but now don't look like it,O WELL like my old uncle said when I ask him reckon it's ever going to rain,he said well I don't know Mark but it always has before. :)See yall soon and good luck with the hunting. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: medicinewheel on October 09, 2007, 04:51:35 am

keep thinking besides being a great bowyer you seem to be a darn great cook, too!!! - fell like pablow's dog when i watch these pictures  8)

frank
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: makete on October 09, 2007, 08:24:07 am
Know what you mean medicinewheel, I get hungry every time I come in here. I'm suprised every one there dont look a lot bigger in the middle ;). Of course they do alot of work ::). Wish I was there just to smell the cookin.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Otoe Bow on October 09, 2007, 12:49:33 pm
I know I'll never have a set-up close to Pappy's, but his weekly Monday posts have inspired me to do one thing, and that is to establish me a semi-permantent fire pit out near my "man-cave".  Fire, food and tools.  Life is Good. 

Thanks for sharing.

Otoe
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on October 10, 2007, 02:50:27 am
I cook OK if you like meat and grease and taters,and I do.Otoe I love my fire pit,it just
don't seem like camp without a fire. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on October 10, 2007, 05:24:58 am

"Gotta have fire!" ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on October 10, 2007, 10:49:25 pm
Yep! Fire, food, beer and goodfriends! Yep! Thats living!  ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on October 11, 2007, 05:01:06 am
Ya Tiller I can go with the fire and a cold beer,I would have to replace the girlfriend with a bow,
Joanie catch me with a girlfriend and I won't have a farm. ;D ;) She is pretty understanding
but not that understanding. :) :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on October 11, 2007, 06:25:07 am
Ahh Pappy he said 'goodfriends" not girlfriend ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on October 11, 2007, 07:36:32 am
Must have had to many cold beers ;D ;D.No I agree with him totally. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on October 11, 2007, 11:25:22 am

I've got a large venison roast in the crockpot that I put on last night and set on low. Seasoned up good and also several strips of bacon drapped across the top of it. Added a can of beef broth this morning before I left for work. My brother-in-law from Maine is stopping by tonight the first time he's been to Tn. in 10 years. Hope he likes deer roast...! :)

Taking off vacation tomorrow...headin' for the woods! ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: wolfsire on October 11, 2007, 11:48:03 am
Last few days I had me some venison sausage made with jalapenos and cheddar from a buck my uncle shot at 4 yards (74# bow) gett'n into his garden or something.  Aside from the cheese, no fat was added.  Having some what of a tollerance, I could taste the peppers, but man were those sausages good. Might be the best I've ever had.  :P
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on October 11, 2007, 04:55:08 pm
Please guys! Give me a break. I cant get out hunting this year or much in the future either. Your making me drool!  >:( :'(
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on October 12, 2007, 03:08:19 am
Friday again and I can't wait.Plan on working on my little Hickory and do some hunting.
The weather is nice so it should be a good weekend.I have to do some mowing Sat.
and that will finish that up for the year.I have to clean up the family grave yard,My
father, grand father,great grand father and great great grandmother are all there
and guess I will be someday.We have a Baggett family reunion Sunday and folks like to go over and look at it.I keep it up.I was wondering what was for supper tonight and yesterday I got lucky
so now I know what is on the menu.Deer tender loin.Got them soaking now.Just have to figure what to fix with it.Hope yall have a good one.Pictures Monday.Life is good. :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on October 12, 2007, 06:10:19 am
If ya get a chance pictures of backstrap sinew removal please :)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on October 12, 2007, 07:02:44 am
I will do that.Probably skin her Monday. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Hillbilly on October 12, 2007, 07:26:49 am
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I cook OK if you like meat and grease and taters

Is there any other kind of food?  ;D Those tenderloins look good, can't find much better eatin' than that.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on October 12, 2007, 09:38:18 am
Ya Hillbilly they are good especially when they are fresh.I let you know Monday if they are fitting to eat. ;D I figured the menu is Loin,fried taters and fresh greens,um um. ;)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Hillbilly on October 12, 2007, 10:06:51 am
Don't forget the cathead biscuits.... :)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on October 12, 2007, 07:26:46 pm

My brother picked up my brother-in-law from Maine from the airport last night and they dropped by for dinner. I had a deer roast that had been in the crockpot on low for about 24 hours. Wouldn't you know he doesn't eat venison?

I guess he enjoyed the mashed potatoes, green beans, biscuits, and pecan pie. The rest of us had meat as part of our meal. :)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on October 13, 2007, 12:10:16 am
Lets see hear! Now if preditors eat meat and prey animals eat vegies then that would put your brother in-law in the prey catagory? Hmmmm!!!! May want to keep him out of the woods durring hunting season!  ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on October 15, 2007, 03:19:03 am
Had a great weekend,no deer but some close encounters so that is good.Had my tender
loin Friday night,man it was good.Worked on my Hickory bow,got it tillered and tips and carp skins on,looking pretty good.Had to haul a little wood,man I go through the wood.Wonder why. ;D ;D
Had Wild Turkey breast rapped in beacon and greens and red beans for supper Sat. night.This
is really tough on my diet.Hope yall had a good one also.Got sister 2 ready for the hunt also
and took it out Sat. and Sunday.Done some stump shooting on the way back from the stand and shooting it pretty good.I think if I can get um close I will do fine with this one it shoots almost like sister 1 just a little more stack.Hope yall had a good one also.Life is good.
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on October 15, 2007, 03:27:26 am
Putting Carp skins on the Hickory and getting supper started for Sat. night.Turkey breast
rapped in beacon and cooked on the fire. :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on October 15, 2007, 03:29:01 am
Supper Sat. night.um um good.
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on October 15, 2007, 05:24:54 am
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Supper Sat. night.um um good.

Served on one of my mothers old plates. ;) I carried some stuff to the club that I thought could be used. Nice to see one of her old plates going to such a fine use! ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Otoe Bow on October 15, 2007, 07:35:03 am
These posts make my Monday Mornings.  Thanks for sharing Pappy. 

Our Church Youth Group is coming out to our place Wednesday night for a bonfire to kick-off Fall Break.  I'm going to take the opportunity to clear off a spot near my Man-Cave to build my own version of Pappy's fire pit.  No wild game to cook yet, but any kind of meat is a start.

I've got an oak board in the Man-Cave, a persimmon stave in the rafters and a hickory stave on the way.  I hope to make some shavings soon.  I also hope to sit a stand come Friday and/or Saturday morning. 

Otoe
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on October 15, 2007, 09:04:52 am
Got to start somewhere Otoe,and you are right any meat over an open fire is good. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: 8up on October 15, 2007, 10:34:55 am
Looks like you had a good time Pappy. I hunted saturday morning and had to pass on a 4pt and 6pt and a button buck. Didn't see any does.  The neighbors had a bunch of friends out riding dirtbikes and atv's all day and sunday so the deer were all hiding.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Mickey on October 15, 2007, 01:02:02 pm
Mark, glad to see the skins got put to good use. Definilty makes Hickory look better  ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pat B on October 15, 2007, 03:23:17 pm
Pappy, All that food looks quite good to me as always.  Especially at this time of year, a fire in the pit, good friends and good food make for a wonderful evening.
   I think carp skins make one of the most beautiful bow backings I've ever seen. It surely makes that hickory bow stand out in a crowd.    Pat
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: mullet on October 15, 2007, 04:13:22 pm
   Pappy,I sure do like the looks of those Carp skins.I wish we had them down here.The ones we do have are bought and protected.
   
   Greg,I'll send you some of my old plates if you fill one up like that and send it back. ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on October 16, 2007, 02:41:48 am
Yes I really like the skins and Mickey thanks again for them ,you didn't have to do that but
I do appreshate it.I made the grip last night and put a coat of Tru Oil on them and man
dose that make them stand out.Pat you are right there is nothing like good friends and good
food around a good fire.I love it.Mullet you need to come up and lets us feed you sometime
I know you would have a ball. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on October 16, 2007, 05:27:12 am
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Mullet you need to come up and lets us feed you sometime

...and you can eat out of one of my mothers plates, they compliment the good food! :)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: mullet on October 16, 2007, 04:41:23 pm
  I've already made plans for ToeJam.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on October 16, 2007, 10:05:05 pm
Hey Pappy! Looks like I may be able to make the Classic this year comming up.  Is there a cost to participate in the bow building competition you all put on? Wish I could have gone to the one last year. I'm still trying to work up to a heavy English warbow and just got some lams that might work out. Hope to at least be up to 80 or 90 lbs bow by the time I get there. Uhm! Might want to put up some armor plated targets!  ;D

David T
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on October 17, 2007, 02:46:30 am
Great love to see yall,tiller it is a $20.00 registration fee for the selfbow challenge and
the cost of the wood if you don't bring your own.For that you get to work in the shop all week and also shoot the 40 target range,also get to shoot the practice range all you want.It
is to help defer the cost, I go through several bandsaw blades and loads of sandpaper and
other supplyes.The wood you bring or bow blank can be floor tillered but no nocks cut in till Thursday morning.Then you shoot the bow Fri.Sat. or Sunday ,whenever it is ready for score.
We are all in the same bolt,shoot a bow you just tillered and haven't had time to tweak it.
It is a lot of fun.We also have all the other classes if you want to shoot in them ,longbow,
regular selfbow and recurve.You have to register for them also but some people like to compete in both the Selfbow challenge and one of the other classes also.Hope yall can make it.
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on October 17, 2007, 05:20:10 am
See you in May ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on October 17, 2007, 09:29:42 am
Can't wait.Me and GregB plan on doing some pictures of the deer butchering and saving the sinew
this evening,hope it will turn out OK .I will post some pictures probably on another thread in
the morning. :) Got to have some fresh meat for the weekend anyway. ;)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on October 17, 2007, 04:10:26 pm
Question for ya Pappy! How long does the Classic go for? Is it a whole week of fun a and frolicing? Also, what type of wood do ya have for the participants? Never worked on Ossage yet.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on October 18, 2007, 04:19:24 am
The shoot really starts Thursday but I am there all week along with several more.We had quite a
few come in on Monday and Tuesday.So anyone that wants to come on and make a week of it.
There are all kinds of wood there to buy or trade for.Greg and I usuall only have Hickory to sell
but I might come up with a piece of Osage. :)Gary Davis is there along with several others that have a lot of Osage to sell.If you come early you have the shop more to your self,it gets real crowed Thursday /Sunday. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on October 18, 2007, 05:54:17 am
Is Febuary to early to arrive ;) Gets real cold about then here :(
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on October 18, 2007, 06:20:21 am
Come on I will make room. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on October 18, 2007, 10:05:59 am
Uhm! This is going to sound dumb but what are they dates it takes place on? I will try to make it a bit early but have to see how things are going here on the home front.  Anyone know how hard it is and the best way to pack in a bow for an airline trip down there to Tennessee ? Will, the gooberment give me trouble carying such a deadly weapon into an airport?  ::)

David T
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: mullet on October 18, 2007, 04:58:08 pm
  David you can pack your bow in PVC pipe or better yet mail it 2 weeks before you go.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on October 19, 2007, 03:09:51 am
Told you someone would chime in.Well it is Friday again,got a big weekend planed,got
some fresh venison ready for the fire and I will come up with the rest when I get
to the cabin. The weather is supposed to be good this weekend so I plan on some good
hunting.I want to finish my little Hickory bow and am laying out another Osage,just
need to finish chasing a growth ring and it will be ready to lay out a bow.Got a friend
coming down to hunt with me and finish his Hickory I think all he likes is a grip so
maybe we can get that done if skinning deer don't get in the way[HOPE IT DOSE] ;D
Hope yall have a good one and good luck to all.Life is good. ;)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: mullet on October 19, 2007, 07:17:03 pm
    Good luck Pappy.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Mickey on October 19, 2007, 07:29:22 pm
Good luck Pappy.

Dianne and I and our son are headed out in the morning for northwest Wisconsin to hunt with ol 46 George Nagel.

Gee in less than a month well have gone from southern Mississippi/Louisiana to Wisconsin. The Arabs love me.  ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on October 22, 2007, 03:11:28 am
Good luck Mickey,you are one traveling man. ;D Had another great week end,no deer but some pretty good action.Got the grip put on my Hickory bow and also put on on Derrell's bow.I also
put some horn tip overlays on his bow.Got my Osage to a growth ring and laid out.Had lot of good cooking and done some stump shooting.Darrell killed his first deer with trad. gear,wasn't
a self bow but with a re curve,He was excited and I was to for him.He has hunted hard for 2 years
for a trad. kill.It ant as easy as some might think.Darrell also worked on some of the shoot arrow Pat gave him at the classic,he got them straight and some trade points tied on,all they need now is fletching.Here are some pictures. :)Life is good. ;)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on October 22, 2007, 03:15:23 am
That was deer hind quarter turned into steaks,also my Hickory bow grip and the Osage down to a growth ring. :) I had a bunch of wet wood Friday so I had to break out the blower,Man that will get you some coals in a hurry.and supper Friday night.
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on October 22, 2007, 03:18:08 am
Darrell working on his arrows and supper.
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on October 22, 2007, 03:20:30 am
Osage laid out and getting supper ready for Sat. night. :)
    Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on October 22, 2007, 03:23:03 am
Had good coals for Sat. night,I made sure of that. ;D
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on October 22, 2007, 03:25:45 am
Me putting tips on Darrell's bow ,Him with the bow and the grip.It turned out nice. :)
Till next week.Hope yall have a good one. :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cowboy on October 22, 2007, 05:45:01 am
Looks good Pappy! Them carp skins on yer hick look nice too. Cooler weather headed your way - this front dropped temps here bout 25 degrees.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on October 22, 2007, 05:52:33 am
Can't wait,we are also supposed to get 2 or 3 days of rain and we can sure use it. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DCM on October 22, 2007, 08:05:44 am
Pappy I've been enjoying your pictorial blog.  We seem to share a number of passions: food, bowyering, hunting.  Others no doubt, appretiate your descretion on posting pics of that!  LOL  Too late on the rain.  Growing season just about over.  First frost should be any day now.  Just makes everything muddy, although it will help my greens and rye in the food plots.  Has your clover field greened up?  One I hunt over was so parched I don't think I'll see any fall clover on it.  Like the width profile on Derrell's hickory bow.  Your carp skins turned out extra nice.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on October 22, 2007, 08:21:48 am
Yes we got some rain a week or so ago and my clover is nice and thick,my greens and oats are up but there is so little to eat as far as mass crop goes unless it grows faster they will eat it all up before it has a chance to get bigger.Seen 14 in one of the food plots last week and 7/8 in one
Friday.I have about 3 acers of greens and Oats spread around the place in about 1/2 acers spots.and 3 or 4 acers of clover that is doing well.I also have about 90 acers of cut corn fields
and the other 300 or so is all woods and thickets.The brouse is about all dried up so they are hitting the plots in force.They usually don't use them much until late winter,this year is a little different. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on October 22, 2007, 08:47:40 am
Winter ??? What day is winter down there ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Stonedog on October 22, 2007, 08:49:22 am
Very cool thread......

Thanks for sharing......those really are the best weekend ain't they?
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on October 22, 2007, 11:20:23 am

As always, the food looked great! I'm missing not getting in on much of that good eating here lately. Was hoping to run by with a deer Saturday night, but it didn't work out. Seems like the foodplots are really beginning to kick in. The buck I saw Saturday evening made three different scrapes around and in my plot.

Saw the hickory bow with carp skins, those skins look awesome! ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Otoe Bow on October 22, 2007, 11:30:02 am
Pappy:  Love the leaf-blower pic. Sometimes "Anti-primitive" is the way to go.  Beats fanning it with your hat. 

Once again your Monday morning posts have made my day.

I did get a chance to make a few shavings this weekend.  I might be able to salvage the persimmon wood after all. 

Otoe
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DCM on October 22, 2007, 11:44:00 am
Same here on the food plots Pappy.  I had a big second growth of sunflowers, bushhogged for doves in August.  Deer were after them in a big way a couple of weeks ago.  Couldn't figure what they were after in there until I went and looked.  Some of my greens and rye are getting hit hard, but look pretty sad for want of water anyway.  Need to check my clover field again I reckon.  We've had some good rains and warm days.  I think they cut the hay off 2 weeks ago so maybe I'll have some clover in there after all.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cowboy on October 23, 2007, 05:27:50 am
Hehe, sounds like you and Greg both live in the woods Pappy :). I'm about to break down and do some huntin in my back yard too. Got a feeder set up 120 yards from my back door (their not pets by any stretch of the imagination) but nice to look at while havin morning coffee. Get tired of driving 100 miles round trip daily to the lease and not see nothin........
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on October 23, 2007, 09:52:56 am
Ya we do kink of live in the country,but it is only 5 min. drive to my farm from the house
so the drive ant bad.I just don't feel right hunting in my back yard,even tho if I see that big one again I may get over it. ;D ;) I have about 7 arcers there joined by about 50 more I could hunt
if I wanted to.I feel pretty lucky to have lots of places to hunt,Just hope that last as long as I live.
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on October 23, 2007, 11:33:43 am

Pappy, I'd like to plan a Nov. weekend hunt with you and get in on some of that good cookin' by fire! Maybe do a little scrapping as well... ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on October 23, 2007, 05:38:28 pm
Pappy please keep in mind Greg is on a diet, veges only or you could have Ron bring some KFC ;) ;D >:D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on October 24, 2007, 02:49:01 am
DanaM I think his diet goes out the window when he gets away from home.We will
do that Greg.I have the youth hunt this weekend and the boys from Ohio next week.
I am off Nov. 5-9 and Nov. 19-23.I plan on doing some scraping this weekend between
cooking for the kids so come down and visit. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: makete on October 24, 2007, 08:51:19 am
Real winter is from about Mid.Dec.Through mid Feb. even then it ant usually to bad. :)
   Pappy
Just saw our first snow flakes today, commin down with the rain.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on October 24, 2007, 11:20:46 am

Dana, I don't think a couple of lean venison backstrap steaks to go along with the veggies would be too bad for me...I'll eat lite the week prior!  ;D

Sounds good Pappy, I'll look and see if I can't schedule a day of vacation maybe during that timeframe. ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on October 24, 2007, 11:46:31 am
Greg I'm just jealous no backstraps in my freezer yet >:(
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on October 24, 2007, 12:53:31 pm
Would someone tell me whats so great about dear backstrap? Never tried it and have no idea why its so special.  ???
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: The Singing Bowyer on October 24, 2007, 02:22:07 pm
Think of backstraps like our love handles. You can diet and exercise, lose weight, and still have that little bit of fat on the side. No matter what you do, they stay tender and soft.

Think of backstraps as love handles on the deer.... they stay nice and tender. Can't beat 'em!
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on October 24, 2007, 06:00:05 pm
Anyone know where I can purchase some dear backstrap to try out? I'm up in WA State and dont think I will be able to get out and go huntin anytime soon.

David T

PS: All this talk of food is getting me hungary!  ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on October 25, 2007, 02:56:56 am
I like it all but back straps are special.Snowing already makete,where are you from ?
Tiller it can't be sold but if you come visit I can fix you some up.It is the loin that runs
down the back bone,if you made chops it would be that round piece in the middle of a
chop.um um. ;) ;D Going to have some this weekend. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on October 25, 2007, 04:50:29 am
Pappy makete is about 50 miles north of me here in da UP eh.
Right on Lake Superior and I'm on Lake michigan. 33 deg here on the lake down
in the 20's inland.
Just rub it in on backstraps Pappy ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on October 25, 2007, 05:51:56 am
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Just rub it in on backstraps Pappy

Pappy, I might try and swing by this Saturday and contribute to the dinner, its been at least a week since I've had any backstraps... ;D

I'll bring some venison brats...got any dry wood to burn? ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on October 25, 2007, 06:02:34 am
No but with the leaf blower I can get a fire. ;D ;D I may make a big pot of stew or soup.
With venison and maybe some moose burger.Ya now that is what I am talking about. ;D :D
Ya it has been a day or 2 since I have had backstrap also. ;D
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on October 25, 2007, 11:20:46 am
Great idea on the stew or soup...I can hardly wait! ;)  Maybe some dutch oven cobbler might be in order for desert? ;D

And if any of the youth get a deer...fried tenderloin for breakfast along with the eggs and biscuits! ;D ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on October 25, 2007, 03:30:29 pm
I will try to be there for the Classic! Keep them backstraps tender!!!  ;D  Hmmm! How you guys set for salmon?

David T
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on October 25, 2007, 04:52:38 pm
Salmon, here i thought you would be bringing Marie and Sarah some of that fancy soap you make.
Besides I think they like their whine or is it wine ;)  >:D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on October 25, 2007, 06:48:07 pm
  ;D  I'll bring some mead I am going to brew soon! Should hit 21% Alc. content with the recipie I'm looking at.  >:D  HEHEHEHEHE!!!  (Hicup!) Tiny bubbles....in the MEad!!!  ;D ;D ;) ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pat B on October 25, 2007, 09:18:19 pm
David, I'll help you with the salmon if nobody else wants any. Smoked or jerky? ::) 8)      Pat
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on October 26, 2007, 12:48:02 am
Smoked of course! Actually to tell the truth I have not been able to go fishing either....(Sigh!)  But I will make some honey mead!  Just wish I had more time to hunt and fish. These ladies keep bothering me to make more soaps and lotions!!!! Cant get them to let me out of the store. Uhm! By the way can one of you mail me a hack saw. These chains they have on me are really starting to chafe!!!  :o

Oh! Also, anyone know what fragrance Marrie and Sarah like in soaps and lotions? They say the way to a ladies heart is through thier bath products!  ;D

David T
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on October 26, 2007, 02:46:41 am
Salmon sounds good and of course I would love to try the Honey mead,Well Friday
again.Got big plans for the kids,Haven't heard how many are coming but no matter we will have a big time.I plan to do a little scouting on the other side of the road where the kids won't be and work on an Osage bow I have started.Also maybe finely finish my little Hickory.I am the camp cook
for the weekend so I guess I will be busy.It is raining again here but is supposed to be pretty this weekend ,hope so.Kids don't like foul weather.Planing on hunting this evening if I can get every thing ready for the kids and have time left.I would like to give it one more try before the guns come out.After the youth hunt it take a few day for the deer to settle back down.They ant use to that around my place .It is Trad or selfbow only all other times of the year so it take a little
while for them to settle down.Yall have a good one.Life is good. ;) :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on October 29, 2007, 03:23:59 am
Ha d a great weekend with the kids.Finished my Hickory and got the Osage straightened and back set in and ready to tiller.Had some great food as you will see and the boys made meat.Case
missed a big doe Sat evening but made up for it Sunday morning with his first buck.115lb 6 point.
Peter couldn't find his 2 chances in the scope.Kids they have to learn.Here are some pictures.By
the way these boy are 7 years old.the OTHER YOUNG MAN [Chance] That was supposed to come was grounded for by grades I hated it but they have to learn work first and then fun. :) ;) Chad
also showed up Friday night and roughed out a Hickory bow took off a couple of hours of draw knife work.We had Brats,taters and fried Chicken for Friday night supper. ;D
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on October 29, 2007, 03:32:40 am
O YA and my fancy tater slicer. ;D The boys Friday night,and breakfast started Sat. morning,county ham and eggs  :)
    Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on October 29, 2007, 03:35:57 am
Fresh back strap ,getting it ready for supper Sat. night and had to cut some wood[Man I go through a lot of wood] and just getting started on the Osage.
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on October 29, 2007, 03:38:47 am
Teaching the boys to skin a snake,my Osage after flood tillering and straightening  and putting in the backset. :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on October 29, 2007, 03:42:47 am
And of course my girls.Supper Sat. night was Deer backstraps,Taters,brown beans with ham scraps and bisquits.My Osage on the tiller stick,first pull.needs a little work. ;) :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on October 29, 2007, 03:47:34 am
O YA we had peach pie also.Another young man ,one of our club member son Levi took a 5 point
Sat. evening and Hunter another young man in our club took a big doe and our boys with the thumb down after the miss. :) and backstrap on the fire.
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on October 29, 2007, 03:54:11 am
Supper Sat. night and success Sunday morning. ;D
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on October 29, 2007, 05:35:27 am
Looks like yall had a great weekend! Congrats to the youngun's!

Wish I could have made it... :)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cowboy on October 29, 2007, 08:00:36 am
Looks like ya'll had a blast Pap - good folks, good food as usual. My stomachs growling :). I'll be taking the nephews huntin within the next several weeks, hope we fare as well.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on October 29, 2007, 08:16:01 am
Looks like the boys had a grand time, and I'm sure the memories will last a long time.
Food looks great as always
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Otoe Bow on October 29, 2007, 10:12:56 am
Pappy:  It looks like fall and cooler weather have finally arrived in your neck of the woods. 

Where are you getting the snakes at this time of year?  Oklahoma has a year round season on some species (I think copperheads are one), but rattlers have a specified season.  I wouldn't even know where to look for copperheads this time of year. 

I finally saw a deer from my stand Friday morning, but it remained out of range at about 125 yards, I know their starting to move around here now that the weather has finally turned seasonal.  It was either a big doe or a spike buck.  Still too dark to tell for sure and I normally don't take bino's with me when I bow hunt.  Either way, it gave me hope to stay at it.   

It looks like you had another great weekend at the club.  It's good to see pictures of the youth involved.  It looks like you have a great place for a family to spend time together.   
Keep the pictures coming.  You've made my Monday. 

Otoe
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on October 29, 2007, 10:31:40 am
Ya the weather has finely got better,highs in the 60s lows in the 40s all this week.I had that snake in the freezer for about a month ago.The county road crew saves them for me.You can't
hunt them anytime in Tn.I love having the kids down and it kind of supprizes the deer because that is the only time I let anyone use a gun or compound for that matter.The food plots are really kicking right now ,not much else for them to eat because of the late freeze in the spring and the supper dry,hot summer. :)I plan to get back after them this week,it is my favorite time of the year just before the rut kicks in,after the rut comes in the bucks can be anywhere. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on October 29, 2007, 11:51:34 am

I don't know which pictures I enjoy the most...deer, bows, or the food! ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pat B on October 29, 2007, 11:57:57 am
Greg, We all know the answer to that question! ;D The deer and bows are running a close 2nd and 3rd.

Pat
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: The Singing Bowyer on October 29, 2007, 02:52:15 pm
Yep....a few hours on stand watching deer, roughing out a piece of hickory, and watching a little "Quigley" while we ate brats, taters, and fried chicken. Now that is living! I wish I could've stayed the whole weekend...

At least I got that piece of hickory floor-tillered. I am gonna put some heat to it tonight and get the twist out.

Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on October 30, 2007, 02:28:53 am
Ya Chad all we needed was a little picking and grinning.Maybe next time.Good luck
on your trip.Pat you are right about GregB. ;D ;D
  Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on October 30, 2007, 05:30:42 am
Okay, I admit it...my mother used to wake my brothers and I up to go to school in the morning by telling us that the "hot biscuits are ready!". :) The only time I get that kind of good country cooking anymore is usually down at Pappy's. ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: mullet on October 30, 2007, 08:34:26 pm
  Ohhhh..,you lucky,,,,whininnnng,,,, ::) ::) ::) :-[ :-X :-\ :'( :'( :'(vega ??? ??? ??? ???wayyywaayyy ;D ;D ;) ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on October 31, 2007, 06:29:16 am
And I have him on a diet. ;) ;D
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: BearG on October 31, 2007, 01:55:04 pm
Mark glad to see the boys did good.  Bet little Brother (Terry) was proud as punch.  T minus 3 days and counting cant wait !!!!!
 :D :D :D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on November 01, 2007, 02:34:23 am
Can't wait,see yall Sat. morning.Don't know whats for supper,if it is like normal the first day yall are
there it might be a liquid diet. ;D ;D ;)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on November 02, 2007, 02:33:51 am
Friday again and I am already ready to get out of here,heading to the cabin for 9 days.
I have some friends coming in from Ohio that I haven't seen for a while so it should be
fun.Plan on finishing my Osage and other than that just relax and hunt.The weather is supposed to be nice so the hunting should be good.I will have plenty of pictures but you will have to wait a week,I won't be back till the 12th.Hope yall have a good one and I will see yall in a week.
Life is good. ;) :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on November 02, 2007, 05:43:12 am

Best of luck to yall, I'll try and swing by sometime while they're down. ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Otoe Bow on November 05, 2007, 11:34:35 am
The 12th?    :(  Today's only the 5th.  Quick, somebody post some pic's of food and bows.  Surely someone from Pappy's club can take up the slack until he gets back.  It's Monday, someone throw me a bone please.  :'(

All kidding aside, have a great time Pappy.

Otoe
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on November 12, 2007, 03:14:08 am
Well I am back for a week and then I am off again.Had a great week off,had some friends down from Ohio and Indiana.I took a doe first day of the hunt and cook and catered to them the rest of the week.Worked on my Osage bow and got it braced,got the little Hickory finished,finely and put tip overlays on an Osage and Ironwood for the boys.Steve got his Hickory floor tillered and I heat treated it and put in a little backset.Greg got an Ironwood started so we had a good week. They missed 6 shots durning the week but had a good time,no deer for them but they all had
the chance.We had soap,Chile Wild Turkey and deer steak every night.So we ate good.Only
rained 1 night so I had to do the Turkey in the skillet,it turned out OK.here are some pictures.
Here are some of the supplies for the week.
   Pappy


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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on November 12, 2007, 03:18:23 am
Turkey the first night,home made soup the second.My doe,by the way it was with Sister
snake bow and Greg working on the Ironwood bow.
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on November 12, 2007, 03:22:19 am
The guy in the picture is a good friend and even tho the buck was taken with a smoke pole
I thought I would post it. He is 77 and still hunts with recurve and smoke pole,hope I can still do that at that age. Greg cutting out the Ironwood.
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on November 12, 2007, 03:26:09 am
Also there was my Osage almost ready to brace.Steve starting on his Hickory.Brother Bear,
My girl friend and my Other girl friend.
     Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on November 12, 2007, 03:28:24 am
Supper one night,I don't even know witch one,they alll ran together.
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on November 12, 2007, 03:35:12 am
Cooking in the kitchen,snacks and Chile for the next day,it had 4 lbs. of Moose burger in it
that came from GregB.
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on November 12, 2007, 03:39:24 am
Supper another night,a friend with a nice buck taken with a smoke pole,he gave me the deer and Steve working on his Hickory.You wonder where I get all my meat,I love trophy hunters. ;D ;)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on November 12, 2007, 03:43:49 am
O ya,my Hickory bow was the first picture,I will post the all on the bow site.Grant took a buck
Thursday so he done supper Friday night,stuffed peppers,deer roast and cornbread.
    Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on November 12, 2007, 03:48:37 am
Grant's 6 point,my Hickory at brace and full draw and supper the last night.I was the only
one hunting with a self bow but that is fine with me, the only rule I have is no wheels
or powder unless it is a youth hunt and none of us are youth. :) :) Well is a week I get
to do it again. :)  Life is good. :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on November 12, 2007, 05:21:39 am
Looks like a great week pappy, hunting with good friends and lotsa food ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: BearG on November 12, 2007, 07:27:12 am
Life was Good,  had a great time.  Saw a lot of deer.  Missed a few.  Ate like a King!!!  Thanks to Mark and Grant.  And as always
hated to leave.
thanks for a great time Pappy!!! :D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on November 12, 2007, 11:04:27 am

Looks like yall had a great time eating...and I'm sure the hunting was good too!  ;D

Did you get that other hornbeam bow reflexed?
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on November 13, 2007, 05:31:20 am

I got in the mood to work with leather Sunday...made 10 bowstringers for the Tn. Classic. ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on November 16, 2007, 02:37:45 am
Well it is Friday again and I am headed to the cabin this evening and will be there till
Thanksgiving.Then back Friday for the weekend after so I won't be here for a week or so.
Gun season opens Sat. so I get to listen to all that noise but most times it makes hunting
better,all the deer run to my place [They feel safe there] >:D Plan on some cooking and finishing my Osage also got some deer to cut up.Planed on doing that Wend. but had a little problem with my cousin hung in a tree so now I need to finish that up and get it rapped,might
even cook some of it. :) ;) Hope yall have a good week and great Thanksgiving and I will take to yall in a week and I am sure there will be plenty of pictures.Life is good.
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on November 16, 2007, 05:28:09 pm
Have a great thanksgiving Pappy! Uhm, what was your cousin doing hung up in a tree?  ???
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: RG on November 19, 2007, 03:49:56 pm
Pappy called braging he completed the triple crown he got a doe with his locust bow think he was hinting for me to let everyone know

Ron
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on November 26, 2007, 04:13:14 am
Well I am back after a week of hunting and working on bows,and cleaning up around the
cabin.Went home for Thanksgiving and then went at it again for a few days.Had Knothead
down for the first weekend then GregB and Anthony and Grant for the rest.We had a great time ,ate well and had some close encounters with the deer.I took another doe Monday but still no horns[Can't eat them anyway]Help My nephew built a bow and laid out a IW for myself.I also finished tillering the Osage I have been working on.Greg got one tillered and another laid out and straightened and floor tillered.Anthony got his Osage out to 24 inches and is looking good.
Got all the leaves up and burnt at the Cabin so things are coming along.Here are some pictures.
The first pictures is some of Greg's brats boiled in beer and the cooked over the fire.um um.
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on November 26, 2007, 04:16:41 am
My nephew's bow Hickory 25@21 he had to build a bow for a school project,and another supper.
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on November 26, 2007, 04:22:47 am
Hanna likes to set under my bench.My IW cut out and my doe taken Monday morning.And
some more brats.
    Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on November 26, 2007, 04:34:05 am
Brats in veggies and my little Hickory getting its chance to go to the woods.It acutely got to miss a big doe Friday evening[I am sure it was the bow] ;) ;D
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on November 26, 2007, 04:36:55 am
Greg floor tillering an IW bow and on the tiller stick,Me working on a Osage  and an IW straightened. :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on November 26, 2007, 04:40:01 am
O ya and a deer roast in the crock pot for the supper meal.My Osage on the tiller tree and Greg
cooking breakfast,that boy don't miss a meal. ;D
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on November 26, 2007, 04:46:39 am
Also there was Anthony working on his Osage and Grant just resting.Anthony busting wood and some Thanksgiving left overs.Didn't have to cook one night.Also Moose chili for Wend. night
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pat B on November 26, 2007, 08:11:49 am
Pappy, I really hate to see you guys suffer so much on these long weekends. Hunting season will be over soon so ya'll will finally be able to relax for a change. ;)      Pat
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on November 27, 2007, 02:43:10 am
Ya Pat it is a tough life,have to get up and hunt,kill deer and then have to fool with them and still try and come up with something good for supper.I don't know how much more of this I am going
to be able to stand. ;) ;D
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Hillbilly on November 27, 2007, 08:29:59 am
Well, somebody's gotta do it  ;D......Looks like Hanna's developed a bad case of yaller dandruff, too.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Justin Snyder on November 27, 2007, 08:48:20 am
Now I remember why I liked hanging out with Greg while we were helping kids with bows. He never let me miss a meal.  ;D Well that and he is just a nice guy.  Justin
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on November 27, 2007, 11:40:13 am
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Now I remember why I liked hanging out with Greg while we were helping kids with bows. He never let me miss a meal.   Well that and he is just a nice guy.  Justin

Yeah right Justin...you're just trying to butter us up for another stave this year! ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Justin Snyder on November 27, 2007, 03:41:11 pm
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Now I remember why I liked hanging out with Greg while we were helping kids with bows. He never let me miss a meal.   Well that and he is just a nice guy.  Justin

Yeah right Justin...you're just trying to butter us up for another stave this year! ;D
Dang, I try to be nice and I catch grief.  I wont make that mistake again.  >:D Justin
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on November 27, 2007, 03:51:14 pm
Keep slathering it on Justin! Theres a Stave in there somewhere!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pat B on November 27, 2007, 10:32:47 pm
but he will try to hit you up another stave! ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on November 30, 2007, 03:02:04 am
Finely Friday,Had a tough week at work [CDL audit] so working with the State is always
a pain.But it is over and I am headed to the cabin this evening to do a little hunting and
scrap on some bows for relief.I don't have any big plans other than put some tip overlays and grip on my Osage and maybe if I am lucky kill a deer.I have a back strap from my last doe laid
out so I plan on cooking it.Don't know if I will have any company but if I do there will be
plenty.May have to cut some wood the pile is about gone.Yall have a good weekend and I will
have some pictures next week. ;) :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on December 03, 2007, 03:07:40 am
Had a great weekend,I didn't kill any deer but GregB came through.Big A came over Sat. along with Greg and we worked on bows after the morning hunt,We got so caught up in it we didn't hunt Sat. evening.We finished tillering 3 bows and I put grip and tips on the Osage I have been working on.I also made my famous Steak and gravy [There goes Gregs diet]for Sat. night.Friday night I was by myself so I fried up some backstrap and taters.Life is Good.
   Pappy


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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on December 03, 2007, 03:09:48 am
Grip and tips, and the start of supper.and Gregs doe.
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on December 03, 2007, 03:14:22 am
All 3 bows at full draw.Gregs is IW I think 62 n-n and about 53 at 27  Big A's is Osage
64 n-n and around 55 at 27 and mine is Osage 68 n-n and 50 at 26.They all shoot nice.
My girls waiting for some droppings and what is left of supper. :) :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: The Singing Bowyer on December 03, 2007, 06:26:58 am
Looks like you boys had fun, and Big A's tiller looks sweet! My Mountaineers screwed up there chances of playing for the national title Sat. I would have been better off scraping some bows with you boys...of course, that is alway the better choice.  ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cowboy on December 03, 2007, 09:46:15 am
Looks like the good life! All those bows look great too. Ya'll are going to have to start a strenious PT routine if ya keep eating that good - hmm maybe at least a mile of hiking up and down those hills, 10 laps up and down the tree stand, and drag two dead deer a half mile back to camp. That aught to get the ole ticker to pumpin ;D.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on December 03, 2007, 09:56:19 am
We do quite a bit of that also cowboy,except for the laps around the stand thing. ;D ;)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on December 03, 2007, 11:25:57 am
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Ya'll are going to have to start a strenious PT routine if ya keep eating that good - hmm maybe at least a mile of hiking up and down those hills, 10 laps up and down the tree stand, and drag two dead deer a half mile back to camp. That aught to get the ole ticker to pumpin

Well, the deer draggin' usually consists of getting the deer to the nearest trail the Cabota can reach! ...huntin' with Sadie takes care of the laps up and down the tree stand and the hiking up and down the ridges...not very successful about the actual harvesting of deer though with her around. ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Otis on December 03, 2007, 06:09:11 pm
Pappy, only one picture of the peppers? You guys could use some more of those with all of that other good food.                                   David
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on December 03, 2007, 06:45:03 pm
Question for ya Pappy! Are there any wild boar or pigs down your way? If so, how does a person from WA able to get in on a hunt of them piggies?

Thanks
David T
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on December 04, 2007, 02:39:33 am
Otis we have plenty of peppers,I don't put much in the food cause GregB is a wuss.We
just add as you want.David there aren't any pigs right in my area [yet] But just east of us
40-50 miles there are some areas to hunt.I am not sure what you have to do to hunt them but a lot of it is on public land and I think you can hunt them any time.I will check with a couple of my friends that hunt there and try and find out. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: The Singing Bowyer on December 04, 2007, 06:32:19 am
David,

It depends what you are looking for. There are several hunting lodges east of Nashville that offer quality hunts, and is usually $600-$700 for a weekend hunt with lodging and meals.

If you are looking to hunt public lands, The Big South Fork Recreational Area seems to be about the most promising. It is some rugged land, but I did see plenty of sign when I hiked around in there. The season opens sometime in either late Jan or Feb. There is also hunting on public lands in the Cherokee WMA, mostly south of the Hiawasse River. There are specific hunt dates/weekends spread throughout the season.

I hunted the Caronyah Hunting Lodge a few years back, and was very satisfied. They let me roam by myself...no guns...no dogs. They have over 2000 acres, a comfortable lodge, and 5 generations of family that will take good car of ya......

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g249/slaglesound/NewBoar.jpg)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on December 04, 2007, 03:29:19 pm
Wow! Chad that sounds great! I will start saving up to go hog hunting. Nice boar ya go there too.

David T
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on December 05, 2007, 04:39:04 am
David you come kill um and I will cook um. yum yum piggy. ;D ;D
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on December 05, 2007, 01:03:56 pm
I was hopin that durring TOEJAM I could find a hog nearby so we could roast it on a spit!  But allas, It sounds like there are no piggies close by!!!  :'(
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on December 05, 2007, 02:29:42 pm
So, whats the regs on turkey hunting arround that time of year?

David T.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on December 06, 2007, 01:21:11 pm
Hmmm! $150 Wow thats pricy for hunten! I think its like $25 up here.  May just hold off on the hunting untill I can go closer to home.

David T.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Coo-wah-chobee on December 06, 2007, 02:29:17 pm
 C,mon David. Yer a outta state hunter.$150 aint that much ;)..........bob
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on December 06, 2007, 03:14:11 pm
Plight of the small buisness owner, my friend! Have buisness but not much else.  >:(
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on December 10, 2007, 08:24:25 am
Had a great weekend,didn't do much hunting but got a lot of time in the bow shop.I made a pot of Moose chili for Friday night,man it was good.Cook some pork cutlets and deer sausage and bisquits for breakfast Sat. morning.Then Deer backstrap and veggies for Sat. night.Keith got his IW bow started and out to brace.Big A got his Osage finished and GregB got his IW started on the tiller stick all are looking good so far.We cut some wood Sat. and had some child labor get involved to help.I let Case hunt the bottoms with his Muzzloader Sat. evening [He is only 7 years old] and
he took a 118lb. doe.He was so proud and so was I. ;DMade a great shot.This was his 2nd. for the year.We also started a Osage me and A and Greg plan to auction off at the classic.It had some worm holes in it and as you will see when we laid it out me missed one and got the other in the handle,sometimes you just have to work with problems and sometimes you can work around
them. :) All in all it was a great weekend.Life is good. :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on December 10, 2007, 08:26:04 am
Supper,Keith's and A's bow.
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on December 10, 2007, 08:27:51 am
A's bow and our help for the wood cutting. :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on December 10, 2007, 08:30:49 am
Keith's bow at brace,A  chaseing a ring on the auction bow.Greg's IW started and Chase's
big doe. :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Justin Snyder on December 10, 2007, 08:33:19 am
Buy a lic. and you can take 3 Tom's.I think the lic. are around 150.00 for 7 day big game and around 225.00 for the hole season from Feb.08 till Jan 09. it includes All seasons including
Deer in the fall. :)
   Pappy
Dang David, that winds up $50 per turkey, that is cheap.  If you get the $225 that includes deer you wind up like $25 per animal you can legaly shoot.  How much do you think it will take to fill your truck with gas to go scout the local areas? ???  Justin
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on December 10, 2007, 08:33:50 am
Case's deer,the Osage laid out around the worm holes and Greg thinning it down to get ready to straighten and floor tiller.
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cowboy on December 10, 2007, 09:50:21 am
Pappy, what do you think about worm holes in Hickory? Can you get away with em?
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on December 10, 2007, 10:19:34 am
I don't trust worm holes in anything,knot hole are fine cause the grain kind of grows down into them but worm holes are like you drilled a hole and can pull up a splinter at the hole.We had planed
on drilling these out and put a plug in them with some good glue but managed to work around them.I have rapped them before with sinew but since we were going to raffle this one off we didn't want it rapped, al tho I have done that several time with good success.I would recommend doing something to a worm hole before you bend it much,either plug it or get it close to floor tiller and rap with sinew or back it with something,it just ant worth the chance.I have heard some say it will be OK but for me it ant worth it to even try.
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cowboy on December 10, 2007, 03:36:51 pm
Thanks Pap! I'm gonna chase as many of them out as I can then back it with something. These holes aren't you're typical wood bore, their tiny little holes somewhere between 1/32" and 1/64". We'll see - hope she don't blow ;D.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on December 11, 2007, 04:23:14 am
We find them is some of our Hickory ,there are some little black nats that get on it.We have tried to seal it and that won't even stop them.Seem like they do it right after you take the bark off.
The little holes may not matter as much but I would at least fill them with super glue and pack
them with sawdust or would back it as you said. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on December 11, 2007, 03:42:31 pm
I'm a cheap Ba@#$% Justin!  ;D  The plane ticket to ToeJam is going to be costing me a bit so that may just do my budget. But it will be worth it to visit with bow building buddies.

David T

PS: Anyone know where I can order some wild game from to fill the frig untill next hunting season? Hopefully I will be able to get out there then.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Justin Snyder on December 11, 2007, 05:42:01 pm
David, if you are cheap you cannot afford to fill the fridge with game meat if you must purchase it.  Justin
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: mullet on December 11, 2007, 05:55:53 pm
   Old saying,"He who talks about hunting and doesn't,deserves to eat carrots and roots",That meat just won't taste the same. :P
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Coo-wah-chobee on December 11, 2007, 06:54:50 pm
 Another ole sayin'"He who talks and dosent hunt washes clothes with the women !" ;D Just funnin' but saying comes from indian culture ;)..........bob
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cowboy on December 11, 2007, 07:12:41 pm
Was talkin to a cohort today at lunch - he lives in Louisiana and hunts in Kentucky, and Alabama. Did the math for his lease and licsence - if he kills a deer that yeilds 50 pounds of meat, he pays about $50:00 a pound. Gotta be the most expensive meat on earth - I'm cheap ;D.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: mullet on December 11, 2007, 07:34:14 pm
   Paul,I was on a Trophy deer lease in Ga. one year.It cost me $1600 a year.I got sent out of the country during the Rut and ended up with a 85# doe for the year.Really sucked.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cowboy on December 11, 2007, 07:52:33 pm
Hehehe, man I can imagine ;D.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Justin Snyder on December 11, 2007, 08:49:46 pm
You guys got it all wrong.  When hunting you pay $$$ for the time out, the meat is a bonus, FREE.  ;) Now when you sell that meat you have to pay for the next adventure.  Hey David, I heard Eddie has about 85# of meat you can buy for only $1600.  ;D  Another one: vegetarian= old Indian word for lousy hunter. Justin
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on December 12, 2007, 02:48:23 am
I'm cheap to and use to think for a long time that is why I try and make most of my own stuff
but later figured out that ant it at all,it's what keep me sane,well mostly sane. ;D ;D Tiller
come on down and I will GIVE you some meat.
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on December 12, 2007, 08:53:16 pm
Pappy, you got yourself a deal!   ;D  I will be there for the Classic definitely!!!

Now, guys! I would have to say I'm a modern hunter of the times. I get up in the morning, get my cup of coffee and head for the happy hunting grounds. In this case my shop where the does come to gaze and the bucks tend to meander around the does while they wonder through the shelves. Then the does walk up to my blind and I pulls back for the kill and the money is laid on the table!!!  ;D  Dang, its amazing what type of hunting can be done in a bath and skincare shop!!!! The does just walk right in the door!  ;)  Mmmmmm! Money (= Venison)!!!!

David T
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on December 13, 2007, 03:07:05 am
 ;D ;D ;D ;D thats pretty good David.
      Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on December 13, 2007, 03:42:16 pm
 ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on December 14, 2007, 02:51:28 am
Friday again and I plan to be at the cabin by 1 today.I have no big plans just kind of like normal
a little hunting and some bow work.I want to get the last coat of sealer on my Osage and try and get my IW at least out to brace.Laid out some deer stew meat yesterday so I plan on a big pot
for the weekend.Probably be by myself cause Christmas in almost here,This will be my last weekend until after Christmas.I need to stay home next weekend and then I'M leaving on a hunting trip To
Land between the lakes for a week on the 26th.Got a bunch of Yankees coming down to meet me there so that will be fun,always is.I will take plenty of pictures of the trip and hopefully of some deer.
See yall Monday and have a good weekend,Merry Christmas.Life is good.
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on December 14, 2007, 09:35:55 pm
Right back to ya Pappy! Have fun on that trip. Sounds like it will be a blast.  Hopping when things settle down here I can do some things similar to what you've been doing. Sounds like a lot of fun!

David T
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on December 17, 2007, 02:49:15 am
Had a great weekend,finished my Osage and worked on another Osage we plan to auction
off at the classic.Big A ,Greg and me got it to a growth ring and laid out and cut down.Had a friend come down with his grandson to build his first bow,he brought a IW log and that is all he knew.We showed him how to get the bark off,slick up the back and helped lay it out and cut it out.It need
to season so it won't be ready by Christmas as he had hoped ,it was just cut 2 weeks ago but
he has a start.He seem to be a quick learner.Made some venison stew that went well. It rained all weekend so didn't hunt except Friday evening seen 2 doe but no close encounters.Here are some pictures of the weekend.Life is good. :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on December 17, 2007, 02:53:46 am
Our friend with his IW log,getting the bark off and the Osage and IW laid out.
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on December 17, 2007, 02:58:13 am
This is Case get me some wood ready for my camp stove to use on the trip,child labor again.GregB working and and Osage getting to a ring and BigA setting by the new stove,it was raining and hard to set outside by the fire so we fired up the stove.And my new Osage bow finely finished. :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on December 17, 2007, 03:01:40 am
A few more of the bow,Big A on the Osage again and Case he is going to make a good bowbuilder some day,He love this stuff,remindes me of my son at that age. :) :)Yall have a good week.
   Pappy

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Title: 11 pt. P&Y
Post by: Keith V on December 17, 2007, 07:26:08 am
Pappy,

Got the 11pt. scored this weekend. He went 141 6/8" gross and 131 7/8" final. Got my first P&Y with a hickory stick.

Keith  ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on December 17, 2007, 08:26:52 am
I figured it would make it,congrats on a fine deer. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cowboy on December 17, 2007, 08:30:31 am
Looks like good times bein had by all again Pappy. That's what I love, just spending time out in the shop with friends, sticks, and rocks ;D. Nother fine lookin bow ya got there - how many ya got to choose from now :).

  Way to go Keith!! That's a nice buck...
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: The Singing Bowyer on December 17, 2007, 09:08:07 am
I hope to see you all this weekend and join in the fun.....

Congrats, Keith! That was a fine deer...and with a hickory bow to boot!
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Otoe Bow on December 17, 2007, 09:42:08 am
Pappy:  Another great post for a cold Monday morning.  Every time I see the pictures of the activity in your shop, I pick up something new, or at least see something that makes me want to ask a question or two. 

The vises you use to hold your staves appear to be heavy machinist type vises.  What do you use to pad the jaws.  I see one vise mounted on what looks to be a portable type table.  Is that pretty stable?  It looks like it would move around a lot with the heavy use of a draw knife. 

Thanks for the post. 

Otoe
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Justin Snyder on December 17, 2007, 09:46:47 am
Good looking dog to.Is it a male,I'm looking for a good Man for Sadie.   Pappy
Hey Pappy, are you still looking for a brindle boyfriend for Sadie?  I should have one around the first of the year. Here are some pictures of the last litter. Justin
(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l253/justinsnyder_2006/puppies4weeks104.jpg)
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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on December 17, 2007, 10:13:17 am
Fine looking dog justin,not ready for my girl to be with a man just yet,don't know if I could handle another,I am looking for a mate for Hanna ,planing on breeding her next time she come in.Otoe
I put leather strips in the jaws.The portable benches are pretty heavy and don't move much
but for heavy debarking I have a big pipe fitters vice mounted on a frame rail off a truck with
pipe legs and it don't move at all.I use the portable ones mainly for scraping and tiller/finish work.
I'll try and post a picture of the pip fitters vice set up so you can see.I bought it years ago from a pluming co. going out of business for 20 bucks.it has been real handy.We have about 10 portable
one in the shop. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on December 17, 2007, 10:27:32 am
Otoe look on page 5 or 24 up in the corner and you will see the debarking vice set up.I use for regular work also but you can't beat it for heavy work. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Otoe Bow on December 17, 2007, 02:41:22 pm
Thanks Pappy.

Hey Moderators:  Is there any quick way to get to a particular page of the big strings like "Life is Good".  Since the range of pages shown at the bottom is so small, you have to click through them until you get to one in the middle.  Maybe there is a way, I just don't know how to do it. 

Otoe
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cowboy on December 17, 2007, 06:20:51 pm
Wow Justin - what a litter :o. Looks like about thirteen, you aughta go into the dog biznuss ;D.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on December 17, 2007, 06:37:39 pm
Thought I would post a picture of Keith's buck...congrats!

Who gave you that bow by the way??? ;D

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Post by: Big A on December 17, 2007, 06:45:13 pm
That looks like a Tennessee bow to me.


 Didn't that deer come under your stand Gerg?
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on December 17, 2007, 07:36:30 pm

Yes it did...I just happened to not be in the stand when it walked by (with an arrow sticking out of its side)...I was off tracking a doe. ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on December 18, 2007, 03:01:30 am
Sadie is thinking about lunch. :)
   Pappy
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Post by: Pappy on December 18, 2007, 03:18:39 am
Otoe I found a picture of the big vice set up.
      Pappy

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Title: Life is good
Post by: Keith V on December 18, 2007, 07:24:10 am
Pappy,

I went hunting yesterday afternoon. Without Greg. Had 7 come in and thought I was shooting a doe. Turned to be a button buck. Good eating.

Keith
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on December 18, 2007, 07:30:03 am
Dang Justin, wonder if the wife would let me have one, she's got 2 yorkies, thier cute but
thats all thier good for ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Keenan on December 18, 2007, 10:28:31 am
  Well to say I have some catching up to do is an understatement when I look and see 56 pages worth on this thread. Then as I started scanning through page after page my first thoughts were "boy them southern folk eat sleep and breath three things,,,eatin good grub, makin bows and sittin around the camp fire. Life is definately good,,,,,heck I even got jealous os the hounds.  LOL 
  But as I looked at that, I realized it is just the surface. Because I know that so much more is taking place every time you all get together. Not oly are you building bows, you are building life long relationships. You are building memories that last life times, and at the same time you are setting an example for generations to come.
  I look and see you all learning from each another, encouraging,challenging and helping each to be better bowyers. I see a familly that is an inspiration for us others to strive for the same. I see one of the most important things there is to building a good life. I see friends gatthering togther building a better community.                You all are inspiring,,,,,,,,,,Keenan
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Big A on December 18, 2007, 12:26:47 pm
if you have to ask you wouldn't understand ,Tenn. This is Pappy's quote but Keenan you hit the nail on the head with your post. You just don't know what this stuff means to us. On second throught I guess you do.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on December 18, 2007, 07:31:02 pm
I agree with Big A concerning your comments Keenan. Making bows and being involved with others making bows helps me stay in balance (mentally  :)) when everything else seems to be saturated with stress. I enjoy the simple yet artistic aspect of this hobby, sharing it with friends that enjoy each others company. Getting to hunt with the bows you've made is just icing on the cake. ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Justin Snyder on December 18, 2007, 11:49:42 pm
Dang Justin, wonder if the wife would let me have one, she's got 2 yorkies, thier cute but
thats all thier good for ;D
Oh come on Dana, yorkies make good dog food for real dogs.  >:D Start talking to the wife now. Cowboy, your math is good.  Justin
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on December 19, 2007, 02:46:58 am
You figured it out Keenan,you are right I love building bows but the friends and the relationship
with my friends and the kids mean so much more.Just glad we are lucky enough to have a
place we can do it anytime we like.O coures the food is pretty good to. ;) ;D ;D
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: madcrow on December 19, 2007, 05:01:34 am
Dang Justin, wonder if the wife would let me have one, she's got 2 yorkies, thier cute but
thats all thier good for ;D

Don't knock the lap dogs.  I have a Pomeranian that will take you right to a down deer rain or shine.  He will also track squirrels down and sit at the foot of the tree that the squirrel is in.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on December 19, 2007, 05:08:07 am
Now that ya mention it one of the wifes Yorkies does that on squirrels when were camping
he will sit under the tree for hours. Gonna have to take him hunting and see, but the ribbon
in his hair has to go ;) ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Auggie on December 19, 2007, 05:59:00 am
Gotta agree about some of them ankle biters, they were orginally hunting dogs till some female said " aint that so cute!" Used to know a fella who had weeenie dogs to hunt burrow critters,and a airdale for a kill dog. Mismatched lookin bunch,but could getter done!   Auggie.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: madcrow on December 19, 2007, 06:08:28 am
Piant his toenails olive drab and throw a camo bandana around his neck.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on December 19, 2007, 06:20:33 am
Yorkies were originally bred to hunt rats, but they keep breeding them smaller and smaller.
Wife will love me bringing him home with his hair all tangled with burrs >:D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: madcrow on December 19, 2007, 11:15:47 am
I came home from work last Sunday and there was a silky and a yorky tied to the front porch.  They had just showed up here.  Let's just say the dogs have spirit.  The male silky was trying to take on my female dog which is half lab and half pit bull.  He was standing toe to toe with her.  My wife was all for taking them to the pound to get rid of them, but you could tell that the dogs had been well taken care of and I knew somebody would be looking for them.  The owner came by Monday and claimed them.  She and her husband had the dogs out in the woods about four miles away putting out corn for the deer.  The male broke his colar (must have been a very weak collar) and took off.  She said the female follows him everywhere, so she took off behind him.  She gave my daughter a reward for taking care of her registered show dogs and promised her a pup out of the next litter.  She said because of the bllodline, the silky cost $1200 and the yorkie cost $1000.  Now that is a lot of bow staves.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on December 20, 2007, 03:13:11 am
Never bought a dog,always had good friends like justin give them to me.I have had some great dogs over the years but Hannie and Sadie has to be some of the best,a wounded deer just can't hide from Sadie,best noise I have ever seen,I had Redbones for years and they could track great also but not nearly as good of a lap dog and I use mine for both.Nothing like a good dog. :) :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on December 21, 2007, 02:57:03 am
Well I went out yesterday and done my Christmas shopping so I could be at the cabin this weekend.
Christmas is almost here and I have a trip planed for the week after at Land between the lakes
for a hunt so I need to get my stuff together Sat. I plan on hunting this evening and that will probably be it for a week or so.Chad said he may come down to work on some bows also Sat. so I'm sure we will get into something.Almost wished I wasn't leaving,I like it better on the farm.
Hope yall have a big weekend and merry Christmas.I will be here Monday[Got to work] but then will be gone till next year.Life is good. :) :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on December 21, 2007, 04:06:15 am
Hope ya have a good hunt and a big time at LBL Pappy.

You Joanie have a Merry Chrismas :)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on December 21, 2007, 04:40:31 am
Back at ya Dana. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: mullet on December 21, 2007, 10:05:59 am
  I have a buddy that uses Dachsuns for trailing wounded deer.I think he's found close to 120 including 2 of Hank Williams Jr.One deer that little dog blood trailed over 7 miles and found it.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cowboy on December 23, 2007, 08:35:18 am
Them Dachsunds ( ;D I don't know how to spell it either, hehe) do have good noses on em. Hey, ya'll huntin with Bocefus down there? Talk him into coming to the classic, we'll have a regular hoe-down ;D ;D. .
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: mullet on December 23, 2007, 08:40:49 am
 Cowboy,My buddies lease is next to his place in Alabama.He says sometimes they'll come in from hunting and he'll be kicked back in the rocking chair on the porch,just hanging out.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on December 24, 2007, 02:55:52 am
Well another great weekend,didn't do much cooking ,had to much to do at no body there to eat but me,I can get by on a lot less than the others.I got my trailer loaded and ready to pull out
for LBL Wend.morning early.I did manage to fit in a little bow work,got my next Osage bow straightened  and floor tillered and some feathers ready for some new Hickory shafts.I went
through all the bags of feathers also and got them separated left and right and put away in air tight cases.Greg and Chad came down to work on bows also and Grant finished his Osage,he was very happy at first but as you will see they don't always work out. :'( Here are some pictures of the weekend.
      Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on December 24, 2007, 02:58:48 am
TwinOaks porta pota,got to have that in camp. ;D Also my feather grinding set up.I know
it ant primtive but it sure works sweet. :)
   Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on December 24, 2007, 03:00:58 am
Some more feather grinding and of course my girls,always in the way. :)
   Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on December 24, 2007, 03:02:41 am
Straighting some Osage.
   Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on December 24, 2007, 03:08:12 am
Me working on some feathers,GregB working on some tips for his new IW bow and Chad scraping on a Hickory bow he is working on.Also my arrow building set up.The Hickory shafts I have are a little stiff so I am barrel tapering them another inch or 2 to drop the spine.for every couple of inches off it Will drop the 3 or 4 lbs. in spine weight. :)
   Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on December 24, 2007, 03:11:06 am
Chad and I working on some arrows,Grant doing some finish work on his soon to be
broken bow and also Chad still scrapping. :)
   Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on December 24, 2007, 03:15:12 am
The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.  :-X
I will be out of here today early hope everyone has a great Christmas and happy and fruitful new year.See yall in 08.  :) Life is good.
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Auggie on December 24, 2007, 04:40:24 am
Well Pappy,have grant add that bow to the fire as a offering,to the bow gods,maybe the next one will prove otherwise.At least he could cook something over that special fire. Good luck hunting and MerryChristmas!
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cowboy on December 24, 2007, 06:21:19 am
Looks like ya'll are hard at it. Too bad about Grant's bow :'(, ya know what that means though :).
 Been looking at all the fine cooking ya'll do around there, tried it myself - deer steaks smothered in bell pepper, onion, and other things. Man that's the way to eat venison!! The wife and girls even liked it, thanks!
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on December 24, 2007, 06:41:09 am
You are right ,I like it about anyway but smothered in that stuff just can't be beat.
Grant showed me most of what I know about camp fire cooking and he will be at LBL
next week so I am sure we will eat good.um.I'll have a lot of pictures of the camp
and all the fellowship going on and maybe even a deer or 2. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on December 24, 2007, 09:49:16 pm

I hate it that Grants bow failed...sure was a pretty one. Hope yall have good luck at LBL. Jeff missed an 8 point Saturday afternoon over at Keith's.

Merry Christmas everyone! :)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on December 31, 2007, 07:59:08 am
Dropped by the club this morning and dropped off the Twin Oaks Auction Bow (it's resting in the heat box) so Pappy could continue where I stopped on the tillering. He, BigA and I are each contributing some work on it and plan to auction it to help support the club.

I'm sure Pappy will crank this thread back up in the next couple of days with lots of pictures from his LBL hunt. I think he just got back home yesterday. :)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pat B on December 31, 2007, 08:55:17 am
Greg, I also plan to donate a bow to be auctioned at TOJam this year. I will definitely buy a ticket for ya'll's bow too. ;D     Pat
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on December 31, 2007, 10:14:41 am
That's great Pat, and the club really appreciates it! I'll buy a ticket to yours as well. ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on January 02, 2008, 03:24:03 am
Well just got back and had a ball,no deer killed but several missed.I think me and Gary were
The only ones without a shot.We wound up with about 15 in and out.3 from NY. 1 from MI.
 AND 3 FROM WEST Tn. and several from around home and Nashville.The weather was good only had rain 1 day and got to take down camp in the dry.We eat like kings every day.Had clobber
and pineapple upside down cake cooked in the black pot for desert.Chad and Big A miss nice bucks and Grant and Davy lost 2 doe.Hunter THE YOUNGEST OF THE GROUP  [9] got his first Trd. shots he missed 3 deer but you would have thought he got them as excited as he was.Here are
some pictures of us and camp. :)
   Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on January 02, 2008, 03:28:16 am
The first was home as I was leaving. ;) :) The last was Glen then Davy ,Chuck and Brian and Hunter
The Rodger and Gary with his Hatchet bow ,pretty good tiller for nothing used but a hatchet.
   Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on January 02, 2008, 03:30:40 am
The last was Glenn and his new teeth.Then Grant,Gary and Chad and supper one night.
   Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on January 02, 2008, 03:35:24 am
Shower,and around camp.
   Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on January 02, 2008, 03:43:31 am
Sitting around the fire with a little picking and grining.
    Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on January 02, 2008, 03:46:17 am
Little more picking and the yanks getting ready to go after um.
   Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on January 02, 2008, 03:52:48 am
The picture of Hunter finishing GregB's Cassius Gary always brings for him,But since he didn't
show up we ate them.Greg Gary said this was the second time you wuss ed out.Breakfat again and Chuck found 2 deer racks side by side so we know at least there has been some good deer there.
At least he didn't go home empty handed. :) and most of the group some had went home.
Life is good. :) :) Now back to work.Can't wait till Friday.
     Pappy

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Post by: wvfknapper on January 02, 2008, 05:32:28 am
Pappy

Glad yer back and had a good time,,Ever Since I joined the PA site I have looked forward you your updates on this thread.

wvflintknapper
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on January 02, 2008, 05:35:12 am
Looks like you guys had a great time and got some action to boot! BigA said this may be the last year for that location because of plans to set up an area for an elk herd in area 12.

This was only my first "wuss out"...I had to work in 2006 during the Holidays, so that doesn't count! ;D I didn't get any deer either, but finished the 2nd hhb bow.  ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: The Singing Bowyer on January 02, 2008, 06:06:14 am
Yup....sure was fun. I didn't even mind watching that buck swerve out of the path of my arrow....well, not too much anyway.  ;D

I couldn't think of a better way to end 2007. I wish I could have stayed until Sunday.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Keenan on January 02, 2008, 08:37:42 am
 Hey Pappy, lookin at your camp fire reminded me af a b-bq design that a friend sent me. Thought you might want to give it a try on your next outing,,,,,,,,,lol,,,,,,,, Better make sure there is no patten rights,,,,,Keenan

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Post by: cowboy on January 02, 2008, 09:22:56 am
Alway's a good time sittin around pickin and grinnin ;D. That one guy with the sister needs to get to a dentist quick ;D.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on January 02, 2008, 11:06:16 am
Ya that is what I told him,he said you ought to see my sister,said they only had 1 tooth brush
between 4 kids and he was always the last to use it and the tooth past was almost worn out by the time he got it.Of course you know they are fake,he wanted to take that picture and post it and tell everyone he was on Pappy's pro shooting staff. ;) ;D ;D
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GlennM on January 02, 2008, 04:47:06 pm
That guy with the teeth is one good lookin fellow.  Since posting the pictures all of the ladies from my local bingo hall keep calling to hire out my services.  Sorry to say I'm booked solid.

The NY boys got back home at 8am the next morning.  We made good time. We had a super time seeing more deer than we ever have.  I hope they don't put restrictions on Area 12 because we just about have it figured out.  Next year is going to be our year.

I particurlarly enjoy meeting people from around the country who have the same passion as I do and speak the same language.  We ate like kings and had the best view out of the outhouse window.  I truly wish everyone can experience a hunting camp like this. 

Thanks to Pappy and the other Twin Oaks boys for thier hospitality.  Hopefully you realize theat all Yankees are no so bad. :)

See you next year,

Glenn     
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on January 02, 2008, 05:06:13 pm
Sounds like a great time guys, so how many tickets did the man write ;D Or did ya bribe him food ;)
Glenn this Yankee Yooper is going to visit Pappy and the boys in May ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GlennM on January 02, 2008, 06:48:40 pm
I'd love to go to the Classic, but I teach High school and cannot get away at that time.  My 2 other buddies have made the trip before and are thinking of doing it again.

Glenn
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Big A on January 02, 2008, 06:59:58 pm
Glenn you Dave and Chuckie are welcome in my hunting camp anytime. I had a really good time. It is always good to hunt with friends. ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: CastIron on January 02, 2008, 08:41:25 pm
Glenn,
What A said it was good having ya'll Oops I mean you guy's in camp,  hopfully we will have at least one more season there.
Too bad you can't get away in May, maybe Chuck and Dave can come

Grant.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on January 03, 2008, 02:45:14 am
All the teachers we have around here don't work half the time anyway,so what is
the problem. ;D ;D ;D I bribed Chuck with a hole in the limb stave. :)
   Pappy
   
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: The Singing Bowyer on January 03, 2008, 08:21:49 am
Glenn,

It was good seeing you and the boys again! I had a big all time, and enjoyed pickin around the campfire. Can't wait until next year...
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on January 04, 2008, 02:55:28 am
Friday again,I am headed to the cabin for 1 more weekend of hunting and then the regular season
here in Tn. is over,seems like it just started.The weather is supposed to be good so maybe I
will get one more chance to launch an arrow.Got some backstrap  laid out for supper and got
some wood that needs to be scraped on.Also need to grind some feathers and work on some
arrows for the up coming 3d season so I have plenty to keep me busy.Yall have a good
weekend and I will have some pictures Monday. :)
      Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on January 07, 2008, 02:56:15 am
Had a great weekend,kindof quit,Grant came down to hunt and had some kids and a few friends down Sat.We seen several deer but none dead. :) It is really tough around here this time of year,O well it don't matter now it is over.We do have a youth hunt next weekend but other than that
it closed Sunday.Didn't work on my new bow much but did get a good belly split cleaned up and
ready to chase a ring.Hunted most of the day so not much time,now I have all the time I need.
Had some Rice Gumbo for supper Friday night and Backstrap and taters for Sat. night so
if nothing else we ate good.Here are some pictures of the weekend.Life is good. :) :)
   Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on January 07, 2008, 03:01:06 am
Just some good reading,Breakfast Sat. morning and getting supper ready for Sat. night.
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on January 07, 2008, 03:03:46 am
Old friends and some of the kids,They love my rock pile,Osage belly split ready to chase a ring.
    Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on January 07, 2008, 03:05:37 am
Supper Sat. night and just some relaxing. :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on January 07, 2008, 04:51:51 am
Food,food,food man Pappy looks like ya ate well, maybe you oughta audition for the Food Network ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on January 07, 2008, 05:10:26 am
Wow, I wish I had of made it over for one of those meals! Yall definitely ate better this weekend then I did. I made a few strings, and got that rough piece of osage that we opted not to use for the auction bow ready to put on the form. I had to narrow the limbs to 1-1/4" width to get rid of the splits. Still has some in the handle area and the worm hole through the limb, etc. Ought to be interesting... ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on January 07, 2008, 05:41:30 am
Ya I should have some time now to get back on the auction bow,Got to cater to the
kids this weekend but in between cooking and hopefully dragging some deer out for them
In should get some time in the shop.Looks like the weather is going to be OK as of now.
I may try and order our shed this week.I would love to get it set up and running.It
should give up quite a bit more room for the classic,We will just have to level it,no
good spot for it without some digging and I really don't want to get into that. :) :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: koan on January 07, 2008, 04:55:18 pm
Wow Pappy, I got that same crockpot...but it never looks that good inside! :D....Brian
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Justin Snyder on January 07, 2008, 06:16:42 pm
Wow Pappy, I got that same crockpot...but it never looks that good inside! :D....Brian
Me too, I use it for hide glue.  ;D Hungry now.  Justin
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on January 08, 2008, 10:30:34 am
Ya that one has been around for a while,I had rather cook on the fire but when the weather is bad and you are out hunting all day and don't keep the fire going good enough for cooking coals it is nice to come in and it is all ready,and pretty dang good to boot. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on January 11, 2008, 03:02:04 am
FRIDAY AGAIN,I have 4 maybe 5 kids coming down this weekend for the youth hunt so it should be a good time,me and Grant[castiron] we be the cooks and guides.Hope the boys do well.I have been seeing a lot of deer in the last week or so[sinse the season closed for me] so they should have some opportunity's and I know they will eat good.They range in age from 7 to 11.I also
hope to have some time to work on my Osage and some arrows[If I ant spending all my time dragging deer] ;D GregB and BigA are coming down also Sat.so we can start making some plans for the classic,lots to do and time will run out before you know it.Hope yall have a good one and I will have pictures Monday.Life is Good.
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on January 11, 2008, 05:36:07 am
With Grant and Pappy as cooks, I'll be there! ;D  I've been showing signs of withdrawal symtoms, haven't had any of that good cooking at the club for several weeks now! :)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: RG on January 11, 2008, 06:13:03 am
Count me in Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Keith V on January 11, 2008, 11:43:46 am
I will be down after lunch. Have a truck load of scrap wood for the fire.


Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on January 14, 2008, 03:00:06 am
Working on some supper. :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on January 14, 2008, 03:02:10 am
Supper is ready and one of the kids.
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on January 14, 2008, 03:07:09 am
Some of the kids,Greg's new IW bows,very nice,and BigA's new knife.
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on January 14, 2008, 03:10:10 am
Taking the kid to the stand,Greg working on and Osage and me straighting one. :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on January 14, 2008, 03:13:05 am
Me helping Keith on his IW bow and getting supper started for Sat. night. :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on January 14, 2008, 03:15:48 am
Grant working on supper,Kieth tillering on His IW bow and Case's deer.
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on January 14, 2008, 03:18:25 am
Keith's bow tillered and the Osage we straightened. :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on January 14, 2008, 03:23:13 am
That is it for this week,and can't wait till FRIDAY. :) :)Life is good. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on January 14, 2008, 05:35:25 am
I really enjoyed Saturday at the club! Those white beans were awesome...although my wife wouldn't agree later on that evening! ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: CastIron on January 14, 2008, 01:58:02 pm
Well I guess we will have to come up with some really good eats to celebrate Pappys bow of the year and the crowning of knothead as El Presidente !! this weekend

Grant.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on January 14, 2008, 04:44:02 pm
Sounds good to me. ;D ;D May have to cook in side again,high Sat .is in the 20's. burrrrrrrrr. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: CastIron on January 14, 2008, 05:20:57 pm
well,
I was thinking that there is moose burger in the freezer and we have venison sausage pulse "wally" world has the biggest bell peppers for cheep so stuffed peppers would a no brainier.
if the high is in the 20's there will be an even larger fire than usual = more coals for the Dutch oven.

oh ya and we have all that split hickory!!!!!     I feel telling big lies around the fire comming....Greg better bring your zan-tac !
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on January 15, 2008, 02:32:56 am
I love stuffed peppers. ;D ;D ;D and I swear I am going to tiller my IW bow sometime this
weekend. ???
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on January 15, 2008, 05:15:34 am
Sounds like a winner to me...I don't think zantac will have enough punch to it, might have to break out the prilosec! :)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cowboy on January 15, 2008, 05:48:10 am
That Prilosec works good Greg. I take one every morning and could eat jalapeno's all day if I wanted - don't think that would do the ole gut any favors though, haha ;D.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: CastIron on January 15, 2008, 08:02:48 am
I swear I am going to tiller my IW bow sometime this
weekend. ???
   Pappy


Best wear your long underwear cause you don't scrape fast enough to stay warm  I guess we could bring in the new potbelly stove again!
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on January 15, 2008, 11:08:54 am
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That Prilosec works good Greg. I take one every morning and could eat jalapeno's all day if I wanted - don't think that would do the ole gut any favors though, haha

Yeah Cowboy, I take one every morning as well...and a Zantac before I go to bed just in case...

CastIron, got anymore of the Crown Royal to go in a cobbler...or did they find out where you hide the bottle? ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: CastIron on January 15, 2008, 01:31:39 pm
Ya know Greg,
there is just something about the combonation of "Good Whiskey" Rome Apples, Walnuts, Brown Sugar & Real Butter that just can't be beat in cobbler,  to me it just seems to belong together.
Add in the Black Dutch oven and a good camp fire and it is a done deal for me.... Well might as well boil some strong Coffee since we have the fire and all.

I hope I can wait till Friday!
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on January 15, 2008, 04:10:48 pm
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I hope I can wait till Friday!
Now let me be very sure of what you're saying here, because I don't want to miss out on cobbler again like I did last week. Do you plan to make the cobbler Friday, or Saturday??? ;D

I was a day late last week because you made the cobbler Friday night and I didn't make it to the club until Saturday. I don't think I could handle missing out two weeks in a row from getting to sample some of your fine cobbler! ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Justin Snyder on January 15, 2008, 04:15:16 pm
Yea Pappy, you need to take better care of Greg. He will wither away if you make him miss cobbler twice in a row.  Justin
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on January 15, 2008, 04:36:52 pm
Thank you Justin for speaking up for me! I'm afraid one of these days a moderate wind might just blow me away! ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on January 15, 2008, 04:46:09 pm
Bring you own whiskey.cobbler is AL right but not worth wasting good whiskey especially my good whiskey >:(.Always seemes to mine they want to use,what if I get snake bit or something ,then what am I supposed to do. ???I do skin a lot of snakes ya know.
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cowboy on January 15, 2008, 05:42:41 pm
 ;D ;D ;D ;D!
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Justin Snyder on January 15, 2008, 08:15:15 pm
Pappy, are you trying to work up a resistance by getting your daily dose of snakebite medicine.  ;) An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.  So what is a fifth of prevention worth.  :o Justin
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on January 16, 2008, 02:35:08 am
I don't do whiskey except, and let me stress except on special occasions,but every time
I have a special occasion it is gone.[been put in cobbler] >:(  ;D ;D ;D
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on January 16, 2008, 05:28:16 am
Consuming it in cobbler lets all of us enjoy it in moderation! ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: CastIron on January 16, 2008, 07:26:19 am
Moderation .....That is the key I always use a moderate amount of Pappys whiskey and then pour some of Knotheads white lightning back in the bottle so the level stays the same ;D  >:D     but Pappy don't like it much when I put the Miller light in the cornbread either he's caught me a couple of times on that one.
I have had to take up drinking beer just to keep him from watching me all the time if I get near the cooler!!
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on January 16, 2008, 11:26:27 am
CastIron, you still haven't answered when the cobbler is going down... ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: CastIron on January 16, 2008, 11:59:44 am
Well it looks like I have a half bottle of 24yr old Scotch Gary sent me from England that should get one cobbler ok so Friday night looks like it Greg,  and we can pay homage to Pappy the GREAT and in the morning we can Crown Knothead El Presidente for life!!!
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: mullet on January 16, 2008, 07:08:07 pm
   Wholy crap Castiron, Cobblers good, but, 24 year old Scotch and Crown Royal? I hope you aint using old can peaches with that combination. Heck, If Jim Beam is good enough for starting fires ,it would be good enough for canned peaches. ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: RG on January 16, 2008, 07:51:43 pm
Sorry Cast iron that is President for one year you are next

Ron
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on January 17, 2008, 05:18:38 am
Knothead, didn't Pappy tell you that the club decided to extend the term for President to 4 years? ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Stonedog on January 17, 2008, 05:40:34 am
Man, ya'll are livin' the good life!  Too bad there ain't nothing like that where I live!
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Auggie on January 17, 2008, 06:43:37 am
Hey,castiron,if your willin to put good booze in your cobbler,maybe using your good EVO on bows isnt such a bad idea. Not that anyone has done that before. Auggie
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: CastIron on January 17, 2008, 07:32:20 am
Well I have found that you rarely get more out of anything than you are willing to put into it " Better ingredients = better cobbler" now if I can get Greg and Pappy to give up a good piece of that yeller wood  ;D so far they are only willing to let go of the short ones with "issues" so by me Hickory is still the best for bows and coals for the the dutchovens!!

Oh and no whiskey in caned peaches, Fresh Rome apples are best you got to peal and core them but it is worth it in the end.

Definitely Life :o :o :o ;D
 
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on January 18, 2008, 03:03:06 am
Friday again and we have some big plans for the weekend,we have a club meeting Sat.
to start making plans for the up comming 3 d season.We have a 2 day shoot in March witch is to me kind of a warm up for the Tn. Classic.We are also going to Crown King Ron [Knot head] so it should
be fun.I plane on doing a little bow work and if it is Dry we are going to cut some wood.[Fire wood]
Got to have fire to.The high is supposed to be 28 and low in the single digits so it will take a lot of wood.I am sure we will have some good cooking,if I can keep castiron out of the whiskey,Just
kidding he don't drink it he wasts it in cobbler ;D Not sure what else for the main course but I bet we come up with something.Yall have a good weekend and I will have some pictures Monday. :) :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on January 18, 2008, 05:27:12 am
Seems like CastIron mentioned something about stuffed peppers for the main course sometime this weekend??? ;)  I'd better bring my prilosec, zantac, and tums! ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on January 18, 2008, 06:47:44 am
I will lay out some deer steaks for supper if that suits yall. ;D Unless castiron has other plans for tonight,got to have something for Sat. night anyway so if he has peppers in mind the deer can wait till Sat. :) man it is a rough life,all these decisions ??? ;)
    Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: CastIron on January 18, 2008, 08:17:17 am
Pappy,
If you get there before me layout the moose burger that Greg put in the freezer last week and I will bring the peppers and the rest of what we need to stuff'em and put in the dutchoven so can spit in the fire and tell hunting tails while they cook ;)

And if Greg would bring a bottle of wine we could toast the success of the past season and make even larger plans for the next ;D ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on January 18, 2008, 11:37:33 am
All I can say is...LIFE IS SO GOOD! ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: CastIron on January 20, 2008, 09:51:47 pm
Life was indeed good this weekend Pappy will have all of the details........ but everyone should congratulate Greg on his getting the Staring role in the next Alka-Seltzer  commercial series cause we can't believe he ate the WHOLE thing ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on January 21, 2008, 04:41:11 am
This is my IW bow just getting started on the tiller,it has a lot of propel la at mid limb on the
bottom limb that will have to be dealt with.Sadie found a gift somewhere,can't hide anything from her. :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on January 21, 2008, 04:43:17 am
KING RON,biggest peppers I think I have ever seen. :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on January 21, 2008, 04:45:21 am
GregB and Castiron getting supper going. :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on January 21, 2008, 04:47:51 am
Grant checking the supper,and GregB bringing in a gift. :)
   Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on January 21, 2008, 04:50:14 am
GregB primed for supper, ;D ;D
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on January 21, 2008, 05:01:49 am
Wood cutting,Supper for Sat. night,Deer steak,fried taters and a few left overs.Also
our new president making some kind of proclamation[not sure what] ;D
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Auggie on January 21, 2008, 06:24:50 am
Hey president knothead,that carhart coat is never gonna get broke in if youre just standin around. But I suppose a good pres should know how to to delegate to get things done right?
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on January 21, 2008, 06:40:36 am
You'd think I was the only one ever ate down at the club... ;)  Ask Pappy what happened to the left-over stuffed peppers. ;D

The cobbler was really good as always! ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: BearG on January 21, 2008, 09:28:18 am
Congrats Knothead.  It will be an honor to drink a beer (or a case) with the Prez. in May.
Grant food looked great,  made me won't to eat my screen.
Pappy,  Sadie sure can find those scraps can't she?

Cant wait until May!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cowboy on January 21, 2008, 10:46:56 am
A little wood cuttin :D, that looked like big doins to me, ha. Looks like fun and a good meal to top it off - hope I can make it...
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on January 21, 2008, 11:33:03 am
Cold looks like it was pretty dang balmy to me, 3 degrees here right now, 12 below last night with a nice brisk wind >:(

Somehow I don't think Greg ate all that cobbler himself Pappy ;) :D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on January 21, 2008, 12:35:24 pm
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Somehow I don't think Greg ate all that cobbler himself Pappy
That's right Dana, and I'm not the only one who had ice cream with it either!  ;D I didn't even eat all my pepper...would have liked to, but I would have paid for it later. ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: CastIron on January 21, 2008, 03:45:20 pm
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Somehow I don't think Greg ate all that cobbler himself Pappy
That's right Dana, and I'm not the only one who had ice cream with it either!  ;D I didn't even eat all my pepper...would have liked to, but I would have paid for it later. ;)


Well it did take Greg three runs at that cobbler before he got it done but pappy left out the photo of Greg finishing the cobbler off during the meeting the next morning I reckon the Scotch had all evaporated by then ???

And as for the pepper just a thin green skin was left looked like it was eaten from the inside out ;D ;D
and since the "leftover peppers" didn't make it out for supper on Saturday night Pappy must have given them to Sadie & Hanna :o :o

I hate to have much left over but you never know who or how many might show up at eating time so Greg and me ain't likely to get no smaller any time soon ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: RG on January 21, 2008, 04:33:46 pm
You got it Auggie let the carhart age slow and I told the club they might not like my style
I have been in management for the last 10 years and sure know how to delagate

Ron
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: The Singing Bowyer on January 21, 2008, 06:15:08 pm
Congrats, Ron! I feel confident you will keep them boys straight..... I bet that Carhart stays pretty for quite awhile, now! :D

Wine and scotch...... I guess you boys are getting to be high class! Looks like I will have to wear my sunday best next time I come over!
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: CastIron on January 21, 2008, 07:08:15 pm
Wine and scotch...... I guess you boys are getting to be high class! Looks like I will have to wear my sunday best next time I come over!

Not to be worrying yourself with such as that,   the Scotch was a gift from a friend in England,   Macallan I think the label is faded from ridding in the camping cook box and it had been sitting around for awhile at that,  cause it says it was 24 years old... looks like if it was any account it would have been gone by then don't you think ??? ???   it did have a nice wood box that it came in thou with a silk lining and all but it makes a real nice apple cobbler ;D ;D ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pat B on January 21, 2008, 11:47:22 pm
If Greg ain't got a s*it eatin grin on his face, he's got a fork stuck in it. I love your diet, Greg. ;)
   Gosh! I'm startin to get into the "Classic" mood also. 8)    Can't wait!     Pat
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on January 22, 2008, 03:48:13 am
We finished the peppers Sat. night,just didn't get a second picture.Cowboy come on down we will put you to work.Chad I wear a tie now most of the time. ;D ;D We eat a lot but keep the fat off by Working hard and playing hard. ;D Pat I stay in that mood most of the time. and you are right about Greg's grin. ;)
    Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: tradrick on January 22, 2008, 04:01:00 am
OK Pappy,your gonna have to start shareing your recipe book.Seems like ya'll always have some great looking chow.I envy you guys to be able to do this nearly every weekend.tradrick
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on January 22, 2008, 06:12:50 am
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Well it did take Greg three runs at that cobbler before he got it done but pappy left out the photo of Greg finishing the cobbler off during the meeting the next morning I reckon the Scotch had all evaporated by then

Only one bowl of cobbler Friday night, and a very small helping Saturday for lunch...thankyou! :)

Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: CastIron on January 22, 2008, 09:11:21 pm
OK Pappy,your gonna have to start sharing your recipe book.Seems like ya'll always have some great looking chow.I envy you guys to be able to do this nearly every weekend.tradrick


Well the details can come later but most all of the recipes start out with:   400grs of ceder,turkey feathers & COLD steel   applied at about 170 feet per second from a hight of 15ft  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on January 23, 2008, 03:48:10 am
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;)
     Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: tradrick on January 23, 2008, 03:58:25 am
CastIron,I like the way you think.tradrick
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on January 23, 2008, 12:04:32 pm
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400grs of ceder,turkey feathers & COLD steel applied at about 170 feet per second from a hight of 15ft

You forgot the part about..."propelled by a selfbow!" :)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: CastIron on January 23, 2008, 12:34:37 pm
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400grs of ceder,turkey feathers & COLD steel applied at about 170 feet per second from a hight of 15ft

You forgot the part about..."propelled by a selfbow!" :)


I figured that the "170 fps" would give that away.......... but my Hickory does shoot a bit faster than that  >:D

step two would be to pre heat dutch oven with 2 scoops of hickory or red oak coals ;D ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on January 24, 2008, 03:58:11 am
Don't forget the beacon grease. ;D We will get this all togeather before it's over.I really
don't have a recipe,I just throw it togeather with what I have on hand.Now that's Primitive
in my book. ;D use what you have. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on January 25, 2008, 07:22:40 am
Well don't know how much I will be at the cabin this weekend,as most know I lost a good friend Thursday and have to lay him to rest Sat.and visitation this evening,he was a old friend of many of us in the club[GregB,BigA,Castiron ,Knothead and many more so it will be slow down there.
Life is still good but it dose make you think how good it is when something like this happens.
Makes you understand how short it is and you need to take full advantage of every minute doing
what you like and especially sharing it with good friends and family.We will miss him and all his
tall tailes but life goes on so once we get passed this we will go own just as he would have wanted.
Enough of the sad stuff,We had planed an event at a local church Sat. evening for some bow
shooting and trying to show some kids a little about Primitive Archery,don't know if that will happen now but we may still be able to make it work.We will see how it goes.Hope yall have
a good weekend .Life is Good. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: CastIron on January 25, 2008, 08:08:27 am
Pappy,
I have to say Bill represented Life Is Good as well as anyone he did know how to enjoy a camp fire and hep you do the same.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: BearG on January 25, 2008, 08:31:36 am
Mark let Bill"s family know the Ohio boy's that met him.  Will miss him and thought he was a great guy. :'(
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on January 25, 2008, 08:49:28 am
The last time he was at the cabin,just kicked back and telling his stories.He is the one
closest to the camera.  :) I will pass that along Bear and Grant that is so true. :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on January 25, 2008, 08:50:28 am
And there you are to Bear,enjoying a cold one or is that 2. ;)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: BearG on January 25, 2008, 08:59:08 am
2 hands 2 beers
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Sparrow on January 26, 2008, 06:04:36 pm
   Yep! Good friends are going to go up the trail ahead of ya',when it's your turn,remember to build a big warm fire and be settin' there when they arrive,Yesir. Frank
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on January 28, 2008, 03:59:55 am
Well it wasn't a normal weekend,with the lose of my our friend but we all made it through it
and now life goes on.After all the stuff I had to do Friday evening and Sat. morning I just
needed to get away,so down to the Cabin I went.Wasn't anyone there but me and my girls,Sadie and Hanna :).I built up a big fire and broke out some Osage I have been working on.Got
 good start on it,Straightened and out to about 4 inches on the tiller stick.I also went out and cut a ERC I have had my eye on for a while and couldn't think of a better time.I also have had a couple of mishap's so I cut off the good limb and cleaned them up a bit and am now waiting on a handle splice to make a take down with the good limbs,always wanted  to do that so now I am.If I learned
anything from the passing of my friend it is don't put off anything you want to do cause you
just don't know.The first picture is something yall won't see much so go ahead and have you laughs.
I made a simple supper of smoked sausage and eggs,bisquits and home made pear preserves and then just set by the fire and thought.It was a good night.Life is good.
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on January 28, 2008, 04:13:58 am
The ERC cut and split. Also the Osage just after straightinf and starting the tiller process.  :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on January 28, 2008, 04:17:19 am
The Osage a little futher along and Supper,Good cholesterol.Nothing like pork and eggs. ;D
Hope yall had a good one also. :)
     Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on January 28, 2008, 04:20:58 am
Sometimes its nice to go off alone Pappy, gives a fellow time to think with no distractions.
As you say Pappy Life Is Good, even if it thumps ya upside the head occasionally.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on January 28, 2008, 05:44:08 am
You are so right Dana,I like a crowd sometimes ,but sometimes it is good to just get away by yourself,just to gather your thoughts.I seen this wrote some where and just love it and try to
love this way [Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a well
preserved body... but rather to skid in broadside thouriughly used up,totaly worn out,with  a  
bow in hand and loudly proclaim....WOW...What a ride.]  I don't know where I got this but
that is the way I think I want to live my life and pretty much have,at least the worn out part. ;) ;D
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on January 28, 2008, 06:30:04 am
I had a similar evening as Pappy Saturday after the funeral. I went back in the woods behind my house squirrel hunting. Had a pretty good walk, and ended up sitting in the hollow across from my house until dark. Saw four deer walk through my food plot and pass both my stand locations. Was a good peaceful evening... :)

By the way Pappy....that plate of food looked like how I tend to pile it on. :)  After the lunch we had at church after the funeral, I fasted the rest of the day. ;D Yeah right... ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Auggie on January 28, 2008, 06:32:04 am
Keep on keeping on Pappy, at least them reduced fat triscuts will counter some of that pork and eggs!
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Otoe Bow on January 28, 2008, 11:16:39 am
Sorry for you loss Pappy.  I had a similar weekend.  The son of one of my best friends was killed in a Navy Seahawk Helicopter crash down in Corpus Cristi, TX on the 16th.  They brought him home to Oklahoma for burial and I went to the funeral Saturday, one day shy of his 23rd birthday.  Made for a sobering weekend.  I got out and worked my horses Sunday with my daughter and felt much better.  My friend, the young seaman's father, was out the afternoon the day before the funeral feeding cows with his other son.  Not only did it have to be done, it was his way of getting on with life.  Even with its trials, Life is Good. 

Otoe 
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on January 29, 2008, 03:53:42 am
Sorry to hear that Otoe,it seems it is always something.GregB we have our annual squirrel
hunt this weekend so that should be fun.Check in Friday evening.Got my handle splice yesterday
so I will be busy this weekend seeing if I can figure out how to put the 2 good limbs togeather
and tillering the other Osage.Can't wait till Friday. ;D
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cheapshot on January 29, 2008, 11:52:04 am
Mark, I understand the way you felt this weekend. We buried a friend and deacon at my church on Sunday. 46 yrs old, had a heart attack at home Thurs night, his 2 teenage sons found him and did CPR but to no avail. He was Lt. Ken Simpson of the Cleveland City Police Force. No signs or symptoms, for all intents and purposes a very healthy man, ate well, trim, exercised, yearly tests and values were all normal and good. But now he's gone, way too early. An autopsy showed 3 totally blocked arteries to the heart. His funeral was held here in Cleveland but we took him to Winchester,TN to be buried. I guess when it's your time to go, no matter what, you can't stop it. So be sure to let the ones you love know they are loved and appreciated, every time you see them. Never leave it undone, there may not be another chance to say it.
Mrs. CheapShot  (Tomi )
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Otoe Bow on January 29, 2008, 08:09:32 pm
Sorry for your loss Toni. 

Otoe
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on January 30, 2008, 03:48:19 am
Sorry to hear that Tomi,I know it happens all the time but it really hits home
when it's someone close to you.Chin up and move on is all you can do,and
remember the good time you had.Life is good,AL tho to short for some.
They say the good die young ,so I guess I might get a reprive. ;) :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on January 30, 2008, 06:34:44 am

Very sorry for the loss of a good friend Tomi. Sad for the family as well...especially as you said at his age.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on January 30, 2008, 06:58:27 am
Let's get a happier subject going,GregB what's for supper Friday night.I was thinking steak and gravy for Sat.BigA said he was coming down.I also got my handle splice to make the take down
so I am excited to get started on it.Also want to finish tillering the Osage I have been working on.
   Pappy  :)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: CastIron on January 30, 2008, 11:51:24 am
I was at the Mall with my wife last night and saw some tee shirts that said Life is good so I had to see if there was any with the little stick man (I think his name is Jake) with a bow but as usual no luck 
However on the shelf below were some shirts that said LIFE IS CRAP with pictures of bad things happening canoes riped off of the top of the "SUV" and other such Yuppie catastrophes. >:D

It made me think perhaps a thread for when things go wrong like a bow blowing or Greg getting the last Biscut when you were not looking or dare I say Greg getting a slightly under cooked Tater  ;D ;D

Just a thought this new job is not keeping me busy yet :)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on January 30, 2008, 12:16:54 pm
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GregB what's for supper Friday night.
I could bring a couple of deer roasts, and maybe either some stewed or mashed potatoe's...could even cook the potatoes with the roast for that matter. A pan of cornbread, and we're in business! ;)

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Greg getting the last Biscut when you were not looking or dare I say Greg getting a slightly under cooked Tater 
Getting the last biscuit is better then no biscuit! Although a slightly under cooked tater is a slightly different matter... ;D

Grant, are you comin' down for Friday night?
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: CastIron on January 30, 2008, 12:28:13 pm
 I thought that comment would draw you out Greg  >:D ..... I can not make it this weekend as I have to be in Las Vegas for the shot show  so I will miss the squirrel shoot again.  :(
I might stop by tonight for a short while.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on January 30, 2008, 12:36:39 pm
Have a safe trip Grant. :)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on January 31, 2008, 04:05:15 am
I've got the steaks laid out,what ever you think.We can have steak both day if yall like,
got plenty.All I need is taters and I think we will be set.I will be down early Friday evening so I will get something going.Might ought to shoot a little just in case I get a shot at a squirrel.Got
my arrows ready yesterday so I'm set.All I need is something to shoot at. ;D ;DWe might do steak and taters Friday night and do the crock pot thing for Sat. evening,that is easy and Sat. may be busy skinning Squirrels. ;) ;D and scraping on some wood. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on January 31, 2008, 06:37:41 am
Sounds good...I just set some back strip out of the freezer and in the refrigerator this morning. It's from 2006 and needs eating! ;)

Maybe we could cook it Saturday or whenever. There should be enough folks around that if we need help consuming some extra food it shouldn't be a problem.

What's the weapon of choice for this squirrel hunt...bow or rifle?
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on January 31, 2008, 07:06:50 am
Ya you will be there, ;D ;D I'm taking my bow,plan on doing a little scouting and shed hunting.
If you plan on winning I would suggest a 22.I think that is what most will use.I'm just hard
headed as you know and am in it more for the gathering than the hunt.I will leave it up
to yall to bring home the meat. ;D
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: CastIron on January 31, 2008, 11:07:32 am
Y'all save the old boars and fox squirrels for a pot of gumbo next weekend and maybe we can stump shoot the range and pick up any trash that may be about while we are out :)

I went down yesterday and fetched the rugs for the bridge from the creek and two trash barrels also in the creek and cleaned out the small fridge as most of the sodas froze and EXPLODED  :o :o
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on February 01, 2008, 03:31:13 am
I was afraid They would do that,Thanks.Well it Friday again and I got out early,calling for snow ,but no such luck.I plan on going down early today and get started on the take down bow I worked
on last weekend.I also have the Osage to tiller.I laid out the deer steak yesterday and depending
on the weather as to how I will cook them.I think the rain is over so it will probably be on the fire.
Looking forward to Sat.a little hunting and stump shooting,haven't shot much lately so that
should be fun.May bring some Hickory up from the barn and start getting ready for the Classic
got lots to do for that so we better get at it.Hope yall have a good one.Life is Good. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: CastIron on February 01, 2008, 07:25:14 am
Good hunting guys and save me some of that Hickory  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on February 04, 2008, 04:21:14 am
We had a great weekend,got my Osage ready to brace and got one end of my splice done,I had planed  on getting more done but had some friends come down Sat.thats been working on an IW. bow so I helped them cut some nocks and straightened and put some reflex in it,no time for mine.
had to cook. ;DWe had about 15 in the Squirrel hunt and one of my buddy's came down to hunt some coyote's,killed several squirrel's and 1 coyote.I only had 1 shot and blew it so needless to
say I didn't win.We had steak over the fire Friday night and some deer roast in the crock pot
for Sat. um good eating.I think I even filled GregB up. ;DHere are some pictures of the weekend.
Life is good.
   Pappy
 

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on February 04, 2008, 04:23:39 am
My girl friend,and getting supper ready.Also My Osage first on the tiller stick.
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on February 04, 2008, 04:25:57 am
Supper Friday night. :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on February 04, 2008, 04:31:19 am
Getting the pot ready for Sat.and trying to fill up GregB. :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on February 04, 2008, 04:34:36 am
My other 2 girl friends,Greg just resting from all that eating and Darell and his Coyote.Sat morning.
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on February 04, 2008, 04:37:35 am
BigA and Kevin thinking on building another bow,also gathering some wood to
start getting ready for the Tn. Classic.
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on February 04, 2008, 04:40:34 am
Doing a little teaching while I straighten on his IW bow.Supper for Sat. night. :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: BearG on February 04, 2008, 12:44:20 pm
Man Pappy every week its hard not to just throw some stuff in the truck and head on down for the weekend.
you guyes are the salt of the earth.  and hate to leave every time I'm down.
Cant wait for the Classic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on February 05, 2008, 03:56:56 am
Just come on down,you know you are welcome.See ya in May. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cowboy on February 05, 2008, 08:47:35 am
Dang - looks like a hickory/osage lumber yard in there  :o. Gonna go hunt down some more bodark myself in the next few days...life will be good to me then :D.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Keenan on February 05, 2008, 10:18:24 am
  Pappy this thread is just pure torment... :(  all you southern boys gettin together every weekend shootin, huntin and eatin and now your showing pics of one of the boys dancin with the osage,,,,,And here we are under 3 ft of snow,,,,,,, My parents are wanting us to come down to Texas for a visit this spring but I'm thinkin I might have to add 3-4 days to the trip and stop by just to see if it's all staged or you really are living the dream,,,,, ;D ;D ;)    Keenan

PS. this is what it looks like here.

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on February 05, 2008, 11:23:22 am
Love to have you,It ant staged we are living it. :) You ought to try and set it up for the first of May,that way you can meet the whole bunch from P.A. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Keenan on February 05, 2008, 06:21:37 pm
Gosh Pappy I'd love to. We'er not sure what the timming is going to be. It will depend on what my wife gets for vacation time. Thanks for the heads up on the timing for the rest of the gang.    Keenan
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on February 06, 2008, 02:15:46 am
Wow! What a wood lot you've got there. Some of that wood looks like it does not have a knot in it anywhere!

D. Tiller

PS: Keenan you have got to move to a warmer climate. That white stuff on the ground looks just ...... AWFULL!!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on February 06, 2008, 04:28:58 am
Cool picture Keenan,man now that is some snow.Tiller we cook brats with wood with knots
knots in it. ;) ;D ;D Hope you can work it out Kennan you won't see nothing like that down here,maybe rain. ;D ;D
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on February 06, 2008, 05:34:10 am
Wonder how many arrows you'd lose going stump shooting in all that white stuff? ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on February 06, 2008, 08:13:43 am
Hope the club survived the tornadoes and yer all safe Pappy, I seen on the news this morning 20 dead in Tenn.

Keenan I know how ya feel with the snow :(
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on February 06, 2008, 08:29:47 am
Ya we made it fine where I was,lots of rain and hail but thats about it,Haven't checked the farm,hope the bow shop is still there and the barn full of staves. ??? I'll check this evening. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Keenan on February 06, 2008, 08:36:12 am
 Someone do a head count down that way and let us know everyone is ok......Keenan
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: CastIron on February 06, 2008, 10:05:37 am
We made it OK here north of town it was pretty spooky for a while there was a tornado touch down a few miles from us in KY, but we just had a lot of wind and rain a few limbs down .

Has anyone heard from KnotHead at least one of the cells went thru his area?

I will try to go by the club this afternoon also in case there is any clean up needed
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on February 06, 2008, 12:21:19 pm
I went to bed early last night and I guess I slept through the most of it. Woke up about 1:00 with some thunder/lightening, but it didn't seem to bad. Had to be into work this morning by 5:00am and no sign of damage on the way in other then a lot of rain.

Grant, we could have used you competing in the squirrel contest last weekend...with your entry fee that would have made an even $80.00 I won. ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: RG on February 06, 2008, 06:51:25 pm
Knothead is ok I stay in town most of the time Wife don't like that 178 mile round trip anymore Talked to freinds down near my farm and
every thing made it ok Life is Good

Ron
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on February 06, 2008, 10:03:20 pm
Just heard about the tornados down that way. Glad to hear you all came through ok!

Now the question is should we bring shovels to build tornado shelters while we are at the classic?  ??? ;D

David T
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pat B on February 06, 2008, 10:51:57 pm
David, You shouldn't need a shovel but a life jacket and a pair of Welles would help. ;D     Pat
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on February 07, 2008, 04:11:29 am
Pat that was a good one. ;D ;D ;D ;D I checked the farm and shop yesterday and everything
is OK.didn't see any trees down and all the roofs are still intact.  :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on February 08, 2008, 04:16:18 am
FRIDAY AGAIN, Ant got any big plans for this weekend,just same old stuff. ;)I plan on doing some more work on my Osage,maybe even get it tillered this weekend.I also have the splice done on my take down so it is ready for nocks and start the tillering on it.Also may work on some of the Hickory we hauled up last weekend.Other than that just some good chow and relax.Ant hear from
any of the guys but I bet I have some company.Hope yall have a good one.see ya Monday.
Life is good. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on February 08, 2008, 07:37:58 pm
Uh oh! Rain down that way?!?! Thats what I'm tryin to get away from up here in the Northwest. I will bring my rubber ducky to make it feal more like home.

By the way! Where is the best place to set up my tent when I get there? And, what should I expect temperature wise? I have a  -70 degree mummy bag but dont know if that will be a bit much. Anywhere to wash out some clothes? If so I will plan on three pairs of clothing and do a handwash sometime durring the Classic.

Golly baba! I am really getting excited about getting down there and I still have a bit over two months to go!!! I am afraid how I will be as we get closer to the final date.

David T
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: CastIron on February 08, 2008, 09:00:03 pm
Uh oh! Rain down that way?!?! Thats what I'm tryin to get away from up here in the Northwest. I will bring my rubber ducky to make it feal more like home.

By the way! Where is the best place to set up my tent when I get there? And, what should I expect temperature wise? I have a  -70 degree mummy bag but dont know if that will be a bit much. Anywhere to wash out some clothes? If so I will plan on three pairs of clothing and do a handwash sometime durring the Classic.

Golly baba! I am really getting excited about getting down there and I still have a bit over two months to go!!! I am afraid how I will be as we get closer to the final date.

David T



No problem you can wash clothes in the rain  ;D

 There are lots of places to pitch a tent we probably have a extra tent if you don't want to pack one.

Temps can dip into the 40's at night some times in May but might also be in the 80's for the high and upper 50's for the  lows  you won't need long underwear but pack a sweater or light jacket for sitting around the fire.

If you scrape fast enough you may not need a jacket the workout will keep you warm  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on February 09, 2008, 03:39:30 pm
Sounds BALMY to me! We are getting rain now and 30's at night and not much or often into the 50's with humdity and wind. Sounds like paragdise! How are the mosquito conditions about then? Snakes? I hates snakes!!!

Have a one person tent that should be light enough to carry and a backpack for clothing and other essentials. I try to travel light if I can.  Though were I'm going to put the moose billet I have no idea!  Just wish I had the Hupa sinew backed bow finnished and I would have been able to put that in the back pack! Do love them shorties bows!!!

David T
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: CastIron on February 09, 2008, 09:41:43 pm
Sounds BALMY to me! We are getting rain now and 30's at night and not much or often into the 50's with humdity and wind. Sounds like paragdise! How are the mosquito conditions about then? Snakes? I hates snakes!!!

David T

I feel sorry for the poor unlucky  Snake that wanders into this crowd it would be whompted "skint"  and glued to the back of a bow all before you could say Rattleheadcoppermockisen

As for skeeters they aren't much too worry about...... but the ticks that is another matter entirely you might Google Permanon or Duranon one or the other should be available at most Wal-Marts
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on February 10, 2008, 01:23:19 am
I'll be looking for them! Hates Snakes! They got something I can use to keep them away? I'll tell ya my snake horror story when I get there!!! I HATE SNAKES!!!! Mince em dice em chop em! I don't care!!! Any snake that comes near me is .... DINNER!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on February 11, 2008, 04:51:46 am
Had a great weekend,I was by myself Friday but got a lot done.Got my Osage tillered and my take down out to 35@15 ,then flipped the tips and  ready to finish tillering in a day or 2.Sat worked
on some wood cutting and helped a little on Keith's IW. bow.helped him turn up the tips on it.
Supper wasn't much Friday,I don't cook much when I am by myself,so some summer sausage and deer sticks and cracked done just fine.Sat. had a big deer roast.I thought GregB was eating with
us since he was there working ,but he got a call and I ant sure what she said but he got all gitty and was in a GREAT BIG HURRY to get out of there.It must have been something good cause he passed on the roast.It couldn't have been food cause he said she didn't cook. Any way he missed a good meal.  :)  ;D ;D
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on February 11, 2008, 04:54:35 am
My take down and the Osage on the tiller board.Getting the roast thawed for Sat. :)
    Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on February 11, 2008, 05:02:59 am
A sad supper Friday night but a very peaceful time around the fire that night.I cut some wood
SAT. morning.The biggest one is Elm,the middle one is Persimmon and the smallest is IW.
I had a cherry fall across the road in the last storm and had to cut these to get to the Cherry.
Pretty nice trees,looks like several bows there,and GregB with the phone call that pulled him
away. ;D
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on February 11, 2008, 05:12:17 am
O ya on the bows by the truck,I had to clean out the shop where we do the registering for our shoots,so I thought while I had them togeather I would get a shot of them.They were from 07.
GregB laying out a couple of Dogwood bows and straighting the tip of an Osage he is building for his
brother,he did get a little done before he had to run,and George a good friend of the club. :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on February 11, 2008, 05:18:34 am
Splitting some Hickory,shooting my Osage for the first time.One of our kids practicing with his spear and my take down on the tiller board. :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on February 11, 2008, 05:22:11 am
A little tip work,Our newest Member Art,he has been in Archery for almost 60 years and Grant
,making another one of his outstanding shots. ;D
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on February 11, 2008, 05:26:18 am
Now this looks more like it for supper,a little more tip work and Grant taking up GregB's slack.  ;) ;D
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on February 11, 2008, 05:33:02 am
My plate,now that hit the spot,my take down out to 35@15 ,need a little more work on the bottom limb,a little stiff and flipping the tips on it.We seem to do that a lot but got to where we really like it so most of the bows get that.Hope yall had as good a weekend as I did.It was great
weather and got a lot done.Along with all the stuff I got done we also got the practice range
set and about 6 truck loads of wood cut for the fire pit and all you guys/gals coming to the
Tn. Classic,got to have fire.Life is good. ;) :) :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on February 11, 2008, 12:23:20 pm
Does look like I missed out on a good meal Saturday night at the club. I made salmon patties, stewed potatoes and toasted french bread...not to bad a meal.  :)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cowboy on February 11, 2008, 08:48:54 pm
Looks like another day at the office for you guys - do ya'll do that every day? I know you know how good ya got it ;).
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on February 12, 2008, 03:45:13 am
Not every day cowboy just ever weekend. :) and yes we do. :) ;)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on February 12, 2008, 06:42:46 am
Cowboy, even though I try not to ...I think I probably take it for granted at times. This string Pappy has been carrying on so long now and the responses we get from everyone helps us to realize we do have it really good here. Some of you guys need to move to Clarksville so we can share yall too can enjoy life in the way that we've become accustomed!  ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: CastIron on February 12, 2008, 08:51:27 am
Ya Cowboy,
When you see the welcome to Clarksville sign it says underneath   A Venison Roast in Every Pot (cast iron) and a Osage Stave in every Vise ;D ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on February 12, 2008, 10:42:14 am
Speaking of roast,I am already thinking about supper Fri. night. ???  ;D Was going to do the brat thing but we done them for mid. day meal Sat. :)
   Pappy

   
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: TRACY on February 12, 2008, 11:32:57 am
Flipping the tips, is that with steam or dry heat? Good thing that youngster's a marksman with the spear or you'd have a flat ;D. Thanks, Tracy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on February 12, 2008, 11:44:11 am
Tracy I use dry heat on Osage and got to where we use it on I.W. and have done some Hickory,
You really have to be careful with the Hickory and go real slow and get it real hot.I also oil the Hickory,never seen ant need to oil The Osage.Steam might be the safest way on the Hickory but heat is quicker.Ya the kid is a pretty good shot.Only got one in the leg this week. ;D ;D ;D
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on February 12, 2008, 12:13:56 pm
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Speaking of roast,I am already thinking about supper Fri. night.
When's Grant going to do his famous Raspberry porkchops again!  ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cowboy on February 12, 2008, 07:15:45 pm
That's a bow man's paradise fer sure! If I make it out there I know I won't go home hungry ;D..
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: CastIron on February 14, 2008, 03:33:07 pm
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Speaking of roast,I am already thinking about supper Fri. night.
When's Grant going to do his famous Raspberry porkchops again!  ;D

How about Friday think you can come out and play yet..... >:D >:D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on February 15, 2008, 03:54:18 am
I can I can, ;D ;DPlan on being down early today.Had 2 loads of gravel dumped yesterday so
I need to get the blade on the tractor and get that spread before the rain if I can.I also
plan on rawhide backing my take down this evening.I got the tips finished yesterday so ready for rawhide and then finish tillering.Then skins,grip and seal.Can't get that all this time but maybe next week.Took Joanie out last night so I am good for at least another month. ;) May cut a little more wood,Hickory on top of the hill,Grant needs black pot wood so that should be good for that.
Some cooking, scraping,and shooting and who knows what else we may get into.Hope yall have a good one.See ya Monday.Life is good. :)
    Pappy


   
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on February 15, 2008, 06:24:31 am
Hmm....Raspberry porkchops....the wheels are turning, what do I need to bring?  ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on February 15, 2008, 08:00:45 am
Yourself I guess,we will find something.Maybe Grant will chime in,haven't heard from him
so I don't know what his plans are.I did get the gravel dumped for his new black pot
kitchen so now all we need is rocks and some split Hickory. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Keith V on February 15, 2008, 08:02:41 am
I will be down Sat. afternoon. The wife is going to visit the kids at school. What about those pork chops Sat. night? I need to finish up on my IW bow.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: CastIron on February 15, 2008, 09:23:56 am
I think Saturday will work for porkchops that way they can marinade a little longer,    Greg think you could find some Sweet taters they go pretty good with them pork chops?

So now what to do about tonight ??? ???

I hope to get down early today also to get started on those "Pappy's Autographs" signed Here posters for the classic  >:D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Keith V on February 15, 2008, 09:59:35 am
CastIron,

Anything I can bring for Sat. night.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on February 18, 2008, 04:17:11 am
Had a great weekend.Got a lot done.I got my take down rawhide backed and the tips
on and trimmed down.Now it is ready to finish tillering.Got all the gravel spread and rocks
hauled up from an old home place to build Grants Black pot pit.Also got more wood cut
so now I think we have enough to get us by.We had Stir fried venison for supper Friday night and stuffed pork chops and garlic cream taters for Sat. night.Man Grant out done his
self on that one.Grant got his Hickory laid out and Greg got his Osage comming a long
nicely.He also got 2 Dog Wood bows roughed out.We got the bellies split off the Hickory we are using at the Classic so now they are ready to be busted into stave's.Here are some pictures.O ya we also got to shoot some so we had a full weekend.Life is good. :)
    Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on February 18, 2008, 04:21:42 am
Finishing the raw hide on the take down,Grant working on his Hickory and Greg on his
Osage.Supper Friday night and What Grant wants his bow to look like when he gets finished.
    Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on February 18, 2008, 04:25:34 am
Supper.Greg's bow on the tiller stick and him trying to hide the jar of homemade
salsa. :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on February 18, 2008, 04:29:34 am
Sat. morning,Greg laying out the Dogwood bows.Then he got a call and we thought for sure he was going to bail on us like last week.That cell phone was the worst thing he could have done. ;) ;D
    Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on February 18, 2008, 04:32:21 am
Busting some Hickory and me spreading some Gravel for our need fire pit.
    Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on February 18, 2008, 04:35:50 am
Racking gravel.The Hickory after bellys have been split off.The guys getting ready to get there butts kicked on the range.Also a load of rock for the fire pit.Man that was a job. :)
    Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on February 18, 2008, 04:40:08 am
Getting supper ready for Sat.Case still trying to get a fire started,some of you primitive fire builders need to teach this boy at the Classic.If I don't have Diesel fuel I am lost. ;D
    Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on February 18, 2008, 04:43:12 am
Another load of wood and getting ready for the Sat. night meal. :) Yum Yum.
    Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on February 18, 2008, 04:48:27 am
O ya I forgot my AR long bow,we have a little dog problem sometime so I try and stay prepared.  ;) :) Keith ,Greg and me enjoying the great meal KING Grant made for us.
Me and my girl relaxing around the fire after the meal. :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on February 18, 2008, 04:51:55 am
My take down and Dogwood,good thing I have bows to shoot,I ant comming a long to fast on these. :) Now 5 day till I can do it again,can't hardly wait. :) Life is good.
    Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on February 18, 2008, 06:58:13 am
We really did get a lot done over the weekend, more then we really even set out to accomplish. I even got an osage bow I'm making for my brother past brace and out to 18". He's wanting a lite-weight bow that he can hunt with. He has had shoulder surgery before and can't handle a lot of weight. I had already given him a bow, but it's gotten to heavy for him.

Grant really did a great job on those stuffed cranberry porkchops!  ;D He even had a sauce to spread over them that had a hint of...scotch whiskey in it!   ;) The venison stir fry wasn't anything to laugh at either.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: TRACY on February 18, 2008, 07:49:32 am
Hey Pappy I have a couple of those AR longbows suppressed with night vision. Used them for urban deer removal throughout the U.S. Looks like a lot of good fellowship going on. Keep up the good work!
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on February 18, 2008, 10:19:51 am
Ya if one thing can be said we have a lot of fellowship going on.Mine was a gift for a good friend
and AL tho I ant much of a gun guy I really like this thing and can actually shoot it pretty good. :)
    Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on February 18, 2008, 11:00:35 am
Looks like a spring day there, we just got another foot of snow >:(
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: CastIron on February 18, 2008, 03:09:32 pm
Looks like a spring day there, we just got another foot of snow >:(

With the wind we have today even those big rocks won't be safe to stack I did get the iron plate for the bottom of the fire pit located and ready to haul down to the club.
one more day or so and the outdoor cast iron cooking area should be ready get down to some serious cooking.  ;D ;D

We don't want Dana or Greg to go hungry at the classic and have to resort to picnic basket theft  >:D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on February 18, 2008, 03:50:40 pm
Can I help out with the basket raiding!?!? Sounds like huntin for dinner but more dangerous.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on February 18, 2008, 04:02:37 pm
Sure you help David, your on point. Oh yea everyone is armed there >:D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on February 18, 2008, 04:31:37 pm
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I did get the iron plate for the bottom of the fire pit located and ready to haul down to the club.
one more day or so and the outdoor cast iron cooking area should be ready get down to some serious cooking.

If what I've been experiencing down at the club isn't "serious cooking", then I don't know if I can handle getting serious! ;)  I thought I had been doing some "serious" eatin', but I could be mistaken... ;D

Thanks again for those outstanding stuffed cranberry porkchops...they had some "seriously" awesome flavor! ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: CastIron on February 18, 2008, 06:11:42 pm
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I did get the iron plate for the bottom of the fire pit located and ready to haul down to the club.
one more day or so and the outdoor cast iron cooking area should be ready get down to some serious cooking.

If what I've been experiencing down at the club isn't "serious cooking", then I don't know if I can handle getting serious! ;)  I thought I had been doing some "serious" eatin', but I could be mistaken... ;D

Thanks again for those outstanding stuffed cranberry porkchops...they had some "seriously" awesome flavor! ;D

Perhaps we should plan on having pork chops one night the week before the classic weekend we will have to see who shows up  ;)     of course canned chili is good too  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on February 18, 2008, 06:14:26 pm
Sounds good to me, if all goes well I just might be there the weekend before.
Canned chili bleech :o :'(
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on February 19, 2008, 04:30:50 am
Ya the wind was tough,I went down yesterday and had to nail the tin back on
the side porch.Got it done and I think it will hold this time.Dana that would be great have 2
foreigners for a week  >:D ;) We would love to have you.That will give us some time to show yall around the place. :) We might even talk some politics and religion around the fire. ;) ;D ;D Now
all we need is jamie. :)
    Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on February 19, 2008, 06:28:24 am
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We might even talk some politics and religion around the fire.
Let me know the night you're planning to talk politic's and I'll plan something at home that night!  ;D
It can get down right nasty talkin' politic's around the club...consider yourself's warned!  ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on February 19, 2008, 06:48:24 am
Pappy I have to come now that sounds like a Double Dog Dare to me ;D Politics and Religion what could
possibly go wrong Greg >:D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on February 19, 2008, 07:01:37 am
Ya what could go wrong Greg. ;D ;D
    Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: BearG on February 19, 2008, 09:16:50 am
well I dont know about politics or a religious debate,  but I'll kick back and drink some Miller Lites ( necture of God )
and listen.  Only 67 more days till I plan on coming down but whos counting. ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: CastIron on February 19, 2008, 09:39:51 am
well I dont know about politics or a religious debate,  but I'll kick back and drink some Miller Lites ( necture of God )
and listen.  Only 67 more days till I plan on coming down but whos counting. ;D


Perhaps,  GregB could bring a case of wine and then sing a little "Old Black Water"  for us so as to defuse the political debate........ he can save the praying for the next morning  >:D >:D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on February 19, 2008, 10:30:08 am
Ya the last time he done Old Black Water ,he was doing some praying off the front porch. ;D
the next day.I thought me was ordering a Buick but there wasn't any car salesman around.  ;D ;)
    Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: BearG on February 19, 2008, 11:50:48 am
DIDN'T HEAR THOSE STORIES YET.
GREGB AND DAN SHARING THE SAME M.O.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: CastIron on February 19, 2008, 11:55:33 am
Ya the last time he done Old Black Water ,he was doing some praying off the front porch. ;D
the next day.I thought me was ordering a Buick but there wasn't any car salesman around.  ;D ;)
    Pappy

    A BUICK    :o  I can see Greg propped up in a 1965 Duce and a 1/4 ....the Gangster lean   bumper bullets tail fens and all  >:D >:D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on February 19, 2008, 04:25:40 pm
 ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on February 19, 2008, 04:37:21 pm
Confused already David, the party hasn't even bugun yet >:D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on February 19, 2008, 07:12:09 pm
Well, I got the idea about the porch. But the Buick line kinda went over my head! What the heck are ya all putten in those drinks!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on February 20, 2008, 03:56:10 am
Tiller a nice way to say puke.ya know Buickkkkkkk. ;D ;D Man I don't know about you ,Good thing you are staying a week it is going to take a while to get you up to speed. ;) ;D ;D
Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on February 20, 2008, 06:20:34 am
I kinda remember that night about four years ago, and that's the last year I made wine for some reason???  ;D  I've decided to spend the rest of my life being the designated...whatever the situation calls for involving the rest of you guys. I'll just sit back and watch the show. ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on February 20, 2008, 04:17:58 pm
Ahhh! Pappy, Greg! I think I will stay away from Gregs wine. But I do like a good beer!  ;D  Yep, I guess I just been haning out with the ladies to long.  Need some good ol' fashioned corruptin!  >:D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on February 20, 2008, 04:47:16 pm
That shouldn't be a problem David. >:D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: mullet on February 20, 2008, 09:14:50 pm
   Hey David, Buick's a Southern thing. ;D ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pat B on February 20, 2008, 11:15:54 pm
David, We will have all the corruption Pappy will allow! ;D >:D  Some real Southern Hospitality.  Pat
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on February 21, 2008, 01:49:12 am
Sounds good to me!   ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Dustybaer on February 21, 2008, 03:16:02 am
dtiller, you'll like it.  trust me.  i had the privilege to enjoy that "southern hospitality" last year.... and i loved it (only down side was the lack of PBR  ;D )
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on February 21, 2008, 04:44:03 am
Ya we all have a good time,little sleep and lot of bow stuff.But that is kind of the way it is most of the time down here.So much fun ,sometimes I can hardly stand it. ;) ;D ;D I'll have to tell you the
Dustybare and miss Joanie and the consession stand story when you get here,We talk about it still from time to time. :)
Pappy
   
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Dustybaer on February 21, 2008, 04:53:30 am
pappy, i'm still sorry about that.  blame it on the dumb german who had no clue you could have an archery event without selling beer  ???

by the way, this is my son eric (17) having a beer with dad at an archery event last summer.  that is so common (and legal) in germany i couldn't imagine it would be different anywhere else.

please extend my apologies (again) to Ms. Joanie.

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on February 21, 2008, 06:15:00 am
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had no clue you could have an archery event without selling beer 

by the way, this is my son eric (17) having a beer with dad at an archery event last summer.  that is so common (and legal) in germany i couldn't imagine it would be different anywhere else.

I went on a business trip to europe a couple of years ago and was at a pizzaria in Verona, Italy one evening. At the adjoining table set a mother with two children I would guess between ages 6-8 years old...all three were drinking red wine with their pizza. So was I by the way! ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Dustybaer on February 21, 2008, 06:26:23 am
that's a little extreme.  drinking age (in germany) for beer and wine is 16, for hard stuff 18.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: mullet on February 21, 2008, 08:16:22 am
 When my son was working with me in Texas the drinking age was 21 and he was 18. I figured if a man was in the Army Reserve and working all day on a drill rig he should be able to drink a few. Then we found out Texas has a great law,As long as the parent buys it he can drink it at the bar like anybody else.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: TRACY on February 21, 2008, 08:39:49 am
I don't know Mullet, we use that saying on this side of the Mason-Dixon also. Kinda made my stomach rumble at the though of it :o
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on February 21, 2008, 08:55:12 am
No need to apologize to miss Joanie ,she thought it was funny.When I grew up it was 18.
Of course I waited. ;D ;) I wanted to keep my self pure. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on February 21, 2008, 12:09:46 pm
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Of course I waited.   I wanted to keep my self pure.

Pappy, I think you've more then made up for lost time since then... ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on February 21, 2008, 02:13:02 pm
I do believe I am going to have a fun time! Now what the heck is PBR?  ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on February 21, 2008, 02:20:16 pm
Question! Is BYOB ok? Or BYOW?  ???
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on February 21, 2008, 02:29:48 pm
Pabst Blue Ribbon blech is supposed to be beer but I think its really mule p*^#  ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: mullet on February 21, 2008, 05:56:18 pm
  Yep, Dana's right. It's right up there with Old Style and Schlitz.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on February 21, 2008, 06:20:45 pm
I will definatly bring my own then!
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: CastIron on February 21, 2008, 09:42:30 pm
No need to apologize to miss Joanie ,she thought it was funny.When I grew up it was 18.
Of course I waited. ;D ;) I wanted to keep my self pure. :)
   Pappy


Yep, pure as the Driven Snow around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant    >:D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pat B on February 21, 2008, 11:21:03 pm
Watch out Dana. You are attacking Pappy's livelihood! ::)  Marius and I had a thing going last year about PBR...and I didn't come through for him. No wonder he ain't coming back this year. :(...and it's all my fault. :'(
   Pappy, I can look in your eyes and see how pure you are. ;) 8)
   David, If you don't have fun at the Classic, its your own fault! ;)    Pat
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on February 22, 2008, 12:50:40 am
Well, Pat with a challenge like that I will just have to live up to it! Fun is my middle name.  8)  Think someone can teach me how to make primitive arrows while I'm there? I have always wanted to learn but never had the time. I'm OK at flintknapping so points will not be a problem. Just hand me some stone and you have a happy camper. Uhm! I should mention that you might want to brush off the chairs before you sit down. I tend to be really bad at cleaning up after myself!  ;D

Dana, I agree about Pabst! Never shall it ever again pass between these lips. Especially after I tried a barley wine the other day. Nectar of the GODS!!! Just be prepared . It has a huge alcohol content! Hmmm! Maybe thats like handing a highly cafenaited and chocked full of sugar drink to a child and then tossing them the car keys with this crowd!  :o  ;D Though the results might be interesting!  >:D

DustyBear, I want to hear more about this concesion stand and the beer debacle! Sounds like a very interresting time!
 
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Dustybaer on February 22, 2008, 01:16:05 am
Marius and I had a thing going last year about PBR...and I didn't come through for him. No wonder he ain't coming back this year. :(...and it's all my fault. :'(
   Pat

actually it's the pictures y'all took of me that are keeping me away  ;D


DustyBear, I want to hear more about this concession stand and the beer debacle! Sounds like a very interresting time!
 

i'll let pappy tell the story.  i'm too embarrassed.

and yes, i had the time of my life there (and i mean it too)  it was the most unique experience and days after i left i was still daydreaming about that weekend.  in fact, there should be an article coming out in the next PA issue, that describes the way i perceived that weekend.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on February 22, 2008, 02:14:23 am
Marius I always wondered if all them pictures I resized for ya worked out. ???

Pat Pappy's a Miller man and thats usually what I drink so I think i'm in good company ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Dustybaer on February 22, 2008, 02:21:32 am
dana, i sent all your pictures to ed ingold (and some from other people as well)  we'll have to wait for the article, to see which ones are going to be published.  thanks again for your help.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on February 22, 2008, 04:22:20 am
Miller/Coors/PBR/Sam Adams/Corona you name it,if it don't have Eagles on it we sell it.
Well Friday again and plan on another big weekend.We have a meeting Sat. to start
getting ready for our first shoot and lay somemore plans for the Classic.I plan to finish
tillering my take down and maybe get some snake skins on it.It's out to 45@20 so
shouldn't take to long.I have a couple more to work on if I get time.I put some
beans in to soak last night and laid out some deer tenderloin for supper Friday
or Sat. ant decided yet.Terry and Case is coming down to stay tonight and do a
little small game hunting Sat.We have a small game hunt for the club this weekend
so if I can get away from the shop I may get out and try and kick something up.
Hope yall have a good one and I will talk to yall Monday. . :) I plan on getting out
of here early today. ;D ;D Life is good. :)
    Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on February 22, 2008, 06:25:35 am
Well if we promised Marius to have plenty of PBR on hand and not take any pictures of him in poor taste...do you think we might could convince him to come back?  ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Dustybaer on February 22, 2008, 07:14:51 am
 ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: mullet on February 22, 2008, 10:34:31 am
  Well after drinking Bud Lite for so long, I've been trying to get used to Miller Lite so when I come up I won't stand out in the crowd. I might just stick with the Crown.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Justin Snyder on February 22, 2008, 11:20:50 am
I want to know if you guys figured out how to turn off the sprinklers.  I don't think I am completely dry yet.  Just a little bit of sunshine without rain would be nice.  ;D Justin
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: BearG on February 22, 2008, 12:21:51 pm
I want to know if you guys figured out how to turn off the sprinklers.  I don't think I am completely dry yet.  Just a little bit of sunshine without rain would be nice.   Justin

RAIN AT THE CLASSIC.  that would never happen ;D >:D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on February 22, 2008, 01:03:16 pm
Rain has to be better than snow ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on February 22, 2008, 06:53:56 pm
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Just a little bit of sunshine without rain would be nice.

No hope in controlling mother nature, but we are putting down a lot of gravel to hopefully cut down on the mud. :)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on February 22, 2008, 07:50:03 pm
I got dibs on the high ground for camping on!  ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on February 25, 2008, 04:30:49 am
Had a great weekend,Got my take down tillered and snake skins on.Now all it need is a grip and sealed up.We also got the bellies split off all the Hickory for the Classic and some of it narrowed down,got a ways to go but we are coming along.Got the range set for our 2 day shoot coming up and had a good meeting.Keith got his IW tillered and shooting,turned out nice.We got Grants
other fire pit finished also so he can watch it while in the consession stand.Good place for his
famous black pot cooking.Cut another load of wood also,so we are in good shape for the coming
year.Had some good eating also.Deer backstrap and taters Friday night and loin and taters Sat. along with some smoked loin form a pig [no less]Had a clobber also Sat.[Greg eat all of that]All in
all it was a very good weekend,hope yall had a good one also.Life is good. :) O ya mixed beans also.
    Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on February 25, 2008, 04:35:05 am
That was the tiller on my take down 53@26 and soaking beans and getting meat ready for Sat. evening meal.Got to get started early.I stained the rawhide on the take down to make the skins show up better and a couple of the cute kids that hang around with us a lot.  :)
    Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on February 25, 2008, 04:39:04 am
Supper Friday night,Terry checking out my new neck knife and Chris working on a bow[He is Knotheads boy] Started it a while back but now he is coming right a long wit it.Got it floor
tillered Friday night. :)
    Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on February 25, 2008, 04:43:38 am
I gave Case a Steel to build fires so he stayed at that most of the weekend.About wore it out.Me and Sadie just relaxing and the beans about ready.Yum Yum. :) Some of you guys that can need to show this boy how to build a fire at the Classic,My best way involves diesel fuel. ;D ;)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on February 25, 2008, 04:47:31 am
Snake skins on my take down,The meeting[good looking bunch of guys]Terry raising H##^
on the four wheeler, and of course Mr. President[Knothead]  :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on February 25, 2008, 04:52:36 am
Grant and Steve working on the new cooking pit,GregB and Big A splitting some Hickory,
Notice the shim when cutting it on the band saw,You have to do that sometime to keep it from pinching on big stuff.And of course a little shooting,the self bow guys hung right in there with the custom boys.Ya. ;D ;)
    Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on February 25, 2008, 04:57:15 am
Getting some stuff laid out for supper[a little extra]more stayed than I had planed.As you can
see I do do a little,it's just I always have the camera.Steve busting the elm I cut a couple of weeks ago.Man that stuff is tough.The cooking pit finished and ready for some cooking. :)
     Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on February 25, 2008, 05:03:45 am
O ya the last picture is Keith's IW finished tillered.I think 54 @27 The next picture is the first shot.It shot great.Greg and Ron,while we were cleaning out the hot box found 2 Nice Osage stave's they and floor tillered and straightened last year and didn't even remember they had them.
Chad [the singing bowyer] came to visit and was going to work on a bow he had started back in the summer but after all the catching up and supper he never got around to it. :) ;)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on February 25, 2008, 05:08:24 am
Also above was the skins on the take down.Turned out pretty good.Getting supper ready for Sat. night and Keith working on some deer horn nocks on his IW. :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on February 25, 2008, 05:13:07 am
Supper Sat. night GregB and the clobber,The stack of split Hickory[we hope it will make enough]
well that's it till next week.Can't wait till Friday. :) ;) Life is good. :)
    Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on February 25, 2008, 06:32:55 am
Somebody else must have had some of that cobbler also...I don't think my one bowl was responsible for half the cobbler being eaten. :)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Dustybaer on February 25, 2008, 06:35:04 am
i know i was gone for a long time, but weren't you supposed to be on a diet?  >:D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on February 25, 2008, 07:07:44 am
Ya the see food diet,you know the rest.GregB I didn't see anyone else in it.  ;D ;D Dusty
he works it off splitting Hickory. ;) I will have to say the deer out done the pork so I filled up on that.I get my sugar from another source. ;)
    Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Keenan on February 25, 2008, 10:48:24 am
 All you southern folk sure have a good time, ;D  What nobody talking about buicks this time ???  That is one nice looking bunch of staves you got there.
  I've had this strong desire to start a thread called "Life is good up north" but I don't think the pics of a few of us sitting in the rain and snow freezing our tails, off would be as appealing. ;D
 And the ballony sandwich just dosen't look that tasty compared to the pork and beans. :-\   Keenan
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on February 25, 2008, 12:08:14 pm
Keenan,
While enjoying our dinner Saturday night, we watched the video "Alone in the Wild" about the guy that build his own cabin and lived in Alaska for 30 some odd years. He seemed to get around pretty good with the use of snowshoes...don't know a way around losing your arrows in the snow though.  :)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on February 25, 2008, 12:16:29 pm
Greg I lost 3 to the snow in my backyard yesterday >:( Had spring fever so I snowblowed a trail so I could shoot
it was 30 degrees and the sun was out, just a beautiful day ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Keenan on February 26, 2008, 02:26:16 am
 Greg, thats great inspiration and I think the way around losin them arrows is to not miss what yer shootin at. ;D >:D  Sure wish I could do that ::) ::) Ther is only one real major problem with the snow.  It seems to have a way of showing whats really going on while my wife is out and about. :o :o  Set of tracks through the snow out to the barn, over to this pile of staves, then to that pile of staves, then back to the shop, then over to the bow freezer that has the skins and feathers and such. And then there are the countless places where I just seemed to wonder in circles. Must have been on the phone talking about hunting or bows. ;D :D  Keenan
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on February 26, 2008, 04:37:05 am
Now that is what I need ,a bow freezer,my wife gets a tore up when she finds snakes and
dead stuff in her freezer.Especially if they ant even been skinned yet.  ;D :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on February 26, 2008, 06:33:03 am
Keenan, you think wearing some drywallers stilts with deer hooves on the them might fool your wife as to your real activities?...as long as you don't get caught wearing them that is. ;D

Dana, hopefully you'll find them during the spring thaw. ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: The Singing Bowyer on February 26, 2008, 07:30:26 am
There wasn't any snow up there Sat night, but it wasn't all that warm, either....  Of course, watching a man living in a cabin in Alaska when the temps are 40 below made it seem a bit warmer... :)

The cobbler didn't hurt, either   ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Keenan on February 26, 2008, 09:17:08 am
Pappy. Yep your own freezer makes life a whole lot more peacefull. Found a small one at a garage sale and it solved all the problems with the storage thing. When ever I find a snake or some friend gets a turkey or what ever, just toss it in the freezer till I have the time to deal with it. Just hope it never goes out on me, that might not be good ;D :-\

  Greg, I like it, >:D  Do you think she'll start to wonder what the deer are up to ???        Keenan
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Otoe Bow on February 26, 2008, 12:22:28 pm
Once again Pappy, your post have made my day, the only problem is looking at it before lunch.   :(  Tuna salad looks pretty paltry compared to that. 

I bought a used refrigerator/freezer for $50 and have it out in the man-cave.  Nothing in it but beverages and dead things.

Otoe
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on February 27, 2008, 09:23:23 am
I guess I need another,I had one but she took it over to.Women go figure,wanting to clean it all the time and keep everything straight. ;) ;D ;D
    Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Stonedog on February 27, 2008, 10:15:44 am
Man!  I am pea green with envy!  Too bad I can't get anything like that going her in Kentucky!
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on February 27, 2008, 10:46:44 am
Stonedog,it takes some time but like I heard one time ,you build it and they will come.It
has taken us about 10 years to get this where it is and we are always looking for ways to improve on it.Of course it helps to have a core group that have and keep it on there minds. :) We aren't far from some parts of Ky. come on down and visit sometime. :)
    Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Keith V on February 28, 2008, 11:14:34 am
Pappy,

Are we still going to the shoot Sat. Will see ya'll at big lots at 6:45. Hope to shoot the new IW.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on February 28, 2008, 11:41:33 am
Yep thats the plan.See ya then.
    Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on February 29, 2008, 04:26:34 am
Can't believe it's Friday again,got big plans again.Going to try and finely finish my take down
if there is time.I have a 18x22 shed coming to add on to the shop and have to get it leveled
and some post set,then Sat. morning a bunch of us or headed out to an archery shoot,that will be fun,haven't had a bunch go out in a while.Then more work getting ready for our 2 day shoot the next weekend.Still have plenty to do in preprations for the Classic.Man I need to quit work it really gets in the way.Don't know what else we might get into but I am sure it will involve some
scrapping,cooking and eating.  ;D ;) Throw in a little shooting and a cold beverage O MAN. :)
Hope yall have a good one also see ya Monday.[life is good. :)]
  Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on February 29, 2008, 06:54:10 am
Hope I can make the shoot tomorrow, should know today. Keith came by last night and borrowed the makings to put a grip on his new hhb bow. Looking to shoot it in the morning.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on February 29, 2008, 07:50:16 am
Great,I would like to see how it dose,I need to work on my IW also,I have it ready to brace.
By the way I laid out some backstrap steaks for today or tomorrow,depending on what I get
into this evening and have time to cook them.   :)
   Pappy 
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on March 03, 2008, 04:56:19 am
Had a great weekend,the weather was beautiful so that helped.Got everything set up for the shed Friday evening and some good steak and taters.Sat morning went out to a local club for a little lesson in shooting a bow and arrowfrom GregB.Man he was on. :)Then got back and the guys were  there with the shed.Got it set up and it is looking good.Lots more room for the classic.Had to suffer through more steak and taters Sat. night.Greg got the Osage bow he has been working on Braced and mostly tillered.It was a tough piece cause of all the worm holes.I didn't get anymore done to my take down but did get the other Osage I have been working on Tillered yesterday.It turned out 50@27 and looks pretty good.We also got a lot of clean up done in prepration for our shoot this coming weekend,Got the drive way straightened out and the concession stand and cooler cleaned out so we should be ready to go ,come Friday evening.Here are some pictures from the weekend.
Life is good. ;)
    Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on March 03, 2008, 04:59:27 am
Getting the spot ready for the shed,Castiron watching to make sure I am doing it right and King Knothead just watching the fire,Also getting a little supper ready,nothing like beacon grease for taters.  ;D
    Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on March 03, 2008, 05:01:51 am
A little Robin Hood on the tube while eating a good steak and tater supper,don't get much better than that. :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on March 03, 2008, 05:07:22 am
Supper Friday night,A good friend stopped by [Woody]I'll have to tell yall sometime how he got that name.Then a little breakfast Sat. morning and off to the shoot.The last shot is Art ,one of our members.He is 77 and still gets right in there with us,Hope I can do that at that age.He was shooting a bow before I was boned.  :) Also he is our token Yankee.  ;) ;D
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on March 03, 2008, 05:10:40 am
Some more shots of the shoot.Grant, Keith and GregB.and a shot of the days first 12 ring,That would be Pappy's arrow ,but it didn't last. ;D
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on March 03, 2008, 05:14:12 am
A few more shots of some pretty good groups of arrows.Getting something started for supper.The guys putting the shed togeather and a sot of GregB 's Osage  braced.
    Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on March 03, 2008, 05:17:49 am
Greg backed the Osage with rawhide cause of the worm holes.The shed set up and me doing a little tweeking on my Osage.Also Knotheads son Chris practicing a little Turkey talk. :)
    Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on March 03, 2008, 05:21:28 am
Supper Sat. evening.Grant checking out our new cooler for the concession stand.  :)
    Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on March 03, 2008, 05:28:23 am
Supper.Yum Yum. Top top off the weeken I got home Sunday to find 2 stave's Gary Davis
sent me [I don't know why] of course he did GregB. ;) ;D One was Osage/B.L. splice .He
said just wanted to give me something different and the other was what he called curly Osage
it has some of the most beautiful grain I have seen,he said he had only see a few pieces of this
in all he has ever done.I will try and do the proud. :) Also some shots of my Osage Braced and tillered to 27 inches. :)
    Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on March 03, 2008, 05:31:29 am
The shed up ,not finished but up and anchored anyway. and a few more shots of the Osage.
Life is Good.Can't wait till Friday.Hope yall had a good one also. :)
    Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: medicinewheel on March 03, 2008, 05:44:46 am

it still keeps me in astounment to see how much work you guys get done BESIDES al the cooking !!!

ahh, btw the tiller looks great!

frank
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Stonedog on March 03, 2008, 06:45:10 am
I cannot tell if'n I envy ya'll, hate, ya'll or love yalll!  LOL!  Maybe a bit of everything!

I defenitely need to get my carcass down there!
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Dustybaer on March 03, 2008, 07:04:59 am
just two remarks:  on the pictures with the nice groups, i see nothing but plastic nocks  >:D

the picture with grant showing off the new cooler, is that one for beer?   ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on March 03, 2008, 07:21:32 am
Ya I know Dusty,I am so ashamed. ;) >:D Yes the cooler can be.Stonedog you got to love us. :)
It is a great bunch of guy I run with,well most of them. ;)
    Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Dustybaer on March 03, 2008, 08:11:11 am
go figure, first you let me make a fool of myself in front of Ms. Joanie, but the moment i announce i'm not coming, you get a new cooler and start selling beer  ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on March 03, 2008, 08:32:29 am
We don't sell beer ,but after dark I give a lot away. ;D ;)
    Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Dustybaer on March 03, 2008, 09:28:22 am
i know, i was just teasing you, since you won't let me forget the incident with Ms. Joanie  ;D 
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: hawkbow on March 03, 2008, 10:02:00 am
All those pictures are great.. makes me hungry looking at all that great food though....  now I wish i had friends ....... :'( lol
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: TRACY on March 03, 2008, 10:47:47 am
 Is the Lite the secret in steaming or bending your staves? :D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on March 03, 2008, 12:26:46 pm
I was weak Saturday afternoon and worked on an osage bow for my brother instead of working on hickory staves for the Tn. Classic.  :)  Got to get over that and get back on those staves..."and miles to go before I sleep". ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on March 03, 2008, 02:22:34 pm
God! I'm hungry again and I just ate!  I think I may end up gainning weight arround you all durring the classic!  ;D  Nice bows by the way! Love them recurves. Need to make one while I'm with ya all. (Heck my Deleware twang is returning!)  ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: medicinewheel on March 03, 2008, 02:54:56 pm
....  now I wish i had friends ....... :'( lol

same here: i would be such a great guy if i had friends to tell me!!
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on March 04, 2008, 04:08:06 am
Tracy it ant the secerct but it will make where it don't bother you as much when they break. ;D ;D
I am blessed I have a lot of good friends.Ya Greg we both need to finish our projects and get on
that,I have been as bad as you this year. I think I am about done now.But then we have a shoot this weekend and will be gone the next and opening Turkey season the next,man where dose the time go.I guess I may have to start doing some durning the week. I got 10 new bandsaw blades yesterday so we should be ready to go. :)
    Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: BearG on March 04, 2008, 04:10:17 pm
Pappy nice new shed.  I dont think even Gary Davis could hit his head on that, by the way it looks.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on March 06, 2008, 04:03:28 am
Ya I made sure it was high enough,I never had a problem.
    Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on March 06, 2008, 04:58:20 am
Almost friday Pappy :) Can't wait to come spend a week with you and the gang, winters really starting to suck bad :(
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on March 06, 2008, 06:45:21 am
Dana, last weekend was nice and warm...even saw a few folks wearing t-shirts out. This weekend is supposed to be cold with mixed precip. Not the best weather for our first bow shoot of the year, but we'll persevere! :)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: CastIron on March 06, 2008, 07:03:39 am
Dana, last weekend was nice and warm...even saw a few folks wearing t-shirts out. This weekend is supposed to be cold with mixed precip. Not the best weather for our first bow shoot of the year, but we'll persevere! :)

Greg I have a nice warm spot for you this weekend of course you might smell like grilled onions for the next week but the kitchen will be warmer than the bow shed  >:D >:D >:D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on March 06, 2008, 07:44:28 am
I'm bringing a space heater for the pavilion and we may need to try out Grants new fire pit.
Life will still be good just cold. ;)
    Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on March 06, 2008, 12:16:24 pm
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Life will still be good just cold.
  That's right!

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Greg I have a nice warm spot for you this weekend of course you might smell like grilled onions for the next week but the kitchen will be warmer than the bow shed
  Grant, I'd better stay in the bowshed working on hickory staves...I might come around and provide some morale support though...what time did you say dinner will be served?  ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on March 07, 2008, 04:10:14 am
Well this should be interesting if nothing else.We have a 2 day shoot this weekend and
they are calling for 4 inches of snow with winds up to 30mph out of the N-W.I don't know
how much time I will have in the shop,but I bet I will find time to get around the fire. ;D
Don't have any big plans except getting through this shoot.I need to be with Greg in the shop
working on Hickory but Me and BigA are going to be confined to the kitchen.I did get a finish on the Osage I have been working on ,so I think it is done and all I like on the take down is a grip
so I may find time in between burgers to make a grip.We are headed out to the TTAS banquet
next Friday for the weekend so time is getting tight but we will manage.Hope yall have a great
weekend as I am sure we will.Pictures Monday.Life is good. :)
     Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on March 10, 2008, 05:08:49 am
Well it was interesting,just like I thought.We had a storm come in Friday night that brought
in about 6 inches of snow and down to about 18-20 degrees.Not great weather for a archery shoot in Tennessee.It turned out alright.I had 3 boys 13-15 year old that wanted to come down and camp.never thought they would make it but the surprised me and done just fine,tough young men.
Also got both my bows finished,GregB got a lot of stave's worked out so even tho the shoot didn't go as well as I would have liked it wasn't a complete flop.We wound up wit over a hindered
and that ant bad considering the weather.It snowed till noon Sat and was all gone by Sunday
evening.Here are some pictures.Life is good. :) :) I also got a grip made for my take down.
   Pappy


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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on March 10, 2008, 05:12:56 am
Greg bring in some food  ;D and working on some stave's.I had to build him a fire in the shop.
Also a Knotheads son Chris brought in a load of flint,I think it is Dover and me making a belly split of of some Hickory. :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on March 10, 2008, 05:15:52 am
Some more stave work.I think we got 12 roughted out and about 20 more ready to lay out
and then cut down.We plan on about 30-40 for the Classic. :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on March 10, 2008, 05:22:45 am
The last picture was a picture of our up right hot box,we have a small one but this one will hold 50-60 stave's at a time.  :) King Not head taking care of business,the grip on my take down ,My girl
friend and Supper.We had Salmon and Deer backstrap and some fried squash and bisquites.The
meat cook on the fire just before the snow storm. :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on March 10, 2008, 05:26:12 am
Then the snow came,a picture of the tent the boys stayed in the next morning.
The hung in there.They did get out early and make there way to my fire. ;) ;D
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on March 10, 2008, 05:31:32 am
Some pictures of the snow.The first guy is another one of Americas finest,he is a
hellocopter pilot and is fixing to leave for Afghanistan.The secone guy is GregB's doctor ,came down to check out his diet.NO KIDDING he really is. :) We feed him eggs fried and sausage. ;D
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on March 10, 2008, 05:34:08 am
The boys just having a little fun. ;D
    Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on March 10, 2008, 05:38:28 am
My 2 bows finished,BigA and Grant just thinking and one of the boys that camped
had a birthday,so his Grand parents came down with a cake. :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on March 10, 2008, 05:41:59 am
Out on our range,it was pretty cool.Looked real.By the way notice the arrow in the deer
best shot of the day for me. ;D
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on March 10, 2008, 05:48:05 am
The first shot was of my take down,I figured someone would notice There was no arrow
in the bow. ;) The creek and little water fall was beautiful Sat.Greg's kinling pile.Supper Sat. nigh was Chicken and dumplens and a big bowl of Grants chili.Then grilled honey bun for breakfast. :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on March 10, 2008, 05:58:13 am
My bear,and some signs they like to mess with me ,it never stops.Then some fixings for our Pappy burger and Chile.A you boy first Robin hooded arrow and giving out the awards,Terry came in last so we felt we ought to give him something for that accomplishment.We are always looking out for our buddies.  ;) ;D ;D Got to love that. Hope yall had a great one like we did.O ya almost forgot
GregB kicked us bad last weekend but I guess he wanted to go out on top,cause we couldn't
get him to shoot in this one.  ;) ;D Life is good.
    Pappy 

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Keenan on March 10, 2008, 10:46:55 am
 Wow right on Pappy and others. You guys sure know how to have a good time. It's also great to see that you are passing on the tradition to the youngsters.
  It kinda funny to see yall so bundled up down there, and nice to see ya having fun with it as well.I bet the driving down that way comes to a stand still when it snows there.   Keenan
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: The Singing Bowyer on March 10, 2008, 11:32:21 am
Dang...I can't believe that snow! Man, I am always out-of-town when the fun hits....

Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Ranger B on March 10, 2008, 12:23:45 pm
I'm new to the board but just wanted to echo what a great weekend it was at Pappy's place.  I ran across Pappy on the Leatherwall last fall and then realized that we were neighbors.  This was my first trip to Twin Oaks and it was absolutely a class act event.  I hit the snow covered roads just after daylight and when I arrived the fire was hot and the skillet was being warmed.  My fist thought was, "A man could grow to like this place!"  I went back to the house and brought 3 of my kids back to shoot once the sun broke and they had a great time shooting.  In the afternoon I brought another friend over and we shot.  Great set up with realistic distances for targets - not insultingly short, yet not too far either.

I'm finishing up a boo backed hickory bow and have a crack in another hickory bow.  Pappy and Greg spent time giving me some great advice and making me feel very welcome.  I guess if I had to sum it up I'd say, world class event put on by a great bunch of fellas.  I can't wait until the May shoot.  Pappy told me about the three event shoot (Ironman I think) where you can shoot selfbow, longbow and recurve all.  I'm definately in. 

I included a picture as a way of introduction to the board.
Ranger B

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on March 10, 2008, 06:45:56 pm
Welcome to the board Ranger, looking forward to meeting the Twin Oaks boys when I drive down from
up here in the North for the Classic. Can hardly wait less than 2 months now ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cowboy on March 10, 2008, 08:59:42 pm
Welcome aboard Ranger! Nice kill, and bow!!
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Keenan on March 11, 2008, 01:07:08 am
 Welcome Ranger, your a lucky man to be cuttin your teeth with that group of guys,,,,,good people,,,,,,,Nice buck as well,,,,,Keenan
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on March 11, 2008, 03:58:33 am
I knew you would find the board,It was my pleasure meeting you and I hope we made you feel at home.It is always good to meet new folks with the same intrest.Come on down anytime ,like I told you I am there almost every weekend.Nice deer and I have already see the bow.See ya soon. :)
    Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Bishop on March 11, 2008, 06:09:56 am
Welcome Ranger, look forward to meeting you in may.
Bishop
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DBernier on March 11, 2008, 06:35:17 am
Welcome aboard Ranger B. You're right about Pappy and the "Boys". Difficult to meet a nicer bunch. Hope to see and meet you in May.

Dick
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on March 11, 2008, 06:40:10 am
Welcome Ranger B!

It was very nice to meet you and I enjoyed our conversation. I hope you come and visit us...you don't have to wait until May.  :)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on March 12, 2008, 04:58:29 am
Got an e mail from the mother of the young boy that was camped this passed weekend ,she said he was hooked,that is our plan. ;) ;) :) The more kids we can hook the better we like it. :) This
isn't for everybody ,but for the ones that is is for it turns into a life long passion. :)
    Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on March 12, 2008, 05:22:10 am
Its friday for me Pappy ;D Worked 10 now I get 4 off, lots to get done too the classic is coming up fast ;D
Wife and I's 22 anniversery this weekend so I'm going to have to spend some time with her, but she's worth it
without her who knows where I would be ;) She's a keeper ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on March 12, 2008, 05:49:35 am
Congrats on that,any woman that could put up with you that long has to be a rock. ;D
Tomorrow will be Friday for me.Going over to east Tn. Friday morning.I'll miss the cabin.  :(
but taking a lot of our stuff with us,so we can feel at home.  :)
    Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Otoe Bow on March 12, 2008, 12:23:00 pm
Congratulations Dana.  I had my 18th Monday.  To tell you the truth, I'd be lost without her too.  Life IS good. 

Otoe
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on March 13, 2008, 04:30:58 am
Yes it is,Well today is Friday for me .I am leaving in the morning for Crossville,Tn. to the
TTAS [Tennessee Traditional archery society] banquet.It should be fun.Grant,GregB and Big A
are all going with me so at least I will have my friends.To be honest I would really rather be at the cabin but they want us to do a self bow building demo.so I guess we ought to pass it on every chance we get.I am sure the food want be as good but maybe we will get by[For Greg as long as they have plenty] he is more into volume.  ;) ;D ;D ;D sorry Greg just couldn't resist.  :) We are
displaying some of our bows and will have some stuff set up for P.A. I will have some pictures
on all the fun Monday.Hope yall have a great weekend.Life is good.
    Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on March 14, 2008, 07:18:09 am
We're headed out today to Crossville, Tn. to attend a banquet Pappy's already mentioned. I personally think that this entire event as been pulled together by all the adoring fans of Pappy's here in Tn. in order for them to meet him and have pictures made...maybe Pappy holding their babies, you know stuff like that. Pappy allows CastIron, BigA, and I to accompany him on these trips to take turns with the camera.

Pappy has been approached by the makers of "Fat Head", so stay tuned...we might have some on hand at the Classic to go along with planned autographing sessions! ;D

...just a small payback for all those pictures of me eatin'! ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: CastIron on March 14, 2008, 08:14:03 am
It's been nice knowing you Greg.......  >:D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: The Singing Bowyer on March 14, 2008, 04:51:31 pm
Man, I hate missing out on this one... I am sure Greg will do a good job covering for my big mouth. Is Pappy bringing his 5x7 glossys to sign?? ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on March 17, 2008, 05:18:32 am
Ha Ha. ;D ;D We had a great weekend,it wasn't like home but we got by,Grant said I was spoiled
and I guess I am.The Banquet went good and had more intrest in the bow building stuff than
anything else,guess you could say we stoled the show.They would have to come over and ask if we would shut down for a while when they got ready to do the other things,no one would
leave.We had some P.A. stuff set up and ran out,people loved it and hope it was good for PA
as well as us.I think it was.Here are some pictures of the weekend.We also went to the
Ye Old Farts and lieares club shoot Sunday and once again GregB gave us a lesson in the proper
way to shoot a bow.It was fun. ;) ;D ;D The first picture is the fire I always start with,they said we couldn't have a fire so we went unprepaired.We finely got one and it was tough with no
Diesel fuel and wet wood but Big A got it done.  :)
    Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on March 17, 2008, 05:21:34 am
We were the only tent in the camp ground,They looked at us like we were crazy.The
food wasn't what we were use to either,hard to beat Viennese and cracker tho.  ;D
    Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on March 17, 2008, 05:38:04 am
I'll get back on this,Got to many pictures.Guess I 'll have to clean out some of the older stuff. :)
     Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on March 17, 2008, 05:41:55 am
Tent ??? looks like a house to me Pappy :D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on March 17, 2008, 07:12:21 am
I expected a lot more aggressive response from Pappy for that "fat head" comment...he may be waiting till I least expect it you think? There's quite a few pictures that haven't been posted yet, so he may still be planning an attack! ;)

BigA came through Friday night with a heroic effort to get a fire going in the rain. We were able to enjoy it at least for a while. Everyone seemed to enjoy what comes naturally to us in the bow making. You start scrapping on some wood and folks just seem to be drawn in from everywhere...go figure! :)

I'm hoping we all got our bad shootin' out of the way Sunday at the "Ole Farts" shoot. They had an easter egg hunt with plastic eggs at several of the stations...if you bust one you take the note back to be redeamed for a prize. Grant got a chocalate bunny, and BigA got a boiled egg! ;D Pappy was spinning them around on the end of their threads, but never quite got one to bust. All I got was a muddy arrow! ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on March 17, 2008, 07:16:49 am
Ya I have some stuff when I get the picture problem taking care of.jamie and Dana are on it.
Greg you are in for it. >:D >:D ;D
    Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on March 17, 2008, 07:22:15 am
Uh oh! I didn't think you would put out a contract on me and bring in some hit men. I'm in trouble now! ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on March 17, 2008, 10:35:43 am
I'll try again,cleaned up the first 23 pages so far to make room for more.BigA done a fine job on the fire.We went out to eat and even tho it ant what we are use to it got us by.We almost
didn't get in ,They had a poster on the door warning all employees to be on the look out for GregB
the eating bandit.He covered his face and got between us and we got him through the line OK. ;D
    Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on March 17, 2008, 10:39:18 am
Friday night just relaxing around the fire,Then Sat.with our set up and GregB giving some advice on bending wood.We had a lot of intrest in all the bow stuff as well as P.A.

   Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on March 17, 2008, 10:44:02 am
Had a great time just mangling and meeting.There was a demo on Cain arrows and
Allen done a good job on it.Ron Lacalr was the guest speaker and got along well with all us sourthen folks.
    Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on March 17, 2008, 10:48:36 am
Had a big time at the shoot,saw some nice selfbows and one really nice Yew longbow.Had a wet tent when We got home some we put a stake in each corner and put the fan inthe door and it blew right up.Should be good and dry by this evening.Life is good.
    Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on March 17, 2008, 10:50:37 am
The guys thought the little elf looked like me,so they wanted a picture.Ha Ha them
guy are so funny. ;) ;D
    Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cowboy on March 17, 2008, 11:55:36 am
What a life, going around doing stuff like that :). Sure beats the h$$# outa what I'm doin. That pic of Greg in the cafe - now that's just hilarious ;D ;D. Sorry Greg :D...
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on March 17, 2008, 12:04:20 pm
I thought it was to.  ;D ;D just in case anyone wants to see any of the old stuff I have been cleaning it up.Took out a lot of the food pictures,justin said everyone knows we eat good so
I am making room for more.I am to page 43 so if something is missing or don't make sense ,that's why.See yall tomorrow.  :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Big A on March 17, 2008, 03:24:06 pm
The fire was easy. Just a little timeand a lot of wet wood. Great trip. It is always good with friends, Bows and good food. I wish everyone could have this simple life. I guess this is why we go to the trouble we do.
  Big "A"
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: CastIron on March 17, 2008, 04:50:44 pm
I thought it was to.  ;D ;D just in case anyone wants to see any of the old stuff I have been cleaning it up.Took out a lot of the food pictures,justin said everyone knows we eat good so
I am making room for more.I am to page 43 so if something is missing or don't make sense ,that's why.See yall tomorrow.  :)
   Pappy

I guess that means you had to delete most of the pictures of GregB since there is food in just about all the pictures of him   :o >:D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Don Wilson on March 17, 2008, 08:27:49 pm
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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Don Wilson on March 17, 2008, 08:41:58 pm
I want to thank Pappy, BigA, GregB, and CastIron for all the great help the past few week-ends on my bow......it's gonna be a good one! Here's a few from this week-end....... (http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k209/rickybob_2006/CIMG1267.jpg)
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Post by: Don Wilson on March 17, 2008, 08:43:01 pm
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Post by: Don Wilson on March 17, 2008, 08:44:43 pm
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Post by: Don Wilson on March 17, 2008, 08:46:06 pm
Skyler, Mason, and Ron Laclair(http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k209/rickybob_2006/CIMG1279.jpg)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Don Wilson on March 17, 2008, 08:48:02 pm
Skyler won the bow the TTAS gave away as a prize...Built by Ethan Rodrique'...Beautiful(http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k209/rickybob_2006/CIMG1277.jpg)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Don Wilson on March 17, 2008, 08:50:24 pm
Some of the great targets at Olde Fartes shoot..........(http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k209/rickybob_2006/CIMG1280.jpg)
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Post by: Don Wilson on March 17, 2008, 08:51:18 pm
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Post by: Don Wilson on March 17, 2008, 08:51:57 pm
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Post by: Don Wilson on March 17, 2008, 08:54:31 pm
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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Don Wilson on March 17, 2008, 09:01:36 pm
We truely enjoy the time we get to spend with the Twin Oaks crew and hope we don't "wear out our welcome"....and I've been hearing "Easy.....Don't scape so Hard!" in my sleep..... ;D    It would be around 22 pounds if not for BigA and Pappy! LOL.........THX again Guys....Don and Skyler
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: CastIron on March 17, 2008, 09:06:49 pm
Don,
It was good to see you folks at the TTAS Meeting also,   I think it is off to a good start.
Funny that we work at similar jobs and escape to simple stick and string to unwind with good friends,  Its also great to see Skyler and Mason so passionate,  you know the future of wood bows is safe with them to carry it on :)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Don Wilson on March 17, 2008, 09:54:05 pm
Hey Grant, you know, I was just thinking the same thing today.....Advanced weaponry to extremely simple weaponry.....I guess we're just simple ;D...and that's OK with me! The boy's love it and it was good to get to know you better...Don 
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on March 18, 2008, 04:08:14 am
Cool pictures,good to see yall again.Remember ,scrap easy. ;D ;) See yall in May.
    Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Ranger B on March 18, 2008, 07:50:25 am
A morning of TN Stumpin.  My Dad came in town for the weekend so he and my youngest took to the woods over the Red River.

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Post by: Pappy on March 18, 2008, 07:57:03 am
Has he left yet,I will be down this evening around 4 if you want to bring him by.
    Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Ranger B on March 18, 2008, 08:40:45 am
They left this morning.  I tried to swing by yesterday afternoon but got overcome by events (homework with the kids and softball practice for my daughter) so I couldn't make it happen.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on March 18, 2008, 11:50:47 am
Ranger B, maybe your dad could make it back for the Tn. Classic in May... :)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Ranger B on March 18, 2008, 12:56:13 pm
I mentioned it to him.  Right after he got here he wanted to shoot my bow so I took him out back and we stepped off to about 15 yards.  I have a small rubber ball hanging from a string in front of my bails.  The first shot he shot was touching the ball and the second arrow ripped the nock off the first arrow.  I made him back up  ;D   It was a good visit.   

On another note I had 33 turkeys in the back today and today was the first day that two big Toms accompanied them and were strutting all over the yard.  The hens just ran from them today but it won't be long.
Ranger B
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pat B on March 19, 2008, 12:07:49 am
Ranger, I've been watching a flock of about 20 or so and yesterday was the first strut I have seen. Our season is still about a month out so I hope they hold out for a while.
  Don and Skyler, Glad to see ya'll making(and winning  8) ) bows. Keep it up!    Pat
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: medicinewheel on March 19, 2008, 02:47:27 am

@ ranger b: that is one goodlooking bow in your hands there! did you make that bow?? don't you want to show some pictures of it?? fulldraw, details...?

frank
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on March 19, 2008, 06:54:42 am
Or season opens next week,I have seen a few lately but haven't seen but very few
all winter.Don't know where the go.I guess they stay in the wood ,out of sight.Seen
lots of sign at the shoot week before last in the wood so I am sure they are still around.
Man I wished Friday would hurry up and get here. :) ;)
    Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Ranger B on March 19, 2008, 07:30:31 am
It's boo backed hickory. 50# @ 28".  71" long.  I did everything except the gluing.  I had the boo glued to the stave for me.  I'll take over on the next one....but the next one will be a selfbow from one of Pappy's staves most likely.
Ranger B

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Post by: medicinewheel on March 19, 2008, 07:44:20 am

nice bow! - have one almost the same but BBO!

good luck with the next-one!

frank
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on March 21, 2008, 03:45:50 am
Well it's FRIDAY again and I am heading to the cabin as soon as I can get out of hear.I think Greg and Castiron are off today and are going down early.Hope they got the fire going for me, :)
We have a lot planed  trying to get ready for the Classic.Greg is going to be working on stave's
and I plan on trying to finish up the new shed and get moved in.A little cooking,shooting and
a lot of work.Should be fun.Hope yall have a big Easter and I will see ya next week.Life is good.
    Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on March 24, 2008, 04:30:23 am
Had a great weekend,got a lot done.Greg and I got about 20 stave's worked down and in the hot box,I think we have 25 Adults and 5 kid so far.We will need a few m,ore but getting close.Also
got Marty's bow ready to brace and re tiller.It was to heavy and he wanted to recurve the tip.
Jimmy picked up and Osage stave and got it floor tillered and we straightened it and took out the propel la out and added some back set.It is now ready for the tillering stick.Also got the new addition finished and moved in some of our stuff,It will make things a lot less crowed this year at the classic.I am very pleased on how it turned out.Here are some pictures. :) We also got in a little shooting.
    Pappy


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Post by: Pappy on March 24, 2008, 04:36:28 am
GregB took us to school again. :) Sadie got into something and tore off a piece of her ear,
so we got the bleeding stopped and put a little super glue on it and taped it up wit a rag and some duct tape,[that stuff is good for everthing] ;) ;D Grant got to work on his bow some,he likes to take his time.and Marty's IW bow on the form.I turned up the tips and heat treated the belly
and am now ready to re tiller. :)
    Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on March 24, 2008, 04:40:31 am
Another good supper,Brats,cornbread and mashed TATERS.UM UM. and Grants lab
Otis and Hanna just waiting on droppings.We don't drop much. ;)

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Post by: Pappy on March 24, 2008, 04:44:13 am
Jimmy's stave before and after,breakfast Sat. morning and Greg cutting out some stave's.
Bob working on a Hickory bow,this is his first.
   Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on March 24, 2008, 04:48:00 am
The last picture was our new addition,got move in Sat.This is a work bench Greg came up with.
It was a bigger job than he thought it would be ,but we got ur done.Keith working on another IW.bow. :)
    Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on March 24, 2008, 04:52:10 am
A simple supper Sat. night,I was by myself and a little basketball on the tube.Had
a good weekend and got lots done,Got a lot more to do to be ready for all you guys but
good Lord willing we will get it done.Hope yall had a good Easter weekend. ;) :)
  Life is good.
    Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on March 24, 2008, 06:31:34 am

I tend to judge the type weekend I had by what all I get involved in and help get accomplished. Had a good weekend!  ;)
Other then roughing in a few more bows, basically at this point need to have them all spend time on the forms to straighten and add reflex.

I also got to work on a bow I'm makiing for one of my brothers. Got the tips put on and finished shaping yesterday and also glued on snake skins last night.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Bishop on March 24, 2008, 06:33:48 am
Pappy, looks like another good weekend. i dont know how you can stand it...lol.
Bishop
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Little John on March 24, 2008, 06:39:42 am
Good pictures Pappy. Life really is good.   Kewnneth
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Post by: Dingleberry on March 24, 2008, 11:36:47 am
Pappy, Sounds like a great weekend.  How bout those "Vols".  Now i hate to admit this but I'm a "tarheel", although my dad is from Johnson City, can I still come to the Classic? ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Keenan on March 24, 2008, 12:07:35 pm
 Wow Pappy, you guys sure have a great set-up there. It sure shows all the hard work and your heart to help others learn the tradition.  ;D ;D    Keenan
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: leapingbare on March 24, 2008, 12:47:29 pm
I cant wait to meat you guys next weekend. I'm shere you can put me to work around the place to help get rdy for the classic, and i am all for helping long as i can taste some of them there viddles i keep seeing i can almost smell those pictures  ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on March 24, 2008, 03:23:22 pm
Leapingbare, you know the Classic is the first weekend in May. You're welcome to come early and spend a weekend if that's what you're talking about. Didn't want you to plan a trip a month early by mistake... :)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Ranger B on March 24, 2008, 08:00:06 pm
Well, as Pappy said I got an osage stave (actually shaped up pretty good already) from him this weekend and began work.  I've made a hickory selfbow and a bamboo backed hickory bow that far exceeds the first one, but I'm far from "good" at making bows.  Pappy and Greg gave me a good pep talk and off I went.  Today I emailed Pappy and told him I may have messed up because I took some off the back.  He replied, "yep, you may have."  He then emailed Greg and told him to which Greg's reply was, "I bet it's toast."  I was panicked so I called him and we met at the cabin so Pappy could assess the damage.  Luckily I only violated one growth ring so it will be ok but man I was panicked.  Pappy and Greg are saving my bacon left and right on this osage so hopefully once it's done it will shoot ok. 

On another note Pappy I've got a line on some free hard wood so I'll try and bring some fire wood over this weekend and add to the stockpile.
Jimmy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: leapingbare on March 24, 2008, 09:24:16 pm
no Greg i am moving there.. i am in the army and i am PCS'n to FT Campbell. yall ganna have to put up with me for 4 years if ya dont run me off before then ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on March 24, 2008, 11:48:33 pm
Cant wait to be down there with ya guys! Wont be able to carry much obsidian with me though. If I packed any of the Silver Sheen I would be way over the weight limit!  ;D  If its as fun as Glass Buttes I will be one happy camper!

David T
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Post by: Pappy on March 25, 2008, 04:06:38 am
Can't wait to meet ya Leapingbare,Jimmy I got yours back down to a growth ring
yesterday after you left.Then I cut it off 1 1/2 in. on each limb and reworked the tips.
I think it will be OK,just going to have to go slow on the tiller,cause it is going to be
close to hit the weight you want.Barring no bad problem on the tillering I think it will
make it.We can still cut it down a little more ,heat the belly and flip the tips if we need
a little more weight.We will see how it goes.Tiller I grantee you will have a good time.
YA Dingleberry ,what about them Vols.and yes you are welcome.  ;) ;D ;D
    pAPPY
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on March 25, 2008, 06:27:30 am
Jimmy, sounds like you may be okay if we're careful from here on. You'll need to spend a short amount of time on the tillering board getting to a low brace then go to the tillering tree early so we can watch the weight and try and keep it from coming out on the lite side.

Leapingbare, that explains it...looking forward to meeting you! ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on March 25, 2008, 11:53:55 am
Greg, Pappy how is the weather down there. I heard there was a bunch of flooding going on around Memphis. You all OK?  Should I think about bringing a rubber raft to sleep in and an anchor to hold me in place?  ;D

Seirously though I hope everyone is OK and the flooding is far away.

David T
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on March 26, 2008, 03:58:31 am
We got a lot of rain ,but not enough to do much flooding like it did west of us.The
raft might be a good idea tho. ;) Got another load of gravel yesterday and having gutters put on the new shed today ,so I am doing all I can do to keep us dry.Also got some new tips cut in Jimmy's bow
and the propeller tweaked a little more.He is ready to tiller,plan on doing that this weekend.Jimmy
brought a load of wood ,so if nothing else we can have a fire. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on March 28, 2008, 03:57:33 am
Friday again,I have lots of plans.Turkey season opens this week end so I guess I will get after them a while Sat. morning and then back to work on some stave's.I also need to get started on 33 short arrows for the trophies at the Classic.Also putting some gutters on the new shed,to keep
yall dry while you are working on your bows.I have deer backstrap marinating as we speak and pinto beans soaking so supper should be eatable,throw in some taters and biscuits and we will be set.
Hope yall have a big one also.Life is good.
    Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on March 31, 2008, 07:07:59 am
It seems like Pappy is a little late today posting the weekends pics. We got a lot done this weekend...finished roughing out the bow staves and started thinning some of them down to floor tiller. Pappy will probably start putting them on the forms and removing any propellor and adding some reflex this week.

We met Leapingbare and a couple of his buddies this weekend. He had asked Pappy if he could store some wood. He arrived driving a U-Haul truck, and probably had enough osage with a sprinkle of cedar and locust to make 150-200 bows from! He also had a lot of flint that we off loaded at our flintknappers bench.

Supper was fresh wild turkey, fried tatters, and biscuits...desert was chocolate cake! ;D
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Post by: Pappy on March 31, 2008, 08:08:44 am
Late this morning,putter was down but now I have it. :) Had a great weekend no
Turkey for me but so of my buddies got a couple,so we had meat. :) Wings also.
We got a lot done in the shop.Friday night had deer loin,taters and all the fixings.
Sat after the hunt we got on some staved and got them in pretty good shape.I think we have 30 adults and 9 kids roughed out and several more in 2x2x7 for anyone that wants to start from that.
I helped Jimmy get his straighted out and out to about 20 inches.I think we can make weight.Also got to meet Jessie,cool guy .He brought a load of Osage and rock to bust.He is a solider and is now at Ft. Campbell so we should see a lot of him.Super Sat was wild Turkey breast and taters and all the fixings.Here are some pictures.Life is good. :) ;)
    Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on March 31, 2008, 08:12:04 am
Some of our kids,some successful hunters and a little scraping and laying out going on.
    Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on March 31, 2008, 08:15:57 am
Some snacks,stuffed peppers,deer summer sausage and Jessie with a truck load
of rock and Osage,also some kids bows roughed out. :)
    Pappy

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Post by: cowboy on March 31, 2008, 08:18:44 am
Looks like ya'll had a goodun Pappy! I couldn't slip away from the job this weekend - new superintendant and crew, felt like I've been putting out fires all week :P.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on March 31, 2008, 08:19:00 am
Jessie giving us a little leason in napping.The boy is pretty good. :) :)
    Pappy

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Post by: cowboy on March 31, 2008, 08:22:19 am
I was typing while you were posting more pic's. Now that's a good load of osage! And some pretty fine knapping to boot ;D..
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on March 31, 2008, 08:22:38 am
A little bow work going on,Hickory staves we have ready and straightening out Keiths IW bow.
we took out a little twist and put in about 3 inches of reflex.Should turn out nice.
    Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on March 31, 2008, 08:24:19 am
And finely supper Sat. night and of course GregB at it again. ;) ;D
    Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on March 31, 2008, 08:27:17 am
Ya we had a good time,It is a big load,just wait till he tells the story on how they got it.  :)
I don't know about the rock but it looked pretty good to me.There should be plenty for folks to beat on. :)
    Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on March 31, 2008, 09:55:42 am
Three things I like, well there are four but, heck there are more than 4. But in this case Rock, Wood and Food!!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on March 31, 2008, 10:34:35 am
I saved a couple of big pieces of the Turkey,I will do them up for you Sunday evening or Monday,before the crowd gets there Tiller.Heck who knows may even have more by then. :)
    Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Keenan on March 31, 2008, 08:21:36 pm
 Wow you boys are sittin on the motherload in more ways then one ;D ;D Nice pics  someday hope to get there to meet you all Keenan
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cowboy on March 31, 2008, 08:55:00 pm
Wow, just look at all them Hic bows :'( ::)..
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on March 31, 2008, 10:18:17 pm
Paul, did you see the stack of Osage staves? My golly thats the biggest stash I have ever seen!!!  :o

Thanks Pappy! By the way what the heck is that young man bashing the rock with?

David T
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pat B on March 31, 2008, 11:29:32 pm
David, looks like a dogwood billet. You may need one if you are gonna be knapping this tough ole East Coast stuff.  ;)  I'd bet we could round one up for you. ;)     Pat
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on April 01, 2008, 04:20:25 am
He was using a moose billet and the wood thing in his hand in the last is a homemade Isiah stick.He's got a copper wire in the end.Hope you can someday also Keenan.  :) Can't wait till Friday. :)
    Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Hillbilly on April 01, 2008, 08:22:58 am
Pappy, maybe I need to ride down there the week before the Classic and inspect that pile of flint to make sure that it's fit to serve to company. (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v325/hillbillync/Other%20Stuff/PPevilgrin.gif)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on April 01, 2008, 09:47:18 am
You come anytime,you are always welcome. :)
    Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: leapingbare on April 01, 2008, 10:56:15 am
hillbilly the flint is good stuff, only thing is i could not find any in large solid pieces.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on April 01, 2008, 01:06:55 pm
Ya know since we are all doing archery if you can get an arrow point out of it I think we are good to go! I'll be very happy!!!!  ;D
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Post by: Hillbilly on April 01, 2008, 01:49:46 pm
Jessie, what kinda rock is it? Looks like good stuff.
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Post by: Otoe Bow on April 01, 2008, 09:14:01 pm
OJAM whetted my appetite.  These pictures are driving me nuts.  I can't wait   :D

Mike
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on April 02, 2008, 03:58:03 am
If you are nuts you should fit right in. ;) ;D ;D Still got a ways to go but me and GregB talked last night and we are getting there.Hope it is all you think it will be. :) I always get a little uneasy this time of year with all the calls and e mails if we are going to be ready. ??? With all the intrest
in napping I cleaned up the napping area last night to try and make more room.Ma we got a big pile of rock ,don't know enough if it is good stuff but there is a lot of it. :)
Pappy
   
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on April 02, 2008, 06:00:55 am
Pappy remember some of us are coming early so you will have some extra hands
I'm sure you can find something for us to do. Its friday for me today ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on April 02, 2008, 06:12:45 am
I'll remember,hope to be done by the time yall get there,so we can just work on bow,shoot the practice range and eat,and maybe a cold beer or 2. ;) ;)
     Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on April 02, 2008, 06:55:59 am
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Pappy remember some of us are coming early so you will have some extra hands
I'm sure you can find something for us to do.

Dana, I'll try and back off some of the work I'm doing so you can break a sweat. ;D  Seriously though, you/we can still try the splice in the handle if you want to chase the grain on a couple of billets. ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on April 02, 2008, 08:11:39 am
Sounds like a plan Greg, Jesse is coming with so save the heavy work for him
he's much younger than you and I ;D What time was dinner again???
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Post by: leapingbare on April 02, 2008, 09:47:36 am
hillbilly its flint hills flint. from north east K.S, its real nice heat treated.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on April 02, 2008, 12:29:28 pm
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What time was dinner again???

Dana, I think we set the timer on the dutch oven for 6:00pm... ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on April 02, 2008, 01:57:00 pm
OOOHHHH!!! Rock, food, bows and beer! Oh MY!!!! Can not wait to get their Sunday the 27th.  So that KS stuff is nice? I was watching a Jim Redfern video this morning does he ever drop in on the Classic? Or D.C. Waldorf or Dane Martin (Havn't seen Dane for years!).

David T
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on April 02, 2008, 02:20:33 pm
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What time was dinner again???

Dana, I think we set the timer on the dutch oven for 6:00pm... ;D

Might have to exceed the speed limit a little bit then ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on April 03, 2008, 09:39:15 am
Take your time Dana,we will save you some,well at least I will,can't speak for GregB.On
2nd thought you might want to speed. ;) ;D ;D
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on April 03, 2008, 12:09:55 pm
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Take your time Dana,we will save you some,well at least I will,can't speak for GregB.On
2nd thought you might want to speed.   
   Pappy
Posted on: April 02, 2008, 02:20:33 PMPosted by: DanaM 

Slow down...too late! ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on April 04, 2008, 04:45:04 am
Friday again,finely.Got a lot planed but it is supposed to be wet so we will see what happens.
Still have a lot to do to get ready for our guest,a few more stave's to prepair and a little more water proofing.Cooking,shooting , scraping and bending is in order.Can't beat that.See yall Monday.
    Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on April 04, 2008, 06:19:01 am
Lets just hope that we're getting most of the rain out of the way now and it will be dry for the Classic. Wouldn't that be sweet? ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on April 07, 2008, 04:16:35 am
Had another great weekend,got a buch of the Hickory floor tillered and several straightened,
also had a lot of good friends down and some good food to boot.Got all the feathers prepaired for the trophies at the classic and trade puints ready to put on.Jesse came down and worked with some of the rock Chris had brought us and he said it was good stuff,he turned out a nice blade
it just a short time so I guess it must be good  or maybe it was him. ;)Here are some pictures.Life is good.
    Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on April 07, 2008, 04:20:49 am
Got a new bench set up and also put one of the forms on a stand so you can work all the way around it,it works nice,I straightened about 5 stave on it Sat. GeegB working some down to floor tiller,I think he done 15 or so Sat.Bubba making his little girl a hickory bow and the trophies for the selfbow challenge at the classic.
     Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on April 07, 2008, 04:23:05 am
Jesse doing a little napping and Art just watching,never to old to learn. :)
    Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on April 07, 2008, 04:27:36 am
Jesse also made some horn tips for his sinew backed Osage. Jeff working on some Turkey feathers and Jesse making a string,Supper and the blade Jesse made for Ron,Ron don't know it yet
but I guess he will today. ;) :) Hope yall had a great one also.
    Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on April 07, 2008, 06:29:47 am
Looks like another good weekend Pappy :)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on April 07, 2008, 07:07:13 am
Yeah it was a good weekend..we're getting there slowly but surely.

Asked Jesse and Tim if they were hungry...and that there was deer roast with taters and carrots in the cabin. Next thing I knew I was picking myself up off the ground and wiping the footprints off my back! ;D  What's worse then that...I wasn't first in line for the eats and all they let me was an "ole cold tater". Thought I'd steal a line from Little Jimmy the Dicken's for those of you old enough.  Jesse and Tim needed to eat a good meal to keep their strength up, they'd had a long night of chasing two legged quarry...and were preparing for another night of the same.  ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Ranger B on April 07, 2008, 07:24:55 am
All of a sudden I'm away from Clarksville and find myself severely missing all the fun at Pappy's Place.  It was a real frog strangler down here at Fort Rucker, AL fellas. I got out to shoot and we posted a bunch of pictures at the leather wall.  You should be able to follow this link to see some good wet weather shooting if you like.  I'll be back home on Friday and look forward to getting over to the cabin.
Ranger B

http://leatherwall.bowsite.com/tf/lw/thread2.cfm?forum=23&threadid=172851&messages=19&CATEGORY=9

Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on April 07, 2008, 08:22:04 am
Jimmy we have a club shoot and meeting Sat. so come on down and shoot with us. :) Maybe
Greg will give us some more lessons. :)
    Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on April 08, 2008, 06:39:51 am
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Maybe
Greg will give us some more lessons.

I think I'm the one in need of lessons the way I've been shooting lately. I was reading the shooting section in Bowyers Bible IV, and makes me want to stand five yards from the bale and practice technique for the next several months. Maybe I could get over the flinching and everything else wrong I'm sure I'm doing.

Okay...put your violins away, I'm through whining! :)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Ranger B on April 08, 2008, 05:53:34 pm
My wife called to inform me that the open ceremony and scrimage day for baseball in Montgomery County is Sat. so it looks like I'll be at the ballpark much of the day but I'll try and swing by.  I'm anxious to get to work on my Osage.  I want to shoot it as my selfbow in the Iron Arrow Competition in May.  I don't have long to get her shooting straight.   

Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on April 08, 2008, 06:21:42 pm
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Maybe
Greg will give us some more lessons.

I think I'm the one in need of lessons the way I've been shooting lately. I was reading the shooting section in Bowyers Bible IV, and makes me want to stand five yards from the bale and practice technique for the next several months. Maybe I could get over the flinching and everything else wrong I'm sure I'm doing.


Greg didn't I suggest this very thing some months ago :o No matter how bad you are take comfort in the thought that I'm worse :-\
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cowboy on April 08, 2008, 07:10:27 pm
Looks like a good time as always :). Like them trophies and love that blade! I swear that looks just like an osage tree growing through the roof of the shop???? If it is, better keep the chain saws put away ;D.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on April 09, 2008, 04:20:06 am
No it is an Ash,not the fine kind Marie had but Ash non the less.Ya it was a great time as
always,It is just something about getting togeather working on bows,breaking rock,shooting and eating that just can't be explained to those that don't do it.Add in some good friends and it just can't be beat. ;) ;D
    Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on April 09, 2008, 06:28:59 am
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I think I'm the one in need of lessons the way I've been shooting lately. I was reading the shooting section in Bowyers Bible IV, and makes me want to stand five yards from the bale and practice technique for the next several months. Maybe I could get over the flinching and everything else wrong I'm sure I'm doing.

Greg didn't I suggest this very thing some months ago  No matter how bad you are take comfort in the thought that I'm worse

Yeah Dana, I've read it before and been told that by others as well...but it takes patience and dedication and I haven't had that so far. I'll do the exercises for a while, think I'm making some progress, then start shooting again for accuracy before I should.

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No it is an Ash,not the fine kind Marie had but Ash non the less.
I think Marie's ash was some of the finest ash any of us had seen in quite a while! :)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: The Singing Bowyer on April 09, 2008, 02:26:20 pm
That new bench is almost too pretty to work on....  ;) I see you boys have gotten some work done on the workshop area, too. If you add on much more, I will have to change the song from "Pappy's Workbench" to "Pappy's Workshop".... ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on April 09, 2008, 02:29:56 pm
Looking forward to sitting arround the campfire and hearing your songs Chad. I have heard a lot about it!
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: alfadee on April 09, 2008, 03:11:37 pm
i wish i would live in america.
i have never seen a osage tree in germany! :'(
do you need a permission if you want to hunt or am i allowed to go out and hunt if there is no close hunting season?

david
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pat B on April 09, 2008, 03:52:59 pm
As long as you have a license and permission to hunt the land you can hunt whatever is in season.     Pat
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on April 10, 2008, 04:11:38 am
There is something open almost all the time.Ya Chad we have been busy and I know you have.
Hope to see ya soon,hope you bring some of your new CD's with you,I have had a lot of
questions on it. :)
    Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on April 11, 2008, 04:24:58 am
Friday again,it seem to come faster every year ,so I better enjoy. :) Got more big plans this weekend,Greg,A and I have about 18 more Hickory stave's to straighten and reflex and about
10 more kids stave's to floor tiller along with all the other things going on ,trying to get ready for the Classic,seem like everything revolves around that right now.We have a meeting,club shoot and working Sat.so hopefully after this weekend we will be getting close to being ready.Would
love to do a little Turkey hunting but don't think there will be time.Got some backstrap and fresh
turkey breast in marinate as we speak so supper tonight should be eatable,Knothead is coming down this evening so I am pretty sure we will have an adult beverage and seat around the fire,who
could ask for more than that.See yall Monday and let you know how it goes.Life is Good. :) ;)
Hope yall have a good on also. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on April 11, 2008, 07:14:10 am
They're wanting Anthony to work Saturday, that's what he gets for being so good at his job! :)
Marinated deer steak and turkey, huh?  :)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on April 14, 2008, 07:07:39 am
A little late today,prutter down again this morning.We had a great weekend,got a lot done.
All the stave's are straightened and reflexed except for 4 or 5 kids bows,got the trophies finished
and manged to get some shooting ,eating and scraping in also.Here are some pictures.
Life is good. Alittle scraping going on,and road kill,not the Turkey the snake. :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on April 14, 2008, 07:10:51 am
Grant working on his new Hickory,Jesse's sinew backed Osage and my Girl Hanna
I think is in the Mothers way,hope so. :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: TRACY on April 14, 2008, 07:14:11 am
Nice bird, congrats! Looks like the snake took a beating which is somewhat unusual. Looks like you all  had another great weekend.
Tracy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on April 14, 2008, 07:14:26 am
Supper started,Jesse checking out Grants new toy ,mushroom's right at the bow shed
and me demoing fire building. ;D ;)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on April 14, 2008, 07:17:27 am
Supper,a little shooting Sat. and snack for lunch and GregB's new bow.
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on April 14, 2008, 07:21:30 am
Me trying out Greg's new bow,shoots great and rock we have set aside for the Classic,hope to have more.  ;) :) I almost made a big mistake,put 2 pallets on the fire,thought it was going to take the shed down.Man that was close. ??? Dumb/dumb.
    Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on April 14, 2008, 07:26:07 am
Jesse putting sinew on the Osage,turned out good,Supper started and a stash of Hickory stave's,got about 30 now.We also had a big Cherry blow down and planed on making stave's out of it but after cutting it and splitting it it turned like a cork screw,so I guess we have some more brat wood. :)

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on April 14, 2008, 07:29:53 am
Rapping the sinew job,supper of course and Jesse working on some feathers,also Jesse if you read
this,king Ron said there was a load of wood to be busted in the yard,you said you could do it so
now we will see what you are made of. Great weekend. ;) ;D
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on April 14, 2008, 07:32:34 am
Thanks Tracy,it was a shot gun,that's why there is no more pictures,Needed meat to feed all them
Yoopers coming down. ;) ;D
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cowboy on April 14, 2008, 07:36:06 am
Man! almost too much to look at all at one time :D. Nice bird - like that crossbow ;D. What a beauty Greg! is that snake on the back of your bow?
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on April 14, 2008, 08:16:00 am
Not a cross bow,we were just playing around with Jesse's on the till stick,kids will be kids. :)
Ya Gregs bow turned out great and shoot great also. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Ranger B on April 14, 2008, 09:12:12 am
Wished I could have gotten over there this weekend but kids had ball all day Sat.  I'll try and get by one afternoon this week.  I picked up a sign for the wall that I think you'll like Pappy.  Looks like it was a productive weekend at the cabin.  It's 8:45 in the morning and just looking at those pictures makes me want some taters and onions.
Jimmy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on April 14, 2008, 10:08:16 am
Ya we kind of looked for you Sat.Figured you was busy with the boys.We got a lot done,still
more to do but we are getting there.Maybe we will be ready by the end of the month.  :)
    Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: TRACY on April 14, 2008, 10:30:30 am
Sorry, I posted in the middle of you putting pics up. Greg B, really like the new bow, what are the specs.?
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Stonedog on April 14, 2008, 10:35:33 am
That place is some kinda special....
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on April 14, 2008, 10:41:48 am
Thanks Stonedog,we think so. ;) Tracy I think he is going to post it at lunch today in the
bow section,I sent him the pictures this morning,he is so tight he ant got a dig.camera.  ;) ???
    Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on April 14, 2008, 10:54:12 am
Only 12 more days and I will be sitting around that fire ;D Ya ready fer da Yooper Pappy ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on April 14, 2008, 10:56:05 am
You bet we are Dana,can't wait. ;) :)
    Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on April 14, 2008, 12:02:01 pm
Thanks Cowboy and Tracy, got it posted now in the bow section. It really was another good weekend...can't quite take that deep sigh of relief yet, but I can feel it building up. ;)  Pappy's done a great job of getting all these bows tweaked on the forms...BigA has helped some as well in that department.

Looking forward to meeting those of you who will be new to the Classic, and of course seeing those old friends from previous Classic's again. :)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on April 15, 2008, 04:55:02 am
Lots of presure on all of us to make sure everything is prefect for this bunch of rednecks
coming in,I know yall probably don't care but I do.I'll get over it May 5th or 6th. :) ;) It's
a long haul for a lot of yall and I just want to be sure all has a great time and know when
you leave it was worth the trip. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on April 15, 2008, 06:42:34 am
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Lots of presure on all of us to make sure everything is prefect for this bunch of rednecks
coming in,I know yall probably don't care but I do.I'll get over it May 5th or 6th.   It's
a long haul for a lot of yall and I just want to be sure all has a great time and know when
you leave it was worth the trip.
   Pappy

What he said! ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: John K on April 15, 2008, 01:12:05 pm
Looks like another great weekend ! I'm going to have to make it don there next year.
I hope someone is posting pics during the classic.....cuz i'll be watching    ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: leapingbare on April 15, 2008, 02:13:27 pm
heck yea my 1st post from work!  ;D  i'd still rather have my 50 then this laptop.  :-\
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on April 15, 2008, 02:32:00 pm
If Keenan has his way I will be carying arround a 20'5 inch obsidian biface. So if you see a guy with a huge biface thats me in the pictures!
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on April 15, 2008, 05:21:08 pm
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i'd still rather have my 50 then this laptop.  Undecided
Don't you mean your sinew backed osage recurve? ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Ranger B on April 15, 2008, 06:56:54 pm
I can post pics and tell tall tales during the classic.  Greg and Mark will be tied up at the cabin so I can really streeeetch the stories and not get called out right away.   ;D ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on April 16, 2008, 03:59:08 am
I'm sure there will be plenty of pictures,might want to audit them before they get
posted tho. ;) ;D ;D ;D
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on April 16, 2008, 06:57:07 am

Jimmy, I'm sure you've got a lot of stories we haven't heard yet...but I'm not going to be quite as gullible as I was around April 1st! ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Ranger B on April 16, 2008, 09:01:39 am
For the author authenticity is important, but the reader enjoys a bit of embellishment to keep him interested.  I like to keep the reader happy so as long as the story doesn't make me feel guilty a good stretch is all within the limits of good writing  :D :D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on April 16, 2008, 12:08:02 pm
For the author authenticity is important, but the reader enjoys a bit of embellishment to keep him interested.  I like to keep the reader happy so as long as the story doesn't make me feel guilty a good stretch is all within the limits of good writing   

Said another way...the line between fact and fiction is not so distinct in your stories. ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: leapingbare on April 16, 2008, 04:26:30 pm
HaH!  :D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Ranger B on April 16, 2008, 08:57:23 pm
There once was a man from Twin Oaks
He liked to poke fun with his jokes
His target seems to me, was Ranger B
But soon in a story he will certainly be
Yes, it's my bowyer friend GregB.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on April 16, 2008, 08:59:24 pm
Good Golly! A Poet!!! Multi talented there!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on April 17, 2008, 03:58:11 am
You never know what you are going to find down here. :) :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on April 17, 2008, 06:34:19 am
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There once was a man from Twin Oaks
He liked to poke fun with his jokes
His target seems to me, was Ranger B
But soon in a story he will certainly be
Yes, it's my bowyer friend GregB.

What will be will be...in time we'll see
What's in store for GregB within the story lines from Ranger B ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Keenan on April 17, 2008, 11:26:08 am
 Greg, We are counting on you to head the cousel from the (other thread) ;) ;) And take lots of pics ;) ;) ;) so that we can warn others of the (unnamed Ring Leader) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on April 17, 2008, 11:59:44 am
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Greg, We are counting on you to head the cousel from the (other thread)   And take lots of pics    so that we can warn others of the (unnamed Ring Leader)     

Keenan, although I'm sure Pappy...uh I mean the "unnamed Ring Leader" will be a difficult case, I still cling to the hope that he will not only come to terms concerning his own addiction to bowyering, but also the influence he has had on most likely untold thousands of folks who at one time happily went about their normal day of coming home from work and realaxing on the easy boy with remote in hand. Now, instead their homes are also infected with yellow dust the by product of their bowyering addiction. I sincerely hope that he and many of his converts will seek out the help of the Dr. Keenan Bowaholics Support Group (DKBSG). ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Keenan on April 17, 2008, 12:46:34 pm
 Your a true friend to intervene Greg. Sometimes intervention is the only way for real help. If you can catch Him in the act with another innocent newbie it might help him to see the effect it has on everyone around him.  ;D :D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on April 17, 2008, 01:08:08 pm
Plus it saves all that beutifull ossage for the truly devoute. Such as myself!  ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on April 18, 2008, 04:35:35 am
You guys ant right. ;) ;D ;D ;D I am addicted there is not doubt about that,they say there is help
once you admit it,so there I have said it,  ;) I plan on going on a benj starting today about
noon,All jokes a side I do sometime worry about Me ,I hardly have a waking moment that I ant thinking about ,bows,arrows,shooting or killing something with the above.  :) Now back to the
thread,it's Friday and I can hardly wait to get down to the cabin,I finished straightening the Hickory
for the Classic yesterday[ Greg] so now I am on to the trophy arrows.BigA got them fletched so now all I have to do is tie on the trade points,don't sound like much of a job ,but there are 33 of them.
Then we need to do some range work and just some general clean up to be ready.I have some new stands made for the bending forms ,so I need to get the forms attached to them and almost forgot I may need some arrows for the classic. ??? I also need to get an Osage stave ready for a special friend
that wants to build a bow at the Classic [no not you Tiller ] done got yours. :) O course there will be some good food and I hope to get in a little shooting,need some practice so you guy/gals won't show
me up to bad,may get some pointers g from GreB.He don't like to give out all his secrats  but maybe he will share a few. Hope yall have a good one also.Life is good.  :) ;)
    Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on April 18, 2008, 07:11:38 am
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,may get some pointers g from GreB.He don't like to give out all his secrats  but maybe he will share a few. Hope yall have a good one also.Life is good.   
    Pappy

I can give shooting pointers, just not very good at being able to take my own advice. But I'm working on it, that's all we can do is try...and keep a positive attitude, huh? :)

I'll probably try and make it down this afternoon, maybe put some points on those arrows Don gave me. Go ahead and use them before moths get to the feathers. They sure are pretty! :)  Knothead going to be down this weekend? I've got his knife sheath finished...
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on April 18, 2008, 07:25:51 am
I think he will be down this evening.
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on April 21, 2008, 04:38:10 am
Man we had another great one,I got the stave's finished,the arrows finished for the Classic trophies
and a special stave and set of 6 arrows made up for a good friend,Also got a blade mounted that Jesse gave me and it turned out nice.We also got more wood cut and the yard cleaned up.We
are getting close to being ready.This will be my last week at work for about 10 days so I can't wait.
Here are some pictures of the weekend,Life is good. :) Jesse puts another corse of sinew on his Osage and anothe load of wood.We also split some IW.into staves.
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on April 21, 2008, 04:44:19 am
The last picture was a Osage stave I am working on for one of our PA bunch,Plans to buld
a bow.I heated and straighted it ,so it looks better than that now.And of course a little
supper Friday evening,deer brats and taters. :) A little more rock,Ron is suppose to get one more load so there should be plenty. :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on April 21, 2008, 04:48:00 am
Getting supper ready for Sat.A little IW.RangerB and his new bow,Also I'm cutting up some country ham for us to enjoy at the Classic.Nice thick slices.UM UM . :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on April 21, 2008, 04:56:01 am
My knife finished ,arrows finished,I know no self knocks ,but I thought for who this is for ,pink knocks would be appropriate.  ;) :) Nice supper and then just a little time around the fire Sat.
night with an adult beverage.Me and Knothead solve a lot of the worlds problems around the fire at night. :) ;D If someone would just take or advice,I guess the world would be just about prefect.
as it is at the farm.Life is good.See yall soon and hope yall had a great one also. :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on April 21, 2008, 06:31:45 am
That last picture of the plate of food was mine by the way...and man was it good! ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on April 21, 2008, 07:03:16 am
Everything is really shaping up in preparation for the Classic. I even had time to work on some turkey feathers at the club this weekend for myself. Pappy has done a great job on tweaking the hickory staves...straightening and adding some reflex. Helps a lot to have that done before hand, and allow mostly just the tillering during the Classic.

It's getting close now, and I'm really looking forward to it. Hope to have more time this year to get to know some of the PA folks.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on April 22, 2008, 04:01:06 am
I need to work on some feathers myself,maybe Sunday,I got 30 scrapers ready yesterday
and got the US map ready to set up.I am going to have a big map with push pins so we can get an idea where everyone in from.Seen that in PA last month and thought it would be cool to see. 3 more days after today and I will be at the cabin for 10 days,can't wait.Life really is good.  ;) :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on April 22, 2008, 06:02:28 am
5 and counting ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: BearG on April 22, 2008, 11:02:03 am
I or we will be down tue ( I may jet monday if wife aproves. sure mark wont mind and early arival from me.)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on April 22, 2008, 11:18:02 am
Any time Bear.You can help me control all these Yoopers, ;D ;D ;)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on April 22, 2008, 11:21:35 am
All  ???ders only one, dats wud be liddle ol me ;D Remember iz bringin da pasties eh ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on April 22, 2008, 12:30:06 pm
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All  ???ders only one, dats wud be liddle ol me  Remember iz bringin da pasties eh
Dynamite comes in small packages! ;D  Are you sure you're not just a scout for a marauding horde of yoopers intent on invading our fine southern land? ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on April 22, 2008, 12:41:54 pm
nah da old yoopers like ta visit bob and eddie down der in da florida eh :D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on April 22, 2008, 03:42:03 pm
Hmmm! Maybe we should set up a special camping area Yoopers if they are such a problem. Lets see six foot tall fences, concertina wire,   guard posts, german shepards, and Patroles.  Yep! That should just about do it!  ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on April 22, 2008, 05:10:35 pm
Hmmm! Maybe we should set up a special camping area Yoopers if they are such a problem. Lets see six foot tall fences, concertina wire,   guard posts, german shepards, and Patroles.  Yep! That should just about do it!  ;D

Nah I wud hav dem spaking liks me in no time donchano eh ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on April 23, 2008, 04:27:34 am
We only have one special camp ground,it is for the Yankees,we try and keep them in one spot so we can keep an eye on them,the last time they came south in mass like this ,it wasn't good.So
we learned to keep a close close close eye on them. ;) ;D ;D ;D
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on April 23, 2008, 06:24:11 am
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We only have one special camp ground,it is for the Yankees,we try and keep them in one spot so we can keep an eye on them,the last time they came south in mass like this ,it wasn't good.So
we learned to keep a close close close eye on them.   
   Pappy

Maybe we should post a guard at the entrance and have all yanks sign a temporary allegiance to the Confederacy before we allow entry... ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on April 23, 2008, 06:29:22 am
Seems to me last time the Yankee showed up they wern't invited, here I thought I was an invited guest :(

Guess I will have to save all dem Pasties for myself eh ;) :D

Last day of work for me, 3 days after today and I will be on my way ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on April 23, 2008, 06:32:27 am
You could just come on now, ;D and yes yall are all invited just don't ask for directions to
Atlanta.  ;D
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on April 23, 2008, 06:34:24 am
Although we all of course are southern gentlemen down here...we could be persuaded to accept a bribe now and then.  ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on April 23, 2008, 06:36:34 am
Man wish I could leave tommow morning Pappy but its gonna take 3 days to say good bye to the wife ;) ;D

Ok Greg I will save ya a Pasty 8) Might let Hanna lick it a bit first though >:D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: leapingbare on April 23, 2008, 10:26:51 am
I recon Hanna would do alot more than lick it.  ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on April 23, 2008, 10:34:10 am
How far to Savanah?  >:D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on April 23, 2008, 12:32:29 pm
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How far to Savanah? 
Now that we're alerted to your coming...futther then you would want to venture to go.  ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: BearG on April 23, 2008, 03:40:33 pm
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We only have one special camp ground,it is for the Yankees,we try and keep them in one spot so we can keep an eye on them,the last time they came south in mass like this ,it wasn't good.So
we learned to keep a close close close eye on them.   
   Pappy

Maybe we should post a guard at the entrance and have all yanks sign a temporary allegiance to the Confederacy before we allow entry... ;D
Stars and ars forever!   Good enough
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on April 23, 2008, 04:17:34 pm
Role, Alabama Role!!!
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on April 24, 2008, 06:10:44 am
This yank/reb talk is all in fun! We enjoy having our yankee guests down for the Classic...honest we do! Just don't forget your way back home after the shoot. ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on April 24, 2008, 06:20:52 am
Ya it is all in fun,Now what's for supper Sunday night. ;) ;D
     Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: BearG on April 24, 2008, 11:38:57 am
MARK OR GREG  I'M NOW INVADING ON SAT. AROUND 12 OR 1PM
COULDNT WAIT UNTIL MONDAY AND DAWN SAID GO. ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on April 24, 2008, 11:41:27 am
Thanks for the warning Bear...we'll pass word along to the sentries allowing you to gain entrance to our compound. ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: BearG on April 24, 2008, 11:57:35 am
Thanks for the warning Bear...we'll pass word along to the sentries allowing you to gain entrance to our compound. ;D
THANKS
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on April 24, 2008, 12:23:06 pm
This event is in Kentucky, right!  ;D LOL!
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Hillbilly on April 24, 2008, 02:10:57 pm
SOYLENT GREEN- IT'S YANKEES!!!!............................................... ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on April 25, 2008, 04:36:46 am
Cool Bear,hope you get there early enough to help,we have lotts to do Sat.I will be out of here today till 5th of May so no  pictures till I return,then there should be plenty,a whole week of
scraping ,eating and shooting and maybe an adult beverage or 2.YES Life is good. see yall
soon.  ;)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on April 28, 2008, 06:43:04 am
Sorry no pictures, but "Life was Good" again down Tn. way. Chuck (Hawk), David (DTiller), Dana (Da Yooper Eh), and Jesse all made it down this weekend. Chuck Started chasing a grain on an osage stave Saturday evening and had the bow roughed in and working on floor tiller by Sunday afternoon. David also debarked and was chasing a grain Sunday after an all night flight from Washington State.

Got off to a good start with supper last night of grilled wild turkey, diced fried potatoes, brown beans with some of Cast Iron's famous relish, and cornbread! Yum! ;D

Wish yall were here! ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pat B on April 28, 2008, 07:36:22 am
We will be soon!! ;)   Glad everyone had a safe trip. Sorry you guys have to baby sit til the rest of us get there. Maybe you can teach them guys how to talk so we can understand them when we get there.  ::)      Pat
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on April 28, 2008, 08:02:24 am
Dana insists that we're the ones that are talking funny...he brought us a Yooper dictionary so we could learn the correct way to talk! ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Otoe Bow on April 28, 2008, 11:41:39 am
Hey Greg, Pat or anyone else already at Pappy's:  What's the weather forecast for next weekend shaping up to be?  It was 85+ several days last week here in Oklahoma but I had to run the defroster this morning before going to work to get the thick frost off the windshield. 

Looking forward to meeting you in a few days.

Mike
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on April 28, 2008, 11:50:49 am
Scattered showers for Friday, mostly sunny Saturday and Sunday, temps in the low 70's. Lookin' pretty good I'd say!

Looking forward to meeting everyone!
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Otoe Bow on April 28, 2008, 12:00:32 pm
Sweeeeeeet.  I can handle that.  See you Friday. 

Mike
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: John K on April 29, 2008, 11:59:53 am
Glad to hear that Da Yooper and Cheesehead made it !  Wish i was there with them  :'(

Looking foward to a report this week  ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on April 29, 2008, 03:00:59 pm
Da Yooper brought pasties which were great! The chessehead brought...you guessed it, cheese. I think Ridgerunner is to be the lucky recipient of the cheese, that is if we don't get hungry for some with crackers! ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Keenan on April 29, 2008, 07:49:06 pm
Hey Glad to here things are getting started. Did Pappy get my package?  ??? Has Tiller scared any of you southern folk yet? :D   Keep us posted on the activities and get some good incriminating photos ;).   Keenan
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Ranger B on May 01, 2008, 06:39:41 am
Monday shooting

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cowboy on May 01, 2008, 07:27:48 am
Looks like everything's gettin kicked off right - I see the girls are already asking for handouts :).
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: John K on May 01, 2008, 10:31:05 am
Weather is looking nice  ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Keenan on May 01, 2008, 10:48:21 am
 Hey can someone tell me if the NW Mascott made it there ok ???
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Sparrow on May 01, 2008, 11:04:06 am
 That is a fine looking line of armed warriors.(That one bow looks kinda funny though,( Not knocking,just noticing) Wish I were there.  Frank
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: TRACY on May 02, 2008, 07:41:10 am
Keep em coming Greg, looks like a lot of fun!

Tracy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: El Destructo on May 02, 2008, 11:24:44 am
   Is the Emissary from the Great White North behaving Himself........er do I have ta come and Straighten Him out??????????

                                                                               ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Ranger B on May 02, 2008, 08:44:22 pm
Ranger B and Gary Davis.  I'd post more but it's near impossible to get a file down to 200mb or smaller.  I have a lot but they are just too large. 

I shot a round with Justin and mullett today.  Great fun!

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: John K on May 02, 2008, 09:17:02 pm
Nice pic ! It sure is green down there  ::)

I need more pics  ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Ranger B on May 03, 2008, 07:56:27 am
I've posted a lot more on Leatherwall but PA's size restriction has me stopped dead in my tracks.  Got to Leatherwall and look under "Tennessee Classic Continues."
Ranger B
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Andrea S on May 03, 2008, 08:56:30 pm
Ranger B, try uploading your pictures to photobucket.com. You can upload a bunch at a time and it will resize the pictures for you automatically.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Ranger B on May 04, 2008, 06:43:41 am
Andrea I uploaded pics to photobucket, now how to I attach them to a reply here?
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: El Destructo on May 04, 2008, 10:00:43 am
Andrea I uploaded pics to photobucket, now how to I attach them to a reply here?

Not Andrea....but I can Help......... Goto Photobucket....scroll down to the bottom of all of your pictures.....click select.......then scroll over tot the right and click create HTMLand IMG Code......then scroll down to where it says ..... IMG images for message boards ..........Left click..copy and goto P.A Board.....and paste them in your Post......easy as Pie!!!!!! Now go do it......We all want to see the Pictures of what We missed out on!!!!!!
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Sparrow on May 04, 2008, 10:35:26 am
 Those were good pictures you had posted "elsewhere" Really liked seeing them kids with bows,That there is the future and the hope.Thanks !  Frank
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Ranger B on May 04, 2008, 02:16:11 pm
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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Ranger B on May 04, 2008, 02:16:59 pm
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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Ranger B on May 04, 2008, 02:19:06 pm
Ranger B shooting

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: El Destructo on May 04, 2008, 03:10:32 pm
                           Hey Ranger..you got it part right....use the Image....not the Thumbnail next time!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Ranger B on May 04, 2008, 04:55:01 pm
mullett shooting

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Ranger B on May 04, 2008, 04:56:09 pm
Ranger B

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Ranger B on May 04, 2008, 04:57:19 pm
Jesse shot the Blesbok in the horn from 30+ yards

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Ranger B on May 04, 2008, 04:58:14 pm
Me and my Sat. morning shooting buddies

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Keenan on May 04, 2008, 06:08:52 pm
 Wow right on guys ;D ;D Thanks for sharing the fun with us poor folk that couldn't make it there.  ::)  How come Mulltes sweating so much. is it hot or just all the presure to perform? :D  Good for you Ranger B for doing the mentoring ;)  Hows the rock busting going?  Keenan
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Ranger B on May 04, 2008, 06:20:45 pm
Here is a shot of the rock busting.  That is mullett with his back close to me and cowboy to the left.  Leapinbare is across on the right.

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: jamie on May 04, 2008, 07:09:47 pm
i'll say it again, hopefully next year :'(
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: mullet on May 04, 2008, 07:56:00 pm
 Keenan, It warmed up a little and I'm used to flat ground,too. And I was getting rid of a little bit of that liquid,"Life is Good". from the nite before ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: mullet on May 04, 2008, 08:07:54 pm
  Airight here's some more. I'm just ganna stick pictures up,I'll comment on them later and name people. Sorry Justin, something is wrong with my Photo Bucket account.

   The second picture is Greg B at the back of the Saturday nite dinner. Don't believe all those stories about Greg.



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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: mullet on May 04, 2008, 08:12:18 pm
 Some of the activities

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: mullet on May 04, 2008, 08:15:05 pm
 Here we go with some more

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: mullet on May 04, 2008, 08:18:26 pm
  These are the last ones tonite, have to shower

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: FlintWalker on May 04, 2008, 08:37:38 pm
I'll fill in where you left off Eddie. 
  This year was IMO even better than last.  Pappy and all the folks at Twin Oaks made sure everyone was very well taken care of.  Lots of bows, and more importantly, new friends were made this year and I think I can speak on behalf of everyone who was there and say that a good time was had by all.
  I've never been around as large a group of truly good people or experienced the level of camaraderie as I have at this event.
  I didn't take near as many pictures as I should have, but I'll share what I have.   Saw Filer

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cowboy on May 04, 2008, 08:42:03 pm
Couldn't resist - here's a few. Gotta get cleaned up and sleep ;D. If I can remember them in order, here's some familiar faces, James Parker knapping (that guy's incredible!!), his boy, and the Parker family reunion ;D. More later of course..

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pat B on May 04, 2008, 11:31:39 pm
Four Parkers together at once was a scary thought before they all got together but the "better halfs" made it all bareable. ;)     Pat
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on May 05, 2008, 07:26:57 am
Man it was one heck of a big time guys, I will post some pics when I recover ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: RG on May 05, 2008, 09:10:47 am
Hey Ya All!!! This is David T writing from Ron's computer. Just about ready to go catch my flight to Seattle. Man was it a great time! Cant remember having this much fun in a long time and making so many new friends.  Only thing to regret is that it all came to an end! Just have to be patient and wait for the 12th Annual Tennessee Classic. Now I have something to plan for!!!!

This is one of the best gang of people I have ever come to know. All of you that get a chance should try and make this event at least once in your life. I have learned more about building a bow with these folks than I have in the last five years working at it on my own and their generosity knows no bounds.

Pappy, Greg, Ron, Anthony, Grant, and everyone else there at Twin Oaks are the best bunch of people I have ever come across. They really worked hard to make this whole event come alive and its a time that will always stay with me through the years!

Glad to hear everyone is making it home safe and sound. Thanks again Pat for those snake skins for the back of the bow and Pappy for all the Turkey feathers and help with the bow and Ron for the Beautiful stave of Osage and taking me to and from the Classic.

Dana heres one more for ya "Holly Wa Eh Y'All!"  ;D

David T
(D. Tiller)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pat B on May 05, 2008, 09:27:44 am
Tiller, You were definately a great sport for putting up with the "smelly soap" abuse.  ;) You have officially been initiated and passed with flying colors. ;)  The bow you built is a beauty and diserving of that set of skins. It was great to meet you and I enjoyed our short times together and especially our walk about with the other guys on Sunday morning. We will definately do it again next year. Hope you had a safe trip home.
  ...and for those that don't already know..."Life is Good in Tennessee"!!!  8) 8)       Pat
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on May 05, 2008, 09:51:11 am
Here's a few and before anyone else does yes thats me with my Bear I bought while I was down there :o :o :o

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on May 05, 2008, 10:05:17 am
I know everyone love's to see Greg eat so I took a few pictures, enjoy >:D ;D

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pat B on May 05, 2008, 10:12:30 am
Dana, Glad you made it home OK. It was great to meet you. I think you were the hit of the party. Eh! ;) 8)
  I think we need to start a "Greg Eating" thread. There will be plenty of pics to work with.  ;D     Pat
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: leapingbare on May 05, 2008, 10:19:06 am
hah thats funny danna.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on May 05, 2008, 10:21:23 am
youbetcha eh Pat, can't say what a great time I had :)
I don't know about being the life of the party I was just having some fun ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Keenan on May 05, 2008, 10:22:40 am
 Hey Guys I sent a Pm to knott head about what to do with the mascott blade. Tiller Stated that we need to send it to someone really experienced to have it refined.  Thats what you all were supposed to do ;) I thaought it would be cool if everyone (experienced) could do a little work on it to give it more (signitures) so to speak. I already took a few flakes off of it to refine it slightly. Don't tell me you all were chicken :o
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Justin Snyder on May 05, 2008, 10:37:03 am
Dana, glad to see you made it home safe. 
We kind of give the impression that all Greg does is eat.  I would like to set the record straight.  He is one of the hardest working guys around.  You just cant hardly get him to stand still long enough for a picture if he isn't sitting down to eat.  ;) Justin
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pat B on May 05, 2008, 10:42:36 am
It does take a lot of fuel to run a fine tuned engine like Greg. He diserves enerything he eats. ;D...except maybe those extra disserts. ;D    Pat
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on May 05, 2008, 10:52:47 am
Yea greg works hard, he seems to be everywhere at once in the shop, but I can't hepl but have some fun
with him. Gregs a good un fer sure eh :)

I have to say that Tiller sure impressed me he turned out a couple of real nice bows, and he weathered a whole bunch
of wise cracks about smell so nice, I think it was Gardenia's >:D  ;) ;D I'm glad I had the opportunity to meet him, he's also
pretty good knapper too.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: EagleTexas on May 05, 2008, 12:14:39 pm
Pappy

Thank you and all the Twin Oaks folks for preparing so well and caring so much for all the attendees. It was a fabulous event! I thank each of you also for looking after the Primitive Archer Team including Susannah & Julia Rose.  I speak for our whole team when I say that we are blessed to be a small part of this gathering. This time I got to finish the bow I started last year and spend time shooting it along with my grand daughters, Julia Rose and Susannah, and their new gift bows. Some of us had to leave Saturday nite for flights across the country but each of us was already thinking about next year.   

You all are very special.

monroe
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on May 05, 2008, 12:19:16 pm
I had to laugh at a couple of those pic's with me eating...I do enjoy it so! ;D Dana, you have my permission (not that it's needed) to bring some more of those pasties back with you next year...the eating kind, not the wearing kind! ;D

Thanks for taking up for me Justin, hope you can make it next year along with Marius and hopefully Medicine Wheel.

Back to the eatin' topic...maybe now that you guys have experienced some of Grants (CastIron) cookin', you know why I like to eat at the club like I do! He and several other club members spent a lot of time making sure there was some good vittles for everyone, and my hat is off to them! :)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Calendargirl on May 05, 2008, 12:30:40 pm
Hey the painted chalkboard was AWESOME.  Do we have a pic of that?  I think Keith's wife hand painted that!  If anyone has a pic please post it.  It was so great to have the different events going on posted there.  Pappy, Greg, King Knothead, Anthony, Keith, Grant, and all the others did a fabulous job of organizing some different gatherings that people could join in or just watch.  And what about the trading that went on Saturday.  There was some amazing stuff laid out for trade. 
Pappy, Thanks!  oh and of course a big thanks to Miss JoanieB.  Her smile just warms the heart.   ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Dingleberry on May 05, 2008, 04:35:05 pm
We're not worthy!!!   Thanks Pappy and Twin Oaks staff for another excellent event. The food, the people, the course, the workshop, the portajons, etc.......A lot of love of archery was put into this event and I thank you again.  To all those people from PA that I failed to meet or talk to; sorry.  I'm afraid I got sucked into the knapping pit and did not get out much. ;D  next year.

Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: mullet on May 05, 2008, 07:14:02 pm
  Great pictures Dana, now we know where all the Collard greens went. David, I have to agree with Pat. You are a good sport and a good guy to boot. I'd be happy to call you a friend. Dang, you smell good too, sorry, couldn't help it, ;) Pappy, and all the Twin Oaks group, thank's for the hospitality and fun.  Knothead, I also want to say thanks for the June Bug Marinade, ;D You to Shannon. And Pappy i'll for sure take you up on the invite next year. Well here are the rest of my pictures.

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Post by: mullet on May 05, 2008, 07:17:28 pm
 Some more, The last pictures are of leapingbare and Barry McCall making pine pitch.

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Post by: RG on May 05, 2008, 08:40:18 pm
 :) No problem Mullet you can come back and eat june bugs at our place any time Great meeting you my friend
 ;D

Ron
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Don Wilson on May 05, 2008, 09:24:36 pm
(http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k209/rickybob_2006/CIMG1609.jpg)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Don Wilson on May 05, 2008, 09:27:07 pm
(http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k209/rickybob_2006/CIMG1611.jpg)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Don Wilson on May 05, 2008, 09:28:11 pm
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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Don Wilson on May 05, 2008, 09:33:14 pm
The boy's with their Bows(http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k209/rickybob_2006/CIMG1630.jpg)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Don Wilson on May 05, 2008, 09:35:16 pm
Mason and primative fire building......(http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k209/rickybob_2006/CIMG1639.jpg)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Don Wilson on May 05, 2008, 09:39:27 pm
A bunch of OL' Fartes.....(http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k209/rickybob_2006/CIMG1635.jpg)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Don Wilson on May 05, 2008, 09:41:53 pm
Alex Roche' built his son an minature Osage bow(http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k209/rickybob_2006/CIMG1632.jpg)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Don Wilson on May 05, 2008, 09:43:53 pm
Skyler and Big A with the first shot.......(http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k209/rickybob_2006/CIMG1620.jpg)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Don Wilson on May 05, 2008, 09:52:09 pm
Byron Ferguson and the boys.......(http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k209/rickybob_2006/CIMG1641.jpg)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Don Wilson on May 05, 2008, 09:54:35 pm
Thanks a lot, Greg and Anthony, for being great examples and teachers........ (http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k209/rickybob_2006/CIMG1645.jpg)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Don Wilson on May 05, 2008, 09:55:54 pm
The Steel Fox Graveyard........(http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k209/rickybob_2006/CIMG1642.jpg)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Don Wilson on May 05, 2008, 10:09:58 pm
We, like everyone, else had a great time. Thanks to Pappy for providing the opportunity. The boy's will remember this for the rest of their lives. Greg and Anthony for being great teachers and role models for the boys. Colleen Simmons, Gary Davis, David Keys, Clyde Gaskins, Grant, PatB AND THE MANY OTHERS, for their friendship, patience, and advice......Skyler and myself will never miss the Classic if we're able to crawl here.....Can't wait till next year....Don and Skyler
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Little John on May 05, 2008, 10:39:15 pm
Awsome job by the whole Twin Oaks crew and every one who taught, helped, cooked, donated. I think every one learned at least some thing and most learnen tons. I had such a good time learning, meeting the family, shooting, eating, you name it, still overwhelmed and havent come back down yet Thanks Pappy, Greg for putting on such a fine event. The cooking crew for all the fine food, and pies as good as my grand mother made. Gary Davis for teaching me to make strings., James Parker and Hillbilly for knapping instruction. Pat for a place to sleep, bows to shoot and every thing else. So happy for a chance to meet, learn from and shoot with the P.A. family . Life is truly good in Tenn.  beautiful country and the best folks any where as well. Truly a class act. Already saving for next year.   Kenneth







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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pat B on May 05, 2008, 10:50:14 pm
Don't forget the shower you had at my place, Kenneth! ;D     Pat
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on May 06, 2008, 05:06:16 am
Looks like this thread stays alive even when I ant around, :) I had a great time and it was such a pleasure to meet all the new folks and seeing old friends,just don't get any better.I have a lot of pictures but looks like a lot are already done.I do have a few special one of Marie and Ed.
Thanks to all that came and helped make this a big success hope yall had as much fun as I did.
Also the toilet boil nap off,Cowboy left the trophy for net year after he signed it.Marie
made a fine bow and didn't even break a nail ,I got to spend a lot of time with Ed and he is is
one fine gentelman.I also got a big surprise when I got home yesterday Hanna had 8 new members to our family.
   Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on May 06, 2008, 05:08:27 am
Here are my new kids. Life is Good. :)
 
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on May 06, 2008, 05:13:32 am
Back to work now, my desk is about 3 feet deep in backlog :'( It was a great time Pappy thanks for
putting up with tha damn Yooper eh Y'alll ;D Congrats on the fine looking pups. And I enjoyed meeting your son He's a fine young man.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on May 06, 2008, 05:16:10 am
There you go Dana !!!!!!  ;D By the way it was a pleasure to spend a week with you ,Jesse ,Tiller and Hawk I had a blast and hope yall felt at home and had a good time. :) and Mullet was always smiling so I know he had a good time.
   Pappy
 

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Little John on May 06, 2008, 06:43:06 am
Yep, I forgot the primitive shower.    Kenneth
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on May 06, 2008, 06:52:25 am
Little John, you're one of the new guys to the Classic that I forgot to mention...really enjoyed meeting you! Hope you have good luck chasing those big bulls this fall. ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: BearG on May 06, 2008, 08:17:06 am
Had the best time ever.  Met new friends, jessie S , dana, Dtiller, Mullet and his wife , the rest of the parkers.  All great folks!  twin oaks holds the greatest shoot.  cant wait until next year.
Mark,  Hanna's pups look great.  see ya at cloverdale ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: RidgeRunner on May 06, 2008, 08:19:25 am
Hay Don:
Thanks for posting those photos of them boys.
You be sure to call me the next time y'all head up to see Pappy.
My son would fit right in with them.

Thanks
David
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cowboy on May 06, 2008, 08:19:58 am
That was a blast! Congrats on your new addition's Pappy ;D.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: mullet on May 06, 2008, 10:43:39 am
  Nice Pup's Pappy, are they Chocolate's or mixed?
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on May 06, 2008, 11:03:46 am
All chocolate,ant looked to see male and female yet.Maybe today.I think they were born Sunday night.You still smiling,by the way you have a really nice wife,I guess she has to be to put up with
you,kind of like mine. ;) ;D
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Hillbilly on May 06, 2008, 12:23:11 pm
Oh, and Eddie, I warned Jesse to wash his rock stash before he starts knapping it.  ;D >:D ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: sweetpea on May 06, 2008, 12:49:15 pm
  New here, sure looks like you guy's had some fun. I'd like to be there next time. That Mullet guy is in remarkable shape for an old guy and looks cool ,too.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on May 06, 2008, 12:55:44 pm
  New here, sure looks like you guy's had some fun. I'd like to be there next time. That Mullet guy is in remarkable shape for an old guy and looks cool ,too.

mullet is 6'4" and totally ripped with jet black hair, its true he told me so himself ;D must be his special diet ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cheapshot on May 06, 2008, 01:39:25 pm
Thanks to Pappy, Joanie, Keith, Anthony, Greg, Grant and the rest of the Twin Oaks Gang for all their hard work and patience.
The guys who set and pull targets, bring everyone firewood, cook and serve everyone, clean up and in general just look after all of us, never can get enough credit.
Thanks so much for making us a part of your family for the time we are there. As always we had a great time, and lord willing we'll be back next year.
Thanks again Allen and Tomi.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on May 06, 2008, 03:50:55 pm
Made it back home! Got into the house around 1 am after flying most of the day and layover in Dallas-Fortworth. Man thats a long flight!  Just read through the posts and really am enjoying the pictures. Keep'em comming guys!  ;)

Writing this from my smell goods shop and hoping a customer will walk in the door. Very quiet today!  :'(

I've been showing the pictures to the family and friends here and they are impressed by all of them. Made a bunch of great friends and had a lot of fun while I was there. Sorry I was such a hermit and zoned out on working on those bows. Man do I get zoned out when I have a nice piece of bow wood in hand!  ;D

Danna, don't worry about the razing of the soap stuff. I now know what you do for a living! Got soap? Lots of it???!!!!???  >:D

Bear, thanks for taking me into town to pick up stuff and giving me a place to put my bags. Had fun talkin with you and the Ohio guys. Don't know why ya' all got such a bad rep in Tenn.  ;)

Pappy those are great looking pups! Hows the proud mama doing?  Sadie looked real curious about what was going on there too! Tell Bo(spelling?) to look me up if he gets out further west than Wyoming.

Looks like I may have a couple staves of nice Yew wood on the way! A friend was down in OR who knows where all the primo stands are and is bringing me by a few. Joe is a great guy and I hope to get him out to Tenn. next year to build a bow with all of you.  May even have few others tagging along by that time! Hmmm, most of these guys are of scandinavian descent, Dutch, Swede and Finn. mixed in with a few others. You up for an invasion of Vikings?!?!  ;D


Marie, thanks again for the beautifull shirt! I really like it allot and enjoyed talking with you. Just wish I was more awake and a better able to converse with you.  Next year!  ;)  You made a great bow too!

Ron, many thanks to you and your family for getting me to and from the classic and putting me up at your place for the last night!

I am looking forward to seeing you all again for the 12th Annual Tenn. Classic!  ;D  What a great time the 11th was. Hard to believe its all over!

David T


Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: BearG on May 06, 2008, 06:27:23 pm
Don't know how we got a bad wrap either where great guyes just ask us >:D
hated to leave but glad to be home ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on May 06, 2008, 06:54:44 pm
Me too!  ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: El Destructo on May 06, 2008, 07:17:15 pm
  New here, sure looks like you guy's had some fun. I'd like to be there next time. That Mullet guy is in remarkable shape for an old guy and looks cool ,too.

mullet is 6'4" and totally ripped with jet black hair, its true he told me so himself ;D must be his special diet ;)

Mullet did a good job Hiding from the Cameras ....I see....only one pic with a Bow Drawn in front of His Face....and a Back Shot.....Good Job Eddie!!!
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on May 06, 2008, 07:19:34 pm
I didnt know all those people were part of the Parker clan! Wow, ya got the whole family together Mullet!!!  :o
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cowboy on May 06, 2008, 07:22:14 pm
I got a good pic of me, Mullet, and his very nice wife Cathy - I gotta get down to FL some time and visit. Had a really good time :).

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: El Destructo on May 06, 2008, 07:24:38 pm
Awhhh Eddie they gotcha....when you were in a weak Way....had to stay cause the Wife was there....!!!
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Minuteman on May 06, 2008, 07:27:20 pm
Yeah, Eddie's got black hair and he's 6'4".... eeyup and he likes his june bugs marinated! :o Did seem like the kinda feller that could hit ya in the jaw three times before you knew what hit ya though. ;)
  I told some fellas at work about the bug thing and they shook their heads and said "What kinda folks you hangin out with Parker? Still wanna see the arrow catching thing though. It was good to meet all my long lost cousins, with that many Parkers there I'm surprised there wasn't any trouble!.
 Brian (Koan ) and Mike( Auggie) you guys were a non stop laugh fest. Had a ball shooting that part of the range in the dark with ya. Still think we need to do the WHOLE  thing in the dark next year.
  I also wanna say thanks to Pappy and his whole crew for their hospitality. They really do make every one feel at home and make sure everybody has what they need. They cooked  27  deer shoulders I was told, for the potluck saturday night and it was some of the best meat I have ever eaten.  There was some kinda sausage their that was like summer sausage but was cooked. Delicious! It was all good and there was always someone manning the concession stand when ya needed them.Just having the folks willing to put forth the effort is a testimony to how serious these guys are about putting on a great shoot and an even better bowmaking  get together.
 Hope the feather grinding jigs give you many years of service, Pappy. Lemme know if ya wear 'em out.  See ya next year.
 Chris
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: El Destructo on May 06, 2008, 07:30:06 pm
Pappy......you just let me know when it's going to be Next Year....cause I am coming too....and I hope that Dana comes back....and I am going to try to get on of my Troll Friends to come also....so Tennessee Beware.....next Year!!!!
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: mullet on May 06, 2008, 07:31:34 pm
 Pappy, I think both of us are lucky. I  didn't get to talk to your wife much because everytime I had a chance she was working so hard.  Bear, I thought you were a gentle old soul and didn't know about yalls reputation.But I didn't know yall were from Ohio,though ;)
 
 David, I did feel kinda like the Patriarch, guess because I'm older ;D,after hanging out together so much ,it's funny we aren't related. And now another one registered today. Cowboy, Man, you are welcome anytime.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cookwood on May 06, 2008, 08:20:57 pm
Thanks to all of the Twin Oaks folks.  What a great time.  The family will be coming along next year.  I can't wait to get the wife and boys up there running with the pack.  A special thanks to Pappy for the great hospitality, Greg for the tutorship and the bow, Grant for the cooking, and the rest for great companionship.  There are not too many places a fella can go by himself with several hundred other folks and feel right at home.  Thanks again for the good times.  Life is Great!
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cowboy on May 06, 2008, 09:11:46 pm
Thanks Eddie, man if I'm ever in your neck of the woods I'll be stopping by!!
 Didn't think it was right to just show the first in a round of pic's with SarahAnne and Tina (Hillbilly's wife) in the background planning their attack on our fine photo op. I think Sarah was the instigator all along >:D ;D ;D.

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Post by: FlintWalker on May 06, 2008, 09:24:02 pm
Here's one of Dana, Me, Cowboy and Eddie.
Oldbow and Pat.
Greg B and D. Tiller with the nice bow he made while he was there.
Hole in the bow Chuck, working on one of those super challenging staves.
My brother Greg, shootin a little.
Just a few of the PA members sitting around the campfire relaxing and enjoying good company.

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cowboy on May 06, 2008, 10:28:27 pm
Some great pic's Shannon - keep em coming. I'm still living the moment, kinda like a good vacation you never want to end ;).
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Little John on May 06, 2008, 10:51:37 pm
You got it Cowboy, hard to let it go so I don't even try. Just cherish the moments so they can be pulled back up and replayed. Kenneth
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: El Destructo on May 06, 2008, 10:54:47 pm
Pappy.......How far are you from Paris..I have a Freind that I work with that grew up there and moved here....but all of His Kids and ex wife still live there
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: FlintWalker on May 06, 2008, 11:33:31 pm
You got it brother!
 Marie working like a beaver on her new bow.
Another one of Eddies wife, SarahAnne, Paul and Eddie. Did ya'll know that SarahAnne can burp her name? >:D
Gregs expression right after someone whispered the word "food"
The O'Sullivan clan. The prettiest one is getting her beauty sleep.
 And finally, one of the campfire.
  In the words of Delmar on OH Brother Where Art Thou, "That's all I got" :)  Saw Filer

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on May 07, 2008, 12:25:49 am
more! More! MORE!!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on May 07, 2008, 04:19:30 am
Glad you made it home alright Tiller ,Greg is going to get the bows to you as soon as he can.
Glad everyone had a great time and now it is back to just Life is Good,not life is unbelievably
great.Great bunch of Guys and gals,it is like we have known each other forever.Funny how
that is. Wished we could do that every weekend,but I don't think this old body could handle it. ;)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on May 07, 2008, 06:30:15 am
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Some great pic's Shannon - keep em coming. I'm still living the moment, kinda like a good vacation you never want to end

I know what you mean...I keep talking about it at work, and everyone keeps trying to bring me back to earth. I'm struggling to stay aloft! ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on May 07, 2008, 08:18:15 am
I think I'm almost recovered, I have some pictures to post, if I can stay awake after work I will see about getting some more up.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Manager on May 07, 2008, 08:34:05 am
Shannon, you cannot prove that  I can do that....

The spring water still burns
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on May 07, 2008, 11:46:12 am
About 70 miles from Paris EL.
   pAPPY
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: El Destructo on May 07, 2008, 12:11:34 pm
About 70 miles from Paris EL.
   pAPPY

Nice Country???? I have a Chance to buy Land over there.....and I am tired of this Desert....and want a Green Place to retire!!!!
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Ryano on May 07, 2008, 01:58:41 pm
found this guy in our tent when we were packing up to leave......Did I mention I hate spiders? oooh..... :o

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Post by: Ryano on May 07, 2008, 02:01:53 pm
Here's sawfiler holding my Molly girl.

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Post by: Ryano on May 07, 2008, 02:06:21 pm
Check out this crew!

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Post by: Pat B on May 07, 2008, 03:11:04 pm
Not only scary but drinking Bud around Pappy's place! :o     Pat
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on May 07, 2008, 03:11:50 pm
found this guy in our tent when we were packing up to leave......Did I mention I hate spiders? oooh..... :o

A turantula in the US? Hmmm! You guys pulling our legs?

Is it a pet?

David T
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Hillbilly on May 07, 2008, 03:22:14 pm
Tiller, that's one of our adorable southern wolf spiders. Ain't he cute?  ;D I've got a bunch of pics I'll try to get posted tonight, haven't had a spare minute so far since I got back.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Justin Snyder on May 07, 2008, 03:29:48 pm
David, Ill take a picture of a tarantula if you want to see one. We see them out on the roads at night just like snakes.  Usually about 2-4" across.  Justin
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on May 07, 2008, 03:33:23 pm
No thanks Justin! I don't like spider nor snakes!!!! (Reminds me of a toon I once heard!) That is unless the snakes skin resides on the back of one of my bows.  ;D

Wolf Spider? Didn't know they were in the area. Are they poisonous?
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: mullet on May 07, 2008, 04:28:31 pm
  Pat, If I remember right that Bud was in your cooler. Thanks for the two Brian and I found. David, that's a little one. We have them in Orange and gray, they have cool iridescent eyes and jump. We have some Banana spiders down here you could just about back a bow with. It's real nice to run into the web in the dark.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Justin Snyder on May 07, 2008, 04:33:56 pm
Like getting caught in a fishing net eh Eddie.  :P Justin
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on May 07, 2008, 04:45:31 pm
Sounds like Fuuuunnnn!!!! Blech!  ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on May 07, 2008, 05:26:08 pm

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Not only scary but drinking Bud around Pappy's place! Shocked     Pat

Not only is it taboo to have the B-bear around the club, Pappy doesn't even like the name spoken on the premise's! ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pat B on May 07, 2008, 05:45:05 pm
They were put into my cooler by a South Westerner!  I had the Yingling and it was approved by the front office! ;D
David, all spiders use poison to kill or paralyze their prey but not all can or will bite humans.   Pat
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Ryano on May 07, 2008, 05:58:45 pm
Thats what I thought a tarantula....lol.  :P
Here's Molly with her little bow and arrows that everyone seemed to get a kick out of......and a group photo of the message board members.

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: El Destructo on May 07, 2008, 06:28:42 pm
                                        Now We just need a list of Names to go with them Faces!!!
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on May 07, 2008, 06:43:56 pm
I'm the Yooper ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: El Destructo on May 07, 2008, 07:20:11 pm
                                         And the only one with Plaid Shirts and Down Vests!!!!!!

                                                                            ::)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on May 07, 2008, 07:23:47 pm
Hey! I really stick out there. I'm the only one wearing a Hawaiian shirt!!! Wesn't anyone else on vacation except me?  :-\
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Justin Snyder on May 07, 2008, 09:48:38 pm
David, you were in the wrong state.  All those tourists were down to Florida to visit Eddie.  I think that is why he left. Justin
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Little John on May 07, 2008, 10:21:45 pm
Guess I finally went and broke that family tradition, didn't realise people drank other beers than BUD. Oh I am the one that missed the photo shoot.   Kenneth
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pat B on May 07, 2008, 11:37:45 pm
I'm the cute one! 8) 8) 8)    Pat
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Calendargirl on May 08, 2008, 12:15:55 am
I thought I was the cute one!!  :o  I am the one smiling!  ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on May 08, 2008, 04:20:52 am
I'm the tall one in the back. :) ;)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: El Destructo on May 08, 2008, 06:10:34 am
                                             Whats that in your Hands Pappy??....a Red Bull!!!!
                                                                         ::)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on May 08, 2008, 06:31:14 am
I'm the skinny one in the orange shirt to the left! ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: El Destructo on May 08, 2008, 06:34:37 am
                                             Almost missed you with the Camo Pants!!!!!!!

                                                                  ;D ::) ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on May 08, 2008, 07:19:40 am
That was my Sister bow. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Manager on May 08, 2008, 08:33:00 am
Im holding not holding a bow I made, just in case any of you thought I did..

It's Pappy's....though Im not sure I will get to ever hold one of his again....  (Pappy, did I mention I was sorry  :'( :'( :'( :'( )
 
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: sweetpea on May 08, 2008, 08:48:55 am
  Is that the one you used for a walking stick, Mullet told me about that. Mullets a pretty cool guy,don't you think? I think he would be a great role model  and hope to meet him at the Classic next year.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pat B on May 08, 2008, 08:55:28 am
Mullet?  Roll model??? ???  For who?   A McKennzie target? >:D   Pat
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Manager on May 08, 2008, 08:58:16 am
Only Mrs. Parker would make that comment....unless Mullet is using his wife's handle
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: sweetpea on May 08, 2008, 09:05:14 am
 I've never met either one ,but would like too.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: mullet on May 08, 2008, 09:14:56 am
 It's not my wife, and my laptops with me at work. I don't think Kathie knows how to turn a computer on.  ???
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on May 08, 2008, 09:17:43 am
Mullet as a role model, oh my thats a good one damn near made blow pepsi thru my nose ;D
Of course he did teach me how to properly marinade June bugs :P
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on May 08, 2008, 09:55:01 am
Sweatpea, I hope you like wading neck deep in Floridian swamps full of leaches, water snakes and Gators in search of that nefarious creature known affectionately as miss piggy! Thats Eddie!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Keenan on May 08, 2008, 10:25:53 am
 Seek help imeadiately!!! You all know who you are and the effects of the recent event that took place down south are causing some serious withdrawls. Some are even having "flash backs" while at work,, :D   others are losing sleep and are having a hard time tying back into the daily routine of life. There is Help  "Bowaholics" Check in a share,  you could be a huge support to others that are struggling in your area. >:D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: jamie on May 08, 2008, 11:23:04 am
i proudly use eddie as a role model ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Ryano on May 08, 2008, 12:39:30 pm
Eddie's my hero!  ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: mullet on May 08, 2008, 01:15:13 pm
 Thank you gentleman, there might still be hope for society as we know it. ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Justin Snyder on May 08, 2008, 02:17:11 pm
I also wish I could drive a jeep and hunt hogs at the same time, just the way Eddie does.  ;D Justin
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Calendargirl on May 08, 2008, 04:46:58 pm
Sweet Pea is my HERO!  I think I am in love!!!   :o
 ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: mullet on May 08, 2008, 04:51:55 pm
  Sweetpea? :o What about me? I'm the chiseled and ripped one. ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on May 08, 2008, 04:55:16 pm
How about ME! I'm the best looking and sweatest smelling!!!!  ;D :D ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Calendargirl on May 08, 2008, 04:58:59 pm
Sweat Pea has that sensitive side to him!  :-*  It isn't ALL about being ripped and shredded!  ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: sweetpea on May 08, 2008, 05:10:58 pm
  That was sweet, I'd defffinately like to meet you. You and Sarah both look hot from the pictures. David, How come you smell so good? You one of those pretty West Coast Coast Boy's? Hmm, you are kind of cute.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Calendargirl on May 08, 2008, 05:13:24 pm
Sarah is the HOT one but I warn you she is HIGH maintenance!  You need to come to the classic next year and join in the fun!  :D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: mullet on May 08, 2008, 05:14:53 pm
  Sounds like I'm getting pushed out of the picture :'(
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on May 08, 2008, 05:29:35 pm
Nah! Sweatpea. I own a bath and skincare shop and make my own products so I always end up smelling prety good. Ask the Classic crowd they will tell ya!

David T
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Calendargirl on May 08, 2008, 05:32:52 pm
Sweet Pea one word of advice... If you do go to the classic stay away from Mrs. Mullet.  because Mullet thinks he is some martial arts hot shot.  And even though we have yet to see some moves, after a bit of that moonshine, he begins to get just a bit on the crazy side!  >:D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Calendargirl on May 08, 2008, 05:36:11 pm
 :-*
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Minuteman on May 08, 2008, 06:01:26 pm
Man 100 pages this is one LOOOOOONG thread :D.
 I'd hate to try and read the whole thing.
 So who wants to hear the story about the June Bug and the moonlight marinade? 8)
 Eddie, if ya wanna keep it under wraps ya may have to send a little cash my way. ;) Oh wait a minute, maybe its not such a great idea to try and extort money from a 6'4" black haired martial arts expert? :o
 I'll take my chances......
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: FlintWalker on May 08, 2008, 06:48:53 pm
Well I think Eddie is the coolest guy in the world!  I would never ever try to blackmail him, bribe maybe , but not blackmail!.
  Eddie, just how much of that spring water would a man have to give to get to kill one of them Osceolas? ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on May 08, 2008, 07:03:53 pm
MMMMM!!!! Osceola! MMMMMM!!!! (Drooollll!!!)

Tried wild turkey at the classic for the first time and I LOVE IT! YUM!!!! Here Bidie, "Say hello to my little kettle!!!"  ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: El Destructo on May 08, 2008, 07:13:12 pm
Sweet Pea is my HERO!  I think I am in love!!!   :o
 ;)

I thought you loved Me........oh Texas Babe .............Your still my Hero for saving my Account from the Evil Message Board Gnomes!!
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on May 08, 2008, 07:30:03 pm
 ??? :o ::) ::) ::)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cracker on May 08, 2008, 07:35:16 pm
The tall savagely handsome one in the black t shirt behing pappy's wife. Oh and holding a cherry coke.
Cracker
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cowboy on May 08, 2008, 08:03:44 pm
That was pretty sweet - Eddie eatiin the June bug and all :D. SarahAnne was a lot of fun and the outgoing type - had a lot of fun! And Marie is just HOT! Ain't no two ways about it ;)!!
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: FlintWalker on May 08, 2008, 08:30:59 pm
 They're BOTH very easy on the eyes.  ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: mullet on May 08, 2008, 09:05:00 pm
  Rodney, Your post just doesen't sound right, I'm going to translate for Dana;

    " Thuh tarlll,  savaudedly, hansum, wuan, n tha blaaeck   teeeshuurt, beeehine Pappy's ( we all say pappy here)  wyfe. Oh, aind wholdin uh chairie Coke."

 If I messed up Rodney,,just slap me next time and let me sip some of that Cherry Coke.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on May 09, 2008, 05:07:28 am
I am sure I can't top last weekend but I plan to try,I am headed to the cabin this evening
to get back to some arrow making and scraping.I got everything cleaned up this week so
I am back to normal,may even do a little work on the farm. :o I have some more Turkey wings to work up and since this is the last week for them I may try and get out Sat. morning for a short while and chase them around.I have an Ironwood bow I need to finish and almost done wit a dozen Hickory arrows,I planed on doing them last week but for some reason I didn't find the time. :)
Tiller as far as smell ,I went in the cabin yesterday an I figure it will take me a month or 2 to get
it back to smelling like dirty socks and dead critters,did you hide some of that soap somewhere,
I thought I found it all but now I wonder. ;D ??? In all seriousness I really appreciate all of yall making the trip to help support this thing we call Archery it would be hard to keep this going without yalls
help and I want you to know you are welcome anytime.I better get to work so I can get out of here at a reasonable time.See yall Monday with pictures Of course.Hope yall have a good one also.
[life is good] for sure. :) O ya this is what smelling good will do for you and a map,we had folks from all over the country and beyond.It was great.
     Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on May 09, 2008, 05:19:55 am
Don't forget about that Yooper he was pretty messed up dude ::) :o ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on May 09, 2008, 05:45:18 am
How could I forget you,I got your hat.and thanks I wear it wit pride. :)By the way
Cody Parker won you knife,I need to figure out how to get it to him and thanks
again for giving it.I tried to win it but no luck,I could have had all but one ticket in the
drawing and wouldn't have won,no luck at drawings. :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: medicinewheel on May 09, 2008, 06:45:12 am

wow....101 pages....is this some guiness record trial going on here???  ???
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on May 09, 2008, 07:21:46 am
Maybe we should have a couple of Tn. Classic's per year...I don't think once a year is quite enough. ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on May 09, 2008, 07:27:59 am
I don't know if this old body could handle 2. ;) ;D ;D Its a Classic every weekend for me,except for the crowd. :) You coming down this weekend Greg  ???
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on May 09, 2008, 07:33:54 am
Quote
You coming down this weekend Greg 

You just don't know how much I want too...but the wife has plans for me. Wants me to go to her brothers with her, and after last week's events, I couldn't hardly tell her I would really rather scrape on osage, straighten cane arrow's, eat deer steak, you know...all the good stuff that goe's on down at the cabin.

I'm carrying my bow with me to shoot, and plan on trying to talk my brother-in-law into looking for cane with me! ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Mechslasher on May 09, 2008, 08:04:41 am
sounds like i missed a heck of a shoot!  i'll be there next year!!!  hot chicks, moonshine, and june bugs - how can a fellow stay home with all that going on.  i haven't drank shine since i use to help my cousin make it, maybe i'll bring some scotch to be on the safe side.  someone please tell me what james parker is wearing and where can i get one of those hats??
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on May 09, 2008, 08:18:38 am
Chris the hat James is wearing is dog hair that much I remember :D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Ryano on May 09, 2008, 08:32:22 am
That hats a one of a kind for sure, and it don't even smell like a wet dog..... ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Keenan on May 09, 2008, 09:18:16 am
Tiller that is a fairly big smile on your face  ::)  Are you Ok ???   :D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on May 09, 2008, 10:21:36 am
I don't know if he is OK but he sure did smell good all week. ;) ;D ;D
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on May 09, 2008, 10:34:25 am
There something to be said for his soap as not only did he smell purty he didn't get any ticks ::)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Hillbilly on May 09, 2008, 10:48:21 am
If ya'll haven't found 'em yet, I posted some more pics in the Anything else forum.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Manager on May 09, 2008, 11:07:34 am
Marie is the hot one....did you see the shot of her shooting her bow   :o :o :o :o :o :o :o

I would like to clear the record....I am not High maintenance....Im upper middle maintenance.  I cant help it that Sarah is hebrew for Princess.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: El Destructo on May 09, 2008, 11:17:38 am
Marie is the hot one....did you see the shot of her shooting her bow   :o :o :o :o :o :o :o

I would like to clear the record....I am not High maintenance....Im upper middle maintenance.  I cant help it that Sarah is hebrew for Princess.

So then ....your name means .....the Gracious Princess.....not the Upper Middle Maintenance Princess..... So what Gives???
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Manager on May 09, 2008, 11:21:10 am
Im a little of both  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on May 09, 2008, 01:09:44 pm
Clean living and lots of fun keep the ticks off, guys and gals!

Yep, Pappy I hid soap in strategic places all throughout the cabin. Should be smelling good till the next classic! If you think thats strong you should come see my store and studio!

Keenan, sent ya a PM about the big smile!  ;)

David T
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Eric Krewson on May 10, 2008, 04:35:44 pm
Wish I could have made it to the Classic but had some wierd kind of stomach bug that lasted 6 days.

Just noticed this thread, very interesting. Where do you guys come up with all those snakes you are skinning in the pictures? I have thought about putting some old tin around to attract copperheads on the farm I hunt just across the line in TN.  We run over them bushogging but never see them while hunting.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: david w. on May 10, 2008, 04:57:40 pm
I might seiously go next year. :)
i hope some of you dont mind if a kid is running around with you

mullet you left out the being 6'4" with jet black hair part >:D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on May 10, 2008, 07:43:27 pm
A few more pictures from the Classic

Marie and me she painted this awesome picture for me and I gave her a bottle of Yooper wine

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Jesse(leapingbare) throwing a atatyl

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Ryano cooking on his HHB

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Susannah with the neck knife I gave her and Jonathan(Dingleberry) in background

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James Parker with a big hammerstone

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Kenneth and Pat

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Ron a Georgia cracker :)

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Eddie having a sip ;)

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Hillbilly and Barry McCall serenading the crowd

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GregB and Marie(Marie's the cute one ;))

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JesseS working on a hard maple stave

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: david w. on May 10, 2008, 07:53:53 pm
great pictures. it looks like a fun place :)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on May 10, 2008, 07:56:29 pm
More Yooper! MORE!!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cowboy on May 10, 2008, 11:36:53 pm
I'm sorry Sarrah - your both sweethearts and very easy on the eyes :). Now on the practice range I didn't see too many that were sharp - me included ;D. Here's a few, and I still haven't sorted through em all yet.

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cracker on May 11, 2008, 02:47:33 pm
Hey folks just so you know I am a lot happierthan I look in that picture.   
Ronnie
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: El Destructo on May 11, 2008, 03:53:28 pm
                                 Wa'll....I thought ya was just givin Us da Biker Face....eyh!!!!

                                                                  ::)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on May 11, 2008, 07:35:17 pm
Nah! Thats not the biker face. Biker face is slightly different. Had the misfortune of seeing it!  ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cracker on May 11, 2008, 08:42:32 pm
Come on guys you all know how sensitive I am.
Ronnie
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: mullet on May 11, 2008, 08:49:59 pm
  Hey Ronnie, Did I translate that for the Yooper right? And Ronnie is a warm and sensitive guy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cracker on May 11, 2008, 08:56:38 pm
  Rodney, Your post just doesen't sound right, I'm going to translate for Dana;

    " Thuh tarlll,  savaudedly, hansum, wuan, n tha blaaeck   teeeshuurt, beeehine Pappy's ( we all say pappy here)  wyfe. Oh, aind wholdin uh chairie Coke."

 If I messed up Rodney,,just slap me next time and let me sip some of that Cherry Coke.
Hi Eddie you're pretty good at this stuff maybe you should move to the U.P.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cracker on May 11, 2008, 09:01:20 pm
I might seiously go next year. :)
i hope some of you dont mind if a kid is running around with you

mullet you left out the being 6'4" with jet black hair part >:D
Yea that is what his wife told me I was looking around for Arnold boy was I surprised when..............
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: mullet on May 11, 2008, 09:03:13 pm
  Heh, Heh  :o :o 8)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cracker on May 11, 2008, 09:04:42 pm
  Heh, Heh  :o :o 8)
Just joking maybe I haven't been here long enough for that
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: mullet on May 11, 2008, 09:08:36 pm
  Yea, there ought to be some respect for a 6'4" dude with jet black hair.  ;D ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cracker on May 11, 2008, 09:11:29 pm
  Yea, there ought to be some respect for a 6'4" dude with jet black hair.  ;D ;)
UhOh I'll probably get pounded the next time we meet up.Yall sleep well I'm out of here.
You're Friend Ronnie
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Ryano on May 11, 2008, 09:19:58 pm
Dang Dana, I looked totaly rocked in that picture......lol.  :o It musta bin the fumes of that hunk of hophornbeam I was burnin dare aye..... :D  ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on May 11, 2008, 09:59:01 pm
Ryan, you sure it didn't have somethin to do with that open container there?!?!  ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on May 12, 2008, 04:07:58 am
Great pictures Dana,don't think I can top that.We had a good weekend ,had some friends come down and hang out Sat.Me and Castiron went to a local shoot early then came back to the cabin and shot somemore and worked on a new Osage bow,This piece is about 8 years old and lots of natural reflex.very dence also,should make a good bow.Had some good food alos.BigA got some billets spliced
and is ready to work it down.Then spent Sunday with the mother of my boy.Had another great day with them.Eric sorry you couldn't make it also ,misseed getting to see ya,see you at the HH. I hope.
Hope you are feeling better.Yes Life is good. :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on May 12, 2008, 04:12:01 am
My Osage down to a growth ring,new handle on my new 49 file,supper Friday night ,had to eat it all by myself and getting Supper ready for Sat. evening,I didn't have to eat it all,had lots of folks to help with that,GregB missed out on a good rost. ;D ;) Alittle shooting going on and BigA working on his billets. :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on May 12, 2008, 04:16:07 am
My yooper plant in a prominent place in the bow shop,BigA gluing up the splice and John doing a little rocking breaking,and Supper Sat. evening.Yum Yum. Greg. ;) :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on May 12, 2008, 04:19:04 am
Just relaxing in the cabin after a good day,Sadie is lonesome without Hanna and my better half Sunday.Also My Osage laid out and ready to work on down.Had a good weekend and hope yall had the same. :) ;D
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on May 12, 2008, 06:24:47 am
Great pictures Pappy, gotta love the Yooper plate I think everyone that was there now knows what a Yooper is ;D Mission Accomplished eh

Ryano you do look a little befuddled in that picture, could be why I posted it ;) :D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on May 12, 2008, 06:42:02 am
Great pictures Dana! Looks like life was good at the cabin again last weekend. I got some cane straightened that I got from Shannon by way of Auggie. ;D  My brother-in-law also gave me a bow back that I had given to him I think three years ago. I doubt that he strung it up once during that time.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: leapingbare on May 12, 2008, 01:01:19 pm
looks like yall had some fun, nice lookin pice of wood pappy. I was out fishing on LBL all weekend.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Otoe Bow on May 12, 2008, 03:07:10 pm
Hey PA Gang.  Sorry I haven’t been on-line since visiting the Classic.  First of all I’d like to thank Pappy and the rest of the Twin Oaks club staff for their hospitality and generosity. 

Dad and I arrived on Friday afternoon and immediately ran into none other than Cowboy on the road coming in from the practice course.  I followed him to the “knappin” pile where he got me started on the right path to breaking rock.  I soon met DanaM, GregB, Knothead, Pappy, Hillbilly, SarahAnne, Dingleberry, Mullet, PatB, Calendargirl, Mini-C (Susannah), DTiller, Leapingbear, Ridgerunner, James Parker (he let me beat the crap out of my arm using his thumb ring and 80# horsebow) and several others.  Sorry if I missed your names not to mention several of your spouses. I also met many nice folks that aren’t part of the PA Forum; at least that I could tell.  One in particular was John Thomas.  He sat down with me and walked me through knapping step by step and gave tons of great advice.  He also handed me his tools, asked me if I was going to be there the next day, and said “We’ll do some more tomorrow, give my tools to Mark (Pappy) if I don’t make it back tomorrow”. Thanks John. 

I got to break lots of rocks, shoot Flu-Flu’s at flying disks, shoot the course, and learn lots and lots about arrow and bow making.  Dad, at the tender age of 79 has even decided that he wants to learn more about primitive archery.  I guess it’s never too late to learn a new skill.  He took lots of pictures and I’m going to try and post them soon. 

Thanks to all and hope to see ya’ll again next year.

Mike (Otoe Bow) and Gene Chase

PS:  Somehow I missed the PA photo op and didn’t get a chance to stick my pin in the Oklahoma map, but I did buy a shirt to prove to the wife I was there.   ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on May 12, 2008, 03:37:48 pm
Hey Ya, Mike! Was a pleasure meeting you. Hope to spend more time next year beating on rock in the pit with ya. Though we may need to heat treat all that rock before we knapp on it next year.

David T
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Hillbilly on May 12, 2008, 03:50:57 pm
It was good meeting you too, Mike. And don't feel bad, me and Cowboy were out shooting and missed the pic, too. And Tiller, heat treating? what's that?  ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on May 12, 2008, 05:32:13 pm
Yeah Ryan! You guys back east like to hurt yourself. I've seen it! Wacking yourselfs with small baseball bats in the vain attempt to flake some rock! Scary!!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: mullet on May 12, 2008, 06:38:04 pm
  Mike it was really nice meeting you and your dad. I had fun talking with him. Hope to see yall next year.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on May 12, 2008, 06:50:24 pm
A few more pics

Here's Mike Chase(Otoe) in the knappin pit I think he slept there :)

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BearG one of the infamous Ohio boys :o

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Now we know who really built Marie's bow ::)

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Shannon(Sawfiler) not sure if this was before or after the shine :P

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Me and tiller whollywaheh Y'all best buddies fer sure :-*

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cowboy on May 12, 2008, 09:05:22 pm
And the pic's just keep pouring in, may keep going on till the next time ;D. Was good to meet you and your dad Mike (Otoe)! I didn't have much of a chance to teach any knapping with all the running around I was doing - just too much going on to cram into three days.
 I think that's after the shine Dana (poor sawfiler ;D). Let me look around, I think I have one of you cracker (almost smiling ;D).
 Found one of Hillbilly, wife Tina, and Johnathon (Dingleberry) working on a peice of mulberry for Barry don't remember last name - good folks all :).

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Ryano on May 12, 2008, 09:12:33 pm
Tiller, Dana, I think I was looking like that because the kids were burning saw dust and it was smoking like crazy........I really didnt get to out of it all weekend. Even with Shannons spring water.  ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cowboy on May 12, 2008, 09:15:43 pm
That mineral water makes ya do funny things that you don't remember Ryano ;D - just look at some of the pictures of me heh,heh :D :-X.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Otoe Bow on May 12, 2008, 09:18:22 pm
Don't kid your self Paul, I was learning plenty from all, (like don't pick up a rock directly in front of someone else's knappin bucket, especially if it looks damp....I gave up Redman some time ago, but may have to start again just to fit in  ;D).

Steve:  Looking forward to shooting with you guys next year.  I wasn't quite set up for competition this year.  Got behind and didn't feel I could knock one out for the SB Challenge until I get one or two under my belt.  As us OSU Cowboy fans always say to the Sooners, "Wait until next year",   ;)  

Eddie:  Dad sends his regard.  He really enjoyed the event.  Already talking about how we're going to work it in for next year.

Dana:  I didn't sleep there, (see reason given above), but I sure had fun.

Mike
 
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cowboy on May 12, 2008, 09:25:36 pm
 ;D ;D ;D - I actually was trying to aim between the rocks, hahaha..
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: FlintWalker on May 13, 2008, 12:32:25 am
Guys, that picture of me was actually before the moonshine. A few hours later I don't think my eyes would open that far.  NEVER AGAIN ! (Or at least not till next year anyway)  ;) ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on May 13, 2008, 01:24:57 am
I enjoyed it in small quantities!  ::)

yes! I did!!!  ;D

David T
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on May 13, 2008, 04:10:08 am
Mike it was a pleasure meeting you also and your Dad,I don't get near enough time to hang out at this thing,always seem to be on the move,but what time I do get I really cherish it.Maybe
someday I can retire and let the young guys take care of it and I can just visit.  :) ;)
Small amount Tiller  ??? ;D ;D maybe the second night. ;) I will have to say I don't think I have been around a better bunch of good time loving bunch of guys and gals,all so easy going and easy to
get to know.Anyone that don't do this just wouldn't understand. :) It's like we have known each other all our lives. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on May 13, 2008, 06:26:25 am
I still say we ought to have a couple of Classic's a year to get together more often! ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: jamie on May 13, 2008, 06:35:16 am
one that doesnt happen in my busiest season would be great ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on May 13, 2008, 08:01:26 am
When is not your busy season ? Winter,or hunting season. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: BearG on May 13, 2008, 11:49:17 am
I still say we ought to have a couple of Classic's a year to get together more often! ;D
Love that idea GregB ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on May 13, 2008, 12:15:55 pm
Maybe Pappy could start a primitive bow making Cult, and we could all join and move in down in the hollar at Pappy's! All day every day just scrapping on bows and beating rocks into points...and eatin' deer meat and collard greens, and cornbread, brownbeans, apple and peach cobbler, banana foster, homemade biscuits with smoked sausage and gravy and...well, you get the idea!  ;D

 Wouldn't that make life really good! ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Otoe Bow on May 13, 2008, 12:28:46 pm
Good thing I'm eating lunch at my desk while reading this, otherwise.......well it's still making me hungry. 

Mike
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on May 13, 2008, 12:45:08 pm
Maybe Pappy could start a primitive bow making Cult, and we could all join and move in down in the hollar at Pappy's! All day every day just scrapping on bows and beating rocks into points...and eatin' deer meat and collard greens, and cornbread, brownbeans, apple and peach cobbler, banana foster, homemade biscuits with smoked sausage and gravy and...well, you get the idea!  ;D

 Wouldn't that make life really good! ;)

Of course the State would end up stepping in, removing us against our will and placing us in foster homes for our own well being. :'(
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Calendargirl on May 13, 2008, 02:22:54 pm
So if Pappy starts a cult what will you all use as Kool-aid?   >:D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on May 13, 2008, 02:45:44 pm
 ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? Cool Aid???  ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cracker on May 13, 2008, 03:04:00 pm
??? ??? ??? ??? ??? Cool Aid???  ??? ??? ???
I think that was a reference to Jonestown.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on May 13, 2008, 03:09:34 pm
Got it now Ron! Bad, Marrie, very bad!!!  :o :'( ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Hillbilly on May 13, 2008, 03:38:32 pm
Durnit, Marie beat me to the "don't drink the Kool-aid" jokes.  :)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Calendargirl on May 13, 2008, 03:57:07 pm
 O:)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Dingleberry on May 13, 2008, 04:01:30 pm
Good to meet you and hang out with you Mike.  I really enjoyed talking to your dad too; such a nice guy.  Hopefully, we'll see you next year.


Hey Cracker, thanks for the venison lunch at the classic.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Justin Snyder on May 13, 2008, 04:04:38 pm
I still say we ought to have a couple of Classic's a year to get together more often! ;D
How about when my kids are out of school so Cody can come with me.  ;) Justin
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: RidgeRunner on May 13, 2008, 04:49:25 pm
I will put a big 10-4 behind Justin's suggestion.

My son could not come this year due to a school conflict.

David
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on May 13, 2008, 07:05:49 pm

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I still say we ought to have a couple of Classic's a year to get together more often!

How about when my kids are out of school so Cody can come with me.   Justin
I will put a big 10-4 behind Justin's suggestion.
My son could not come this year due to a school conflict.
David

Talk to Pappy, he's the cult leader ;D...I mean, well his vote does carry some weight ;)

Quote
So if Pappy starts a cult what will you all use as Kool-aid?   
I don't think Miller has a Kool-aid flavored beer...you know that's the designated drink at the club. ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on May 13, 2008, 07:25:04 pm
Greg I thought the club drink there was "Spring Water"!
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: mullet on May 13, 2008, 07:27:34 pm
  Not as plentiful as Miller. 8) And ,a late afternoon Liqueur. ::)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: El Destructo on May 13, 2008, 07:47:17 pm
                                              I thought Pappy worked fer Curs Beer!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: mullet on May 13, 2008, 08:35:15 pm
  From what I saw ,they should work for Pappy.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: jamie on May 14, 2008, 04:05:12 am
pappy considering im self employed with 3 kids they are all busy seasons ;) how about at night ;D

when the ATF shuts the cult down it would make for a funny news cast watching em duck stone tipped arras >:D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on May 14, 2008, 04:06:22 am
Miller/Coors.As for the school thing ,there is no better schooling than they will get there.Its
called real life,they don't get much of that at regular school.The trouble is all the kids in different parts of the country get out at different times,may just have to run it for about a month so we can
cover them all.Ya that's it all spring and summer. ;D as far as the drink of choice at least for me is Watter/beer and through in a green tea every now and then just to spice things up a little.I will
be there this weekend but will be packing ,headed up to Ryano's the 22nd,can't wait,that should be fun.Don't have to work up there. ;) ;D
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on May 14, 2008, 04:21:17 am
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D jamie you won't do.
     Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: BearG on May 14, 2008, 09:34:04 am
Maybe Pappy could start a primitive bow making Cult, and we could all join and move in down in the hollar at Pappy's! All day every day just scrapping on bows and beating rocks into points...and eatin' deer meat and collard greens, and cornbread, brownbeans, apple and peach cobbler, banana foster, homemade biscuits with smoked sausage and gravy and...well, you get the idea!  ;D

 Wouldn't that make life really good! ;)
where do i sign up ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cracker on May 14, 2008, 07:39:17 pm
Good to meet you and hang out with you Mike.  I really enjoyed talking to your dad too; such a nice guy.  Hopefully, we'll see you next year.


Hey Cracker, thanks for the venison lunch at the classic.
Why shucks think nothing of it. My pleasure.
Ronnie
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: david w. on May 14, 2008, 10:04:15 pm
does the classic usually fall in early may? i really might go next year.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Calendargirl on May 14, 2008, 10:38:07 pm
yes usually that first weekend.  AND you need to change your "might" into I plan on it!  You won't be disappointed!  ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on May 15, 2008, 03:53:57 am
David it is May 1/2/3 2009.Date already set. Marie I was going through the big hot box last night and found a Hickory bow ,almost finished with SusannaH on it ,did she leave her bow there ? I put
it in my small box for safe keeping.Dose she want me to finish it ? Is so what weight and draw or
I will hold it till next time. :) Looks nice so far,she dose good work. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Calendargirl on May 15, 2008, 09:10:34 am
David it is May 1/2/3 2009.Date already set. Marie I was going through the big hot box last night and found a Hickory bow ,almost finished with SusannaH on it ,did she leave her bow there ? I put
it in my small box for safe keeping.Dose she want me to finish it ? Is so what weight and draw or
I will hold it till next time. :) Looks nice so far,she dose good work. :)
   Pappy
I thought we got her bow, but then again I had everyone's including Ed's in my car.  I will ask her. I know that Queen Sarah suckered someone into finishing hers from last year.  I will let you know.  Tell JoanieB we said hello!  Stay dry! pouring here.  :)  Oh and thank you thank you for everything at the Classic.  I don't think I will be able to say thanks enough!
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on May 15, 2008, 09:50:58 am
Yall are more than welcome,I'll keep it in a safe place till you find out who it belongs to.It
was a really great time,even better than last year and I would have never thought that would be possible.Can't wait till the next one now. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on May 15, 2008, 11:33:07 am
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It
was a really great time,even better than last year and I would have never thought that would be possible.Can't wait till the next one now.
   Pappy

I agree! I hate to wish my life away, but next May seems to far away at the moment. ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: mullet on May 15, 2008, 07:44:32 pm
  Pappy, It is probally SarahAnne's. I finished the final sanding and I think it went in the hot box hopeing it would get a finish on it. She couldn't take it on the plane. I was glad to do it. ;D, not suckered. :-* :-*
   p.s. thanks for the new hat
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Calendargirl on May 15, 2008, 08:13:59 pm
  Pappy, It is probally SarahAnne's. I finished the final sanding and I think it went in the hot box hopeing it would get a finish on it. She couldn't take it on the plane. I was glad to do it. ;D, not suckered. :-* :-*
   p.s. thanks for the new hat
OH you are SUCH a sucker!!   :o  >:D  ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pat B on May 15, 2008, 10:36:59 pm
Marie, That's suck-up!!! ;)     Pat
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Calendargirl on May 15, 2008, 10:38:11 pm
That too!  ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on May 16, 2008, 04:37:36 am
Well it is Friday again,weeks go so fast,I don't have any big plans for the weekend,John Thomas is coming down again to hang out and shoot and nap.Yall really got a fire started under him at the Classic,I haven't seen him this excited in several years and that is a good thing.I plan on getting
the rest of my stuff ready for the trip up to Ryan's and work on some feathers,went down yesterday to find more Turkey wings someone had left for me so I need to get them cut off and
put away,also laid out some Turkey breast and deer loin to put in marinade to take to Ryan's,May eat a little before I go. ;) ;D Also if time allows work on my new Osage bow I started last week,ant
for sure what all I will get into but I am sure I will find something.Hope yall have a good one also.
Life is Good.
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Manager on May 16, 2008, 10:05:33 am
Pappy, its mine.... ;D ;D

Mullet is not a a suck up nor was he suckered....he is just that nice of a guy :) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: El Destructo on May 16, 2008, 10:33:39 am
Pappy, its mine.... ;D ;D

Mullet is not a a suck up nor was he suckered....he is just that nice of a guy :) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:)
                                                  NOW LOOK WHO'S THE SUCK UP!!!!!

                                                                              >:D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Manager on May 16, 2008, 10:42:15 am
Now if someone could just put a pretty finish on it so i can shoot it next year........that would be FABULOUS!! ;D ;D ;D ;D :o :o :o :o :o O:) O:) O:) O:)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on May 16, 2008, 11:59:27 am
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Now if someone could just put a pretty finish on it so i can shoot it next year........that would be FABULOUS!!

I'm sure I could um suck up and put a "pretty finish" on that bow for you, but I've heard rumor's goin' about concerning new BOM hats...where's mine? ??? :'(
 ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Manager on May 16, 2008, 12:53:08 pm
I think we can work something out...   O:) O:) O:) O:) :D :D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Ryano on May 18, 2008, 08:32:28 am
Pappy, we worked all day yesterday at the club setting stakes for 1 of the courses and getting the mechanical targets going. It rained off and on all day, I just hope it gets it out of its system before next weekend. We did rent a 20x20 canopy this year so we have a place for people to hang out if its raining, and we'll probally do our demo's under it too. Last year it got a little crowed in the club house when the down poors came......but it worked out good for the kitchen and the vendors... ;D Hope you guys have a safe, and happy trip. See ya soon, Ryano.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on May 18, 2008, 10:23:31 am
We can work something out Sarah,I am sure between Greg and I we will have it finished by then, Ryan we spared out tents,just bringing 2 Small tents and started packing this morning,We plan on leaving early Thursday morning,probably
around 4 so we should be there early afternoon.Had a great weekend ,I post some pictures and tell about it in the
morning. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on May 19, 2008, 06:41:37 am
Great weekend,got a couple of IW bows laid out for some good friends and done a lot
of shooting.Also got started packing for the trip up to Ryan's this week.I put a handle on a stone blade John Thomas gave me that turned out pretty nice.Also my new pups opened there eyes.
They are going to be a handful now.Here are some pictures.Some wild Turkey and deer loin I am
getting ready for the trip up North,hope they like it,and supper Friday night.
     Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on May 19, 2008, 06:45:33 am
Supper Friday night,John's new Osage bow,turned out nice and also him doing a little napping.
He is making us 33 points for the Classic trophies next year.I think some of yall meet him at
the Classic this year,that really got him going seeing all of that going on.
     Pappy
   

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on May 19, 2008, 06:49:44 am
Above was my trade points I plan on hunting with this season,they fly like darts.Also
GregB working on Tillers bow tips,Jimmy and his Dad,Jimmy had to take a little weight off,The blade John gave me after I put a deer handle on it and Stacy just relaxing with a good Magazine.  ;) ;D
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on May 19, 2008, 06:51:47 am
Stacy was looking for the center fold. ;) ;D ;D and my new pups.Hope yall had a good one also.
Yes Life is Good. :)
    Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on May 19, 2008, 07:03:29 am
It was a good time Saturday for sure! Got to stop by and see those pups before long! :)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cowboy on May 19, 2008, 07:35:15 am
Almost looks like home sweet home to me. As usual, too much going on to really mention it all - but all good :). I met John in the pit Sat I think. Was working on a point and he was leaing in there watching intently, think I asked him if he wanted to learn knapping and he told me he'd been knapping for twenty years - I almost handed him my tools so he could teach me a thing or two ;D.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on May 19, 2008, 07:47:15 am
Ya he use to be really good at it,I think he still is but he has a lot of trouble with his hands
and can't do it as much as he use to.  :) He has gave me some really nice blades and points over the years.He tried to teach me but I am a slow learner. :) ;)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Otoe Bow on May 19, 2008, 09:03:51 am
Hey Pappy, tell John I said Hi.  He helped me a lot at the Classic.  Nice guy.

Mike
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: leapingbare on May 19, 2008, 02:08:13 pm
Man i need to get back out there, i relay wanna bust some rocks. I got about 30lbs of rock in my jeep that i have picked up over the last 2 weeks.
  Me and Tim caught 33 catfish this weekend, some were 5-6 lbs. We will bring out a mess of fish to eat one Saturday.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on May 19, 2008, 02:12:56 pm
I am so jelous! You guys really live the good life. Cant wait to be back with ya all next year!
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: TRACY on May 19, 2008, 02:34:49 pm
Johns bow and points look great. Really like your trade points, bet they are fast. Pups are looking healthy too.

Tracy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Ranger B on May 19, 2008, 03:44:36 pm
I was thinking the same thing  Tiller wrote.  We live a good life around here.  Some folks only get to do this every now and then but we truly have a lot to be thankful for.
Life is truly - GOOD.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: david w. on May 19, 2008, 07:08:46 pm
o one bad thing about next years clasic it is on my dads b-day. i still hope i can go
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on May 20, 2008, 03:54:20 am
Bring him with you David,no better present than that.Ya Tracy I am really impressed with the way they shoot.Wished they had selfnocks but I barrel  tapered the Hickory shafts to help get
the spine down so there wasn't enough wood left for that.Next time I will thin them some in the middle.
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on May 20, 2008, 11:33:21 pm
Pappy, can you do a "how to" about making those shafts? I would love to learn!
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on May 21, 2008, 03:58:52 am
I'll do that when I get back and settled down,Leaving in the morning for PA. to visit Ryan and may even do a little shooting,I will be gone till Monday.I will get plenty of pictures and see if life is as good up North,I feel sure it will be.Can't wait to get up there it should be fun.See yall in a week.
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on May 21, 2008, 06:13:20 am
Hope yall have a safe trip and I'm sure you'll have a good time! ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on May 27, 2008, 06:30:31 am
Kind of quite on this thread with Pappy on vacation, I'm sure he'll have a lot of pictures to share when he gets back on.

I got a lot of things accomplished. I cut a trail for the deer to follow through some downed timbered tops accessing a food plot. Went and cut a bunch of river cane for arrows. Found a roadkill chicken snake in good shape that I skinned for a bow. One of my hhb bows had gotten out of tiller on the lower limb becoming weaker then the top limb. I cut the tip off the lower limb and then re-recurved that limb to match the top limb. Narrowed both limbs some from what they were, and put another inlay tip on the lower limb. I've shot it and it seems to have worked out. The upper limb is right at 1/8" weaker now then the lower limb.

I also worked on another hickory bow trying to finish it up for someone. Oh yeah, I cut out a bunch of osage handles cross-grained like Shannon's knifes (Sawfiler)that he had posted.

Life was Good! ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on May 27, 2008, 06:49:15 am
Had a great weekend,the shoot was everything Ryan said it would be and the country was beautiful.
Beau and I had a great time.Didn't do any bow work but ate good and shot my arm off.Here are some pictures of the trip.I will post the rest under the event form.Life is Good. We dropped or stuff
off at the club and went on up to N.Y. to the falls,it was great and an awesome site.
Pappy
 

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on May 27, 2008, 06:52:05 am
The falls and then back to Ryan's club.It is a beautiful well equipped club house.
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on May 27, 2008, 06:55:10 am
Chuch and his sweet wife Rusty,I call her Ma,she kept the camp straight and feed us like Kings.
And Beau working on some tunes for the weekend. :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on May 27, 2008, 06:58:39 am
Some of the range,Bear in the tree was a cool shot.Ryan with his bull horn,it was kind of there thing up there,I did learn how to do it so you may here one at the Classic next year. ;D
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on May 27, 2008, 07:01:13 am
Welcome Home! I let Sadie have some running time Saturday and Sunday! ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on May 27, 2008, 07:02:08 am
Beau giving Ryan's wife a little lesson,and just relaxing around the fire.Also Hole in the limb Chuck,man that thing shoots nice. :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on May 27, 2008, 07:06:20 am
Thanks Greg,I know she loved that. ;) We went to lake Erie on the way back and it was cool to see it.I also shot better than normal at the smoker round and won.Man what a surprise.
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on May 27, 2008, 07:10:04 am
Glen was in the last pictures,him and Beau done a fine job around the fire,When I got home I couldn't believe how much the pups had grown,Joanie done good taking care of them while I was off playing. :) It wasn't home but felt a lot like it yes Life is good all over this country. :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Dingleberry on May 27, 2008, 10:58:08 am
Great pics Pappy, sounds like a great adventure.


Greg you didn't mention what food you ate while Pappy was gone.  Did you fare all right? ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on May 27, 2008, 12:02:44 pm
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Greg you didn't mention what food you ate while Pappy was gone.  Did you fare all right?

Life wasn't all that great in the food department without Pappy or Grant around, but I was able to work off my reserves until time to go home. ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pat B on May 27, 2008, 10:26:45 pm
Great pics Pappy and what a wonderful time you and Beau must have had together. I'll bet a lot of father to son and friend to friend talking went on.  8) I'm happy for you both!     Pat

Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on May 28, 2008, 12:11:58 am
Looks like you all had a great time! Wish I could have shot the courses with ya.  ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on May 28, 2008, 02:49:59 am
Ya Pat we had a lot of time to talk,You know he is getting married and I had to have that Father /son talk. ;D ;) Tiller got your package ,thanks.Now my house smells like Tiller,just got the smell out of the cabin. ;) ;D ;D Just kidding,Joanie broke some of it out last night and liked it alot.Thanks. :)
    Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cowboy on May 28, 2008, 07:04:26 am
Looks like a great time in NY. Now I recognize several faces in them pictures ;D. Chuck's bow turned out nice - man them puppies sure have grown :)..
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Ranger B on May 28, 2008, 07:35:02 am
Great pics Pappy.  It's great that you got to take this trip with him just before tying the knot.  I foresee a trip in the future with grandkids ;)   They'll tell tall tales of GRANDPappy, the great Bowyer from the sticks of Tennessee and all the other kids will envy them and their sacred experiences with the gray bearded primitive hunter.
Ranger B
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: The Singing Bowyer on May 28, 2008, 07:59:06 am
Those old buckskins seem pretty natural on Ryano. I'd like to see them in a few hunting photos...

Good to see so many familiar faces at the shoot.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Ryano on May 28, 2008, 08:35:52 am
Wish you could have made it Chad. Maybe some other year.
About the buck skins, I need some pants before I can were them hunting. The shirt isn't real brain taned leather, so its not as good as the real thing but I still may try it someday.

I hope to see some more of you fellow primitive archers next year! If I know we have a good sized group comming, I'll bring up my band saw and some tools so we can get some bow building going on. Maybe even have some maple staves from the club property to give away....
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: BearG on May 29, 2008, 08:04:15 pm
Ya Pat we had a lot of time to talk,You know he is getting married and I had to have that Father /son talk. ;D ;) Tiller got your package ,thanks.Now my house smells like Tiller,just got the smell out of the cabin. ;) ;D ;D Just kidding,Joanie broke some of it out last night and liked it alot.Thanks. :)
    Pappy
Beau getting married?
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on May 29, 2008, 11:25:43 pm
Glad ya all liked the package! Make sure ya tell Joanie the lotions are super concentrated, a little dab will do ya!  ;D  I sent one for Greg your way since I could not get the adress for him to work right through the USPS website. Thing kept saying it could not mail the package out of country!  ;)

Congrats on Beau tying the Knot! Whens the big date?

David T
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on May 30, 2008, 03:07:47 am
I got Greg's also I will give it to him this weekend.The date is July 5th he knows better
than to do it in Hunting season. ;) ;D Well finely Friday and I have big plans.I had a ball at Ryan's last weekend but it will be good to be at the Cabin again.I have a Osage I plan to floor tiller and get straightened and a little back set put in and also want to tiller my IW.I have it ready to brace.Also working on 3 knifes.Greg has already came up with the idea of some dutch oven
cooking and I have the deer meat laid out so there should be some good eating also.I have
to mow our family grave yard but other than that it's scraping and shooting.Hope yall have a
good one.Life is good.
    Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on June 01, 2008, 09:35:10 am
Man we had a big weekend,lots of bow work,napping,knife making ,shooting and eating.I'll post some stories and pictures
in the morning. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Theo 3 on June 01, 2008, 12:54:57 pm
Hi Pappy and all, Sounds like the Classic was a great success and everyone wishes they were still there...We are happy to have met you and some of the gang on our way thru, but wish we could have stayed for the shoot! I finally put the antler tips on the hickory stave you gave us. I will start tillering now that the new string grooves have been cut in. I have some questions about finishing that I will put on the Bows section for you, if you don't mind. It is probably time to buy some books on the subject...We are just sitting here in a half- depressed stupor knowing the last day of KS turkey season is now gone and we have to endure another long Crested Butte winter before chasing spring gobblers again... thank goodness we have archery season to look forward to! We cut more osage while on our first KS trip and tried to cut them at least 5'-6" and with no limbs: we hope they will make good bows someday. Have a great summer! We are collecting elk and deer leg bones for you... Love, The Evans family
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on June 02, 2008, 03:05:24 am
Great to hear from you.Beau will be out that way in early August and plans to get in touch.I will
help all I can and I am sure anyone on here will chime in also.Can't wait to see it done. Well
we had a great weekend so here we go.I got my IW tillered out to 45@22 and heat treated the belly and flipped the tips,it is now ready to finish the tiller.I also got my Osage to floor tiller but
had John and Stacy there and needed some heat and bending work so we worked on them.
I can do mine anytime.Jesse mad a very nice knife of stone and several nice points,I mad a couple neck knifes out of leg bone and old broad heads.We also ate good.Big A got some lessons on napping and I think he is hooked.GregB was into everything,he done some finish work on a couple of his bows and splice a BL for John.Man we had a full day,even got time to shoot the practice course a couple of times.Life is good.Here are some pictures.
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on June 02, 2008, 03:07:14 am
Getting supper ready for Sat. night and Jesse doing a little napping. :)
     Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on June 02, 2008, 03:10:37 am
The 2nd picture was my IW just about ready to brace. Doing a little straighting and heat treating my IW BigA getting a lesson on napping and Greg and Stacy laying out an Osage bow. :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on June 02, 2008, 03:13:15 am
Getting supper going ,Tweaking our mystery bow and Jesse working on a new handle. :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on June 02, 2008, 03:16:39 am
Jesse new knife after finished,real nice,Stacy's Osage before and after straighting and Greg cutting in a splice on John's BL billets. :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on June 02, 2008, 03:19:46 am
Finely supper,Some of Jesse work for the day and my new shadow box with the heads for the contest at the Classic.Joanie done good on that one.  :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on June 02, 2008, 03:22:56 am
My new neck knife,I mad a couple but liked this the best.The pouch is off a Howard Hill
quiver I got at Cloverdale 21 years ago,it work prefect for the little knife.Hope yall had
a good one also.Life is good.
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cowboy on June 02, 2008, 05:57:47 am
Wow! Lot's of pictures - too much going on all the time :). Jesse's really got that rock down - some fine knives and points. Like them neck knives too, cool idea with the broadheads!
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Ranger B on June 02, 2008, 06:08:04 am
Looks like that little valley was producing wood chips, rock flakes and good times all weekend!!!   I'm down in south Louisana and it was 95 degrees yesterday.   All I've had to remind me of the great outdoors was two young fox cubs running down the road a couple of days ago.  Of course they have the standard road kill...armadillos everywhere.   Hope to get back in a few weeks but this weekend I'm out of State yet again.  As we get closer to heading  out to Afghanistan the schedule continues to get busier and busier.  White space on the calendar seems to be our enemy...a void that must be filled.  

Honestly, it makes me smile when I give pause to think that no matter where I am on the planet or what I'm doing, at any given time on a weekend friends are gathered at Pappy's place and having a good time enjoying the passions that drive them.  Yes, my friend life IS good and America is Great.

Ranger B
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on June 02, 2008, 06:31:04 am
Yeah Cowboy, I think Jesse is getting back into form again after returning from Iraq and a lack of knapping. This last knife of his turned out really nice!

Jimmy, we owe a huge thanks to all those in uniform and veterans from the past that allow us our "Life is Good" times!
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on June 02, 2008, 06:34:22 am
A MAN  Greg. :) :) People that don't think it is good ,just don't know. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Ryano on June 02, 2008, 07:02:46 am
Dang Pappy, you guys have to much fun..... ::)
Wish I were closer...then I would get nothing done at home.....lol... :D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on June 02, 2008, 09:51:52 am
I hear ya Ryan,wished you was closer also,I have to hustle  up all week just to be able to play on the weekend,but I wouldn't have it any other way. ;) :) This was busier than normal,I was plum worn out Sat. night.Just got over the week with you and right back at it again.I.m getting to old for this stuff,just can't seem to sit around when I am down there. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on June 02, 2008, 11:21:16 am
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This was busier than normal,I was plum worn out Sat. night.Just got over the week with you and right back at it again.I.m getting to old for this stuff,just can't seem to sit around when I am down there.

Yeah...and we still haven't cut a hickory for next years Classic yet! :)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: El Destructo on June 02, 2008, 06:52:33 pm
Pappy.....You tell Jesse that He did that Cholla Cactus I sent Him justice on that Knife....looks really nice
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cowboy on June 02, 2008, 07:31:30 pm
I didn't realize that Jesse had been in the desert - my hats off to you Jesse ;). Now Ya'll are gonna pay the price for giving away all those Hickory staves - gotta stock back up for next year ;D.
 Greg: Did you get a handle put on that point? Just wondering, bet if ya needed a proper knife blade - me or Jesse could whoop ya one out ;D.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: mullet on June 02, 2008, 08:25:28 pm
  Jimmy, you be carefull over there. My best friends there right now and the son just informed us he is planning on going back over with a contractor. It'll be his third trip there, but he's like Dad.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Ranger B on June 02, 2008, 09:14:23 pm
thanks Dana.  We're trying to work ourselves out of a job over there as best as we can.
Jimmy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on June 03, 2008, 03:03:23 am
Ya Greg as soon as we get back from Cloverdale and our deal in Ashland city we need to find some more trees,to much to do and to little time,I still haven't got my stands out yet,man it will be time to put them back in in a short time.El Destructo I got one of the handles also,very cool.Thanks.
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: El Destructo on June 03, 2008, 05:43:51 am
Hey Pappy....anytime....if you think of something that I may be able to get here.......in "Gods Frying Pan".........you just ask....OK?  It was 106 yesterday...and we are expecting at least that and more .....for the Rest of the Week.....Man I need to start looking for Retirement Property....where it rains and the weather stays under a Hundred for at least a week during the Summer!!!
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on June 03, 2008, 05:45:06 am
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Greg: Did you get a handle put on that point? Just wondering, bet if ya needed a proper knife blade - me or Jesse could whoop ya one out

Cowboy, Leapingbare had given me a point/knife before the Classic. I decided to put a handle on his first and then yours. We were busy over the weekend helping John Thomas and Stacey lay out and work on some bows, so we didn't spend much time on our stuff. I did get the handle put on Leapingbares point last night, but still have a lot of shaping to do to the handle before it's finished. Yours will be next...I've been thinking about a curved handle of osage going opposite of the knife edge radius on your point. I'll finish them and post them at the same time. ;) I'm also reworking on my hhb bow, have the tips restained now and will probably start sealing it this afternoon. Also working on finishing a bow for someone that for the time being will remain unnamed. ;D

I definitely wouldn't turn down a knife blade I could adorn with a set of osage handles I did myself. ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cowboy on June 03, 2008, 06:07:58 am
This stuff kinda gains on ya after awhile don't it ;D. I've got two hick bows to build now in trade for favors (sinew, and wood) and a set of primitive arra's to boot. Need to get some huntin arra's made for myself, and finish that short osage recurve to hunt with this season. Points to knap - got some trades goin on there too :P. Man - at some point I gotta go fishin too ;D..
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on June 03, 2008, 06:50:50 am
thanks Dana.  We're trying to work ourselves out of a job over there as best as we can.
Jimmy

Ya mean eddie :)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: leapingbare on June 03, 2008, 12:59:26 pm
 Yep i was in the sandbox from Oct 06 - Oct 07 ,   and i go to Afghanistan in Oct 08.
 I don't mind to much only this time Fu#$ customs i am ganna flint nap somewere over there.
  El Destructo thanks, and i still got that larger piece of alibites you sent me, i ganna make a blade outa it for ya, ifin i don't brake it. I'm still workin on gettin my hands on some HHB don't know if thats ganna work out or not, but i'll let you know.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: El Destructo on June 03, 2008, 06:22:52 pm
Well Jesse....I have a little more Rock for you....so just take your time on that piece and maybe it will make a Blade!!!
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on June 04, 2008, 04:14:38 am
Ya he is working on me,that stuff is hard to come by,at least a good piece.We will sure miss him
and Jimmy [RangerB] come this fall and winter,we will keep the fire going for them. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: El Destructo on June 04, 2008, 05:21:47 am
Ya he is working on me,that stuff is hard to come by,at least a good piece.We will sure miss him
and Jimmy [RangerB] come this fall and winter,we will keep the fire going for them. :)
   Pappy

Pappy....Tell Jesse....don't worry about the HHB...I can get some from Dana...or maybe cut some Myself when I go back to Da UP...eyh!! I am always looking for some kind of Stave that I cant get here..didn't have to be Hornbeam though!!
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on June 04, 2008, 05:27:06 am
I've got a few pieces of HHB, hard to find a straight one though,  just cut some serviceberry, have some white and yeller birch.
Have to remind Greg about that yeller birch stave I brought him. Friday for me Pappy ;D Of course I don't have a setup like you
but the son is home on leave and I get to spend some time with him ;D Life is Good eh
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: El Destructo on June 04, 2008, 05:46:05 am
You tell Kyle ....Hello from dis Yooper to eyh.....and keep yer earss open on where da Salmon are bitin.........cause if I git ta cum Home fer da Turny....I wanna good advantage !!!! Dont worry bout da Wood...I will survive!!! I already got more in da Grodge dan der is in da Panhandle.........now ders a mout full a Yoopaneese!!!!
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on June 04, 2008, 05:51:12 am
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Have to remind Greg about that yeller birch stave I brought him.
You're right Dana...Ryan brought us a elm log in 07, and we haven't been able to find it. I'm sure it's around somewhere... ???

To many senior moments here lately and it's only goin' get worse I'm afraid. :)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Ryano on June 04, 2008, 08:00:58 am
Speaking of that Greg, are doing anything with that toasted stick of hhb I left you this year?  ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on June 04, 2008, 08:06:05 am
You need to start leaving it to me Ryan,I'll do something with it.Greg likes to look at it and rub
on it,I have seen him doing that a lot with that piece. ;) ;D ;D ;D
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on June 04, 2008, 10:52:45 am
Yeah, I get my kicks by rubbing on wood! ;D Don't tell my wife! :o

Ryan, I've got it on the back burner right now. I've reworked my hhb and am resealing it now. The lower limb got weak on me. I'm also working on finishing another bow for an "un-named' individual. ;) I've also got side-tracked a little with some knife handles from osage, and cane for arrows, and helping couple of other guys laying out their bows and recurving tips, and well...you get the idea. :)

I've still got to tweak the one tip that is out of line on the hhb first. The belly has a little check in it where I think you recurved it or tried to straighten that tip. It shouldn't be a show stopper though I don't think. I'll be working on it in the next month or so. ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on June 04, 2008, 04:02:04 pm
Wow, Greg your one buys bee! I'm lucky if I even get a bow built a year. How you able to accomplish so much?
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on June 05, 2008, 05:54:03 am
David,
Pappy is the busy one, he's down to the club probably 5 days a week working on something.

You got a lot accomplished this year at the Classic...work on it a little at a time if that's all you can, but keep working on your bows and you'll be surprised what you get accomplished. ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: leapingbare on June 05, 2008, 07:50:45 am
I had one of the gate guards here on ft. Campbell try to buy my sinew Osage recurve this morning, he said "son I'll give ya $100 bucks for dat ther bow ifin it shoots" i told him thanks but no thanks  :)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on June 05, 2008, 10:14:38 am
Should have said $1500. You might have gotten it too!!!
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on June 05, 2008, 11:00:29 am
Leapingbare, I got the knife you gave me finished with osage handles now. I'll post yours and Cowboys at the same time after I get his finished. I think it looks good! :)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: leapingbare on June 05, 2008, 12:13:51 pm
cool, i cant wait to see it.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on June 06, 2008, 03:33:24 am
Well it is Friday again and got big plans as usually,don't know how much will get done but got the plan anyway.I have to pack for the trip up to Cloverdale,IN. This is an event the club has been going to together for 21 years this year,I really look forward to it.I leave on Wend. and won't be back
till Sunday,so I take a lot of stuff.I plan on finishing my IW. bow in between packing.I went shopping
for the trip last night ,just for starters 28 lbs. of rib eye[man that stuff is high] I'm use to deer meat. ;D And a big bag of baking potato's.We Carry the big pull behind grill so we eat good.I'll
have some stories and pictures of this weekend Monday morning before I leave.Hope yall have
a good one also.Life is good.
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on June 06, 2008, 04:24:28 am
Pappy I hope all you guys from the club have a big time and that the weather co-operates for ya :)
My son is heading back to Georgia Monday so I get to spend a few more days with him anyway :)

Don't forget the pups eh :o ;) :)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on June 06, 2008, 04:34:29 am
O I won't forget,got the carrier ready,Hope you and your boy have a good weekend,I know
you will.I'll hate it when mine moves out of state.I will pull out Tuesday night for Cloverdale and Dave will meet me there wend. morning and take the pups to his house and care for them till Jesse gets there. I hope to get a couple of bows tillered this weekend to take up and shoot,Only got about 10 to take now and don't want to run short. ;D I usually take a bunch of bow and shoot there practice range 5 or 6 times a day with a different bow every time,In Between cool
beverages. ;) ;D Can't wait to get up there it is kind of like up at Ryan's just feels like home. :)
     Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: leapingbare on June 06, 2008, 08:50:13 am
I ant ganna get there till sat morning, The Army has me pulling a 24hr duty today dont get off till 9:00am Saturday morning.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on June 06, 2008, 09:32:49 am
I'LL drink a cold one for ya. :) ;D ;D and eat your pork chop. ;)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: leapingbare on June 06, 2008, 10:39:54 am
Darn...  :-\   i'm missing pork chop night...
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on June 06, 2008, 11:05:47 am
Are those Grants stuffed pork chops with the raspberry glaze? Oh, man am I jealous!!!
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: mullet on June 06, 2008, 05:19:26 pm
  Pappy, Ya'll have fun and be carefull. Sounds like ya gonna eat real good as usual.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on June 09, 2008, 02:59:13 am
Had a great weekend ,and got a lot done.Got my trailer packed for our trip,No Barbie Tent
this time. ;D Jesse got a couple of stave's worked down and Greg got his blades finished and a bunch of Cain arrow shafts sorted by weight and spine.Jesse done a little riding around and frog gigging Sat. night.I got My IW bow tillered also and shot several times,now just need to finish it.
Had Smoked pork chops and taters Sat. night ,man they was good.Yum Yum.Here are some pictures.Hope yall had a good one also.Life is good. ;) :)
   Pappy
 
   

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on June 09, 2008, 03:02:21 am
BigA's boy Curtis doing a little napping,starting young. :) Greg and Art working on the cain and
the first shot out of the IW. Jesse doing a little napping.
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on June 09, 2008, 03:14:06 am
The mystery bow almost done,Getting supper started for Sat. night and Jesse demoing a little
atla atla work.He's pretty good with that thing. :)
     Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on June 09, 2008, 03:17:37 am
Lots of flint and cain work,and some good food,just can't beat it. :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on June 09, 2008, 03:21:59 am
Little fun and frog gigging,useing a cain pole and cain gigs.Well that about it for this week,
I am leaving for Cloverdale Tuesday and won't be back till Sunday so I should have some good shots from that trip next week.
  Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on June 09, 2008, 03:23:31 am
O ya almost forgot,These 3 are going with me.JesseS ,Dana and Dave will be the new owners.
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: BearG on June 09, 2008, 08:20:07 am
HEY  JessieS cant wait to see ya at Cloverdale.  when you coming?
yopper are you coming as well?
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: BearG on June 09, 2008, 08:24:02 am
And of course cant wait to see all the tenn. boy again. Sould be fun.  I'll be there wed. a.m.  dan & steve later wed.   some other will be in on fri.
shooten, drinkin, & eatin!  life will be good Rain or Shine!  of coures it never rains at Cloverdale >:D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on June 09, 2008, 08:38:30 am
Ya Bear,it only rained 9 inches there yesterday,maybe it will get it out of its system.Me and
Grant will be there about Daylight Wend.He is out of town and I didn't want to drive up by myself so I am waiting on him.We plan on leaving around Midnight Tuesday.See ya soon. :) I don't
think the yooper is coming,Jesse is taking him a pup back with him,if his wife don't fall in love and not turn it over when she gets back. ;) ;D ;D
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: leapingbare on June 09, 2008, 08:43:21 am
Pappy dont forget to put the legs in the freezer.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Otoe Bow on June 09, 2008, 09:17:29 am
As usual, a welcome respit on a Monday morning Pappy.  I really like those stone knives with the Osage (?) handles.  :o  Did Jesse make those?  Sweat.  I'm also intrigued by the cane gig.  How's it made and how's it work.  From the picture it looks like multiple split pieces of cane hafted to a central shaft.  :-[

Mike
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on June 09, 2008, 09:49:15 am
Jesse made 2 of the blades and Cowboy made the other Greg put Osage handles on 2 and I put the deer leg bone on the 3rd.Jesse made the gig from cain. the points are cain slivers cut,sharpened
and the ties to the pole.It officiously works.That boy is always coming up with something. :) and
man can he eat,he may even be able to out do GregB.  ;) ;D ;D
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on June 09, 2008, 03:42:37 pm
Do I hear a rivalry starting in the eating arena? Man, what a life! Frog giggin and all.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on June 10, 2008, 03:24:20 am
Ya Tiller I think Jesse can hang in there with Greg,we will see this weekend,they will both
be together,Hope I bought enough Ribeye.  ;) ;D I only got 30 lbs.We are leaving for
Cloverdale tonight for about a week,Not home but a fine place to hang out, shoot,eat and taking some stuff to scrape on also.See yall next week. :) Maybe GregB can give me some shooting lessons
while we are there. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Hillbilly on June 10, 2008, 05:06:22 am
Yep, Jesse looks like he has achieved oneness with the frawg. Cool-looking abo frawgsticker, and those puppies are sure growing fast.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on June 10, 2008, 05:26:13 am
No the Yooper is not coming.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on June 10, 2008, 05:30:59 am
My wife and I dropped by to see the pups yesterday afternoon before they go to their new families. They sure are cute pups! Word of warning for their new families, don't leave anything within their reach that you don't want chewed! ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: leapingbare on June 10, 2008, 09:29:45 am
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man can he eat,he may even be able to out do GregB.
  I'm always stuffed,, i got pappy sayin "come on boy you can eat more grab that other porkchop, eat them potato's"
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on June 10, 2008, 09:38:01 am
I got that from my Grandmaw,love to see growing boys eat. ;D :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cowboy on June 10, 2008, 06:07:08 pm
Boy, ya skip a day or two and miss a lot!! Where'd ya git all that cane Greg, hehe - aught to have enough arra's to go on the warpath now ;D. Man them knives turned out nice! I gotta try some of those osage handles, them are sharp lookin! Pup's are looking plump and tender - hope ya got enough of them ribeyes Pappy ;D.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on June 11, 2008, 06:24:12 am
Hey Paul, I got the cane right in the middle of the Clarksville city limits. :) There is a small river that runs through a section of town and has some farm land in the bottom. I had fished for strip bass in the river in the past and remembered this cane. Thought I'd check it out and see if it looked good. I'm not an expert, but it looks like some really good stuff, hardly any indentation next to the nodes...nice and round until it starts getting really small diameter. I've been drying it in the cab of my old truck going on three weeks. Cut what you saw to lengths of 32-1/2", and they were weighing anywhere from 300 to 600 grains. I've got them grouped by weight and plan to give them more drying time and then reweigh them. Sound like a plan? ;)

Glad you liked the handles, hoped you would. Really wanted to do justice to yours and Jesse's points, although probably not all that authentic from a handle standpoint. I cut them out diagonally across grain and matched the pieces. I'll send you a couple of sets if you'd like...least I could do. ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cowboy on June 11, 2008, 06:48:00 am
That sounds like a plan to me Greg, on the cane. I'm not sure of the drying time, seems like a couple of months would be long enough. I guess their like wood - once they stop loosing weight you'd think their as dry as their gonna get. Those that I shot at the Classic had been cut for months I think before Hillbilly sent em to me, then I did all the straightening and stuff probably had em for a month or two before I made. I noticed the more I shot em and bounced em off trees, rocks, targets, whatnot - that they weren't as straight as before, not bad but just weren't quite as straight. Guess that actually says a lot for cane though, split a couple of 1" saplings with em and didn't hurt em ;D. The two that blew apart on me, I'm pretty sure was a design flaw on my part (matching up the foreshaft with the cane up front).
 Appreciate the offer on osage slabs, but that stave you gave me was overkill already  ;). Besides I've already got a bunch ripped out ;D.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on June 11, 2008, 10:08:57 am
Greg, any of that cane large enough to make blowguns from? That would be fun!
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on June 11, 2008, 11:09:55 am
David,
I never made a blow gun, but I was only getting the small cane for arrows. There is a lot of it the size of what Huck Finn would have used for catfishin' on the Mississippi. ;D
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Post by: david w. on June 11, 2008, 11:13:56 am
Greg, any of that cane large enough to make blowguns from? That would be fun!

I know where some really long bamboo is.  Now youre giving me ideas and it when the neighborhood cat disapperars it your fault ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on June 11, 2008, 02:38:18 pm
No way pard! Its the one puffen on the end of the pipe who's fault it is.  ;)
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Post by: Pappy on June 17, 2008, 02:43:58 am
Got back from Cloverdale,had a great time with all the bunch and meet a lot of new folks,we shot
a lot and ate like kings,I walked off this morning with out my camera so it will be Wend. before I get the pictures up,man I got some good ones.Check back in in the morning and I will show you how life can be good anywhere. ;) ;D ;D
   Pappy
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Post by: Pappy on June 18, 2008, 03:18:34 am
The pups Wend. morning after the long drive up,they made it fine.Check out the camp,little
better than the Barbie tent I was in up at Ryan's.We had a great time ,friend,food and bows
what more could you ask for. :)
   Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on June 18, 2008, 03:23:36 am
More of the camp.Also Luke,he is Ron P.grandsone with his first Hickory bow,he is 10 years old and done a fine job on it for his first and man he could shoot it to.I am going to post some more of this bow on the bow thread. :)
   Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on June 18, 2008, 03:26:51 am
Some friends stopped by camp and a little shooting on there range,I got took to school. ;)
    Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on June 18, 2008, 03:30:23 am
O ya in one of those GregB got dog duty. Some just relaxing around camp.One of Luke ,I gave him a neck knife he loved it and getting supper ready for Friday night.  :)
   Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on June 18, 2008, 03:33:30 am
Got a lesson from Gary on making cordage from Yuca,also meet a very nice guy from England,he had a very nice selfbow. :)
   Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on June 18, 2008, 03:37:28 am
It was a great supper,Pork loin. A little picking around the fire and Tennessee and her new owners
Jesse and his better half. ;) :)
   Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on June 18, 2008, 03:42:32 am
The other Jesse doing a little napping in the last picture.Tracy and his boys stopped by,nice to see some PA folks there,Supper Sat. night Ribeye,ant use to all that tame meat.GregB still working on that mystery bow and a head Jesse made for me.Great trip.Life is good. well till next week. :)
   Pappy

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Post by: GregB on June 18, 2008, 05:35:21 am
Pappy, you forgot to mention your autographing that gentleman's white bowsock for him. ;D
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Post by: Pat B on June 18, 2008, 07:30:22 am
Looks like bunches of fun, food(even if it is tamed)...they even brought in a little rain so you guys would feel at home. ;D I was wondering if ya'll were getting any of the rain that has been sinking the mid west.      Pat
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Ryano on June 18, 2008, 07:38:38 am
Ya, looks wet. Pappy is a super star, Can I have your autograph Pappy...? ;D
I will have to say that tent looks like a more suitable sleeping accommodations than the Barbie tent...lol.
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Post by: leapingbare on June 18, 2008, 09:06:12 am
Pat i got there Friday night and missed all the rain, but it was like shootin in soup was allot of fun. I shot so much my shoulder hurt and i shot the flying disk allot too, got purty good i would consider taken my bow dove huntin this year if i did not have to run down my arrows.
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Post by: BearG on June 18, 2008, 10:33:49 am
to all my Tennesse buds I hope Dan and company didnt keep yall up sat. nite. :-[
what happened to Pappy puttin us all to bed? ???
 guest just dont take the hint when you try to throw them out of camp being nice >:D
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Post by: Otoe Bow on June 18, 2008, 11:30:34 am
Looks like a lot of fun.  Man those first pictures of the Camp Site look, too,...too perfect.  It looks like a movie set.  But, I guess every parade gets rained on.  Even wet it looks like a really sweet set up.  Pappy you guys are living the high life. 

Mike
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: leapingbare on June 18, 2008, 12:08:11 pm
Bear... i reckon I'm the A**hole that was up all Sat night being belligerent i was not alone but i heard i got pretty bad.. sorry to you and anyone else i might of offended or kept awake.
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Post by: cowboy on June 18, 2008, 01:47:24 pm
All the pic's - food, bows, goin's on, never cease to amaze me. Looks like another grand ole time ;D.
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Post by: alfadee on June 18, 2008, 01:59:14 pm
this weekend we'll camp, too. but i think it wount  be such a nice weekend than this.
can somebody tell me the street where your camp is? i want to look for it in google earth.

david
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on June 18, 2008, 04:57:19 pm
Jesse, what did you do!?!? Curious minds want to know!  ;D
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Post by: Pappy on June 19, 2008, 04:00:30 am
David our camp/club is on my farm,you would be welcome to come visit anytime,we are there
most every weekend if we aren't off to a shoot or something like that. :) Tiller Jesse had a
little to much Crown,there is always one and this year he was the one. ;) ;D ;D We plane
on doing a pre.1850 gathering,it should be fun.Last year there were a bunch of nappers,
blacksmiths,old wheat thrashers and guys with man powered wood working tool,like
drills and wood lathes.Pretty cool stuff of course we do a little bow and arrow building.
We also set up a little range for folks to try there hand in shooting.I think Jesse is
going this year to do some napping in our camp.We also plan on carring some castiron
and cook up some stuff for supper.Should be fun,I would rather be at the farm but
I guess it will just have to do. ;) ;D
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on June 19, 2008, 05:52:47 am
Leapingbare, I don't think you were alone...we heard several voices making merry in the wee hours of the morning right before the birds start waking up! :P Hope all the fun was worth the pain of the next day! ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: leapingbare on June 19, 2008, 08:48:51 am
Not really Greg... I don't remember any of the fun, and i remember all the pain.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: BearG on June 19, 2008, 09:37:46 am
Bear... i reckon I'm the A**hole that was up all Sat night being belligerent i was not alone but i heard i got pretty bad.. sorry to you and anyone else i might of offended or kept awake.
no problem here Jessie I can sleep through just about anything
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Post by: Big A on June 19, 2008, 04:15:45 pm
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Post by: D. Tiller on June 19, 2008, 04:30:10 pm
I kinda thought so Jesse!  ;D  Got a watch out for that good ol' mountain dew especially the morning after!  :'(
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Post by: Pappy on June 20, 2008, 03:51:36 am
BigA ,you dog.  ;) ;D Well it's Friday again and it's only 4 am but already can't wait to get out
of here.We got some big plans for the weekend.I am headed to the farm as soon as I get out of here and get the stuff loaded for our event in the morning.I think there is 5 or 6 of us going
so it should be good. I would rather be at the farm but maybe we can bring in some new folks
in at this event also get to meet a lot of new people.It was fun last year so maybe this year will be
the same.Hope yall have a good one.See ya Monday with pictures.Life is good. :)
   Pappy
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Post by: Big A on June 20, 2008, 06:41:24 am
Pappy this could be fun down the road. I found out how to load my pictures.
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Post by: Pappy on June 20, 2008, 07:36:23 am
Now that is scary. I use to have control of all the pictures that cam from camp. >:D
   Pappy
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Post by: D. Tiller on June 20, 2008, 03:10:41 pm
Now we get to see Pappy from the other side of the camera!  ;D
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Post by: alfadee on June 22, 2008, 09:01:23 am
it would give me great pleasure to visit you but im from germany and this is a bit too far away.
im looking forward to visit you some time but probably not during the next 2 or 3 years.

david
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Post by: mullet on June 22, 2008, 02:36:02 pm
  Dave, Grab Marius and ya'll come to the Classic next year. Ya'll can carpool. ;D ;)
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Post by: El Destructo on June 22, 2008, 02:39:36 pm
  Dave, Grab Marius and ya'll come to the Classic next year. Ya'll can carpool. ;D ;)

My dad has an Uncle in Cornwall, England...you can rent His Boat.....shouldnt take but a Month!!!!!
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Post by: Pappy on June 23, 2008, 04:08:51 am
Well I see all is still well here,you guys ant right.We had a great weekend,not as many people as we would have liked but the ones we had seemed interested.Of course we ate good and done a lot
of shooting,as usually GregB took us to school on the shootinf.Jesse showed off his napping skills and I just kind of loafed around.Big A done a little teaching[he is good with kids] and Castiron made
us a meal Sat. fit for a king.Jesse has now taking over as the eating king,GregB lost his crown AL
to he is still running a tough 2nd. ;) ;D ;D Here are some pictures of Friday night and Sat.Hope you enjoy. :)
   Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on June 23, 2008, 04:13:14 am
It was only Jesse and me Friday night,he was getting some pre forms ready and we heat treated the Friday night.We also had to suffer through some wild turkey breast for supper.The 2 knifes I put handles on,Jesse made the blades.I am getting quite a collection.  ;) :) O ya we had country ham for breakfast.
   Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on June 23, 2008, 04:15:52 am
The rock done good,Jesse made a sheath for his new knife and or set up for Sat. :)
   Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on June 23, 2008, 04:19:17 am
More on our set up Sat.Castiron getting dinner started[Deer hindquater] Jesse getting his napping pit set up. :)
   Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on June 23, 2008, 04:23:26 am
Dinner,Beans,deer roast and bisquits.Jesse doing a little napping and some more of the folks
that were set up ,it was pretty cool,pre 1850,lot of old time wood working and blacksmithing
and quilting. :)
   Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on June 23, 2008, 04:28:28 am
Some friends stopped by,Jesse mad an eagle from some of Justin's obsidian and BigA doing a little teaching,that kid was a natural.It is amazing how quick some kids pick it up.Why can't I get it that quick,it's been 30 + years and I still don't have it. :) ;) ;D Hope yall had a good one also.
Life is good. :)
    Pappy

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Post by: CHA-CHING on June 23, 2008, 04:56:31 am
Wow! I've got to learn how to get around on the primitive archer , I can't believe how I missed all these great Pic's and threads , I just spent the last hour reading and looking, I was thrilled to see the Pups and to see Pappys Tent, and all the rest of the Dudes from the Tennessee Classic.
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Post by: Pappy on June 23, 2008, 05:21:49 am
Ya Hawk I update this every Monday,you are on a lot at least while you are down.Tell Maw
to check out that tent,little bigger than the last one she saw me in.By the way TwinOaks
has a new web site,I just looked at it and you and maw are on it also under Tn. Classic.
Go to twinoaksbowhunters.com It is new and just getting it up and going but we are proud of it
and plan to keep it updated as time goes on,we ant selling anything there just for those that are interested to keep up with things going on with the Club.Hope to see yall soon.Are you going
to Elm Hall Mic. shoot the first of August ?
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: BearG on June 23, 2008, 07:44:26 am
Hey Pappy,  just checked out the site it's very nice.  great job to who ever did it.
you guyes are some high tech rednecks!
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Post by: Pappy on June 23, 2008, 08:38:40 am
Glad you liked it Bear,we had been wanting one for several years and finely came up with a guy who set up the one for TTAS that gave us a good deal and knows how to do it.I thought it was pretty cool for a start. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: CHA-CHING on June 23, 2008, 08:02:28 pm
Pappy, checked out the twin oaks web sight, I LIKE IT. Maw checked out your tent, she said that that some Arab Sheiks don't have digs like that. I really missed not being at Cloverdale and seeing the gang, but me and Maw did get a chance to go to Compton and met a few folks that were at Cloverdale, especially Wallie from England, I also saw his picture on your thread, he said that he had a great time with  you all, He liked the music especially. Remember Ryno's bow that I got at the Classic and got Bryan Fergerson to sign? well I got Marc St.Charles, Ken Beck and Fred Asbell to sign It, it only needs one more signature, Mark "Pappy" Baggett Tennessee Classic 08. Maw and me has to baby sit her mom the first of August so her brother can go on an planned vacation, next year our calender will be much better.  Chuck
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Post by: Pappy on June 24, 2008, 03:28:23 am
Sorry you can't make it to Elmhall but I understand,we will catch yall in the spring. :)
   Pappy
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Post by: GregB on June 24, 2008, 05:45:08 am
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Remember Ryno's bow that I got at the Classic and got Bryan Fergerson to sign? well I got Marc St.Charles, Ken Beck and Fred Asbell to sign It, it only needs one more signature, Mark "Pappy" Baggett Tennessee Classic 08.

Saving the most famous for last, eh!  ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: CHA-CHING on June 24, 2008, 06:15:48 am
Greg, The Tennessee Classic is the Bench Mark for me, Others might be larger with more vendors and etc, and yes fun also, but they don't have that Magic that says I want more and being accepted as part of the Twin Oaks family... Oh yea it's was either Pappy's sign the Ryno bow or Hanna's paw print (it was a toss up).
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Post by: CHA-CHING on June 24, 2008, 06:30:44 am
Pappy, Maw said that I could go to Elmhall and that I probably could survive without her, soooo I could use a little more info, is there a web sight I could go to for information? Chuck
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Post by: Pappy on June 24, 2008, 07:32:07 am
Not that I know of but I will try and get you some info. All I know is it is the 19th annual stickbow shoot in ElmHall Mic. Great shoot and lots of fun ,shooting and eating.It is the 1/2/3 of August.I
will see what I can come up with.Also if this helps it is at the[ Pine River Recreation Club] in Elm Hall.
I think ElmHall has 1 store,1 Bar and the smallest US Post office in the world at least that is what the sign says. :) Hope you can make it wished Maw could also. :)
    Pappy
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Post by: Otoe Bow on June 24, 2008, 11:10:40 am
Pappy:  It caught me off guard to see a pan full of preforms mixed in with you pictures of food.  At first I thought they some type of fillets  :'(.  You latter said that Jesse had good luck with the rocks.  Can you share with us a little bit about how he treats his rocks?  Thanks

Mike 
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Post by: DanaM on June 24, 2008, 11:17:46 am
Pappy:  It caught me off guard to see a pan full of preforms mixed in with you pictures of food.  At first I thought they some type of fillets  :'(.  You latter said that Jesse had good luck with the rocks.  Can you share with us a little bit about how he treats his rocks?  Thanks

Mike 

Mike when I was at Pappy's Jesse was making hot shrapnel in the campfire >:D
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Post by: D. Tiller on June 24, 2008, 11:33:32 am
Yep! One of the more memorable moments at the Classic.  ;)
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Post by: Otoe Bow on June 24, 2008, 01:58:44 pm
Dang, I missed the Thunderchert contest AND the pyrotechnics!?!?  ???  I feel deprived  :'(

Mike
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Post by: leapingbare on June 24, 2008, 02:14:05 pm
Mike i am new at heat treating rock, i have tyred it a few times with mixed results, i have tyred it in the ground with sand over it and a fire, i tyred it in pappys campfire once.... and i have tyred it in the oven a few times.. seems the oven has more constant results. only ovens only go up to 550 degrees and some like needs 600-750 degrees to show a change, the Kansas stuff i cooked terned out nice but the buffalo river chert had very little change i dont think it got hot enough. I've been researching cooking rock on the internet and i found a webpage with a bunch of different nappers talking about heat treating a bunch of different rock and the way they did it and how hot they got it. Hope this helps.                   Jesse.

 http://www.geocities.com/knappersanonymous/heat.html
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Post by: Otoe Bow on June 24, 2008, 03:36:05 pm
Informative Site.  The only part that bothers me is the "DON'T PEEK: flakes that suddenly cool down can break or explode catastrophically." part.  This might best be done outside.   :'(

Thanks

Mike
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Post by: mullet on June 24, 2008, 08:06:11 pm
  Jesse, When I send the coral i'll send an illustrated picture on how to heat treat it. It's to good to blow up.

  Chuck, are you going to make it to the TBOF Fall Shoot? Hope to see you and your lovely wife if ya'll do.
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Post by: Pappy on June 25, 2008, 02:57:40 am
Mike he had to beg to get me to let him do it in my kitchen,he said it wouldn't
blow up,but of course that is what he said when he put it in my fire >:( ;D ;D
This time he was right,some did pop but didn't come through the covered pan. :o
I wouldn't want to try it in Joanie's oven.  ;) It did kind of look like food but I suspect
it would have been a little tough but I bet Jesse could have eaten it ,that boy
can eat anything he swallows it whole anyway.  ;) ;D ;D May have been a little trouble
later when he went to get rid of it.  ;D ;D
   Pappy
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Post by: DBernier on June 25, 2008, 04:54:06 am
Eddie I just got my 10 inch slab saw back together and will be slabbing some coral I got from Rick. I will be bringing it to Pats along with several bags of beach sand so we can trench out a hole and cook some there. I will try slabbing some today and if lucky will post some photos. I am slabbing it to save on material and easier cooking.

Dick
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Post by: leapingbare on June 25, 2008, 08:09:30 am
Ok Eddie sounds good.
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Post by: Pappy on June 25, 2008, 09:07:37 am
Jesse Greg and I were just talking about you,We plan on cutting some Hickory [Big Hickory] and he wanted to know if I knew any strong ,Young hard working soldier that Might want to help.I
told I thought I did,just might have to feed him. You wouldn't happen to know anyone like that would you.  >:D ;) :)
   Pappy
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Post by: D. Tiller on June 25, 2008, 10:24:56 am
 ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: GregB on June 25, 2008, 11:04:58 am
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You wouldn't happen to know anyone like that would you. 


Jesse...response please??? ;D
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Post by: RidgeRunner on June 25, 2008, 12:27:44 pm
Greg:
Are ya ll planning to cut that Hickory this weekend????
OH wait.  Never mind, I am not young, strong or hard working so it wont effect me any if ya ll do cut it this weekend. :D

David
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: leapingbare on June 25, 2008, 12:57:02 pm
Hmm i might know a feller,, Do ya need him this weekend?
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Post by: D. Tiller on June 25, 2008, 01:15:32 pm
There goes Jesse's back!
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Post by: Pappy on June 26, 2008, 02:58:30 am
No I think we just plan on scouting some out this weekend and the we will get a plan together.
David are you coming this weekend ? Greg said the 27 of July and I thought it was this week. ???
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on June 26, 2008, 05:45:56 am
Pappy,
I think you misunderstood me when we were discussing Pat's event. I'm pretty sure David is coming this weekend.

Pats get-together is July 27th through the 29th. I think Pat's "patorama" conflicted with your Michigan trip... ;)
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Post by: Pappy on June 26, 2008, 06:09:35 am
Cool I thought I was having a senior moment. ;) ;D
   Pappy
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Post by: CHA-CHING on June 26, 2008, 06:23:20 am
Pappy, Ugem me found websight for Elm Hall ( www.michiganlongbow.org) Chuck
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: RidgeRunner on June 26, 2008, 12:17:50 pm
Pappy:
My son and I plan to ride up (this) weekend.

Thanks
David
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Post by: D. Tiller on June 26, 2008, 09:21:19 pm
Ya all are going to have a blast! Wish I could be there!
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Post by: Pappy on June 27, 2008, 02:46:11 am
Friday again and I have company coming , :)well not really company [Ridgerunner and his son]
They should be there now.I plan on getting down about noon. Got no big plans,just
a little bow building and cooking and shooting.I laid out deer steaks yesterday so that should be supper tonight and then for Sat. who knows but I bet we come up with something.I plan on putting the finishing touches on my IW. bow and try and tiller a Osage I have been working on.Also
going to try and straighten some Cain arrows,been working on them but it is going pretty slow for me.
Hope yall have a good on and I will see you Monday with pictures of the weekend.Life is good. ;)
   Pappy
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Post by: Pappy on June 30, 2008, 03:46:22 am
Well we had a great weekend,weather was nice and good friends,food and bows and arrows,just can't beat that. David[ridgerunner ] and his son Forest[bud] came up to spend the weekend .I think they had a good time.David  got 2 bows tillered,1 went great and the other,o well if
you ant breaking um you ant making um.I hated it but that happens. John Thomas also came down with his new Osage
it is a sweet shooter and Keith with his New IW  it is also a sweet shooter.I didn't get all done I wanted but I did manage to get my IW tillered and the belly heat treated.I will fine tune it in a day
or 2.Also got my Osage almost ready to brace and a few cain arrows straightened.I done a lot of cooking ,hope everyone got enough to eat.Here are some pictures of the weekend. :)
   Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on June 30, 2008, 03:50:05 am
The arrows were some of David's Cain 2 fletch,they shot greatBud shooting
his BL bow,he came a long way over the weekend and of course getting some supper ready,taters,fried squash and deer back strap. yum yum.  :)
   Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on June 30, 2008, 03:52:16 am
A little bow work and the evening meal,man has got to eat. ;D
   Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on June 30, 2008, 03:54:33 am
Camp at night,just a beautiful night,and breakfast Sat. morning. :)
   Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on June 30, 2008, 03:57:12 am
My Osage on the tiller stick,David finishing up his little flat bow and Supper started for Sat. night. :)
   Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on June 30, 2008, 04:00:55 am
O ya one of the above picture was Hannah and Sadie,it was Hannah's first weekend back
since the pups,man she had a good time. Some fun on the practice range and lunch Sat.
   Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on June 30, 2008, 04:06:28 am
A little more shooting,John with his new Osage bow it's a beauty,more bow work and of course supper and a little relaxing around the cabin.Yes Life is good. I will miss it this coming weekend,Beau is getting Married Sat. the 5th of July so I may be there Thursday and Friday but I guess I better
go to the wedding Sat. ;) ;D ;D Hope yall had a good one also. :)
   Pappy

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Post by: koan on June 30, 2008, 05:33:18 am
Thanks for the pics from home Pappy! ;)....Brian
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Post by: GregB on June 30, 2008, 05:42:31 am
Wish I could have joined you guys Saturday, but wouldn't have had a lot of time after going to the memorial service for a friends wife who passed away. Also had to make a trip to Nashville Saturday afternoon to deliver my youngest son to my brother-in-law...he's been helping mow yards for extra $$$ this summer.

I got my first cane arrow flying Sunday, it flew really well and actually seemed to hit slightly higher then my cedar shafts. I also cut some more cane Sunday and found a good patch of dogbane... ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on June 30, 2008, 06:44:01 am
Sounds like you had a productive weekend also Greg.You missed a good meal Sat.Had some of your Moose along with the deer roast. Moose  GOOD.um. ;) :)
        Pappy
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Post by: leapingbare on June 30, 2008, 09:31:15 am
Darn i missed out this weekend.
Looks like fun.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on June 30, 2008, 01:20:15 pm
You guys always eat well! Wish I could do cookin like that! MMMMM!!! Venison!!!  ;D

Looks like you had a lot of fun too! Tell Beau congrats for me.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Ranger B on June 30, 2008, 02:37:24 pm
Greg,
  I've been working on straightening bamboo lately as well.  I also cut river cane this morning.   The nodes in my bamboo are larger and tougher to work with than the river cane but I'm learning as I go.  I hope to get over this weekend sometime.
Ranger B
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: RidgeRunner on June 30, 2008, 04:41:05 pm
Hay Pappy:
Thanks for having my son Forrest and me for the weekend.  Forrest had a blast.  He loves to shoot them targets.  On the way home he asked when we might be able to make it back up there?  I told him we would try to make it back up there once more before school starts back.  I apprecate You, Greg, Art and the other guys working with Forrest and his shooting.  I have yet to figure why he does that weird bend the wrist thing... ???

We found two tick each on us.  Seed tick at that.  We picked the off and flushed them.  I have three chiggers and few bumps of poisen ivy. ;)

I think I can save the little bow that mussed apart on the belly.  It will be a kids bow when finished.  Oh well,  I have made about 80 kids bows so one more
is not going to hurt.

Thanks
David
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on July 01, 2008, 02:50:42 am
Glad yall had a good time,and hope you can get back soon.Tell that boy to keep working
at it and he will be fine.I enjoyed yall's company.Ya Tiller we may not always do a lot but we do eat good. ;) ;D
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on July 01, 2008, 05:32:41 am
David, Glad you and Forrest had a good time. He made a lot of improvement on his shooting in a short time, hope he keeps at it...that's what it takes. Thanks again for bringing the Dogbane, I was able to identify some Sunday when out cutting cane.

Jimmy, I shot my three cane arrows quite a bit yesterday afternoon and am learning more about them. One of them flew perfectly, and it is the straightest of the three. The other two flew good, but I could tell a difference in their grouping. I tried tweaking one of them afterwards at a node using heat and ended up snapping it into...ouch! Has anyone tried to salvage a cane arrow broken at the node by inserting a dowell into the two ends with glue, and then wrapping the joint with sinew? I thought about trying that, but am unsure how it will hold up, I don't want a cane arrow through my hand. ???
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: BearG on July 01, 2008, 12:00:44 pm
Just 16 more days until I get to come back down.  Then life will be Good. ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Ranger B on July 01, 2008, 12:01:24 pm
I broke one sitting on the back porch the other day as well but it was far from being finished.  I just cut about 30 more river canes so I hope to get time to work on them this weekend.  I have then laying out sunning today.   They take a lot of time but I'm sure it will be quite rewarding if I can put a cane arrow / selfbow combo together for a kill this fall.  How many do you have made now?
Jimmy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cowboy on July 01, 2008, 12:22:18 pm
You guys are all having fun as usual - and it's true "man has got to eat ;D". Ridgerunner you lucky dog! Living so close that you can just run up there for a weekend :P ;D. Looks like you and Forest had some quality time :).
 I've never tried to repair a broken cane before Greg, just moved on to the next one. That thought about it sticking out of your arm is incentive enough for me to chunk it :-X ;D.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Otoe Bow on July 01, 2008, 02:18:02 pm
Hey Jimmy:  I'm like you.  Right now I'm dreaming of a self bow, stone tipped cane arrow kill for this fall. I'm a long way off from making it happen, but I've got a little while yet.

Pappy:  Great post as always.  You've made my Tuesday. 

Mike
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: RidgeRunner on July 01, 2008, 04:11:58 pm
Yes Cowboy I am Lucky.
It is 176 miles from my house to Pappy's farm.  I wish it was only 6. ::)
But if it was I dont think the grass would ever get cut. :D
We made the trip on $72.00.  And that includes gas for my little car.
Going to try and make it back some day soon.

Life is good.

David
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: BearG on July 01, 2008, 08:42:41 pm
Pappy want to send Beau and ??? and wedding card but cant remember her name.  I know I met her in May.
thanks, Bear
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on July 02, 2008, 02:51:14 am
Thanks guys,I am just glad I have some good friends to share it with.Bear her name is
Christina,I can remember it because it is my moms  and sisters middle name.  ;) :)
Greg I think Big A is splicing some ,ask him how that worked out,that would be about
the same thing. :) I got a dozen cleaned up and ready to start straightening last night
and also got a 1/2 dozen cedars selfnocks finished,stained and sealed and enough Turkey
feather ready to fletch.I should be ready by hunting season.I need to be bushhogging
but just can't quit working on bows and arrows. ;) :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on July 02, 2008, 05:59:46 am
Cowboy, about splicing that broke arrow...Sawfiler told me the same thing. I think I'll just save it to put on a trophy for the 2009 Self Bow Challenge.

Jimmy, I've only got two right now that I'm shooting. I didn't want to make up a bunch until I'd done some experimenting with them to see what works well. I've got another dozen straight and ready to cut to length and fletch. That doesn't take long, the straightening is the hard part. Got another dozen ready for round two of straightening...

I shot the two yesterday evening quite a bit and they flew great! I'm excited about using the cane this fall. Getting into making cane arrows has opened up another way for me to enjoy primitive archery. I highly recommend it! ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: leapingbare on July 02, 2008, 09:15:30 am
I too am dreaming of a primitive kill, self bow , cain arrow , stone point and a dogbane bow string, i got a bunch a DB in the mail the other day from Hillbilly and I've been working on the bow string the past 2 days and i am almost done, it should be finished by tonight. Than I'll start working on my arrows again, i only got 4 shootin arrows right now, been using my shed as a back stop and its put a hurten on my arrows, the cain will shoot through a 2x4 and not brake but good luck getting it out and keepin your field point on it.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on July 02, 2008, 09:46:49 am
You only need one Jesse.  ;) ;D
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on July 03, 2008, 04:12:51 am
This is Friday for me,off the 4th. I am headed to the cabin this evening,probably be pretty peaceful
tonight and Friday.I am working on some Cain arrows and some cedar also so I hope to get them
a little futher along,also want to finely finish the tillering of my IW.If I am by myself I may get it done.I laid out some deer steaks and got some fresh corn ready to be cooked up for supper.
I won't be there Sat,got a wedding to go to,as most of yall know Beau is getting married Sat.
I will miss being down at the cabin but of course this is a big deal for me and Joanie,this is our only
child so it will be somewhat different with him gone.O well life goes on,I hope it is as good for
him as it has been for me. :) Hope yall have a big 4th and I will be back Monday.Life is good.
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: DanaM on July 03, 2008, 04:31:41 am
Pappy, I'm sure you and Joanie are going to be some proud parents have fun at the wedding :) I'm sure you will have a few pictures to share eh ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on July 03, 2008, 05:56:47 am
They're a good lookin' couple and I'm sure you and Joanie are proud...as you should be. Beau is a fine young man and I'm sure his fiancee is a fine young lady or Beau wouldn't have asked her to be his wife! ;)

If I promise not to get in your way, think I could swing by this afternoon? I don't work Friday! ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on July 03, 2008, 06:06:25 am
Cool.come on down,you won't be in my way,I like company,just didn't expect any
since it was the 4th weekend. :) I will be down around 1 I hope,maybe earlier. ;) ;D
Thanks for the complaments,we are proud of bot of them,seem to be good kids. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: John K on July 03, 2008, 09:38:33 am
Congrats Pappy ! Before you know it you'll have little Grand babys running around  ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pat B on July 03, 2008, 11:27:17 am
Congratulations Pappy and Joanie. Please raise a glass to the happy couple for us!     Pat
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cheapshot on July 04, 2008, 03:52:11 am
Congratulations to Beau and Christina. They make a good looking couple. You and Joannie will really enjoy being Grandparents someday. What a great place for young kids to grow up, visiting Granpa at the farm.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Ranger B on July 04, 2008, 04:42:33 am
Tell that fine looking couple congrats and don't eat too much cake....
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: TRACY on July 04, 2008, 07:59:07 am
Congratulations! Life is good, best wishes.

Can you take deer and turkeys with that license? ;D

Take care , Tracy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on July 07, 2008, 03:21:55 am
Had a great weekend,Went to the Cabin Thursday and stayed till Friday evening,King Ron ,Castiron,GregB ,Jesse and several friends dropped by.We got a lot done.Got Ron's
Osage bow tillered after a year and man it turned out great,Grant got some feathers ready to fletch and Greg worked on his Cain arrows.I got a 1/2 dozen arrows finished and a dozen Cain straightened and ready to cut some nocks and fletch.Also got my tractor ready for a little bushhoging and
clean up for our up coming shoot the 19.The 4the celebrated out great country by cooking out at home with Joanie,Beau and now my new daughter Christina.It was fun.  :) Here are a few pictures of the weekend. Have deer steaks,taters and corn Thursday night,as always it was gooooood. :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on July 07, 2008, 03:25:27 am
A little feathers grinding by Grant,Jesse working on some arrow inserts,Greg working on some cordage and me straightening some Cain. :) All busy.  :)
     Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on July 07, 2008, 03:28:34 am
More cain work,man that stuff is a lot of work,King Ron floortillering his Osage and me cutting some nocks in for him. :)
   Pappy


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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on July 07, 2008, 03:47:17 am
Ron's on the tiller stick,HannaH got to see one of her babies and Ron shooting his new bow for the first time. :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on July 07, 2008, 03:50:39 am
My new arrows,finished and some Cain ready to be finished into arrows,Beau doing the cooking on the 4th,maybe I did teach him something,he has turned into a pretty good cook. :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on July 07, 2008, 03:57:21 am
By the way Ron's Bow started out with about 5 inches of reflex and when we finished it and shot
several arrows it still had over 3 inches and after about 30 minutes of rest it was back up to 4 inches.
It has to be a shooter.It finished 48 @ 26 just what he wanted. :) Also Friday at the house and
me as you don't see me much,getting ready to go to the wedding and of course Miss Joanie
she was really happy and didn't even cry,I couldn't believe it. Yes Life is Good. Hope yall had
a good one also. :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on July 07, 2008, 05:50:32 am
Great pictures Pappy, but who's that guy standing next to Joanie? ???

Congratulations to the new bride and groom! :)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on July 07, 2008, 06:31:40 am
That would be Me. ;D ;) Looking sharp ant I. ;)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Hillbilly on July 07, 2008, 06:39:10 am
Congrats to Beau and his lovely new bride! And I almost didn't recognise that dapper, distinguished-looking, well-dressed gentleman in the last pic, either.  ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Ranger B on July 07, 2008, 06:56:23 am
Wow!! You dress up pretty good for a country boy.  Looks like you had a heck of a weekend.  I tried to get over but it just didn't work out. 

A fella called me and asked me to teach the archery merit badge at APSU on Oct 11th at the Scout Jamboree.  I committed and now need to work on seeing if Pappy and Greg are willing to come help   ;D

I leave for Afghanistan for a month tomorrow.  I plan to try and swing by your place this evening for an hour or so.
Jimmy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on July 07, 2008, 07:22:08 am
I should be there from about 4-6 at least I plan on it.  :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: The Singing Bowyer on July 07, 2008, 09:22:32 am
Tell Beau congrats!! If his new bride is anywhere near as good a person as him, they will have a fine life together!!

Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on July 07, 2008, 10:11:43 am
Wow!! You dress up pretty good for a country boy.  Looks like you had a heck of a weekend.  I tried to get over but it just didn't work out. 

A fella called me and asked me to teach the archery merit badge at APSU on Oct 11th at the Scout Jamboree.  I committed and now need to work on seeing if Pappy and Greg are willing to come help   ;D

I leave for Afghanistan for a month tomorrow.  I plan to try and swing by your place this evening for an hour or so.
Jimmy

Sorry to hear your heading over to Iraq Jimmy. Stay safe over there!

Pappy, the new couple looks really happy. Glad everything went off without a hitch! Looks like you all had a great fourth of July weekend. Are those ossage arrows? Wow, must be some heavy weights!

Ron, that second bow is just about done on the tillering portion, Its comming out nice though most of the reflex we put into is pulling out. Oh well! but I do believe she is a shoot .Though the limbs are a toughy to tiller since one of the was offset at the handle due to a knot kinda through everything out of kilter on the tree till I started looking at is squint eyed and tilting my head slightly. Cleared up right away! Dont know why I dont do that for all my bows!  ;D

Ten more months to go then back at the classic! Cant wait!!!

David T
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pat B on July 07, 2008, 10:34:04 am
First the puppies and now Beau. What are you and Joanie gonna do!....OH!, never mind! ;D
  Congrats to the happy couple and to the parents of each.   Pappy, I still can't get used to you in a suit. You kinda look like a preacher...but I know better! ;D     Pat
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on July 08, 2008, 02:47:39 am
I'll pass the word to him and Pat  ;D ;D ;D
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Otoe Bow on July 08, 2008, 07:28:17 am
Pappy:  You're proof that even us country boys clean up pretty well, (when forced to).  Nice looking couples.  Both of them.

Mike
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Dingleberry on July 08, 2008, 08:41:28 am
Pappy,  Congratulations to you and your family.  Have you and Joanie posed the grandchildren topic yet?   ;D

Best wishes
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on July 08, 2008, 10:12:08 am
Not yet ,but I could use another kid cause mine is all growed up now.  :(    :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Ryano on July 08, 2008, 10:20:12 am
Tell Beau congrats !  ;D
You dont clean up to bad after all..... ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: mullet on July 08, 2008, 05:16:13 pm
  Congratulations from me and Kathie ya'll. Pappy, that's the strangest looking overalls' I've seen and you are almost as good looking as me ;) But there aint no doubt how lucky you are when you see Joanie beside you.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: El Destructo on July 08, 2008, 06:20:36 pm
Not yet ,but I could use another kid cause mine is all growed up now.  :(    :)
   Pappy

You want Mine???? They are about Grown ....but you can still have them!!!
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on July 08, 2008, 06:35:31 pm
Ouch!!!! Dang, Mike be nice to Pappy. He's a great guy! :o
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: El Destructo on July 08, 2008, 06:38:12 pm
Ouch!!!! Dang, Mike be nice to Pappy. He's a great guy! :o

He said He wanted Kids around....and My Youngest Son has twin on the Way....so there is a Ready made troop for Him and it will be quite some time before they are all ready to run off!!!
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on July 09, 2008, 02:53:23 am
Quicker than you think, :) I will miss him but time moves on and I know it is an exciting time for
them,I remember [barely] when I got out on my own and there is nothing like it.Thanks Mullet
not as big and muscular as you are tho and not nearly as tall.  ;) ;D ;D ;D I think we all out done our self on our wife's.  :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on July 09, 2008, 05:26:02 pm
Yep! Ya both did!!!! Now to find one myself!  ;) ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: El Destructo on July 09, 2008, 07:27:02 pm
Yep! Ya both did!!!! Now to find one myself!  ;) ;D

Smelling like Dana says you do....that shouldn't be a  Problem!!!!  Couldn't resist....you left it open for Me!!!! >:D >:D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: mullet on July 09, 2008, 07:46:51 pm
 From what I saw, shouldn't be much trouble. Everytime I looked David had some poor woman feeling sorry for him and chewing all the other guy's out. ;),Dang, liked to have got cut off myself.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on July 09, 2008, 10:34:37 pm
Yah! Sure! All innocent chatter and banter and no bites on the bait.  :( 

Really, though were the gals interrested? To tell the truth when it comes to ladies being interested in me I tend to be really blind as a bat.   :o
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on July 10, 2008, 02:59:45 am
Who could resist a look like that. Ya he had them women eating out of his hand. ;) ;D ;D ;D
     Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: El Destructo on July 10, 2008, 04:23:52 am
Dang Tiller ....I can smell you from Here....smells like Crème Brûlée......... >:D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cowboy on July 10, 2008, 06:49:39 am
Good times and busy as always :). Congrat's to Beau and wife - he does look like a pretty good cook ;D. Like them arra's - purty yalla color. I should have brought some cane with me on the road this week - need something to do in my downtime.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on July 10, 2008, 09:52:05 am
Thanks They shoot really good,they won't be so pretty with a little blood on them, O wait yes
they will,even better,Ha Cowboy if you are looking for something to do I will send you my Cain,the luck I am having I will be lucky to have them ready by hunting season. ;D I am determed tho.
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pat B on July 10, 2008, 10:24:16 am
Pappy, If you and Greg can come to the camp-o-rama Hillbilly and I will give you both personal cane straightening lessons. ;)    Pat
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Hillbilly on July 10, 2008, 12:39:29 pm
And if you don't come, we'll just plain have to give you a good caning.  ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on July 10, 2008, 12:49:35 pm
Shucks, I guess they do!!!  ;D

Sure would like to learn about using cane but I dont think it grows up here. Found lots of wild rose and Ocean Spray but no cane! Bummer, that stuff is like natural carbon fiber arrows!
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on July 10, 2008, 01:25:36 pm
Because of all the ribbing I have gotten at the classic, before the classic and after the classic about the fragrances. You all will be smelling  just as good as I do! I've been talking to your wives and girlfriends and they all love my products! ;D

You do realize who buys the skincare products in your homes, don't ya???!!!!  >:D

Revenge sure does smell SWEET!  >:D >:D >:D

MMMM!!! MMMMM!!! The sweet smell of success!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cowboy on July 10, 2008, 02:03:05 pm
Hillbilly ;D ;D!! Pappy, wish I could come over and help break - I mean straighten cane's with you and GregB. I might could maybe be there in about six hours from here :P :-X.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cracker on July 10, 2008, 02:32:40 pm
Who could resist a look like that. Ya he had them women eating out of his hand. ;) ;D ;D ;D
     Pappy
Yeah but I had them drinking out of my wine bottle does that count.
Cracker
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on July 10, 2008, 04:12:13 pm
 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on July 10, 2008, 04:21:25 pm
Do you all prefer your homes and tents smelling of Lavender or Fragiapanii? I also have rose!  O:)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on July 11, 2008, 02:52:41 am
Friday again, I will be headed to the Cabin today as soon as I can get out of here,Got a
lot to do to get ready for our shoot next weekend so I don't know how much bow and arrow work I will get done,we will see.Got a lot of weedeating,bushhogging and target setting to do.
We do plan to finish King Ron's bow if possible,don't want him to have any excuses next week at the shoot. ;) :) We will I am sure be doing some good eating and who know what else we may get into.I will let yall know what all went on Monday.Hope yall have a good one also.Life is good. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on July 11, 2008, 05:34:00 am
Cowboy, if you're only 6 hours away...you for sure ought to drop on by for a visit! ;)

Pat and Hillbilly, I know I could use some personalized instruction on cane arrow manufacture! I'd like to increase my success ratio on finished arrows above 50% if I could.

Just remembered that Ron (Knothead) needs a 58" string...I'll try and make him one tonight if I don't forget. ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: BearG on July 11, 2008, 07:22:57 am
Pappy let the guard towers know to let me pass. Dawn and me will be down next Fri. hopefully early.  But as long as I get ther I'll
be happy. ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on July 11, 2008, 10:23:56 am
Can't wait,I will let him know you are a friendly Yank.  ;) ;D ;D and not to shoot.
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Brother Dan on July 11, 2008, 03:37:47 pm
Congrats to Beau and Christina, and also to you and Miss Joanie. Won't make it to the shoot, but whats your schedule for August on the weekends. I like to come down on a Thursday to Sunday thing. So you can git me to make a bow without a belt sander. let me know, I call ya anyway. Also can I send Beau and Christina a card to your house and you git it to them. I don't know if they left yet. Well talk to later, thanks Pappy. tell Greg and Nothead hello for me
 
  Brother Dan
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on July 14, 2008, 03:04:44 am
Any time Dan,I will be gone the first weekend but after that I should be there.We had
a great weekend,got the range all set,all the mowing and trim work done and everything ready for the shoot.We also had time to do some bow work,Ron got skins on his Osage bow and also some new tips.We had a new guy show up and got a good start on a Hickory bow and Castiron got somemore done on his.I got my IW stained and ready for a grip and sealed up.Then it should be
ready for the woods.And yes we ate good. ;) ;D
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on July 14, 2008, 03:08:47 am
New Hickory in the works,Another one of my girl friends,she is working on a bow also,it's almost finished,Jesse and his buddy Luke,Pat you may remember him.He slept in your back seat at the Classic. ;D ;D Also John knocking out a few heads.man he can turn them out. :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on July 14, 2008, 03:11:34 am
Supper Sat. night in the black pot,Ron working on some tips,Jesse spliting some feathers and me putting a little stain on my IW.
   pAPPY

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on July 14, 2008, 03:13:43 am
And Greg doing his best work. ;) ;D ;D ;D
Life is Good.
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Ryano on July 14, 2008, 06:44:14 am
Dang Pappy you like that bright yellow dye...... ;) Kinda bright colored for a hunting bow don't you think ?  :D  ;)
Cant wait to see some finished pictures of the bow.  ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Otoe Bow on July 14, 2008, 07:37:27 am
Another great post Pappy.  Every time I look at your pictures, I see and learn something new.  What kind of contraption is that the fellow (can't tell who it is with their head down) using to grind feather shafts?  Is it something you guys came up with or is it "store bought"?

Mike
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pat B on July 14, 2008, 07:40:59 am
Looks like another fun weekend, Pappy. I doubt there are any that are not!
  You keep showing the same pic of Greg. Don't you have any newer ones of him?  ;D      Pat
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Hillbilly on July 14, 2008, 08:19:22 am
Yeah, I'm starting to get Deja vu with the Greg holding a plate pics, seems vaguely familiar.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: leapingbare on July 14, 2008, 08:51:55 am
I'm here to say its new pics, GregB just gets the same goofie look on his face everytime the camera comes out and he is stuck with food in his mouth.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on July 14, 2008, 09:44:20 am
Yep different pictures,it just what he dose most of the time and I don't want him to feel left out. ;D
The thing Jesse is using is and old meat slicer.it works great splitting the feather down the middle,
a lot less run off than splitting them with a razor knife and I don't like to peal them,makes them
flimsy and harder [at least for me] to fletch. Ryan it was kind of bright so I went back over it with
a darker Osage look,looks better ,just didn't get a picture of it after I put the other stain on it.
I hope to be finished in a week or so.Ya it is always a good time down there,good for stress relief. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on July 14, 2008, 10:56:54 am
Mike, that guy is Leapingbare...he's using an arrow splitter that splits the quill. It's purchased, but I'm not sure from where.

Pat, no these were new pic's from Saturday evening...Pappy had been leaving me alone for a while and picking on Leapingbare instead, since he wasn't around Saturday he decided to pick on me again.

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m here to say its new pics, GregB just gets the same goofie look on his face everytime the camera comes out and he is stuck with food in his mouth.
Thanks Jesse, I resemble that remark! :)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on July 14, 2008, 01:52:38 pm
Any of you guys ever try peeling the veins off the quils? I tend to do that sinc it leaves the quils behind and just a layer that the quils are attached to. No grinding or trimming of the feathers is needed and they glue or tie on real easy!
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Post by: cowboy on July 14, 2008, 05:48:50 pm
Another good round of pic's! Fun, fun, fun, and work, work, eat, eat, eat, eat ;D. I may have to make that six hour drive ;).
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Post by: RG on July 14, 2008, 08:12:14 pm
Got a one day shoot this weekend Cowboy come on up

Ron
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Post by: Pappy on July 15, 2008, 02:46:53 am
Tiller I have done that ,but don't really like it,it makes them harder to fletch for me because they are so flimsy,some people like it but not me.They are to easy to split and grind.And also I don't
mess up as many spliting them. Cowboy anytime you know you are welcome. ;) :)
   Pappy
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Post by: cowboy on July 15, 2008, 04:00:53 am
Thanks fellers - I'll be back at least once a year. It would be more often if ya'll didn't have so many hills out there, you'd have a need for a water tower in the area eventually ;D.
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Post by: BearG on July 15, 2008, 11:05:17 am
come on Friday >:D
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Post by: Pappy on July 16, 2008, 02:57:19 am
See ya soon. :)
   Pappy
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Post by: BearG on July 16, 2008, 12:46:29 pm
One more frikin day ;D
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Post by: Pappy on July 17, 2008, 02:48:18 am
Got everything finished yesterday,Bear your camper is set  and ready also.Can't wait. :)
    Pappy
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Post by: BearG on July 17, 2008, 09:18:58 am
Got everything finished yesterday,Bear your camper is set  and ready also.Can't wait. :)
    Pappy
me either going to try to get a ealy start tomarrow.  hope to get there around 11- 12 my time.  as long as we dont have to stop, you know how it is to travel with a woman
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Post by: Pappy on July 18, 2008, 03:32:59 am
Friday again,Headed to the cabin as soon as I get out of here.We have a shoot this weekend
and I have been down at the cabin all week just finishing up the little things,Got it looking
like a park.I did manage to get some sealer on my IW and plan on a handle rap today
and it should be done.CastIron laid out a deer shoulder last night so we got a big meal planed for
tonight.Got a lot of good friends coming in so it should be a blast.I will have details of the
shoot and pictures Monday.Hope yall have a good one.Life is good. :)
   Pappy
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Post by: D. Tiller on July 20, 2008, 10:52:58 pm
Life is FANTABULASTIC! I survived another year!!!  :o :D ;D
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Post by: Pappy on July 21, 2008, 03:14:34 am
Had a great weekend and a good shoot.I really got a lot done as did Greg and King Ron.It ant as busy as the Classic so we got a little time in the shop.Greg got some Cain finished and I even got time to seal my IW bow and 3 Cain arrows finished also.Ron got his Osage finished ,all but a little tip thinning we talked him into.We had 108 shooter so that ant bad for a 1 day shoot.You know we ate good also.Here are a few pictures.Enjoy. Brother Bear nd his better half in the first few pictures
they came in from Ohio.
   Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on July 21, 2008, 03:16:16 am
A little shooting on the course and of course  FOOD. ;D
    pAPPY

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Post by: Pappy on July 21, 2008, 03:19:15 am
Moore food and a little work in the shop.Ron finishing his bow and his son Chris starting a Hickory bow.GregB working on some cain arrows. :)
   Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on July 21, 2008, 03:21:41 am
GregB 's arrows finished.A little bow work and Miss Joanie and bears wife Dawn.
   Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on July 21, 2008, 03:24:24 am
Also Bear grinding on some feathers. More food and some of the kids,we have a bunch of them.
Our future.
   Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on July 21, 2008, 03:29:35 am
Joanie B is the official bow writer in our club,None of the rest of us can wright, ;D ;)
More kids,Doug's Grandson with his first place,and a new piece of Osage I gave him,his next bow.
And my 3 arrows finished,I may have a dozen by hunting season  ??? Man they are a lot of work.
   Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on July 21, 2008, 03:36:01 am
Bear came with an agenda and almost got it all done,He got about 50 feathers done,he got the nocks fixed on his Hackberry bow,also got a rough piece of Osage that someone,I think Cowboy gave him at the Classic worked into what I think will make a bow,he said Dana didn't even want it so
you know it was bad. ;) ;D ;D Also my IW stained and a couple of coats of sealer on it.It should
be done in a week or 2. Life is good.
   Pappy

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Post by: leapingbare on July 21, 2008, 09:21:15 am
Looks like a good time, wish i could have been in to places at once.
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Post by: D. Tiller on July 21, 2008, 12:23:01 pm
Wish I could have been there too!
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Post by: Stonedog on July 21, 2008, 01:35:18 pm
Why as I always hungry after looking at this post...... ::)
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Post by: BearG on July 21, 2008, 01:47:51 pm
Life was good no make that great.  I'd like to first thanks Pappy, King Ron, Greg, Grant, Chris(rons son) for making our trip so much fun and for all the hospitality.  I did have an agenda that I needed alot of help with.  >:D  Pappy and Greg did alot to make it all happen.  started with spiltind and grinding a bunch of turkey feathers.  Then Pappy fixed knox on my 06 osage.  And with help from Greg and Pappy we debarked and chased a groth ring on a piece of Osage, Cowboy gave me at the Classic.(Dana you remember the piece you didn"t want? O:))  After chacing that ring for a few hours.  Mark informed me that it really needed to go down at least another. >:(  But never fear Super Pappy stepped up and did it for me and laid it out and got it cut out. In about 1 1/2 hours.
Thank God for good friends.  Ron and Chris let Dawn and myself stay in there fifthwheel ( gotta love A/C ) And Grant as always feed us like Kings. Here a few pics.  And thanks again ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: BearG on July 21, 2008, 01:53:27 pm
Ok pics will have to wait until I can figure out how to post them Even sending one the files to large any ideas?
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Post by: Brother Dan on July 21, 2008, 02:09:16 pm
Dang Bear, you must of had an agenda, all work and no play, or should I say "no can in ya hand, man!"  Looks like you had great weather too,   HOT & SUNNY    Hope I get half as much done when I go down next month. Hey Pappy alright if I ask Brother Tom to come down with me, since he's retired too, he ain't doing nothin. I think he has to work on that bow that he was working on at the Classic.
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Post by: BearG on July 21, 2008, 02:34:24 pm
Dang Bear, you must of had an agenda, all work and no play, or should I say "no can in ya hand, man!"  Looks like you had great weather too,   HOT & SUNNY    Hope I get half as much done when I go down next month. Hey Pappy alright if I ask Brother Tom to come down with me, since he's retired too, he ain't doing nothin. I think he has to work on that bow that he was working on at the Classic.
Trust me the can was at hand or at least at hand reach.  We had a lot of fun.  that kind of work is fun.  just can get on you nerves some times >:D
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Post by: BearG on July 21, 2008, 03:15:02 pm
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Post by: BearG on July 21, 2008, 03:16:28 pm
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Post by: BearG on July 21, 2008, 03:18:42 pm
well thats not right.  I guess it will have to do.  Mark I couldnt find that tape we talked about.  Maybe Dan has one
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Post by: Pappy on July 22, 2008, 02:45:52 am
Great pictures,glad yall had a good time,I know I did. :)
   Pappy
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Post by: cowboy on July 22, 2008, 08:13:55 am
Great time's had by all looks like again :). Them cane arra's look good guys, reminds me I've got some to get built for a certain princess we all know ::), it never ends ;D. Bear, I hope that peice of bodark works out for ya - looks like it's coming right along.
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Post by: The Singing Bowyer on July 22, 2008, 11:10:40 am
The Bear gettin' PRIMITIVE... I love it! Before you know it, that old Black Widow will be collecting dust... ;)

I have to agree with Brother Dan, I have never seen that many pics of Bear in a row without a can in hand. He must have had an agenda! ;D
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Post by: BearG on July 22, 2008, 12:35:16 pm
Great time's had by all looks like again :). Them cane arra's look good guys, reminds me I've got some to get built for a certain princess we all know ::), it never ends ;D. Bear, I hope that peice of bodark works out for ya - looks like it's coming right along.
I got Pappy to thank for that! 
and thanks again for the wood ;D
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Post by: BearG on July 22, 2008, 12:36:28 pm
The Bear gettin' PRIMITIVE... I love it! Before you know it, that old Black Widow will be collecting dust... ;)

I have to agree with Brother Dan, I have never seen that many pics of Bear in a row without a can in hand. He must have had an agenda! ;D
Dont believe I could ever set down the widow alltogeether
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Post by: John K on July 22, 2008, 02:59:00 pm
Looks like another great weekend for you southern boys.....Pappy how do you like working with that IW  ???
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Post by: Pappy on July 23, 2008, 03:11:59 am
I like it a lot John,it may not be as good as Osage but pretty close in my opinion. I have it
almost done finely,it will get the last coat of sealer tonight ,then just a few touch ups and it will be ready for the woods. Yes it was a big time,Chad I kept Bear focused all weekend ,even got him to shoot the course with his selfbow. ;) and he done good. :) One thing that helped him was his beautiful wife was keeping an eye on him also. ;D
   Pappy
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Post by: GregB on July 23, 2008, 05:56:59 am
Yeah, I can't remember Bear ever going at it as hard as he did last weekend. I think he really learned a lot about chasing a grain...was doing a fine job of it.

My brother came down and spent some time shooting, and we both enjoyed our conversation with Bear's wife while watching Bear work! ;)
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Post by: The Singing Bowyer on July 23, 2008, 08:30:05 am
Yeah, my wife tends to keep me on task, too....  She went with me to a shoot a few weeks ago for the first time, and after seeing how much the laminated bows cost( :o), she has been much more understanding about me scraping out bows in the backyard... ;D
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Post by: John K on July 23, 2008, 09:06:54 am
I like it a lot John,it may not be as good as Osage but pretty close in my opinion.

Thanks Pappy ! I have a couple pieces drying and was just wondering how tuff this stuff is, i guess they don't call it Iron Wood for nothing  ::)
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Post by: BearG on July 23, 2008, 10:16:41 am
Yeah, I can't remember Bear ever going at it as hard as he did last weekend. I think he really learned a lot about chasing a grain...was doing a fine job of it.

My brother came down and spent some time shooting, and we both enjoyed our conversation with Bear's wife while watching Bear work! ;)
Greg thanks aigain for all your help.  Dawn really enjoyed herself.  All that scraping sure did cut into the drinking.  But I sure did enjoy learning more about it.  Kinda wish I'd finished chasing the next ring,  but hand and mind where done. :-\
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Post by: BearG on July 23, 2008, 10:20:08 am
I like it a lot John,it may not be as good as Osage but pretty close in my opinion. I have it
almost done finely,it will get the last coat of sealer tonight ,then just a few touch ups and it will be ready for the woods. Yes it was a big time,Chad I kept Bear focused all weekend ,even got him to shoot the course with his selfbow. ;) and he done good. :) One thing that helped him was his beautiful wife was keeping an eye on him also. ;D
   Pappy
Pappy,  your help on the range was great,  I'm going to shot that bow alot before hunting season.  And hopefully stop torquing the string.
maybe I'll hunt some with it. 
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Post by: Pappy on July 25, 2008, 03:02:37 am
Friday again, Headed to the cabin as soon as I get off,Ant got much planed,I do need to do some bushhogging and plan on checking some stands,I think most of my buds are going to be out of
pocket this weekend so it will be peaceful.I plan on putting the final touches on my IW bow and work on some Cain tonight.Got a family reunion Sat. evening so it will be a short day Sat.Might
have to eat soup tonight. ;) ;D Hope yall have a good one.See ya Monday.Life is good.I did put
a short Persimmon limb bow on the form last night so I should have it braced this weekend.Hope it turns out,looks pretty good right now.I'll have some pictures of the progress Monday. :)
   Pappy
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Post by: Theo 3 on July 25, 2008, 07:05:43 am
Hi Pappy, Greg B and all, Hope you are having a great summer! I have been keeping the nose to the grindstone so apologize for not responding more often. I do read the posts and see the awesome photos: wish I could be there for a little help on my hickory bow... she's bending pretty good by the handle so now I'm working my way up towards the tips, which I plan on leaving stiff? We just got the range set about 3 wks. ago so haven't shot much. There is still snow in the trees @ 10,000 ft. (Kinda handy for keeping cold beverages). Had more targets(buck pronghorn & turkey) hit by the mountain lion. This is the third time in three years. The local bear got our "standing bear" also. Crazy! Makes you a little nervous out shooting the course by yourself. I will try to quit being ignorant & post some photos. Hard to believe bow season is a month away!! Has your son settled himself @ school yet? You know he is welcome here any time. My first born will be 16 on opening eve of bow season, I was hoping the 29th would hit on opening day, which is when he was born, so he could shoot his elk on his B-day! I think this is his his year...I know you can relate to how fast they grow up... Does Joanie even do your signature on the bows? I thought it was so special on the bow you gave me I took a picture of it before the penciled "Pappy" wore off... if I ever get it done, I hope you can sign it for me. Take care of yourselves.  Life is good!   Teddy
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Post by: Pappy on July 25, 2008, 08:16:36 am
Teddy ,yes she dose most of mine,but I think I did the one you got.Send some pictures I would love to see them.Beau will be out there the 13 th of August and he has your # so if he calls I
appreciate you looking out for him,He is in Alaska right now for a 3 week road trip,him and 2 buddies drove ,they said it would be 16,000 miles round trip.He got married the 5th of July so he will be bringing he beautiful wife Christina with him out west,going to miss him but life moves on.Wished
yall could make it in for the shoot next year but for sure plan a few day to Turkey hunt when you are here.My farm is full of them and yall are welcome to come and camp and kill all you want or can. :) Hope to see ya in the spring.
      Pappy
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Post by: Pappy on July 28, 2008, 03:01:49 am
Had a great ,but short weekend at the cabin.I had a family reunion Sat. evening so I left early.Got
a lot done tho.Greg , jesse and Big A came down Sat along with a few friends so we had a big time.
I got My IW bow finished and will have so pictures in a week or so.I am leaving Wend. morning for ELMHall MI. for a shoot so this will be a short week,still got to pack.I also finished 8 Cain arrows.Got
field tips on some and trade points on the others,they should make meat in a month or 2.Made a new string for my IW and plan on giving it a work out at the Elm Hall shoot.Not much cooking but I ate well at the reunion,yall know how them or. ;) ;D I also laid out and reflexed a 44 inch Persimmon limb bow.It is about ready to brace .It should be cool if I ever get around to finishing it.Still got to bushhog.When my buddies showed up the farm work stops,I got to get over that. ;) :)Here are some pictures of the weekend. Life is Good. :)
   Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on July 28, 2008, 03:05:06 am
A couple of pictures of BigA's new Osage and his boy doing a little shooting,we like to start them young. :) Greg's Cain stash and me working on a new string and cutting some self nocks and mounting trade points on my new Cain. :)
   Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on July 28, 2008, 03:10:39 am
My arrows,Jesse working on his IW,as you can see he has been busy napping,so he was behind on his bow building.Then I get home and deer in the back yard,I'm at the farm where all the deer are supposed to be and the deer are right in my back yard,I thought about a stand right off the top of the slide,  ??? Blue camo wonder how that would look. ;) ;D Yes Life is good. I 'll have some picture next week for the north.Hope yall have a good week.
   Pappy

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Post by: GregB on July 28, 2008, 05:22:48 am
I had a big gobbler in my back yard yesterday eating what few grapes are beginning to get ripe.
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Post by: BearG on July 28, 2008, 06:36:53 am
well you already have a ladder stand in place.  and enough water to clean up the blood.  but Miss Jonie would kill ya if you got the pool to bloody >:D
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Post by: cowboy on July 28, 2008, 06:44:18 am
Looks like enough cane to keep ya out of trouble for awhile there Greg ;D. Arra's look good Pappy! them aught to bring home the backstrap. I'm a caged animal at work here, inside a fence in the city - no woods to exploit, just asphalt and concrete yuck :-X! Can't wait to get back to the shop..
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Post by: DanaM on July 28, 2008, 09:28:29 am
Sure wish I could make it down to Elmhall Pappy but my big brother is coming home oh well maybe next year eh.
Hope ya have a big time :)
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Post by: GregB on July 28, 2008, 12:09:33 pm
Cowboy, just keep pacing the fence...you'll find an opening sooner or later! ;)
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Post by: Pappy on July 29, 2008, 03:47:22 am
Ya Bear I don't think Miss Joanie would like that.She loves her pool, Dana wished you could make it to,I would love to see you and old Bo.Greg got a new camera so maybe he can post some from down there this weekend,I will be up North but I am sure life will be good up there also.Got
all my stuff together last night and plan to pack tonight then pull out from Nashville in the
morning as soon as I can get away.Hope to be there by 5 or 6 Wend. evening.Long trip
by myself,O well can't think of anyone I would rather spend time with. ;) ;D ;D ;D ;D
   Pappy
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Post by: D. Tiller on July 29, 2008, 05:30:27 pm
That all looks like so much fun Pappy! Have never seen so much cane and its so straight. Puts my rose shoots to shame and so much less work to boot getting them straight.

Greg, finaly got the rawhide on the back of the Osage Reflex/deflex the other night. It's drying now and I hope to get it all trimmed up soon and the snake skins on it. Any suggestions on putting the snakeskins on top of the rawhide?

David T
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Post by: Pat B on July 29, 2008, 08:20:25 pm
Pappy, I want to know more about your little persimmon bow when you get back. If you take it with you, take some pics of your progress.  ;)  Pat   
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Post by: Pappy on July 30, 2008, 04:45:08 am
Will do Pat,I cut it a couple of years ago,it was just big enough around to hold nicely,I laid out the handle section and cut it down the middle with a bandsaw flaring out at the handle on both limbs.
then put it up.It dried and took so reflex on both limbs.I just put it on the form and evened it out and flipped the tips.I have it floor tillered now and plan on working on it when I get back.I have been
thinking about sinew backing it but ant sure yet.It is only 44 inches N-N So if I don't sinew it I will
only go out to about 20-22 draw.It ant a bendy handle.I have made some out of Persimmon before
and it is pretty tough wood so I think it will take that.I am out of here in an Hour or so and will see
yall Tuesday.Have a great week. :)
   Pappy
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Post by: GregB on July 30, 2008, 05:38:10 am
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Greg, finaly got the rawhide on the back of the Osage Reflex/deflex the other night. It's drying now and I hope to get it all trimmed up soon and the snake skins on it. Any suggestions on putting the snakeskins on top of the rawhide?

David, I'd soak the skin's for 5-10 minutes and put either TBII or TBIII on one limb (then place on the skin), then glue the other limb and place on the last skin. We usually start at the handle and work our way to the tips. Use your thumbs to stretch the skins working from center to the edges and also down the skin. Try to remove any air pockets, and closely examine the skin when you're finished to check again for air/glue pockets. I would not wrap the skin with anything since you're placing it over rawhide, or the wet skin and then wrapping can leave impressions in the skin...learned that the hard way.

Good luck!
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Post by: D. Tiller on July 30, 2008, 02:33:30 pm
Thanks Greg! How long should I let the snake skins dry before shooting the bow?
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Post by: Pat B on July 30, 2008, 03:00:49 pm
David, I skinned an osage bow a few years ago. A few days later I took it out to shoot and the 55# bow was pulling about 45# and felt like a noodle. I let it sit another 2 weeks and it was back to 55#.
   If you are going to use TBIII glue to put the skins down, size the back first with it the day before you add the skins. That glue will cure without adding any moisture and will prevent any other moisture from getting into the wood when you skin it. It should be fine to shoot in a day or so.  ;)    Pat
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Post by: D. Tiller on July 30, 2008, 03:32:49 pm
Thanks Pat!
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Post by: D. Tiller on July 30, 2008, 03:33:37 pm
PS: Should I stain the rawhide dark so the skins will show up better? If so how do I do that?
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Post by: Pat B on July 30, 2008, 03:54:36 pm
I never do that. I guess you use leather dye or Rit mixed with alcohol.     Pat
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Post by: D. Tiller on July 30, 2008, 07:44:15 pm
I've heard some people use magic markers to color the back before putting on the snakeskin. can I do the same with rawhide and put the skin over top of that?
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Post by: GregB on July 31, 2008, 05:17:27 am
David, Pappy and I have both used magic markers and they work fine.

If you put the glue on just prior to the skins, I would give the bow a couple of weeks before I started sealing it.
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Post by: D. Tiller on July 31, 2008, 03:54:57 pm
I'll try that then. Should come out nice. The Rawhide is almost dry and ready to go.

How is Lucy doing Pat. Hope she is looking better and feeling better.
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Post by: Pat B on July 31, 2008, 09:15:04 pm
She's back to her old self.  Check out the thread about her.     Pat
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Post by: GregB on August 04, 2008, 06:20:42 pm
Here's a few pictures from the last couple of weekends...BigA & Curtis, Leapingbare and his latest fine flint creations, grilled trout compliments of Leapingbare, shooting some cane arrows, and working on tips for King Ron's son. :)


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Post by: GregB on August 04, 2008, 06:22:00 pm
Couple more...

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Post by: D. Tiller on August 04, 2008, 06:57:24 pm
So thats how you make those tips!!!!
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Post by: cowboy on August 04, 2008, 08:10:30 pm
Cool, purple heart overlays :). Greg, do you always file in your nocks before adding the overlays? Just curious - I've done all mine the opposite..
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Post by: Pappy on August 05, 2008, 04:25:33 am
Looks like Greg took up my slack,I got back yesterday and had a great trip with good friends,even if they are yanks, ;) ;D I got up to Bob's  Wend.mid after noon so for once had some time to relax
and shoot a little at Bob's before we headed up to ElmHall for the shoot.I helped bob get some arrows shooting out of his Osage bow I gave him so he was a hard act to follow,he shoot
everything well and the selfbow was no different.Here are a few pictures of the trip and the shoot.
We lost a good friend Tuesday ,just before I got there so we took his Gradson with us,he always came with his Granddad,Little Bob we called him.Tony and I have always hit it off so he followed me around all weekend,almost like having Beau with me again,I loved it.I think we showed him a good time and got his mind off the lose for at least a while.  :) Life is good. The first was coming into MI. ,Bob's place and headed up to ELMhall.Also helping Bob with his bow,sweet bend if I don't say so myself. :) ;)
    Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on August 05, 2008, 04:29:21 am
Of course my fire,A few shots from camp and a little tavern we go to to eat the first day.  :)
 and Tony.
   Pappy

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Post by: DanaM on August 05, 2008, 04:32:08 am
Looks like fun Pappy, I hope ya wore the Yooper hat I gave ya, make them guys wonder I bet ;D
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Post by: Pappy on August 05, 2008, 04:32:48 am
A few more of the little town,By the way this is the smallest Post office in the US.
and some of the cool shots they had. :)
   Pappy

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Post by: Pappy on August 05, 2008, 04:36:48 am
It was a blast Dana. Some friend I meet up there every year,and of course some good food.
Some picking and grinning around the fire.The older fellow in the picture is 84 and still making bows,mostly Walnut,Hope I can do that at 84. :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on August 05, 2008, 04:40:22 am
Picking Sat. night.,Gary Davis always meets me there,we had a great time,and some more selfbow guys. :) There were a lot more there than usually.  :)

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on August 05, 2008, 04:47:09 am
The wild game supper Sat. night,man was it good.Reminded me of home,Rocky and his wife,the host of the event. :) Then when I get home Jesse's wife had made me a great bow case[that I just love] and a pair of socks.man that girl is not only sweet she has talent also Jesse is a lucky guy and
me also for having friends like that. :)That's it for this week.Hope yall had a good one also. :)
Life is good,seems no matter where I am.  :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on August 05, 2008, 05:30:37 am
Looks like non-stop fun to me! I see yall took time to eat...did you ever get any sleep time? ;D

Cowboy, I guess we typically put the tips on after the bow is tillered. There is the possibility that something could happen to the bow during tillering, and we have on rare occasion cut a tip off to get a limb in balance...so waiting to the last could save some labor if problems arise. I can't really think of a negative to waiting...

This wasn't my bow, it was King Ron's son's bow (can't remember his name, senior moment...). Often get requests even after a bow has been made and shooting a while to add tips on. ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: The Singing Bowyer on August 05, 2008, 07:59:53 am
Pappy,

Looks like you had a big time up north! That tavern reminds me of some of the old places I use to play in back in WV... But, our Post Office was a little bigger... :)

Looks like they had some neat shots set up. I like the pic of Gary "Master of The Barebow" Davis in mid-shot, too...

Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on August 05, 2008, 08:40:33 am
Ya I had a great time,it's fun to have Gary there not working and just spend some time shooting ,bows and bull.The first shot had a mannequin up a tree and had PETA on the back of his shirt and also said save the bears,it was funny. ;) ;D ;D It had one of his boots half way up the tree
below him.We all had to take a shot at him. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: sonny on August 05, 2008, 09:34:30 am
how was the weather Pappy ??
...cooler than home I bet.. 
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on August 06, 2008, 02:42:57 am
The weather was nice,it had been hot but cooled off in the 80'S for the weekend.
Ya Joanie said in was near 100 here. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on August 06, 2008, 02:20:06 pm
75 here yesterday in the 90's today!
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on August 07, 2008, 02:49:39 am
I could go for some 75's or maybe even some 45's ,It rained a lot here last night and is supposed
to be back down in the 80"s.I can live with that. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Brother Dan on August 07, 2008, 03:10:03 am
Pappy, looked like a great time, maybe I'll try to make it next year, You can swing by Ciny and pick me up. Do you go up 75 north or do you go up through Indy then cut over. Hope to see you in two weeks, Thursday the 21st, you know I'm going to need alot of help, so be patient.  Brother Dan
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on August 07, 2008, 04:35:12 am
I go up 65 to Indy,then catch 69 to Ft.Wayne up to 94 and cut across to Bob's .Then I think we
take 127 up to the shoot.See ya in a couple of weeks.I will have to leave early Sunday morning
the 24th is my 35 wedding anv. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cowboy on August 07, 2008, 08:13:46 am
Hey, I remember them guys ;D. Looks like good times once again - like that PETA guy up the tree, thought he was real. I would have taken the shot too ;).
 Thanks Greg - that makes sense. Guess you can tweak wooden bows however, whenever ya want - just another plus :).
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: BearG on August 07, 2008, 02:00:13 pm
Pappy, looked like a great time, maybe I'll try to make it next year, You can swing by Ciny and pick me up. Do you go up 75 north or do you go up through Indy then cut over. Hope to see you in two weeks, Thursday the 21st, you know I'm going to need alot of help, so be patient.  Brother Dan
DAN I'm sure Pappy will be patient with you.  He was with me ::)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on August 08, 2008, 02:41:50 am
Just keeping Dan off the belt sander will be a challenge.  ;D ;D Well it is Friday again
and I will be back at the Cabin this weekend,seems like it has been a while.I don't
have any big plans but I am sure I will come up with something.I need to shoot my hunting bows and get my arrows all worked out.I also plan on working on my little Persimmon bow. I also
plan on bushhogging,I plan that every weekend and never seem to get around to it but
now it is getting down to push and shove so I need to get it done.It will be time to hunt
soon and then I know I won't do it. Hope yall have a good on also.Life is good.
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on August 08, 2008, 02:55:54 pm
Pappy, whats bushhogging?
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: El Destructo on August 08, 2008, 03:03:52 pm
Pappy, whats bushhogging?

Boy Tiller....you do lead a Sheltered Life up there..... with all of Your Fragrances.....don't you........LMAO!!!! ;D ;D >:D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on August 08, 2008, 03:08:58 pm
David, so you won't have to wait in suspense until Monday for Pappy to reply..."Bushhogging" is mowing your fields with a large deck-type mower tied to the hydraulics of a tractor and powered by the tractors PTO (power take off)...has a swivel wheel at the back end of the deck.  ;)

Thought I'd post the bow-tips I've shaped for King Ron's son, Chris. Chris made the bow and wanted me to shape some tips for it. I used purple heart for the first time...

Chris is going to finish sanding and seal the bow... :)


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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: El Destructo on August 08, 2008, 03:14:54 pm
Awesome tips there Greg.....but you should have let David wait.....and stew for a while!!!!!!
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on August 08, 2008, 03:23:54 pm
Thanks "Long haired, crippled, hippy biker" ;D.

Can't fault David for not knowing all this southern livin' we take for granted...the boy lives on an island after all! ;D  At least he's asking questions and shares our love for makin' bows and stuff...I think there's hope for him. ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on August 08, 2008, 03:53:19 pm
At least I smell good and I'se surrounded by prety women!!!  ;D  Thanks for the info Greg!

Heck, guys arround here we call that a goat! Costs a lot less to fead it too! When it breaks down it makes a great Bar-B-Que to boot!  ;D

Michael you made some knives from those points I sent ya? If not hurry it up!  ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: El Destructo on August 08, 2008, 04:16:37 pm
Not yet David....just got back from a 2 week vacation..and I have all kinds of stuff thats been waiting for me to get back!!  They use Goats here too.....but they cant and wont eat half of what grows ....too dang prickly for their palate!! So ya got ta break out the Brushhog .....in fact I am heading to the Deer Lease tomorrow to move my Buddies RV in ....and brushhog all of our shooting lanes in......and Greg..........any time....when I see something I like I comment on it..and them Tips are way cool!!

David.....maybe next year when you go to the Classic.....Pappy will show you what a Brushhog is all about....then you can hit the Showers!!!!! Had ta throw that at ya!!!
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: BearG on August 08, 2008, 06:42:04 pm
Greg you sure can pretty up a bow. ;D
Man those look great
And this nothern boy even knows what a pto, tractor, and even a bushhog is 8)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cowboy on August 08, 2008, 08:01:34 pm
Greg, man those tips did turn out purty - gonna have to try and shape some like that in the future. Oh, and nice background too ;D.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on August 08, 2008, 08:59:36 pm
Thanks yall! Cowboy, I can't think of a better background to display against...thanks again for supplying it! ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pat B on August 08, 2008, 09:37:03 pm
I agree, Greg the tips are beautiful...and the arrowhead give good perspective and makes for a good background.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Justin Snyder on August 08, 2008, 10:14:09 pm
Greg, you been taking an art and photography class at the local college?  You did a great job with the set up and photos.  Justin
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on August 09, 2008, 08:18:00 am
Thanks Pat and Justin...nothing that I hadn't seen here multiple times before. I'm just a student of a lot of great teachers here on PA. ;)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on August 10, 2008, 08:22:36 am
Got some pic's for yall from the club Saturday. Hanna's pup "Hank" is reunited with momma, some great cookin' from Grant "CastIron" of a dish he called Mexican Lazagna...it was good. Finally, proof that I'm not the only one that eats down at the club regardless of what Pappy has tried to lead yall to believe! ;D Poor Sadie waiting in vain for Pappy to share... ;)

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on August 10, 2008, 01:21:34 pm
Sadie has that stare down, don't she? Dog gave me the heebie jeebies everytime I tried to put a bite in my mouth!
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on August 11, 2008, 04:04:05 am
Ha d a great weekend,got more done than I had planed,Got to see Hank,one of Hannah's
pups,man that thing is growing.I also got some pictures of my IW bow and broke my little Persimmon bow,the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. ;) ;D. I also got my Cain arrows shooting good,They were all over spined and I found by scrapping the walls a little in the middle
2/3rd of the shaft I could bring the spine down and get the all about the same.I guess if it was really thin wall you might not be able to do that but with mine it worked great.I also built 4 shoot arrows out of Sour wood I have had for 2 or 3 years,I liked working with the better than Cain.
They were easy to straighten and with a small hand plane they were easy to adjust the spine.I
mounted trade points on 3 and a 160 ACE on the other and they shoot great.We also eat good as usually.Sunday Beau and Christina came over for supper and to say goodbye.They are leaving for
Wyoming Tuesday so it was a happy and also sad time.Here are some pictures. The first few pictures was of and old wine rack,I mounted it on the cealing of the archery shop to hold a lot of my bows.
It worke great.Also my first shoot arrow.Life is good.  :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on August 11, 2008, 04:06:54 am
Chris got his new Hickory bow finished,very nice bow.Scott and Hank and a little snack,man has to eat. ;)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on August 11, 2008, 04:11:33 am
Greg making a little cordage out of Dogbane,me doing a little feather grinding and working on some shoot shafts and Scott and Allison working on some bows,Scott is a Hickory,so Allison wanted to make one,I gave a big piece of Cain,I will show you later what she did with it.Sweet little girl.
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on August 11, 2008, 04:15:23 am
Some more of the bow work,Hank is just like Hannah he like to lay right under the work bench and get the shavings all over him.Allison got the bow string ,she had it sanded slick.Done a good job.
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on August 11, 2008, 04:20:05 am
Shooting her new bow,A little arrow straighting and cutting some tip on Chris's arrows and start
tillering my Persimmon,didn't take long and it was Brat wood >:(.not sure what happened,the back just blew. ;D
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on August 11, 2008, 04:27:11 am
The last picture was some more of my sour wood shafts,might get them worked down this coming weekend. Case didn't make a bow he oped for a spear and a little shooting on the practice range,As usually CastIron took me to school. :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on August 11, 2008, 04:38:24 am
And supper ,don't know what it was called but man it was good,And also Mom and Dad
came over Sunday night to say there good buys to Beau and Christina.Life is good and
moving on. :) Hope yall had a good one also.
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: leapingbare on August 11, 2008, 06:29:40 am
dang pappy i hate hearing about that persimmon bow, i was looking forwed to seeing that one finished.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on August 11, 2008, 06:59:09 am
Ya must have been something I didn't see,I didn't even get it to brace before it blew.
O well it ant the first and I am pretty sure it won't be the last. :) Ha jesse are you going to be
in town for the deer classic,the target part is the 13 of Sept.and then opening weekend
for the hunting,Me and Grant are still looking for a partner.Let me know and get to
practicing. ;) :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Brother Dan on August 11, 2008, 09:57:41 pm
Hey Pappy, Brother Tom wants to know if he can tag along when I came down next week,he has that bow that he started at the Classic, he would like to do more work on. Have you pick me out a good stave yet. Also, the way you guys eat, what food should I bring down, more deer summer sausage , let me know. I'll call you the day before I leave. 

Brother Dan
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on August 12, 2008, 09:07:18 am
That will be fine,and bring what ever you want,summer sausage is always good.
     Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Minuteman on August 12, 2008, 09:40:06 am
Hey thats great to see ya'll using the feather grinding jigs I made!
 I know you don't need to be reminded, but you sure are a blessed man to have a place like that to get away to. :)
 
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Ranger B on August 12, 2008, 09:50:05 am
Life's good down here in hot, humid Louisana.  Had a few minutes to get on the net so I thought I'd drop a line to check in.  Getting the boys ready for the deployment so it's busy.  I've seen some deer and some huge hogs down here.  Unfortunatly, I don't have my bow so no rosted hog this trip.  Hope everyone is doing well.  Here are a few pics from the sweaty part of the earth.
Ranger B

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on August 13, 2008, 03:14:05 am
Glad to see ya doing good Jimmy,hope to get to see ya soon.Are you in town this weekend ?
If so we have a club shoot about 8:30 so come on out and shoot with us. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on August 15, 2008, 02:59:04 am
Friday again and have big plans for the weekend,We have a meeting to get ready for the
up coming Deer Classic and also a club shoot after the meeting so I will be busy Sat.I also plan
on putting in some food plots so I am going to disc them up this evening,going to try and get them in before the rain they call for the first of the week.I have my hunting bows and arrows ready just need to test them one more time then get um sharp.King Ron is coming down this evening so we should have some good food and fun around the camp fire.Hope yall have a good one and I will have some pictures Monday.Life is good. ;) :)
   Pappy
   
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on August 15, 2008, 04:45:02 am
By the way I forgot any of you guys [close] Jesse,Jimmy and any one else that don't have
anything going on in the morning,come on down to the club for a fun Club shoot,we usually
throw 5 bucks in a pot and split it between the top 2 or 3 scores,it mostly just a fun time for all the guys,gals,kids to get togeather and do a little pre season shooting arrows and bull.It
will be right after the meeting,probably around 8:30 or 9:00. I know that is early for you Jesse
but get on up and have a little fun. ;) ;D ;D
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on August 17, 2008, 05:38:19 pm
Here's a couple of pictures from the club Saturday...getting ready for our meeting/club shoot, and Anthony helping Doug with a bow for Doug's grandson.

Also Sunday morning was cool and I couldn't help but sit in a stand behind my house armed with my camera...turkey anyone?

The shoot was a lot of fun by the way... ;)


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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on August 18, 2008, 03:14:58 am
Thanks Greg,ya we had a great time and I got alot done,We got 2 Hickory bows finished tillering
from 2 new selfbow guys,Dan and Chris.These were there first and done a fine job.Also got my
food plots in and some bushhogging done.I rented my Barn where I keep our wood stash and have been dreading get it moved by all my buddies came through and we got it restacked it just a short time with all the help.Thank goodness for good friends.By the way Greg won the club shoot.Here
are some pictures. :) O ya we ate good also. ;) ;D Mrs Joanie and Betty took it on there self to clean the Cabin,she said it way nasty  ;) ;D They worked all day Friday cleaning and I tell you it looks good.She gave me some new rules,when we leave on Sunday,CLEAN IT UP. :) ;D
  Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on August 18, 2008, 03:33:07 am
A little shooting on the range,headed to the barn to move some wood around and Dan
putting the final touches on the tiller and the first shot from it.Chris,Dan and King Ron fixing to do a little shooting demo. ;) ;D
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on August 18, 2008, 03:37:32 am
Me making a grip for Chris's new bow,Supper and a little relaxing after a good day,Big A and his
beautiful wife Beverley and another one of Hannah girls Annie,she is up to 37 lbs. and as sweet as she can be,I think they are spoiling her.  ;) ;D
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on August 18, 2008, 03:39:45 am
Bev,BigA and Annie. and Chris with his bow finished.Hope yall had a good one also .Life is good. :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on August 18, 2008, 05:23:13 am
Looks like yall got a lot accomplished Saturday after we left...Dan's bow looks good! My brother saw him at church Sunday and he was tickled with it, said he might hunt with it this fall. :)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on August 18, 2008, 06:48:09 am
Ya it turned out good,I heat treated it after he left Sat. and put it back in the dry for
a few days,then he can tweak the tiller if need be and finish it up.Bro Dan is coming down
Thursday so I will be off Friday,should have another good weekend coming up.I plan
on trying to finish up some bushhogging and check out my stands,might even put a couple
more up.I have to leave early Sunday morning it is my 35 wedding anv.so I guess I need
to do something special for Miss Joanie. ;) ;D She dose put up with a lot from me. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: leapingbare on August 18, 2008, 11:24:58 am
Pappy i'm in N.C i'll be back the week end after next.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: BearG on August 18, 2008, 12:16:40 pm
Mark and Miss Jonie Congats.  It take a special woman to put up with all you do.  And I believe she is very special.
P.S.  keep Dan and Tommy straight would ya? >:D  It can be a hard job ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on August 18, 2008, 10:01:12 pm
Now Pappy, you do know that if you were using my soap and stuff Mss Jonie would just love coming down to your cabin!  ;D ;) ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Brother Dan on August 19, 2008, 12:25:03 am
Yep, Bro Tom and me will be down Thursday afternoon,should be about when you get there, I'll call you tomorrow night at work.  Bro Dan
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on August 19, 2008, 02:43:10 am
Ya I know Tiller,just most of the time it is me and the dogs and they don't like it. ;) ;D
See yall Thursday Dan.Give me a call,I will be bushhogging the next few days,want it
to look good for yall. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on August 20, 2008, 05:22:21 am
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Ya I know Tiller,just most of the time it is me and the dogs and they don't like it.

David, just so your feelings aren't hurt, Pappy really likes your sweet smelling soap and stuff, he just sacrifices his wants for those of Saddie and Hannah...that's just the kind of guy he is!  ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: BearG on August 20, 2008, 09:06:03 am
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Ya I know Tiller,just most of the time it is me and the dogs and they don't like it.

David, just so your feelings aren't hurt, Pappy really likes your sweet smelling soap and stuff, he just sacrifices his wants for those of Saddie and Hannah...that's just the kind of guy he is!  ;D
That Mark is a very giving guy.  Would rather smell like Tinks 69 for the girls,  than smell like roses for his buddies
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on August 20, 2008, 09:20:31 am
You guys are to funny,Bear I don't want to smell to good with Bro. Dan down there
away from home for a few days. ;) ;D
      Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Ranger B on August 20, 2008, 06:16:10 pm
Pappy,
   You think my hackberry stave is ready to start on?  I am going to try and get over this Sat. morning if you plan to be around.  I'd like to lay it out and get started.  I got back last night and I've got the fever.
Jimmy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: D. Tiller on August 20, 2008, 09:31:22 pm
A couple bars coming your way Pappy! Gotta clean up after a hard day making bows. Just wash the dogs in the same soap and I guarantee they wont smell it after a while! I don't!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on August 21, 2008, 02:44:26 am
Thanks Tiller, ;)Yes Jimmy I think it is and I will be there.This is Friday for me so I will be headed down this evening.I have some friends coming down today from Ohio so it should be a fun weekend.I still have some bushhogging to do but will be around most of the time.Lots of cooking
bow work and shooting.See yall Monday ,hope you have a good one.Life is good. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on August 21, 2008, 05:57:41 am
Jimmy, hope you can stick around a while Saturday...I'm going to help set up stands Saturday morning, so it will probably be afternoon before I could make it down to the club... :)
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Ranger B on August 21, 2008, 06:40:12 am
I'm not 100% sure what the boss has planned but after being gone essentially for 2 months within 5 min. of getting home three of my four kids asked when we were going to Pappy's.   ;D ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on August 22, 2008, 06:48:52 pm
Jimmy, sounds like to me you're raising those kids up right! ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Brother Dan on August 24, 2008, 10:30:40 pm
Me and Brother Tom had a great time at the cabin. Met a few new guys. good weather, good food, shot some, got some ticks, saw what ginsing looks like in the woods,took a ride around the farm, just an all round great weekend. Oh yea, worked on a bow. Thanks Pappy 
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on August 25, 2008, 03:26:20 am
Ya we had a great time[Missed you GregB] :( Had a bunch down and got a lot done.I got a lot more of my bushhogging done in the mornings early before the guys got up. ;D We finished tillering
Tom's bow and also Isaha's Osage he has been working on for a while .Also Dan's [Not Bro.Dan'S]
the Other Dan's Hickory finished  .I made a couple of Knifes and Dan done some art
work on some deer antlers that look great.Bro. Dan also got his Osage floor tillered and straightened and reflexed and ready for tiller.All in all it was a very busy weekend.Grant also got his Hickory on the tiller stick.I think this was the most we have had down in a while.O ya Jimmy [Ranger B] got his
Hackberry stave ready to be floor tillered I think all in all we got 2 ready for tillering and 3 finished tillering and one about half done.We also had time to shoot and eat Yes Life is good.Then
Sunday I spent the day with miss Joanie it was our 35th anv.So all in all it was a great weekend.Wished yall could have been there.  :) Jesse working on some cain arrows and
supper Thursday night.  :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on August 25, 2008, 03:29:31 am
Giving Dan a little help in laying out his bow.He was very tied after getting the bark and sap wood off. ;) ;D
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on August 25, 2008, 03:33:55 am
Little more Osage work,John doing a little napping and Stacy with some of the Ginseng root he found,Man that guy can see it in the woods,I think he can smell it. :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on August 25, 2008, 03:38:08 am
A knife I put a handle on ,The blade was the one John was working on,Mounting a couple of heads on some arrows for Dan.Supper Friday night and Dan working on his Hickory.A friend of his looking on
I think he will be hooked also. :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on August 25, 2008, 03:41:47 am
Jimmy and Grant woirking on some bows as the kids watch,Little Bo Bo  is the keeper of the fire for the weekend. Also Tom's bow on the tiller stick and first brace. :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on August 25, 2008, 03:45:11 am
Jimmy getting ready for a little shooting,The Knifes I made and Isiha's Osage on the tiller board. :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on August 25, 2008, 03:49:26 am
Dan and BigA getting Dan's bow ready for the form,Isaiah and Tom's first shot from there
bows.Turned out nice.That is about it for the weekend Hope yall enjoyed.Hope yall had a good one also. Life is good. ;)  :) :)
   Pappy

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Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on August 25, 2008, 05:28:07 am
Man, yall were bowaholics for sure this weekend were'nt you? What...did I sleep through the Classic? ;D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: cowboy on August 25, 2008, 10:11:30 am
Lot's of good things goin on there Pappy! Wish I had some friends to hang out in my shop on the weekends :'(.
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on August 26, 2008, 02:44:21 am
Yes we did Greg,Cowboy it is great to have a bunch around and getting to see these guys come along.There was some very nice bows finished up this pasted weekend. :) Trouble is I want to do
it all the time,can't wait till Friday.I bushhogged yesterday and plan on finishing up today if all goes well,then I have 2 more small food plots to put out this weekend and check and reset 10 or 12
stands.Then it is time to sharpen broad heads and do some shooting.I love the Summer at the cabin but I live for this time of year. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: TOMMY TWO ARROWS on August 26, 2008, 07:33:16 pm
Thanks again Pappy for your hospitality and your guidance with my bow. I can't wait to shoot it when it's completed. Hope you an
Joanie had a good day Sunday. OOya did you tell her how goood Bro Dan's chili was? lol!! Hey the pictures look real nice too. Most of mine did ,but I need more practice. Missed you Greg B see ya next time. Thanks Isaha for the arrow,I have it on my display shelf.
Tommy Two Arrows
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on August 27, 2008, 02:39:28 am
Glad you had a good time ,I did also.See yall in Nov. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: GregB on August 27, 2008, 05:41:57 am
Sorry I didn't make it over Saturday Tommy...your bow looks like it turned out nice!
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: BearG on August 27, 2008, 08:32:18 am
Bro. Dan I dont see any adult beverages in your hands in any of these pics.  What did you have an agenda on something? >:D
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Brother Dan on August 27, 2008, 10:39:27 pm
Yes I did, I think I stayed on the agenda pretty good, the beer was at arms length at all times just not in the pictures, Pappy wouldn't get me one, so I have to stop and take a break and get me one. Going up north in the morning to Michigan, be back Monday. 

Brother Dan
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Pappy on August 28, 2008, 02:35:38 am
 ;D ;D ;D ;D He done better than I figured he would Bear. He said he knew what his calling
WASN'T ,Making selfbows. :) Now Tom it is right down his alley ,steady and slow. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: Ranger B on August 29, 2008, 06:48:12 am
Bear I pulled up Friday night and when I made the turn I caught Dan with one in his hand and a 12 pack under his arm  ;D
Despite what all the Michigan folk say about them, these Ohio fellars ain't bad company.
Ranger B
Title: Re: Life is good
Post by: El Destructo on August 29, 2008, 08:25:04 am