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Title: bowyers or wannabe bowyers in Ohio
Post by: RobbH on October 29, 2018, 01:20:24 pm
Looking to get a group of like minded folks together to make some bows, arrows and bounce ideas off of. Maybe do some shooting/hunting.
Come with whatever knowledge you have or don't have. Id love to learn what you know and willing to share what little I know.
I'm in Columbus/Grove City Ohio area and there seems to be a scarcity of bow makers around these parts.
 I can drive OR offer my shop as a place to meet... and tools to use.

Title: Re: bowyers or wannabe bowyers in Ohio
Post by: JW_Halverson on October 30, 2018, 02:04:04 pm
These informal gatherings can be great time!  Wish western South Dakota wasn't so far away.
Title: Re: bowyers or wannabe bowyers in Ohio
Post by: RobbH on October 30, 2018, 03:12:25 pm
I agree. You can get to know some great people and learn a lot from them.

And a trip from the Dakotas would be slightly insane.

Thanks for the response. I hope it encourages some other folks.
Title: Re: bowyers or wannabe bowyers in Ohio
Post by: Eric Krewson on November 19, 2018, 12:53:37 pm
I tried two bow bees early on. On the first one I had a couple of bow builders besides me and the rest newbies. The newbies would watch us work but even when offered a stave and some tools they backed off, saying "I might mess something up". I tried again with the same results.

A great bow maker and friend hosted one, he had a bunch rubberneckers but no workers, he was very disappointed as he but a lot not putting the event together.
Title: Re: bowyers or wannabe bowyers in Ohio
Post by: RobbH on November 30, 2018, 03:05:58 pm
I get it.
Seems no one is interested. Guess I'll be heading out of state for some bow making fun
Title: Re: bowyers or wannabe bowyers in Ohio
Post by: osage outlaw on November 30, 2018, 06:02:14 pm
I'm in S.E. Indiana. 
Title: Re: bowyers or wannabe bowyers in Ohio
Post by: RobbH on December 07, 2018, 12:19:48 pm
Im up for a drive after the holidays. How far are you from Columbus Ohio?
Title: Re: bowyers or wannabe bowyers in Ohio
Post by: osage outlaw on December 07, 2018, 12:57:29 pm
2.5 hours
Title: Re: bowyers or wannabe bowyers in Ohio
Post by: Knoll on December 07, 2018, 06:48:46 pm
Keep an eye on the "Shoots and Events" section. Beginning in late Jan and early Feb (sometimes sooner) things will begin to pop.
Title: Re: bowyers or wannabe bowyers in Ohio
Post by: RobbH on December 10, 2018, 01:45:32 pm
Osage outlaw... thats perfect. Let me know if you wanna meet up.

Knoll... Thanks.  I found one in MI in late Jan. Im going to. 
Title: Re: bowyers or wannabe bowyers in Ohio
Post by: osage outlaw on December 10, 2018, 03:00:07 pm
Send me a PM.  We will try to pick a day after the holidays to meet up.   Maybe we can get Danznbar to join us.
Title: Re: bowyers or wannabe bowyers in Ohio
Post by: Danzn Bar on December 11, 2018, 05:08:00 am
I'll be ready after the first of the year.
DBar
Title: Re: bowyers or wannabe bowyers in Ohio
Post by: bjrogg on December 12, 2018, 10:52:19 am
Sounds like a good time in the making. I wanna come to.
Bjrogg
Title: Re: bowyers or wannabe bowyers in Ohio
Post by: RobbH on December 13, 2018, 03:23:49 pm
I agree. Sounds like a good time.
 osage outlaw: Ill PM you soon.  Thanks
bjrogg: Its not my place but I'm of the mindset "the more the merrier"
Danzn Bar: looking forward to meeting you all
Title: Re: bowyers or wannabe bowyers in Ohio
Post by: turtle on December 25, 2018, 07:17:15 pm
I'm about 2 hours east of Columbus.
Title: Re: bowyers or wannabe bowyers in Ohio
Post by: RobbH on December 27, 2018, 03:25:52 pm
Hey Turtle, Interested in meeting up and sharing some of your knowledge?

Anyone going to the Kalamazoo MI shoot in January?
Title: Re: bowyers or wannabe bowyers in Ohio
Post by: turtle on December 28, 2018, 07:50:23 pm
Yes. Not sure that I have much knowledge worth sharing, but like to meet other bow builders and work on bows and fling a few arrows.
Title: Re: bowyers or wannabe bowyers in Ohio
Post by: dylanholderman on January 10, 2019, 04:23:38 pm
i need to hang around this part of the board more often  (A) i'm in north linden and i work by the airport if you ever want to hang out.
Title: Re: bowyers or wannabe bowyers in Ohio
Post by: TNBuckeye on February 18, 2019, 10:33:34 am
RobbH I don't get on the old PA much but every once and again I circle back. I am in NE Ohio.  I have not made any bows yet, but I have a couple osage I am going to make into staves this spring if are able to get a couple people together let me know.  I am trying to gather the right tools right now. I would love to come and learn, unlike the other newbies they were talking about I am will to try especially if working my own staves who cares if I mess up my own right! lol have several staves to share as well. feel free to email me joshua_snyder22@hotmail.com
Title: Re: bowyers or wannabe bowyers in Ohio
Post by: buddyb on February 25, 2019, 12:30:34 pm
I have never made a selfbow yet, I did make a red oak board bow once and I've made several laminated fiberglass bows. I'm hoping to do a trilam later this spring....wouldn't mind getting together after it warms up lol.