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Offline Pat B

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Don't give up!
« on: March 08, 2009, 07:05:14 pm »
After reading this little poem below by a member of TradGang...

I split a very nice hickory stave
I shaved it plain and true
when halfway to a nice recurve
 I found a split - it blew!

I replied...

You'll find when making bows of wood
with all the things you know
that even though you've tried your best
you really never know

but if you take it as defeat
with all the things you know
the bow you want to build yourself
you'll really never know


so get back up and try again
with all the things you know
another stave, a few more hours
and you will have your bow    ;D

 
Make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes!    Pat Brennan  Brevard, NC

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Re: Don't give up!
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2009, 07:07:44 pm »
nice Pat, very nice.
hope they follow sound advise
i always wanted a harley,untill it became the "thing to ride"
i ride because i love to,not to be part of the crowd

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Re: Don't give up!
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2009, 09:29:10 pm »
Pat it speaks volumes I had a bow blow on me this afternoon.Ron
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Re: Don't give up!
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2009, 12:50:03 am »
Exciting ain't it Ron. :o
Make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes!    Pat Brennan  Brevard, NC

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Re: Don't give up!
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2009, 03:06:08 am »
 :)

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Re: Don't give up!
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2009, 08:20:49 am »
It wasn't one of those run for cover deals. I was experimenting with an unbacked decrowned stave and it just shot two splinters down each side of the lower limb. The string caught em. Pretty comical looking actually.Ron
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Re: Don't give up!
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2009, 09:44:42 am »
Nice Pat,that pretty well covers it for me. :)
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Offline Hillbilly

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Re: Don't give up!
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2009, 10:36:14 am »
I have done the same before
Sometimes it made me curse
But I agree completely
With the wisdom in your verse

Pick the splinters from your eyebrows
Rub the pumpknot on your head
Don't throw your rasp at the shop cat
Start another bow instead

And when it's finally tillered
And you're shooting it outside
You can start a big ol' bonfire
With the one that hurt your pride

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Re: Don't give up!
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2009, 10:59:08 am »
 8)    we need to get out limmerick thread started again! ;)
Make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes!    Pat Brennan  Brevard, NC

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Re: Don't give up!
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2009, 01:25:21 pm »
I was thinking the same thing myself. Another week and it'll be time for it. :)
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Re: Don't give up!
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2009, 03:33:58 pm »
Pat-  I don't know what you started but-

You guys are good!
There is no doubt-
we shave and shape
and laugh and shout.

But we're not quitters
we each stand tall!
we stand together
each one for all!

So help each other
and through travail
we're all together
we cannot fail!

Wells ;D
And God was with the lad; and he grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, and became an archer. GEN-21:20

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Re: Don't give up!
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2009, 04:00:06 pm »
Hey guys, Wells was the author of the original poem I replied to. He's quite the poet!
   Wells, I'm still trying to come up with something but have hit a block. ???    Maybe I ought to try haiku...fewer lines! ::)
Make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes!    Pat Brennan  Brevard, NC

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Re: Don't give up!
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2009, 04:32:12 pm »
I don't know why I started this, but it has been fun.  I hope to meet you one of these days!
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Re: Don't give up!
« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2009, 05:06:16 pm »
Quote
Maybe I ought to try haiku...fewer lines!
 

While pulling I hear
The sound of one limb cracking
Bring me the bratwurst

 ;D
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