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Re: Life is good
« Reply #20100 on: May 26, 2024, 06:58:23 pm »
Josh showed up, I gave him a 30 year old Osage stave and he jumped right in on it with a little help, it has been 15 years since he made a bow and only 2 back then, but he listens good and is pretty handy with tools. I got my Osage out to low brace, this is a tricky one with lots of twists in the limb/knots and some waves in the back, I always run a pop line across the bow from tip to tip while on the tiller stick, it gives me a good look at how it would look at brace and usually first brace is very even.  :) On one like this you also have to be sure and look at both sides to get the real picture.  ;)
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« Reply #20101 on: May 26, 2024, 07:02:04 pm »
A couple of bows Josh built 15 years ago, 1 yew and one snaky Osage, still shooting. We got the new one down to bow size and ready to floor tiller, he had quite a good day and stayed with it. I got mine out to 30@15, looking pretty good and should come in about what I am looking for 45/50@26.
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« Reply #20102 on: May 26, 2024, 07:04:41 pm »
Bob and the girls came by just hanging out in the napping pit, finding stuff others have discarded and trying to learn to flint knap. Great weekend, hope yall had a good one also. Life is Good. :)
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« Reply #20103 on: May 27, 2024, 04:14:27 am »
Thanks as always for sharing Pappy !  (=) Bob
"May the Gods give Us the strength to draw the string to the cheek, the arrow to the barb and loose the flying shaft, so long as life may last." Saxon Pope - 1923.

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« Reply #20104 on: May 30, 2024, 08:32:13 am »
You are welcome Bob. :) The day is young so you never know but looks to be a very good day today, weather is beautiful and going to pick up a new pup so Sister won't be by herself, it is a mix Red bone /Irish setter , should be an interesting mix  ??? ;) she is 10 weeks old and plan on naming her Annie , hope Sister like her  ;) :) :) Also Beau and I drew our Elk tags for CO for the Wilderness area we wanted, not the same area we have hunted before but still a wilderness area 80,000 acres that don't allow ATV's or any 4 wheeler's , should be a good area, we will see. Like I said starting out to be a good day.  :) Life is Good.  :) :)
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Re: Life is good
« Reply #20105 on: May 30, 2024, 11:19:09 am »
Congrats on the new pup and the tags, Pappy! Can't wait to see the recap of the adventure and the puppy pics!

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« Reply #20106 on: May 30, 2024, 02:22:19 pm »
That's cool, Pappy. I bet Sister will be happy with her new pup. Looking forward to meeting her. Does sound like an interesting mix.
 I'm jealous of Beau and your next elk adventure. Maybe you can get one this time. Sounds like a good area.  :OK 
Make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes!    Pat Brennan  Brevard, NC

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« Reply #20107 on: May 31, 2024, 04:53:47 am »
Always fun to get a new Pup !  (=) Bob.
"May the Gods give Us the strength to draw the string to the cheek, the arrow to the barb and loose the flying shaft, so long as life may last." Saxon Pope - 1923.

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« Reply #20108 on: May 31, 2024, 08:39:56 am »
Yep, we will see how it goes, Sister is not as social as Sally was but seemed to warm up to Annie after a bit yesterday, they stayed together in the kennel last night, looking forward to seeing how they done this morning  :-\ The first night I put Sister in the kennel with Sally , Sally put her out of the house, the second night the curled up together and the rest is history.  :) Hope this works out the same. Headed down this morning early for the weekend so maybe we can get more acquainted , she is a sweet thing and love to be petted. Ya Pat I didn't think we would get drawn at least not for 2 elk, and yes it is my turn but I am fine with the trip either way and much rather see Beau get another than me, just love the time I get to spend with him and the adventure of it all. Now I got to get to work and get this old body in shape, been doing about 2 miles 2 or 3 time a week for about a month with 30lb pack, but it time to pick that up a bit, gold is 5 miles and 60lbs. should be there by August if all goes well.  :) :) Hope yall have a good one. Life is Good.  ;)
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« Reply #20109 on: May 31, 2024, 08:10:51 pm »
OK Pappy, you know how much we like pics here so lets see pics of the new pup.
Make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes!    Pat Brennan  Brevard, NC

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« Reply #20110 on: June 02, 2024, 07:12:21 pm »
I hear ya Pat  :) Had a great weekend, rained all day Saturday so spent most of it in the shop and fooling with the new pup. Had several over to hang out ,shoot and work on bows so lots of fun and fellowship also not short on Bull. Annie got a good taste of what life is going to be like around there and pretty much got spoiled right off the bat. Sister and her first meeting, Sister is not as social as Sally was but is really taking up with her after a couple of day, that is a big relief for me. :)
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Re: Life is good
« Reply #20111 on: June 02, 2024, 07:17:01 pm »
Got my Osage back on the tiller tree and got it tillered out to 48@26. Then decided to put some tip over lays on and do some grip and shelf work on it before shooting. This one was a bear to tiller with all the knots/ twists and up and downs in the limbs but seems to be just fine shoots well and held about 2 inches of reflex after starting with about 4.
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« Reply #20112 on: June 02, 2024, 07:18:46 pm »
Tips done and grip like I like it so ready to shoot. The girls stayed under my feet all day. :)
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« Reply #20113 on: June 02, 2024, 07:21:15 pm »
Chuck showed up to work on an English style long bow out of a nice Osage stick. :) Lots of kids around having fun in the rain and with Annie.
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« Reply #20114 on: June 02, 2024, 07:25:19 pm »
Josh showed up working on the Osage bow he started last week, he got it floor tillered and I put it on the form for some tweaking/reflex and taking some propeller out, worked out very nice with just one time on the form. He is ready to cut the knocks and start tillering. :) Annie found a place she really like to rest.  :)
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