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Offline GB

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Re: It followed me home thread
« Reply #30 on: February 23, 2017, 06:32:07 pm »
That spring steel bow is way cool!
Scott, I just carved my first duck decoy and probably will do a couple more.  I would have lost it looking at that huge pile of wood. :)
I don't really rummage or go to auctions, but you guys have me thinking about it now.  One thing I do is scour my neighborhood, esp. in the spring when tree trimming is going on.  I've dragged home buckthorn, persimmon, and apple billets and staves so far.
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« Reply #31 on: February 23, 2017, 06:33:46 pm »
Stringman....That's one thing I really like as to me moving down here in southern Iowa by these Amish sawmills.There's three of them within 15 miles of me.They'll let stuff go dirt cheap or even give it away.I helped one's son make a few bows and visit them quite often.
Arron...That's almost unbelievable someone throwing away tools like that sledge etc.
Farm sales are in the free paper here all the time.Just gotta take the time yo go to them is all.
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Offline osage outlaw

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Re: It followed me home thread
« Reply #32 on: February 23, 2017, 06:53:53 pm »
Here is some information on that bow:

Patented May 29, 1934
BOW FOR ARCHERY
Robert H. Cowdery, Geneva, Ohio, assignor to The American Fork & Hoe Company, Cleveland,
Ohio, a corporation of Ohio Application March 5, 1929, Serial No. 344,287

4 Claims.

My invention relates to archers bows.

Archers bows of metallic material have been previously proposed for use, but the use of such bows has not been attended by success in all re- 5 spects for a number of reasons, among which are the undue weight of the bows, improper distribution of flexure in weight, breakage of the bows as sometimes occurs, and injury to the user as sometimes attends such breakage.

An object of my present invention is to provide a bow comprising limbs of tempered steel so constructed that for a given weight of steel material, a high degree of efliciency in accuracy and in length of flight of the arrow, which is projected from the bow, is secured.

Another object of my invention is to provide a bow so made as to practically eliminate the danger of personal injury and destruction of the bow resulting from breakage of the resilient bow limbs when the bow is drawn, in use.

Another object of my invention is to provide an improved steel bow of pleasing appearance, of high efliciency in use, and which may be manufactured relatively inexpensively.

Another object of my invention is to provide a bow which will not be subject to warping and which will not be substantially injured if unstringing of the bow is not done immediately after each use of the same, as is required with present day bows.

Another object of my invention is to provide an archers bow which will not emit an unpleasant metallic sound when an arrow is discharged from the bow; also, which will have limbs utilizing to the utmost the resiliency of the tempered steel, but which will not be disagreeably cold to the touch in cold weather, nor have the hard metallic surface of steel bows previously proposed for use...

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Offline bubby

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Re: It followed me home thread
« Reply #33 on: February 23, 2017, 07:42:41 pm »
Pretty cool sruff Clintster,,you just take her to lunch so you could get at that shop dint ya lol
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Offline osage outlaw

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Re: It followed me home thread
« Reply #34 on: February 23, 2017, 07:44:55 pm »
Actually the lunch date was her idea.  But I suggested the stroll down main street  ;D
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Offline chamookman

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Re: It followed me home thread
« Reply #35 on: February 24, 2017, 01:56:07 am »
Way cool Bow Clint ! I've never seen one of those in My travels - that will make a cool wall hanger/conversation piece. Bob
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Re: It followed me home thread
« Reply #36 on: February 24, 2017, 03:46:44 am »
Pretty cool bow Clint!

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Re: It followed me home thread
« Reply #37 on: February 24, 2017, 09:07:41 am »
Clint, that looks like my True Temper bow. I'm heading to the largest steam engine get together in the Eastern US tomorrow, might find some cool stuff.
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Offline osage outlaw

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« Reply #38 on: February 24, 2017, 10:24:09 am »
Good luck with the search Mullet.  You always find some interesting stuff.
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Re: It followed me home thread
« Reply #39 on: February 24, 2017, 11:26:27 am »
This is a really cool thread. really neat stuff
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Offline ---GUTSHOT--->

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« Reply #40 on: February 25, 2017, 06:39:42 am »
All this stuff followed me home and all was free.

Forge hand crank blower


Coal grate for a fire place


25 forging tongs of different shapes and sizes


My 2nd great grandmas brier size or cycle


Last a cast iron sink porcelain coated that will be going in my wife's kitchen

Offline osage outlaw

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« Reply #41 on: February 25, 2017, 07:08:33 am »
That's a lot of tongs  :o
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« Reply #42 on: February 25, 2017, 07:27:35 am »
Really nice haul Gutshot. Those tongs are great. Your wife will love that sink and if she doesn't they are great in a shop. They are easy to clean. We have one in our shop with the original porcelain faced cabinet.
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Offline bubby

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« Reply #43 on: February 25, 2017, 07:31:37 am »
Holey cow!!! Man I'm jealous of all those tongs gut, time to get smithing😉
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Offline ---GUTSHOT--->

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Re: It followed me home thread
« Reply #44 on: February 25, 2017, 07:49:19 am »
Really nice haul Gutshot. Those tongs are great. Your wife will love that sink and if she doesn't they are great in a shop. They are easy to clean. We have one in our shop with the original porcelain faced cabinet.
Bjrogg

I've got the cabinet too but the porcelain is all cracked up on it.