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Offline Rick Marchand

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New to the Boards... Guess I'll Start Here
« on: September 14, 2018, 04:27:53 am »
Hey Folks,
I'm a long time primitive archery enthusiast. I own a Shrew Bow by Ron LeClair and shoot handmade primitive arrows. I look forward to participating on the forums, become a better archer and perhaps try my hand at making my own bow... my skills are meager in that respect.

I do have a skill set that fits this subforum, though. Which is why I chose to post here(with my peeps) prior to stumbling my way through the main focus of these boards.

Thanks.
Rick

Here are some past projects...







Offline Stoker

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Re: New to the Boards... Guess I'll Start Here
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2018, 05:13:36 am »
Welcome aboard Rick. If you want to make a bow the fella's here can help you out for sure a lot of talent here. Your knives look great.
Thanks Leroy
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Offline Rick Marchand

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Re: New to the Boards... Guess I'll Start Here
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2018, 05:22:30 am »
The more I look, the more I like. There are folks with great talent, who seem to be willing to share. What more could I ask for? I just wish I could contribute as well. Maybe here, in "at the forge". Every little bit helps, I guess.

Offline KHalverson

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Re: New to the Boards... Guess I'll Start Here
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2018, 06:48:10 am »
First off.
Welcome.
Good folks here.
Your work is very impressive.
Kevin

Offline dieselcheese

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Re: New to the Boards... Guess I'll Start Here
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2018, 06:55:53 am »
Great work and awesome pics!  Can you give us knife nuts some specs?  What cordage do you wrap with and do you impregnate with resin?
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Offline Rick Marchand

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Re: New to the Boards... Guess I'll Start Here
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2018, 07:31:09 am »
Thanks for the welcome... and yes, I'll share anything you'd like to know.

I use natural, hand-dyed hemp cord that is soaked in marine grade epoxy. Traditionally, it would have been sealed in lacquer or shellac. Modern epoxy is just one of those things you adopt because it works and doesn't ruin the look.

The backing material is either thick leather or wood, contoured and stained. Any bone or antler material is filled with thinned out epoxy to seal and strengthen pithy cores and whatnot.

These are all users... though, it would be safe to say the "pretty" ones don't see much use... breaks my heart.     

Offline Hawkdancer

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Re: New to the Boards... Guess I'll Start Here
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2018, 07:56:20 am »
Welcome aboard, Ric!  Very nice knives!  These guys will be very helpful in all aspects of primitive skills, and will tap yours as well.
Hawkdancer
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Re: New to the Boards... Guess I'll Start Here
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2018, 05:06:52 pm »
You do amazing work.

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Re: New to the Boards... Guess I'll Start Here
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2018, 05:45:37 pm »
Beautiful work, Rick. Welcome to PA.
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Offline JW_Halverson

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Re: New to the Boards... Guess I'll Start Here
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2018, 07:59:43 am »
OK, now that you have established your bona fides in spades...WELCOME!
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Offline Stoner

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Re: New to the Boards... Guess I'll Start Here
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2018, 12:31:09 am »
Welcome & WOW, Great Craftsmanship. John

Offline Ryan Jacob

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Re: New to the Boards... Guess I'll Start Here
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2018, 02:45:13 am »
These are all users... though, it would be safe to say the "pretty" ones don't see much use... breaks my heart.   

They’re all pretty though ???
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Re: New to the Boards... Guess I'll Start Here
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2018, 07:10:11 pm »
Very well done. How long is the Tanto?
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