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Offline RobbH

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bowyers or wannabe bowyers in Ohio
« 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.

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Offline JW_Halverson

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Re: bowyers or wannabe bowyers in Ohio
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2018, 02:04:04 pm »
These informal gatherings can be great time!  Wish western South Dakota wasn't so far away.
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Offline RobbH

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Re: bowyers or wannabe bowyers in Ohio
« Reply #2 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.

Offline Eric Krewson

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Re: bowyers or wannabe bowyers in Ohio
« Reply #3 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.

Offline RobbH

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Re: bowyers or wannabe bowyers in Ohio
« Reply #4 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

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Re: bowyers or wannabe bowyers in Ohio
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2018, 06:02:14 pm »
I'm in S.E. Indiana. 
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Offline RobbH

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Re: bowyers or wannabe bowyers in Ohio
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2018, 12:19:48 pm »
Im up for a drive after the holidays. How far are you from Columbus Ohio?

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Re: bowyers or wannabe bowyers in Ohio
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2018, 12:57:29 pm »
2.5 hours
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Re: bowyers or wannabe bowyers in Ohio
« Reply #8 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.
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Offline RobbH

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Re: bowyers or wannabe bowyers in Ohio
« Reply #9 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. 

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Re: bowyers or wannabe bowyers in Ohio
« Reply #10 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.
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Offline Danzn Bar

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Re: bowyers or wannabe bowyers in Ohio
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2018, 05:08:00 am »
I'll be ready after the first of the year.
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Offline bjrogg

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Re: bowyers or wannabe bowyers in Ohio
« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2018, 10:52:19 am »
Sounds like a good time in the making. I wanna come to.
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Offline RobbH

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Re: bowyers or wannabe bowyers in Ohio
« Reply #13 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