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Offline Kidder

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2021 Bow Trade - build in progress
« on: March 05, 2021, 02:36:00 pm »
Welcome to the 2021 Primitive Archer Bow Trade! This is my first year organizing it and I would like to carry on with the success of previous years. I have followed the previous threads actively but have not yet participated myself, so if there are things that I am missing, please don't hesitate to let me know!

The purpose of the trade is to share our skills with our community here and make the BEST bow you have ever made for your recipient, and to have a lot of fun along the way! It really should hurt a little to send out your bow, and if you do not share this philosophy, then please do not sign up.  If you do share this then, let's get building!  The rules for the trade are listed below.

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  Please read this entire post before signing up so you know what you are getting into.  Here is how to sign up:

1.  Send me a PM with the following information:
     Full Name
     Full Address
     Email Address
     Telephone number
     Which Country(ies) you will ship to
ALSO PLEASE INCLUDE A LINK TO A SUCCESSFUL COMPLETED BOW YOU HAVE POSTED HERE - IT WILL MAKE MY LIFE EASIER!


2.  Reply to this post with, I'm in and include bow specs preferred
     Example:  LH or RH
     Draw Weight 45-55 pounds
     Draw length 27 to 29 inches

Here are the rules:
A.  In order to sign up, you must have posted at least one successful bow on this site.  Please don't be offended if I ask for verification.
B.  All participants in this trade need to participate in the thread and post pictures of their progress,  Start out by posting a picture of the stave, staves, board, billets, etc. that you plan to use for the build.  then continue to post progress of your build. If a participant does not post the progress of their build then it is up to my discretion to remove them from the trade (I only do this after several failed attempts to communicate with you several different ways!)
C.  No bows should be shipped to someone that is not making progress on their bow.  If you are done with your bow and ready to ship, please be in touch with me to help decide if you should ship or not.
D.  Any participant that chooses can also build a second bow to be used as a reserve.  The reserve bows will be used to ensure that ALL participating members get a bow.  Please let me know if you plan to build a reserve bow so if it is needed I know who to contact.
E.  Deadline for signing up will be the end of the day, March 26th.
F.  Shipping deadline will be Wednesday, October 20, 2021.
G.  Have fun.
H.  Communicate with me.  I understand things happen that can keep you from building a bow.  If this happens, the sooner you can let me know, the better.  I can then reshuffle the trade and everything can work out.
I. NEW THIS YEAR - as an incentive for your hard work, if you finish your bow on time and meet the shipping deadline your name will go in the hat for a drawing. I haven't decided what it will be yet, but it'll be exciting - maybe a book, or a hand tool, or arrow shafts, or a jar of honey from my bees...we'll just have to wait and see! UPDATE: Selfbowman has so graciously agreed to build a bow for the incentive raffle!

Iím going to participate and here are my stats
RH
26Ē draw
45-55lbs

Let's make this a great trade!

Thank you.

Brendan
« Last Edit: April 17, 2021, 12:15:13 am by Kidder »

Offline Swampman

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Re: 2021 Bow Trade - sign up open!
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2021, 02:52:05 pm »
I am in.

RH
26 to 28 inch draw length and 45 to 70 pounds. 

Thanks for running the trade Kidder!  I will send you a message wIth my information later today or this weekend.

Offline Flntknp17

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Re: 2021 Bow Trade - sign up open!
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2021, 02:52:46 pm »
I'm in..........

     RH
     Draw Weight 40-60 pounds
     Draw length 27 inches

Matt

Offline Tradcraftsman

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Re: 2021 Bow Trade - sign up open!
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2021, 03:09:01 pm »
I'd like to, but I am not sure if I'm good enough yet,  I'm certainly below average by this group's standards.  My biggest concern is that I can't consistently make a great bow yet.  HHB generally behaves well for me, but I don't have enough good staves right now, and it would take to long to season more. 

What do you all think?    You all are voting on my best bow so far, but you also saw my latest sub par ash stick.

Offline Allyn T

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Re: 2021 Bow Trade - sign up open!
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2021, 03:16:56 pm »
I feel your pain tradecraft, I'd like to but I know I'm not up to snuff yet. It's so enticing to enter but im gonna pass this year
In the woods I find my peace

Offline Mafort

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Re: 2021 Bow Trade - sign up open!
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2021, 03:48:21 pm »
Took me forever to ship last trade due to COVID and work. However hopefully this time around Iíll be way faster. But Iím in if youíll have me.

Rh 28Ē draw 40-70lbs

Offline simk

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Re: 2021 Bow Trade - sign up open!
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2021, 03:53:15 pm »
I feel like me too should be part of this event this time (-S
So if anybody is willing to ship to europe:
RH, 45-51,35#, 27" draw
I do ship around the world
Cheers
Simon
« Last Edit: March 05, 2021, 04:13:10 pm by simk »

Offline Deerhunter21

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Re: 2021 Bow Trade - sign up open!
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2021, 04:00:56 pm »
not this year. wasnt able to finish my trade last year because of things that got in the way. hopefully next year! Im excited to see what you guys make!
Don't practice until you get it right. Practice until you can't get it wrong.

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Offline stuckinthemud

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Re: 2021 Bow Trade - sign up open!
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2021, 04:02:41 pm »
Yahoo! Finally someone from this side of the pond! U ok shipping to the UK?  I'm in.  L/H, 24 inch draw, 30 to 40lb draw weight

Offline Kidder

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Re: 2021 Bow Trade - sign up open!
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2021, 07:37:00 pm »
Here is a rolling list of who has posted that they are in and who I have received the necessary information in a PM to enter them in:

Kidder
flntknp17
mafort
simk
stuckinthemud
swampman
jakesnyder
stickhead
tradcraftsman
Pasteve
Fox
TimothyR
Santanasaur

Deerhunter21 (building a reserve bow only)

If you are expecting your name to be on the list and it's not, it's either because you haven't PM'd me your info or I've missed it, so be sure to follow up!
« Last Edit: March 24, 2021, 12:25:30 pm by Kidder »

Offline Tradcraftsman

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Re: 2021 Bow Trade - sign up open!
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2021, 09:19:18 pm »
You know what, I have been at this for 4 years and have bent somewhere between 50 and 100 sticks.  If Warbirds Wing comes out fourth or better in SBOM I will definitely participate in this trade.  If it later turns out I can't have a great bow in time, I will let you know to take my name from the list. 

Making a bow for one of the experts here is a terrifying prospect, but if Deerhunter can do it, so can I :D

Offline Jakesnyder

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Re: 2021 Bow Trade - sign up open!
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2021, 09:39:25 pm »
I'm in!

LH
45-70lbs
24-26" draw

Online mmattockx

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Re: 2021 Bow Trade - sign up open!
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2021, 01:37:50 am »
I'd like to, but I am not sure if I'm good enough yet, 

I feel that pain. I was going to join this year but I am in the middle of moving (twice in 6 months, the way things are going) and building a house this summer, so I am not comfortable with committing to producing anything for someone else. Next year someone is going to get a really kick ass lam bow, but I'm not there yet.


Mark

Offline stuckinthemud

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Re: 2021 Bow Trade - sign up open!
« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2021, 04:43:36 am »
You know what, I have been at this for 4 years and have bent somewhere between 50 and 100 sticks.  If Warbirds Wing comes out fourth or better in SBOM I will definitely participate in this trade.  If it later turns out I can't have a great bow in time, I will let you know to take my name from the list. 

Making a bow for one of the experts here is a terrifying prospect, but if Deerhunter can do it, so can I :D

I've been building for a little longer than that but only made about 20. Joining a trade is terrifying but the builder I remember best and admire most from last year is Deerhunter.  I doubt I'll ever build a BOM standard bow but a Trade really makes you raise your game and whatever I send will be the best I can do.  As long as everyone joins with the attitude that the bow they receive is the best that builder can do, I reckon we'll be just fine. If the criteria is you must have a top 4 BOM then the trade would have about 3 entrants. The best trades are those with many builders of all standards. I was in a trade with 30 participants and was on bow number 4 and the bow I received was off another novice. It's a great bow and I treasure it. Is it world class? Maybe not, is it precious to me ? Totally.

Offline Tradcraftsman

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Re: 2021 Bow Trade - sign up open!
« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2021, 10:16:38 am »
I'll probably join anyway :)
Like I said, If it doesn't look Like I can get a good one in time I will drop out.