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by FVR
Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:23 pm
Forum: Knives, Hawks, Axes, & Hatchets
Topic: KITH 2012 KNIFE TRADE
Replies: 57
Views: 30880

Re: KITH 2012 KNIFE TRADE

Come to think of it, I never rec'd my knife.
by FVR
Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: Knives, Hawks, Axes, & Hatchets
Topic: KITH 2012 KNIFE TRADE
Replies: 57
Views: 30880

Re: KITH 2012 KNIFE TRADE

I would like to apologize as I completely forgot about this. Here is Channing's knife that he will recieve next week. Again I apologize. Frank V. Rago http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v171/FrankV/IMG_0474.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v171/FrankV/IMG_0475.jpg It is a knapped knife blade wit...
by FVR
Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:19 pm
Forum: Knives, Hawks, Axes, & Hatchets
Topic: KITH 2012 KNIFE TRADE
Replies: 57
Views: 30880

Re: KITH 2012 KNIFE TRADE

Email was mostly all job contacts. Sorry about that.

My address is;

Frank V. Rago
15 Hyatt Court
White, Ga 3184

Thanks
by FVR
Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:19 pm
Forum: Knives, Hawks, Axes, & Hatchets
Topic: KITH 2012 KNIFE TRADE
Replies: 57
Views: 30880

Re: KITH 2012 KNIFE TRADE

Email was mostly all job contacts. Sorry about that.

My address is;

Frank V. Rago
15 Hyatt Court
White, Ga 3184

Thanks
by FVR
Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:31 am
Forum: Knives, Hawks, Axes, & Hatchets
Topic: KITH 2012 KNIFE TRADE
Replies: 57
Views: 30880

Re: KITH 2012 KNIFE TRADE

Sorry gents, been kind of side tracked. Knife is going to be boxed up and shipped by Friday. Last we talked, I was out of town on a job. Then I was laid off, so the month of Sept. was spent on getting back to work. Started a new job Oct. 1, and remembered last night about the knife trade.


FVR
by FVR
Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:45 pm
Forum: Knives, Hawks, Axes, & Hatchets
Topic: KITH 2012 KNIFE TRADE
Replies: 57
Views: 30880

Re: KITH 2012 KNIFE TRADE

Kind of easy. On the list, detroitted is in front of me, so he sends a knife that he made to me. I (FVR) am in front of channing so I send him a knife that I made.

Both emails out and will box up and ship by end of week.


Frank
by FVR
Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:33 pm
Forum: Knives, Hawks, Axes, & Hatchets
Topic: KITH 2012 KNIFE TRADE
Replies: 57
Views: 30880

Re: KITH 2012 KNIFE TRADE

I am back in town and will foll-up on the emails.

Frank V. Rago
by FVR
Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:41 pm
Forum: Knives, Hawks, Axes, & Hatchets
Topic: KITH 2012 KNIFE TRADE
Replies: 57
Views: 30880

Re: KITH 2012 KNIFE TRADE

Benn working on a few knives, now onto the sheaths.


Frank
by FVR
Thu May 31, 2012 5:56 pm
Forum: Knives, Hawks, Axes, & Hatchets
Topic: KITH 2012 KNIFE TRADE
Replies: 57
Views: 30880

Re: KITH 2012 KNIFE TRADE

Count me in. I make a variety of primitive style knives out of old tools, old blades, and rock. Prefer rock.
by FVR
Sat Jun 25, 2011 11:03 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Serious opinions needed
Replies: 20
Views: 5352

Re: Serious opinions needed

Going to be hard to move a bow like that when you can get a Martin or a PSE for under 200 bucks for the same style bow.
by FVR
Sat Jun 18, 2011 4:51 pm
Forum: Restoration and Repair
Topic: Inexperienced, refinishing sinew-backed self-bow
Replies: 7
Views: 5371

Re: Inexperienced, refinishing sinew-backed self-bow

This is what I would do. The bow looks to be osage which is good. If there is sinew lifting, small areas hopefully, then get super glue and inject it between the wood and the sinew. Then wrap it super tight with electrical tape and let it dry. Do this wherever it has lifted. If there are major areas...
by FVR
Sat Jun 18, 2011 4:32 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: What do you prefer?
Replies: 26
Views: 7295

Re: What do you prefer?

All three, but I just really enjoy archery.

My dilema for this up coming hunting season; Bear Kodiak Hunter (AWSOME), Bowtech Blackhawk (Awsome), or the sinew backed 60" osage (Awsome).


I will figure it out in a few months but until then I'm shooting each one.

Frank
by FVR
Sat Jun 18, 2011 4:22 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Serious opinions needed
Replies: 20
Views: 5352

Re: Serious opinions needed

I like the middle one. You can send me one to test out (but you may never get it back). I build my own selfbows and longbows. I shoot primitive, traditional, and wheels and would have no problem shooting the middle one. I'm not much into fancy colors and the blue one just has too many gadgets for a ...
by FVR
Tue May 24, 2011 9:34 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Been away for awhile...
Replies: 5
Views: 1509

Re: Been away for awhile...

Greywolf, can't do that. Been looking for one for years and at the price I got it I think I'll keep it. I was shooting it like a recurve for awhile, then I got the 65lb Kodiak Hunter, so not it's getting all those gadgets on it again. May just take it to a wheely bow shoot. Can't wait to get in the ...
by FVR
Sun May 15, 2011 8:53 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Been away for awhile...
Replies: 5
Views: 1509

Re: Been away for awhile...

I made most of them. I pref. the short sinew backed osage bows. Even while I was shooting the modern bows, I am in the process of finishing a rawhide backed hickory.

On the other wall are two 60" osage staves calling my name.
by FVR
Sun May 15, 2011 7:56 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Been away for awhile...
Replies: 5
Views: 1509

Been away for awhile...

from trad. bows. Picked up a Bowtech Blackhawk with all the googaws, then ventured over to an Oneida Black Eagle and took all the googaws off and was enjoying my recurve on steroids. But then.... Dadadadaaaaaa.... Just traded for an old Bear Kodiak Hunter, 65lbs. Here are my first two shots at 26 ya...
by FVR
Fri Nov 26, 2010 11:38 pm
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: lets see your smokepoles!
Replies: 168
Views: 125660

Re: lets see your smokepoles!

Image


54 GPR is my favorite.
by FVR
Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:35 pm
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: How do you keep sane....
Replies: 20
Views: 6450

Re: How do you keep sane....

Made up some arrows. Layed out an ELB and waiting for the rain to stop to start working it down. Trading....have a new scout bag coming the will put a few of my others up. Working on the river striper tackle and checking my 30 year old trout pole. Putting new line etc. Yeh, I'm still going bonkers.....
by FVR
Sat Feb 20, 2010 8:39 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Have many of you built your own bow
Replies: 61
Views: 10829

Re: Have many of you built your own bow

Yes, I to am addicted and build my own sticks and arrows. My typical bows are sinew backed osage shortbows. I am however expanding my thinking and am starting on 72" D board style bows. Although there are two nice osage staves downstairs and they keep calling to me "Frrraaaannnnkkkkkkkkkk......back ...
by FVR
Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:12 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Keep it? Yeh, going to keep this one.
Replies: 12
Views: 2536

Re: Keep it? Yeh, going to keep this one.

Outdoor...

Thank you, just what I was looking for.
by FVR
Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:44 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Keep it? Yeh, going to keep this one.
Replies: 12
Views: 2536

Re: Keep it? Yeh, going to keep this one.

Thanks, I will look into that. I have heard of the limb skins before but don't know anything about them.

I will be checking.
by FVR
Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:47 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Keep it? Yeh, going to keep this one.
Replies: 12
Views: 2536

Re: Keep it? Yeh, going to keep this one.

Looking for a nice set of rattlesnake skins. Don't want to make it perm. as it is a classic, just camo it for the woods. I really like lemonwood, the ELB I made has a lemonwood core and I have 3 lams downstairs that I will be making into a bow as soon as I get the urac. I think we all had a lemonwoo...
by FVR
Tue Feb 09, 2010 6:50 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: String Wax
Replies: 30
Views: 6061

Re: String Wax

When I was 14 I melted two cannisters of Bear string wax and mixed them with mink oil. I then poured them back into the containers.

I am now 47 and am still using those same two containers.

Things I really like about trad. archery. Nothing ever gets old.
by FVR
Tue Feb 09, 2010 6:34 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Keep it? Yeh, going to keep this one.
Replies: 12
Views: 2536

Keep it? Yeh, going to keep this one.

After an hour of shooting the 70 plus pound ELB, then a dozen or two arrows out of the sinew backed recurve, I decided to pick up this bow. I just got it in a trade, it is a 50lb Ben Pearson lemonwood backed with a piece of glass 60's era bow. These are the first 6 shots out of it from 20 yards. htt...
by FVR
Thu Dec 31, 2009 9:35 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Lets see your guys bows
Replies: 106
Views: 59750

Re: Lets see your guys bows

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v171/FrankV/MVC-115S.jpg Top to bottom Very top = 1995 1st bow I ever made. Hickory board. 60lbs. #2 = 1998 maple backed with sinew and snakeskin. 45lbs. #3 = Allan's failed black locust recurve. We traded failed bows. #4 = 2002 sinew backed osage. 65lbs #5 = 2009 ...
by FVR
Sat Sep 12, 2009 3:10 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: does any one shoot high poundage bow
Replies: 53
Views: 17008

Re: does any one shoot high poundage bow

I've settled on 60/65lbs as my bow weight. I make all my bows in that weight range and make all my arrows interchangeable with all the bows. There was a time that I was shooting an 84lb bow. I found out a funny thing, heavier bows will still throw an arrow under a deer belly.LOL. Backed off to the c...
by FVR
Sat Sep 12, 2009 3:05 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: What Got You Started?
Replies: 21
Views: 7532

Re: What Got You Started?

It was the late 60's and I had just finished watching The Wonderful World of Disney. Usually following this was an hour of Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom. But that night, it was a Fred Bear hunting special. That spring I got a chance at camp to buy a little red Fred Bear bow and 6 arrows. Started sh...
by FVR
Thu Sep 03, 2009 8:51 pm
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: This hunting season
Replies: 26
Views: 12915

Re: This hunting season

Whitetail deer, hogs, rabbits, turkey, and if I see a bear...........maybe.

Pulled out the 45 cal. Lancaster and that is the gun for this year. The bow will be the ponybow I finished awhile back.

Already been tree rat hunting...........seen a mess of them, critters are really small around here.
by FVR
Thu Aug 13, 2009 8:46 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Your 2009 season setup
Replies: 33
Views: 9636

Re: Your 2009 season setup

The bow is the little 65lb at 24" sinew backed osage I just finished. The arrows are solid birch tapered with 160gr grizzly's or wolverines, total weight of arrow is in the 650gr area.