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by rancid crabtree
Wed Mar 23, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: Members Tips - Share yours!
Topic: Digital manufacturing and today's bowhunters
Replies: 4
Views: 1781

Digital manufacturing and today's bowhunters

The brown truck dropped off a 3D printer for archery and bowhunting related prototyping. (and for generally playing around) http://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b452/staysharpguide/IMG_3118_zpsek0o14ch.jpg As well as a variety of ridged and flexible filament to proto design concepts. http://i1045.pho...
by rancid crabtree
Sat Mar 19, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Ressurection Flight shooting
Replies: 3
Views: 2272

Re: Ressurection Flight shooting

37 flu flu arrows are finished. (I had more feathers than I thought) http://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b452/staysharpguide/IMG_3134_zpsyukmtzq6.jpg I made up some quivers to pound into the round http://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b452/staysharpguide/IMG_3136_zpscubpicmf.jpg And I gathered up some...
by rancid crabtree
Sun Mar 13, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: Turkey Hunting
Topic: Back yard strutting
Replies: 5
Views: 3762

Re: Back yard strutting

They're baaaaaaaaaack. They are even pecking the glass patio door until the dog barked them off.

by rancid crabtree
Sun Mar 13, 2016 10:42 am
Forum: Turkey Hunting
Topic: Back yard strutting
Replies: 5
Views: 3762

Back yard strutting

Turkeys this morning checking out my archery range .

by rancid crabtree
Sat Mar 12, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Ressurection Flight shooting
Replies: 3
Views: 2272

Ressurection Flight shooting

For the last several years my family has gathered at Easter and during the days events have held a family trap shoot. All ages and both sexes participate. Great fun is had by all. This year I intend to shake things up a bit and quiet things down by introducing them to archery trap shooting. http://i...
by rancid crabtree
Sat Feb 20, 2016 11:12 pm
Forum: Traditional Shoots and Events
Topic: WTA annual convention
Replies: 1
Views: 1138

WTA annual convention

Spent the day at the Wisconsin Traditional Archers convention. Had a vendor's booth for some of my items. Bought 3 doz full length uncut yellow feathers, 3 doz red, 3 doz green so I think there is some arrow making in the future. http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x285/newscouts/IMG_2993_zpsdpptrh8a...
by rancid crabtree
Thu Oct 01, 2015 8:49 am
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Opinions Wanted: Single Bevel Broadheads
Replies: 8
Views: 5738

Re: Opinions Wanted: Single Bevel Broadheads

I have nothing but good things to say about single bevels. I make my own and shared an article in Trad Bowhunting Mag with Dr. Ashby a couple years ago for the work I did with my heads and shooting cadaver deer with a 48 Lbs longbow. They impressed the hell out of me.
by rancid crabtree
Thu Oct 01, 2015 8:44 am
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: What did you do today 2015
Replies: 182
Views: 76902

Re: What did you do today 2015

Canning veggies, Canning venison, Shooting my bows. Making things. SAme old same old.
by rancid crabtree
Tue Aug 04, 2015 7:24 am
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: My moose arrows
Replies: 9
Views: 6390

Re: My moose arrows

812 Grains. Now were talking!!!!

Great looking arrows and good luck getting a moose.
by rancid crabtree
Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:58 am
Forum: History of Archery
Topic: Vintage Fred Bear arrow boxes
Replies: 1
Views: 2300

Vintage Fred Bear arrow boxes

More precisely I have a question about the bear arrows boxes that came out of the Grayling MI plant. Im trying to age/date the styles of arrow boxes they used. I have several styles of arrow boxes and some show a Bear Razorhead on the arrow on the side of the box but I am trying to figure out if the...
by rancid crabtree
Wed Jul 22, 2015 3:00 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Hoarding Edward J. Henkel Broadheads
Replies: 3
Views: 3208

Re: Hoarding Edward J. Henkel Broadheads

They are Bear but E.J. Henkel's name is on the paperwork. He worked for bear at the time and was compensated for his efforts. I hold several patents but all are owned by the companies I worked for at the time. I was just the inventor like Henkel.
by rancid crabtree
Wed Jul 22, 2015 2:02 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Hoarding Edward J. Henkel Broadheads
Replies: 3
Views: 3208

Hoarding Edward J. Henkel Broadheads

My wife says I have a hoarding problem so I brought together most (but not all) of my razorheads. She might be right. Here is the patent doc. They were not patented by Fred Bear. http://www.freepatentsonline.com/2829894.pdf http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x285/newscouts/razorheads/rh1_zpsvptcbi4n...
by rancid crabtree
Fri Jul 10, 2015 1:12 pm
Forum: Members Tips - Share yours!
Topic: dyed natural turkey feather fletching
Replies: 3
Views: 2975

dyed natural turkey feather fletching

I enjoy making my own arrows. Ive been making them for about 35 years. While I enjoy compounds and recurves,, I also make my own longbows and my own broadheads to hunt with. Likewise I make my own cedar arrows. I took a few pictures of the last batch I am working on. This not the ONLY way to make ar...
by rancid crabtree
Fri Jul 10, 2015 6:20 am
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Still crazy after all these years.
Replies: 5
Views: 3740

Re: Still crazy after all these years.

I have every bow I have ever owned over the last 40 years of bowhunting except one that was broken in a car crash. I too killed my first deer with a bear Razorhead. I still have a couple hundred of those razorheads bubble heads, 57's, 59's, 64's, 78's and the stainless supers and more dam bleeders (...
by rancid crabtree
Fri Jun 26, 2015 7:06 am
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: steel arrows????
Replies: 2
Views: 2355

steel arrows????

Ive come upon some rather unique steel and wood arrows. Three of them are old steel arrows with aluminum nocks. The aluminum nocks are attached by dimpling the outer steel tube. The steel arrows have 3 depressions where the short fletches are supposed to be glued but some of the fletches missed the ...
by rancid crabtree
Wed Jun 24, 2015 6:34 am
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Help me ID this old broadhead
Replies: 2
Views: 2935

Help me ID this old broadhead

Is it a O.A. Norlund???? A Steinbacher???? Some other head? It looks to have been shiny zinc plated but the surface rust has darkened it a bit. No markings of any kind on it. About 1 1/8" wide. Weighs 170 grains. http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c239/212007154/arrows/small1_zpsx0lihpsk.jpg http://i...
by rancid crabtree
Wed Jun 24, 2015 6:14 am
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: Does anybody have a contact for......
Replies: 6
Views: 2208

Re: Does anybody have a contact for......

DIY_guy was the handle I used for the first attempt.
by rancid crabtree
Tue Jun 23, 2015 9:58 am
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: Does anybody have a contact for......
Replies: 6
Views: 2208

Re: Does anybody have a contact for......

Three times I created an account (diff names) and none of them resulted in an email being sent. Can you send a pm to one of the mads or admins there and ask if their system is broken?
by rancid crabtree
Mon Jun 22, 2015 12:09 pm
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: Does anybody have a contact for......
Replies: 6
Views: 2208

Does anybody have a contact for......

Somebody over at the Pirates of Archery forum? I registered and never get the activation email and I cant contact anybody over there without having an account and cant create an account because it never sends the email?
by rancid crabtree
Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:55 am
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Vintage archery colllectors
Replies: 6
Views: 4442

Vintage archery colllectors

Are there any here? What do you collect? Im a fan of the vintage Bear stuff and have gathered up a few items over the years like all the versions of the Razorheads (except the pinned razorhead) and arrows and older bows with the running bear logo as well as some paper items.
by rancid crabtree
Tue Jun 16, 2015 12:30 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Help me ID this Long Bow please!
Replies: 8
Views: 5733

Re: Help me ID this Long Bow please!

It may well be made by The Outdoor sports Mfg Co of Forestville CT circa 1960
by rancid crabtree
Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:02 am
Forum: Craftsmanship and Smithing
Topic: Sawing Some Cedar
Replies: 6
Views: 2617

Re: Sawing Some Cedar

I'll bet that smells great.
by rancid crabtree
Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:26 pm
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: American Broadhead Collectors Club
Replies: 5
Views: 2857

Re: American Broadhead Collectors Club

trapperDave wrote:Greg Schwehr, ABCC Membership Chairman
9717 W. Reichert Place
Milwaukee, WI 53225

membership is/was $20

If you, or anyone else, would like me to email a download of the application,,,let me know
Correct. I saw Greg today. He and I were co-workers until he retired last year.
by rancid crabtree
Sun Feb 08, 2009 4:25 pm
Forum: The Bowyers Workbench
Topic: Super glue finish
Replies: 15
Views: 13227

Super glue finish

After receiving lots of questions on how to do a super glue finish on a knife handle I decided to show the steps. This is not to say that this is the only and proper way to use super glue as a finish. It's just the way I do it. Super glue is used on tropical woods that have oils that prevent most fi...
by rancid crabtree
Tue Feb 03, 2009 9:01 pm
Forum: Knives, Hawks, Axes, & Hatchets
Topic: Donating to the cause
Replies: 9
Views: 3491

Re: Donating to the cause

Here are some pictures from the 13th annual Horicon Marsh Bowmen, WBH benefit dinner. It took place at the community center in Juneau, WI. http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn31/WBH_stuff/horicon7.jpg I arrived a bit early to give the knife and to look around since this was my first time attending ...
by rancid crabtree
Tue Feb 03, 2009 8:09 am
Forum: Knives, Hawks, Axes, & Hatchets
Topic: Donating to the cause
Replies: 9
Views: 3491

Re: Donating to the cause

The winner of the knife was the owner of one of the States biggest archery stores. I do not know how much money it raised for the event. Like some of the other items, they would announce it and then a person would walk around the room displaying the item to everybody in attendance and then a host of...
by rancid crabtree
Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:54 pm
Forum: Knives, Hawks, Axes, & Hatchets
Topic: Donating to the cause
Replies: 9
Views: 3491

Donating to the cause

I started another new knife and thought I show some of the steps involved in making it. I am donating this knife to the Horicon Marsh Bowmen. Each year, they hold a Wisconsin Bowhunters Association banquet with the proceeds going to the WBH. This one club donates tens of thousands of dollars to the ...
by rancid crabtree
Sat Jan 31, 2009 5:17 pm
Forum: Deer Hunting
Topic: Treestand safety course available online
Replies: 1
Views: 1011

Treestand safety course available online

Located at the attached link. I found it to be very well done and it includes a 10 question quiz. Pass it along to anybody that hunts from a tree (especially younger hunters).

http://www.tmastands.com/
by rancid crabtree
Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:03 pm
Forum: The Bowyers Workbench
Topic: Side quiver build along
Replies: 14
Views: 43897

Re: Side quiver build along

It seems I am of some use after all. He's been saving up for an Ipod video and we made a leather cover for it so it's not traditional gear. We do branch out into modern stuff from time to time. http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c239/212007154/knives/ipod1.jpg http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c239/2...