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by rancid crabtree
Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:11 pm
Forum: The Bowyers Workbench
Topic: Side quiver build along
Replies: 14
Views: 43932

Re: Side quiver build along

I stained the quiver with a mixture of dark brown and oxblood to create a burgundy. I added about a tablespoon of this mixture to a pint of denatured alcohol. I did not want a dark stain but rather an antique look and I know the neatsfoot oil will darken the leather even more. Once the quiver was dr...
by rancid crabtree
Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:11 pm
Forum: The Bowyers Workbench
Topic: Side quiver build along
Replies: 14
Views: 43932

Side quiver build along

This Quiver is for my Son Josh. It goes with the Longbow I made for him. He does not like back quivers and thinks a hip quiver is ok but when I explained this quiver to him, he thought he would like it. I made a pattern from a piece of padding from when I installed hardwood floors in my dinning room...
by rancid crabtree
Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:08 pm
Forum: Camp Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Homemade bacon application?
Replies: 5
Views: 2484

Re: Homemade bacon application?

Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaang!! :o I gotta try that. I think it needs one addition, OK two. I would somehow incorporate a whole stick of butter and I would serve it on a stick. Everything is better on a stick. :lol:
by rancid crabtree
Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:06 pm
Forum: Camp Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Maken Bacon
Replies: 6
Views: 3363

Re: Maken Bacon

TradRag wrote:silly question... how would you add the AMple flavoring? When you smoke it?
Ample meaning?.......... Lots of flavor? Or............ Maple flavoring?
by rancid crabtree
Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:04 pm
Forum: Camp Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Maken Bacon
Replies: 6
Views: 3363

Re: Maken Bacon

Full Quiver wrote:Wow, that looks really good, I've got to try that some time.
Did you build your smoker?
The smoker is an old steel lined chest freezer that I tipped on it's side and added a smoke stack to.
by rancid crabtree
Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:37 pm
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: Broadhead collection
Replies: 6
Views: 1963

Re: Broadhead collection

EBay is ridicules. Common heads sold are rare antiques. :evil: Good heads are hard to find these days, My Son and I belong to the American Broadhead Collector Club. Members do a lot of swapping.
by rancid crabtree
Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:34 pm
Forum: Hobbies
Topic: Back quiver for my sons birthday!
Replies: 4
Views: 2682

Re: Back quiver for my sons birthday!

First stab at it? :shock: :shock: :shock: Hell of a nice job.
by rancid crabtree
Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:34 pm
Forum: The Bowyers Workbench
Topic: Longbow build along part 2
Replies: 28
Views: 30061

Re: Longbow build along part 2

I learned the same thing. I am always learning new stuff.
by rancid crabtree
Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:25 pm
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: Broadhead collection
Replies: 6
Views: 1963

Broadhead collection

I finally got around to taking a picture of the finished broadhead collection display cases that my Son Josh and I have been working on. I got the doors mounted and finally hung them on the wall in the man room. We have about 300 unique heads ( and quite a few duplicates) The case on the left is fil...
by rancid crabtree
Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:18 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: The frontal archery shot
Replies: 15
Views: 7004

The frontal archery shot

I do a lot of custom butchering for folks and I tend to take a lot of pics along the way. I post these pictures in an attempt to show what the target opening looks like from both front and rear. This opening on this small deer was 1 3/4 inch across. I am only guessing that it would be about 2 1/2 in...
by rancid crabtree
Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:13 pm
Forum: The Bowyers Workbench
Topic: Longbow build along part 2
Replies: 28
Views: 30061

Re: Longbow build along part 2

Josh's commitment to school sports kept him out of the woods so I put my longbow aside and used his. On Nov. 8th, I proved this bow would do the job. Now it's his turn.

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by rancid crabtree
Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:00 pm
Forum: The Bowyers Workbench
Topic: Longbow build along part 2
Replies: 28
Views: 30061

Re: Longbow build along part 2

I bought a new digital camera that will also shoot video so I used Josh as my Guinea Pig. I told him to shot 3 arrows into the target. I had him stand about 5 yards away because I was burning brush in our backyard fire pit and that was where we had to stand to stay out of the smoke. I told him to fi...
by rancid crabtree
Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:58 pm
Forum: The Bowyers Workbench
Topic: Longbow build along part 2
Replies: 28
Views: 30061

Re: Longbow build along part 2

Well the bow project is finished with the exception of the quiver and and the fact that Josh wants to design and make his own broadheads. It was a fun project and I learned a lot of useful stuff for the next bow. http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c239/212007154/josh%20bow/reflex.jpg http://i28.photo...
by rancid crabtree
Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:57 pm
Forum: The Bowyers Workbench
Topic: Longbow build along part 2
Replies: 28
Views: 30061

Re: Longbow build along part 2

I spent a little time today adding a leather grip to the longbow. The finished wood was very slick and needed some texture. I started with a piece of 4 Oz. tooling leather and got it good and wet so I could form it to the shape of the grip. The wet leather is on the right. I gets much darker when yo...
by rancid crabtree
Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:56 pm
Forum: The Bowyers Workbench
Topic: Longbow build along part 2
Replies: 28
Views: 30061

Re: Longbow build along part 2

I'm in the home stretch now. The finish on the bow is now hardened. I have the first half dozen shafts fletched, I gave the bow a good rub down with OOOO steel wool to take off the shine and I made the rug rest and strike plate. For the strike plate, I used 2-3 Oz. leather and for the rug, I used th...
by rancid crabtree
Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:55 pm
Forum: The Bowyers Workbench
Topic: Longbow build along part 2
Replies: 28
Views: 30061

Re: Longbow build along part 2

In the spirit of this homemade bow project, I wanted to make josh a finger tab to go with the arm guard. At some point I will need to make a quiver as well. I traced the shape of my homemade finger tab for Josh's and cut out 3 of them from some medium thickness scrap leather. http://i28.photobucket....
by rancid crabtree
Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:53 pm
Forum: The Bowyers Workbench
Topic: Longbow build along part 2
Replies: 28
Views: 30061

Re: Longbow build along part 2

I have not had much of a chance to get back to the bow. At least these long breaks have given each coat of finish a long dry time. I received the shafts in the mail so I can now start the arrows for the bow. In the mean time, I had a little time to make Josh an arm guard to go with the new bow. I us...
by rancid crabtree
Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:52 pm
Forum: The Bowyers Workbench
Topic: Longbow build along part 2
Replies: 28
Views: 30061

Re: Longbow build along part 2

I have a lot of time in between coats of Tung oil so I am getting a head start on making some of the accessories Josh will need for the bow. The first thing he needs is a bow stringer. I took an old bungee cord that I had removed the hooks from because I needed them for some other project and I cut ...
by rancid crabtree
Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:51 pm
Forum: The Bowyers Workbench
Topic: Longbow build along part 2
Replies: 28
Views: 30061

Re: Longbow build along part 2

I wanted to add a medal to the bow's riser and I used a hat/lapel pin that I got at the last Wisconsin Bowhunter's Annual convention. Being that I am a Director for the WBH, I though it would be a nice touch. I drilled a shallow hole for the medal so that it would sit below the surface of the riser....
by rancid crabtree
Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:50 pm
Forum: The Bowyers Workbench
Topic: Longbow build along part 2
Replies: 28
Views: 30061

Re: Longbow build along part 2

After stringing the bow and having Josh draw it a few times, I asked him how the grip felt. He didn't like the bump in the center of his palm so I sanded it down a bit more and did all the finish sanding of the rest of the grip. While I was hand sanding, I looked up to see 3 young gals heading up th...
by rancid crabtree
Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:49 pm
Forum: The Bowyers Workbench
Topic: Longbow build along part 2
Replies: 28
Views: 30061

Re: Longbow build along part 2

I still needed to cut out the sight window and shape the grip. I drew the window onto the tape on both the back and belly of the bow. The window will be 1/8th inch less than center. http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c239/212007154/josh%20bow/riser1.jpg I used a hand saw and chisel to remove the wood...
by rancid crabtree
Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:49 pm
Forum: The Bowyers Workbench
Topic: Longbow build along part 2
Replies: 28
Views: 30061

Re: Longbow build along part 2

I've been a bit busy lately so time spent on the bow project has been short. I did get a replacement string from a very kind young man on a traditional archery site where I have been keeping this same blog. He sent not one but two strings for Josh's bow. I offered to pay him and he would hear nothin...
by rancid crabtree
Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:48 pm
Forum: The Bowyers Workbench
Topic: Longbow build along part 2
Replies: 28
Views: 30061

Re: Longbow build along part 2

With the antler and Bloodwood overlays glued in place. I began shaping the tips. I still have the very first fiberglass longbow I ever owned as a kid. It is a 25 pound bow and I wanted to make the tips of the new bow look something like my old bow. http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c239/212007154/jo...
by rancid crabtree
Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:46 pm
Forum: The Bowyers Workbench
Topic: Longbow build along part 2
Replies: 28
Views: 30061

Re: Longbow build along part 2

Today was a better day. If there is such a thing as a good time for a string to break, I guess I am lucky. I have a lot of work to do before I need a string again. I used my belt sander with a 50 grit belt to grind down the limbs to the lines I scribed. My lovely bride got a picture of me at work. h...
by rancid crabtree
Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:41 pm
Forum: The Bowyers Workbench
Topic: Longbow build along part 2
Replies: 28
Views: 30061

Re: Longbow build along part 2

It was a day of ups and downs on the bow project. It took a solid hour to free the bow from the form. Removing the spring clamps was easy, The epoxy covered strips of inner tube proved to be a bit tougher. The form cleaned up easy because of all the tape I used to protect it. http://i28.photobucket....
by rancid crabtree
Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:37 pm
Forum: The Bowyers Workbench
Topic: Longbow build along part 2
Replies: 28
Views: 30061

Longbow build along part 2

So, enough waiting already. Time to glue this bow up. I promised a local grade school I would give them a few hours on Friday so I took the whole day off and worked on the bow in the afternoon. I laid out everything I needed since the dry run a few days ago. Then I put both quart containers of the e...
by rancid crabtree
Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:31 pm
Forum: Hobbies
Topic: Leather finish for back quiver?
Replies: 7
Views: 3668

Re: Leather finish for back quiver?

I use neatsfoot oil followed by mink oil. Most all think of this nature will further darken the leather.
by rancid crabtree
Wed Jan 28, 2009 6:39 am
Forum: Hobbies
Topic: Another hobby. Knife making
Replies: 9
Views: 6620

Re: Another hobby. Knife making

I made that for the upcoming (March) WBH convention in Wausau. I donated it as a fund raiser.
by rancid crabtree
Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:47 pm
Forum: The Bowyers Workbench
Topic: Longbow build along part one
Replies: 21
Views: 32288

Re: Longbow build along part one

Since this blog is picture heavy, I will start page two to make it faster to load.
by rancid crabtree
Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:46 pm
Forum: The Bowyers Workbench
Topic: Longbow build along part one
Replies: 21
Views: 32288

Re: Longbow build along part one

I did a dry run and found something I never thought through (Which is the point of a dry run) http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c239/212007154/josh%20bow/joshbow154.jpg While the riser fits great on the empty form, adding the strip of fiberglass backing, four tapered laminations and the fiberglass f...