Traditional Archery Discussions on the Leatherwall


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bodymanbowyer 06-Jun-18
bigdaddy 06-Jun-18
Barber 06-Jun-18
Mountain Man 06-Jun-18
bodymanbowyer 06-Jun-18
White Falcon 06-Jun-18
bodymanbowyer 06-Jun-18
Riverwolf 06-Jun-18
Mountain Man 06-Jun-18
fishin coyote 06-Jun-18
Curt 06-Jun-18
Nrthernrebel05 06-Jun-18
The Whittler 06-Jun-18
bodymanbowyer 06-Jun-18
KDdog 06-Jun-18
bodymanbowyer 06-Jun-18
Wojo14 06-Jun-18
bodymanbowyer 06-Jun-18
bodymanbowyer 06-Jun-18
Pa Steve 07-Jun-18
Mountain Man 07-Jun-18
Nocklow 07-Jun-18
Stoner 07-Jun-18
George Tsoukalas 07-Jun-18
bodymanbowyer 08-Jun-18
bodymanbowyer 08-Jun-18
bodymanbowyer 08-Jun-18
bodymanbowyer 08-Jun-18
bodymanbowyer 08-Jun-18
Dao 08-Jun-18
BATMAN 08-Jun-18
bodymanbowyer 08-Jun-18
bodymanbowyer 08-Jun-18
Kwikdraw 08-Jun-18
bodymanbowyer 10-Jun-18
bodymanbowyer 10-Jun-18
bodymanbowyer 10-Jun-18
bodymanbowyer 10-Jun-18
Nocklow 11-Jun-18
BOX CALL 11-Jun-18
joe vt 11-Jun-18
bodymanbowyer 11-Jun-18
bodymanbowyer 11-Jun-18
Barber 11-Jun-18
bodymanbowyer 12-Jun-18
BOX CALL 12-Jun-18
bodymanbowyer 12-Jun-18
bodymanbowyer 12-Jun-18
bodymanbowyer 12-Jun-18
bodymanbowyer 12-Jun-18
bodymanbowyer 12-Jun-18
bodymanbowyer 12-Jun-18
bodymanbowyer 12-Jun-18
BOX CALL 12-Jun-18
Ken Schwartz 12-Jun-18
Catskills 12-Jun-18
bodymanbowyer 12-Jun-18
Mountain Man 12-Jun-18
bodymanbowyer 12-Jun-18
bodymanbowyer 12-Jun-18
Mountain Man 12-Jun-18
bodymanbowyer 12-Jun-18
Catskills 12-Jun-18
fishin coyote 12-Jun-18
bodymanbowyer 12-Jun-18
Jim Keller 13-Jun-18
bodymanbowyer 13-Jun-18
bodymanbowyer 16-Jun-18
bodymanbowyer 16-Jun-18
bodymanbowyer 16-Jun-18
bodymanbowyer 16-Jun-18
bodymanbowyer 16-Jun-18
bodymanbowyer 16-Jun-18
bodymanbowyer 16-Jun-18
bodymanbowyer 16-Jun-18
bodymanbowyer 16-Jun-18
bodymanbowyer 16-Jun-18
Shifting Shadow 16-Jun-18
bodymanbowyer 16-Jun-18
KDdog 16-Jun-18
loose arrow 17-Jun-18
Nemah 17-Jun-18
bodymanbowyer 20-Jun-18
fishin coyote 20-Jun-18
Mountain Man 20-Jun-18
Riverwolf 20-Jun-18
From: bodymanbowyer
Date: 06-Jun-18

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Macassar ebony with red heart and maple accent stripe. Going to have maple limbs red and black glass on opposing sides. This one's for my grandson building one that he can grow into. JF

From: bigdaddy
Date: 06-Jun-18




that will look cool

From: Barber
Date: 06-Jun-18




Can’t wait to see how this turns out

From: Mountain Man
Date: 06-Jun-18




So like the reverse of your red bow with the pattern

From: bodymanbowyer
Date: 06-Jun-18

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Kinda like this one, cuzin Deano's Bow. JF

From: White Falcon
Date: 06-Jun-18




Love heart wood!

From: bodymanbowyer
Date: 06-Jun-18




Oops Red and Gray glass. My bad,I was thinking of Dao's Bow. That's my grandson's school colors red and gray. JF

From: Riverwolf
Date: 06-Jun-18




Beauty , can't wait to see this one either ;)

From: Mountain Man
Date: 06-Jun-18




Ahh,,thought so itll match his letterman jacket ; ) Im watching brother

From: fishin coyote
Date: 06-Jun-18




The dark side is hanging on a hook in the background :) Seriously though can't wait to see the finished product

From: Curt
Date: 06-Jun-18




Man, wish I was yer cuzzin!

From: Nrthernrebel05
Date: 06-Jun-18




That should make a beauty

From: The Whittler
Date: 06-Jun-18




Lucky grandson. I thought shooting a compound was the dark side?

From: bodymanbowyer
Date: 06-Jun-18




It's only Dark because of the Black wood sides,of the Ebony. I've never used it before. This one is gonna have a heart beat. Go Lancers!!! Traditional archery is actually the Brite side :-)

From: KDdog
Date: 06-Jun-18




Gorgeous, as usual.

From: bodymanbowyer
Date: 06-Jun-18

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While the Dark sides. Is drying iin the vice and clamps,to it's mate. I thought I've time to square up it's Red Heart brother :-):-)

From: Wojo14
Date: 06-Jun-18




That will look sweet. Darth Vader!

~Wojo

From: bodymanbowyer
Date: 06-Jun-18

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Strange colors for sanding dust. Black,Red and white,maple. JF

From: bodymanbowyer
Date: 06-Jun-18

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It's brother in the rough. All straight and square. JF

From: Pa Steve
Date: 07-Jun-18




That's going to be one sweet looking bow. I'm sure your grandson will treasure it. Can't wait to see it finished.

From: Mountain Man
Date: 07-Jun-18




Curt,,,,ive try'd,,,,his cuz'n is a bow slut and the daughters and sisters are all married Ya just gota pony up like the rest of us ; )

From: Nocklow
Date: 07-Jun-18




May the Force be with you, Jedi Master.

From: Stoner
Date: 07-Jun-18




You sir are a true craftsman. John

From: George Tsoukalas
Date: 07-Jun-18




Awesome! That is a striking color. Jawge

From: bodymanbowyer
Date: 08-Jun-18

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I had to join two pieces of ebony down the center to get the grain running the way I want. Turns out that there will be a blind spot under the palm. JF

From: bodymanbowyer
Date: 08-Jun-18

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From: bodymanbowyer
Date: 08-Jun-18

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From: bodymanbowyer
Date: 08-Jun-18

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This is gonna be cool :-) JF

From: bodymanbowyer
Date: 08-Jun-18

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From: Dao
Date: 08-Jun-18




boy that's gonna look stunning!

From: BATMAN Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 08-Jun-18




B-MAN, Keep me in the loop! STAY SAFE & WELL

From: bodymanbowyer
Date: 08-Jun-18

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Layed up exactly how I want it. Now drill for tooth pick peg. This will make it a cynch when I glue and clamp it. JF

From: bodymanbowyer
Date: 08-Jun-18

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From: Kwikdraw
Date: 08-Jun-18




Gonna be super!

From: bodymanbowyer
Date: 10-Jun-18

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Little more progress on ol Dark sides and his brother. I squared up the Dark sides and glued up the brother. JF

From: bodymanbowyer
Date: 10-Jun-18

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From: bodymanbowyer
Date: 10-Jun-18

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Lots of different colors for wood :-) JF

From: bodymanbowyer
Date: 10-Jun-18

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The Dark sides brother.Redheart, with the same color accent stripes. JF

From: Nocklow
Date: 11-Jun-18




Wow, I want one or two or three of them.

From: BOX CALL Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Jun-18

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Here is the real dark side some of us end up with health problems.thankful for them.

From: joe vt
Date: 11-Jun-18




Looking great Jeff!! Which one is heading to Vermont?

From: bodymanbowyer
Date: 11-Jun-18

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I had a little bit of time after grandsons baseball game. I cleaned up and squared up the Redheart brother. JF

From: bodymanbowyer
Date: 11-Jun-18

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Now both brothers are ready to layout the bellyramps, tommorow maybe and trim out on the bandsaw. Till tomorrow. Have a great night everybody. JF

From: Barber
Date: 11-Jun-18




What length bows are these going to be Jeff ?

From: bodymanbowyer
Date: 12-Jun-18




Joey they are going to be 66" just like yours and 40-42 @ 28"

From: BOX CALL Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 12-Jun-18




Are those inlays premade.pretty neat.

From: bodymanbowyer
Date: 12-Jun-18

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Dan I make up my own accent stripes :-) JF

From: bodymanbowyer
Date: 12-Jun-18

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From: bodymanbowyer
Date: 12-Jun-18

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Kind of a long process :-) JF

From: bodymanbowyer
Date: 12-Jun-18

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From: bodymanbowyer
Date: 12-Jun-18




Hoops The Cutting of the 2-inch blocks are out of order. LOL

From: bodymanbowyer
Date: 12-Jun-18

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Now they all get run through my thickness sander till I get them all the thickness that I want down to .042 I think on the skinny ones

From: bodymanbowyer
Date: 12-Jun-18

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From: BOX CALL Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 12-Jun-18




Awesome!

From: Ken Schwartz
Date: 12-Jun-18




Awesome ! Love watching a build Ken

From: Catskills
Date: 12-Jun-18




That is beautiful, intricate work.

What is the gray colored adhesive you used to glue the ebony ? Would it work on teak ?

From: bodymanbowyer
Date: 12-Jun-18




It only appears Gray after its sanded it's smooth on epoxy. It would go clear if it was sanded and cleared again. JF

From: Mountain Man
Date: 12-Jun-18




Ok im lost as usual

Are ya making one bow,,yin and yan or are you make ng the boy two boys one black one red?

: )

From: bodymanbowyer
Date: 12-Jun-18

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I'm making each grandson his own Longbow. All traced out, ready for the bandsaw when I get more time. JF

From: bodymanbowyer
Date: 12-Jun-18




No fancy cnc machineing here. Just my template,cut and grind by feel and my eyes. Oh and I do listen to the grinder on how it's cutting to get in the groove of things. That's my process. JF

From: Mountain Man
Date: 12-Jun-18




Ok I thought there were two bows goong on here Im slow but sure ole pal,,,carry on

From: bodymanbowyer
Date: 12-Jun-18




LOL. Thank you sir I will :-)

From: Catskills
Date: 12-Jun-18




I love your craftsmanship, I aspire to the same level in my cabinetry.

From: fishin coyote
Date: 12-Jun-18




Nice to see how you made the accents very informative. The lamp needs a mate so be careful with them :)

From: bodymanbowyer
Date: 12-Jun-18




Mike, I know what your saying, LOL :-\ JF

From: Jim Keller
Date: 13-Jun-18




Really cool JEFF, thanks for taking us along. Jim

From: bodymanbowyer
Date: 13-Jun-18




Here we go, starting with the Red brother. Saw about a 1/16 from the line. Cuz I'm not really steady on following the line closer. Chicken,yup. I can get it perfect on my edge grinder :-) sorry :-\ no pictures tonight,server error:- (JF

From: bodymanbowyer
Date: 16-Jun-18

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Date: 16-Jun-18

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Date: 16-Jun-18

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Date: 16-Jun-18

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Date: 16-Jun-18

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Now to really get the bellyramps shaped up wit long gentle fadeouts. JF

From: bodymanbowyer
Date: 16-Jun-18

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From: bodymanbowyer
Date: 16-Jun-18

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Sweeeetness right there.

From: bodymanbowyer
Date: 16-Jun-18

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Now that they are the same size. Lets see what the weight difference is.

From: bodymanbowyer
Date: 16-Jun-18

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Yeppers Ebony is very heavy, coool. JF

From: bodymanbowyer
Date: 16-Jun-18

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I have an idea for these cut off :-) JF

From: Shifting Shadow
Date: 16-Jun-18




I like the stripe down the handle and the JF monogram.

From: bodymanbowyer
Date: 16-Jun-18

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These two brothers Dark sides and Redheart,are gonna be sporty :-)

From: KDdog
Date: 16-Jun-18




Sweetness indeed!

From: loose arrow
Date: 17-Jun-18




Very enjoyable to follow, thank you.

From: Nemah
Date: 17-Jun-18




Nice work Jeff! Richard

From: bodymanbowyer
Date: 20-Jun-18

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Did a little research and development of what to do with the cutoffs from the belly ramps. JF

From: fishin coyote
Date: 20-Jun-18




Now thats a slick idea

From: Mountain Man
Date: 20-Jun-18




Your gona need a big shaft for that sucker!

Good target points for an Atlatl : )

From: Riverwolf
Date: 20-Jun-18




These are gonna be a pair of real beauties ,,,Not that all the others I have seen you build haven't been also ;)

Me thoughts you were going to do some fancy pants tip overlays with those cut-offs ;)





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