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Gave away another bow this evening

Messages posted to thread:
tradslinger 29-Sep-23
BowAholic 29-Sep-23
Bearfootin 29-Sep-23
LBshooter 29-Sep-23
Popester 30-Sep-23
Deno 30-Sep-23
smrobertson 30-Sep-23
Phil/VA 30-Sep-23
Eric Krewson 30-Sep-23
Batman 30-Sep-23
Bernie Bjorklund 30-Sep-23
Sasquatch73 30-Sep-23
Lastmohecken 30-Sep-23
Silverback 30-Sep-23
Kwikdraw 30-Sep-23
bentstick54 30-Sep-23
bradsmith2010santafe 01-Oct-23
reb 01-Oct-23
awry 01-Oct-23
From: tradslinger
Date: 29-Sep-23

We had a big get together at the house this evening. I made a big pulled pork, smoked for 5 hours and then cooked on low for 8 hours on low. A lot of good food and my father got to eat and talk a lot so that went great.

Since I have selfbows hanging from the ceiling log beams (log home), talk about them began pretty quickly and so I was busy showing and talking about them and building them. Had one guy, Jeff, that really liked them and was amazed by all of it.

So, after 2 hours of answering questions and showing him various bows, I handed him one, a 45# bow. He looked it over and so I strung it for him and he drew it back some and smiled pretty big. More questions and then I told him that the bow was his.

He looked at me and quietly asked, "Did you say that it was mine?" I nodded and he stared at the bow for a moment and then began even more questions. Now they were geared towards actual shooting and arrows. So I gave him one of my last back quivers that I had made and told him that I would have to fix him up with a few arrows in a couple of days.

Some day I will get some more leather and make another back quiver but it is what it is. Anyways, Jeff left showing his wife his new toys and I will be going to his house in a few days to show him the ropes with shooting it.

He told me that he even had an archery target that he had never used. I am quickly running out of bows and stuff but that is ok, love to see people get excited about them. I guess that I may should have kept the back quiver but I got caught up in it all and it was worth it. Hopefully he will really like it and pursue it. Sometimes they do.

From: BowAholic
Date: 29-Sep-23

cool Jerry. I hope that your friend realizes how much the gift is worth...not so much money value but the life value. It does a person some mental and physical good to pursue the skill of trad/primitive archery. You did a good thing.

From: Bearfootin
Date: 29-Sep-23

Very nice.

From: LBshooter
Date: 29-Sep-23

Good on you.

From: Popester
Date: 30-Sep-23

Very nice of you, Jerry!

From: Deno
Date: 30-Sep-23

Well done Jerry

From: smrobertson
Date: 30-Sep-23

Awesome of you to pass on your love of archery and to be a ambassador of our sport!

From: Phil/VA
Date: 30-Sep-23

Well done!

From: Eric Krewson
Date: 30-Sep-23

I have probably given away close to 75 bows that I have made over the years. At first, I would give them to people who wanted one but often these folk were wheel shooters. I found out later that most of these bows were never used. Later I vetted people to make sure they were traditional archers only before I gave them a bow.

From: Batman
Date: 30-Sep-23

Hi JERRY, OUTSTANDING! Hope that JEFF will fall in love with stick & string! BLESSED BE!

From: Bernie Bjorklund
Date: 30-Sep-23

That's a wonderful gift!


From: Sasquatch73
Date: 30-Sep-23

Well done. One at a time for the future.

From: Lastmohecken
Date: 30-Sep-23

Tradslinger, I think you are doing a great thing, by giving some of your bows to others, to enjoy and passing along the spark of archery and hunting to others.

From: Silverback
Date: 30-Sep-23

Good for you. Well done

From: Kwikdraw
Date: 30-Sep-23

You're a good man, and archer, and bowyer as well!

From: bentstick54
Date: 30-Sep-23

Once again Jerry, very nice gesture.

From: bradsmith2010santafe
Date: 01-Oct-23

congrats on sharing the bows,,

From: reb
Date: 01-Oct-23


From: awry
Date: 01-Oct-23


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