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  • A new toy.

    I purchased a new toy today. A recurve bow kit and half a doz. arrows. I got by with less than $200 bucks. I swung by Home Depot and got a 4x8x2" sheet of foam board cut in half for 4x4. I'll use that for a target backer, arrow catcher.
    The bow is only 25lb draw so this old guy can have fun with it.
    https://www.lancasterarchery.com/pse...w-package.html
    Happy daddy's day to me!!!
    Pacifism is great, as long as everyone is participating.



    StephenD


    The Southern Arizona Woodturners Association
    Desert Woodcrafters
    Grandpa for the 7 most amazing children.

  • #2
    If I were to shoot, I would need a bigger backer
    Denny
    ArtCrafters in Dayton, TN

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    • #3
      What a fun toy! I hope you have a large back yard.
      Rolf
      RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, Nova 1624 DVR XP
      Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
      Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
      And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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      • #4
        I used to shoot at lancaster range a lot, we had leagues just like bowling leagues, when i lived in the philly area, RJ
        Life Begins @ 190 MPH

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        • #5
          I measured off 10 yards and started slinging. easy enough to hit the 4x4 backer and close to the coffee can lid I stuck to it. 18 shots and that was enough for a few hours. Cripes, I'm getting old.
          Pacifism is great, as long as everyone is participating.



          StephenD


          The Southern Arizona Woodturners Association
          Desert Woodcrafters
          Grandpa for the 7 most amazing children.

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          • #6
            Now that's a cool way to maintain hand/eye coordination. Enjoy that toy--- and--- HAPPY FATHERS DAY TO ALL THE DADS OUT THERE!
            Linda at www.ArtIngrained.com

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            • #7
              Once upon a time ( in the 70's) i attempted bow hunting. I believe the bow had a 45 pound draw. I quickly learned that it was not for me. It takes lot of hard work and practice just to be fair at it. Good is a whole different level. I hope you do better than I did.
              Scott
              Creator of fine designer sawdust.

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              • #8
                A few weeks ago Elliott was looking around and saw a bow and arrows in the rafters in the basement. PopPop I didn’t know you had a bow and arrow. I don’t. It’s Mimi’s. Been a long time since I used it. Maybe I should get it out again.
                Betty

                "Congress needs to realize it is a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Not of the people, by the people and for Congress." - Dr. Benjamin Carson, Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Johns Hopkins Hospital

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by will8989 View Post
                  A few weeks ago Elliott was looking around and saw a bow and arrows in the rafters in the basement. PopPop I didn’t know you had a bow and arrow. I don’t. It’s Mimi’s. Been a long time since I used it. Maybe I should get it out again.
                  That will make Bruce nervous!
                  Rolf
                  RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, Nova 1624 DVR XP
                  Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
                  Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
                  And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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                  • #10
                    Well, yesterday, I shot my 18 in the morning. The grands came over and I got one of em to try it out. I had to demonstrate so I got another 12 or so in. Last night I finished up with 90 for the day. Going to challenge myself to one hundred arrows a day for one hundred days. Made an excel spreadsheet and everything. Gona get gud.
                    The spread sheet is the busy work that usually takes up most of the time in projects of self improvement efforts.
                    Pacifism is great, as long as everyone is participating.



                    StephenD


                    The Southern Arizona Woodturners Association
                    Desert Woodcrafters
                    Grandpa for the 7 most amazing children.

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                    • #11
                      Weell, I was shooting my 9 arrows at the target at the archery store indoor range. I was slinging 180 arrows a day four or five days a week. The coach at the store told me to knock it off and to slow down. I will admit my upper back wasn't very happy with me so I'm slowing down. At his "suggestion", I'll shoot three arrows, rest a couple minutes and another three. Not as much fun but will give it a try. I have improved on the 20 yards targets. I was getting just less than one percent in the yellow, now I'm inconsistently getting above that. progress.
                      Pacifism is great, as long as everyone is participating.



                      StephenD


                      The Southern Arizona Woodturners Association
                      Desert Woodcrafters
                      Grandpa for the 7 most amazing children.

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