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Contributors to this thread:
Shug 23-Oct-22
[email protected] 23-Oct-22
JohnMC 23-Oct-22
Bowbaker 23-Oct-22
Shug 24-Oct-22
Treeline 24-Oct-22
Treeline 24-Oct-22
Rock 24-Oct-22
Rock 24-Oct-22
midwest 24-Oct-22
Treeline 24-Oct-22
Bou'bound 24-Oct-22
Grey Ghost 24-Oct-22
timex 24-Oct-22
timex 24-Oct-22
Jaquomo 24-Oct-22
EmbryOklahoma 24-Oct-22
drycreek 24-Oct-22
cnelk 24-Oct-22
KSflatlander 24-Oct-22
Bowfreak 24-Oct-22
Treeline 24-Oct-22
hdaman 24-Oct-22
deerhunter72 24-Oct-22
SlipShot 24-Oct-22
[email protected] 24-Oct-22
scentman 24-Oct-22
drycreek 24-Oct-22
Knifeman 24-Oct-22
Beendare 24-Oct-22
grizzley21 24-Oct-22
Beendare 24-Oct-22
ahunter76 24-Oct-22
Huntiam 24-Oct-22
Recurve Man 24-Oct-22
Shug 24-Oct-22
Snag 25-Oct-22
DanaC 25-Oct-22
x-man 25-Oct-22
x-man 25-Oct-22
x-man 25-Oct-22
x-man 25-Oct-22
Snag 25-Oct-22
Treeline 25-Oct-22
x-man 25-Oct-22
Grey Ghost 25-Oct-22
Inshart 25-Oct-22
YZF-88 25-Oct-22
Brian M. 25-Oct-22
Shug 25-Oct-22
Grey Ghost 25-Oct-22
Jebediah 25-Oct-22
elkmtngear 25-Oct-22
Cheesehead Mike 25-Oct-22
Cheesehead Mike 25-Oct-22
Cheesehead Mike 25-Oct-22
Cheesehead Mike 25-Oct-22
Snag 25-Oct-22
Jaquomo 25-Oct-22
Corax_latrans 25-Oct-22
Corax_latrans 25-Oct-22
So467 25-Oct-22
RJ Hunt 25-Oct-22
RJ Hunt 25-Oct-22
Beendare 26-Oct-22
Brian M. 26-Oct-22
EmbryOklahoma 26-Oct-22
WV Mountaineer 26-Oct-22
wooddamon1 26-Oct-22
woodguy65 26-Oct-22
fuzzy 29-Oct-22
SaddleReaper 30-Oct-22
From: Shug
23-Oct-22

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Shug's embedded Photo
Curious if anyone has a piece of equipment they personally made and use regularly…

While it’s made from a commercial bow quiver… I love this tite spot hip quiver I made…

23-Oct-22
I made my bow

From: JohnMC
23-Oct-22
I made a gate opener that worked pretty well, but she is off to college now.

From: Bowbaker
23-Oct-22
I too make my bows

From: Shug
24-Oct-22
JohnMc for the win

From: Treeline
24-Oct-22

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Treeline's embedded Photo
Arrows…

From: Treeline
24-Oct-22

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Treeline's embedded Photo
Bows

From: Rock
24-Oct-22

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Tree Stand I use to build.
Rock's embedded Photo
Tree Stand I use to build.
Tavis, I recognize that rotating Fletcher setup as I made that.

From: Rock
24-Oct-22

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Blind I use to build
Rock's embedded Photo
Blind I use to build

From: midwest
24-Oct-22
Lots of treestands back in the day, saddle platform, my first saddle, climbing sticks, my first ground blind (not nearly as nice as Rock's), gear hangers, lots of stuff.

From: Treeline
24-Oct-22
Yup, Ron! I have used the hell out of that since I bought it from you!

From: Bou'bound
24-Oct-22
I made something I call “buck fight on a string”.

Tie rope to rattling antlers which are teathered together. Dangle from stand bounce and clash them in the leaves on ground or rocks under stand by yanking rope. Limited movement And real sounds.

From: Grey Ghost
24-Oct-22

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Grey Ghost's embedded Photo
Not exactly "made" from scratch, but I rebuilt this AMC 360 V8 for my old Jeep CJ hunting rig. I did everything except the machine work to over-bore the cylinders and do the valve job. It pulled 325 HP and 360 ft-lbs of torque on the dyno, which is kinda silly for a 40 year old CJ. But it's a lot of fun when you mash the skinny pedal. ;-)

Matt

From: timex
24-Oct-22

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timex's embedded Photo
Turned this old insulated electronics building with a rotten floor that was going to the landfill into an awesome deer hanging cooler

From: timex
24-Oct-22

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timex's embedded Photo

From: Jaquomo
24-Oct-22

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Jaquomo's embedded Photo
Deer hat and elk hat. Two of my favorite hunting tools.

24-Oct-22

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EmbryOklahoma's embedded Photo
EmbryOklahoma's embedded Photo
EmbryOklahoma's embedded Photo
I made this stabilizer for my bow back in 1997 in a machine shop I worked at. It’s actually filled with hydraulic fluid and capped off, and wrapped with old Walmart camo tape. It’s been on a PSE Nova, Bowtech Tomcat and now an Elite. :)

And I made venison jerky over the weekend. 12 pounds worth. Ready for some stand time!

From: drycreek
24-Oct-22

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drycreek's embedded Photo
Ground blinds……four of them.

From: cnelk
24-Oct-22
I made a fork lift system for my ATV

From: KSflatlander
24-Oct-22
Cnelk- that ATV forklift is genius!!

From: Bowfreak
24-Oct-22
That is really cool Brad!

From: Treeline
24-Oct-22
Cool, Brad!

From: hdaman
24-Oct-22
The forklift would be very useful! Nice work!

From: deerhunter72
24-Oct-22
Some very cool stuff here! I love the forklift, pretty ingenious.

From: SlipShot
24-Oct-22

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SlipShot's embedded Photo
Use this trailer I built to get into our camp every year. This is a older picture.

24-Oct-22

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Glunt@work's embedded Photo
Longbow. In my 20s I quite an office job so I dyed my 3 pairs of khaki pants camo for hunting.

From: scentman
24-Oct-22
Plenty of great ideas, cnelk that forklift is the bomb... great way to block off fire wood.... up off the ground.

From: drycreek
24-Oct-22
cnelk, the fork lift is well thought out and would be handy as hell !

From: Knifeman
24-Oct-22

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Knifeman's embedded Photo
Sometimes I actually carry my own knives...

From: Beendare
24-Oct-22

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Arrow jig
Beendare's embedded Photo
Arrow jig
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Beendare's embedded Photo
Beendare's embedded Photo
Here still unfinished next to stock grip
Beendare's embedded Photo
Here still unfinished next to stock grip
I make a bunch of stuff, not so much to save $$ but to customize Tent and stove, Arrow jig, Bigger grip for my TT riser, bow press, bino mount, welding table, …I build stuff for a living so its a passion not just a profession.

From: grizzley21
24-Oct-22

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grizzley21's embedded Photo
some of my turkey box calls ,that i have made..

From: Beendare
24-Oct-22

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Bowpress mid project
Beendare's embedded Photo
Bowpress mid project
Not exactly a simple process to add multiple photos to the site…

From: ahunter76
24-Oct-22

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ahunter76's embedded Photo
More arrows than I can count. Made them all for my shop/lanes 18 years & now for myself & 8 family members.

From: Huntiam
24-Oct-22
Bunch of turkey calls

From: Recurve Man
24-Oct-22
Very nice work Grizz. Most guys have no clue what you've done there. Very good work. Recurve Man.

From: Shug
24-Oct-22
I no longer am proud of what I made looking at some of these posts

From: Snag
25-Oct-22

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Snag's embedded Photo
Love making wood arrows. Made a few self bows and one recurve. A couple of quivers. Being drawn into leather more time goes by.

From: DanaC
25-Oct-22

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DanaC's embedded Photo
I used to tie flies, back when arthritis wasn't a bother

From: x-man
25-Oct-22

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x-man's embedded Photo
I took This

From: x-man
25-Oct-22

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x-man's embedded Photo
And then I took This

From: x-man
25-Oct-22

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x-man's embedded Photo
And I made This

From: x-man
25-Oct-22
Sorry about the photo layout...

From: Snag
25-Oct-22
Nice job Xmas. I had a ‘52 3100 5 window same color all original. That 235 ci purred so soft and smooth you didn’t even know it was running. Had to part with it before I could haul a deer or elk with it. Loved that ride!

From: Treeline
25-Oct-22
Damn! Some mad skills and craftsmanship from some of you guys! Impressive!

From: x-man
25-Oct-22
My grandpa bought that truck new in 1951. I first drove that truck when I was 8 or 9. We loaded hay in the back and my brother got it going in granny low so I could stand on the seat and drive it out to the pasture. I would then get out with it driving itself, hop in the back and start spreading the hay out for the cows. It took me about an hour for the mile long round trip. We never did reach 25K miles on that truck. This transformation was last summers project. I finished it just in time to deliver to my dad for his 86th birthday. The (more)modern S10 chassis and drivetrain makes it fun and easy to drive now.

From: Grey Ghost
25-Oct-22
That's a very nice resto-mod, X-man! I would have never guessed that a '51 would fit on a modern S10 chassis. I bet your father was very pleased.

Matt

From: Inshart
25-Oct-22

From: YZF-88
25-Oct-22

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YZF-88's embedded Photo
Designed and 3D printed my own arrow saw.

From: Brian M.
25-Oct-22

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Brian M. 's embedded Photo
This took about 40 hrs start to finish. Didn't realize the dog run was in the way when we took the pic.

From: Shug
25-Oct-22
Lots of great stuff guys

From: Grey Ghost
25-Oct-22

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Grey Ghost's embedded Photo
It won't win any taxidermy awards, but I'm proud of how it turned out.

Matt

From: Jebediah
25-Oct-22

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Jebediah's embedded Photo
A few years ago I thought about making some exquisite box calls, or maybe a beautiful bone-handled knife. But then I though, “Nah, instead I’ll cut up a coat hanger.” What resulted is in the picture. A bow/equipment hook strap, using a cam strap that was laying around, and bent coat hanger pieces dipped in spray-on rubber as the hooks. Required zero skill obviously, basically zero money, and has served me well for several years. Hooks are movable and surprisingly strong.

From: elkmtngear
25-Oct-22
Some really amazing stuff here!

Only thing beside my Kids that I've made (of any importance), was this Portable blind/decoy/trekking pole thingy. My hunting partner and I developed it, and got the Patent on it in 2012. This is an old Promo Video from 2013, featuring Bowsite's own "Jaquomo":

25-Oct-22

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Cheesehead Mike's embedded Photo
Cheesehead Mike's embedded Photo
Including all interior upholstery
Cheesehead Mike's embedded Photo
Including all interior upholstery
Cheesehead Mike's embedded Photo
Built the motor and rebuilt the 4 speed tranny.
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Built the motor and rebuilt the 4 speed tranny.
I restored this.

25-Oct-22

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Cheesehead Mike's embedded Photo
Cheesehead Mike's embedded Photo
Cheesehead Mike's embedded Photo
I built this game cart about 30 years ago out of the aluminum frame from a scrapped truck topper. It's hauled countless deer, a few bear and a few elk. I wouldn't leave home without it!

25-Oct-22

Cheesehead Mike's embedded Photo
Cheesehead Mike's embedded Photo
I built these targets, one for field points and one for broadheads.

25-Oct-22

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Cheesehead Mike's embedded Photo
I made this food plot roller out of some discarded dock wheels.

From: Snag
25-Oct-22
Great story x-man. What a gift! Good heart. Cheesehead Mike that’s one of my other favorites. What a beauty.

From: Jaquomo
25-Oct-22
Jeff, I still use the umbrella-blind-decoy system regularly. It's a great tool. Heading to the plains with me next week. Bummer that it never caught on.

25-Oct-22

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Corax_latrans's embedded Photo
I needed a quiver, so I put this together.

It at least has some character. My arrows happen to have a whole lot more character, so I borrowed my sons for the photo opportunity…

25-Oct-22

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Corax_latrans's embedded Photo
And I’ve given it some use.

Pretty low-end stuff comparatively speaking, but I’m competing in a different category ;)

From: So467
25-Oct-22
I made a broadhead tuner out of an arrow straightener for aluminum arrows. And braided a 550 chord for the best pull up rope ever.

From: RJ Hunt
25-Oct-22

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RJ Hunt's embedded Photo
So this is my daily carry knife that I made. I use it daily and also for hunting. Is CPM magnacut stainless

From: RJ Hunt
25-Oct-22

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RJ Hunt's embedded Photo
I also made this one. I finished it up this week.

From: Beendare
26-Oct-22
Mike C…love that car

Brian- won’t you have to trim the bow arm of that ghillie?

From: Brian M.
26-Oct-22
Beendare, yes I did. The inside of arm needed some trimming, but I also didn't put as much jute there. Just the back of arm. I also left my left chest free of jute. Since then, I added some plastic leaves to hat, shoulders and arms.

26-Oct-22
Pretty cool stuff on here! RJ… those knives are beautiful!

26-Oct-22
Who hear votes Brad go into business to build those thing. Patent that thing!!!!! But, build me one before selling out to live on royalties.

From: wooddamon1
26-Oct-22

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Nice stuff guys! Been making my own arrows for 25+ years but recently started making Osage bows as well.

From: woodguy65
26-Oct-22

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Bourbon/cigar box with antler handles.

From: fuzzy
29-Oct-22

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fuzzy's embedded Photo
Didn't make it but designed it. Alternative sewage disposal System, TL2 aerobic pre treatment and shallow placed gravel trench drainfield

From: SaddleReaper
30-Oct-22

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SaddleReaper's embedded Photo
Made... well, not exactly. Designed - yep. Have killed some deer with bows I've designed :)

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