Sitka Mountain Gear
A day in the bowshop
Pennsylvania
Contributors to this thread:
bowkevin 03-Feb-18
bowkevin 03-Feb-18
hawkeye in PA 03-Feb-18
Red Beastmaster 03-Feb-18
Bourbonator 03-Feb-18
Jeff Durnell 04-Feb-18
RC 04-Feb-18
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bowkevin 04-Feb-18
Jeff Durnell 04-Feb-18
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RC 04-Feb-18
horsethief51 04-Feb-18
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RC 04-Feb-18
bowkevin 04-Feb-18
Red Beastmaster 04-Feb-18
RC 04-Feb-18
Jeff Durnell 04-Feb-18
HARRY CARRY 04-Feb-18
RC 04-Feb-18
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Jeff Durnell 04-Feb-18
RC 04-Feb-18
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HARRY CARRY 05-Feb-18
Bourbonator 05-Feb-18
Coop 06-Feb-18
Jeff Durnell 06-Feb-18
RC 06-Feb-18
Jeff Durnell 06-Feb-18
bowkevin 11-Feb-18
Muldoon 12-Feb-18
RC 12-Feb-18
Rut Nut 12-Feb-18
RC 12-Feb-18
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HARRY CARRY 12-Feb-18
From: bowkevin
03-Feb-18

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Had a good day in Roy's bowshop. Ryan started his new bow and my one piece hickory cracked but I started a new laminated one. Thank you so much Roy.

From: bowkevin
03-Feb-18

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03-Feb-18
Are you sure it was hickory? ;)

03-Feb-18
Yeah, for sure. There were hickory nuts all around it.

From: Bourbonator
03-Feb-18
LOL

From: Jeff Durnell
04-Feb-18
Lmao

From: RC
04-Feb-18

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LOL Yup we had a good day, till Kevins bow splintered.

But it was a fun day anyways.

From: RC
04-Feb-18

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Crap, I can't edit the second picture.

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04-Feb-18

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04-Feb-18

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Ryan's lams Z spliced and Kevin's lams done.
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Ryan's lams Z spliced and Kevin's lams done.

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04-Feb-18

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04-Feb-18

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04-Feb-18

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From: bowkevin
04-Feb-18
That's funny Red ??

From: Jeff Durnell
04-Feb-18
Upside down and sideways pictures... there's a shocker. You always tell me it's because I don't know how to use MY phone. Lol.

From: Jeff Durnell
04-Feb-18

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I made osage chips today, but I'm not making a bow. I'm making an osage handle for an old hand forged 5 lb hammer that came from the family farm. Its use has skipped at least two full generations, but that's about to change.

From: RC
04-Feb-18
Ah go pound salt with your new hammer:)

You hain't made a bow in years...

04-Feb-18
Nice Jeff. Those guys still have all their fingers Roy?

04-Feb-18
Nice Jeff. Those guys still have all their fingers Roy?

From: RC
04-Feb-18
They got the one that counts:)

From: bowkevin
04-Feb-18
Good idea Jeff and yes Art we still have our fingers

04-Feb-18
Jeff "Thor" Durnell in his shop poundin' away.

From: RC
04-Feb-18
Red, that's a 10.

It wouldn't be the first time..

LMFAO: )

From: Jeff Durnell
04-Feb-18
Go ahead and chortle, mortals. Certainly, this will be like no 'hammer' you've ever seen or used. For countless years it's owned and awaited its destiny. Upon her first backswing, she'll coax all bow gods from their lairs, seduce them, and they'll bow and kneel. Upon the following downward thrust... thunder will be heard throughout the land as perfectly tillered bows sail from any nearby osage tree into the hands of only the most deserving archers.

Sometimes things are worth doing.

From: HARRY CARRY
04-Feb-18
2 questions: Jeff: around how old might that hammer be? I remember seeing "heads" like that when the family was cleaning out my maternal Grandpa's garage (Floyd Park, 1900-1978), as he too was an old country farm boy. I never saw the hammer heads again, after that day.

RC: what is that "new" tool, that Ryan and Keven are "feeding" the lams into?

From: RC
04-Feb-18
It is a drum sander.

From: RC
04-Feb-18

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04-Feb-18

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From: Jeff Durnell
04-Feb-18
Randy, I honestly don't know. I searched the internet, but haven't found anything that appears to be even remotely from the same era.

From: RC
04-Feb-18

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From my grandpa's farm.

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04-Feb-18

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04-Feb-18

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From: HARRY CARRY
05-Feb-18
Jeff, my grandfather was from Indiana County, in the Creekside/Shelocta area, in the 19-teens. Don't know if what I saw in his old garage was indigenous to that particular neck of the woods. Good luck on giving yours a new life, and finding its age/history. Thanks, RC, for the explanation.

From: Bourbonator
05-Feb-18
Love the saws Roy, they look great displayed on your walls!

From: Coop
06-Feb-18
Looks like fun. I haven't made a bow in over 10 years. I gave all my bow making stuff, laminated and selfbow, to my friend Tim.

From: Jeff Durnell
06-Feb-18
Hi Coop. Been a while.

I give stuff away, but i still have plenty. My wife can give away all of my stuff or burn it when I'm dead. That's part of my 'gift' to her.... the task of getting rid of a bunch of my 'treasures' once I croak.

From: RC
06-Feb-18
Ya hain't given me nutten but crap:)

From: Jeff Durnell
06-Feb-18
Yer a different kind of needy.

From: bowkevin
11-Feb-18

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Ryan got his bow glued up today

From: Muldoon
12-Feb-18
That hammer head is indeed an old one, and is likely a "flatter", a head commonly used to flatten metal on an anvil prior to turning it into an other desired shape

From: RC
12-Feb-18

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From: Rut Nut
12-Feb-18
Looks good Ryan!

From: RC
12-Feb-18

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12-Feb-18

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12-Feb-18

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12-Feb-18

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12-Feb-18

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12-Feb-18

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12-Feb-18

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From: HARRY CARRY
12-Feb-18
Great photos, Roy. Looks like the crew is doing quite well, AND BUSY!

You've obviously added a few more tools since my adventures back in 2007.

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