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My 2014 Schedule

Summer is finally here and I plan on going out my local archery clubs for their public shoots. It’s a great way to meet new archers and sell my archery equipment in person. This summer, I’ll be going to Tomahawk Archers.  They’re located in Temperance, Michigan.

They have a real nice club and the folks there are top notch. So if you live near Michigan or Ohio, it would be a great way to try out my longbows and arrows. I always encourage everyone to give them a try…with no pressure to buy!

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I’ll be updating my website and posting more videos and picture galleries of my handmade arrows. I’ve added a new video category, so if you’re interested in seeing examples of my longbows and arrows, they’ll be easy to find.

If you’d like to see how I make my arrows, leave me a comment below and I’ll try to make one of those too.

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Traditional Longbows for Kids

Recently, I’ve had many customers ask me about traditional longbows for their kids.  Longbows are simple and real easy to shoot, provided they are the proper draw weight.   It’s not fun for a child to try to pull and shoot a longbow if it’s too hard.   They won’t be very accurate and their confidence will suffer.

My grand daughter just out grew her kids Bear fiberglass bow.  Her Bear bow belonged to her mom (my daughter).   It’s close to 45 years old and still works great, however my grand daughter was ready for a step up.

I had a new English style longbow in my inventory and let her try it.   Boy, she just loved it.   It’s her favorite bow to shoot and she’s very accurate with it.   It’s just the right draw weight.  It’s 35# @28″ and 64″ long.

As she grows, this bow will grow with her.   She isn’t drawing it back fully yet, so I made her shorter arrows for her draw.

Here’s the best part…as she gets stronger and taller, she can still use the same bow, but will only need longer arrows.

So, for the investment of $150, these lighter English longbows are perfect for young archers.    Watch this video of my grand daughter shooting the English longbow and see how accurate and comfortable she is.

I am so proud of her.

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New Hickory Bamboo Backed Medicine Longbow with Arrows

Today, I’d like to debut my new Medicine Bow.

It’s a Bamboo backed Hickory Longbow that comes with three custom made arrows.  It’s a beauty which I am very proud of.

   This longbow is 60″ long with a 35 lb. @ 27″ draw and right handed. I stained the bow an Osage color and hand painted the design.  For decoration, I also added a glass primitive arrow head and brown rabbit fur around the leather grip.

Included in this set are three 27″ long, 5/16″ diameter POC arrows.  The feathers are both glued and tied down.

This all can be yours for only $225 plus shipping.

 Send me an email or give me a call 313-318-4185 to place an order.

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The Hunt

Since hunting season has officially begun, I wanted to post a picture of my good friend, Harry Mitchell.   He lives in South Dakota and is a traditional bow hunter.   Harry’s pictured here with his traditional harvest and the hickory longbow he used for the hunt.

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Harry Mitchell

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Longbow Gallery-In Time for Hunting Season

Longbows on display at Tomahawk Archers

Last weekend, I went out to my favorite archery club, Tomahawk Archers.  They’re located in Temperance, Michigan, near the Ohio border.   They’re real nice folks and always treat me right.  I enjoy meeting the archers and talking about my longbows and handmade arrows.

We took some photos at Tomahawk Archers and put together a nice gallery to show what I have available for sale.  I have traditional longbows, English style longbows, and my custom painted “Medicine Bows”.  Fir and bamboo shaft arrows and custom made quivers.

I have new one of a kind throwing tomahawks for sale.  Info. and pictures coming soon for those!

Just give me a call to discuss specifications and prices.  Bows start at $150 and arrows start at $8 each.   I accept money orders and credit cards that can be paid by invoice through Pay Pal.

 

 
Longbows on display at Tomahawk Archers
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Traditional Harvest with a Hickory Longbow

Deer taken with her bamboo backed hickory longbow

Pat Mitchell in South Dakota

With hunting season upon us, I wanted to share some pictures of deer taken with a traditional hickory longbow. This is Pat Mitchell with her traditional harvest taken with a bamboo backed hickory longbow.

My good friends, Harry Mitchell and his wife Pat live in South Dakota and only hunt Pope and Young deer.

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Pat Mitchell

As you can see,  Harry and Pat have had good hunting seasons with their traditional longbows.  All of these deer were shot from 20 yards or less.  The hickory bamboo backed longbows are accurate and real good for hunting.

The Mitchell Bucks proudly displayed in their living room.

The Mitchell Bucks proudly displayed in their living room.

I’ve got many bamboo backed hickory longbows for sale and ready to be shipped for this season’s hunt.

Starting at $150, it’s an affordable way to try out traditional archery.  Give me a call at 313-318-4185 for more info.

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My workshop and finished arrows

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I just finished a couple of dozen arrows for one of my customers and he stopped by my workshop to pick them up.   While he was there, he snapped a picture of me, proudly displaying my handiwork.  I really enjoy working in my little shop.  It’s always nice to chat with my customers and explain how I make my archery equipment.

 

 

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Debut Bamboo Shaft Arrows

 

One dozen handmade bamboo arrows

One dozen handmade bamboo arrowsI am proud to show off my new handmade bamboo arrows. They are real nice and fly great. I’ve received a lot of compliments on how nice they fly. These have domestic turkey feathers and 125 grain field points. The spine is 60-65 pounds. These came out to be 30 1/2″ long from the nock groove to the back of the head of the field point.

They are becoming popular and I’m working on filling orders for a dozen each. Give me call @ 313-318-4185 for more info. They are priced at $9 each, plus shipping.

 

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Lincoln Bowmen Public Shoot May 2013

My family and I had a great time at Lincoln Bowmen for their public shoot in May 2013.   They invited me back to set up my goodies for sale.  We had a beautiful day.  I debuted my custom bamboo arrows.  Boy, they went over great.   I sold a bunch and even sold some bamboo shafts and feathers for those who like to make their own arrows.   So, now I’m making up more bamboo shaft arrows for sale.  The archers who have tried them, comment on nice they fly.

One of the best parts of my day is shooting with my granddaughter. She’s seven and a real good shooter. She has great form! She’s very serious and competitive. It feels good to pass this sport that has been a part of my life for so many years… down to my family.

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2012 Traditional Jamboree at Royal Oak Archers, Oakland Michigan

Last year was my first year going to traditional shoots and selling my handmade longbows and arrows.  I took my family out to Royal Oak Archers, in Oakland Michigan and we had a real nice time.

I sold a few bows and met some real cool guys.   The club is top rate and sits on some beautiful land in Oakland County.  The club members were great.  They made us feel like part of their family, especially since it was our first time there.   We went back many more times over the summer for other shoots and had a real nice experience each time.

This is a picture of me at the 2012 Traditional Jamboree Shoot.

Traditional Jamboree Shoot at Royal Oak Archers.

Traditional Jamboree Shoot at Royal Oak Archers.

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3D Turkey Shoot This Weekend at Lincoln Bowmen

cropped-hickory-stick-longbows-logo.jpgThis weekend, Sunday April 28th, I am going to Lincoln Bowmen Archery for their 3D Turkey Shoot.   I’ll have all my stuff out there for sale.  It should be a beautiful weekend…sunny and warm in Michigan.

Check out their website for details.

http://www.lincolnbowmen.org/

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Tomahawk Archers Public Shoot

Tomahawk Archers Public Shoot

Today, I went out to Tomahawk Archers in Temperance, Michigan.  I always have a great time out there.  That is a great archery club.  The people are real nice and treat me well.   It’s a great group out there that run the club.  First rate!  It’s located in southern Michigan and very close to the border of Ohio.

I bring all my longbows and arrows and set up a table to sell my handmade goods.  I bring my teenage grandson and have a wonderful time.  They have a guy at the club who hand paints the targets and they are a work of art.   Almost too nice to shoot at.   Each month they have a different theme for their targets.   They even have a “dinosaur” shoot for the kids.   It’s a great place for the whole family.

The club has public shoots every month.  I take my daughter, grandson and granddaughter in the summer and we all have a great day out there.  My daughter and granddaughter like to shoot and my grandson helps me to sell my merchandise.

Today was good day…I sold a longbow and took an order for 2 dozen custom arrows.   Time to get back to the workshop and get started on those arrows.

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My personal hand painted bow and quiver

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The Deer Slayer-Handmade Arrow

The truth be known, shots at game are few and far between, why not harvest with an arrow truly worth the value of the game itself?

Fletched with three wild turkey feathers that have been glued and tied down in a classic shape.

Howard Hill 140 gr. hunting point that will not windplane.

A fir shaft 11/32” tapered to 5/16”.  Shaft total weight of over 500 gr.

Truly a special handmade arrow.

$25 plus shipping

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Hickory Stick Bamboo Backed Longbow

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Different views of my new handmade bow.

Different views of my new handmade bow.

Today I just finished another handmade bow.  I sure love to make these longbows.  This one really came out nice.  I used brown leather dye on the bamboo and it came out just beautiful.  I’m real happy with the way I painted the hand rest.  The green paint looks great against the deep color of the stained bamboo.  I finished it off with three coats of Birch wood Casey True Oil.

Another fine longbow, if I don’t say so myself!  Image,

This longbow is 64 inches long, right handed, 45 lbs @ 28″ draw and comes with a one year warranty.

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