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Reply #15 - Apr 5th, 2020 at 9:04pm
 
Ah, that elusive perfect bow. I am making this one wider and long. It MIGHT come in @ 45 lbs @ 28" and stay there - if I don't mess up again Cry

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Reply #16 - Apr 5th, 2020 at 11:57pm
 
Iíd love to build something that gets above 45pound at 28Ē and is shorter than 60Ē nock to nock.
I always make my longer bows too weak and my shorter bows donít make the 28Ē draw

Also want to make a 13Ē riser for some old takedown limbs I have
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Reply #17 - Apr 6th, 2020 at 12:14pm
 
With you being in Arizona I would look into a hickory/sinew short bow. Bet you could make a rocket launcher out there with the relative humidity you have.
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Reply #18 - May 19th, 2020 at 11:25pm
 
I live in one of the valleys in the pic. We are surrounded by hundreds of miles of mtns, mesas, cliffs, valleys, creeks and rivers. Sometimes it does my heart good to climb up high and take a birds eye look at the surrounding forest.
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Reply #19 - May 20th, 2020 at 3:42am
 
That is amazing!!!
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Reply #20 - May 20th, 2020 at 4:39am
 
Nice looking spot
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Reply #21 - May 20th, 2020 at 6:23am
 
Been spending as much time hiking as I can. We have some great areas near me. Everything is starting to leaf out and bloom. I also found some great fossils I've been IDing.
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Reply #22 - May 20th, 2020 at 7:57am
 
I used to live in Tucson. Arizona is a beautiful state. I really loved going up to the mountains especially. Itís like a different world up there.
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Reply #23 - May 20th, 2020 at 5:26pm
 
Morphy wrote on May 20th, 2020 at 7:57am:
I used to live in Tucson. Arizona is a beautiful state. I really loved going up to the mountains especially. Itís like a different world up there.


Lived there in my early twenties
Mt Lemmon every weekend Smiley

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Reply #24 - May 20th, 2020 at 6:59pm
 
walter wrote on May 20th, 2020 at 5:26pm:
Morphy wrote on May 20th, 2020 at 7:57am:
I used to live in Tucson. Arizona is a beautiful state. I really loved going up to the mountains especially. Itís like a different world up there.


Lived there in my early twenties
Mt Lemmon every weekend Smiley



You got it man.  Cheesy
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Reply #25 - May 20th, 2020 at 11:32pm
 
Walter, that's absolutely beautiful.  You are blessed.
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Reply #26 - May 21st, 2020 at 6:41pm
 
Glad you like the pic
It is very hard to make a living here, but we love these forested mtns so chose to get by on bare necessities so we could walk out the door into the forest every day.
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Reply #27 - May 21st, 2020 at 9:26pm
 
Great pictures.  BTW, that 3/4 groove ax is really old.  Just at a guess, 9000+ years.

My thought when I saw the cliff picture was, "I'll bet you could throw a rock a mile from there..."
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Reply #28 - May 21st, 2020 at 10:28pm
 
Been meaning to give the axe head to a local museum. Have found a ton of potsherds and points over the years.

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Reply #29 - May 21st, 2020 at 10:37pm
 
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Nine thousand sounds about right. I had figured somewhere between 7000 and 11000 for the axe.
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