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.
This 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.
Categories: Handmade Arrows, Longbows, Traditional Archery
Tags: 3d shoot, archery, arrows, lincoln bowmen, longbows, michigan, traditional archery, turkey, weekend
This is another handmade quiver made by my leather buddy. It’s a vegetable tanned leather Plains Indian style quiver. This quiver will hold at least 1/2 dozen arrows. It’s embellished with an elk horn medallion. The example is showing the quiver holding 29″ arrows, which are not included with quiver. The quiver measures 27″ long and 5 3/4″ wide. The strap is adjustable for length. Right handed design.
This quiver is authentic looking and perfect for the traditional archer. It’s made with the finest quality workmanship. The price is $100 plus shipping.
This is a replica of the quiver worn by Katniss in the Hunger Games movie. I had this one made for me by a very talented leather artist who makes leather goods for 3 Rivers Archery. It’s handmade using vegetable tanned leather. This quiver is embellished with an elk horn medallion. It can be worn right or left handed. The quiver can hold up to one dozen arrows. The example photo is showing the quiver holding 29” arrows, which are not included with the quiver. The quiver measures 23” long, 5” wide. It has adjustable strap with a gold colored buckle.
This quiver is of the highest quality workmanship, heavy duty and quite unique. The price is $140 plus shipping. Any questions please call me 313-330-4861.
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.
This is another group of handmade arrows that I have made. I am very proud of how they all turned out. I really enjoy making them in my workshop.
They are made from cedar (POC). Some are wild turkey feathers and all are hand painted. I sell them individually for $8 each or I can hand make them by the dozen to a shooter’s specs. I’ve had a lot of people enjoy shooting them.
Categories: Handmade Arrows
Tags: archery, arrows, arts, deer hunting, handmade, hickory stick, longbow, movie props, target practice, traditional archery, turkey feathers
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
Categories: Handmade Arrows
Tags: archery, arrows, arts, deer hunting, gaming, handmade, Howard Hill, longbow, movie props, traditional archery, turkey feathers
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! ,
This longbow is 64 inches long, right handed, 45 lbs @ 28″ draw and comes with a one year warranty.