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    • Stephen Graf
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      I like to make a few bows every year. Buddha exercise, therapy, recreation, whatever. Several times a year I get a request to “help” someone make a bow, or to just outright make a bow for them.

      This gets uncomfortable as I have no desire to sell bows, or make them for others for the most part. Too much of a Pandora’s box. That’s the surest way to take the joy out of it, for me anyway. So I usually decline.

      I do end up helping one or two people make a bow every year. And now I have given one to a fellow that just had to have one. But now there is a catch…

      In addition to having them buy the materials for their bow, I ask them to make a $300 donation to the conservation organization of their choice (let me see the receipt please) This serves to weed out the bow junkies and hopefully make the world a better place too.

      Just thought I’d pass the idea on to them that care.

    • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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      Good idea. Helps everyone. D

    • wTk
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      Thanks Stephen this opens up an avenue to do a few bows for people. I hate having the fun turn into work and I’ve just given bows away but now I have a way to build a few for those who ask.

    • Stephen Graf
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      Your welcome!

    • grumpygrumpy
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      I have made trades of bows for hickory trees.  They get the bow, and I get more staves.  Nice deal.  As one guy said “I have 70 acres, lots of hickory, not gonna miss it.”

      Starting to make a bow for someone who doesn’t have a  woodlot, and didn’t ask me to make a bow (was thinking about giving it to him as a wedding present).  Making for him because of the way his eyes light up every time the subject comes up.  Besides I have no idea what to charge for a bow.

      Thinking of upping my price to 2 trees per bow.  Still have room under my bed to store more staves.

      After all, I will leave a lifetime supply of fly tying/fishing stuff for my granddaughter, why not a lifetime of archery stuff.

      Pete

       

       

       

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