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Title: Longhammock campfire thread
Post by: gnome on July 02, 2019, 08:02:04 AM
 :campfire:
Didn't know where to put this kind of stuff, so here's that place.
The Spring Run gate marker, has gone from an old deer target, to a leg quarter, to you had better turn around.


so I have started on making a new marker.

Title: Re: Longhammock side thread
Post by: gnome on July 02, 2019, 11:54:41 AM
Those first two pieces are the head, and an elbow.
Title: Re: Longhammock side thread
Post by: gnome on July 02, 2019, 11:58:58 AM
Need to figure out the body.   :coffee:
Title: Re: Longhammock side thread
Post by: gnome on July 02, 2019, 03:07:26 PM
progress.   :smileystooges:
it is just stuck on a 3D target stake for now. not good.
but that is what it looks like so far. 
Title: Re: Longhammock campfire thread
Post by: gnome on July 02, 2019, 04:18:18 PM
I was way over thinking this.
just stuck it in a pipe used for paper targets, and done!

should be able to see it from down the road.
Title: Re: Longhammock campfire thread
Post by: Robertfishes on July 02, 2019, 09:18:17 PM
That is awesome! You are pretty crafty. :clapper:
Title: Re: Longhammock campfire thread
Post by: gnome on July 02, 2019, 10:16:45 PM
Thanks.
 
'I was going to put a sink plunger for the arrow tip, but it was to much weight.   :goldtooth:










Title: Re: Longhammock campfire thread
Post by: gnome on July 04, 2019, 01:59:05 PM
HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!
Title: Re: Longhammock campfire thread
Post by: gnome on July 06, 2019, 08:03:08 PM
Me being me, and OCD, I had to see if pvc gate marker guy could be better.
 Got'm pretty much done, and the weather put me back inside.
Came back out to this.
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But the good news is:  It missed the truck!  Yea!
 
original on the left, and version 2.0 on the right.
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Title: Re: Longhammock campfire thread
Post by: Robertfishes on July 06, 2019, 09:45:02 PM
I can come down tomorrow and bring my chain saw and 8 ft step ladder.
Title: Re: Longhammock campfire thread
Post by: gnome on July 07, 2019, 08:34:17 AM
Thanks , but just getting it off the van is not a problem. I'll be ok.
It rolled the rear rain gutter over the doors, and they will not open.  Thats a problem!
But I still have a yard full of things to drive.  :biglaugh:
Title: Re: Longhammock campfire thread
Post by: Robertfishes on July 07, 2019, 08:59:16 AM
Ok, I guess some auto body work is on your "to do" list...
Title: Re: Longhammock campfire thread
Post by: gnome on July 07, 2019, 09:43:19 AM
I'm thinking repair will exceed value on this one.
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Being a conversion van, it has a soffit rear A/C system, and it that evaporator is damaged its toast.
Title: Re: Longhammock campfire thread
Post by: gnome on July 08, 2019, 04:44:47 PM
a little scrounging  turned up a source of sheet metal.
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i miss having proper tools, and a maintenance/weld shop to work out of.
when you beat out sheet metal, with nothing but a hammer, it looks like its been beat by a hammer.  :-(
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first test fit , .... a little tight in the corner, but i'm tired of beating on this thing.
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ugly as homemade sin, but it will keep the water out.  Yea!
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Title: Re: Longhammock campfire thread
Post by: Robertfishes on July 10, 2019, 05:31:15 PM
 :clapper: good job!
Title: Re: Longhammock campfire thread
Post by: gnome on July 11, 2019, 02:53:09 PM
Dropped off the gate marker this morning.
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looked pretty good.
then thought maybe it had better set up in the weeds until sunday.
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Robertfishes, maybe give mark or rob a call to let them know ?
Title: Re: Longhammock campfire thread
Post by: gnome on July 12, 2019, 11:05:30 AM
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This might be the last shoot before fall rendezvous  :dunno:

Is anyone interested in chronographing  their bow/arrow comb before the rendezvou ?

I am working on a deflector shield, not that I, personally, have a tendency to shoot low, but i've heard about that kind of thing happening.    :bigsmyl:

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Title: Re: Longhammock campfire thread
Post by: gnome on August 03, 2019, 06:14:42 PM
Thanks for another great year.:clapper:

Down on the spring run, go'na have some big fun,
 just  shootn'  some arrows 'n bows.
no scores to keep, just boars and sheep, and other kinds of foam.
so come bend a bow, lose an arrow, and feel right at home.
There's always go'na be a good lunch;
couldn't ask for a better bunch.
just  shootn'  some  arrows 'n bows.
Fresh fish in the fryer, piggys on the grill.
Sorry ; no burgers on a bun,  and chicken takes a back seat ,
'cause nothin' can beat what you hunt to eat.
Please no road kill.
Go'na have some big fun, down on the spring run,
shootn' some arrows and bows. 

 -gnome



Good luck, and hope to see everyone next season.
Title: Re: Longhammock campfire thread
Post by: Robertfishes on August 03, 2019, 06:33:52 PM
 :archer2: The LongHammock  3D shoots at Spring Run should be back in Feb 2020.