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Re: Walter builds a bow
« Reply #20 on: April 17, 2008, 07:19:00 AM »
Ted, Great Story.... I hope I can do that when I get that AGE. Like I have said in another Post... "This is what Tradgang is all about" Archers Helping Archers, either in shooting/form or building bows/arrows and everything in between.

Ted, Do you know that Spec's of His bow?

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Re: Walter builds a bow
« Reply #21 on: April 17, 2008, 07:22:00 AM »
Great story and a good move Ted.  Looks like he built a great bow too.

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Re: Walter builds a bow
« Reply #22 on: April 17, 2008, 07:32:00 AM »
Nice bow Walter!  And great job Ted.  The satisfaction you must have received from that job must be far more valuable than any payment you have ever received.  Way to go!  :clapper:
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Re: Walter builds a bow
« Reply #23 on: April 17, 2008, 07:48:00 AM »
Great story Ted,glad I didn't miss this one.
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Re: Walter builds a bow
« Reply #24 on: April 17, 2008, 07:50:00 AM »
Great story!  God bless you both as you have blessed us, you by giving your time and knowledge and him by giving us his spirit, determination, and perseverance!  Truly an inspiration in passing it on!  Beautiful bow too!
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Re: Walter builds a bow
« Reply #25 on: April 17, 2008, 08:19:00 AM »
Ted, You've always had a big heart...must be hard to keep it in your chest now!  Great job both of you...Doc
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Re: Walter builds a bow
« Reply #26 on: April 17, 2008, 10:54:00 AM »
Thanks Ted.  That's what I call a buildalong!

I'm currently listening to Hemingway's "Old Man and the Sea" on CD to make it through my commute.  It's interesting how this correlates  :)

Ted is Manolin and Walter is Santiago.  Except Walter apparently gets to take his marlin home.
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Re: Walter builds a bow
« Reply #27 on: April 17, 2008, 12:44:00 PM »
Thanks guys , yes it was a gift to share the time with Walter and I too want to be like Walter when I grow up, 91 and still learning, what a guy.
Yes Joe Don  loosing hair up top , but look at the ride I have had along the way Whew!
John , thats one of my favorite books, and about the only Hemingway I care to read over and over, funny as I get older and older the meaning of the story continues to change.
I am contacting Walter and Christina so that Walter may see the inspiration he is here. Hopefully he will chime in
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Re: Walter builds a bow
« Reply #28 on: April 17, 2008, 12:46:00 PM »
a good story about two good men


I can never get enough of this kind of stuff, really takes the sting out of all the crap we see and hear daily
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Re: Walter builds a bow
« Reply #29 on: April 17, 2008, 01:02:00 PM »
That was great Ted, your good man.

Walter, thats a nice looking bow. I wish I could do that.

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Re: Walter builds a bow
« Reply #30 on: April 17, 2008, 03:22:00 PM »
Very nice Ted and way to go Walter!   :clapper:    :clapper:    :clapper:

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Re: Walter builds a bow
« Reply #31 on: April 17, 2008, 03:47:00 PM »
Hi Trad Gang! This is Karey, Walt's daughter and Christina, his caregiver. Thanks to everybody for your supportive compliments. Any yes, TED ROCKS!

By the way, Walt will be 91 on June 2nd, (not 81) and he's a positive and amazing guy. He built a 27' trimaran from a pile of marine plywood and plans AFTER he retired!

We'll be sure to share all of your comments with Walt every day.
Thanks Again,
Karey

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Re: Walter builds a bow
« Reply #32 on: April 17, 2008, 03:52:00 PM »
OOOPPPSSS, meant 91 not 81 , fixed that. Guess my brain is going at 49 , yes Walt you are an inspiration to the lot of us, heres to your next project whatever that may be.
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Re: Walter builds a bow
« Reply #33 on: April 17, 2008, 03:57:00 PM »
Great story Ted. Thanks for sharingit with us. I had my stroke in January and am looking forward to using the old drawknife again soon.  Getting back to shooting has been my inspiration to get me through rehab.Shaving on some old osage will be better than pulling those cables of the rowing machine.

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Re: Walter builds a bow
« Reply #34 on: April 17, 2008, 04:30:00 PM »
Congrats Walt looks like an awesome bow.
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Good job Ted.
 That is one thing I love about Trad archery. It seems to attract the best people with the best intentions.


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Dang now I have no excuse for not working on another bow.  :)
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Re: Walter builds a bow
« Reply #35 on: April 17, 2008, 06:02:00 PM »
Ted,
 Heck of a gesture for Walt,glad to see it when the elder statesmen are appreciated ! Walt I believe I met your caregiver when I spent a few days at Ted's Shop this past Oct(I slept in the shop for a few nights)Wish I could have met ya Ed,very cool you made a bow as well as a new friend.That kinda story is PRICELESS.
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Re: Walter builds a bow
« Reply #36 on: April 17, 2008, 06:24:00 PM »
Real cool , Jason just PM d me and said he was going to send Walter a Trad Gang hat , Thanks Jason I know Walt will love it.
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Re: Walter builds a bow
« Reply #37 on: April 17, 2008, 06:26:00 PM »
That is one of the best tales I've read on here. Kudos to all involved.
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Re: Walter builds a bow
« Reply #38 on: April 17, 2008, 06:39:00 PM »
Yep, Awsome, One of the best tales by far.   :thumbsup:    :thumbsup:    :notworthy:    :notworthy:    :goldtooth:    :goldtooth:  .

Thanks Walter and Ted, Another fan from Kansas.

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Re: Walter builds a bow
« Reply #39 on: April 17, 2008, 08:47:00 PM »
God bless you for what you did.  My dad is 87, this is a great story.

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