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Offline Rwimberley

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New Bow Maker
« on: January 03, 2021, 08:45:44 AM »
I live in NE Arkansas. Just started making bows. Reaching out to see if there are any other Arkies on here.

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Re: New Bow Maker
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2021, 09:08:05 AM »
Hey Rick,  I lurk around here a lot.  Hope you are enjoying your bow building. We need to get together and shoot.

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Re: New Bow Maker
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2021, 02:55:21 PM »
Hi Bob,

I am at Elmer's old place out horth of Baptist Youth Camp. Still working out of the courthouse. Trying to build some stuff at night.

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Re: New Bow Maker
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2021, 03:27:30 PM »
Have you been working on your shooting or just working on bows?
I still intend to do some hunting at our 40 in Izard county before the season closes, I managed to take 2 nice does with my little longbow this fall...

There is a 3D shoot at ashflat on the 6th of February and I have been trying to practice regularly so I don’t embarrass myself too badly!

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Re: New Bow Maker
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2021, 10:01:11 PM »
I haven't been able to practice, much less work on bows like I need to. I have 5-6 that I would like to get finished.

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Re: New Bow Maker
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2021, 08:10:26 PM »
I live in south Arkansas and have been building for about 4 years. I heard Elmer was helping someone get started. He built me a bow about 7 years ago. Wish I hadn’t let that one go! I’ll try and post a few pics of mine



Offline Rwimberley

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Re: New Bow Maker
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2021, 09:22:58 PM »
Yep, that looks like one of Elmer's. My name is Rick Wimberley. I bought Elmer's business and he is teaching me the trade. I have 3-4 bows going right now.

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Re: New Bow Maker
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2021, 09:31:24 PM »
Sorry! Read the text wrong. Those are some good looking bows. What type of insert are you using in your take-down?

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Re: New Bow Maker
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2021, 09:37:13 PM »
I’m just using the standard inserts I either get from Kenny McKenzie or Bingham supply.
One thing I loved about Elmer’s bows was the finish on them.
« Last Edit: February 10, 2021, 09:44:37 PM by Dannon »

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Re: New Bow Maker
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2021, 09:43:23 PM »
I looked you up on Facebook. I see we have a mutual friend in Jerry Dan Mitchell.
J.D. is a good guy. Hunted with us down here for several years.

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Re: New Bow Maker
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2021, 06:56:39 AM »
I’m not a bowyer but TimberGhost archery is in Springdale.

https://www.timberghostarchery.com/

I’m in Pea Ridge.
1pc and 2pc Sarrels Sierra Mountain Longbows - both 53.5lbs @ 29"

https://www.gpolkknives.com/

Offline Dave Lay

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Re: New Bow Maker
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2021, 08:49:44 PM »
Nice looking bow, I always liked Elmers bows. Dave Albright in sims down by Mt. Ida makes a really nice longbow that’s pretty popular in the area
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