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Title: Guess I'll have to fix it myself
Post by: MOSPARKY on August 21, 2012, 12:24:31 AM
I wasted alot of time today looking for someone to replace the limb washer on my bow. Seems everyone is concerned they can't get the part. There doesn't seem to be a standard for the part and every manufacturer is different. Sure looks like a simple part to me. Just a hard plastic washer with a countersink on one side.
 That's where working in a machineshop with a great boss pays off. This is the second bow I've had this happen to, so screw the plastic, I think I'm going aluminum.
 My choices are fix it myself or miss the first opportunity to bowhunt private ground I've had in 12 years. I'm in a big hurry to fix it. I just gotta figure out how to safely press it down myself.
 Checked my arrows and wouldn't you know it, I don't have a single one with good fletch. I don't know if the cracked out from age or got damage from broadhead practice. I been looking around and seems I'm the only one that still uses aluminum arrows. Guess I gotta make the switch to carbon now. Even wally world doesn't have aluminum arrows. Man, I'm behind the times.
Title: Re: Guess I'll have to fix it myself
Post by: John Andrews on August 21, 2012, 08:45:46 AM
  O0 Good idea on the fix, MO!

And you aren't the only one behind the times when it comes to archery.  :roll:
Title: Re: Guess I'll have to fix it myself
Post by: MOSPARKY on August 22, 2012, 10:29:32 PM
We'll see how this season goes. I tripped across a tutorial on a knife site that shows how to make your own self bow from osage orange and another for DIY arrows and broadheads. I give it a try for next year.
Title: Re: Guess I'll have to fix it myself
Post by: John Andrews on August 23, 2012, 05:47:17 AM
We'll see how this season goes. I tripped across a tutorial on a knife site that shows how to make your own self bow from osage orange and another for DIY arrows and broadheads. I give it a try for next year.
  O0 Sounds like a good idea!