Traditional Archery and the Great Outdoors

Archive for November, 2011

Traditional By Nature Arrow Head Bow Rack

I hope to have a fully finished version of the u- finish Arrow Head Bow Rack ready to go in a couple of days. I have been working on it for a while now, trying different things and getting mixed results.  At first I tried using a water based stain for the first time. I liked the idea of easy cleanup and the low odor but, I did not like working with it at all! Finally I decided that it just wasn’t going to give me the results I wanted. So I have decided to finish them the same way I finish my bows. Oil based stain and satin poly for a nice simple hand rubbed finish. The finished version will also have felt on the bow cradles. If anyone has any ideas or suggestions please let me know. Constructive criticism is always welcome.


Custom Take-Down Recurve

I am proud to announce that you can now get your very own   L.H Custom Archery “Apostle” 3 piece take-down recurve  at Traditional By We will soon be offering more bows from L.H Custom Archery so check in often. Made by Bowyer Lester Harper these custom bows are works of art, handcrafted one at a time using Green Mountain Camo Action Wood. The “Apostle” is available in draw weights from 30 to 70 pounds and draw lengths from 20 to 32 inches.

L.H Custom Archery will be the focus of the December Business Of The Month. Until then for more information you can contact me at, via “have a question” at Traditional By or on Facebook.

Honesty, kindness and generosity

The traditional archery community seems to be full of it! Honesty, kindness and generosity that is. It seems every time I turn around someone is giving, helping or sharing. Be it bows,  arrows, materials, knowledge or a little something to help someone through a rough time. I have seen this from businesses as well as individuals. Also, as a whole the people who make up the traditional archery community are honest people who work hard. They work hard to do what is right. They work hard to help ensure a better future for our children.

I am proud to be apart of this awesome group of string stretchers, bow benders and arrow slingers. To most of us it’s not just a sport or hobby. It’s a way of life, and what a life it is!

How did I get into archery?

I was asked recently how I got into archery. I was surprised when I couldn’t think of a good answer. After some thought I said, “ I guess I was born into it. I’ve had a bow and have been hunting for as long as I can remember”. I received my first bow for Christmas one year. I can’t recall how old I was. It was a yellow fiberglass bow with a plastic handle and a heavy nylon string. I think it also came with a couple of fiberglass arrows. I remember being very excited. I also remember getting slivers of fiberglass stuck in my hands. I still have that bow. As a matter of fact, I use it to check people’s draw length before I build them a bow. I also remember shooting my dad’s old Browning recurve when I was about eight years old. So, I suppose I wasn’t born with a bow in my hand, but close!

November Traditional Archery Business Of The Month

For November we have Rasher Quivers!

At Rasher you will find high quality quivers and accessories that are handcrafted in the U.S.A! Co-Owners  Jason Albert and his son Gabriel not only make the products, they USE THEM. Jason and Gabriel are constantly adding new and innovative products to their ever expanding list of  quivers and accessories that are nothing short of works of art! Please check them out. You will be gad you did!