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    Anyone in Pittsburgh, PA? (US)

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    SDouglas17
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    Anyone in Pittsburgh, PA? (US)

    Post by SDouglas17 on Mon Dec 08, 2014 7:25 am

    Hi, my name is Stephen Douglas.  I work full time as a blacksmith/ornamental iron guy.  I have a modest background in woodworking as well.

    I'm really hooked on the idea of making crossbows after being exposed to "Iolo's First Book of Crossbows".  I'd like to see if there is anyone close enough to team up and exchange ideas in a physical shop environment.  A shop that has heat, btw.  It seems like a craft that is rewarding and fun and functional, not to mention a platform for really awesome levels it could be taken to.

    Well, contact me here or in an actual email: sdouglas17@msn.com
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    Re: Anyone in Pittsburgh, PA? (US)

    Post by Geezer on Mon Dec 08, 2014 12:31 pm

    I see you found it:  Welcome to the monkey-house. Iolo/Geezer.
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    Post by SDouglas17 on Mon Dec 08, 2014 1:19 pm

    Yeah, I found it.  I much prefer seeing things and talking to people in "real life" though.  So, maybe this will help.  So far, of all my friends interested in doing this, I'm the one on top.  That's not saying a lot.  "If you're the smartest guy in the room, you're in the wrong room".
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    Re: Anyone in Pittsburgh, PA? (US)

    Post by Geezer on Mon Dec 08, 2014 3:36 pm

    You're right of course: there's nothing like direct face-to-face meetings with fellow enthusiasts, but this forum should be a great help in determining what sort of bow you want to make and how to avoid the biggest problems. I have no doubt you'll find some enthusiasts in your area as well.  Geezer.
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    Re: Anyone in Pittsburgh, PA? (US)

    Post by Gnome on Tue Dec 09, 2014 5:28 am

    Welcome to the forum. I'm in the DC area, but I may have to make a pilgrimage to Pittsburgh to witness for myself this mythical "heated shop." Very Happy 
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    Re: Anyone in Pittsburgh, PA? (US)

    Post by kenh on Tue Dec 09, 2014 5:40 am

    Welcome!  Lots to learn here.

    Heated shop?  Here in Florida we work towards an air-conditioned shop, even in winter!!

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