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by bigbob
Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: 150 LONGBOWS.
Replies: 7
Views: 278

Re: 150 LONGBOWS.

excellent article there Daryl, enjoyable reading and scanning the photos.
by bigbob
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery Events
Topic: Traditional Knot Shoot Day Sun Nov 18
Replies: 8
Views: 288

Re: Traditional Knot Shoot Day Sun Nov 18

I believe its a gathering of archers.
by bigbob
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: bow for my boys
Replies: 5
Views: 264

Re: bow for my boys

there are some quite good recurves by various makers that are very cheap and have the advantage of being able to change limbs as needed if one buys a takedown John Mc Donald of AMSO 128 or Griffo's Trad arrows could set you up quite cheaply with a Samick or Cartel or similar for probably couple hund...
by bigbob
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: Couple of bows in progress
Replies: 9
Views: 951

Re: Couple of bows in progress

Very nice work Muz, really like them! As they say lot of work in the risers.
by bigbob
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: First bow in over a year
Replies: 11
Views: 672

Re: First bow in over a year

Beautiful work Rod.
by bigbob
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Reversed Tapered Lamination In A Longbow Core.
Replies: 4
Views: 231

Re: Reversed Tapered Lamination In A Longbow Core.

To my thinking using a full length reverse taper is just like using a parallel, in place of the taper.Cant see the logic. However I have incorporated a reverse tip taper of some 8'' in length to facilitate a longer draw of some 30'' + in my 68'' longbows. Just allows the tips a little more resistanc...
by bigbob
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: Longbow.
Replies: 8
Views: 672

Re: Longbow.

Thanks Perry, gets a bit hard at times with epoxy issues and poor quality clear glass from Gordons, but soldier on!
by bigbob
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: Longbow.
Replies: 8
Views: 672

Re: Longbow.

Thanks, fellas. New owner is very happy with it.
by bigbob
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: Longbow.
Replies: 8
Views: 672

Longbow.

As I haven't posted here in quite a while I thought I better get my act together Few shots of a recent Asl type longbow but with a "pistol grip " riser. Bow is 68'' NTN and riser woods are black Bean/ Burdekin Plum and belly lams are hairy oak. As the new owner has a very long draw I also incorporat...
by bigbob
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Competition Stories
Topic: And the winner is.
Replies: 8
Views: 553

Re: And the winner is.

congrats , you have a great piece of history to cherish!
by bigbob
Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: The Ozbow Trade Blanket
Topic: Australian made Longbow 48lb for sale ( Price drop x 1 )
Replies: 2
Views: 498

Re: Australian made Longbow 48lb for sale ( Price drop x 1 )

Looks like a well made bow too, congratulations, should be a good bow for someone.
by bigbob
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery Events
Topic: Trad 2018
Replies: 52
Views: 3425

Re: Trad 2018

you will be welcome at any shoot at our club Eddie.Hope to see you there sometime.
by bigbob
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery Events
Topic: Trad 2018
Replies: 52
Views: 3425

Re: Trad 2018

Eddie, good news on the sunshine Coast club. We are now an ANAA club and not ABA which means ANYONE can visit, and shoot at our club on appropriate days as long as they sign the book at the gate on the way in and pay a daily shoot fee.We hope to have several trad shoots this year as well as 3D so ev...
by bigbob
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery Events
Topic: Making a comeback
Replies: 5
Views: 593

Re: Making a comeback

wondered why you have been so quiet Ron! glad to hear you are on the mend, will catch up with you at a shoot somewhere.
by bigbob
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Vale Cleve Wood
Replies: 11
Views: 708

Re: Vale Cleve Wood

one of the nicest, most genuine guys I have ever met. always the life of the party and a heart of gold.You will be sorely missed ol' buddy.RIP
by bigbob
Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: Reducing weight in a fibreglass longbow
Replies: 9
Views: 544

Re: Reducing weight in a fibreglass longbow

Hi There Tom. You can reduce the weight a bit by filling the edges of the limbs with file or rough sandpaper Work from riser to tips bevelling the edges until there is a " corner" of wood chowing. It is. possible to drop up to 5 # doing this. If it hasn't had a lot of sanding then some more on the f...
by bigbob
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: Interpretation Of An Italian Renaissance Bow
Replies: 27
Views: 3596

Re: Interpretation Of An Italian Renaissance Bow

A really nice bow, Daryl, great skill involved there.
by bigbob
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: Backpacking TD Hybrid build
Replies: 16
Views: 1294

Re: Backpacking TD Hybrid build

You have done a terrific job, Muzz! Very nice work, congratulations.
by bigbob
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: Bow Finishes - Whats everyone using?
Replies: 12
Views: 725

Re: Bow Finishes - Whats everyone using?

Here is a couple of bows I 've done with the VHT.
by bigbob
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: Bow Finishes - Whats everyone using?
Replies: 12
Views: 725

Re: Bow Finishes - Whats everyone using?

Its what i use very very good.
by bigbob
Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: New bow build - been a while
Replies: 17
Views: 4515

Re: New bow build - been a while

great work on both bows! like 'em!
by bigbob
Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: To all members of Ozbow
Replies: 6
Views: 526

Re: To all members of Ozbow

all the best for all for the New Year seeing as I am a bit late with the Christmas greetings!
by bigbob
Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 6
Views: 373

Re: Merry Christmas

bit late but all the best for all Ozbowers for the new year!
by bigbob
Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery Events
Topic: Trad 2018
Replies: 52
Views: 3425

Re: Trad 2018

Ian any member of ABA, 3DAAA, TAA, or AA is allowed as mentioned here in previous post , to attend several shoots at a given club under reciprocal rights, before having to join either that club or its Association.Keep posted for possible changes within Sunshine coast club re this very matter.Could b...
by bigbob
Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: The Cutting Edge
Topic: Gotta love the ringed Gidgee
Replies: 10
Views: 827

Re: Gotta love the ringed Gidgee

Great work! Must admit I really like ringed gidgee as well, but am a bit wary of using larger amounts in , say a riser as been told all the rings are actually flaws in the wood. Right or wrong I don't know, but apparently USA Bowyer a while back had a bow come apart .
by bigbob
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: gidgee and black wattle bow.
Replies: 27
Views: 3204

Re: gidgee and black wattle bow.

I have posted quite a few since this bow was made, and also have a facebook page as well as a web site, Rustical. Thanks for kind words archerark.
by bigbob
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery Events
Topic: sunshine coast trad.
Replies: 9
Views: 1339

sunshine coast trad.

Don't forget November 12th for the one day sunshine coast Trad shoot. Come and shoot in the cool rain forest, get out of the heat! We are running a raffle too for a cartel 30# take down recurve very kindly donated by the gentleman sponsor and all round trad gear supplier the one and only John Mc Don...
by bigbob
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: article on Dallas Conway.
Replies: 8
Views: 816

Re: article on Dallas Conway.

thanks Jeff, will have a look into it.curve you might be right there. Along with Vic Mc Crystal and his fishing and hunting stories [rifle] I do believe Dallas wrote some articles for the early Outdoors mag. which was almost my 'bible' in those days.
by bigbob
Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: article on Dallas Conway.
Replies: 8
Views: 816

Re: article on Dallas Conway.

Cant remember reading his book but remember his articles, cartoons and poems in Hunting mags of the times.Passed away far too young.
by bigbob
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: article on Dallas Conway.
Replies: 8
Views: 816

article on Dallas Conway.

stickbow's Leatherwall has a scanned article on Dallas Conway , one of our early bowhunters of repute. He was a gifted author, poet, artist and musician as well For those who like Aussie bow history it is worth reading as he takes the then Australian record goat.