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by Flatliner
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: Flatline Raptor one piece recurve build-along
Replies: 40
Views: 4344

Re: Flatline Raptor one piece recurve build-along

Just moving this up the stack, people are having trouble finding it buried so deep.

Rob.
by Flatliner
Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Hunting NZ
Replies: 2
Views: 485

Re: Hunting NZ

Hi Scott, how's it going? What, not enough dear in the Brisbane valley for you mate? I know there are a lot of dear in the high-lands around Queenstown, but that time of year you would be neck deep in snow, maybe somewhere further north and at a lower altitude would be better. I don't have any conta...
by Flatliner
Sat Sep 10, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: first two fibreglass laminate longbows
Replies: 8
Views: 1069

Re: first two fibreglass laminate longbows

Great effort Darren, mate, it looks like you've done it before. Well done.

Rob.
by Flatliner
Wed Sep 07, 2016 6:40 pm
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: Gordon Bo-tuff; ULS vs UL
Replies: 8
Views: 1452

Re: Gordon Bo-tuff; ULS vs UL

Hey Stuart, the last couple of times I've ordered glass from Binghams I have had a bit of a whinge about an earlier order and added a comment that I require faultless glass because I make a premium product and I wont accept crap glass. It's all been good since then and haven't had to pay any extra. ...
by Flatliner
Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:31 am
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: Gordon Bo-tuff; ULS vs UL
Replies: 8
Views: 1452

Re: Gordon Bo-tuff; ULS vs UL

I've only ever used U/L glass, never had any problems with it.

Rob.
by Flatliner
Sun Sep 04, 2016 4:44 pm
Forum: The Ozbow Trade Blanket
Topic: Re-vamped Flatline MC2
Replies: 6
Views: 1223

Re: Re-vamped Flatline MC2

Thanks fella's,
UPTHETOP wrote: cracka job carving on the hood of the quiver looks like a Fossie job or did you do it yourself mate.
No that's Fossie all the way Wayno, I couldn't do that mate.

Rob.
by Flatliner
Tue Aug 30, 2016 5:19 pm
Forum: The Ozbow Trade Blanket
Topic: Re-vamped Flatline MC2
Replies: 6
Views: 1223

Re: Re-vamped Flatline MC2

Thanks Bob, the overlays are just spare parts I had laying around the shed.
by Flatliner
Tue Aug 30, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: The Ozbow Trade Blanket
Topic: Re-vamped Flatline MC2
Replies: 6
Views: 1223

Re-vamped Flatline MC2

Flatline MC2, 62" N-N 51 # @ 28" This bow is one of the first MC2 I made and I have recently re-vamped it. Timbers: riser; Brown Tulip Oak with Cooktown Ironwood,QLD Walnut and Bamboo accents. Limbs; Blush Tulip Oak. Limb bolt overlays; False Sandalwood, Concerberry and Beefwood String groove overla...
by Flatliner
Tue Aug 30, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: Mastering the Traditional Bow
Topic: Brace height for Huntsman recurve
Replies: 2
Views: 651

Re: Brace height for Huntsman recurve

Don't know for sure but my guess would be around 8.5-9 inches.

Rob.
by Flatliner
Tue Aug 30, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: couple of static tip curves.
Replies: 13
Views: 1906

Re: couple of static tip curves.

Nice work Bob, very symmetrical overlay you got there, that can be hard to do so well done. Ah,, what is future wood?

Rob.
by Flatliner
Mon Aug 29, 2016 1:01 pm
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: Rawhide Backed Selfbow
Replies: 11
Views: 2008

Re: Rawhide Backed Selfbow

Nice work Joe, got a bit carried away with the paint job mate, looks great. How does it shoot?

Rob.
by Flatliner
Wed Aug 24, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: Is this Osage
Replies: 15
Views: 2819

Re: Is this Osage

I've seen this timber in person. IMHO it's not any of the above, it is more yellow than it looks in the photos, not red enough for Cooktown ironwood, crows ash I'm not sure of but crows foot ash is another name for tulip oak and it's definitely not that, I think it could be yellow walnut.

Rob.
by Flatliner
Wed Aug 17, 2016 12:00 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Riser Repair
Replies: 6
Views: 846

Re: Riser Repair

Hi Toby, That is a very common place for a riser to crack, it does seem to happen when there is a dramatic drop in humidity along with a rise in temperature, I think that, combined with a little stress from drawing the bow can be the straw that does the damage. But here is how to fix it. You will ne...
by Flatliner
Thu Jul 21, 2016 11:02 am
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: My latest T/D Raptor
Replies: 10
Views: 2539

Re: My latest T/D Raptor

Thanks guys.
by Flatliner
Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:54 am
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: First static tip'curve.
Replies: 15
Views: 1828

Re: First static tip'curve.

Bob, Mate! they just keep getting better. You really are getting a win with that finish. Makes it hard to put a satin coat over it for the hunters sometimes hey.
by Flatliner
Thu Jun 23, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: My latest T/D Raptor
Replies: 10
Views: 2539

Re: My latest T/D Raptor

Thanks very much fella's.
UPTHETOP wrote:Rob the bar you set is simply way to high for us mere mortals.
I don't know Wayno, that last one you made was an absolute pearler.
And I'm feeling more and more mortal every day mate.
by Flatliner
Sun Jun 19, 2016 5:04 pm
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: My latest T/D Raptor
Replies: 10
Views: 2539

My latest T/D Raptor

I really like this one. Was tempted to keep it. Stats: 3 piece T/D Raptor. 50#@28". Timbers; Gutta Purcha and Black Gidgee with a Black Palm band and Black Palm limb veneers. Going to a lucky man in Bellingen NSW. SDC14633.JPG SDC14637.JPG SDC14644.JPG SDC14649.JPG SDC14651.JPG SDC14657.JPG SDC14667...
by Flatliner
Sun Jun 19, 2016 9:21 am
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: Latest takedown
Replies: 15
Views: 2878

Re: Latest takedown

Great stuff Bob, beautiful combo. I know what you mean about the rain, I reckon I could get a job as a drought breaker, all I'd have to do is take an almost finished bow to where ever they need the rain and I'm sure it would follow :violin: .
by Flatliner
Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:44 pm
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: Martin mamba
Replies: 7
Views: 908

Re: Martin mamba

I could fix it for you Wayne but unless you live just down the road the postage will cost you an arm and a leg, being a one piece.

Rob.
by Flatliner
Sat May 28, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: Me 2016 Bow Finished.
Replies: 16
Views: 2677

Re: Me 2016 Bow Finished.

Highly impressed Wayno, that's some excellent work there mate. Great contrast with your timbers, looks like it wants to go hunting 8) .

Now that you've done a couple it will get easier to judge your core thickness. I reckon you'll nail your next one.

Rob.
by Flatliner
Sun May 22, 2016 4:51 pm
Forum: The Ozbow Trade Blanket
Topic: FLATLINE Great Storm
Replies: 10
Views: 2364

Re: FLATLINE Great Storm

Huh! speak for your self Rod,, like I said I'm in denial :wink: .
by Flatliner
Sat May 21, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: The Ozbow Trade Blanket
Topic: FLATLINE Great Storm
Replies: 10
Views: 2364

Re: FLATLINE Great Storm

What we do Bob is get older,But in denial :wink:

Rob.
by Flatliner
Sat May 21, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: The Ozbow Trade Blanket
Topic: FLATLINE Great Storm
Replies: 10
Views: 2364

FLATLINE Great Storm

AARGH! I don't believe I'm selling it. FLATLINE MC2 3 piece TD; 53#@28" 62"n-n Timbers; Conkerberry, False Sandalwood and beefwood. Stats; 195 FPS 9 gr/pound of draw weight arrow. Best suited to those with a very long draw length, 30+ inches This is my own bow, and a very special bow, I don't shoot ...
by Flatliner
Sat May 14, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: First Takedown R/D Bow
Replies: 22
Views: 4616

Re: First Takedown R/D Bow

Exceptional work Muz. Making pretty bows is a great lesson in delayed gratification, and there must have been a serious delay in that one. Well done 8) .
by Flatliner
Wed Apr 13, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: Macassar Ebony and the Brown Widow.
Replies: 13
Views: 2118

Re: Macassar Ebony and the Brown Widow.

Beautiful work Daryl.
by Flatliner
Sat Apr 02, 2016 12:26 am
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: White Oak backed White Cypress Laminate Bow
Replies: 15
Views: 1858

Re: White Oak backed White Cypress Laminate Bow

That's really nice work there man, just love the curves.

Rob.
by Flatliner
Sun Mar 27, 2016 3:37 pm
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: A new form for extreme DR flatbow
Replies: 29
Views: 4980

Re: A new form for extreme DR flatbow

Going great guns Rod. That's quite a twist you've got going on there. I would be getting as much adjustment out of the nock tip as possible, it's surprising how narrow you can make them, just have a look at any Nick Lintern long bow and you will see what I mean, I've seen some that are flat out bein...
by Flatliner
Tue Mar 15, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: A Short Bow For A Mate
Replies: 16
Views: 2012

Re: A Short Bow For A Mate

Wow Woodie, Ya gona have some fun laying that one up. But I'm sure you're up to the task.

Might pay to add another couple of clamps/braces on the ends of your form, with curves like that there'll be some serious pressure to straighten that hose and bend/break your form.

Rob.
by Flatliner
Wed Jan 27, 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: The Cutting Edge
Topic: Happy camper!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1306

Re: Happy camper!!!

You lucky sh*t. Well done Anita.

Rob.
by Flatliner
Wed Jan 20, 2016 11:38 pm
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: Some of my latest
Replies: 10
Views: 1345

Re: Some of my latest

Hey Rod, I reckon what you bought was indeed Coconut wood, which is a nice timber though not as strong or dense as Black Palm. The real McCoy PNG/NTHAust Black Palm only grows to around 250mm/10" in diameter max. The biggest board I've managed to mill out of the mature logs I've collected is 60mm x ...