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by Stickbow Hunter
Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Bow Division for Bio Composite Bows.
Replies: 12
Views: 328

Re: Bow Division for Bio Composite Bows.

Kendaric, I have been told by a committee member of TAA as to how things came about and it is as you described in your post. I agree 100% with most of what you say. The most important thing is that traditional longbow now has it own division, separate from the other. That strikes me as a step in the...
by Stickbow Hunter
Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Bow Division for Bio Composite Bows.
Replies: 12
Views: 328

Re: Bow Division for Bio Composite Bows.

Kendaric wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:56 pm
As we all really know, a hybrid is really a semi-recurve with a new marketable incorrect name of modern longbow. :teasing-poke:

TAA took the diplomatic road and called it hybrid.
No, TAA just abandoned the very traditions they claim to be protecting.
by Stickbow Hunter
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: DECURVE LONGBOW DESIGN
Replies: 13
Views: 484

Re: DECURVE LONGBOW DESIGN

It is not from the initial string travel that my arm gets hit, but from the lower brace height after the arrow has well and truly left the string - like a buzzing on the skin. That's it. where as it appears common to make traditional longbows nowadays that are over 66" with a 18" handle (measured t...
by Stickbow Hunter
Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: DECURVE LONGBOW DESIGN
Replies: 13
Views: 484

Re: DECURVE LONGBOW DESIGN

hit my arm while heeling a bow and it is no fun whatsoever. I've always said if you are shooting a longbow correctly you will need an armguard to protect your forearm from the bow string. This is because of a lower brace height and drawing the bow inline with the forearm. Of course I don't mean it ...
by Stickbow Hunter
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Supplier
Replies: 5
Views: 145

Re: Supplier

little arrows wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:14 pm
... I do apologies if I have somehow offended.
Nothing to do with being offended Sue just that if you were answering about places to purchase gear I'm sure the info would have been helpful to other members as well is all.

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Supplier
Replies: 5
Views: 145

Re: Supplier

little arrows wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:53 pm
pm sent Kimall.
Why PM Sue as the question was asked on here so why not answer on here? Your suggestions would most likely be of interest to others looking for places to purchase Trad equipment.
by Stickbow Hunter
Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 3
Views: 68

Re: Happy New Year

Same to you Eddie and all the best to everyone for the year ahead!

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: The Ozbow Trade Blanket
Topic: 'In Africa' by Bob Swinehart for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 280

Re: 'In Africa' by Bob Swinehart for sale

Al Kidner wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:28 am
I’m keen mate. Pm inbound....
I haven't received any PM from you Al.

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Festive Season
Replies: 5
Views: 176

Re: Festive Season

To everyone on Ozbow, have a Happy & Safe Christmas and all the very best for the New Year!
by Stickbow Hunter
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: DECURVE LONGBOW DESIGN
Replies: 13
Views: 484

Re: DECURVE LONGBOW DESIGN

Hello Jeff. Would it be true to say that you build reflex though out the entire limb, distributing the force evenly through out the bow, where as many of the Howard Hill style reflex bows are more done with what might be described as off-set, which is more pronounced at the handle/riser, therefore ...
by Stickbow Hunter
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: DECURVE LONGBOW DESIGN
Replies: 13
Views: 484

Re: DECURVE LONGBOW DESIGN

Could the handle profile affect the manner in which limb vibration is dissipated? I don't think it would. All being equal, is the ‘kick’ proportional to the bows draw weight? I think limb design and tiller makes more difference in this area than draw weight. Apparently there are different interpret...
by Stickbow Hunter
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: DECURVE LONGBOW DESIGN
Replies: 13
Views: 484

Re: DECURVE LONGBOW DESIGN

Daryl, As you know I have shot what people are calling Hill style longbows for over thirty years and there is no way known that I would build one with a deflex limb profile. To me doing so doesn't make sense for the same reasons as given in the Belcher Bows comment in your post. Yes, they say they h...
by Stickbow Hunter
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: The Ozbow Trade Blanket
Topic: 'In Africa' by Bob Swinehart for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 280

'In Africa' by Bob Swinehart for sale

I have this very rare bowhunting book for sale. There were only 5000 of these books ever printed. 'In Africa' is a pictorial of Bob Swinehart's African Safaris. He was the first bowhunter to take the Big Five of Africa. He used a longbow to take the elephant, rhinoceros, cape buffalo and lion and a ...
by Stickbow Hunter
Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: The Ozbow Trade Blanket
Topic: 'Sagittarius' by Bob Swinehart for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 109

'Sagittarius' by Bob Swinehart for sale

I have for sale this very rare Bowhunting book. 'Sagittarius' is the best bowhunting book I have ever read. Bob Swinehart was the first Bowhunter to take the Big Five of Africa. He used a longbow to take the elephant, rhinoceros, cape buffalo and lion and a recurve to take the leopard. 'Sagittarius'...
by Stickbow Hunter
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Bowyers
Topic: Anyone in the south burnet
Replies: 1
Views: 387

Re: Anyone in the south burnet

BFB where in the South Burnett are you, we are in Maryborough? I used to make a few longbows but you may be more interested in recurves. I don't make them much anymore but I do have a couple to build and could possibly be persuaded to make a start on them at some stage. Anyway see if you have offers...
by Stickbow Hunter
Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: 150 LONGBOWS.
Replies: 7
Views: 357

Re: 150 LONGBOWS.

Jeff, From memory I was speaking to Rob Scully at the Medieval Fayre around 2011. He was running a blacksmithing demonstration and was assisted by Peter French. Rob mentioned that he was conducting a blacksmithing course at a TAFE centre in the Ipswich /Bremer River area. I think this photograph wa...
by Stickbow Hunter
Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: 150 LONGBOWS.
Replies: 7
Views: 357

Re: 150 LONGBOWS.

That's going back a few years now Daryl. Looks like it was one of the years we used Boora Jenson's 3D targets. We haven't seen Rob Scully for quite some years.
by Stickbow Hunter
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: The Cutting Edge
Topic: Damascus Blade
Replies: 19
Views: 2026

Re: Damascus Blade

That's a handy little knife.
by Stickbow Hunter
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: The Cutting Edge
Topic: Damascus Blade
Replies: 19
Views: 2026

Re: Damascus Blade

Love the look of the blade mate. It should look good once finished.
by Stickbow Hunter
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Scene & Herd
Topic: Brush Turkeys Are A Protected Species
Replies: 2
Views: 544

Re: Brush Turkeys Are A Protected Species

They don't realise the damage they do to bowhunting.
by Stickbow Hunter
Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: SHOOTING MACHINE
Replies: 5
Views: 332

Re: SHOOTING MACHINE

Jeff, Some years back my release was fairly consistent but after several rounds of Dupuytren's contracture surgery and the onset of arthritis it has gone downhill. Maintaining a consistent anchor point has become more difficult as time passes hence the necessity for the shooting machine. Daryl. Ful...
by Stickbow Hunter
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Hunting in Japan
Replies: 1
Views: 172

Re: Hunting in Japan

That is an interesting article. You don't think of Japan having animal control problems. Maybe they will allow bowhunting.

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: SHOOTING MACHINE
Replies: 5
Views: 332

Re: SHOOTING MACHINE

Crunching the numbers can be very interesting. I did a lot of bow testing back in the early 1990's with Grant McDonald. We never used a shooting machine but in those days I had a very consistent release with only 1 fps variance usually.

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Traditional bowhunting video
Replies: 4
Views: 902

Re: Traditional bowhunting video

It looks to be pretty open country up on the hills so you used those gullies to your advantage. Congrats on taking the billies.

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Anyone Still Making Bows?
Replies: 18
Views: 1217

Re: Anyone Still Making Bows?

Rhino1 wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:25 am
the pattern is an imported snake skin backing
Thanks; I never picked it as actually being a skin.

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Anyone Still Making Bows?
Replies: 18
Views: 1217

Re: Anyone Still Making Bows?

Good looking bows Rhino. Is that pattern burnt into the back of that bow?

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: Couple of bows in progress
Replies: 9
Views: 1072

Re: Couple of bows in progress

Very nice work; you should be proud of them.

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: Couple of bows in progress
Replies: 9
Views: 1072

Re: Couple of bows in progress

They are looking very good; I too look forward to seeing them finished.

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: QLD Crown land hunting petition
Replies: 2
Views: 241

Re: QLD Crown land hunting petition

perry wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:32 pm
I like the Victorian model a lot more than the cumbersome R Licence crap that NSW is pushing.
Agree with you there Perry.

Jeff