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by Stickbow Hunter
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: The Cutting Edge
Topic: Damascus Blade
Replies: 19
Views: 1055

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: 1055

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: 1
Views: 98

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: 187

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: 93

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: 187

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: 522

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: 771

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: 771

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: 740

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: 740

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: 143

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
by Stickbow Hunter
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: The Cutting Edge
Topic: Knife making in Japan
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Re: Knife making in Japan

Sounds very interesting Eddie; I look forward to seeing your write-up when you get home.

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Competition Stories
Topic: Tribute bow beginnings
Replies: 11
Views: 863

Re: Tribute bow beginnings

Great write-up and you had a good hunt for sure. I'm glad you got to take the bow for a walk in the bush.

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Reversed Tapered Lamination In A Longbow Core.
Replies: 4
Views: 174

Re: Reversed Tapered Lamination In A Longbow Core.

I could never see that there was benefit in a full reverse taper in a narrow limb deep cored longbow so I have never tried it. Hill style American Flatbows definitely benefited from a short reverse tapered wedge in the limb tips, absolute pigs of things without this to be honest I have never found t...
by Stickbow Hunter
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: First bow in over a year
Replies: 10
Views: 335

Re: First bow in over a year

Very nice craftsmanship Rod.

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: A Father's Day Knife
Replies: 3
Views: 186

Re: A Father's Day Knife

Good to see it finished Ron. I'm sure your Dad will love his special gift. Beautiful weather up this way at present so a great time to visit.

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: New bow wanted
Replies: 18
Views: 584

Re: New bow wanted

Congrats on the new bow and I hope you have many hours of enjoyment shooting it. :Bow

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Black Douglas downs Black Billy - Buffet
Replies: 5
Views: 273

Re: Black Douglas downs Black Billy - Buffet

Good to see you still getting out for a wander and you got an excellent ingredient for your stew for sure.

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Feedback on tomahawk longbows?
Replies: 6
Views: 327

Re: Feedback on tomahawk longbows?

G'day Papa, Good to hear you are recovering well from your injury and will be out bush taking a bow for a walk again soon. I can't help you with how the Tomahawk bows perform but 3Rivers will no doubt have a lot of positive reviews about them because the owner makes them, or at least used to if he d...
by Stickbow Hunter
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Competition Stories
Topic: Tribute bow beginnings
Replies: 11
Views: 863

Re: Tribute bow beginnings

flyonline wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:28 pm
Bugger!
Eddie is going to PM you about it.

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Competition Stories
Topic: Tribute bow beginnings
Replies: 11
Views: 863

Re: Tribute bow beginnings

It looks to me like the limb has chrysalled and those frets will not just be in the finish but also in the wood. If this is the case the bow will eventually fail I'm afraid.

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: billy down
Replies: 2
Views: 151

Re: billy down

Good one mate!

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Couple of goats
Replies: 11
Views: 370

Re: Couple of goats

Excellent photos and congrats on your biggest billy.

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Membership..?
Replies: 5
Views: 277

Re: Membership..?

Yes it allows you to shoot any of the alliance Trad shoots and there is open shoots so you should be covered for 99.9% of the Trad Shoots. It also covers you when bowhunting I believe but just check on that.

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Membership..?
Replies: 5
Views: 277

Re: Membership..?

Traditional Archery Australia has good insurance cover and is only $10 a year.

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: The Ozbow Trade Blanket
Topic: Buy an Australian Wooden Flatbow?
Replies: 10
Views: 407

Re: Buy an Australian Wooden Flatbow?

I agree with Daryl and Perry that it is unrealistic to think you are going to purchase a quality selfbow for $120. A decent stave alone will cost half or even more of that price.

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: Looks like Taxus Baccata?
Replies: 6
Views: 356

Re: Looks like Taxus Baccata?

It looks like the right stuff and will hopefully make a couple of bows. The only Yew I have ever seen growing was in the Botanical Gardens in Hobart. I do have a few staves of imported Yew in my workshop at present.

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: some arvo action
Replies: 5
Views: 220

Re: some arvo action

Good to see another feral down ozzy.

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: The Cutting Edge
Topic: Damascus Blade
Replies: 19
Views: 1055

Re: Damascus Blade

Nice!!!