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by Stickbow Hunter
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Camp ovens
Replies: 10
Views: 136

Re: Camp ovens

Thanks Ron; it sure is in urgent need of attention. It looks like a Metters oven. To clean it up I would use a molasses bath or electrolysis as these methods will not harm the casting finish of the oven. DO NOT use sand blasting or grinding discs on angle grinders as these will damage the oven. If y...
by Stickbow Hunter
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Camp ovens
Replies: 10
Views: 136

Re: Camp ovens

woodie wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:58 pm
2 of the CI ovens are around 100 years old and big enough to fit a small lamb in as my grandfather did when he was a young man working on a station as a cook.
Hey mate would you be able to post up a couple of photos of those ovens please as I would love to see them.

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Camp ovens
Replies: 10
Views: 136

Re: Camp ovens

All good thanks mate. Yeah, the old ovens are getting hard to come by and can cost a bit but they are worth it IMO. Keep an eye out on your local buy, swap and sell pages and garage sales etc as they do come up. If you find one be sure to check it over carefully for hairline cracks; especially under...
by Stickbow Hunter
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Camp ovens
Replies: 10
Views: 136

Re: Camp ovens

G'day Guy, We cook with camp ovens all the time and have quite a collection. IMO the old style ovens (real camp ovens :biggrin: ), with domed lids and long legs are the best to cook with. However in saying that the Chinese made ones (mostly no legs) will cook a feed just the same. When purchasing ma...
by Stickbow Hunter
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: Knife For The Gathering
Replies: 6
Views: 324

Re: Knife For The Gathering

Good onya Woodie. :handgestures-thumbup:
by Stickbow Hunter
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: TROUBLESOME YEW.
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: TROUBLESOME YEW.

Amazing how much it is moving about. Sounds like you have the right plan of attack though.
by Stickbow Hunter
Fri May 31, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: TROUBLESOME YEW.
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: TROUBLESOME YEW.

That sure was a lot of movement. Can you steam it or dry heat it back into line?
by Stickbow Hunter
Mon May 20, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: Greybeards Italian Renaissance Bow
Replies: 10
Views: 609

Re: Greybeards Italian Renaissance Bow

Nice work! :handgestures-thumbupleft:
by Stickbow Hunter
Fri May 03, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: The Ozbow Trade Blanket
Topic: What Value? SOLD
Replies: 5
Views: 401

Re: What Value?

I can remember you shooting that bow Daryl back in the early 1980's at North Albert Bowhunters on Wembley Rd. :D

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Arrows
Replies: 8
Views: 619

Re: Arrows

TomMcDonald wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:05 pm
Everyone was right handed back then.
Far from it Tom. :D
by Stickbow Hunter
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Arrows
Replies: 8
Views: 619

Re: Arrows

greybeard wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:28 pm
Perhaps the ladies were ambidextrous and had left and right hand clamps.
Daryl, I was meaning all the arrows are facing to the left so the women would use their right hand to place the clamps on the jigs. As a left hander I would have the arrows facing to the right. :)

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Arrows
Replies: 8
Views: 619

Re: Arrows

Imagine sniffing all that glue. :lol: Looks like they only employed right handed people in there. :mrgreen:
by Stickbow Hunter
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Bow Identification.
Replies: 2
Views: 222

Re: Bow Identification.

Can't help with that one Daryl.
by Stickbow Hunter
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Mastering the Traditional Bow
Topic: arrow flight question
Replies: 5
Views: 1163

Re: arrow flight question

G'day Bodie, The standard if you like is ⅜" above right angles to the shelf. This is if you shot Mediterranean release (split fingers). If you shoot three under someone else will have to step in and help with the measurement. Really it is just a matter of trying different heights by adjusting a litt...
by Stickbow Hunter
Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: WHY?
Replies: 23
Views: 964

Re: WHY?

The die hard wooden arrow fraternity tell us they are just as good as their modern counterpart but at most TAA shoots carbon/alloy arrows ect are not recognised . I personally would hate to see a separate division based on arrow material. We could end up like another archery association that has so...
by Stickbow Hunter
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Chinese Made Broadheads
Replies: 14
Views: 592

Re: Chinese Made Broadheads

Nah Matt I haven't as I still shoot the good old Ribteks. It's been awhile since I've sent one of those towards any game too. :sad:
by Stickbow Hunter
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: WHY?
Replies: 23
Views: 964

Re: WHY?

There is special feel about a set of well crafted timber arrows that can’t be matched by synthetic arrows. Unfortunately, as the generation of our era pass on these crafts will probably be lost forever in Australia. It will be a sad day when the selfbow disappears. I agree 100%. Sadly, just like wi...
by Stickbow Hunter
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: WHY?
Replies: 23
Views: 964

Re: WHY?

Fibre glass used in bows is considered to be traditional yet an aluminium arrow which predates fibreglass by ten years is not. IMO aluminium and fibreglass arrows are traditional but I just like shooting wood. The reason arrows made of those materials were not allowed at the Australian Longbow Must...
by Stickbow Hunter
Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Photography
Topic: Mostly deer.
Replies: 5
Views: 1358

Re: Mostly deer.

Some excellent shots there; thanks for sharing them. :handgestures-thumbupleft:
by Stickbow Hunter
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: IFAA and longbow
Replies: 4
Views: 339

Re: IFAA and longbow

I was having a look at the IFAA rulebook, for a completely different reason to Trad, and I noticed that IFAA does not recognise a hybrid/modern longbow: https://www.ifaa-archery.org/index.php/ ... es/longbow It would seem that they are put into recurve division (being a semi recurve that they are)....
by Stickbow Hunter
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: Variances in timber shafts.
Replies: 4
Views: 613

Re: Variances in timber shafts.

Have your shafts within five pound spine weight and fifty grains in physical weight. I know some will say that is not close enough tolerances but I haven't met the archer who could shoot good enough to tell the difference. Me personally I have my arrows matched closer but that is just me being fussy...
by Stickbow Hunter
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: The Cutting Edge
Topic: Raindrop Damascus Knife
Replies: 4
Views: 1452

Re: Raindrop Damascus Knife

Good one woody. That handle is interesting and I imagine it would be quite comfortable in the hand.
by Stickbow Hunter
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Wedding Anniversary
Replies: 2
Views: 173

Re: Wedding Anniversary

Congrats and enjoy your travels!!!

Jeff & Jude
by Stickbow Hunter
Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Bow Division for Bio Composite Bows.
Replies: 19
Views: 945

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: 19
Views: 945

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: 14
Views: 982

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: 14
Views: 982

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: 375

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: 375

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.