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by Stickbow Hunter
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: Had a little play with Maple, ended up with a ripper
Replies: 5
Views: 147

Re: Had a little play with Maple, ended up with a ripper

Things have been pretty quiet on here of late Dave so it is good to see you post this up. The limbs have a nice bend to them. I too look forward to seeing the bow finished.

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Bamboo Backed Red Coat
Replies: 6
Views: 336

Re: Bamboo Backed Red Coat

For some reason I get so much more satisfaction in making and taking game with woods... That's it mate; same here and I have no desire to try those syntharras. :wink: By the way I’ve been using the 3 blade Woodsmans on all my deer and small game hunts... I’ve been finding them to be very effective....
by Stickbow Hunter
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: Black Hunter Longbow on Ebay
Replies: 6
Views: 370

Re: Black Hunter Longbow on Ebay

Thanks for the replies, as for calling it a longbow in the advert they call it an everything bow . I noticed that. :) I have a short draw only 26 1/2 so should be safe there and thought of using it for shooting carp, cheap clunker to chuck in the canoe and not worry to much about. I think it should...
by Stickbow Hunter
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Bamboo Backed Red Coat
Replies: 6
Views: 336

Re: Bamboo Backed Red Coat

Thanks Guy, it looks a nice bow. Yes wood arrows; the only way to go. :)

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Bamboo Backed Red Coat
Replies: 6
Views: 336

Re: Bamboo Backed Red Coat

Good one Guy. What bow ya shootin mate?

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: Black Hunter Longbow on Ebay
Replies: 6
Views: 370

Re: Black Hunter Longbow on Ebay

I hesitated replying to this as I can't resist saying no-one in their wildest dreams could think that bow was a longbow, surely! To me the limbs look even length and in the photos of the bow hanging by the pivot point of the handle it looks to be hanging at the half way point length wise. Photos at ...
by Stickbow Hunter
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Competition Stories
Topic: Tribute bow beginnings
Replies: 15
Views: 3992

Re: Tribute bow beginnings

Sorry to hear mate. I hope you do make yourself that tri-lam bow some day.

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: Gompy Tab
Replies: 6
Views: 303

Re: Gompy Tab

That's a pretty poor life out of it Matt. Your post just might save someone else from experiencing the same.

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: My latest Recurve
Replies: 6
Views: 588

Re: My latest Recurve

Looks good; nice wood combination.
by Stickbow Hunter
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Camp ovens
Replies: 10
Views: 336

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: 336

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: 336

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: 336

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: 1160

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: 246

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: 246

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: 841

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: 6
Views: 689

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: 780

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: 780

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: 780

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: 293

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: 1802

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: 1297

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: 836

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: 1297

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: 1297

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: 2282

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: 433

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: 688

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...