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by Stickbow Hunter
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: Osage selfbow
Replies: 4
Views: 129

Re: Osage selfbow

flyonline wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:30 am
If I made it perfect Jeff, I could only go down after that so I had to leave some room for improvement
Now that is so right mate. :lol:

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: Osage selfbow
Replies: 4
Views: 129

Re: Osage selfbow

Congrats on the bow mate; well done. Just to my eye that left limb seems to be bending too much just outside the handle. I hope you have many hours of fun shooting it.

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Pig Hunting advice
Replies: 3
Views: 269

Re: Pig Hunting advice

Have you tried late afternoon as they come out to feed? I have found it is a good time to hunt them. If they have been hunted a lot they can be nocturnal so leave their beds and go to bed in the dark. All the best and hope you have some success soon.
by Stickbow Hunter
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Home for the Brothers
Replies: 3
Views: 418

Re: Home for the Brothers

Good one Woody; it's good to be able to make your own equipment.

Jeff
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: 217

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: 595

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: 12
Views: 1020

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: 595

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: 595

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: 12
Views: 1020

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: 4646

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: 358

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: 650

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: 393

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: 393

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: 393

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: 393

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: 1214

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: 273

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: 273

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: 910

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: 739

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: 827

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: 827

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: 827

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: 313

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: 1829

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: 1404

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: 923

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: 1404

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...