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by Stickbow Hunter
Tue Apr 13, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: Bamboo backed Osage
Replies: 7
Views: 290

Re: Bamboo backed Osage

Good to see it is a shooter. I'm sure you will have learned a lot along the way. Enjoy your shooting.

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: Bamboo backed Osage
Replies: 7
Views: 290

Re: Bamboo backed Osage

That is looking good; I hope you get many hours of enjoyment shooting it. You'll have to show us some detail photos when you finish it.

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Fri Apr 02, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Scene & Herd
Topic: LONGBOW ARROW????
Replies: 1
Views: 418

Re: LONGBOW ARROW????

They have no clue but just shout Ban ban!!!

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: One for the Ladies – you can do it.
Replies: 3
Views: 278

Re: One for the Ladies – you can do it.

greybeard wrote:
Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:44 pm
Jeff,

I have been watching quite a few videos on making traditional bows in Asia and the bowyers appear to prefer using traditional hand tools.
Perhaps they believe using traditional tools is the way it should be.
Perhaps they do.

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Thu Mar 18, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: One for the Ladies – you can do it.
Replies: 3
Views: 278

Re: One for the Ladies – you can do it.

Very interesting and we can be so thankful to live here and have the tools etc that we have. It would have been good if they showed more details like aligning the limbs and tillering etc. She certainly knew what she was doing. Thanks for posting it up Daryl.

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Fri Feb 26, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: Hollow Limb Design [HLD]
Replies: 1
Views: 731

Re: Hollow Limb Design [HLD]

Very interesting Daryl. If I remember correctly there was mention of concave bellies on bows in Archery: The Technical Side" by Hickman, Forrest Nagler & Paul E. Klopsteg. Some of the PNG bows made of bamboo had the concave on the back of the bow and not the belly. I think it would take some practic...
by Stickbow Hunter
Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: Scene & Herd
Topic: Breeding herd buffalo shot.
Replies: 2
Views: 783

Re: Breeding herd buffalo shot.

The harm they cause Bowhunting. :x

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: Bidwillii Build-along.
Replies: 22
Views: 1681

Re: Bidwillii Build-along.

Those knots are causing a problem for you. Will be interesting to see if they will bend ok. If they do then the recurving of the tips should be a worthwhile option.

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Mon Jan 18, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: Bidwillii Build-along.
Replies: 22
Views: 1681

Re: Bidwillii Build-along.

These things happen Daryl as you know. Thinking about it may give you an idea on how to go forward but it may be no good; wait and see. :biggrin:

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: Bidwillii Build-along.
Replies: 22
Views: 1681

Re: Bidwillii Build-along.

Coming along well.

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: Bidwillii Build-along.
Replies: 22
Views: 1681

Re: Bidwillii Build-along.

Good to see the progress Daryl. It often takes lot of time to get things right; slow and easy does it.

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: Bidwillii Build-along.
Replies: 22
Views: 1681

Re: Bidwillii Build-along.

Looking good.

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: Bidwillii Build-along.
Replies: 22
Views: 1681

Re: Bidwillii Build-along.

That worked so well Daryl. I like the hand held steamer. I have done similar but just with boiling water in a pot and enclosing the particular place where I want to bend the limb and the top of the pot with alfoil.

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: Bidwillii Build-along.
Replies: 22
Views: 1681

Re: Bidwillii Build-along.

Jeff, as you are aware these twisty and knotty billets can be challenging but rewarding with a successful outcome. Those that don’t come up to our expectations can teach us valuable lessons. You are certainly right about that. I am just a novice when it comes to self bows so much to learn. The mind...
by Stickbow Hunter
Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: Bidwillii Build-along.
Replies: 22
Views: 1681

Re: Bidwillii Build-along.

It makes for an interesting build. One of my Osage bows I made was very similar to that with the one limb having a big hump in it. I spent a lot of time on it and it turned out to be a great bow. I look forward to more progress photos.

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: Bidwillii Build-along.
Replies: 22
Views: 1681

Re: Bidwillii Build-along.

It should end up with some great looking character Daryl.
by Stickbow Hunter
Thu Dec 24, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Christmas
Replies: 5
Views: 458

Christmas

I hope everyone has a Happy & Safe Christmas and all the Very Best for the New Year!!!

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Mon Nov 30, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: DIY tree stand sucess
Replies: 5
Views: 2274

Re: DIY tree stand sucess

Good to see Steve. One less feral killing our native wildlife. Thanks for sharing. :smile:

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Mon Nov 30, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: Tri Laminate Carriage Bow.
Replies: 3
Views: 499

Re: Tri Laminate Carriage Bow.

Nice work Daryl. The limbs have a nice bend to them.

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Been a While
Replies: 3
Views: 466

Re: Been a While

Good to have you back and all the best with flinging some arrows again.
by Stickbow Hunter
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: fire hose
Replies: 10
Views: 946

Re: fire hose

warild_make wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:38 pm
What do you use for plugs/air valves?
I had them machined up from steel and a tyre valve fitted the one end.
by Stickbow Hunter
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: TAA Proposed Equipment Guidelines 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 2968

Re: TAA Proposed Equipment Guidelines 2020

TAA- Timber Arrows Australia. Ha ha ha. If the overwhelming desire to have timber arrow only events is to preserve the craft of making timber arrows why is there no such desire to have self made bow only events so that the craft of making bows is preserved? After all, both are as important as each ...
by Stickbow Hunter
Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: fire hose
Replies: 10
Views: 946

Re: fire hose

Lay Flat irrigation hose works fine also. I have been using it for many years. It is available in different diameters also.
by Stickbow Hunter
Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: A matter of choice
Replies: 5
Views: 1478

Re: A matter of choice

I don't get the mag so can't comment on it sorry.
by Stickbow Hunter
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: TAA Proposed Equipment Guidelines 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 2968

Re: TAA Proposed Equipment Guidelines 2020

clinglish wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:01 pm
Obviously my opinion is invalid as it doesn’t align with yours.
Don't be ridiculous! I don't happen to agree with your thinking is all, nothing more.
by Stickbow Hunter
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: TAA Proposed Equipment Guidelines 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 2968

Re: TAA Proposed Equipment Guidelines 2020

I for one do not understand the drive to "define " the longbow or Recurve. IMO you can easily class these all as Traditional Style Longbow and Traditional Style recurve. We don't see the Compound shooters defining by the bow but by the way it is accessorised so why we continue the path of " My Defi...
by Stickbow Hunter
Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: To Mix by Weight or Volume?
Replies: 2
Views: 1408

Re: To Mix by Weight or Volume?

G'day Daryl, I mix my Smooth-On by weight. Back in 1993 in a Smooth-On Technical Bulletin they gave the mix ratio by volume of equal proportions of Part A & B but also by weight; Part A: 100 - Part B: 83. I have always just measured it by weight.

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: Todays Haul
Replies: 7
Views: 1708

Re: Todays Haul

Good score there mate; you should get a few good bows and bits and pieces out of that lot for sure.
by Stickbow Hunter
Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: Building bows on an adjustable form.
Replies: 4
Views: 670

Re: Building bows on an adjustable form.

That is very good performance indeed.