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by Stickbow Hunter
Mon Jul 11, 2022 9:42 am
Forum: The Cutting Edge
Topic: New knives
Replies: 2
Views: 455

Re: New knives

I like that kitchen knife; should be real handy. At 7mm thick that sure is a hefty blade on your mates knife. :shock:

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Sat Jun 25, 2022 9:55 am
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: Covid lockdown activities
Replies: 2
Views: 576

Re: Covid lockdown activities

Nice work Rob! It's good making your own gear and it most certainly is a great idea to protect your bows and arras when travelling. Thanks for sharing your builds with us.

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Sun Jun 05, 2022 5:32 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Cyclone Dust Collector.
Replies: 2
Views: 1063

Re: Cyclone Dust Collector.

Wow that system seems to work extremely well Daryl. I might have to look into one myself.

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Wed May 18, 2022 7:25 pm
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: Chinese Recurves Warning
Replies: 17
Views: 2645

Re: Chinese Recurves Warning

Very bad service!!!

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Wed May 04, 2022 5:45 pm
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: Anyone tried a gasket dipped Massey finish?
Replies: 6
Views: 885

Re: Anyone tried a gasket dipped Massey finish?

After doing my cap and cresting I just use a clear varnish and wipe on the full length of the arrow with a piece of rag. The varnish I have used was not water based. I hope you get it sorted so your footings keep on looking good. :D

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Tue May 03, 2022 6:53 pm
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: Anyone tried a gasket dipped Massey finish?
Replies: 6
Views: 885

Re: Anyone tried a gasket dipped Massey finish?

I've never tried that so can't help with regards to using it. With 3Ds I have just used a silicon spray and give the arrows a wipe on the tip end after every couple of targets. It stops the target burn to large degree.

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Fri Apr 29, 2022 8:23 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Cheap 68" Longbows
Replies: 3
Views: 631

Re: Cheap 68" Longbows

G'day Tradjectory, I imagine you would have perhaps a 30" or more draw length so the longer the bow the better I would think. Bow design will really play a part when such long draw lengths come into play. If your draw length is 30 or more inches I would suggest a composite longbow of 70". ...
by Stickbow Hunter
Mon Apr 25, 2022 9:51 am
Forum: The Cutting Edge
Topic: Osage / 15n20
Replies: 6
Views: 1311

Re: Osage / 15n20

Ok thanks for the info. Hopefully it will help with the darkening. I have Osage Orange self bows and they have gone brown with age but still a beautiful wood.

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Sun Apr 24, 2022 12:00 pm
Forum: The Cutting Edge
Topic: Osage / 15n20
Replies: 6
Views: 1311

Re: Osage / 15n20

UV treating? Is that some sort of finish?

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Sat Apr 23, 2022 6:46 pm
Forum: The Cutting Edge
Topic: Osage / 15n20
Replies: 6
Views: 1311

Re: Osage / 15n20

Another good one mate. Osage is very nice just a shame it goes brown with age.

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Tue Apr 05, 2022 6:30 pm
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: Choosing a board to make arrows?
Replies: 6
Views: 673

Re: Choosing a board to make arrows?

G'day Cam, I have always made my own shafts from Oregon Pine. You can usually pick up used boards from old buildings etc. In relation to what boards make what spine it is hit and miss. :lol: Usually a heavier board with nice tight grain will make higher spined shafts BUT not always. The diameter you...
by Stickbow Hunter
Sat Mar 19, 2022 10:38 am
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: Playing Around.
Replies: 4
Views: 416

Re: Playing Around.

Interesting design. Those thick tips would rob a bit of performance I guess.

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Sat Mar 19, 2022 10:36 am
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: Chinese Recurves Warning
Replies: 17
Views: 2645

Re: Chinese Recurves Warning

So ridiculous!!!

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Wed Mar 09, 2022 3:32 pm
Forum: The Ozbow Trade Blanket
Topic: Vintage Bear Archery bows for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 264

Vintage Bear Archery bows for sale

For any Bear Archery collectors or someone just wanting an old bow from the 1940's & 1950's era, I have up for discussion numerous Bear recurves, both 'Kodiak' and 'Grizzly' and also a 1948 'Bush Bow' which is a wood composite bow made with two Hickory or Ash lams and an Osage Orange belly lam. ...
by Stickbow Hunter
Tue Mar 01, 2022 9:57 am
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: Chinese Recurves Warning
Replies: 17
Views: 2645

Re: Chinese Recurves Warning

Good onya Matt. :handgestures-thumbupleft:

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Fri Feb 18, 2022 10:50 am
Forum: The Cutting Edge
Topic: 1084 Hunter
Replies: 5
Views: 1292

Re: 1084 Hunter

In the photo it looks like the handle has splits but its the grain and finish has a real 3D effect. I actually thought those lines were joins in a laminated handle lol. The blade has a scotch brite belt finish that is super quick and easy to do and gives a good working knife finish. It gives a very...
by Stickbow Hunter
Thu Feb 17, 2022 9:10 am
Forum: The Cutting Edge
Topic: 1084 Hunter
Replies: 5
Views: 1292

Re: 1084 Hunter

Good work; I like the satin finish on the blade and the tone of the handle. Always good making our own equipment; well done.

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Sat Feb 12, 2022 9:52 am
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: Broad head making link
Replies: 3
Views: 644

Re: Broad head making link

Good article. You would certainly appreciate each one you made. :D

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Tue Feb 01, 2022 9:31 am
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: Chinese Recurves Warning
Replies: 17
Views: 2645

Re: Chinese Recurves Warning

A pretty ridiculous situation there Matt. :roll:

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Thu Jan 27, 2022 10:04 am
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: Chinese Recurves Warning
Replies: 17
Views: 2645

Re: Chinese Recurves Warning

Wow that is not even in the same paddock weight wise. Not good that is for sure.

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Sat Dec 25, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 1
Views: 1217

Re: Merry Christmas

Same to you and the members of the forum and we hope 2022 is a good year for all.

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Sun Nov 28, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: The Cutting Edge
Topic: Meat Cleaver
Replies: 5
Views: 944

Re: Meat Cleaver

Looks like it would do its job well.

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Wed Nov 17, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: Alternative timber to replace vertical bamboo?
Replies: 3
Views: 935

Re: Alternative timber to replace vertical bamboo?

Daryl, Queensland Silver Ash [Flindersia Bourjotiana] makes a very good bow. It is pretty much white in appearance. I made quite a lot of bows with it many years ago now.

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Sat Nov 06, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: The Cutting Edge
Topic: Osage camp knife
Replies: 3
Views: 730

Re: Osage camp knife

metalhead wrote: Thu Nov 04, 2021 5:31 pm Thanks mate. I showed this knife to a work mate , he took it off me asked how much then handed me some cash. I didn't get to touch it again. He is a knife collector so I was pretty happy with myself.
Good stuff. :biggrin:

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Wed Nov 03, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: The Cutting Edge
Topic: Osage camp knife
Replies: 3
Views: 730

Re: Osage camp knife

Nice work; it looks really good. :handgestures-thumbupleft:

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Mon Nov 01, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Video Links
Topic: Which Longbow?
Replies: 10
Views: 2728

Re: Which Longbow?

I would image that the aforementioned negative comments would be related to the Hill Style bows that had a degree of set-back, making it a little harsher to shoot. I believe that if the limb timing is correct back set should have little effect on the feel of the bow. In the 1980's numerous bowyers ...
by Stickbow Hunter
Sun Oct 31, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Video Links
Topic: Which Longbow?
Replies: 10
Views: 2728

Re: Which Longbow?

I watched both videos Daryl and they were good. In the first one the fella did get things, the deflex/reflex, back to front as you say and it is one of my pet hates. :lol: He also didn't explain well why a bow with setback/reflex is faster than a straight limb or string follow bow, all things being ...
by Stickbow Hunter
Mon Aug 09, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Broadhead selection
Replies: 6
Views: 5430

Re: Broadhead selection

What brand do you recommend? I’m thinking 125 grain Tusker Javelins or met a guy that swears by the ribteks. I use Ribteks but they aren't available much anymore as their manufacture was ceased some years ago now. The Tusker would be fine as would the Outbacks that Bodie mentioned. All the best wit...
by Stickbow Hunter
Tue Aug 03, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: The Western Australian Bow Makers Group
Replies: 1
Views: 1358

Re: The Western Australian Bow Makers Group

Good to hear and all the best with the group.

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Tue Aug 03, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Broadhead selection
Replies: 6
Views: 5430

Re: Broadhead selection

I would suggest you stick with a cut on contact two blade head, especially using 45lb. They will give you the best penetration with a properly tuned bow and arrow combination.

Jeff