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by greybeard
Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery Events
Topic: NORTH ALBERT TRADITIONAL TOURNEY 24/25 Oct. 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 351

Re: NORTH ALBERT TRADITIONAL TOURNEY 24/25 Oct. 2020

It works well for the traditional archers who wish to have an enjoyable weekend using their preferred equipment and do not suffer from trophy fixation.

Daryl.
by greybeard
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: fire hose
Replies: 10
Views: 299

Re: fire hose

When making your bow can you post some photographs and a story showing how you progressed from start to finish?

Such a post may encourage others to have a go.

Daryl.
by greybeard
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: fire hose
Replies: 10
Views: 299

Re: fire hose

Are you going to use a hot box / heat strips to cure the glue or let the ambient temperature cure it naturally?

Daryl.
by greybeard
Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery Events
Topic: NORTH ALBERT TRADITIONAL TOURNEY 24/25 Oct. 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 351

Re: NORTH ALBERT TRADITIONAL TOURNEY 24/25 Oct. 2020

Apparently some incorrect information was circulated.

Equipment guidelines for Tourney.

Daryl.
Tourney Equipment Rules.jpg
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by greybeard
Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: Asiatic Static Bpw
Replies: 1
Views: 145

Asiatic Static Bpw

This packaged deal could be an economical way to try an Asiatic static tip bow without blowing the bank account. I think the limbs may be solid glass. Daryl. https://au.huntingdoor.com/mongolian-horse-bow-recurve-bow-and-arrow-kit-for-traditional-archery-bowhunting.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI9OOn8Iah7AI...
by greybeard
Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Humour
Topic: Council Recliner Chairs On Special At Bunnings
Replies: 2
Views: 185

Council Recliner Chairs On Special At Bunnings

I realised that I already had one in the garden shed.

Daryl.
Council Recliner.jpg
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by greybeard
Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: fire hose
Replies: 10
Views: 299

Re: fire hose

I purchased my hose and fittings from Bingham Projects. Although probably more expensive now with the low exchange rate I could get the components I wanted without chasing all over the country side for them. Daryl. https://binghamprojects.com/store/air-hose/ https://binghamprojects.com/store/hose-pl...
by greybeard
Fri Oct 02, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery Events
Topic: NORTH ALBERT TRADITIONAL TOURNEY 24/25 Oct. 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 351

Re: NORTH ALBERT TRADITIONAL TOURNEY 24/25 Oct. 2020

little arrows wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:52 pm
and don't forget your flunts everyone (that would be flu flus with blunts, as opposed to floints, flu flus with points).
Please note that flu flu arrows will need field points for the bow bird event. (aerial discs)

Daryl.
by greybeard
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Traditional Archery Events
Topic: NORTH ALBERT TRADITIONAL TOURNEY 24/25 Oct. 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 351

NORTH ALBERT TRADITIONAL TOURNEY 24/25 Oct. 2020

NAFA Trad Tourney.jpg
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by greybeard
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Scene & Herd
Topic: Man Charged
Replies: 3
Views: 336

Man Charged

by greybeard
Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: Backing materials.
Replies: 6
Views: 343

Re: Backing materials.

If you catch some eels you could make your own glue from them.

http://www.kramers.org/glue.htm

Daryl.
by greybeard
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: Backing materials.
Replies: 6
Views: 343

Re: Backing materials.

The eel skin should work. I searched the internet but could not find out how thick the skins actually were, the only reference was ‘thick’. The thicker the backing is the more the limb mass increases. As a general rule most backings will increase the integrity of the back of the bow but will not inc...
by greybeard
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: Backing materials.
Replies: 6
Views: 343

Re: Backing materials.

I have not used this as backing yet but it could be worth a try. If it works well it could be a low cost alternative. Applying the backing starts at 9 mins 50 secs into the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVCMsbF_OD0 https://www.bunnings.com.au/gyprock-easy-tape-90m-plasterboard-jointing-tape...
by greybeard
Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Outdoor Gear
Topic: Fenris Legolas
Replies: 1
Views: 460

Re: Fenris Legolas

The Medieval version.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcDP9jN_FFQ

Daryl.
by greybeard
Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: The Ozbow Trade Blanket
Topic: WTB: Horse bow
Replies: 3
Views: 129

Re: WTB: Horse bow

Hi Eddy,

Beware of cheap imports, some are ok some are not.

If you don’t want to watch the full test fast forward to 19mins 50 sec for the result.

Daryl.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7ysPKW_HSk
by greybeard
Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Humour
Topic: Irish Fisherman
Replies: 1
Views: 364

Irish Fisherman

<t>The rain was pouring down outside O'Connor's Irish Pub.<br/> There standing in front of a big puddle outside the pub was an old Irishman, drenched, holding a stick, with a piece of string dangling in the water.<br/> A passer-by stopped and asked him, "What are you doing?<br/> “Fishing”, replied t...
by greybeard
Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: Techniglue
Replies: 2
Views: 379

Re: Techniglue

Steve, Including workshops I have probably constructed about forty bows and found Techniglue CA an excellent product. The only downside was the shorter pot life and in a bow making workshop situation multiple laminated bows had to be done in two separate glue ups. At that time I could only get the s...
by greybeard
Sun Jun 14, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: Todays Haul
Replies: 7
Views: 1353

Re: Todays Haul

Honestly, I suspect that most of this is sub-par bow wood as it is. It's pretty thin ringed and only one log is reasonably straight and branch free, so I'm hoping to get it cut up enough I can run it through a big table saw etc. to make into riser blocks, overlays, billets etc. etc. etc. Steve, I h...
by greybeard
Sun Jun 14, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: To Mix by Weight or Volume?
Replies: 2
Views: 1252

Re: To Mix by Weight or Volume?

Thank you Jeff,

My maths was not out by much, probably just the number of decimal places and rounding used during the calculations.

Daryl.
by greybeard
Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: To Mix by Weight or Volume?
Replies: 2
Views: 1252

To Mix by Weight or Volume?

This topic has been raised previously [about 2011] regarding the measuring of the components of two pack epoxy glues. Since then there may be quite a few new members that have not seen the post. If you do not have access to scales that can weigh small amounts of materials accurately such as two pack...
by greybeard
Wed Jun 10, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: Todays Haul
Replies: 7
Views: 1353

Re: Todays Haul

Some nice looking logs, what are the growth rings in the Osage like?

Daryl.
by greybeard
Wed Jun 10, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: TAA Proposed Equipment Guidelines 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 1894

Re: TAA Proposed Equipment Guidelines 2020

I thought this thread would spark more debate on the pros and cons. By and large I get the impression that most trad archers don’t give a rat’s about what may be considered traditional or not as long as they can participate with whatever gear they have and the rules don’t affect them. Having two di...
by greybeard
Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: TAA Proposed Equipment Guidelines 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 1894

Re: TAA Proposed Equipment Guidelines 2020

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by greybeard
Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: TAA Proposed Equipment Guidelines 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 1894

Re: TAA Proposed Equipment Guidelines 2020

I think that the more we delve in to the history of the flatbow in North America and the variations on a theme the one thing that remains constant is that the widest part of the limb is wider than the handle. Sudbury Bow_Peabody Museum.jpg Sudbury_bow_Wampanoag Bow.jpg Once fiberglass / carbon fiber...
by greybeard
Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:31 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: TAA Proposed Equipment Guidelines 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 1894

Re: TAA Proposed Equipment Guidelines 2020

The American Flatbow had wide limbs like a recurve, and was much shorter. From Popular Mechanics 1941. Shoot A Bow For Fun.jpg Was the flatbow an adaptation of the English pattern longbow. Was it the result of research done by Hickman showing that a rectangular cross section was more efficient than...
by greybeard
Sun Jun 07, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: TAA Proposed Equipment Guidelines 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 1894

Re: TAA Proposed Equipment Guidelines 2020

I don't mind Dennis's definition of what is an appropriate length of a longbow based on the archers height (at least shoulder height), as it is my understanding that many longbow bowyers recommend a particular length longbow based on the archers drawlength, for the best limb efficiency ie, a 26-27"...
by greybeard
Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: Building bows on an adjustable form.
Replies: 4
Views: 436

Re: Building bows on an adjustable form.

I took the bow down to the club on Tuesday so I could loose a few arrows off the knuckle. After settling in to the bow I thought to myself ‘does this bow seem to shoot quite fast or is it my imagination.’ The bow does not exhibit any bad habits and the arrows go where they are pointed. With longer d...
by greybeard
Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: TAA Proposed Equipment Guidelines 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 1894

Re: TAA Proposed Equipment Guidelines 2020

The following paragraph is from ‘The Origin of TAA's Rules’ “If we are going to be fairdinkum about Promoting and Protecting what's traditional in Australia we should ensure that instead of changing our rules to suit someone’s equipment we have their equipment changed to suit our rules.” With regard...
by greybeard
Fri May 29, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: Building bows on an adjustable form.
Replies: 4
Views: 436

Re: Building bows on an adjustable form.

I had an enquiry regarding the bows dimensions. The following measurements are + or- the thickness of a sheet of copy paper. Stating them in thousands of an inch probably would not be all that helpful. Remember that a mm or so variance in limb width will have very little if any effect on draw weight...
by greybeard
Wed May 27, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Site Announcements
Topic: We are back
Replies: 2
Views: 457

Re: We are back

Hi Eddie,

The upload went very well.

Thank you,

Daryl.