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by greybeard
Sun Jun 14, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: Todays Haul
Replies: 7
Views: 549

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: 414

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: 414

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: 549

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: 17
Views: 1012

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: 17
Views: 1012

Re: TAA Proposed Equipment Guidelines 2020

American Flatbow.pdf
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by greybeard
Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: TAA Proposed Equipment Guidelines 2020
Replies: 17
Views: 1012

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: 17
Views: 1012

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: 17
Views: 1012

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: 309

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: 17
Views: 1012

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: 309

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: 276

Re: We are back

Hi Eddie,

The upload went very well.

Thank you,

Daryl.
by greybeard
Wed May 27, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: Building bows on an adjustable form.
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Building bows on an adjustable form.

The following is an overview on how I construct multilaminate bows of natural materials using an adjustable form. I adapted Dean Torges’ form method for constructing bamboo backed bows. There are no doubt other methods to achieve the same end result but this evolved as an easy but can be a time cons...
by greybeard
Mon May 18, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: Tillering a laminated board bow
Replies: 3
Views: 447

Re: Tillering a laminated board bow

Bruce,

Keep in mind that I made an assessment based on a small photographic image; the bow could look different in real life.

Hopefully someone else will post their thoughts on how they perceive the bow.

Daryl.
by greybeard
Sun May 17, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: Tillering a laminated board bow
Replies: 3
Views: 447

Re: Tillering a laminated board bow

Comp 1.jpg Bruce, I would be tempted to get the tips moving a little more; to me they look a bit stiff. Handle to mid limb appears to be a bit flat. Perhaps start a few inches from the handle and slowly remove timber working towards mid limb. Be careful not to create a hinge in the mid limb area. R...
by greybeard
Sat May 16, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: Moreton Bay Ash bowstaves
Replies: 4
Views: 403

Re: Moreton Bay Ash bowstaves

Joe Lethbridge wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 7:32 pm
It responds well to a decrowned back as long as only the first 6 or so rings are removed - any deeper and the smaller diameter rings are harder to see.
Joe,

Have you considered removing only the bark and making an all sapwood bow?

Daryl.
by greybeard
Fri May 15, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: Moreton Bay Ash bowstaves
Replies: 4
Views: 403

Re: Moreton Bay Ash bowstaves

The tree ended up being hollowed out by termites Hi Joe, was the tree dead or alive when you harvested the billets? I realize that timber properties can vary due to location, are your billets properties similar to the ones listed in the government document? https://www.business.qld.gov.au/industrie...
by greybeard
Tue May 12, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: Finished up a giant killer....
Replies: 5
Views: 1097

Re: Finished up a giant killer....

Well done Steve, it will be interesting to see how the timber holds up in a full size bow. :Bow
Daryl.
by greybeard
Fri May 01, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: THE 1: 0.625 or 5/8 BOW.
Replies: 5
Views: 1117

Re: THE 1: 0.625 or 5/8 BOW.

Jeff, it was good to move the bow along as it was far too heavy in draw weight for me. Although I did not get quite as much for the bow that I was hoping, I have gained access to billets of red ash and what appears to be Austromyrtus bidwillii. I believe this was quite a good move as there is a limi...
by greybeard
Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: THE 1: 0.625 or 5/8 BOW.
Replies: 5
Views: 1117

Re: THE 1: 0.625 or 5/8 BOW.

Pleasing news, The club member who shot the bow in for me was amazed at the bows performance. With regards to cast he felt that it was not far behind his 60# glass laminated longbow. Although no actual numbers were produced I will accept his appraisal of the bow. Another comment worth noting was tha...
by greybeard
Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: The Ozbow Trade Blanket
Topic: Rock Python Competition Longbow New $650 pickup
Replies: 5
Views: 962

Re: Rock Python Competition Longbow New $650 pickup

I used Pack and Send about 18 months ago to send a bow to Mildura. Times may have changed since then but if you filled in the online form, pay on line and print out the shipping documents and take them to the depot with the parcel it was almost half the price. At the time my printer was not working ...
by greybeard
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: Bamboo Backed Rock Maple Bow
Replies: 13
Views: 1626

Re: Bamboo Backed Rock Maple Bow

Hi indie, The faulty grain shown in the photo was at the start of the recurve and the other at the end of the fade out in a bamboo backed hickory bow. Additionally the grain was fairly wavy along the limbs. Grain Near Tip And Fadeout.jpg The bow was bought by an Ozbow member some time back and to da...
by greybeard
Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: THE 1: 0.625 or 5/8 BOW.
Replies: 5
Views: 1117

THE 1: 0.625 or 5/8 BOW.

I am not sure of the exact time line of when and why this ratio for limb cross sections came into being. Reference has been made that it was used in target archery during the Victorian era to define what constituted a target longbow. If anyone as more information could you please let me know. Perhap...
by greybeard
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Humour
Topic: Ballad Of Dunny Roll
Replies: 2
Views: 1518

Ballad Of Dunny Roll

Some may have already seen this one.

Daryl.

http://morningmail.org/wp-content/uploa ... p6.mp4?_=1
by greybeard
Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: Bamboo Backed Rock Maple Bow
Replies: 13
Views: 1626

Re: Bamboo Backed R-D Bow Questions.

Hi Indie, For some reason I misread your post, I thought you were building a tri laminated bow. We must be mindful that wood / bamboo bows are different to glass composite bows and must be treated as such. A deflex reflex design incorporating today’s modern materials may have some advantages but the...
by greybeard
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: Bamboo Backed Rock Maple Bow
Replies: 13
Views: 1626

Re: Bamboo Backed R-D Bow Questions.

Hi Indie, I would recommend using a ‘Z’ splice with the bamboo backing rather than a ‘butt’ join. Diagram For Z Splice.JPG To my way of thinking incorporating deflex in a bamboo/wood bow is akin to building in string follow. A lot of reflex would probably be needed to be built in to compensate for t...
by greybeard
Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: Before Most Of Us Were Born.
Replies: 3
Views: 782

Before Most Of Us Were Born.

Apart from the materials used in the newer laminated bows not much has changed.

Daryl.

http://nebula.wsimg.com/6a684bc764a5253 ... oworigin=1
by greybeard
Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery Events
Topic: Proposed Trad Calendar 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 1617

Re: Proposed Trad Calendar 2020

Hi Eddie, Dwindling attendance at traditional shoots appears to have started a few years back. I have attended many traditional shoots over the last twenty years or so and a lot of archers attending those shoots were around my age. I am on the wrong side of seventy and health issues have curtailed a...