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by greybeard
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: Had a little play with Maple, ended up with a ripper
Replies: 5
Views: 147

Re: Had a little play with Maple, ended up with a ripper

Dave, For a quick foray into the plank of maple the bow turned out well and the chrony numbers are acceptable. Hard rock maple was my favoured timber for flat bows. In the early days I used to back the bows with jockey silk to help stop fibres lifting on the back of the bow. Now days I back the mapl...
by greybeard
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Traditional Archery Events
Topic: TAA National Muster
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Re: TAA National Muster

Sage,
If one is not a member of TAA but is a member of an Archery Alliance association which nomination fee is applicable?
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Daryl.
by greybeard
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: My latest Recurve
Replies: 6
Views: 588

Re: My latest Recurve

Nice work Muz, are the recurved tips semi working or static?

Daryl.
by greybeard
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Aussie Bowyers
Replies: 3
Views: 790

Re: Aussie Bowyers

Hi pumba, It may be helpful to post more details as to what you require such as a one piece or takedown recurve, n to n length of bow, draw weight at your draw length and R/L handed. The above are the basic details required but you would need to list the amount of ‘customization’ you require and if ...
by greybeard
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: The Ozbow Trade Blanket
Topic: WTB SAMICK PHANTOM LIMBS
Replies: 0
Views: 96

WTB SAMICK PHANTOM LIMBS

Does anyone have a set of 35# Samick Phantom limbs for sale?

Limb hole spacing is 6cm centre to centre.

I have considered making a set of limbs but the project would entail making a new form.

Daryl.
by greybeard
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Carving of longbow riser
Replies: 1
Views: 191

Re: Carving of longbow riser

Perhaps if you made some enquires at firearms stores or gunsmiths they may be able to give you a few leads.

Daryl.
by greybeard
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: Knife For The Gathering
Replies: 6
Views: 1160

Re: Knife For The Gathering

Ron, the knife looks good. What metals did you use in the blade?

Daryl.
by greybeard
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: TROUBLESOME YEW.
Replies: 3
Views: 246

Re: TROUBLESOME YEW.

Jeff, the stave has moved another ¼” past centre so I will wait until the stave stabilizes before I try to straighten it. I have set up a simple clamping system which should allow me to selectively dry heat specific areas. Clamping.jpg I can clamp blocks on to the bench top to help control a bending...
by greybeard
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: Greybeards Italian Renaissance Bow
Replies: 10
Views: 841

Re: Greybeards Italian Renaissance Bow

Muz, it would appear that you have had a successful outcome with the design.

I know little about carbon arrows and was wondering how many grains per pound of draw weight do the arrows represent?

Daryl.
by greybeard
Fri May 31, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: TROUBLESOME YEW.
Replies: 3
Views: 246

TROUBLESOME YEW.

I had a small diameter, short length of yew which I milled down to yield two 36” billets approximately 1⅝” x 1”. The billets were spliced, glued and clamped with the centre lines checked with a string line. Prior to the above I had prepared a bamboo backing shaped to the limb plan but cut slightly o...
by greybeard
Tue May 21, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: Greybeards Italian Renaissance Bow
Replies: 10
Views: 841

Re: Greybeards Italian Renaissance Bow

Looks good Muz, hopefully it will be a sweet shooting bow. :Bow

The veneer came up well under the clear glass.

Daryl.
by greybeard
Tue May 07, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: The Ozbow Trade Blanket
Topic: What Value? SOLD
Replies: 6
Views: 689

Re: What Value?

Stickbow Hunter wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 1:33 pm
I can remember you shooting that bow Daryl back in the early 1980's at North Albert Bowhunters on Wembley Rd. :D

Jeff
Jeff,

A lot of water has passed under the bridge since then.

Daryl.
by greybeard
Thu May 02, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: The Ozbow Trade Blanket
Topic: What Value? SOLD
Replies: 6
Views: 689

What Value? SOLD

Ultimately any item for sale is only worth what someone is willing to pay. There is virtually no information on the internet regarding second hand 1972 Black Widow HS 58 take down recurve bows. In their day they were a relatively expensive bow, $240.00 US. Overall condition is probably fair for its ...
by greybeard
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: POLE BAMBOO FROM BUNNINGS.
Replies: 3
Views: 459

Re: POLE BAMBOO FROM BUNNINGS.

Colin and Dave, I was not too concerned with the quality of the bamboo [works like Moso] just mentioning that the newly opened much larger Bunning’s store now stocked the larger diameter poles. The two previously smaller stores carried the small diameter poles. Apparently the stores are individual f...
by greybeard
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: POLE BAMBOO FROM BUNNINGS.
Replies: 3
Views: 459

POLE BAMBOO FROM BUNNINGS.

I needed some pole bamboo to back some heartwood yew which is not suitable for a selfbow. Usually I go to Bamboo Australia when buying poles in bulk which is a 320km round trip and 3.5 to 4 hours of driving. The pole purchased from Bunning’s was almost twice the price of Bamboo Australia but with th...
by greybeard
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery Events
Topic: NAFA Trad Rendevous Apr 20/21 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 618

Re: NAFA Trad Rendevous Apr 20/21 2019

Eddie, thank you for posting some photos.

Thanks to Bill Watson and his helpers for the enjoyable range layout and thanks to the club members who organized and worked in the canteen.

Daryl.
by greybeard
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: Where to start in building a selfbow
Replies: 3
Views: 551

Re: Where to start in building a selfbow

Hi Ben, Have you sourced your timber? To a large degree bow design is dependant on the type of timber being used. Will you be using milled boards or split billets? The 3 Rivers stave will probably cost you over $200.00 landed in Australia. 3 Rivers disclaimer; “Limited Warranty: These staves are war...
by greybeard
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Arrows
Replies: 8
Views: 780

Re: Arrows

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 When fletching my arrows right wing setup the shaft points to the right. I hold the clamp in the ...
by greybeard
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Arrows
Replies: 8
Views: 780

Re: Arrows

Perhaps the ladies were ambidextrous and had left and right hand clamps. http://www.trueflightfeathers.com/guide.htm “By the company's 50th anniversary (1988) it had 350 employees and $100 million in payroll. That year, the company presented Governor Bill Clinton with the six millionth bow and 200 m...
by greybeard
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Arrows
Replies: 8
Views: 780

Arrows

12,000 a day.
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by greybeard
Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: SHOOTING MACHINE
Replies: 6
Views: 726

Re: SHOOTING MACHINE

I finally got some photos of the shooting machine. Shooting Machine Comp.jpg It was rewarding to hear that the student [Ben] gained the highest possible marks for his paper [Perspectives in Physics Research: The Efficiency of the Traditional Bow.] Coincidentally, the author of one of the many papers...
by greybeard
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Mastering the Traditional Bow
Topic: arrow flight question
Replies: 5
Views: 1802

Re: arrow flight question

An old method to see how the arrow passed over the shelf was to sprinkle talcum powder on the feathers. Tell tale traces of powder would be left in the shelf area and you could see where the feathers were making contact.

Daryl.
by greybeard
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Bow Identification.
Replies: 2
Views: 293

Bow Identification.

One of our club members bought a couple of bows off a trade table whilst in America for an archery tournament, Although it may be a long shot he was wondering if someone may have seen information of this bowyer on the internet. The bow appears to be quite well made, most likely by an independent bow...
by greybeard
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: WHY?
Replies: 23
Views: 1297

Re: WHY?

Those contemplating rule changes or writing a new set of rules/guidelines will need to have documentary evidence to substantiate them. The information below was collected from various sources on the internet and I cannot say for certainty that they are completely accurate. Time line for innovations,...
by greybeard
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: WHY?
Replies: 23
Views: 1297

Re: WHY?

The membership numbers in associations such as 3DAAA and ABA is probably made up of somewhere around 85 to 90 percent compound shooters. For this reason I sometimes wonder if non compound shooters are tolerated to keep them quiet. Could there be more opportunity for uniformity in guidelines etc. if ...
by greybeard
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: WHY?
Replies: 23
Views: 1297

Re: WHY?

....................I think that the line had to be drawn somewhere....................... I agree. There are probably a few alternatives that could be massaged into a workable solution. Unfortunately we face the same old issue; the archers that push for change appear to be the ones reluctant to pu...
by greybeard
Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: WHY?
Replies: 23
Views: 1297

Re: WHY?

Morning All. Just to ask the question. If fibreglass laminated bows ard acceptable why not fibreglass arrows? :-) Grahame, The topic was pre the introduction of fibreglass and not the post introduction of fibreglass. The earliest reference that I can find regarding fibreglass arrows is from a Bear ...
by greybeard
Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: WHY?
Replies: 23
Views: 1297

Re: WHY?

I thought Howard Hill used glass laminates on his bows well before 1950, first as a backing material, and then later on both the back and belly. Prior to the developments in GRP as we know today I believe bowyers were experimenting with various fibre type backings of the time...................... ...
by greybeard
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: WHY?
Replies: 23
Views: 1297

Re: WHY?

I thought Howard Hill used glass laminates on his bows well before 1950, first as a backing material, and then later on both the back and belly. Prior to the developments in GRP as we know today I believe bowyers were experimenting with various fibre type backings of the time. Extracts below are fr...