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by greybeard
Sun Jan 21, 2024 10:48 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: The Wrong Way, Again!
Replies: 13
Views: 7514

Re: The Wrong Way, Again!

Commercial T V stations tend to overly promote their garbage shows.
I find local radio stations are a better alternative.
Daryl.
by greybeard
Tue Jan 09, 2024 3:54 pm
Forum: Mastering the Traditional Bow
Topic: Looking for advice-Best Arrow for traditional target shooting
Replies: 6
Views: 1303

Re: Looking for advice-Best Arrow for traditional target shooting

Hi Cathey, Perhaps it may pay to contact Bear Paw and find out if their one piece bows are suited to string walking. Being a one piece bow it would most likely have a positive tiller. It would appear that string walking archers prefer a three piece recurve bow so they can adjust the tiller to suit t...
by greybeard
Wed Dec 13, 2023 12:11 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: My New EV.
Replies: 6
Views: 1187

Re: My New EV.

Jeff,

I really like the range of EGO gardening equipment and I have replaced five petrol powered pieces of garden equipment with EGO products and have a 5 amp/h battery for the mower and a 2.5 amp/h battery for the smaller hand held implements.

Daryl.
by greybeard
Sun Dec 03, 2023 5:11 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: My New EV.
Replies: 6
Views: 1187

Re: My New EV.

That's good to read but I still don't trust leaving the power on to chargers overnight etc. A cousin of mine was charging his battery drill with its dedicated charger and it burnt the shed down. Seems that happens quite regularly these days going by fire reports. That’s because chargers, be they sm...
by greybeard
Thu Nov 30, 2023 1:42 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: My New EV.
Replies: 6
Views: 1187

Re: My New EV.

Jeff, The trike comes with a smart charger which shuts down when the battery reaches the correct level. Genuine Electric Trike Bike Charger “When purchasing any battery charger, it is critical that you are buying the correct charger for the model and brand of battery on your e-mobility device. Use o...
by greybeard
Wed Nov 22, 2023 12:22 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: My New EV.
Replies: 6
Views: 1187

My New EV.

Since the onset of osteoarthritis in both ankles walking any distance has become painful, especially when carrying two bags of groceries. The round trip to my local shopping center and back is just on one kilometer via a no through road and walkway into the center which provided some exercise three ...
by greybeard
Wed Nov 15, 2023 5:06 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Three Different Limb Profiles.
Replies: 3
Views: 891

Re: Three Different Limb Profiles.

Jeff, The Assyrian is an amazing little bow. All up weight is about 600 grams or 22ozs. The handle is almost non existent yet the bow feels good in the hand when an arrow is loosed, perhaps this is because I use a relaxed grip. * Assyrian Braced.jpg * My only criticism of the bow is that the circumf...
by greybeard
Sat Nov 11, 2023 4:32 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Three Different Limb Profiles.
Replies: 3
Views: 891

Three Different Limb Profiles.

The three bows tested were marked 30# @ 28” AMO. Un-braced limb profiles; * 1 A T M Bow Profiles.jpg * Assyrian bow weighed in at 30.86 lbs. with a stored energy of 392.86 inch lbs. Turk style bow weighed in at 30.46 lbs. with a stored energy of 368.48 inch lbs. Mandarin Duck recurve weighed in at 3...
by greybeard
Sat Nov 04, 2023 2:36 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Performance / Efficiency Numbers.
Replies: 0
Views: 1055

Performance / Efficiency Numbers.

Whilst searching old Ozbow posts regarding stored energy, bow efficiency etc I came across the following; https://ozbow.net/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5839 Does anyone know what methodology was used to obtain the data? Stored energy in a given bow is constant; excess energy left over from the ar...
by greybeard
Sun Oct 29, 2023 10:56 am
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: New Indoor Arrow Backstop.
Replies: 3
Views: 2357

Re: New Indoor Arrow Backstop.

Jeff,

The cardboard and styrene on the outer is to catch the odd stray arrow when setting up the shooting machine for testing different bow weights, arrow mass and measuring velocity.
The 30cm deep void is filled with wetsuit off cuts and can handle heavier weight bows.

Daryl.
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by greybeard
Sat Oct 28, 2023 2:42 pm
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: New Indoor Arrow Backstop.
Replies: 3
Views: 2357

New Indoor Arrow Backstop.

The backstop is made from 100x16mm treated pine palings and 35x70 pine framing. To save on filling material, foamed neoprene [wetsuit material] styrene from broccoli boxes and corrugated cardboard was used around the inner edges of the frame. Carpet was used to hold the fill in place; the carpet are...
by greybeard
Wed Oct 25, 2023 4:21 pm
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: Indigenous Australian bowyers?
Replies: 4
Views: 4259

Re: Indigenous Australian bowyers?

Not exactly the answer you were looking for; The following is an excerpt from the “Genesis of Queensland, an account of the first exploring journeys to and over the Darling Downs” by Henry Stuart Russell, an explorer detailing the early settlement and growth of the pastoral industry in Queensland. “...
by greybeard
Fri Oct 20, 2023 9:55 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: The Wrong Way, Again!
Replies: 13
Views: 7514

Re: The Wrong Way, Again!

Another one.
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by greybeard
Thu Sep 21, 2023 2:53 pm
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: Starting out.
Replies: 2
Views: 6395

Re: Starting out.

Common Name(s): Spotted Gum Scientific Name: Corymbia maculata (syn. Eucalyptus maculata) Distribution: Australia (coastal regions of New South Wales) Tree Size: 100-165 ft (30-50 m) tall, 3-5 ft (1-1.5 m) trunk diameter Average Dried Weight: 59 lbs/ft3 (940 kg/m3) Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): ...
by greybeard
Mon Sep 04, 2023 11:34 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Testing a 38# Danish Flatbow [Holmegaard Style]
Replies: 0
Views: 5284

Testing a 38# Danish Flatbow [Holmegaard Style]

The purpose of this test was to ascertain the stored energy / efficiency of the flatbow static tip design when compared with a reflexed longbow. Although the stored energy number looked promising [compared to a 38# longbow] I was a little disappointed with the bows efficiency. I hadn’t used the shoo...
by greybeard
Sun Aug 20, 2023 12:06 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: New Life for an Old Bench Grinder
Replies: 9
Views: 5165

Re: New Life for an Old Bench Grinder

This is the first handle off the new grinder set up and the unit worked better than expected.
The Brigalow was harvested in the Kingaroy area about two years ago.

Daryl.
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by greybeard
Tue Aug 08, 2023 12:03 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: New Life for an Old Bench Grinder
Replies: 9
Views: 5165

Re: New Life for an Old Bench Grinder

The dust extractor shroud was made from off cuts and appears to be very efficient.

Daryl.
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by greybeard
Sun Aug 06, 2023 12:57 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: New Life for an Old Bench Grinder
Replies: 9
Views: 5165

Re: New Life for an Old Bench Grinder

The site went off line whilst submitting a reply, saved as a draft and somehow got duplicated when back on line.

Daryl.
by greybeard
Sun Aug 06, 2023 12:57 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: New Life for an Old Bench Grinder
Replies: 9
Views: 5165

Re: New Life for an Old Bench Grinder

That's a good idea. How do you change drums? The sanding drums can be changed in the same manner as with a grinding wheel. Undo the retaining nut slip the drum off the shaft put the other drum on and replace the retaining nut. Changing the sand paper may be a little more difficult. The 5” drum has ...
by greybeard
Fri Aug 04, 2023 4:18 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: New Life for an Old Bench Grinder
Replies: 9
Views: 5165

New Life for an Old Bench Grinder

After replacing the on/off switch in an old six inch bench grinder I decided to use it to make a drum sander. Fortunately I had a piece of ½” plywood that was big enough to make the grinder holder as well as two laminated sanding drums. I will now be able to shape handle / risers on this machine ins...
by greybeard
Wed Jul 19, 2023 3:43 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Woomera longbow by Ausbow Industries.
Replies: 6
Views: 4546

Re: Woomera longbow by Ausbow Industries.

The bow arrived and it appears to be in quite good condition. Right handed its draw weight is 45# not 50# as in my original post.

I will put it on the table down at the club with a $150.00 price tag along with six unused custom Wallace woods for $50.00.

Daryl.
by greybeard
Wed Jul 19, 2023 3:32 pm
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: Bingham's Projedt
Replies: 3
Views: 4094

Re: Bingham's Projedt

Hi Alex,

You could try Ausbow Industries. https://www.ausbow.com.au/bowmaking

In the past he was more expensive than importing supplies from the USA but with a poorly performing AU dollar and high international shipping costs he may be competitive.

Daryl.
by greybeard
Fri Jun 30, 2023 9:59 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Woomera longbow by Ausbow Industries.
Replies: 6
Views: 4546

Re: Woomera longbow by Ausbow Industries.

Jeff,
From enquiries, the bow was made using Permex pultruded glass.
I have been house bound recovering from a nasty bug so another week or so before I pick up the bow.

Daryl.
by greybeard
Sat Jun 24, 2023 10:41 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Woomera longbow by Ausbow Industries.
Replies: 6
Views: 4546

Woomera longbow by Ausbow Industries.

I have a 50# r/h Woomera longbow made by Ausbow [not a kit bow] coming my way which will be for sale. Never having shot one of these bows has anyone had any experiences with these bows that they would like to share? As I can’t draw a 50# bow I will not be able to form an opinion. If in good conditio...
by greybeard
Mon Jun 05, 2023 9:36 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: The Wrong Way, Again!
Replies: 13
Views: 7514

Re: The Wrong Way, Again!

Jeff, It is obvious that the bow shown in the advertisement for Montague High Archery 2023 is a one piece recurve bow braced backwards. I apologize if my wording was misleading. The takedown recurve refers to the bow that was used in a banks TV commercial some years back. Daryl. Some years back one ...
by greybeard
Sun Jun 04, 2023 3:56 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: The Wrong Way, Again!
Replies: 13
Views: 7514

The Wrong Way, Again!

When will the advertising / promotion companies use an archer that can draw a bow.
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Some years back one of the big four banks used a young female drawing a three piece target bow with the limbs bolted on back to front for one of their TV promotions.

Daryl.
by greybeard
Mon May 29, 2023 4:02 pm
Forum: Site Announcements
Topic: The future of Ozbow
Replies: 14
Views: 10676

Re: The future of Ozbow

Hi Eddie, I visit the site every day in the hope of seeing new posts and replies to previous posts. Over the years I have posted numerous bow making stories in the hope of motivating others to have a go. Although I am still making bows there is no point re iterating older posts. When I come up with ...
by greybeard
Sun May 28, 2023 1:20 pm
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: Australian bow woods.
Replies: 9
Views: 8358

Re: Australian bow woods.

Hi Nicholas, I can't think of much more to add to your research. People also observe that most native woods are incredibly hard to work, even with steel tools, and it would be incredibly hard to make a functional self-bow with stone tools, even with green wood (except possibly with Red or Pink Ash)....
by greybeard
Sat May 06, 2023 4:45 pm
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: Australian bow woods.
Replies: 9
Views: 8358

Re: Australian bow woods.

Hi Nicholas,

When going through old posts did you happen to find the following post?

viewtopic.php?f=34&t=15617#p163717

If not items #36 and #40 may have some useful information although you may already found this in other sources.

Daryl.
by greybeard
Wed Apr 05, 2023 11:49 am
Forum: Video Links
Topic: Ambidextrous Bow.
Replies: 1
Views: 6318

Ambidextrous Bow.

It may be a novel idea but I cannot think of a valid reason to purchase this style of bow.

Great Plains El Dorado ambidextrous bow

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

Daryl.