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by perry
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: The Cutting Edge
Topic: Knife making in Japan
Replies: 3
Views: 350

Re: Knife making in Japan

very keen to see this Eddie, have a top trip
by perry
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: QLD Crown land hunting petition
Replies: 2
Views: 296

Re: QLD Crown land hunting petition

signed this a few days back, good to see we are having another crack as previous Petitions went no where. It was on the News tonight and they reported over 7000 signatures too Date. Hunting is Qld State Forests has the added complication of some of it being Lease Hold Land and in my view this must b...
by perry
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Mastering the Traditional Bow
Topic: Getting a long bow
Replies: 3
Views: 899

Re: Getting a long bow

lots of quality Flatbows on the Market. The straight grip on the Hill style Bow can take some getting used too if you have been shooting Bows with Pistol type grips which is why I recommend starting at the lighter end of your draw weight scale. I get the heavier Arrow thing and agree with Ashby's Pe...
by perry
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery Events
Topic: Traditional Archery Australia Muster Oct 6th and 7th
Replies: 3
Views: 439

Re: Traditional Archery Australia Muster Oct 6th and 7th

It's been a couple of weeks since I lastI heard Kim we have at least 70 Nominations so the Muster is looking like it's going to be a top shoot. Tenterfield Traditional Archers finished their Range preparation a couple of weeks ago and it's full stream ahead with with the finishing touches to the Eve...
by perry
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Reversed Tapered Lamination In A Longbow Core.
Replies: 4
Views: 345

Re: Reversed Tapered Lamination In A Longbow Core.

Hill style American Flatbows definitely benefited from a short reverse tapered wedge in the limb tips, absolute pigs of things without this to be honest. Glenn Newell used a reverse Lamination it his heavily deflex reflexed Defiant Flatbows. It improved the shooting qualities of them quite remarkabl...
by perry
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: Craftsmen needed for Craft Display at the TAA Muster
Replies: 4
Views: 516

Re: Craftsmen needed for Craft Display at the TAA Muster

BUMP - the CRAFT DISPLAY at the Muster 6th and 7th of October is coming up fast now Folks I'd love too see you bring along any of your Traditional Archery related Craft items, be they a Tanned Skin, handcrafted Bows, Arrows, a Knife you have made, bring along a part of your Broadhead collection etc....
by perry
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Anyone Still Making Bows?
Replies: 18
Views: 1511

Re: Anyone Still Making Bows?

I see what you mean re the Riser Gary. Not so sure you'll get the 32" or so with a Thumb Draw but once you rough it out and begin tillering you'll work it out.

regards Perry
by perry
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Anyone Still Making Bows?
Replies: 18
Views: 1511

Re: Anyone Still Making Bows?

Perry, I know the feeling when the body goes downhill. My bow draw weights are now below 40#. Some diagrams for the two-wood bows. Two-wood Bow - Compilation.jpg Although bamboo backing may not be true to the style it could prove to be a durable alternative. Daryl. that is some fantastic informatio...
by perry
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Anyone Still Making Bows?
Replies: 18
Views: 1511

Re: Anyone Still Making Bows?

I am making what will be my last Selfbow. My Body just will not allow me to work Timber with Hand Tools any longer. The Stave has a big propeller twist and a heavily reflexed Limb as well as numerous Knots. I have never made a Bow heavier than 70# from memory and I am looking at bringing this Bow in...
by perry
Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: cedar arrows
Replies: 5
Views: 713

Re: cedar arrows

you could try John MacDonald of AMSO Archery fame http://www.amso128.com.au/ John' is one of Traditional Archerys' most knowledgeable Gentlemen


or Dave MacGuire of Archery Bug - http://www.archerybug.com.au/ Daves been around a long time and knows his stuff, a real good fella too !

regards Perry
by perry
Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Amazing new bow material...
Replies: 4
Views: 453

Re: Amazing new bow material...

Too be honest other than on this Forum I have not had anyone approach me, overheard or had Snoopy or Glenn tell or talk to me and try too miss represent anything other than their Bows are made from thick walled PVC Pipe so what you are saying is news to me but I do not doubt you. I am 100% unaware o...
by perry
Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery Events
Topic: Traditional Archery Australia Muster Oct 6th and 7th
Replies: 3
Views: 439

Re: Traditional Archery Australia Muster Oct 6th and 7th

Here's a link to a thread I started re a Craft Display at the Muster. I am also looking for anyone who is able to share other Archery Lifestyle related Skills

viewtopic.php?f=34&t=16864

regards Perry
by perry
Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery Events
Topic: Traditional Archery Australia Muster Oct 6th and 7th
Replies: 3
Views: 439

Traditional Archery Australia Muster Oct 6th and 7th

Folks this is the Traditional Archery Australia National Titles, it is our 2nd Muster and our Goal is to establish this as THE NATIONALS for Australian Traditional Archers. It's so much more than our National Title, it's an opportunity to display your Traditional Archery related Skills and Crafts, t...
by perry
Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: Craftsmen needed for Craft Display at the TAA Muster
Replies: 4
Views: 516

Re: Craftsmen needed for Craft Display at the TAA Muster

I thought I was the Kitchen Bitch last Hunt Gary ? Camping7 Mate so long as our Meal has Paprika, Garlic and Mushrooms and followed by some Port while sitting around the Fire I reckon we'd be happy :Fire Consider this a BUMP Folks, I have had 2 people contact me re displaying some of there Craft wor...
by perry
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Amazing new bow material...
Replies: 4
Views: 453

Re: Amazing new bow material...

G/Day Kim, should have called into the Archery Range, I was there chipping away making a Bow, Hemp Strings and hand planing Arrow Shafts. Snoppy's a mate of mine and I reckon full points to him for making these PVC Bows. They actually are very durable and shoot pretty well for what they are. If Peop...
by perry
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: Craftsmen needed for Craft Display at the TAA Muster
Replies: 4
Views: 516

Re: Craftsmen needed for Craft Display at the TAA Muster

I would like to add that Juniors are especially welcome to bring their Craft work along.
by perry
Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery Events
Topic: Gathering
Replies: 8
Views: 637

Re: Gathering

Righto, I'll bite :biggrin: Camping7 Carp can be as good or better eating than Barra :Bow
by perry
Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery Events
Topic: Gathering
Replies: 8
Views: 637

Re: Gathering

this is just down the Road from where I Hunt at Mingoola and the day rates are very reasonable. Assuming this comes off and I am not booked elsewhere on this weekend, I'm in.

http://jackalshide.com/bookings.html

I'll show you how to prepare and cook Carp so it's absolutely delicious.

regards Perry
by perry
Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Traditional Archery Events
Topic: Gathering
Replies: 8
Views: 637

Re: Gathering

I'd be keen depending on the Daily Rate for a non Hunter. Buggered my Back and cant shoot a Bow any longer. I could be the Fox Caller I guess ?

regards Perry
by perry
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: Craftsmen needed for Craft Display at the TAA Muster
Replies: 4
Views: 516

Craftsmen needed for Craft Display at the TAA Muster

TRADITIONAL ARCHERY CRAFT SHOW at the 2018 TAA Muster G/Day Folks, for those of you who don't know my Role on the Committee of TAA I am the Traditional Skills Officer. I am looking for wide variety of Craftsmen who would like to participate and display their Skills and items such as handcrafted Bows...
by perry
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Scene & Herd
Topic: Disappointing News Report.
Replies: 1
Views: 346

Re: Disappointing News Report.

I think this is the 6th story like this I have seen in a couple of month's. The Media wont let go of this until their Anti Agenda is completed and they are Relentless ! It falls back to us as responsible Archers to keep an Ear and an Eye out for the Mongrels that are committing these Crimes and repo...
by perry
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: Heavy Osage warbow
Replies: 2
Views: 313

Re: Heavy Osage warbow

Beast is an understatement Roadie I was over Colin's place to look at this lump of Osage the other weekend and when first Braced it had something like a predicted Draw Weight at 30" of 250#. When I left it was down to 110# at 14". I'll leave the rest of the Story to Colin :Tent

regards Perry
by perry
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Membership..?
Replies: 5
Views: 476

Re: Membership..?

Kim the short answer is that membership of any of the Archery Alliance Associations does not guarantee you can shoot at every Trad Shoot. Traditional Archery Australia offers the cheapest membership of the Alliance and TAA Insurance is the same Policy that the other Associations use. TAA is not a go...
by perry
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: The Ozbow Trade Blanket
Topic: Buy an Australian Wooden Flatbow?
Replies: 10
Views: 695

Re: Buy an Australian Wooden Flatbow?

you will not buy a new Selfbow worth owning from a well known or reputable Bowyer in Australia for $120 unless you can find someone to who is willing to assist you to make it. I have recently asked a friend in South Australia to help another Fellow and sadly he has said he does not have the time. Go...
by perry
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: New Curve Blooded.
Replies: 13
Views: 2885

Re: New Curve Blooded.

I miss Hunting Rabbit's numbers are very low where I Hunt. Cant think of much more fun than Hunting Rabbits with a Recurve, favourite Rabbit Recipe Wayno
by perry
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: some arvo action
Replies: 5
Views: 421

Re: some arvo action

always good to read about Trad Hunts. Can taste that Stew now !
by perry
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: An Interesting Comment:
Replies: 1
Views: 246

Re: An Interesting Comment:

Generally if unbraced Profile is the same regardless of materials used performance will be similar. If you can increase Braced String Tension via design ie static recurves, reflex etc the only means available to increase performance for a given draw length is less mass, be that less mass in the Limb...
by perry
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: The Ozbow Trade Blanket
Topic: Buy an Australian Wooden Flatbow?
Replies: 10
Views: 695

Re: Buy an Australian Wooden Flatbow?

short answer -no ! longer answers if you are willing to make your own with guidance from a experienced Person who would offer there services for free all you need is a $10 Australian Hardwood Board and some time and determination. I have taught / instructed a great many People to make Selfbows and o...
by perry
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Scene & Herd
Topic: Another Nail In The Coffin
Replies: 3
Views: 418

Re: Another Nail In The Coffin

This is the 2nd report in as many Days from the ABC reporting a native Animal shot with an Arrow. Despite the RSPCA's predictable Agenda driven WRONG comment I am sickened by this. Law Abiding Bowhunters and Archers do not deserve the indignity of being lumped in with the Scum that do these things y...
by perry
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: The Cutting Edge
Topic: Damascus Blade
Replies: 19
Views: 2514

Re: Damascus Blade

really really interesting, thanks for posting this woodie

regards Jacko