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by longbowinfected
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Looking to make contact with William Blaike.
Replies: 4
Views: 332

Re: Looking to make contact with William Blaike.

I thought he came from Tasmania
by longbowinfected
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery Events
Topic: Wisemans Ferry Trad shoot Mar 17/18 plus flyer
Replies: 21
Views: 2304

Re: Wisemans Ferry Trad shoot Mar 17/18 plus flyer

Been a while since I visitted a Trad shoot.
Looks like I might be able to have a go at least on one of the days.
by longbowinfected
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Wedding Aniversary
Replies: 9
Views: 902

Re: Wedding Aniversary

Grant you are a great bloke but Heather must be a saint.
Congratulations to both of you.
by longbowinfected
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Traditional Archery Events
Topic: Trad 2018
Replies: 52
Views: 5631

Re: Trad 2018

Temudjin, Not criticising anyone or at least not intended. Associations and clubs exist for their members, the people who stump up with the money that pays for the activity. When the cost and support work is shared by many the cost is little. No club or association can go against their articles of a...
by longbowinfected
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery Events
Topic: Trad 2018
Replies: 52
Views: 5631

Re: Trad 2018

I was lucky to be a foundation committee person for the Australian Archery Hall of Fame. One of the most pleasing aspects of that was inviting all the associations to participate in the first dinner. From there they found common ground and started to co-operate more. Forget the rights and wrongs but...
by longbowinfected
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Traditional Archery Events
Topic: Trad 2018
Replies: 52
Views: 5631

Re: Trad 2018

Many people go to a number of different archery "churches" probably because no one group will ever be able to cater for their client's needs. History would indicate that common sense is not that commonly appled hence the need in society for rules. In the abscence of rules anarchy and misdirection aw...
by longbowinfected
Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery Events
Topic: Trad 2018
Replies: 52
Views: 5631

Re: Trad 2018

Oh yay, yet another archery association in Oz. History will repeat itself, folk will disagree and then we have yet another Association breaking off from them. Not for them, not against them. I am already a member of three archery groups. I have nothing against anyone shooting safely in their own pad...
by longbowinfected
Mon Jul 21, 2014 8:01 pm
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: Traditional Arrow
Replies: 42
Views: 6135

Re: Traditional Arrow

Remember my comment about friction? Tell you what Dennis you are way off beam and out of order. No one contributing here disrespects the Forum, you or anyone else. You are being far too sensitive. It is a discussion. There is no call to get personal if you do not agree with others. Remember two thin...
by longbowinfected
Sun Jul 20, 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: Traditional Arrow
Replies: 42
Views: 6135

Re: Traditional Arrow

totally agree. Group A We here seem to be all shooting arrows out bows and arrows with some portions with wood or boo. We here seem to be all shooting without purpose named and designed sights We stand on the same earth or ground where Group B fellow archers shoot arrows using other bows without woo...
by longbowinfected
Sun Jul 20, 2014 10:47 am
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: Traditional Arrow
Replies: 42
Views: 6135

Re: Traditional Arrow

Everyone draws lines in the sand. trouble is time moves on. It is a bit like a certain group in AA trying to turn back the clock in AA and insist on flat laid glassed longbows with no reflex only catering for only a very small group only and throwing out all the others who have played by the rules w...
by longbowinfected
Sat Jul 19, 2014 8:24 pm
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: Traditional Arrow
Replies: 42
Views: 6135

Re: Traditional Arrow

Considering most cannot agree what is traditional archery I fail to see anything other than unnecessary friction being created.
Think I will rack up some zzzzzzzzs, wake up early and shoot some arrows.

Kevin
by longbowinfected
Fri Jul 18, 2014 8:45 pm
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: Traditional Arrow
Replies: 42
Views: 6135

Re: Traditional Arrow

I will ignore the fine print as I need new glasses
by longbowinfected
Fri Jul 18, 2014 6:39 pm
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: Traditional Arrow
Replies: 42
Views: 6135

Re: Traditional Arrow

I have some old horse hoof meltdown boat glue in beads in a couple of glass Bushells bottles. They were my Dads. We built two boats together when I was a kid. I made a boat with my son with most of the rest. I had just a little bit left. Made up some boo arrows using sinew, napped obsidian [bought ]...
by longbowinfected
Fri Jul 18, 2014 3:35 pm
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: Traditional Arrow
Replies: 42
Views: 6135

Re: Traditional Arrow

crossbow projectiles are called bolts those who shoot crossbows are arbalists you would need a special bolt category........you have to be that pedantic if you insist upon 12 inches of feathers.........the biggest joke of all time.......natural materials for the shaft and the fletching including woo...
by longbowinfected
Tue Jul 15, 2014 8:46 pm
Forum: Mastering the Traditional Bow
Topic: How Do You Grip Your Bows?
Replies: 19
Views: 3624

Re: How Do You Grip Your Bows?

Two years in a row Ion Stokes forgot to put on his finger sling on his longbow for the first practice session for the AA National Target tournament. Bow goes sailing out twenty metres in front...........arrow hits target, bow hits turf....sighs and gasps....shock all round. Great archer. Funny times...
by longbowinfected
Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:27 pm
Forum: Mastering the Traditional Bow
Topic: How Do You Grip Your Bows?
Replies: 19
Views: 3624

Re: How Do You Grip Your Bows?

I hardly grip the bow at all. I make sure my bow hand is located under the arrow in exactly the same spot by building up a line of self amalgamated rubber I use a bow sling. Made of three millimetre bungee cord. I hold all bows the same way.......between thumb and forefinger gripped by or at the joi...
by longbowinfected
Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:23 am
Forum: The Ozbow Trade Blanket
Topic: toelke take down whip
Replies: 6
Views: 969

Re: toelke take down whip

you would not have even seen my dust Fletch- great- boyo.

That is a bargain for some lucky RH archer.

You can shoot that bow in AA events.....might be cheaper to change clubs. Would break my heart selling that bow if I owned it.

Kevin
by longbowinfected
Wed Jul 09, 2014 7:31 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: info on Damon Howatt
Replies: 9
Views: 972

Re: info on Damon Howatt

I will take some pics tomorrow and post them. They have a current website and still make custom bows. This bow comes from the mid seventies. Pity I am left handed......then again I can handle 45 pound right handed. I strung it and there are no creeks. Even though used all that time until recently I ...
by longbowinfected
Wed Jul 09, 2014 4:35 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: info on Damon Howatt
Replies: 9
Views: 972

info on Damon Howatt

Got given a RH 45# @ 28inch 60 inch one piece Damon Howatt recurve. Nice looking bow.
Heard the name before.
Any comments/further info?
Has been used irregularly by owner even up to a few months ago but he is now too ill to shoot.

Kevin
by longbowinfected
Sun Jul 06, 2014 7:14 pm
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: BAMBOO and HICKORY.
Replies: 19
Views: 2869

Re: BAMBOO and HICKORY.

Boo and Hickory my two favourite fruits and at a great draw mass for a bit of fun......great stuff mate.

Kevin
by longbowinfected
Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:39 am
Forum: The Ozbow Trade Blanket
Topic: Starting a shop
Replies: 57
Views: 7525

Re: Starting a shop

Blackheath Railway station is within easy walking distance. When you leave the station the main shops are across the rail line on the GWHighway. You cross the rail line and GWHighway and you are in the right street running at right angles to the GWH 9pub on the corner). Go past the pie shop [best Fr...
by longbowinfected
Mon Jun 30, 2014 2:46 pm
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: What Wood shafts available in AUS?
Replies: 12
Views: 1370

Re: What Wood shafts available in AUS?

Tasmanian Oak is the trade name for various Eucalypts including E. regnans and E. delecatesens both are used for termite activity monitors as they grow in high country without many termite species so they have not developed natural defences so not very durable timber species. You have to be careful ...
by longbowinfected
Sat Jun 28, 2014 8:50 pm
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: What Wood shafts available in AUS?
Replies: 12
Views: 1370

Re: What Wood shafts available in AUS?

Do not forget bamboo or hoop pine.
Hoop pine is very strong for its mass. Glues works and paints well too.

Old Douglas Fir door timbers with close growth rings/ old growth timber is a far superior timber than modern plantation fast grown timber.

Kevin
by longbowinfected
Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:45 am
Forum: Site Announcements
Topic: Ozbow Ownership!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 3064

Re: Ozbow Ownership!!!

hopefully you got a reasonable break away from this place.
Thank you both.
Thank you Steve for having a go.

Kevin
by longbowinfected
Tue Jun 10, 2014 1:43 pm
Forum: The Ozbow Trade Blanket
Topic: WTB 1916 and 1816 Aluminiums
Replies: 8
Views: 1023

Re: WTB 1916 and 1816 Aluminiums

until you decide which alloys to buy, buy Easton Jazz in those sizes as they are very tough and quite cheap.

Kevin
by longbowinfected
Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:55 am
Forum: The Ozbow Trade Blanket
Topic: WTB 1916 and 1816 Aluminiums
Replies: 8
Views: 1023

Re: WTB 1916 and 1816 Aluminiums

Ian, you missed a great shoot at PCA on the weekend. Then again I missed a great shoot at Hunter Valley. Decisions, decisions.

Kevin
by longbowinfected
Thu May 22, 2014 6:20 pm
Forum: The Ozbow Trade Blanket
Topic: RH Belcher Union Jack T/d , brand new 47# @ 28" 66"
Replies: 2
Views: 535

Re: RH Belcher Union Jack T/d , brand new 47# @ 28" 66"

I have a LH Belcher TD they are good bows.
I have had numerous dealings with Wishsong and he is a very honest and fair dealer.

Kevin
by longbowinfected
Mon May 19, 2014 6:25 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Thoughts and wishes for Roadie and Heather
Replies: 67
Views: 6339

Re: Thoughts and wishes for Roadie and Heather

Roadie, pity you were drinking the second best malt in the world. :lol:

Kevin
by longbowinfected
Sat May 17, 2014 6:15 pm
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: Yew, Hickory and Bamboo........now with a Sister!
Replies: 30
Views: 3684

Re: Yew, Hickory and Bamboo........

my three most favourite bow materials with great nocks and a fantastic riser........magic

Kevin
by longbowinfected
Tue May 13, 2014 5:07 pm
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: Californian style Osage bow, work in progress.
Replies: 23
Views: 3305

Re: Californian style Osage bow, work in progress.

love your work. Love that yellow wood. Define straight when talking OO.

Kevin