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by dawallace45
Fri Nov 16, 2007 6:46 pm
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: Getting started
Replies: 17
Views: 511

Jeff seeing as how I have the Bingham's Projects Blueprints I sort of figure on trying one of their Limb lamination kits first off [ but at this stage nothing is set in stone ] , thinking of going with the Brown Coreflex/ Superaction , I believe their kits come with one pair of tapered laminations a...
by dawallace45
Fri Nov 16, 2007 8:19 am
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: Getting started
Replies: 17
Views: 511

Grahame , You should check out the designs from Matt at http://www.jemwatercraft.com/ , Matt has some great proven designs , a friend of mine down Torbanlea way has built several of them and they are great , not only look great but easy to paddle , About 4 years back one of my self bows raised a spl...
by dawallace45
Thu Nov 15, 2007 8:53 pm
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: Getting started
Replies: 17
Views: 511

Gentlemen , yeah I know what it's like to get your teeth into some thing and not be able to let go , all my hobbies turn to obsessions , a while back I wanted a canoe , I ended up building 6 canoes or kayaks and several boats , always tend to be a compulsive experimenter in every thing I do but like...
by dawallace45
Wed Nov 14, 2007 9:09 pm
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: Getting started
Replies: 17
Views: 511

Getting started

Gentlemen , I'm in great need of advice , while I've been a archer for 30 years or so and have made several self bows I'm only now getting the gear together to make my first laminated bow , I want to make a longbow first off and to that end have John Clarks Booklet and also the plans and DVD's from ...
by dawallace45
Fri Aug 03, 2007 8:05 am
Forum: The Cutting Edge
Topic: How Much ?
Replies: 20
Views: 2693

Not Scottish by any chance are we lad

Mick
With a name like Wallace we obviously came from Scotland originally but that was 150 years and 5 generations ago , but some traits breed true
David
by dawallace45
Thu Aug 02, 2007 8:54 am
Forum: The Cutting Edge
Topic: How Much ?
Replies: 20
Views: 2693

Never having had a lot of spare cash handy for stuff like that the most I've ever paid for a knife was $30 and that was just for stuff like Mundial , Frost or Victornox , any Hunting or Camp type knifes I wanted I just made myself , started off making them using the stock removal method but soon wen...
by dawallace45
Tue Jul 24, 2007 9:09 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Crossbows
Replies: 32
Views: 1194

I've been a keen archer for over 30 years and while I prefer a Longbow or recurve I also shoot Compound and up to 3 years ago I used to shoot Crossbows as well , I also used to be a keen pistol shooter and still am a keen rifle shooter , I no longer shoot cross bows because my back is stuffed and I ...
by dawallace45
Mon Dec 18, 2006 8:19 pm
Forum: Associations, Organisations & Clubs
Topic: The Sporting Shooters Association of Australia
Replies: 5
Views: 1696

The SSAA tends to consider Archery to be just another shooting and hunting sport , a number of the hierarchy of the SSAA have been and still are bowhunters , last time I talked to Bob Green [ SSAA National President ] he said the SSAA had quite a few Archers in their ranks , I've been involved with ...
by dawallace45
Thu Dec 07, 2006 8:16 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: The Huntingdale
Replies: 15
Views: 976

Glen Last time I was around Peters place [ many many years ago ] he was building bows , kayaks and tomahawks as well as a lot of other stuff , I have a feeling the man never actually slept Perry Yep , remember Arnold , still remember the time he pinched my sandwich right out of my hand , thought he ...
by dawallace45
Thu Dec 07, 2006 8:27 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: The Huntingdale
Replies: 15
Views: 976

I think it was about 1976 that I started shooting , it was with Brisbane Valley Bowhunters , Those names from the pictures certainly bring back memories I still remember some of the colourful characters I used to meet at the club and most certainly at the inter-club shoots , Grange Bowhunters , Nort...
by dawallace45
Sat Dec 02, 2006 4:32 pm
Forum: Site Announcements
Topic: Member Photos
Replies: 14
Views: 1449

Gary just sent you a pm , figure the rest of these guy won't be interested in us catching up

David
by dawallace45
Thu Nov 30, 2006 7:55 am
Forum: Site Announcements
Topic: Member Photos
Replies: 14
Views: 1449

Gary Thought it was you , I was a member of Brisbane Valley Bowhunters then Murrumba Bow hunters too , Don't know if you remember me , David Wallace and also my fiancee Shirley Jennings [ Shirley Wallace for the last 27 years ] I used to give you and your mate Doug a lift now and then , I was the ta...
by dawallace45
Tue Nov 28, 2006 8:40 pm
Forum: Site Announcements
Topic: Member Photos
Replies: 14
Views: 1449

Gary
What club were you with at the stage you won the Bum shot award , and where did you live at the time , you look familiar , of course I'm getting older now and my brain as turned to crap so I may be wrong

David
by dawallace45
Wed Dec 29, 2004 8:54 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Hunting Mobile
Replies: 4
Views: 521

Hubris For carting heavy rock in steep or difficult terrain the Landcruiser is the one you want , they are built like tanks and keep on going for years although I really don't know what sort of one you are going to get in that price range , also the fuel consumption is high and so are parts when bou...
by dawallace45
Mon Nov 08, 2004 3:24 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: why the bitterness
Replies: 84
Views: 5510

Erron Full auto firearms have been banned for over 80 years or so , but semi-auto centre firearms have been reasonably popular since the mid 50's but they were always reasonably expensive except maybe for the M1 Carbine until the import of the cheap SKS's and you can blame the Australian government ...
by dawallace45
Sun Nov 07, 2004 11:00 pm
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: Bow info , Internature , Samik ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1148

Erron

Thanks , have sent him a email

David W
by dawallace45
Sat Nov 06, 2004 10:16 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: why the bitterness
Replies: 84
Views: 5510

No , that is not what I'm saying , right , the firearms are already restricted , getting a law repealed stands about as much chance as a snowballs in hell , crossbows have now just in the last week had restrictions placed on them here in Queensland , so it's too late to keep them free , what I am sa...
by dawallace45
Fri Nov 05, 2004 10:52 pm
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: Bow info , Internature , Samik ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1148

Tracker , Hubris The Samik Predator sounds good but I am a little worried about stacking , maybe a slightly longer bow like maybe 60 to 64" may be a better idea , can any one recommend a takedown bow like that ? maybe in a slightly higher price range ? Just as a matter of interest does any one have ...
by dawallace45
Fri Nov 05, 2004 9:21 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: why the bitterness
Replies: 84
Views: 5510

I've been involved with the shooting sports for over 28 years , and by that I mean crossbow , longbow , recurve , compound , rifle , pistol and shotgun , I really can't see any difference between the lot and quite frankly from talking to a great deal of people about it neither do most people , You t...
by dawallace45
Fri Nov 05, 2004 8:44 am
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: Bow info , Internature , Samik ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1148

Hubris So I take it that you would recommend that bow ? Where did you get yours and how much did it cost you bare bow ? I bought my first real bow when I was 19 , I'm 47 now , Christ ! that means that I've been shooting for 28 bloody years , hell you would think I'd get it right by now , LOL My firs...
by dawallace45
Thu Nov 04, 2004 6:01 pm
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: Bow info , Internature , Samik ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1148

Bow info , Internature , Samik ?

Guys I need your advice , having been out of the scene as far as buying gear for some time I'm a little out of touch , While I love a good one piece recurve the fact that I'll probably be trading my old Triton twin cab in on a Suzuki Jiminy makes a one piece recurve a little awkward , don't have any...
by dawallace45
Thu Nov 04, 2004 4:35 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: why the bitterness
Replies: 84
Views: 5510

Erron I've been checking in now and then but just haven't had any thing to say before , On that same note another thing we have to be careful of is labelling and the appearance we present to the public , the press grips on to labels and works them to death , You can give a item a whole different sla...
by dawallace45
Thu Nov 04, 2004 1:34 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: why the bitterness
Replies: 84
Views: 5510

The whole Compound V Recurve V Longbow V crossbow V rifle thing was why I got out of completive field archery about 20 years ago , Yeah I know it wasn't every one who went on with that stuff but they were a vocal minority , I really don't know what is going on in these peoples heads , don't they rea...