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by greybeard
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: WHY?
Replies: 23
Views: 1353

Re: WHY?

Jeff, There is special feel about a set of well crafted timber arrows that can’t be matched by synthetic arrows. Unfortunately, as the generation of our era pass on these crafts will probably be lost forever in Australia. It will be a sad day when the selfbow disappears. The image below is a section...
by greybeard
Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: WHY?
Replies: 23
Views: 1353

WHY?

“In 1922, Doug Easton began crafting custom wood bows and cedar arrows in Watsonville, California, USA. Although Doug produced tournament-grade, footed cedar arrows for the archery champions of that era, he was constantly frustrated with the inconsistency and lack of uniformity of wood shafts. Conv...
by greybeard
Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: IFAA and longbow
Replies: 4
Views: 438

Re: IFAA and longbow

IBO have various shooting categories such as mixed gender and gender specific classes. I have heard that transgender competitors can nominate in which class they participate although I have not seen anything in writing to confirm or deny this statement. Regarding myths; https://www.abc.net.au/news/2...
by greybeard
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Photography
Topic: Mostly deer.
Replies: 5
Views: 2539

Re: Mostly deer.

Hi Phil,

One way of keeping the stalking skills alive. I like the photo of the rabbit.

Daryl.
by greybeard
Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: IFAA and longbow
Replies: 4
Views: 438

Re: IFAA and longbow

It is good that one association acknowledges our Traditional Archery heritage and traditions and calls these bows what they are historically known as; a recurve and more precisely semi-recurve. It's pretty sad that our own 'Traditional Archery Australia' doesn't do likewise. TAA, with permission, a...
by greybeard
Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: The Ozbow Trade Blanket
Topic: JO JAN FLETCHING JIG
Replies: 5
Views: 311

Re: JO JAN FLETCHING JIG

Yes Phil, pm sent re payment.

Daryl.
by greybeard
Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: The Ozbow Trade Blanket
Topic: JO JAN FLETCHING JIG
Replies: 5
Views: 311

Re: JO JAN FLETCHING JIG

Hi Phil,

If no one else wants the jig and fletches I will buy them on behalf of my club.

Cheers, Daryl.
by greybeard
Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: The Ozbow Trade Blanket
Topic: SAMICK PHANTOM 40# IN CARTEL CASE.
Replies: 4
Views: 298

Re: SAMICK PHANTOM 40# IN CARTEL CASE.

Hi PJS,

I will purchase the bow on behalf of our club.

Could you please pm me the details etc. and I can transfer the funds to your account.

Daryl.
by greybeard
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: Variances in timber shafts.
Replies: 4
Views: 695

Re: Variances in timber shafts.

Have your shafts within five pound spine weight and fifty grains in physical weight. I know some will say that is not close enough tolerances but I haven't met the archer who could shoot good enough to tell the difference........................................ :biggrin: So true. If the archer has ...
by greybeard
Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Humour
Topic: After All ... It’s Fifty Dollars!
Replies: 1
Views: 1710

After All ... It’s Fifty Dollars!

Morris and his wife Esther went to the state fair every year, and every year Morris would say, “Esther, I’d like to ride in that helicopter.” Esther always replied, I know Morris, but that helicopter ride is fifty dollars, and fifty dollars is fifty dollars.” One year Esther and Morris went to the f...
by greybeard
Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Bow Division for Bio Composite Bows.
Replies: 19
Views: 1253

Re: Bow Division for Bio Composite Bows.

I still think you could possibly put the Danish Bow into the Asiatic division if you wanted too - still sort of fits the bill if the stiffened section is completely static. Unfortunately the stiffened tip flatbow does not exhibit the mechanical working properties of the Asiatic static tip bow or ha...
by greybeard
Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Bow Division for Bio Composite Bows.
Replies: 19
Views: 1253

Re: Bow Division for Bio Composite Bows.

As to the bows question. Much would depend on if the event is sticking strictly to the TAA guidelines or not. Apart from Barambah and possibly Wisemans Ferry I don’t know of any other clubs that use the TAA guide lines. Archery clubs are usually affiliated with a mainstream archery association wher...
by greybeard
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Bow Division for Bio Composite Bows.
Replies: 19
Views: 1253

Re: Bow Division for Bio Composite Bows.

Because of the confusion associated with bow divisions at trad shoots I pay my money, don’t submit a score card, shoot whatever bow I choose on the day and have fun. I am too old to put up with the b...s...t. In what division would these bows be placed? Materials are a bamboo core under clear glass....
by greybeard
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: DECURVE LONGBOW DESIGN
Replies: 15
Views: 1328

Re: DECURVE LONGBOW DESIGN

This topic has probably taken a bit of a detour but never mind. Handle cross sections are usually a personal preference for various reasons. The majority of my longbow clients preferred the overall depth of the parallel handle to be between 1.5” and 1.75”. A few requested a slight dip on the belly s...
by greybeard
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: DECURVE LONGBOW DESIGN
Replies: 15
Views: 1328

Re: DECURVE LONGBOW DESIGN

I did read that Howard Hill had big/long hands so maybe the customized deep handle design worked for him. Perhaps a firm ‘suitcase’ grip on the bow was required to stop the bow from rotating to the left or right in the hand during the draw/anchor/release cycle. Note the difference in the way the bow...
by greybeard
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Humour
Topic: LAST RIDE ON MY HARLEY
Replies: 3
Views: 538

LAST RIDE ON MY HARLEY

While riding my Harley I swerved to avoid hitting a roo, lost control and landed in a ditch, severely banging my head. Dazed and confused I crawled out of the ditch to the edge of the road when a shiny new convertible pulled up with a very beautiful woman who asked, "Are you okay?" As I looked up, I...
by greybeard
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Scene & Herd
Topic: MORE BAD NEWS
Replies: 1
Views: 1484

MORE BAD NEWS

To the general public an arrow is an arrow no matter what style of bow is used.

https://www.news.com.au/technology/scie ... 829efb5fdb

Daryl.
by greybeard
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Bow Division for Bio Composite Bows.
Replies: 19
Views: 1253

Re: Bow Division for Bio Composite Bows.

Tom, I started shooting selfbows and all bamboo Asiatic and static tip bows off the knuckle around 2004. Perhaps I was fortunate in that I found they were no more difficult to shoot than an off the shelf bow. From Wiki; “The bow and arrow appears around the transition from the Upper Paleolithic to t...
by greybeard
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Bow Division for Bio Composite Bows.
Replies: 19
Views: 1253

Bow Division for Bio Composite Bows.

Where do bio composite bows fit in? It would appear that these bows are placed in various categories most of which are inappropriate for the construction and style of bow. At one particular traditional shoot a bio composite bow was put in the selfbow category. They have also been relegated to the pr...
by greybeard
Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: DECURVE LONGBOW DESIGN
Replies: 15
Views: 1328

Re: DECURVE LONGBOW DESIGN

Could the handle profile affect the manner in which limb vibration is dissipated? Handle Compilation.jpg I tried my longbow this morning and there was no noticeable difference in the absence of ‘kick’ weather I held the bow in a loose grip or strangled the grip. Perhaps we get used to some of the nu...
by greybeard
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: This is not a good look for bow hunters !
Replies: 6
Views: 624

Re: This is not a good look for bow hunters !

Acts of stupidity such as this can impact on the whole spectrum of archery and not just the bow hunting fraternity.

Daryl.
by greybeard
Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: DECURVE LONGBOW DESIGN
Replies: 15
Views: 1328

DECURVE LONGBOW DESIGN

The following article refers to laminated glass/wood bows and not selfbows. Some bowyers in the USA are offering decurve / deflex longbows on their websites. Unfortunately some are referring to them as ‘string follow bows.’ Their efforts appear to be directed to alleviating hand shock associated How...
by greybeard
Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: 150 LONGBOWS.
Replies: 7
Views: 733

Re: 150 LONGBOWS.

oh my goodness me, have you been rummaging through the filling cabinet Daryl - yes just a few years back. Lets be grateful it doesn't have all our photos too. ;) cheers sue Hi Sue, here's a couple of photos. I can remember the swamp claiming quite a few arrows. Steve Wallace Master Fletcher.jpg Tia...
by greybeard
Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: 150 LONGBOWS.
Replies: 7
Views: 733

Re: 150 LONGBOWS.

Jeff, From memory I was speaking to Rob Scully at the Medieval Fayre around 2011. He was running a blacksmithing demonstration and was assisted by Peter French. Rob mentioned that he was conducting a blacksmithing course at a TAFE centre in the Ipswich /Bremer River area. I think this photograph was...
by greybeard
Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: bow for my boys
Replies: 5
Views: 620

Re: bow for my boys

http://maddogarchery.com/ Check it out - very impressed and the price is great and lower than most stock standard bows coming out of China. If the build quality is there these bows appear to be value for your money. Re the write up on one of their bows and H.H. "The Follower Extreme longbow …………………...
by greybeard
Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: 150 LONGBOWS.
Replies: 7
Views: 733

150 LONGBOWS.

I believe this was my first traditional shoot.

The article below was published in the Chronicle, Monday June 14, 1993.
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Daryl.
by greybeard
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: bow for my boys
Replies: 5
Views: 620

Re: bow for my boys

Hi Phil, welcome to Ozbow. Depending on your budget some of the one piece solid fibreglass bows are very durable and you don’t lose a great deal of money if the children lose interest in archery. One disadvantage is that the children tend to outgrow this type of bow fairly quickly. A more suitable a...
by greybeard
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Humour
Topic: Wisconsin Titty Bar
Replies: 1
Views: 345

Wisconsin Titty Bar

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Now what were you thinking?
by greybeard
Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Before Elon Musk
Replies: 0
Views: 357

Before Elon Musk

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Daryl.