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by greybeard
Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: 150 LONGBOWS.
Replies: 7
Views: 1052

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: 864

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: 550

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: 628

Before Elon Musk

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Daryl.
by greybeard
Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: SHOOTING MACHINE
Replies: 6
Views: 1031

Re: SHOOTING MACHINE

Hi Peter,

Unfortunately I do not have suitable facilities to take video clips.

I copied the design below as it appeared to be more suitable with the bow mounted horizontally rather than vertically particularly when testing a 70” n to n longbow.
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Daryl.
by greybeard
Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: SHOOTING MACHINE
Replies: 6
Views: 1031

Re: SHOOTING MACHINE

Jeff,

Some years back my release was fairly consistent but after several rounds of Dupuytren's contracture surgery and the onset of arthritis it has gone downhill.

Maintaining a consistent anchor point has become more difficult as time passes hence the necessity for the shooting machine.

Daryl.
by greybeard
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: SHOOTING MACHINE
Replies: 6
Views: 1031

SHOOTING MACHINE

I needed to build a shooting machine to generate the data to help a university undergraduate complete a paper. With a little effort and a few dollars I was able to modify my force/draw setup https://ozbow.net/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=11983 to a shooting machine. I purchased a release aid on speci...
by greybeard
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: The Ozbow Trade Blanket
Topic: WTB Hung bow - starter bow
Replies: 4
Views: 597

Re: WTB Hung bow - starter bow

Hi Eddy, welcome to Ozbow.
alts wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:54 am
......... where i can get a hung bow........
I am not familiar with the term 'hung bow', could you please elaborate on this terminology.

Daryl.
by greybeard
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: Couple of bows in progress
Replies: 9
Views: 2008

Re: Couple of bows in progress

Muz, a lot of work and time has gone into the handle sections, well done.

Daryl.
by greybeard
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Anyone Still Making Bows?
Replies: 18
Views: 2782

Re: Anyone Still Making Bows?

Rhino, you appear to be having success with the black wattle. Can you offer any opinion as to the performance of the timber in selfbows? I have only used this timber as laminations under glass and in handle sections. We have an abundance of wattle growing on our club grounds, but mostly of poor qual...
by greybeard
Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: As seen on Landline
Replies: 4
Views: 948

As seen on Landline

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by greybeard
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Mastering the Traditional Bow
Topic: You may already know how to....
Replies: 0
Views: 562

You may already know how to....

The methodology and explanation in the following clips was quite easy to follow.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6XSWLs8TBU Bare Shaft Tuning


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63hyhLG-ZuI How to Gap Shoot

Daryl.
by greybeard
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Reversed Tapered Lamination In A Longbow Core.
Replies: 4
Views: 685

Re: Reversed Tapered Lamination In A Longbow Core.

Bob,

My old 1980s 70# Martin ML10 longbow had stiffened tips and it was a ‘dog’ of a bow. It was probably due to it being a badly designed bow.

I put a thin tapered wedge in the tips of some of my recurve bows to help load up the mid limb section and to handle draws to 30 inches plus.

Daryl.
by greybeard
Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Reversed Tapered Lamination In A Longbow Core.
Replies: 4
Views: 685

Reversed Tapered Lamination In A Longbow Core.

I have never used a tapered lamination reversed in a core layup. I can’t see the necessity for such a configuration in a core unless the laminations have excessive tapers and the reversed tapered lamination reduces the overall taper rate to minimise the possibility of a whip ended bow. I have read /...
by greybeard
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Anyone Still Making Bows?
Replies: 18
Views: 2782

Re: Anyone Still Making Bows?

Looking good Gazza, What draw weight are you hoping to get? I’ve had a static tip bow on the shelf for a fair while and it comes in at about 65# at brace height. As I can’t reduce the weight any more I might finish it and make it a wall hanging. Hi Rod, Yep I'm still making a variety of laminated bo...
by greybeard
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: How twitter has change the meaning of #
Replies: 2
Views: 516

Re: How twitter has change the meaning of #

Telephone answering machine message; “if you want to buy marijuana press the hash [#] key.
by greybeard
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Anyone Still Making Bows?
Replies: 18
Views: 2782

Re: Anyone Still Making Bows?

I use the term ‘Danish flat bow’ to describe the bows I make in the style of the bows found at Holmegaard and nearby Vedback. There are differing opinions on wether the bow is a Holmegaard or Mollegabet bow. As the boffins can’t agree I prefer to use the term flatbow. The Danes refer to them as a fl...
by greybeard
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Anyone Still Making Bows?
Replies: 18
Views: 2782

Re: Anyone Still Making Bows?

Extract from ‘RAGNAR INSULANDER.’ Two-wood bows; “The oldest record of a two-wood bow is from Korekawa, Japan. The wooden fragment is dated to 2600 BCE (Rausing 1967: 121), and consequently belongs to the Jomon culture. This type of bow is otherwise considered typical of the Finno / Ugrian tribes (S...
by greybeard
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Anyone Still Making Bows?
Replies: 18
Views: 2782

Re: Anyone Still Making Bows?

Guy, Presently, longbows aren’t on the list as there are several other styles of bows that I want to make. In particular I want to make the renaissance yew recurve styles of the 14th.century. Gazza, Good to read that you are busy and hopefully keeping out of mischief. Perry, I know the feeling when ...
by greybeard
Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Anyone Still Making Bows?
Replies: 18
Views: 2782

Anyone Still Making Bows?

It appears to be a bit quiet on the bow making scene. I have been busy making laminated longbows and Danish flat bows [nothing special] and when I use up my last two strips of glass I will go back to making bamboo backed bows and selfbows. Hopefully I will be splitting some yew in about four week’s ...
by greybeard
Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: cedar arrows
Replies: 5
Views: 1250

Re: cedar arrows

You could try;

http://www.ozhuntingandbows.com.au/arro ... densharfts

Although they list them availability may be a different story.

Is there a particular reason why you are after cedar shafts?

Good luck on your search,

Daryl.
by greybeard
Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: New bow wanted
Replies: 18
Views: 1756

Re: New bow wanted

If price is not a barrier buy the one that ‘feels’ right for you. Build quality may be the deciding factor. I can remember reading and article about a husband and wife team who competed on the international archery circuit. One was using a Blackbrook bow and the partner was using either a Fox Triple...
by greybeard
Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: New bow wanted
Replies: 18
Views: 1756

Re: New bow wanted

Have you been in touch with....http://www.apexhunting.com.au/p/ragim-b ... 06733-1xxx

They are local and you may be able to play with one.

Daryl.
by greybeard
Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Amazing new bow material...
Replies: 4
Views: 818

Re: Amazing new bow material...

......interesting tent with about 30-40 recurve bows very elf looking with wooden sighs(SP) like the horse bows. I asked what wood was used for the bows and was told miranti ends and the main part of the bow was a special Australian made polymer with secret foam core which gave them incredible cast...
by greybeard
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: New bow wanted
Replies: 18
Views: 1756

Re: New bow wanted

Hi Ant,
Ants Carnage wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:05 pm
.......So I have been shooting Compounds on and off for over 20 years , seen these at many comps I use to shoot ( NAFA ).......
Where are you located?

I have been a member of NAFA for over 40 years and shoot longbow / recurve Wednesday mornings.

Daryl.
by greybeard
Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: Looks like Taxus Baccata?
Replies: 6
Views: 1175

Re: Looks like Taxus Baccata?

Colin,

There appears to be different schools of thought as whether to split yew logs green or dried.

It may be prudent for me to wait a while to see if the log wants to split along its own tension lines.

In the meantime I have some three and four inch yew logs to play with.

Daryl.
by greybeard
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Scene & Herd
Topic: Disappointing News Report.
Replies: 1
Views: 641

Disappointing News Report.

From pictures that have appeared in the various news reports over the last few years the arrows looked to have been made from carbon or aluminium.

Daryl.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-06-29/k ... ow/9926108
by greybeard
Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: Looks like Taxus Baccata?
Replies: 6
Views: 1175

Re: Looks like Taxus Baccata?

Hi Colin, ......The largest log averages 6 inches in diameter and is 96 inches long. By my calculations the log has a volume of 1.51 cu.ft......... .......How long are the logs you have? Look forward to seeing some nice Elb's in the future....... Taxas Baccata Logs.JPG Taxus Baccata Ends.JPG Still a...
by greybeard
Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: I want to build my first bow, lots of questions..
Replies: 6
Views: 1102

Re: I want to build my first bow, lots of questions..

Hayden,

Word document.
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Daryl.