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by greybeard
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: The Ozbow Trade Blanket
Topic: Buy an Australian Wooden Flatbow?
Replies: 10
Views: 971

Re: Buy an Australian Wooden Flatbow?

Welcome to Ozbow. Firstly, are you located in Australia and if so in what general area do you reside. .......buy a traditional wooden flatbow, a so-called, "modern" longbow, around the $120 AUD mark. Realistically, the ‘starting price’ for a custom made selfbow is probably in the $350.00 to $400.00 ...
by greybeard
Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: Looks like Taxus Baccata?
Replies: 6
Views: 867

Re: Looks like Taxus Baccata?

Looking promising, the cross section of the off cut from the damaged end of the log. Growth Rings.jpg The growth rings in the late growth are extremely close together and hopefully this will hold for the rest of the log. The timber is quite ‘wet’ so I am anticipating around twelve months before I ca...
by greybeard
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: An Interesting Comment:
Replies: 1
Views: 337

An Interesting Comment:

From Stickbow.com regarding an earlier model bow; “I don't know that it is the best but it will certainly shoot with the best of the same design in the field along with the Kmag and many of the other older bows. Today's modern custom bow builders are playing catch-up with the 50's-60's and 70 model ...
by greybeard
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: Looks like Taxus Baccata?
Replies: 6
Views: 867

Looks like Taxus Baccata?

Some logs that were harvested about two weeks ago in the Adelaide Hills arrived on my driveway this morning. They came off the base of a yew tree that was coppiced many years ago. 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....
by greybeard
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Scene & Herd
Topic: Another Nail In The Coffin
Replies: 3
Views: 591

Another Nail In The Coffin

Another nail in the coffin of archery and bow hunting;

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-06-04/k ... wn/9831690

In case you missed an earlier story;

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-07/k ... ra/7226060

Daryl.
by greybeard
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: GST and Overseas Purchases.
Replies: 1
Views: 392

GST and Overseas Purchases.

With Amazon denying Australian access to their American site I wondered if other suppliers in America would follow suit. www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-31/amazon-blocks-australia-shopping-deal-how-it-affects-you/9820312 I emailed Elmont Bingham to enquire if they would continue shipping goods to Austra...
by greybeard
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Is It Secure?
Replies: 5
Views: 690

Re: Is It Secure?

Thank you for your replies.

I shall keep passwords to myself because once they are in some ones data base [such as Google] they can be part of the jigsaw that could be used and shared to build a profile of a user.

Daryl.
by greybeard
Tue May 29, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Is It Secure?
Replies: 5
Views: 690

Is It Secure?

I am always wary when an internet service provider wants to store your password on some cloud or elsewhere.

What are your thoughts?

Daryl.
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by greybeard
Tue May 29, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery Events
Topic: Barambah Trad Bash May 26/27
Replies: 5
Views: 839

Re: Barambah Trad Bash May 26/27

Gringa Bows wrote: .....joined TAA for 10 bucks a year so i can keep going to all the shoots
It would appear to be good value for the money.

Daryl.
by greybeard
Sat May 26, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Who Else Is Listening?
Replies: 1
Views: 359

Who Else Is Listening?

Pitfalls of modern technology;

www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-25/amazon-a ... ct/9799044

I believe that recordings from these types of devices have been presented as evidence in trials in the American justice system.

Daryl.
by greybeard
Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: First Bow: Spotted Gum
Replies: 8
Views: 1303

Re: First Bow: Spotted Gum

Hi Siad,

As I do not know what procedure you use when tillering selfbows I have attached a document outlining a process that works for me.

Daryl.
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by greybeard
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Is it time to move on from Facebook??
Replies: 9
Views: 1067

Re: Is it time to move on from Facebook??

........Have you noticed a "slowing" of posts and comments on OzBow as more people have begun to use Facebook?....... . Hi Tom, Not necessarily, although the rate of my writing and posting articles etc on Ozbow has slowed down over the last twelve months or so I do not visit or post on other forums...
by greybeard
Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Is it time to move on from Facebook??
Replies: 9
Views: 1067

Re: Is it time to move on from Facebook??

I wouldn't touch Facebook or similar sites with a forty foot barge pole.

Daryl.
by greybeard
Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: First Bow: Spotted Gum
Replies: 8
Views: 1303

Re: First Bow: Spotted Gum

Dervish, ..........The bow snapped when I tried to string it........... Did you use a suitable [double pocket bow stringer] to ensure that the limbs were evenly stressed during the stringing process? Can you post some photos of the break? Possible causes as to why the bow broke; Timber selection: Bo...
by greybeard
Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: First Bow: Spotted Gum
Replies: 8
Views: 1303

Re: First Bow: Spotted Gum

Hi Dervish, If your spotted gum billet is from a small diameter tree a higher than desirable crown may cause issues with limb thickness. If so you may have to de-crown the stave to make it suitable for a shorter light draw weight bow. Australian hardwoods are vastly different in mechanical propertie...
by greybeard
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery Events
Topic: NAFA Traditional Rendezvous; 31st March/1st April 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1489

NAFA Traditional Rendezvous; 31st March/1st April 2018

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by greybeard
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Humour
Topic: Dear Friends:
Replies: 3
Views: 571

Dear Friends:

"It is important for men to remember that, as women grow older, it becomes harder for them to maintain the same quality of housekeeping as when they were younger. When you notice this, try not to yell at them. Some are oversensitive, and there's nothing worse than an oversensitive woman. My name is ...
by greybeard
Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Wedding Aniversary
Replies: 9
Views: 902

Re: Wedding Aniversary

Hi Grant,

Congratulations to Heather and yourself for making it to your 46th wedding anniversary, may there be many more.

Daryl.
by greybeard
Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery Events
Topic: Trad 2018
Replies: 52
Views: 5627

Re: Trad 2018

Hi Eddie,
Outbackdad wrote: North Albert Field Archers Inc. Brisbane
We are actually located in the Gold Coast City Council precinct.

Daryl.
by greybeard
Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery Events
Topic: Trad 2018
Replies: 52
Views: 5627

Re: Trad 2018

Hi Eddie and interested Ozbow members, This reply only covers the N. A. F. A. Traditional Rendezvous. Non association members are eligible to shoot the ranges and win a trophy; however the person will be required to sign the non association member form. 3D AAA and any additional N.A.F.A. safety rule...
by greybeard
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: Laminated ELB timbers
Replies: 8
Views: 846

Re: Laminated ELB timbers

Hi Diesel, Both Techniglue CA and Smooth-On are excellent products. I have probably made more styles of laminated bows than most with the above products. Including workshops I would have used Techniglue CA on about forty bows and probably a similar number of bows using Smooth-On. The main reason I s...
by greybeard
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Old Advertisements
Replies: 3
Views: 601

Re: Old Advertisements

Some more advertisements.
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by greybeard
Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery Events
Topic: Trad 2018
Replies: 52
Views: 5627

Re: Trad 2018

Relevant information for visitors attending North Albert Field Archers Inc. [By laws.] Sections; “8. All visitors to the Club are to be directed to an Officer of the Club on arrival at the Club. Visitors wishing to shoot are restricted to the practice butts. Following their third shoot at the club, ...
by greybeard
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Old Advertisements
Replies: 3
Views: 601

Old Advertisements

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by greybeard
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: Reducing weight in a fibreglass longbow
Replies: 9
Views: 1074

Re: Reducing weight in a fibreglass longbow

Hi Tom, Rounding the edges of the limbs and with back and belly sanding a 5# weight reduction should not be a problem. Hopefully .050” glass was used in the bows construction. Keep in mind that when drawn, the back of the bow is in tension and the belly is in compression, removing too much belly gla...
by greybeard
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: Reducing weight in a fibreglass longbow
Replies: 9
Views: 1074

Re: Reducing weight in a fibreglass longbow

greybeard wrote:.......By how much do you want to reduce the draw weight?........
TomMcDonald wrote:.........The bow is marked 61# @ 28" but I'm drawing closer to 30".........
by greybeard
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Vale Cleve Wood
Replies: 11
Views: 1253

Re: Vale Cleve Wood

Condolences to his family, he will be missed around the Trad shoots. R I P Shrek.

Daryl.
by greybeard
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: Reducing weight in a fibreglass longbow
Replies: 9
Views: 1074

Re: Reducing weight in a fibreglass longbow

Hi Tom, By how much do you want to reduce the draw weight and what is the bows’ marked draw weight? Trapezoiding the limbs to the back of the bow i.e. as in some Black Widow longbows could shed a fair amount of poundage but if not done properly the correct tiller could be destroyed. Under my directi...
by greybeard
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: Interpretation Of An Italian Renaissance Bow
Replies: 27
Views: 4781

Re: Interpretation Of An Italian Renaissance Bow

Hi Muz,

Hope all goes well with the project.

The bows ‘soft’ profile makes it an excellent bow to shoot all day, the only apparent trade off being the loss of a few fps in arrow performance.

Daryl.