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by Flatliner
Fri Apr 15, 2011 11:07 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: A look at FLATLINE
Replies: 52
Views: 6058

Re: A look at FLATLINE

Got on to Jeff, asked about the info sheet, he suggested I post it in the bowyers category, (makes sence really) so it's there now.

Rob.
by Flatliner
Fri Apr 15, 2011 11:00 am
Forum: Bowyers
Topic: FLATLINE BOWS
Replies: 9
Views: 9141

FLATLINE BOWS

Here's the info sheet on FLATLINE BOWS. FLATLINE BOWS INFO SHEET I currently have two basic take-down models available in various lengths (the MC series), a one piece re-curve/longbow hybrid in two lengths (the Flatliner), and a 58 inch one piece re-curve (the Raptor). Take-down re-curves ; MODEL ON...
by Flatliner
Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:59 pm
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: Useful attributes for local timbers
Replies: 8
Views: 1526

Re: Useful attributes for local timbers

Jeese Rod it looks like you raided my timber rack :lol: . Out of those timbers I wouldn't use the Maple (too soft very low modulus of elasticity and crushing strength) the spur Mahogany may be doubtful too, the grain length may be a bit short. I don't have data on the QLD walnut but I use quite a bi...
by Flatliner
Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:22 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: A look at FLATLINE
Replies: 52
Views: 6058

Re: A look at FLATLINE

Yeah Troy I thank the old bugger occasionally too. No we don't have one like Purple Heart which doesn't bother me personally,(not one of my favorite timbers) we do have purple Gidgee, it's pretty hard to find but the bits I've seen are fairly purple. I thought fiddle back was a feature of timber, I ...
by Flatliner
Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:32 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: A look at FLATLINE
Replies: 52
Views: 6058

Re: A look at FLATLINE

Thanks Ivoricollector, comments like that mean more when come from other bow makers. As for flying under the radar Troy, that was kind of intentional and I’ll tell you a short tale so you know where my head’s at. About 25 years ago I had a job supervising a very flash and expensive dec...
by Flatliner
Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:08 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: A look at FLATLINE
Replies: 52
Views: 6058

Re: A look at FLATLINE

Damn I just spent almost 2 hours drafting up a story explaining why so few have heard about my stuff, tried to post it and lost it (Bugger), I'll try again tomorrow, got work early in the morning.
Cheers, Rob.
by Flatliner
Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:52 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: See ya's next Friday!
Replies: 35
Views: 2780

Re: See ya's next Friday!

You lucky buger, good luck.
by Flatliner
Sun Apr 10, 2011 7:03 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: A look at FLATLINE
Replies: 52
Views: 6058

Re: A look at FLATLINE

Australia really needs a one-piece recurve, and yours look truly amazing. Very tempting... Thanks Ben, The one piece comes in 66" and 68" so it's a bit of a hybrid, sweet shooter though, arrow speeds of about 180 fps with a 9.5 grain/ pound of draw weight arrow. The MC2 and MC3 take downs...
by Flatliner
Sun Apr 10, 2011 4:06 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: A look at FLATLINE
Replies: 52
Views: 6058

Re: A look at FLATLINE

Thanks again Moreton, Hey I just noticed you live on Coochiemudlo, Wow that really brings back fond memories. When I was around 4-6 years old, on the occasional Summer week end Dad would hire one of those old putput diesel launches and take the family out there for the day. I haven't thought about t...
by Flatliner
Sat Apr 09, 2011 11:04 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: what a day
Replies: 5
Views: 803

Re: what a day

Yeah brings back warm and fuzzies from when my kids were that age. Nice one Looseplucker
by Flatliner
Sat Apr 09, 2011 10:53 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: A look at FLATLINE
Replies: 52
Views: 6058

Re: A look at FLATLINE

Hey Rob welcome to the site, good to see you finally working the computers out. I hope the rain has finally stopped up there its just starting to dry out down here. See you at the Tully shoot again this year and is good to see your work is still second to none. Cheers Wayno Hey Wayno how's it going...
by Flatliner
Sat Apr 09, 2011 8:23 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: A look at FLATLINE
Replies: 52
Views: 6058

Re: A look at FLATLINE

I saw the one that Paul featured in Bowhunter Australia and thought it was a bloody good looking bow. Now I've seen what else you can do and I'm even more impressed! Amazing craftsmanship matey, and welcome to the site. Thanks Moreton, Jeeze I had beter get away from this computer before my head ge...
by Flatliner
Sat Apr 09, 2011 7:08 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: A look at FLATLINE
Replies: 52
Views: 6058

Re: A look at FLATLINE

Bandsaw wrote:Great bows mate!!! Do you take orders or do you make them as the mood takes you???

Ben
Thanks Ben, yeah I take orders You can email me on robnicoll@bigpond.com and I'll send you some info if you want. The lead time at the moment is around three months.
by Flatliner
Sat Apr 09, 2011 4:33 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: A look at FLATLINE
Replies: 52
Views: 6058

Re: A look at FLATLINE

Thanks Rob, I'll try and work out the timbers after a beer or two. I lived in NQ for many years and love those tropical timbers. I am waiting to buy this bow of yours from Paul http://www.ozbow.net/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=10536 . I'm a one-bow kind of person, but I don't think that attitude ...
by Flatliner
Sat Apr 09, 2011 4:28 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: A look at FLATLINE
Replies: 52
Views: 6058

Re: A look at FLATLINE

muntries wrote:do you have a website yet Rob? What core timbers do you use?
Almost FLATLINE BOWS.COM should be up and running in the next few months. I use a Bamboo core in the hybrid (which is called a Flatliner) and there are only two lams in the recurve limbs so no core as such.
by Flatliner
Sat Apr 09, 2011 3:58 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: A look at FLATLINE
Replies: 52
Views: 6058

Re: A look at FLATLINE

Cheers Rob, the silver ash is quite different. Your photobucket album is full of excellent pictures of amazing bows! I couldn't however find the descriptions for the bows alongside the photos? Yeah sorry about that, turns out you have to be logged on to my account to get that info, I'll spend Some ...
by Flatliner
Sat Apr 09, 2011 1:36 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: A look at FLATLINE
Replies: 52
Views: 6058

Re: A look at FLATLINE

muntries wrote:Rob, wow there are some beautiful looking bows there. Are they Aussie timbers, what are they?

Cheers

Simon
Yeah they are all Aussie timbers except for PNG Walnut. They are all titled in the album (I think) Have a look at the last link on the first post.
by Flatliner
Sat Apr 09, 2011 1:32 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: A look at FLATLINE
Replies: 52
Views: 6058

Re: A look at FLATLINE

Dryfired wrote:Beautiful bows Rob! The gum leaf inlay is really cool. What is the very light coloured timber in the third bow?
It's Silver Ash, Alocal timber up here.
by Flatliner
Sat Apr 09, 2011 11:50 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: A look at FLATLINE
Replies: 52
Views: 6058

A look at FLATLINE

Hi everyone, I'm new to this site,(as a mater of fact I'm new to any site so be patient with me) it was suggested I should post some photos of my bows here (this being the real trad site). I'll try this, if it doesn't work can some one help me with my computer illiteracy. Cheers, Rob. http://i1225.p...