Bowhunters that build their own Broadheads.

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Bowhunters that build their own Broadheads.

#1 Post by Bill » Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:46 pm

As a lot of you may be aware my passion in retirement is collecting Broadheads.
My main interest is in Australian Broadheads and their History.
I currently have a register of fifty one Amateur and Professional Broadhead manufactures.

So I am very interested in finding out as to how many Bowhunters have designed, built and are hunting with their own Broadheads.
We know of a number of bowhunters that have turned a passion into a profession in advancing and building their designed Broadhead.

Here is a small list of some of the old team that built a broadhead or two.
Huntsman by Alan Strachun, Shooting Star by Alan Woodward, Blackstump by Steve Carruthers, Davies by Allen Davies, Barry Johnson heads, Doug's Drop'ems by Doug Dupille, RibTec by Col Groaham, and the Col Weatherstone head.
These are just a very small number of past Broadhead makers.
There are a lot of up and coming new heads out there these days. So good on them for having a go.

But there must be others that have had a go at designing and building a broadhead that not everyone has seen.
For I have a small number in my collection that have been well made BUT don't have a name or any information as to WHO built them.
So come on I would like to see what you have designed, built and used during your hunting trips out in the bush.

If you don't wish to say or tell your story here, please send me an email at meekwg@southernphone.com.au
Or text or phone me on 0458084493, I would very much like to hear about your head and its story.

But please don't forget to show some pictures or a drawing of your head.

Ok, thanks. Bill :Bow

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#2 Post by gazza » Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:27 am

i,ve been making my oun broadheads for some time ,i pick up cheep meat kleevers and kitchen knives and cut them up i like a heavy head this on is 225 grains . cheers gazza.
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#3 Post by TomMcDonald » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:42 am

That looks awesome Gazza.
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#4 Post by Bill » Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:08 pm

Well done Gazza, a man after my own heart.
Here is a picture of mine built from metal cutting bandsaw blade.
Along with several others made over the last forty plus years.
Thanks for showing as tom said awesome.
Along with a few of the old timers from the past.
Enjoy. Thanks. Bill.
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#5 Post by Bill » Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:59 pm

Sorry the old picture jumped up first.
So here are mine from days gone by.
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#6 Post by rodlonq » Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:31 pm

Nice work Bill and Gazza. I have had a piece of 1" x 1/8" 1085 carbon steel for about 5 years that I have been meaning to make some trade points from. I am going to drill some holes adjacent the shaft (2 each side) so I can bind it right at the tip and in the middle as well as around the haft behind the point.

I know this doesn't help, but I do have all the right intentions Bill :lol: :oops: :D So many things to do and so little time....

Cheers, Rod

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#7 Post by Bill » Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:49 pm

G'day Rod,
These are a few of different size, weight and thickness tie-on blades that I have made over the years.
Because of their cheapness and ease of production, they were mainly used on small game, but I admit, a few were kept as back-up on pigs.(the bigger blade)
ok, Bill.
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#8 Post by Bill » Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:23 pm

In reply to Gazza and Rod.

Gazza I have sent you an email a few weeks back now and haven't heard from you :?: Hope everything is ok.

Rod how are you going with your project, all good I hope. :clap:

Cheers. :smile:

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