G/Day from SE Queensland Australia

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G/Day from SE Queensland Australia

Post by JackoP » Sat Jun 14, 2014 8:13 am

G/Day Folks, found TradRag the other Day and thought it looked like my kind of Forum.

I've been an Archer since the late 70's and have made my own Selfbows and associated gear since the early 90's. I recently attended my first Black Powder Rendezvous and am Hooked. I have been keen on Black Powder Firearms for Years but my Archery keeps me busy and I decided I do not need another obsession - too late.

I'll be buying my first Muzzle Loader soon, just saving a few more $ to make sure I get a quality Firearm. I like the Pedersoli Scout but am chasing a 54 Calibre for a bit more Hunting performance so likely will end up with a Lyman Great Plains or similar.

I dabble in a bit of Leatherwork, make Selfbows as I said earlier, whittle out my own Arrows and grind the occasional Knife. Here is some of my work

my first attempt at Carved Antler Knife Handle

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my interpretation of a 9th Century Steppe Nomad Quiver

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My first Selfbow Kill. Bow was made of Jarrah, a very dense Aussie Hardwood 60# from memory

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I look forward to more involvement on TradRag

regards Jacko
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Re: G/Day from SE Queensland Australia

Post by KsBow » Sat Jun 14, 2014 8:39 am

Jacko, welcome aboard. Looks like you do some quality leather work, bow work, and all the rest. Cool handle and matching pattern on the knife's scabbard. You'll enjoy this site. Lot's of great folks and lots of knowledge on all things primitive. Jump right in and enjoy the ride. KsBow :campfire:
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Re: G/Day from SE Queensland Australia

Post by hawkthrower » Sat Jun 14, 2014 8:51 am

Welcome! great work there too! Drag a stump up by the fire and chat we're all here to help (And get some too) :campfire:
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Re: G/Day from SE Queensland Australia

Post by FullDraw » Mon Jun 16, 2014 12:52 pm

Welcome to TradRag, Jacko! That's some quality work there, looks like you could teach some of us a few things.

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Re: G/Day from SE Queensland Australia

Post by JackoP » Mon Jun 16, 2014 4:19 pm

Thanks for the welcome Fella's.

I love teaching other People how to Shoot and make there own Archery Gear, share some experience, save them 20 Years of mistakes to get to an acceptable standard. There is a growing core of Traditional Archers about the place that between us are passing on the Skills of our Fore Fathers.

I am discovering the same spirit exists in the Muzzle Loading Mob Downunder as well. There is a lot of crossover in the Skills so I am going to enjoy the Journey.

regards Jacko
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Re: G/Day from SE Queensland Australia

Post by TradRag » Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:19 am

Nice! Welcome to TradRag!
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