Teaspoons and Tomato Stakes

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Teaspoons and Tomato Stakes

Postby Pete Joy » Sat Jan 28, 2017 7:46 pm

Realised a bit of a dream last week of taking an animal with all homemade equipment barring the bow. Shot was from 20 paces and the goat travelled about 50m. Bow is a PNG black palm longbow about 60-65#. Arrows are tomato stakes fletched with turkey feathers from a work mate. Broadheads were made from teaspoons. Everything was held together with kangaroo sinew,but I did cheat and use super glue to coat the sinew. I also managed to get rabbit too. Pretty chuffed !
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Re: Teaspoons and Tomato Stakes

Postby zeek from coon creek » Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:27 pm

MMMMM....barbequed goat...Congrats on a great day!
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Re: Teaspoons and Tomato Stakes

Postby Sneakon » Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:03 pm

Fun stuff! and a great bow with fine character.
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Re: Teaspoons and Tomato Stakes

Postby McClura » Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:20 am

Outstanding! That is a great hunt and congratulations on taking game with your primitive equipment.
I have been making arrows from the rivercane (tomato stakes) for about 20 years. They are as tuff as any arrows material. Never thought about making trade points with spoons. I have used power hack saw blades. Great story. Where are you hunting?
Again, congratulations and keep us informed when you take more game. :77:

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Re: Teaspoons and Tomato Stakes

Postby Pete Joy » Mon Jan 30, 2017 2:00 am

I shoot a fair bit of stuff,I just don't take a lot of photos. I shot this goat near Palmer in South Australia. We don't have river cane here,these are literally tomato stakes I nabbed from work. The trade points from teaspoons are nothing new,but I've not seen too many people actually use them. Really wish we did get river cane over here.
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Re: Teaspoons and Tomato Stakes

Postby Winter Hawk » Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:09 pm

How about a tutorial of how you make the trade points? With photos, of course...

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Re: Teaspoons and Tomato Stakes

Postby Pete Joy » Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:07 pm

Its really easy mate you just flatten the spoon out then shape and sharpen it. Here's a rabbit I shot too
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Re: Teaspoons and Tomato Stakes

Postby TradRag » Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:44 pm

nice! :archer2:
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