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stumper
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Re: Christmas arrows

#11 Post by stumper » Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:35 pm

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Re: Christmas arrows

#12 Post by Captainkirk » Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:35 am

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Re: Christmas arrows

#13 Post by Hill billy » Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:40 pm

Those are awesome!! I need to dig all my equipment out and go back to work on the art of woodies. I just ran out of time but I love the way they fly. I never built any I was truly happy with. It takes time and practice. Not to mention talent

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Re: Christmas arrows

#14 Post by Elkman » Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:44 pm

Those look like a pro made them to me.
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Re: Christmas arrows

#15 Post by Grizzly » Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:28 am

Yours look really good Kirk. If I were ever to make a set of woodies again, I'd want to try some with double tapers. Around 2000 or so I bought a few dozen cedar shafts when I took a trip up to 3 Rivers. After I sorted the matched spines, I sorted them by weight and had a couple that were much heavier than the rest so I set them aside till later. Then I started hand sanding those two to reduce the weight (not realizing I was also probably changing spine). I put some pretty noticeable tapers on both ends that ran maybe to 8 inches until I got them down to the same weight as the others. Those two were the best flying woodies I ever made. 3 Rivers chose the spine for me, so they should have been close to begin with for my 41 and 45# bows I bought them for. I'd have to dig around in my old papers to find the original spine weight I bought back then. Making them look good was fun and the finished product always gave alot of satisfaction, BUT straightening those little rascals was the hard part. I suppose after you do enough of them you get the hang of it and it becomes easier. I won a set or nice older stock cedars at a UBI dinner once, along with another dozen or two someone gave me. Maybe someday I'll get the urge to make them for the kids - or they can themselves if interested enough. I'd probably have to stock back up on some supplies first.
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Re: Christmas arrows

#16 Post by stumper » Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:20 pm

Looking good. I make hobo arrows comparatively.
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