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Old 01-08-2012, 05:05 PM   #1
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Got through making this dozen last Sunday and have three dozen more shafts sealed and crested and ready to start on.

I haven't shot any woodies since the final 3D shoot last July at Paris. I made it through the season with only three remaining from the dozen I made last February (and I broke two of those practicing with them in the backyard this week). I normally do my practicing with aluminum since they don't break as easily. I took these out to the range today to select the ones I want to shoot at Paris in two weeks (3D season is almost here again).

The bag target I warm up on at the range is at 23 yards. The first one of these I shot hit the center of the 2" spot I was looking at on the bag. The second one broke the knock off of the first one.

Man, I love woodies. They just feel, sound, and fly so much better. I'm really looking forward to the season starting back up.

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Old 01-08-2012, 05:55 PM   #2
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Those are some good looking arrows. I just came inside from shooting some old woodies that I bought off of Javi. I need to get some more.
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Old 01-08-2012, 05:56 PM   #3
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Nice looking arrows.

I'm cresting two dozen this afternoon in between playing with the pups.

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Old 01-08-2012, 06:33 PM   #4
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Lookin' good, Dusty!

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Old 01-08-2012, 06:35 PM   #5
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Nice work!
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Old 01-08-2012, 07:02 PM   #6
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VERY purdy!
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Old 01-08-2012, 07:05 PM   #7
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Nice arrows Dusty.
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Old 01-08-2012, 07:09 PM   #8
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Nice!!!!
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Old 01-08-2012, 08:48 PM   #9
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Very nice looking sticks
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Old 01-08-2012, 10:28 PM   #10
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Nice work Dusty! I need to commission you to build me some fine sticks!
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Old 01-08-2012, 10:46 PM   #11
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Those look sweet!!
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Old 01-08-2012, 11:13 PM   #12
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Looks great
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Old 01-08-2012, 11:22 PM   #13
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Thanks folks.

Eric, no can do...I'd have to change my handle.
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Old 01-08-2012, 11:25 PM   #14
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Fletcherforthmasses sounds good
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Old 01-09-2012, 12:15 AM   #15
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Did u git m2's done yet.....lol
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Old 01-09-2012, 08:05 AM   #16
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Did u git m2's done yet.....lol
Her inventory wasn't as critically low as mine...(she had more left over after last season)

I'm starting a dozen for her next, but since her arrows are now shorter for her new bow, I had bookoos of broken tipped arrows I was able to cut down to her new length.
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Old 01-09-2012, 09:21 AM   #17
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I break a lot of arrows too, but certainly not from shooting too tight groups.
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Old 01-09-2012, 09:41 AM   #18
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I break a lot of arrows too, but certainly not from shooting too tight groups.
Sounds like me! Steel and concrete are very forgiving.
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Old 01-09-2012, 01:03 PM   #19
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Nice looking arrows, Dusty!
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Old 01-09-2012, 01:48 PM   #20
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Old 01-09-2012, 01:58 PM   #21
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Dusty does make a pretty arrow and I really like the green cresting paint he used this time (darker).
He's got a dozen of the shafts we got from JEFFRO dipped (for me). The issue now is new fletching, since I wanted teal feathers to match the teal in my new(ish) Predator Longbow
Short of dying feathers, teal feathers are NOT to be had <I feel bad enough now when I break an arrow Dusty made for me, but if he dyed the feathers, too....>
We do have some teal wraps Trad Doc kindly sent me and I hope he can use some of those on a few.
We got some blue/black barred feathers to try...meanwhile, I will use up my old Coast Guard pink/orange arrows with pink and white feathers. And I will LIKE IT.
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Old 01-09-2012, 03:08 PM   #22
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Dusty does make a pretty arrow and I really like the green cresting paint he used this time (darker).
He's got a dozen of the shafts we got from JEFFRO dipped (for me). The issue now is new fletching, since I wanted teal feathers to match the teal in my new(ish) Predator Longbow
Short of dying feathers, teal feathers are NOT to be had <I feel bad enough now when I break an arrow Dusty made for me, but if he dyed the feathers, too....>
We do have some teal wraps Trad Doc kindly sent me and I hope he can use some of those on a few.
We got some blue/black barred feathers to try...meanwhile, I will use up my old Coast Guard pink/orange arrows with pink and white feathers. And I will LIKE IT.
LOOK OUT dusty she's sweet'n ya up, the DO list must of got'n MUCH larger.
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Old 01-09-2012, 03:16 PM   #23
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LOOK OUT dusty she's sweet'n ya up, the DO list must of got'n MUCH larger.
LOL

I forgot to mention he did buy two shades of cresting paint so he could try to approximate teal on the shaft! He IS* a coatings research chemist, so I don't think this is asking TOO much, lol.
<*well, he will be one until 3-30-2012 when he retires!> I believe I will present him with the "HoneyDo" list on April 1st. Seems apropos for April Fools Day...
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Old 01-09-2012, 04:09 PM   #24
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very nice Dusty!
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Old 01-09-2012, 04:40 PM   #25
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Old 01-09-2012, 04:54 PM   #26
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Good looking arrows Dusty.
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Old 01-10-2012, 08:45 AM   #27
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Those look great!!!!
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