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Old 09-11-2017, 04:36 PM   #1
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Default Wood arrows - 1st batch - what a learning experience - not too bad

Well I did it - 6 new ebony stained cedar(I hope) 11/32 shafts with 125 gr points - 48# spine and all weigh in at 461 gr +/- 8 gr, finished and tested today(recommend you wait longer for tip glue to dry than 15-20 minutes - hmm.
I am pretty pleased - enough to know more will be forthcoming - walnut stain maybe on next batch.
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Old 09-11-2017, 04:42 PM   #2
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Use hot melt glue its dry as soon as you dip in water and is easy to adjust the point when it gets knocked around


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Old 09-11-2017, 05:41 PM   #3
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No pics?

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Old 09-11-2017, 06:19 PM   #4
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Default New batch

Tried but wouldnt take - too large so here is a retry
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Old 09-11-2017, 06:38 PM   #5
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OK getting the hang of this - really enjoyed the building process - as much if not more than reloading bullets which I find therapeutic for me -
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Old 09-11-2017, 06:47 PM   #6
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Old 09-11-2017, 07:12 PM   #7
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Thank you sir
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Old 09-11-2017, 08:16 PM   #8
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Those look great! Careful...it's addicting!!
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Old 09-11-2017, 08:33 PM   #9
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Oh I believe that for sure
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Old 09-11-2017, 08:44 PM   #10
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I fletched up a few today also. It is a good way to spend your time if you need a break while shooting. It may take me a week to fletch a dozen arrows but the quality has improved from not trying to rush things.

You are well on your way to having too many arrows. Trust me on that.
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Old 09-11-2017, 08:50 PM   #11
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Yes I can relate - as I slowed down things definitely improved - you don"t have an automatic Port Orford Cedar shaft making machine for sale by chance do ya - lololol
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Old 09-11-2017, 08:57 PM   #12
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Those look just fine, and you shoot them very well!

So well, in fact, I would should one at a time so you don't mess them up! Nice group!
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Old 09-11-2017, 10:03 PM   #13
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Good point and great idea - better for consistent form that way too I bet - thanks
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Old 09-16-2017, 02:07 PM   #14
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Default More arrows - this is addictive...lol

OK got the remaining 6 finished now just have to find some more broadheads - out of my bear razorheads - they are getting spendy - may go with Zwickey - emailed Magnus and they don't have any glue-on versions.
Also finished my first batch of Flu Flus - not bad for a rookie - really like how they shoot and the whistling or air rushing by is cool - pretty accurate too at this 15-20 yds anyway.
Now lets see if I can get the pics to attach
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Old 09-16-2017, 06:59 PM   #15
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Very nice
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Old 09-16-2017, 07:09 PM   #16
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Thank you sir - actually quite fun building the flu flus - think they were more forgiving to manufacture - I feel the need for more - lol
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Old 09-18-2017, 10:59 AM   #17
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Looks nice!! I leave the bottom 6 inches or so above the point lightly or not stained so as to see the color of the blood. Helps determine if its lung blood or from another body part, gut shot, liver or just a non lethal wound.
Hopefully you never have an issue with a bad shot.
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Old 09-18-2017, 01:15 PM   #18
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Thanks - will keep that in mind - like that idea
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Old 09-20-2017, 07:51 AM   #19
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Your Arrows look great I agree with WYTEX put some light color at the end about 5" of white would look cool. If not that color arrow is looking to get lost in the woods. It would be if I shot it. I am color blind in the red, brown, and green area I could not find it if you pointed at it. Anyway you did a good job and they fly well.
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Old 09-20-2017, 08:44 AM   #20
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Thanks - sure enjoyed building them - now to tweak the process and end product - great suggestions and I agree they could use a locator color somewhere as suggested - have a hreat one
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