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12-01-2015, 16:00   #16
 
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Cresting

Just finished a set of arrows I was making for one of our club members... First time using the new cresting machine...







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12-01-2015, 18:10   #17
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Very nice, seems a pity to shoot them.
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One, two and three marked as well I see.
Very nice.
Are they cedar?
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One, two and three marked as well I see.
Very nice.
Are they cedar?
They are 11/32, Sitka Spruce, 40-45lbs. Weight matched to within 6gn.
They are full length, dipped 3 times in Polyurethane, then crested and sealed twice with a water based clear coat. Helically fletched with 4" right wing turkey feathers. Took about 4 days from start to finish. They drying of the poly is the longest bit.

They wouldn't be my cup of tea to be honest, colour wise. But that's what was asked for.
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Here are some traditional arrows that I made a while ago. Traditional hand cut nocks with water buffalo horn inserts. The feather whipping is done with strong button thread as I couldn't get hold of any sinew at the time.



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They are 11/32, Sitka Spruce, 40-45lbs. Weight matched to within 6gn. .
Good work. What weight did they end up?
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Good work. What weight did they end up?
358 - 364. Heavy enough to be honest, even with the 70gn piles. I put some of it down to them not being cut down... And the rest to them being the dregs of the 11/32 that I had left!

Have another box of 100 on order, so not looking forward to sorting them!
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Here's an experiment I was trying out for a while... T-Tips Vs 3D points. While the T-Tips worked fantastically well, they don't really justify the €2/ point over the normal 3D points. Plus, they are impossible to fit to wooden shafts without an Arrow-Fix tool. T-Tips are normally reserved for Bamboo shafts.



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358 - 364. Heavy enough to be honest, even with the 70gn piles. I put some of it down to them not being cut down... And the rest to them being the dregs of the 11/32 that I had left!

Have another box of 100 on order, so not looking forward to sorting them!
11/32nd, 40-45#, and weighing 360gn finished? Are ya missing 100gn?

Where do ya buy 100 shafts and is there any value to be got buying that many?
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11/32nd, 40-45#, and weighing 360gn finished? Are ya missing 100gn?

Where do ya buy 100 shafts and is there any value to be got buying that many?
Nope! They're only about 285 to start with. Granted, some in the box do go as high as 330/ 340.

I get all my shafts from 3D Archery. Good value when bought in bulk.
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Here's an experiment I was trying out for a while... T-Tips Vs 3D points. While the T-Tips worked fantastically well, they don't really justify the €2/ point over the normal 3D points. Plus, they are impossible to fit to wooden shafts without an Arrow-Fix tool. T-Tips are normally reserved for Bamboo shafts
Excellent work there. I made a set of bamboo arrows a while back and had to use several different brands/styles of point to get a fit I was happy with even within a dozen shafts. I've never used the T-Tips, but they look the job for bamboo. €20 or so + delivery/dozen.
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Excellent work there. I made a set of bamboo arrows a while back and had to use several different brands/styles of point to get a fit I was happy with even within a dozen shafts. I've never used the T-Tips, but they look the job for bamboo. €20 or so + delivery/dozen.
If you want to try the T-Tips, I've 2 bags of them here you can have for €20!

I've tried making Bamboo arrows before and must admit, failed quite miserably! Grinding the notches and then getting them straight was too much of a pain. Then remembering to nock the slim end try find a point to fit the fat end!
Never again!...
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Here's a sample I made up today... Think this is the cresting I'm going to be using myself from now on.



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Nearly finished!

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