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Offline GrayRhino

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Re: The $.92 Arrow pictorial, for penny pinchers
« Reply #20 on: November 06, 2010, 03:45:00 AM »
Thanks for the great ideas Mike!  

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Re: The $.92 Arrow pictorial, for penny pinchers
« Reply #21 on: November 06, 2010, 09:14:00 AM »
good pictorial, mike - thanx!  :thumbsup:
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Re: The $.92 Arrow pictorial, for penny pinchers
« Reply #22 on: November 06, 2010, 09:34:00 AM »
This looks like it is up to speed with something that I personally would be able to accomplish. I do have one question though...What if I wanted to make them the same length but for a 50# recurve? Thanks
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Re: The $.92 Arrow pictorial, for penny pinchers
« Reply #23 on: November 06, 2010, 12:40:00 PM »
I've gotten the birch dowels to spine at 50#.  First get the ones that seem stiffer than other ones, then "bone" or burnish the dowel once it's cut to length until it's shiny.  You have to do it alot to heat them, temper via the friction, and then you can get them to spine at 50#.  I use them on my hunting arrows (when I do manage to get the time to hunt)with some 5/16" tusker 2 blade broadheads and with 50# bows.  Plus cut them as short as you can get by with and they spine good. I've never gotten them over 50# though.
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Re: The $.92 Arrow pictorial, for penny pinchers
« Reply #24 on: November 10, 2010, 05:57:00 AM »
premise - adding tail weight to any arrow will increase the arrow's spine.

using the 'internal point weight nail footing jig', adding some weight to the nock of the shaft before tapering for a plastic glue-on nock will increase the spine of the finished arrow.  the nail jig's smallest size is for 11/32" shafts, but adding a few wraps of masking tape to the nock area of the shaft, or perhaps making a collet outta aluminum can, will allow the jig to center itself on the shaft end so that the 9/64" hole can be drilled down a goodly 2" (or more).

i like the idea of 'frugal woodies', just ordered out a hundred of those woodcrafter birch dowels.  using canada goose feathers and self nocks will further cut the cost down by a huge margin, and .32 caliber brass shell points plus a nail footing will make for some neato roving arras.  post and pics to follow.  ah, the fun never stops - eh, mike?  :D

 
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Re: The $.92 Arrow pictorial, for penny pinchers
« Reply #25 on: November 10, 2010, 01:59:00 PM »
That's a good idea. I nerver though of it.  I've used .357 mag and .38 spl. cases for small game apprications before.

 They don't have 11/32" dowel, and there's really no practacle use for them on wood working, but they sell 3/8" and I made a jig to use with my drill press/drum sander set-up that I can take them down to 11/32" or 23/64".  I'll ppst pics or it next time, it take sthem down pretty quick.  But 11/32 birch spines pretty stiff, and they wieght about 600 gr alone when cut to 29".  So they would work well with 60# plus bows.
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Re: The $.92 Arrow pictorial, for penny pinchers
« Reply #26 on: November 10, 2010, 02:04:00 PM »
Excellent, Thanks Mike

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Re: The $.92 Arrow pictorial, for penny pinchers
« Reply #27 on: November 10, 2010, 02:18:00 PM »
i briefly thought about getting the woodcrafter 3/8" dowels, and then bopping 'em through an 11/32" stepper jig ... but nah, the 5/16" will do just fine for 50# bows, maybe even upwards of 60#.  using the nail in the tail will stiffen up the dynamic spine pretty well.  lots will also depend on yer shooting style, in terms of form and release.  some of us can easily get away with shooting lots less arra spine.
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Re: The $.92 Arrow pictorial, for penny pinchers
« Reply #28 on: November 10, 2010, 03:57:00 PM »
Some good ides here
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Re: The $.92 Arrow pictorial, for penny pinchers
« Reply #29 on: November 10, 2010, 10:16:00 PM »
This is great mike thanks for sharing ,

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pelase put this post in the how to for future references its great
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