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Offline kevsurf

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Anyone heard of 9/32 Woodies?
« on: August 13, 2013, 08:12:00 PM »
I happened across some 9/32 Woodies. They spine 50-55# and weigh 450-470 grains at 30”. They look straight but I have never heard of or shot them.  Any input would be helpful.


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Re: Anyone heard of 9/32 Woodies?
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2015, 11:34:00 AM »
Those are the compressed cedar shafts made by Bill Sweetland in the 1960's. I can tell from the diameter and the weight. You have archery history there!!

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Re: Anyone heard of 9/32 Woodies?
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2015, 04:39:00 PM »
Agree, they could be Sweetland Forgewoods. I've got some that are 19/64. They were manufactured in 17/18/19/20--64th's according to the check box hang tag on the mint condition, new in the box dozen that I have.  You can do a simple test to see if they're Forgewoods.  Take one with no point on it and find the balance point. If it's closer to the front end of the arrow, then it's probably a compressed 'forgewood' arrow.  The process to make a shaft was to take a 'club like' block of wood (twice as thick on one half) and compress it to a uniform plank that was dowelled into a shaft.  The end of the shaft with the denser wood is to be made into the point end of the arrow. If they are forgewoods, it's a great find.  They take a beating.
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Re: Anyone heard of 9/32 Woodies?
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2016, 07:24:00 PM »
I have some 9/32" 45# Red Balau from Kevin Forrester.  They are left 11/32" at the point end.  Kevin's a good guy to work with and will make sure you receive exactly what you want.
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Re: Anyone heard of 9/32 Woodies?
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2016, 10:02:00 PM »
I have shot the arrows Green mentioned by Kevin Forrester. I really like the shaft diameter close to what I am used to with my carbons.

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