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Offline fletcharrows

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Arrow Buildalong????????
« on: November 17, 2004, 02:11:00 AM »
I've had a bunch of guys email me lately about how to finish arrows. I've never tried to keep it a secret as to how I finish my arrows. My question is - how many guys out there would like me to do an arrow buildalong? And if we do this - what are the things or questions that you would really like to see answered? Let me know ASAP, I will probably change the post name and begin tomorrow or the day after. I will start  photographing a couple sets in the morning and I will make a custom buildalong set that hopefully answers all the questions we get. Might be some pretty funky looking arrows:)
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Offline Grey Taylor

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Re: Arrow Buildalong????????
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2004, 02:14:00 AM »
I did this in another forum and the reception was pretty good.  I say go for it.

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Offline fletcharrows

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Re: Arrow Buildalong????????
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2004, 02:17:00 AM »
Thanks Guy - PS everybody - I only make wood arrows.

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Offline Head Hunter

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Re: Arrow Buildalong????????
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2004, 06:26:00 AM »
I'd like to see it too.

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Re: Arrow Buildalong????????
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2004, 07:24:00 AM »
Fletch,

I would love to see this as I am about to take the plunge and begin building my own arrows.  Thanks for the offer.


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Offline Marvin M.

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Re: Arrow Buildalong????????
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2004, 08:21:00 AM »
Bring it on.  I'm always looking for new ideas.

Offline kyle

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Re: Arrow Buildalong????????
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2004, 08:30:00 AM »
Heck I always like to see how someone else does it.
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Offline Novaln1975

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Re: Arrow Buildalong????????
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2004, 02:38:00 PM »
Go Go Go!

Offline Luke Vander Vennen

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Re: Arrow Buildalong????????
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2004, 03:13:00 PM »
sounds like fun  :thumbsup:
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Offline Roughcountry

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Re: Arrow Buildalong????????
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2004, 03:26:00 PM »
It would be nice to know the right way. Do you use a chain saw like me? I'm gonna watch.

Offline mich-mtnman

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Re: Arrow Buildalong????????
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2004, 03:36:00 PM »
yes , id like to see it too. i would like to see other peoples rigs so as i can come up with new ideas. ive almost finished a crester, and i have a dip tube ready and arras ready to go! ive made 100's of shooters but not 'show' quality before and would like to sharpen my skills. we all should post some pics of our progress later in the season too! im ready ...go for it!
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Offline MDbowhunter

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Re: Arrow Buildalong????????
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2004, 03:47:00 PM »
I'd like to see a double cap dip.
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Offline Ranger58

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Re: Arrow Buildalong????????
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2004, 04:04:00 PM »
Would love to see a build-along here.  I've made several sets of shooters too; but, I just haven't mastered the art of display quality yet.  I'd be intereseted in a marbled-type dip and how to get the clean splice on fletching.  Anxiously awaitin your post
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Offline Orso

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Re: Arrow Buildalong????????
« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2004, 04:23:00 PM »
Please, let class begin.
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Offline mich-mtnman

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Re: Arrow Buildalong????????
« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2004, 04:31:00 PM »
yea , im with you ranger... splicing ...is it worth it? ive tried and am not very good at it. ive tried with full length feathers and cutting them with a chopper ...they still dont look 'perfect'.
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Offline wolfy

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Re: Arrow Buildalong????????
« Reply #15 on: November 17, 2004, 04:55:00 PM »
I'll watch. Are you starting with a ordered shaft or cane? I have several dozen raw shafts setting around ready to start. I am also interested in splicing.

Offline MichaelD

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Re: Arrow Buildalong????????
« Reply #16 on: November 17, 2004, 07:37:00 PM »
Hey Michael,
Count me in on the build along too!  I can do shooters but would really like to make some nice ones (I will still shoot them too).
When do we get started?
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Offline dosbow56

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Re: Arrow Buildalong????????
« Reply #17 on: November 17, 2004, 08:48:00 PM »
fletch,
you know i'll be scopin it out.... when you're done with that you can do a bow build along... cause they're just as nice as yur arras!!!

michaelD- that's gotta be the best signature line on TG!!!   :thumbsup:    :thumbsup:    :thumbsup:    
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Offline fletcharrows

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Re: Arrow Buildalong????????
« Reply #18 on: November 17, 2004, 09:03:00 PM »

 
The first thing I had to do is go out into my dirty shop and find a good set of shafts.
 
I settled on a matched set of hildebrand Spruce shafts. They are 11/32" 55-60# and weigh 413 to 438 grains. so I guess we are officially started - this is gonna take a few days.
fletch
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Offline fletcharrows

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Re: Arrow Buildalong????????
« Reply #19 on: November 17, 2004, 09:09:00 PM »
The next thing is to make sure they are all cleaned up and nock tapered. I was going to use all Home Depot stuff for this thread but since somebody wants multiple colors on the crowns, I will use some of the more expensive stuff that not all guys will have. I will be sure to let you know when I'm using stuff you don't need. We will White Crown these and then red Cap them and then we will put spliced feathers on board. as far as whether they are worth it "nope" but that is only my opinion. We will finish these up with brass points and they should be real lookers.
 
 
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