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Offline Sasquatch

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Pine Arrows
« on: April 24, 2013, 12:33:40 am »
I was tired of paying 35$ for PO arrows that lack the duribility that I need.  I mean I am not that great of a shot.  I saw George's pine arrow link on his website.  I took his advice.  Straight grain white pine boards from Lowes 6$ and it yeilded 15 1/2x1/2 in blanks.  I ran them through the Veratos dowell cutter.  with alittle tapering and some sanding i now have 40-50 arrows.  They are 3/8 in and spine from 40-60 #.  I found that the pine with more rings/inch would spine higher.  I had to taper them so they would fit the 11/32 points and nocks.  The cresting paint is Testers and the orange is some engine spray paint.  I cut the feathers with a feather chopper.  I really liked the process, and the price is right.  Enjoy

Offline Sasquatch

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Re: Pine Arrows
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2013, 12:37:16 am »
Just in case you cant turn your head  :D

Offline ionicmuffin

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Re: Pine Arrows
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2013, 12:40:32 am »
Wow! nice set of arrows! great job on them!
Amo innectis arcus- I love crafting bows (latin)

Offline Olanigw (Pekane)

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Re: Pine Arrows
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2013, 11:01:15 am »
A little work and you can get some excellent results!
I'm sure even with your "labor costs" you came out way ahead!
"Good enough" is the enemy of great
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Offline Carson (CMB)

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Re: Pine Arrows
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2013, 11:37:38 am »
They look nice.  I am curious, how does their durability compare to POC?
"The bow is the old first lyre,
the mono chord, the initial rune of fine art
The humanities grew out from archery as a flower from a seed
No sooner did the soft, sweet note of the bow-string charm the ear of genius than music was born, and from music came poetry and painting and..." Maurice Thompso

Offline Sasquatch

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Re: Pine Arrows
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2013, 12:49:49 pm »
Thanks Guys.  I think that they are more durable. I always hit the steel post in my 3D deer target leg.  The PO break all the time.  I haven't had one pine break yet.  But let me do more research this is the first set.

Offline Trapper Rob

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Re: Pine Arrows
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2013, 02:23:34 pm »
Nice arrows.Where did you get your dowel cutter at.
Rob

Offline Sasquatch

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Re: Pine Arrows
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2013, 03:08:24 pm »
Veritos tools they are like 30$.

Offline paulsemp

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Re: Pine Arrows
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2013, 03:12:26 pm »
I was checking out those cutters , do you cut them by hand or drill ?

Offline ionicmuffin

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Re: Pine Arrows
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2013, 05:28:52 pm »
A drill is needed. I have one of the veritas dowel cutters; they work well and created a lot of "pencil" shavings. My suggestion is to wear a mask during production. The dust created by cutting the blanks, as well as when you make the blanks into dowels, is enough to chock a cow!
One question for you Sasquatch. How did you taper the shafts? I'm very interested to find out how you tapered them, especially since I need to make a set of arrows myself. Would you consider doing a build along?
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Offline Thesquirrelslinger

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Re: Pine Arrows
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2013, 05:32:47 pm »
Nice.
I like them. I use a scroll saw to cut 1/2 inch pine boards into 1/2x1/2 blanks... but my arrows do not look that good.
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Offline lostarrow

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Re: Pine Arrows
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2013, 06:59:08 pm »
I use  a vacuum set up above the cutter . No mess.  I catch the arrow at the outfeed with fine sandpaper  .Two birds with one stone.

Offline Danzn Bar

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Re: Pine Arrows
« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2013, 09:08:48 pm »
Very nice ..............One of these days I'm going to invest in a dowel cutter.  What is your thoughts on the Veritas?  Pros and Cons.
Thanks
D Bar
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Offline lostarrow

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Re: Pine Arrows
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2013, 10:58:45 pm »
I like it. Cheap,quick,easy, small and easy to store, what's not to like? The initial set up took a little tweaking ,but once that was done, on problems. Works well on hardwoods as well. Good way to use up the off cuts from cabinetmaking.

Offline Sasquatch

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Re: Pine Arrows
« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2013, 12:03:42 am »
Thanks for all the great comments! I really like the dowel cutter. Muffin man, I simply used a hand plane and role it as I plane. Then sand the shaft. Thanks for looking