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Offline Marc St Louis

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Re: Laminated wood arrows
« Reply #30 on: September 24, 2017, 07:03:12 am »
Every Black Spruce tree I have ever cut was dense and hard.  Practically all Black Spruce trees around here growth in swampy conditions.  There is quite a difference in the bending strength of the different Spruce trees with Black, Sitka and Red being close to the same
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Re: Laminated wood arrows
« Reply #31 on: September 24, 2017, 02:46:10 pm »
Mark,
Other data I have reviewed also shows a highly variable range of MOE's for white spruce. I am not surprised that many regard it as a weaker species. Latewood density is said to be a factor, but good luck trying to differentiate the early/late ratio with the spruce I have seen around here. Don't know if some of the other species are as variable

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Re: Laminated wood arrows
« Reply #32 on: September 24, 2017, 09:35:56 pm »
While we are on the subject, I do have some lengths of Purple Heart long enough for arrow shafts - I would make about a 28" shaft for my draw, assuming I can get a straight grain, what diameter for a 45# - 50# bow at My draw of 26-27"?  A serious inquiry as I am trying to relearn old skills.
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Re: Laminated wood arrows
« Reply #33 on: September 25, 2017, 06:22:28 am »
I was going to try using shoots for flight arrows years ago but never got around to doing so.

You would be better off asking that question on the arrow forum Hawk.
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Re: Laminated wood arrows
« Reply #34 on: September 25, 2017, 10:14:22 am »
Marc,
Thanks, I'll open a thread there.
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