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Offline loon

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will loon make an arrow?
« on: November 13, 2017, 03:25:35 pm »
we'll see

I made this. Hooray?
Sorry about the mess... space is limited, but there's really no excuse

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Offline Hawkdancer

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Re: will loon make an arrow?
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2017, 06:39:29 pm »
Can't resist!  Only if they are stiff enough, and you can stop them from laughing! >:D.  Personally, I think your weight is hang too long.  Otherwise, your set uplooks pretty good.  Keep working at it, and you will get some good ones!
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Offline Pat B

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Re: will loon make an arrow?
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2017, 06:56:31 pm »
If it works, it's good.  :OK
Make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes!    Pat Brennan  Brevard, NC

Offline BowEd

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Re: will loon make an arrow?
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2017, 04:51:46 am »
What is showing a reading for the amount of bend on your spine tester?Is it a digital measurement shown on the apparatus above the center?
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Offline TSA

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Re: will loon make an arrow?
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2017, 05:48:55 am »
looks awesome!!
looks to be about a #50 shaft??? ;D
offer a prize ( accolades and fame) as to who can guess the spine ;D

Offline Aaron H

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Re: will loon make an arrow?
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2017, 06:50:34 am »
Those are digital calipers Ed, looking good Loon
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Offline BowEd

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Re: will loon make an arrow?
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2017, 07:37:23 am »
OK...cool.That'll do it then.
Loon...You should make a graph now to show what is what.Tape it to the spiner.You can refer to it in a flash.
Also you better make sure that calipers is in the same place every time you use it.
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Offline loon

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Re: will loon make an arrow?
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2017, 12:32:41 pm »
that would be faster, but I can zero the caliper when it touches the arrow without a weight. Should probably lube it or something, it's not very smooth so I have to mess with it so it doesn't press on the arrow more than the weight does

looks awesome!!
looks to be about a #50 shaft??? ;D
offer a prize ( accolades and fame) as to who can guess the spine ;D
Yup, measured 54#

next step is to figure out how I'll heat straighten bamboo.. maybe I could make something like Danzn Bar's tool but with aluminum foil instead of a thick aluminum sheet haha. Or I could try to keep doing it by hand  :-\ I'm not very good at it

Offline DC

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Re: will loon make an arrow?
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2017, 01:01:17 pm »
It takes practice, but you've heard that before ;)
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Offline TSA

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Re: will loon make an arrow?
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2017, 06:47:01 pm »
cool- just looked like a #50 bend!  :)

nice job- and some good tips there!

Offline BowEd

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Re: will loon make an arrow?
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2017, 05:52:31 am »
I can self relate to your spiner as mine is the same construction but with an orbital caliper used by machinists.It is sweet I think as it can zero out for every shaft too.That bend is almost a 50# pound bend...around 48#really.

Sometimes trying to,make a perfectly straight shaft out of counteringly kinked shafts every 4 to 5 inches is frustrating by hand so here's my solution for that on top of the wood stove.A 1/4" thick pad of steel with a padded handle.The shaft is rolled back and forth with a lot of pressure.
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