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Offline Hawkdancer

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Re: Various natural shoots arrow material, where it grows, how to ID them all.
« Reply #15 on: November 27, 2020, 01:14:01 am »
Can't speak about anything but red osier, it works both by stripping and leaving 3-4" end bark, and by leaving the bark on.  Be sure to bind and straighten regularly while curing with either method -trust me on that!   Cut way longer to get the best shoots, heat bend to straighten, and cross your fingers.  A huge gas grill will heat up a whole shaft or you can use a gas stove and work the shaft slowly. 
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