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Main Discussion Area => Bows => Topic started by: Azmdted on May 15, 2019, 04:48:40 am

Title: How to ship staves/small logs
Post by: Azmdted on May 15, 2019, 04:48:40 am
I've searched the topics and found a 2008 thread that indicated some folks wrap their staves with the plastic shipping wrap and then take it to the USPS.

Is that still an acceptable/best/good method for shipping staves or smallish logs?  I'm flying to Arizona in a bit and want to be on the look out for productive wood while I'm there.  I've got a 38" duffel that I can use for short wood and then splice together later.  But what do you do about getting longer wood home when you aren't driving your truck?

Thanks,

Ted
Title: Re: How to ship staves/small logs
Post by: osage outlaw on May 15, 2019, 04:52:30 am
That is how I still mail staves.  I try to keep them around 70" long and I've never had to pay the balloon charge for an oversized package.
Title: Re: How to ship staves/small logs
Post by: dylanholderman on May 15, 2019, 05:01:30 am
Same I just mailed a stave to Hawaii a few weeks back as part of a trade, I just wrapped in plastic wrap and taped his address on it.
Title: Re: How to ship staves/small logs
Post by: Azmdted on May 15, 2019, 05:06:32 am
Thanks guys, that's great to hear.  I appreciate the quick replies.
Title: Re: How to ship staves/small logs
Post by: gifford on May 15, 2019, 07:21:55 am
If you have or can get a snow ski carrier/zippered bags. This is the way Sal and John carry their bows and bow blanks. Goes as checked luggage. They have flown round trip from CA to MO several times and found that to be a very convenient way to bring osage bow blanks back to CA. Good luck on your trip.
Title: Re: How to ship staves/small logs
Post by: Pat B on May 15, 2019, 08:44:39 am
I've always used USPS.