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Offline Rick Wallace

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Re: Home Depot Garden Stake Bamboo Arrow Build-A-Long (Pic Heavy)
« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2011, 12:20:05 pm »
Very nicely done!!  thanks!  that will help me    alot!!!!!!!!!!!! 8)
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Re: Home Depot Garden Stake Bamboo Arrow Build-A-Long (Pic Heavy)
« Reply #16 on: October 23, 2011, 06:21:51 pm »
Very cool Tenbrook,someone was asking for one of these recently.
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Re: Home Depot Garden Stake Bamboo Arrow Build-A-Long (Pic Heavy)
« Reply #17 on: October 23, 2011, 09:38:27 pm »
Talk about perfect timing. I just finished up a quiver made of woven switch cane but the modern arrows I bought to get started just don't do it justice. I was planning to make up a batch of matching cane arrows to go with it today and you posted just in time to follow along. I got as far as sealing them this evening, once I finish them up later this week I'll try to post some pics.

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Re: Home Depot Garden Stake Bamboo Arrow Build-A-Long (Pic Heavy)
« Reply #18 on: October 23, 2011, 10:14:59 pm »
Great thread tenbrook!!  I've not made any cane arrows, but if I ever score any cane, I'll be looking for this thread again.  Awesome how-to.
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Re: Home Depot Garden Stake Bamboo Arrow Build-A-Long (Pic Heavy)
« Reply #19 on: October 24, 2011, 08:28:58 am »
This is an excellent thread. I'm gonna pin this up in the "How To" thread later for posterity!!! 
  Very well done!  8)

Thanks Pat.......I would be honored!!!

I'm glad everyone likes the Build-A-Long.  It was allot of work but well worth it.  I must admit I'm proud of the way it turned out.

Hopefully this helps anyone looking to make some cheap Bamboo Arrows.  These things fly GREAT!!!

Please post the pictures of your finished arrows here.  I would love to see them!

Thanks again!

Tenbrook
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White man makes big fire, sits far away."
 
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Re: Home Depot Garden Stake Bamboo Arrow Build-A-Long (Pic Heavy)
« Reply #20 on: October 24, 2011, 08:52:34 am »
     Are  you  kidding  ME  !!!!!!!!  this  is  awesome!!!!!!  I  could  see  me  going  into  the  zone  and ending  up  with  an  arm load  of  arrows!!!  I'll  bet  this  is  a  fun  project  to  get  the  whole  fandamily involved  in  thanks  ever  SO  much  wow!!!  JEFFW   BTW   I  hope  you  didn't  get  glue on  your  nice  floors??   JEFFW

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Re: Home Depot Garden Stake Bamboo Arrow Build-A-Long (Pic Heavy)
« Reply #21 on: October 24, 2011, 12:40:29 pm »
Yes Sir!!!

Excellent Thread!!!
Have my Lowe's Boo waiting to be turned into arrah's.

Great Work!

Thank You.

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Re: Home Depot Garden Stake Bamboo Arrow Build-A-Long (Pic Heavy)
« Reply #22 on: October 25, 2011, 01:29:35 am »
What spine weight did these come out as, and how consistent was the spine weight? How do they shoot compared to e.g. POC shafts?

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Re: Home Depot Garden Stake Bamboo Arrow Build-A-Long (Pic Heavy)
« Reply #23 on: October 25, 2011, 06:28:47 am »
Great thread tenbrook
very good info for us newbies
I especially like how you do your
self knocks.great build along
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Re: Home Depot Garden Stake Bamboo Arrow Build-A-Long (Pic Heavy)
« Reply #24 on: October 25, 2011, 02:05:04 pm »
Awesome thread, thanks for sharing.

Offline Matt S.

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Re: Home Depot Garden Stake Bamboo Arrow Build-A-Long (Pic Heavy)
« Reply #25 on: October 25, 2011, 03:14:05 pm »
Thanks a lot for all the hard work you put into this. I normally make wood shaft arrows but next time I'm at the hardware store I will have to pick up some garden stakes and, following this excellent how-to, turn 'em into feathered projectiles!!!

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Re: Home Depot Garden Stake Bamboo Arrow Build-A-Long (Pic Heavy)
« Reply #26 on: October 25, 2011, 09:56:20 pm »
Great post!

I do almost the exactly same thing with my arrows, but I don't seal them (for no particular good reason).

One thing that I do that is a bit different is that I actually weigh all the shafts, select those that are in the ballpark for grains/inch (for my final shaft length), straighten them, rough spine them, cut them to the length that I want, then weigh each shaft (and mark with a piece of tape)-----then create my point on the duplex nails, then figure out how much to cut off each nail so that the total shaft + shortened nail = my desired arrow weight.

It's pretty easy to allocate a certain number of grains per 1/4" of nail (depending on your nails), and then you can just cut off 1/2", 1/4", etc...or more to create arrows that are more or less weight matched.

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Re: Home Depot Garden Stake Bamboo Arrow Build-A-Long (Pic Heavy)
« Reply #27 on: October 25, 2011, 10:40:26 pm »
What spine weight did these come out as, and how consistent was the spine weight? How do they shoot compared to e.g. POC shafts?

I didn't have a spine meter (see bananas  ;) ) so I just used an arrow that I allready knew shot well out of my bows for comparison.  The arrow I used was spined 55-60#.

IMO when built well these shoot just as good if not better then POC shafts.  The reason I say better is because of Bamboo's natural taper they seem to be more forgiving of spine and therefore can be shot out of a wider range of bows.

Remember to post some pics of your finished arrows.  I can't wait to see them.

Thanks again everyone for all the nice comments!
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White man makes big fire, sits far away."
 
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Re: Home Depot Garden Stake Bamboo Arrow Build-A-Long (Pic Heavy)
« Reply #28 on: October 25, 2011, 11:32:38 pm »
Super thread,Kick Azzz  small game arrow ( Or for practice )  Thanks for your efforts  '  Frank
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Re: Home Depot Garden Stake Bamboo Arrow Build-A-Long (Pic Heavy)
« Reply #29 on: October 26, 2011, 06:39:55 pm »
well I got one arrow done 'cept the point, thinking about puting a stone one on it

thank's for the build-a-long, helped alot, Bub
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