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Offline rmcpb

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Re: Home Depot Garden Stake Bamboo Arrow Build-A-Long (Pic Heavy)
« Reply #75 on: February 19, 2012, 05:48:57 am »
This is the best build along I have seen anywhere!

I have been making some woods for a trad event that is brutal on arrows. 3D targets often surrounded by rocks or hard timber. Really sorts the men form the boys BUT make sure you take LOTS of arrows. Many are trying bamboo arrows for their toughness so, with this build along, I'll be able to come up with some really tough arrows. I think I will try footing and weighing them to match the spine and weight and FOC of my normal arrows.

THANKYOU :)
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Re: Home Depot Garden Stake Bamboo Arrow Build-A-Long (Pic Heavy)
« Reply #76 on: February 19, 2012, 12:23:56 pm »
Your welcome....Glad its going to help!  ;)
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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 #77 on: February 20, 2012, 12:27:21 am »
Would the bamboo garden stakes be tough enough for Crossbow bolts? 16"to 20"?  Has anyone tried?

Offline Youngboyer2(billyf)

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Re: Home Depot Garden Stake Bamboo Arrow Build-A-Long (Pic Heavy)
« Reply #78 on: February 27, 2012, 02:46:42 am »
Had a looooooooong day today at home depot and after sorting and cutting 11 bags of bamboo today here is what intact to say.
1 garden shears work ok to get the shafts cut down if u r careful
2 bamboo can just plain crush and splinter under pressure
     I ended up with sixty some odd shafts, seven of which may be too small in diameter...'too tired/lazy to upload pix,'will do it later.
I feelmasmcontentnasmcan be after creating so many blank uniform shafts :) gotta luv the feeling of the beginning of a great project
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Offline Youngboyer2(billyf)

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Re: Home Depot Garden Stake Bamboo Arrow Build-A-Long (Pic Heavy)
« Reply #79 on: February 27, 2012, 10:50:16 pm »
Some of the spots that the nock nodes are at are a little flattened from another branch sprouting from there, is there any way to round it out or should I just leave it
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Offline Youngboyer2(billyf)

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Re: Home Depot Garden Stake Bamboo Arrow Build-A-Long (Pic Heavy)
« Reply #80 on: February 28, 2012, 11:30:39 pm »
While straightening inbroke 8 shafts and got about 20 straightened so far out of those 20 I sanded 7 and out of those only 2 are the Right spine, the rest are too stiff
Should I sand more in hopes of lowering themspine
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Offline rmcpb

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Re: Home Depot Garden Stake Bamboo Arrow Build-A-Long (Pic Heavy)
« Reply #81 on: March 11, 2012, 05:00:04 am »
How much too heavy are they. Are they within range of using heavier tips to soften them? Otherwise I suppose its just a bit more sanding but that is a better problem than arrows that are too soft.....
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Rob.

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Offline Fred Arnold

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Re: Home Depot Garden Stake Bamboo Arrow Build-A-Long (Pic Heavy)
« Reply #82 on: March 11, 2012, 07:15:44 am »
Tenbrook,
 Outstanding build along. Thank you for all of the great tips. I'll be using them to make my arrow work much less complicated.
I found many years ago that it is much easier and more rewarding working with those that don't know anything than those that know it all.

Offline Youngboyer2(billyf)

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Re: Home Depot Garden Stake Bamboo Arrow Build-A-Long (Pic Heavy)
« Reply #83 on: March 12, 2012, 09:29:51 pm »
loved this buildalong, very helpful and great arrows
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Offline stickthrower

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Re: Home Depot Garden Stake Bamboo Arrow Build-A-Long (Pic Heavy)
« Reply #84 on: March 13, 2012, 10:44:05 pm »
This is a really good thread!  I can't wait to try making arrows like this!

Nathan
Sartell, Minnesota

Offline Youngboyer2(billyf)

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Re: Home Depot Garden Stake Bamboo Arrow Build-A-Long (Pic Heavy)
« Reply #85 on: March 14, 2012, 12:18:57 am »
I cut 7 that were about 7 mm Down the entire length, was gonna use em outta my lighter poundage bow but now I'm thinking of just putting 125 grain tip on to make em stiffer if i wanna use em outta my heavier bow
P.s. If anyone thinks that it's tough
To straighten shafts over a heat gun, try it over a candle
« Last Edit: March 17, 2012, 02:13:46 am by Youngboyer2 »
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Re: Home Depot Garden Stake Bamboo Arrow Build-A-Long (Pic Heavy)
« Reply #86 on: March 27, 2012, 01:19:25 am »
Got a few more done, will try to post pics after school 2 morrow
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Offline Youngboyer2(billyf)

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Re: Home Depot Garden Stake Bamboo Arrow Build-A-Long (Pic Heavy)
« Reply #87 on: April 04, 2012, 11:10:36 pm »
got more done and i am loving them ;D
& i used a better camera
« Last Edit: April 05, 2012, 12:22:20 am by Youngboyer2 »
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Re: Home Depot Garden Stake Bamboo Arrow Build-A-Long (Pic Heavy)
« Reply #88 on: April 05, 2012, 01:05:46 am »
P.S.
I used grains of rice for nock indicators along with the cockfeather
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Offline Gus

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Re: Home Depot Garden Stake Bamboo Arrow Build-A-Long (Pic Heavy)
« Reply #89 on: April 05, 2012, 03:34:17 am »
Nice... I like the Rice idea.

:)

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