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Offline Urufu_Shinjiro

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Re: Home Depot Garden Stake Bamboo Arrow Build-A-Long (Pic Heavy)
« Reply #195 on: October 18, 2016, 07:11:00 am »
Oh my bad, thought you were using a jig with the glue.

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Re: Home Depot Garden Stake Bamboo Arrow Build-A-Long (Pic Heavy)
« Reply #196 on: December 06, 2016, 09:58:23 am »
I discovered a weakness with bamboo. You can't drive over them with your car :( :( :( ;)
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Re: Home Depot Garden Stake Bamboo Arrow Build-A-Long (Pic Heavy)
« Reply #197 on: December 07, 2016, 10:33:46 am »
I discovered a weakness with bamboo. You can't drive over them with your car :( :( :( ;)

Well crap, now I have to reconsider my ammunition...

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Re: Home Depot Garden Stake Bamboo Arrow Build-A-Long (Pic Heavy)
« Reply #198 on: December 29, 2016, 11:40:43 pm »
I was wondering what to do with all the dup heads nails I bought to make a string jig:) !!   Now I got to go to Home Depot or Lowe's.  Haven't made any primitive arrows yet, but I like the fletching tape on my modern arrows.  Haven't had one come loose yet :)?   Nice build up Ten Brooks.  When I get some arrows made up, I will post the pics, assuming I have picked up on that photobucket trick :) :(  Hawkdancer

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Re: Home Depot Garden Stake Bamboo Arrow Build-A-Long (Pic Heavy)
« Reply #199 on: January 06, 2017, 09:22:32 pm »
Anyone used just a drill and not a sander for the duplex points? I tried spinning it on a file but it didn't seem to work..

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Re: Home Depot Garden Stake Bamboo Arrow Build-A-Long (Pic Heavy)
« Reply #200 on: January 11, 2017, 03:43:45 pm »
I tried that.  It doesn't work.  Just ruined a file.  I think you need the added movement of either the belt sander or the bench grinder.  Could be you just need the right surface (angle grinder wheel, or cutoff wheel maybe?)  On a belt sander I can grind a point down in a matter of less than a minute.

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Re: Home Depot Garden Stake Bamboo Arrow Build-A-Long (Pic Heavy)
« Reply #201 on: January 18, 2017, 08:11:21 pm »
If you move this thread here, it ought to still be a sticky.  This is the thread that got me to PA, and many of us still use it as a reference when making arrows. I would hate to see it get buried. Please consider my request. This and the gizmo thread may be the two most important threads on the site.

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Re: Home Depot Garden Stake Bamboo Arrow Build-A-Long (Pic Heavy)
« Reply #202 on: January 22, 2017, 09:56:15 pm »
Thanks for stickying it!
 Wish there was more info on arrow straightening though, it's so difficult..

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Re: Home Depot Garden Stake Bamboo Arrow Build-A-Long (Pic Heavy)
« Reply #203 on: January 23, 2017, 10:15:45 am »
It's really just practice. Just keep at it and all of a sudden one day you'll say, "This ain't so tough."
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