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Offline Prarie Bowyer

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Re: Bone Arrow head gallery.
« Reply #30 on: December 14, 2012, 04:15:47 am »
I noticed the same thing about bone heads.  My plan was to use african blackwood to make footed shafts and weigh the pieces before assembly.  I'd drill a small hold in the shaft and fill it with lead shot to get up to total desired grain weight.

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« Reply #31 on: December 14, 2012, 06:14:34 am »
If you want heavier bone points just make them bigger.  My bone points average 70-100 grains in weight, depending upon the lengh and width I make them.  Remember that any hafting material will also add weight to the front of your arrow shaft.

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« Reply #32 on: December 14, 2012, 04:32:55 pm »
Just make steel heads and paint them white to look like bone.  ;D  I won't tell.   O:)
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Offline lostarrow

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« Reply #33 on: December 14, 2012, 07:49:55 pm »
If you are using shoot shafts ,with the fat end forward, there will already be a fair bit of weight forward of center. By the time you add pitch (or whatever glue you want and your lashing material you should be able to bring the ballance point to a few inches F.O.C.  . Might save a lot of farting around with steel and lead etc. What would be the point of making a cool bone point  only to sully it with things like steel? If you had steel ,wouldn't you just use that for a point? Just sayin' ;D

Offline Prarie Bowyer

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« Reply #34 on: December 15, 2012, 11:09:20 am »
Jack Crafty~ did you see his latest one?  Dictator?  It was BETTER than Borat.

Offline ionicmuffin

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« Reply #35 on: December 15, 2012, 11:26:00 am »
I dont have sheets of steel laying around. i have available to me in the stores steel rods which i could cut up. This is kind of what i had in mind! its shinny and looks good.
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« Reply #36 on: December 15, 2012, 06:05:33 pm »
Nope, haven't seen Dictator.  I need to see that one.

Interesting idea on the drilled holes filled with sliced steel rods.  The structure looks a little fragile around the lowest hole but other than that it I don't see why it wouldn't work.
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« Reply #37 on: December 15, 2012, 09:17:44 pm »
Is that going to be a flat point with beveled edges?  Or will it have a center ridge?  If you epoxy the steel in and then try to bevel it for a center ridge on a belt sander, the epoxy will get hot and turn loose.  How about boring a hole, then counter sinking each side of teh hole just a bit to leave a ridge or centerline in teh middle.  Cover one side of the point with something solid and melt leade into the hole.  File it flat with the point or bevel it.  The ridge in the countersink will hold the lead in place.

Offline ionicmuffin

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« Reply #38 on: December 15, 2012, 10:35:10 pm »
i was just thinking that i would make it flat with beveled edges, i wasnt going to have the first hole close to the notches. i would spread it out.                 

Some time next week i should be able to get some pics up of my progress, im going to try it out and share my results!
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Offline ionicmuffin

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« Reply #39 on: January 10, 2013, 07:35:59 pm »
i just finished my first set of bone arrowheads, these are the best i was able to do with my stupid belt sander lol
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« Reply #40 on: January 10, 2013, 08:12:29 pm »
Those look great to me!

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« Reply #41 on: January 10, 2013, 08:38:22 pm »
Cool!
Any critter tastes good with enough butter on it. :::.

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Where's the Rock?  Public Waterways, Road Cuts, Landscape Supply, Knap-Ins.
How Do I Cook It?  Light Colors:  200  for 24hrs, 400  for 4hrs, Cool for 12hrs.

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« Reply #42 on: January 10, 2013, 09:19:40 pm »
Looks good to me! Haft 'em up !

Offline ionicmuffin

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« Reply #43 on: January 10, 2013, 09:25:04 pm »
thats the thing. they arnt for me! they are for my xmas trade recipient.
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Offline lostarrow

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« Reply #44 on: January 14, 2013, 02:03:06 pm »
They'll make someone very happy!I still can't get over how sharp they get.