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Offline TRACY

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Re: Tonkin shafts
« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2013, 07:25:49 am »
Here you go rover! I get the 3/8 by 4ft 500 bundle and have real good results. Not too many throw aways. Eddie's got a dealer near him that has good ones also.

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Offline Hrothgar

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Re: Tonkin shafts
« Reply #16 on: September 14, 2013, 08:03:21 am »
Thanks, I need to check this out.
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Offline mullet

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Re: Tonkin shafts
« Reply #17 on: September 14, 2013, 11:34:17 am »
Don, they're in the mail today. The place here is called; Bamboo Supply. It's in Lakeland, Fl and the phone number is 863-644-9087. Ask for 4' bundles of 500, 8-10 mm. Tell them it is for arrows and they will pick out a good bundle.
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Offline Youngboyer2(billyf)

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Re: Tonkin shafts
« Reply #18 on: September 14, 2013, 09:02:00 pm »
+1 on bamboo supply co
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Offline Tom Leemans

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Re: Tonkin shafts
« Reply #19 on: September 16, 2013, 08:23:09 am »
I used to buy the 6 footers from Bamboo and Rattan Works on the east coast. They went out of business this year after over 100 years!  :'(  It's easier to find an arrow shaft within 6 feet than buying something shorter, plus you have plenty of stir sticks for paint left over!

Offline Gus

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Re: Tonkin shafts
« Reply #20 on: September 16, 2013, 12:37:41 pm »
I used to buy the 6 footers from Bamboo and Rattan Works on the east coast. They went out of business this year after over 100 years!  :'(  It's easier to find an arrow shaft within 6 feet than buying something shorter, plus you have plenty of stir sticks for paint left over!

Yes Sir, I hear ya...
I bought one last load of Rattan from em, for Kids Bows, the month before they closed their doors.
The man told me "we are retiring, Happily"...
And said, he couldn't see the business going to someone else...

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