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Offline DC

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Re: Six rivercanes for no kiddin
« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2019, 07:16:03 am »
I've made many garden stake arrows and they turned out almost bullet proof but I've never even seen a piece of "cane" so I'm just curious about the difference.
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Re: Six rivercanes for no kiddin
« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2019, 07:22:05 am »
Nice set of arrows, Brian. River cane is not the same as Garden Stakes. Garden stakes is Tonkin Bamboo, a big difference in weight and strength.
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Re: Six rivercanes for no kiddin
« Reply #17 on: May 07, 2019, 08:10:57 am »
Which is heavier, stronger?
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Re: Six rivercanes for no kiddin
« Reply #18 on: May 07, 2019, 05:31:41 pm »
The How To sticky is in "Hot's and Build-alongside.  Right now it is at the top.  I'm no expert, but I think Tonkin bamboo is the heavier, stronger species.  I'm pretty sure that is what we used for fishing poles when I was a kid.
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Re: Six rivercanes for no kiddin
« Reply #19 on: May 13, 2019, 01:31:26 am »
I usually heat and compress the nodes rather that file them down. Nice arrows BJ.
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Re: Six rivercanes for no kiddin
« Reply #20 on: May 13, 2019, 04:20:11 am »
very nice arrows
you should consider hammering that spikes and obtain some custom broadheads
for canes I usually file down the nodes after straightening but my canes are not the same type as yours

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Re: Six rivercanes for no kiddin
« Reply #21 on: May 13, 2019, 04:29:30 am »
I do like Pappy and compress the nodes. A good heating first then I use an osage block to roll and compress them on our kitchen butcher block table.
 River cane has become a generic term for all cane arrow shafting when in fact it is only one of the 3 native canes in the US. Although river cane will make a good arrow it is the lesser of the 3 native canes used for arrow shafting.
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Re: Six rivercanes for no kiddin
« Reply #22 on: June 02, 2019, 07:05:09 am »
Those are nice BJ.

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Re: Six rivercanes for no kiddin
« Reply #23 on: June 02, 2019, 11:17:42 am »
Sorry haven't seen this post in awhile. Thanks Pappy and Pat. I like that idea.

GlisGlis I've done that before. I heated up with a torch and hammered flat. Then ground a point and barb. I was always thinking I'd try fishing with it. It was kinda hard on my target. I ended up putting it on a fore shaft and using it for my Atlatl

Thanks Rob I think these are still from those river canes you sent me in the supply trade.
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Re: Six rivercanes for no kiddin
« Reply #24 on: June 19, 2019, 09:22:09 am »
cane is a grass... I leave my nodes proud.. why even sand them down..if spined proper they wont affect flight . I don't have to notch on a node if I wrap with sinew under notch.. never had one spilt either. gut
to take from nature the materials needed to take from nature the meat needed...they all die from natural causes osage, rivercane, stone points,...

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Re: Six rivercanes for no kiddin
« Reply #25 on: June 19, 2019, 09:23:02 am »
another pic
to take from nature the materials needed to take from nature the meat needed...they all die from natural causes osage, rivercane, stone points,...

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Re: Six rivercanes for no kiddin
« Reply #26 on: June 21, 2019, 11:18:07 pm »
Nice job their Brogg.

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Re: Six rivercanes for no kiddin
« Reply #27 on: July 07, 2019, 05:20:07 am »
Very cool

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Re: Six rivercanes for no kiddin
« Reply #28 on: July 07, 2019, 05:35:24 am »
Nice arrows gutpile.
Thanks Bassman and selfbow Joe
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