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Offline Fox

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Trying to figure out spine tester plans
« on: April 26, 2022, 12:49:26 am »
I found some good instructions for a spine tester but im confused about the "pivot part" im not exactly sure what he's using or how to make it.... any ideas or advice? https: //www.archerytalk.com/threads/diy-arrow-spine-tester-complete-with-step-by-step-photos.2056158/

(I made that a broken link just remove space, I hope that link doesn't violate any PA rules)
Why must we make simple things so complicated?

Offline Allyn T

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Re: Trying to figure out spine tester plans
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2022, 10:51:44 am »
https://shootingtime.com/archery/how-to-make-arrow-spine-tester/

Fox this is a great how to, and they give directions for wood and carbon arrows
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Offline BowEd

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Re: Trying to figure out spine tester plans
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2022, 11:50:43 am »
Good site for getting the basics for arrow tuning.From there you can progress.
Years ago I did the bare shaft and paper tuning of arrows with a bow making friend in his shop and never forgot it.
It can help you enjoy archery whether it be target shooting or hunting.
I use a digital dial indicator on my spine tester set up since I make my own arrows too.Very accurate.Just need to buy a new battery every great once in a while.
Their bow press on that site was not what I needed though.
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Offline Don W

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Offline BowEd

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Re: Trying to figure out spine tester plans
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2022, 01:37:00 pm »
Cool Don.Guess I could of done it that way too.I have a digital caliper also.You have to have a vey loose fitting calipers to detect the slightest weight.
Here's mine with the digital dial indicator that detects the slightest weight.26" spread between resting posts.2 pound weight used.mm to pound conversion chart given in the book.Chart measures from 30#'s to 70#'s.






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Offline Fox

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Re: Trying to figure out spine tester plans
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2022, 01:39:57 pm »
I like the idea of using a digital caliper I might do thatÖ seems quite simple
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Offline Fox

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Re: Trying to figure out spine tester plans
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2022, 01:48:35 pm »
So Don the measurement is being done from the bottom stick that comes out of the caliper? I didnít know that took the same measurement as the jaw, so you just put that against the arrow shaft to measure deflection? And then What do you do with the decimal you get?
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Offline Buckskinner

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Re: Trying to figure out spine tester plans
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2022, 02:10:24 pm »
I made a spine tester from the website Don posted.  I added bearings so I could spin the arrow as well.  For the weight I used a 1 1/2 galvanized nipple and cap then filled with shot to make 1.94 lbs then melted the shot and stuck a piece of wire in for the hanger.  Works great.

Offline Don W

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Re: Trying to figure out spine tester plans
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2022, 07:14:53 pm »
So Don the measurement is being done from the bottom stick that comes out of the caliper? I didnít know that took the same measurement as the jaw, so you just put that against the arrow shaft to measure deflection? And then What do you do with the decimal you get?

The "stick" has the same measurement. I use the chart with the measurements. The chart is in decimal which I need to convert to inches.

I need to update the page. I did eventually buy a digital caliper to use.
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Offline Hawkdancer

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Re: Trying to figure out spine tester plans
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2022, 09:03:56 pm »
There is a chart out there that converts the decimals.  You can take a known weight arrow and put it on your scale and mark the bend, as well.  I normally use the dial caliper!
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