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Online Wolfmanjack

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Hunting arrows
« on: July 10, 2019, 01:15:51 pm »


My first attempt at hunt worthy arrows.  My bow is not yet ready but figured Id get a jump on the arrows.  The points are from citronelle chert, shafts are river cane.  I really enjoyed making the arrows and knapping the points.  Making the bow gives me anxiety.

Offline Pat B

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Re: Hunting arrows
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2019, 01:46:32 pm »
 :OK
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Offline osage outlaw

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Re: Hunting arrows
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2019, 04:05:12 pm »
They look good from here.  Nice work.
I started out with nothin' and I still got most of it left

Offline StickMark

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Re: Hunting arrows
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2019, 06:49:24 pm »
awesome.  Velvet season is coming in AZ; you're motivating me.  Great job.

Offline Hawkdancer

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Re: Hunting arrows
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2019, 07:31:25 pm »
Nice!  Now for the meat pics!
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Life is far too serious to be taken that way!
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Offline JEB

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Re: Hunting arrows
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2019, 01:27:02 am »
Nice, the points need a little red on them.

Offline Aaron H

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Re: Hunting arrows
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2019, 02:13:26 am »
Typically it is best to build the bow first, then tune your arrows to fly well out of the bow.   But none the less, they look great.  :OK

Online Wolfmanjack

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Re: Hunting arrows
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2019, 04:45:08 am »
My first attempt at a bow cracked so Im on my second attempt hence the anxiousness. 

Offline Woodely

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Re: Hunting arrows
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2019, 01:51:57 pm »
Nice looking shoots.   "Making the bow gives me anxiety."   I make my share of mistakes always when building bows albeit small mishaps but non the less hiccups.
"Doing bad work is an exercise in futility, but honestly making mistakes is trying your best."

Offline NorthHeart

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Re: Hunting arrows
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2019, 07:43:45 pm »
Good looking work.  That one third from the left with the thinnest point will be your ticket to a good hunting arrow IMO.

Offline StickMark

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Re: Hunting arrows
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2019, 02:03:55 am »
Building a bow around an arrow we wish to hunt with is similar to choosing a rifle based on what bullet you want to send down range.  Get a feel for the arrow weight, then choose a poundage in a design that will send them the distance you need.

Regarding anxiety building a bow, I think it is a question of persistence and patience.  Looking at my "failures," some are from kiln dried oak that did not like 6-12% relative humidity.  Some are from choosing the wrong design, and some because I developed a hinge.  Currently, I am gluing hickory backs on some less than stellar bows, adding siyahs, you know, playing and enjoying.  Post your build along; this site's search engine and the people on it are great.  Look forward to seeing your second bow.

Offline Trapper Rob

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Re: Hunting arrows
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2019, 09:54:06 am »
Nice set of arrows

Offline Wally44

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Re: Hunting arrows
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2019, 01:23:03 am »
 nice arrows buddy my first bow didn't  turn out great either  ya live n learn