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Offline Mesophilic

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Snakey shafts?
« on: December 06, 2019, 05:07:50 pm »
Do you guys do anything special with snakey shoot shafts?  It's definitely beyond my skills to heat bend all the snakey out of this.

As long as the point and nock align will this be ok?

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Offline Pat B

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Re: Snakey shafts?
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2019, 05:31:09 pm »
I've made good shooting arrows with a lot more snake than that. That one looks pretty straight to me.
 I like to mount the point first so I can do a good spin test on my finger tip. And, be sure to put the stiff side of the shaft against the bow.
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Offline Mesophilic

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Re: Snakey shafts?
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2019, 11:50:16 am »
Thanks for posting.  I'll go ahead and proceed.  I've got 7 shoots ready to go.  Figure if I can find and make 137 more I might start to figure this out..
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Offline bownarra

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Re: Snakey shafts?
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2019, 12:47:11 pm »
Another option is to cut shoots that are oversized and then plane them down to spine and straightness. Obviously heat straighten them as good as possible before planing.