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Offline Buck67

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least expensive option for kids arrows
« on: September 23, 2020, 02:55:47 pm »
I made a 25# at 21 inch bow and 9 arrows for a young boy.  He has already lost 3 of the arrows.  What is an inexpensive alternate for the arrows, so I can provide him with more.

Offline DC

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Re: least expensive option for kids arrows
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2020, 02:57:27 pm »
Get him to make one. He may value them a bit higher ;D Fat chance ;D ;D ;D

Offline Pat B

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Re: least expensive option for kids arrows
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2020, 03:08:15 pm »
You can buy 1/4" dowels from a hardware store but be sure they have good grain. Drastic runoffs can be dangerous.
Make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes!    Pat Brennan  Brevard, NC

Offline stuckinthemud

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Re: least expensive option for kids arrows
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2020, 02:22:36 pm »
Arrows from hazelnut bushes sharpened like a pencil and hardened are pretty close to being free. I re-enforced the tips of my kids' arrows with tiny bone or antler chips, 'hardened' with cyano and fletched with flights from goose feathers found at the local lake. Cost quite a lot in time but pretty much free financially.
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Offline Buck67

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Re: least expensive option for kids arrows
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2020, 07:05:26 am »
Thank you for all the replies.  I'll give them a try.  Looks like I'll be sorting through the dowels at Lowes again and raiding the neighbors bushes.

Offline Pat B

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Re: least expensive option for kids arrows
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2020, 07:53:36 am »
Well, Buck, whatever it takes to get what we need.  :OK
Make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes!    Pat Brennan  Brevard, NC