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Offline eastcreekarchery

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Douglas fir or port orford cedar for arrows?
« on: October 11, 2020, 07:21:23 pm »
Which is a better wood?

Offline Pat B

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Re: Douglas fir or port orford cedar for arrows?
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2020, 09:57:08 pm »
They are both good arrow woods. The fir is probably the tougher of the two.
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Offline bradsmith2010

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Re: Douglas fir or port orford cedar for arrows?
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2020, 10:35:03 pm »
I think the fur is a little tougher,, both good as stated,, the fur is a bit heavier too right,,?

Offline slowbowjoe

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Re: Douglas fir or port orford cedar for arrows?
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2020, 08:17:08 am »
Yes, doug fir generally runs heavier than cedar... good or bad, depending what you're looking for. Yes again, fir is a tougher wood (good for me as I do lots of stumpin').
Cedar is slightly easier to taper and straighten. I prefer fir, but sometimes go with cedar to keep my arrow weight near where I want.

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Re: Douglas fir or port orford cedar for arrows?
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2020, 10:17:49 am »
Douglas fir is where its at. if you you go to the Surewood Shafts website, there is a page on "Why Douglas Fir" for shafting and it lays out a pretty good argument for this species of wood for shafts as opposed to other materials
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Offline eastcreekarchery

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Re: Douglas fir or port orford cedar for arrows?
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2020, 05:52:23 pm »
Thanks for the tips everyone. I think ill go with the fir