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Offline Allyn T

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Heat treat
« on: December 08, 2021, 08:43:27 am »
Can you heat treat arrows to increase spine? Or even heat treat one side to stiffen say the bow side of an arrow?
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Offline Pat B

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Re: Heat treat
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2021, 10:25:57 am »
The act of heat straightening tempers the shafts somewhat anyway. After straightening cane or hardwood shoots I run the shaft back over the heat(our gas kitchen stove), starting at one end and spin the shaft as I work down towards the other end then lay it flat to cool.
Be careful when you get to the far end as steam coming out can give you a pretty good burn. You may have to still do a bit of hand straightening but usually without heat and only mild pressure.
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