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Offline bjrogg

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Re: Life on the Farm
« Reply #600 on: November 20, 2022, 11:06:51 am »
Well nothing really exciting going on at the farm. Just a lot of washing equipment and cleaning up the shop.

I did sneak out with my bow the night before opening day gun. I probably should have taken a shoot at a small doe, but I passed. Was nice to get the opportunity though and itís still exciting to get so close even with out shooting anything

Iíve been out a couple times with my old 12 gauge. Passed on these does. Was hoping a big buck might show but no such luck.

They might not be so lucky next time we meet.

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« Reply #601 on: November 20, 2022, 11:23:22 am »
Yesterday afternoon the Ubly football team played iron mountain and won district championship.

Next Friday they go to Ford Field for State Championship.

Thinking it should be a good game. They have been unstoppable so far. Really playing good games. They won yesterday 41-14. I think that was the only game they played this year that didnít end with a running clock.

Making plans to go see that one in person

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Re: Life on the Farm
« Reply #602 on: November 21, 2022, 10:36:54 am »
Been working on this arrow when I get a chance for awhile.

 I collected the red osier shaft from my farm several years ago. I have been straightening it for about a month and it seems to be staying straight now.

I found a piece of chert from the local quarry. Itís very nice quality chert, but itís been through crusher so itís really hard to find pieces that arenít ruined. I managed to get a pretty decent point out of this one.

I wrapped both ends of shaft with sinew. About a half inch from notch end and 3/4Ē from point end. I like to do it first so I donít split the shaft trying to fit point.

Then I dry fit the stone point

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Re: Life on the Farm
« Reply #603 on: November 21, 2022, 10:45:56 am »
Then I mix a dab of epoxy and glue point on. Then I finish by using my pitch glue.

I let it cool and wrap with sinew

Then I spray one coat of clear satin enamel before I apply my markings. I do this to keep the paint from bleeding into the grain of the wood. It also allows me to wipe off my mistakes if I need to.

After paint dries completely I will spray several more thin coats of clear satin enamel to lock my water base markingís on.

Hereís what I have so far.

Bjrogg
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Re: Life on the Farm
« Reply #604 on: November 21, 2022, 11:00:56 am »
Iím thinking I will go with two fletch but itís going to have to wait. Maybe tomorrow

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Re: Life on the Farm
« Reply #605 on: November 21, 2022, 11:37:47 am »
Point and arrow look great! I've dabbled in making some two fletch arrows so I am interested in seeing yours when you finish.
take care,
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Re: Life on the Farm
« Reply #606 on: November 21, 2022, 01:18:06 pm »
Point and arrow look great! I've dabbled in making some two fletch arrows so I am interested in seeing yours when you finish.
take care,
brian

Thanks Brian.

I donít know how authentic mine are, but itís my rendition of a two fletch.

Iíve been very happy with the ones I have made so far.

I will try to take some pictures as I go. Show how I do it.

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Re: Life on the Farm
« Reply #607 on: November 22, 2022, 03:49:12 am »
Really like Your Arrows Brian - very nice  :OK ! Bob
"May the Gods give Us the strength to draw the string to the cheek, the arrow to the barb and loose the flying shaft, so long as life may last." Saxon Pope - 1923.

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Re: Life on the Farm
« Reply #608 on: November 22, 2022, 10:44:22 am »
Hurry up with that arrow. A deer is waiting  :OK

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Re: Life on the Farm
« Reply #609 on: November 22, 2022, 01:24:49 pm »
Nice looking arrow, BJ!
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Re: Life on the Farm
« Reply #610 on: November 23, 2022, 08:02:15 am »
Nice work on the arrow. :)
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Re: Life on the Farm
« Reply #611 on: November 25, 2022, 05:17:13 am »
Thanks for the nice words everyone. I didnít finish it yet but I did get a little more work done on my arrow

Two wild turkey tail feathers

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Re: Life on the Farm
« Reply #612 on: November 25, 2022, 05:18:55 am »
First I decided how long I want fletch and peal fletch ahead of that point off the quill.
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Re: Life on the Farm
« Reply #613 on: November 25, 2022, 05:19:36 am »
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Re: Life on the Farm
« Reply #614 on: November 25, 2022, 05:21:16 am »
Then I peal fletch off leaving about half as much fletch on opposite side of feather.

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