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    Time to make the arrows.

    Been working on these for a day or two.
    First up is the arrow stock these are 5/16" one for the smaller bows in the house. This stock is what is called a Hexshaft made in Canada and are made up of wedges than machined to be round. Here is a link to them http://www.hexshaftarrows.com/about_hexshafts.html
    next up is the dipper it is for applying the finish to the shaft. Just dip it in and hang it up to dry.
    The next two pics are of the 24/64" shafts for the bigger bows. They have been dipped and the nock tapper has been put on with the machine in the next pic.
    The last three pics are of what is called a cresting lathe. As you can see it's for painting the strips (cresting)on an arrow.
    Next up will be fletching but we haven't gotten that far yet.
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    Last edited by Chuck Thoits; 08-11-2012 at 08:46 PM.
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    Curious now Chuck, would these be used in something like an English Longbow or something like that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Burr View Post
    Curious now Chuck, would these be used in something like an English Longbow or something like that?
    Yes Jim that is just what they are for. Well at least along those lines
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    Ok so the first six are finished up.
    First pic is the first fletch than the second and the third.
    Fourth is the nocks all glued on.
    Fifth is cutting the arrow to the right length.
    Sixth a view of the cutting wheels.
    Than tapering the end for the point.
    Eight is the way to get the glue for the point warm.
    Nine and ten are the glue and the points I used. For this set it is a 160 grain point.
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    Last edited by Chuck Thoits; 08-12-2012 at 01:35 AM.
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    This is the style bow they are for.
    The ones in the pic are small 28 lb draw and take a 5/16" shaft arrow. The arrows that are made are for a 40 to 50 lb draw bow.
    Theses bows are also hand made maybe next year if I make it to Pennsic I can get Joe to show me how. But than again he might not want to due to the amount of them I buy from him.
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    Last edited by Chuck Thoits; 08-12-2012 at 01:52 AM.
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