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Quick and easy arrowheads
Apr 27th, 2006 at 9:34pm
 
If you have ever needed a bunch of arrow heads quickly and are 1) out of funds or 2) Lazy, then I have a solution to your problem.........just the arrowhead problem, not the other two Grin..... Get yourself a soup can or other type tin can and a pair of tin snips/shears and cut out whatever size or design arrowhead you would like. The cans make very nice points and they can be easily sharpened. Wink
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Reply #1 - Apr 28th, 2006 at 4:58pm
 
tin cans are tin plated steel. They are too thin, and corrugated. I would only use them for wrap-around field points. Too weak for a real broadhead.
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Reply #2 - Apr 28th, 2006 at 7:20pm
 
double or triple the layer if need be right ?
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Reply #3 - Apr 28th, 2006 at 7:36pm
 
the cut out strips method sounds good for quick feild-expediant arrows or maybe even blowgun darts, if made small enough.  they will not hold up to more than one hit before bending probably, but they will work.  at least they will  not shatter like glass arrow tips.  i recently found some sort of old garden rake, something like a shovel, but lots of little triangles along the edge, and i broke them off for use as arrow tips, but i found that i can't sharpen them by hand, i will have to break out the dremel. 
with the cut outs,  you can easily sharpen the tips on a file or even a rock if need be. 

good if you need a quick fix, but not very sturdy.

thanks for posting that info, btw
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Reply #4 - Apr 28th, 2006 at 11:01pm
 
eh the dremel. I shudder every time i hear the word. If you can use them Good for you but that nasty noisy thing has destroyed more of my projects then i can count.

I mess up alot with a knife but when i get a powertool in my hands i mess up about 18 times as quick.  Smiley
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Reply #5 - Apr 29th, 2006 at 1:11pm
 
i love my dremel. I can work masterpieces with that little noisy thing.

I would think that tin cans would make great one time use arrow points. Man when i was little i cut myself trying to open up a can of ravioli. Very sharp edges and being very weak metal, you can sharpen with almost anything you find out in the woods.

Cheap, efficetive, disposable.
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Reply #6 - Apr 29th, 2006 at 1:59pm
 
i don't like using the dremel much either, it is so noisy!  but it really is a great little tool.  i really only use the grinding bits on the dremel, because i don't have a bench grinder  Cry

but yes, i have ruined a plassstic plastic push dagger with the tool, trying to cut it out(it was really my own fault, though: i didn't cut it enough, adn then tried to snap out the middle section, snapped the handle(of the knife)in half)
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Reply #7 - Apr 29th, 2006 at 3:01pm
 
Better snapping then than when you needed it most Smiley
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Reply #8 - Apr 29th, 2006 at 4:53pm
 
no kidding.  i really only half expected it to work, but it was fun while it lasted.
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Reply #9 - Apr 29th, 2006 at 5:16pm
 
could cut out two tryangles and slit one almost the full thing then slide the first one in the secand and supper glue it.  like those hunting tips.  im thinking it would at least make it more sturdy.  i dont have any tin cans though  Sad
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Reply #10 - Apr 29th, 2006 at 5:28pm
 
yeah, that's a good idea. but don't do the split the whole length of one, do half of one and half of the other in the other side.  that would be more sturdy.  but you might have some trouble splitting the shaft and lashing the tip to the end this way, unless you left a tail on one half for tying.
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Reply #11 - Apr 29th, 2006 at 6:26pm
 
good idea with the double cut
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Reply #12 - Apr 30th, 2006 at 10:31am
 
You can use the points with reed shafts even though they are not as sturdy as thicker metal heads, they can be easily hammered back into shape for reuse. And so easy to make that you can make a bunch of them quickly.
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Reply #13 - May 1st, 2006 at 5:17pm
 
How practical would it be to use something like iron spikes from a railroad? I don´t mean getting your hands on them but supposing you have them and are going to use them in a spear.

I used iron spikes as sling ammo before as well.
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Reply #14 - May 1st, 2006 at 9:54pm
 
That would make a hell-of-a big arrowhead!
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