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Reply #15 - Dec 10th, 2020 at 7:20am
 
Thats just awesome.  Look so badass

Is that a wooden or metal arrow?
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Reply #16 - Dec 10th, 2020 at 7:44am
 
vetryan15 wrote on Dec 10th, 2020 at 7:20am:
Thats just awesome.  Look so badass

Is that a wooden or metal arrow?

It is aluminum. I use them for shooting in a bow and roving. Wooden are for hunting. Got some carbon at walmart. Broke every one of them Angry
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Reply #17 - Dec 10th, 2020 at 8:49am
 
I just picked up some Walmart arrows for targets. 

Do you make wooden arrows? I am looking to make some out of bamboo i just got and use ash as the foreshafts
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Reply #18 - Dec 10th, 2020 at 4:59pm
 
Have not made any arrows- yet
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Reply #19 - Dec 10th, 2020 at 11:20pm
 
I’m a big fan of a quality carbon arrow with good components. You get great durability out of them if they’re built tough. Wood arrows are great to but they all eventually break, and Ali arrows are nice but tend to bend when stumping.

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Reply #20 - Dec 11th, 2020 at 6:57am
 
Ligustrum Vulgare
makes amazing arrow wood
You can make arrows in very little time, because they grow straight,
and in the perfect size.
Ducttape makes a durable  fletch
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Reply #21 - Dec 11th, 2020 at 6:59am
 
Beware Walmart arrows. The consistency is not great. Sometimes they work well other times not so much.

If you are fond of the current function of your hand I would suggest at the very least you flex every arrow after every shot.

A high quality carbon is hard to beat though for aesthetics I prefer homemade wood.
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Reply #22 - Jan 3rd, 2021 at 9:04pm
 
Latest bow. 71" n-n, 1 3/4" at fades and 1/2" at tips. Shoots 45lbs @ 28". 1 1/2" immediate set  Smiley
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Reply #23 - Jan 4th, 2021 at 5:28am
 
Looking good man.  What kind of wood is it made from?
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Reply #24 - Jan 4th, 2021 at 5:59am
 
Awesome bow. I actually have 2 i am working in lineup.
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Reply #25 - Jan 4th, 2021 at 6:48am
 
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It is red oak cause that is home depots best and only bow wood.

Ryan, are you using ash?
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Reply #26 - Jan 4th, 2021 at 9:10am
 
I have 1 white ash, and. 1 birch that are both in various  stages .
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Reply #27 - Jan 4th, 2021 at 11:13am
 
Nice walter!  What do you use for the tip overlays?  Is that red oak as well?
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Reply #28 - Jan 4th, 2021 at 7:25pm
 
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Yes they are red oak. Been thinking I might try something beside oak next bow  Roll Eyes
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Reply #29 - Jan 4th, 2021 at 8:24pm
 
Hey, if it's working for you, I don't think you'll get any complaints here.  Smiley

If you don't have other wood types available, I'd definitely recommend ebay.  If you pull up the site and just run a search for 'bow staves', there are usually a couples pages of staves available.  There is the downside that once you add shipping, you'll usually be around $50 - $70 for a stave, so a little pricey.  But you can get a nice stave that's all set to go.  Not all, but may of the staves I've used were ebay purchases.

All your bows look great.  I'd be curious to see what you could do with a nice piece of osage.  Wink
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