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12503Re: [SCA-Archery] First Results from Mary Rose war arrow re-creation

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  • Russ Sheldon
    May 6, 2003
      Very interesting...please keep us updated. :-)

      Russ Sheldon / Dafydd ap Sion

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      From: "Mike O'Toole" <mike.otoole@...>
      To: <SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2003 9:59 AM
      Subject: [SCA-Archery] First Results from Mary Rose war arrow re-creation


      > Hi all,
      >
      > Just wanted to update you on my first couple of arrows Mary Rose war
      > arrows I am re-creating.
      >
      > I used poplar (species unknown instead of the black poplar found on the
      > MR) from the lumber store and cut it with the band saw into
      > 1/2"x1/2"x32" pieces. I then used a small hand plane and shoot block to
      > round the shafts until they were 1/2" in diameter, then burnished with a
      > piece of brass rod.
      >
      > I had them on the spine tester the other night at archery practice and
      > they came out at 149 and 162 lb spine. Which is not too far from the
      > upper end of speculation for the war bow poundage.
      >
      > Michael O'Byrne
      >
      > sorry for the mass posting to the archery mail lists but I can't find
      > the address of the people who asked for updates. :-(
      >
      >
      >
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