21199RE: [SCA-Archery] Long arrows
- Jul 2, 2006All good ideas Ragi,
I have tried sorting through the dowels at the store. 2 main
problems - I've never found more than 6-8 straightish ones at a time
and I have a 2yr old who quickly gets bored with this game.
I haven't tried making my own - not sure I have the correct tools and
again that 2 yr old who gets bored. Are the instructions on your DIY
pages? Or please send them to me - I'll give it a try. The added
weight from footing may be acceptable if that's all I can find. Some
of these may become hunting arrows - if he determines that he can hit
the target accurately enough.
I made the bow to be 58 lb at 36". His big problem with other bows
is that by the time he pulls them back to his full draw length they
stack horribly and pinch his fingers. And shooting a 80+ pound bow
when you're first starting is not exactly conducive to learning. So
I made one as tall as him (80 inch) with a modest poundage at his
range (equates to something like 32 lb at 28").
At 11:25 AM 7/1/2006, you wrote:
>Well most suppliers of arrow shafts deal in 32 inches as a max, if you find
>someone who cuts their own shafting then they can make you arrows any length
>you need. I can also explain how to make your own shafts if you wish, they
>can be done by hand and if you can make a longbow of yew then you can make
>your own arrows.
>I don't think footing is gonna be a good idea really, the added weight of
>those longer shafts will slow down the arrows as is the footing will be
>You might consider going to a hardware store and collecting 4 foot dowels in
>the spine and weight you need, if you don't know how find someone who has a
>spine jig and a grain scale to select out the arrows you need.
>What draw weight is the bow at his draw length anyways?
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