Our Barony purchased six dozen wooden arrows from a local shop a couple of years ago to use as loaners for beginners. They had a bad batch of glue or some other problem, as more than a dozen points have since come off in our Saunders butts. I just ordered replacement points, and plan to use your wire brad technique to prefent further losses.
--- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, John Edgerton <sirjon1@...> wrote:
> What I do to prevent any of my points from coming loose works very well, but is
> more labor intensive than just glueing them on.
> I drill a small hole, just large enough to take a wire brad nail, all the way
> through the base of the field tip and the shaft inside it. I then insert the
> brad and cut it off. The cut off end and the head of the brad are then filed
> almost smooth. They do not come off by accident. But, you can file one end of
> the brad all the way down and then drive it out and remove the field point.