I dip eack tip in water to quick cool when done.
01/24/05 11:09 AM
I got a dozen new arrows for Christmas, and as I was
watching him put the points on, he used exactly this
method. It was very quick too.
--- Carolus von Eulenhorst <eulenhorst@...
> Indeed. I have found a method which allows me to
> use hot melt without
> getting the shaft too close to the flame for
> sufficient time to affect
> it. Heat the glue to a stiff but fluid state and
> apply it to the
> shaft. Then heat the point sufficiently that when
> applied to the still
> warm glue it fully melts it and seats the tip. I
> occasionally have to heat
> the point a little more to fully seat it but only
> for a moment. Pressing
> the point with a wood block while cooling fully
> seats it..
> At 11:17 AM 1/23/2005, you wrote:
> >I beg to differ... I have fired arrows.
> >One method is when getting the shaft too close to
> flame when using hot melt
> >glue for tips (and is one reason I don't use hot
> melt any longer), and the
> >other method is giving a broken arrow a noble
> parting in the campfire rather
> >than simply tossing it into the garbage.
> >I imagine both these are similar to the incendiary
> projectile situation.