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Re: Making Period Arrows for Target Toruneys

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  • logantheboweyder
    A spoke shave or draw knife (or sandpaper) will round them out pretty easily. My 2 cents, Logan ... I mean ... octagon ... not rounding ... can only ... no
    Message 1 of 26 , Aug 9, 2007
      A spoke shave or draw knife (or sandpaper) will round them out
      pretty easily.

      My 2 cents,
      Logan

      --- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, "Bill Brown" <stickbow@...>
      wrote:
      >
      > I guess first point to make is these arrows are not round.exactly.
      I mean
      > they are not machine cut so there is, if you look close, a slight
      octagon
      > shape. In fact you can add spine weight to your arrows by
      not "rounding"
      > them as much, leaving a very slight octagonal shape to them. This
      can only
      > be seen if you look close. In period I would bet, yet I have found
      no
      > research for it yet, that many of the thick, mass produced arrows
      were
      > little more then roughed out shafts sanded to prevent splinters.
      These
      > follow the same basic creation just a little more refined. It is
      pretty easy
      > even with hand tools to split a nice straight 3' log into many
      usable
      > squared dowels.(one of my next projects, arrows from a log.hee
      hee).
      >
      >
      >
      > From: SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com [mailto:SCA-
      Archery@yahoogroups.com] On
      > Behalf Of Oakes, George
      > Sent: Monday, August 06, 2007 10:52 AM
      > To: SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: RE: [SCA-Archery] Making Period Arrows for Target Toruneys
      >
      >
      >
      > Bill,
      >
      > How do you plane the arrows so they are round? I bet that is a
      trick?
      >
      > Thanks
      > G
      >
      > ________________________________
      >
      > From: SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com <mailto:SCA-Archery%
      40yahoogroups.com>
      > [mailto:SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com <mailto:SCA-Archery%
      40yahoogroups.com> ]
      > On Behalf Of Bill Brown
      > Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2007 6:31 PM
      > To: SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com <mailto:SCA-Archery%
      40yahoogroups.com>
      > Subject: RE: [SCA-Archery] Making Period Arrows for Target Toruneys
      >
      > >>>Usually pretty good prices too (but you may benefit by shopping
      > around for wood shaft prices. They ain't really cheap anywhere!).
      >
      > Unless you cut them from boards and had plane them, I get a dozen
      and a
      > half out of a 36"x8"x1" poplar board from Home Depot that runs me
      about
      > 5 bucks. So for a dozen arrows I am spending about $15 total and
      man is
      > it cool to show up shooting real home made arrows!
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      >
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