Re: Making Period Arrows for Target Toruneys
- A spoke shave or draw knife (or sandpaper) will round them out
My 2 cents,
--- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, "Bill Brown" <stickbow@...>
> I guess first point to make is these arrows are not round.exactly.
> they are not machine cut so there is, if you look close, a slightoctagon
> shape. In fact you can add spine weight to your arrows bynot "rounding"
> them as much, leaving a very slight octagonal shape to them. Thiscan only
> be seen if you look close. In period I would bet, yet I have foundno
> research for it yet, that many of the thick, mass produced arrowswere
> little more then roughed out shafts sanded to prevent splinters.These
> follow the same basic creation just a little more refined. It ispretty easy
> even with hand tools to split a nice straight 3' log into manyusable
> squared dowels.(one of my next projects, arrows from a log.heehee).
> From: SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com [mailto:SCA-
> Behalf Of Oakes, Georgetrick?
> Sent: Monday, August 06, 2007 10:52 AM
> To: SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: RE: [SCA-Archery] Making Period Arrows for Target Toruneys
> How do you plane the arrows so they are round? I bet that is a
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> On Behalf Of Bill Brown40yahoogroups.com>
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> >>>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
> half out of a 36"x8"x1" poplar board from Home Depot that runs meabout
> 5 bucks. So for a dozen arrows I am spending about $15 total andman is
> it cool to show up shooting real home made arrows!
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