Oak arrows

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Project by Andrius_Sta posted 04-21-2011 08:32 PM 3969 views 5 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A set of oak arrows that I recently made.

-- Andrius Sta, Utrecht The Netherlands

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#1 posted 04-21-2011 09:10 PM

what would you hunt with points like that? they look like bodkin points I have seen in museums.
do they fly true?

-- Junior -Quality is never an accident-it is the reward for the effort involved.

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#2 posted 04-21-2011 09:14 PM

Nice arrows, were is the bow ?


-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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#3 posted 04-21-2011 09:30 PM

looks like there great target Arrows,good job.


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#4 posted 04-21-2011 09:36 PM

Great job! How about whys/hows etc and more pics, especially of the process?

-- Dennis, WV

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#5 posted 04-21-2011 09:48 PM

cool target shooting arrows…did you turn the shafts?

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#6 posted 04-21-2011 09:52 PM

Nice set. You might think about wrapping just by the nock, so the wood doesn’t split. Could dip it in super glue, that would strengthen the end too.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#7 posted 04-21-2011 10:27 PM

Thanks fellow LJ’s. They fly pretty true to my eye, though I should compare them with factory made ones to tell the difference. I bought the points at gun supplie store and they are for target shooting. I made the shafts using a belt sander similar to this:

I glued the feathers with a double sided tape but I’m thinking about wraping a some kind of thread around ‘em.

-- Andrius Sta, Utrecht The Netherlands

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#8 posted 04-21-2011 11:02 PM

Nice arrows, what kind of bow do you use?

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#9 posted 04-22-2011 03:05 AM

there are lots of documents on “fine tunning” arrows and bows on the web… for most of the methods you use the arrow without feathrs at all or with only 2 feathers.,.. well done! what kind of bow are you using?


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#10 posted 04-22-2011 06:16 AM

Zip on over to if you haven’t already been there. It’s a website for Traditional Shooters and Bowhunters. I have been a member for several years. (It’s free). The guys and gals there are the best. Always helpful to anyone newbies or old hats. I have learned a lot. BTW what is type and draw weight of the bow are you shooting with these arrows from? They look like they have a self knock but there is not any reinforcement to them. If you are shooting a really heavy bow I would be concerned with splitting at the nock.

-- So many tools, so little money. *heavy sigh*

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#11 posted 04-23-2011 03:25 PM

I am shooting a birch pyramid style longbow. I made It about six years ago. It was my first and the last bow since. It’s not a decent shooting bow and I know it, but I’m happy it still works :)

A really slow bow with enormous set in it, the limbs are bending not equally, I and it feels pretty heavy.

I will make a better one. That is a must.

Thanks SawDustNeophyte for the link. I’ll look into it. I’m reading traditional bowyer’s bible at the moment, it has a tons of useful information.

-- Andrius Sta, Utrecht The Netherlands

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#12 posted 04-23-2011 03:34 PM

Really neat!

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#13 posted 04-26-2011 10:04 AM

very nice work

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#14 posted 07-27-2011 04:17 PM

Simple but elegant when made with your own hands.

-- Sam Hamory - The project is never finished until its "Finished"!

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#15 posted 04-01-2012 07:26 PM


Tillering is the term to equalize curve of limbs, from the photo you should carefully scrap thinner side of top limb, and restring and check, if you go too far just do same to bottom. This can be done to adjust pull(poundage).
I agree with mtnwild, wrap the nock and nextime leave a radius at bottom of slot, adds strenght.

From photo you may want to shorten string to adjust “fistmele” a term foor brace height from back of bow @ arrow rest to the string, this will aoso reduce string slap.

A caution, if the grain runs out on the arrows could split, espically with heavy weight bow and cause serious to you, or bystanders. The way to reduce the hazard is to test spine(I will try to post a link), or do search online lotsa good stuff there.

-- "ButI'mMuchBetterNow"

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