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Bowwild
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Actually, I get a HUGE kick out of many of these threads that start out on a topic and then take a couple forks here and there ...very entertaining. Like that commercial on TV where the search engine BING helps focus a search better than Google!

Course like the great Yogi said (Bera not Boo-boo's mentor), "When you come to a fork in the road...take it!

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Rooselk
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quote:
Originally posted by magnus:
Keep going TW. A lot of folks can use this.

Agreed. And I'm definately one of them. [Big Grin]

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Wannabe1
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Getting some minor things together. Tomorrow I will seal the shafts with Varathane, Spar Urethane. It is an outdoor urethane and is water clean up for easy use. I will do one coat, dry 15 minutes, rub with a very fine steel wool; coat and dry 15 more minutes; steel wool and coat one final time. This actually seals the shaft very well!
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"Good shoot Papa!" My son Robert after every shot I make whether good or bad.

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Wannabe1
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Note my J-8 fletching jig. I made it so's it's portable and I can fletch anywhere I feel like resting my south end.

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"TGMM" Family of the Bow.
"Good shoot Papa!" My son Robert after every shot I make whether good or bad.

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JEFF B
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hey Buddy they is looking good so far!! [clapper]

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other times i let her sleep"

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Rooselk
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Excellent so far. [thumbsup]

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1oldbowguy
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Like what I see so far, MAY I HAVE MORE PLEASE? Oh yes, thank you.

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Fletcher
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Looking good so far, TW.

Pavan, POC will vary about 100 gr, Doug Fir about 150. Sitka Spruce has the most consistent weights I've found so far, maybe 50 gr in a hundred shafts Weights will run in a bell curve, most in the middle with fewer on the ends.

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Stumpkiller
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Hanging on pins and needles so far. Never tried spray urethane (I used to dip lacquer and lately have been wiping with spar polyurethane).

Keep it rolling. [thumbsup]

(PS - like the victors kepi, too).

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Wannabe1
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Stump, I found if you use slow even strokes, about 10" from shaft, it makes a nice coating. The steel wool helps the next coat look even smoother.

Thanks Fletcher, I really appreciate your patience with my questions. [thumbsup]

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pavan
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I just got my new grain scale and went through some arrows I made. I am sorting them, relighting my pipe, sipping on Earl Grey tea, I should have used something to denote the batch, so I am grouping them by weight. Perhaps go with varied thread colors, i like to serve the first little bit of the lead end of the feathers. there is something calming about wood arrow building and fixing during the off season. Fletcher, thanks for the info. Surewoods and Doug Firs are on my to do list.

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Fletcher
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TW, you are very welcome. I really enjoy using stuff I've made. Helping others do the same seems natural to me.

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straitera
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Fletch sent me a new Reparrow he made specially for heavy stumpin. Great arrow Fletcher now w/135gr Judo installed. In the woods tomorrow. Great job Wannabe. Thanks both.

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I gotta add, Fletcher is always willing to answer questions just like most of the good folks on here. He's answered several for me and been a good help. [clapper]

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Ron+dog
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you guys crack me up
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