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Easykeeper
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Great thread, thanks Mike!
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Bob at Work
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do you add more oil paint between dips?
thanks!
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Mike Vines
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No need to Bob. After the marble dip is dried, I crest like normal and then dip over everything. Im at work now (at lunch). When i get home, I will get a picture of the shafts that have now been finish crested, dipped and ready for feathers.

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quote:
Originally posted by moredneck:
Can you do this to carbon arrows?

Yes, just pull the nocks and plug the end.
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Bob at Work
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Mike...I meant the marbling dip...just wasn't sure if you added a drop of color after each arrow was dipped in the oil/water mix.
thanks again!
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Mike Vines
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Yes, I clean the water after each arrow and after every few, I change the water out.

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cool...thanks!
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I asked my wife to take a picture and send it to me so you all can see the finished product before I get to fletching them.

Here they are crested and drip drying...

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very informative and exciting! thanks for this thread Mike. one of the things that also draws me to traditional is all the awesome arrows I see. dave, sorry...I guess I should just call him dirtybird...made some once with orange and blue and some other colors and they blew me away...I think arrow building is a process I must learn! thanks again, your arrows are AWESOME! And I cannot wait to see the finished product. great stuff brother! and most importantly, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!!!
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Really good thread. I see purple marbling on my wife's shafts in the near future!

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Really nice job, Mike. I haven't gotten around to building my first set of woodies, but think it may soon be time once the season is over here.

Just a question on target burn. Would a wax or something like Armor All help reduce the friction? I'd probably actually cry if I managed to make a nice set and saw them getting wiped out by target burn.

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Okay, I couldn't stand this. Since I was busy making some new arras and all my tools and paint was on the table, I thought " oh hell, let's give this a try...." [Cool]
So I took some old broken woodies. Stripped the fletching. Filled a small can with water. I mixed some red paint with white spirit to make it more fluid. Dipped a few drops in the water, YES, it floats! Stirred as described. Dipped the first shaft a few times and here was the first result: [Eek!]

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Defenitely too much paint, but hey, this seems to work.....

Throwed the water away filled a new can, and this time just one small drop of paint. Carefully now..... I spread the drop with a small stick as described over the surface. Dipping another old shaft, and here we go [Big Grin] :

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This is very close how it should look I think. Still have to experiment with how much white spirit I have to add to have the right mix, but I think it will be a piece of a cake.

Very easy to do and I think very addictive!

The paint I use is just normal cheap anemal, as always. My guess is as long as the drop floats on the water, you are good to go!

Thanks for a great Tutorial Mike, I have an idea now how my next arrows will look like [wavey]

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That right there is EXACTLY why I did the "How To". I'm pleased you decjded to tinker around with it and see how much fun, and addicting, it can be. Your arrows will forever be changed.

Life is way to short to shoot bland or ugly arrows, UNLESS that is your preference. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

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Well thank you Mike. Those are old damaged shafts, but I think with new freshly painted shafts and a little tinkering around I think I can make them as pretty as I want to.
I just think the marble effect needs an extra transparent coating to protect it, because I can pretty easy whipe it off. But I will let it dry for 24 hours and then see how well it holds.
I am just in the process of making 24 carbon arrows, so I will see where this ends [Smile] have to find out which transparent coating is right for my enemal paint. And accepts glue without dissolving.
Thanks again bro!

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Great thread.

Mike you are awesome with woodies.

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