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JR Belk
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It's not hard to make a wood shaft as straight or straighter than most carbons. Take your time and it'll pay off. What most consider "good enough" is definitely not good enough for me.

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Didn't read all the replies...but as straight as possible or as you can get them....not sure if it was mentioned....

But a bent arrow will have less dimensional stability at impact and will bend to the bend expending energy to perform as intended as the weight of the arrow will no longer be behind the head to push...but will push to bend the arrow further.

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Terry thank you! That is interesting and I had not heard that before

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That was a sweet video. Thanks for posting that.

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Curt Cabrera (Guru) has a tutorial on the how to thread about how to straighten wood arrows. When I made arrows it was the best way to get wood straight and they stayed straight.

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Grain run-out and bare shafts that absorb moisture will not stay straight. Use the compression method, to straighten shafts them dip in a sealer. You can wrap with clear wrap if you are not finishing them. Lacquer and a clear coat will help keep them straight. Moisture content in wood shafts should be below 8% before sealing. Do not wrap tapered shafts tight, or they will be bent.

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