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    Footed arrow making

    1. Where can I find information on making footed arrows

    2. Where can I get a footing jig or how do I make one?

    I like making arrows and would like to have a good project to do.
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    Try pip bickerstaffes' book "The heritage of the longbow" which has step by steps on how to do it.....to be honest though you don't need a jig just a sharp block plane and be patient...oh and the footing material can be bought at steve strattons website http://www.diyarchery.co.uk/

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    Cool. Thanks for that. Ill see if I can find some one with the book to photocopy the footing section for me. I dont want to buy it cos I wont read the rest. I think I understand how to attach the foot to the shaft but its how to get accurate footed and slots in the shaft that will fit together perfectly that confuse me.
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    Hilary Greenland also has good stuff in her book "the Traditional Archers' Handbook: A practical Guide."

    Turning spindles from a woodturning supplier a good source of footing woods on-line. Purpleheart is a good reliable start although walnut is easier to work.

    Suggest you spend a few pennies and buy Hilary's book, there's lots inthere about arrow making, I found it a much better more practical (and less sexist!) read than Pip's book, more in it and it's cheaper.

    Tools: yes, small block plane and sandpaper. I use a modeller's plane with disposable blades, works better than my expensive and tuned block plane! An arrow board is useful (can be obtained from Richard head).

    I suggest you try a two-point splice first, it's easiest.

    The most difficult part is cutting the footings- unless you have a decent-sized bandsaw or can use a friend's one. A 6tpi skip tooth I found gave the most consistent result on purpolehart and other exotics.

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