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    First attempt at half a dozen wood arrows

    I expect this is more of the same for most of you, but I thought I would post these up as I'm quite pleased with how they turned out. I'm a target recurve shooter in the main, and a new one at that, but I always fancied trying something more traditional. The bow which I've just got is a Kaya Windfighter 45# horsebow and the arrows for it are 11/32 spruce shafts (55/60) with 3" feathers and steel field points, cut to 31". I used some walnut wood stain, and several layers of Danish oil to get a nice smooth finish on the arrows.



    Shows the arrow finish a bit better...



    I've only done a handful of close range test shots so far, and in that time nearly destroyed my foam boss by hitting the wooden frame Arrows seemed to fly OK though, and the wayward one cut through the frame like a knife through butter. It's just my shooting which is terrible...

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    Good job. I can put ally arrows together no problem but always found woodies a bit of a faff.

    That plus I was terrified of breaking them. You don't get as emotionally invested in allys
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    Thanks. Yes I think there's a lot more work involved in turning plain wood shafts into an arrow compared to assembling alloy components, so I do tend to get more emotionally involved

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    They look really good - I have to be honest and say I spend far more time on my ally and carbon arrows than my woods because I turn so many longbow arrows into kindling in a season.



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    Cheers Karl,

    Yeah I think my alloys will remain as the workhorses (my club isn't really traditional archery orientated anyway) so the horsebow is more of an "on the side" interest

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    Good job and nice looking arrows. I was toying with making a set for my new flatbow but would up ordering them from The Fletcher. To be honest, I wouldn't know where to start with wooden arrows and watching a couple of You Tube videos made me realise it would be cheaper and less frustrating to order them. Maybe one day though......

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