Preparing an aluminium arrow - fixing insert and fletching. (Wooden arrow tutorial added)

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Re: Preparing an aluminium arrow - fixing insert and fletchi

Post by Mack The Knife » Fri Oct 05, 2012 3:03 pm

Hi Arnab,

I do not know of a source for ready made wooden shafts, that are batched by weight and spine, in India.

You may end up making a few hundred dowells just to get a few dozen shafts with the required weight and spine. Or you may need to go with very large fletching 6" and above to get some semblance of decent flight but at the expense of velocity.

I would be most interested in your build along. What kind of bows have you made to date?

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Re: Preparing an aluminium arrow - fixing insert and fletchi

Post by englishtown » Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:01 pm

I also made 8 arrows using light weight steel pipes. I made pvc schedule 80 pipe bow taking help from youtube videos by backyard bowyer. ......................... amazing videos....................will post pics soon............
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Re: Preparing an aluminium arrow - fixing insert and fletchi

Post by TariqPathan » Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:38 am

Hi,
Lovely Post.. makes things look so easy. definitely gonna try it out... but first some help here on the aluminium shaft, inserts and the arrow head.. where can we get them? I am in the process of making a copy of the bow which I had bought.. will post pics as soon as I finish it...

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Re: Preparing an aluminium arrow - fixing insert and fletchi

Post by marksman_dd » Sat Aug 09, 2014 1:44 pm

That's a nice tutorial, will be helping me in my home made projects
can you tell me, from where I can order the nocks, field tips and fletches
it will be a great help...
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Re: Preparing an aluminium arrow - fixing insert and fletchi

Post by harshit89 » Fri Mar 20, 2015 11:07 am

Really nice and cool stuffs.. :cheers: :agree:
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Re: Preparing an aluminium arrow - fixing insert and fletching.

Post by ramborider » Sun Oct 25, 2015 12:23 am

very informative,what is diameter of shafts?i had searched for shaft material but least diameter shaft got 11mm which was used in curtain rod,its weight around 300grain at 20inches long bolt.

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Re: Preparing an aluminium arrow - fixing insert and fletching.

Post by yr1994 » Wed May 25, 2016 4:46 pm

hi mack,
I'm Yash from Bangalore, I'm an instinctive archer myself, great job with the fletching. Would love to know where you got that fletching jig and tape.

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Re: Preparing an aluminium arrow - fixing insert and fletching.

Post by Mack The Knife » Wed May 25, 2016 6:43 pm

Hi Yash,

They are from 3 Rivers Archery.

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