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Thread: Making an Arrow

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    Moderator & Poshcrafter™ Martin's Avatar
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    Why don't you start a new thread to show the progress of your new bow?

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    Ok Mate I will do I will finish this one off and then I have plans to make a new bow I'm just trying to find a Yew tree at the min where I can get a stave from to do a better one from scratch
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    Nice lookin bow Ben
    Well done

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    Nice! Please post a video of your first shots with it.....


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    Cheers guys I finished it of today apart from a bit of final decoration (it is on the Cornwall thread) or so and I can draw it nearly fully I'm taking it easy with it as I dont want to snap this one. I'm hoping to get out in the morning to do a test and will see if I can get someone to do a vid for me
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    Hi all I finally got out to test my bow and a couple of arrows I had made in my opinion it went like magic and the arrows must have gone at least 200 meters (Well I think they did). Anyway maybe butchthedogthedog would like to say something as we both got out at the weekend to a local woods I'm sure we will both do a thread about our weekend of Roughing it soon

    P.S I hope it is okay with the Admins to restart this thread as it seems a bit daft to reopen another one as people wont know what I'm on about
    Oh and can some one tell me how to check the draw of my bow for weight?
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    Easiest way to test draw is with a luggage scale. Just wrap a bit of leather around the string so it doesn't damage with the steel of the hook, and draw using the handle on the scales
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    Ah cheers mate I have done that and it has a 20lb Draw Cheers for that

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    Easiest way to test draw is with a luggage scale. Just wrap a bit of leather around the string so it doesn't damage with the steel of the hook, and draw using the handle on the scales
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    Not too bad for a home built, hand made bow
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    Well done ben
    Looking into building some take down arrows to keep in my pack That I can use out of a Catapult. for fishing .
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