Traditional Archery Discussions on the Leatherwall


ARROWS OF 2013

Messages posted to thread:
gbow123 01-Jan-13
dragonheart 01-Jan-13
Patrick 01-Jan-13
snag 01-Jan-13
Frank V 01-Jan-13
Harleywriter 01-Jan-13
Ryman Cat 01-Jan-13
Dan In MI 01-Jan-13
gbow123 01-Jan-13
dcm922 01-Jan-13
dcm922 01-Jan-13
dcm922 01-Jan-13
Thin Man 01-Jan-13
Harleywriter 01-Jan-13
Thin Man 01-Jan-13
LOST DORSAI 01-Jan-13
mooseman 02-Jan-13
mooseman 02-Jan-13
Harleywriter 02-Jan-13
dcm922 02-Jan-13
Thin Man 03-Jan-13
Buzz 03-Jan-13
taxyman 04-Jan-13
taxyman 04-Jan-13
Patrick 04-Jan-13
Echatham 08-Jan-13
Ken Schwartz 08-Jan-13
sbschindler 08-Jan-13
sbschindler 08-Jan-13
Harleywriter 08-Jan-13
Pegg 08-Jan-13
Pegg 08-Jan-13
Peter Fletcher 09-Jan-13
Brn2huntbiggame 09-Jan-13
snag 09-Jan-13
TRS 09-Jan-13
Fritz 10-Jan-13
Stu Miller 12-Jan-13
Stu Miller 12-Jan-13
Stu Miller 12-Jan-13
Stu Miller 12-Jan-13
Stu Miller 12-Jan-13
LOST DORSAI 12-Jan-13
Cotton Mouth 12-Jan-13
Harialombos 12-Jan-13
Stu Miller 12-Jan-13
wildwills 13-Jan-13
gbow123 15-Jan-13
gbow123 15-Jan-13
kluzakd 15-Jan-13
Dan In MI 15-Jan-13
gbow123 15-Jan-13
mooseman 18-Jan-13
Stu Miller 19-Jan-13
ephphatha 20-Jan-13
mooseman 20-Jan-13
Ralphie 20-Jan-13
Catalpa 20-Jan-13
mooseman 21-Jan-13
mooseman 21-Jan-13
mooseman 21-Jan-13
Stoner 21-Jan-13
Stu Miller 25-Jan-13
Stu Miller 25-Jan-13
Stu Miller 25-Jan-13
Kwikdraw 25-Jan-13
snowshoe 27-Jan-13
snowshoe 27-Jan-13
mooseman 28-Jan-13
Graysquirrel 28-Jan-13
snag 28-Jan-13
snag 28-Jan-13
snag 28-Jan-13
heavybows 29-Jan-13
Catalpa 29-Jan-13
gbow123 29-Jan-13
gbow123 29-Jan-13
gbow123 29-Jan-13
gbow123 29-Jan-13
Brn2huntbiggame 29-Jan-13
Ruffled feather 30-Jan-13
Ruffled feather 30-Jan-13
Ruffled feather 30-Jan-13
DT1963 30-Jan-13
rraming 30-Jan-13
Stu Miller 02-Feb-13
Fritz 02-Feb-13
snag 02-Feb-13
Stu Miller 03-Feb-13
Fritz 03-Feb-13
snowshoe 08-Feb-13
snowshoe 08-Feb-13
rraming 13-Feb-13
rraming 13-Feb-13
rraming 13-Feb-13
rraming 13-Feb-13
moleman 1 13-Feb-13
spclayne 13-Feb-13
npaull 13-Feb-13
Stu Miller 13-Feb-13
Drewster 13-Feb-13
Stu Miller 14-Feb-13
mooseman 16-Feb-13
mooseman 16-Feb-13
mooseman 16-Feb-13
Westbrook 18-Feb-13
mncarphntr 18-Feb-13
mncarphntr 18-Feb-13
BearFoote 18-Feb-13
Westbrook 18-Feb-13
snag 18-Feb-13
Tracker 19-Feb-13
Jerry Russell 19-Feb-13
snag 19-Feb-13
BearFoote 19-Feb-13
two4hooking 19-Feb-13
Nalajr 19-Feb-13
JWhite 22-Feb-13
Stu Miller 24-Feb-13
Stu Miller 24-Feb-13
Stu Miller 24-Feb-13
LBshooter 24-Feb-13
juan matos 28-Feb-13
wooddamon1 05-Mar-13
Toad 21-Mar-13
longbow4life 21-Mar-13
longbow4life 21-Mar-13
snag 21-Mar-13
snag 21-Mar-13
snag 21-Mar-13
sargemarti 22-Mar-13
PaPa Doc 22-Mar-13
thalltdkm 23-Mar-13
Stu Miller 23-Mar-13
Stu Miller 23-Mar-13
White Falcon 24-Mar-13
Sailor 27-Mar-13
Sailor 27-Mar-13
stick33 27-Mar-13
wildwills 01-Apr-13
Bow-Rescue 01-Apr-13
Ruffled feather 01-Apr-13
two4hooking 01-Apr-13
two4hooking 01-Apr-13
osr144 09-Apr-13
Florida lime 13-May-13
thalltdkm 13-May-13
Comp2367 13-May-13
Snag 14-May-13
mooseman 25-May-13
mooseman 25-May-13
rare breed 26-May-13
rare breed 26-May-13
R. Combs 26-May-13
R. Combs 26-May-13
Ruffled feather 26-May-13
Ruffled feather 26-May-13
R. Combs 15-Jul-13
R. Combs 15-Jul-13
LOST DORSAI 15-Jul-13
wooddamon1 15-Jul-13
gbow123 15-Jul-13
gbow123 15-Jul-13
longbow4life 16-Jul-13
DEAc23 16-Jul-13
Dan In MI 16-Jul-13
Snag 16-Jul-13
Stu Miller 16-Jul-13
Westbrook 16-Jul-13
gbow123 16-Jul-13
Toad 16-Jul-13
LOST DORSAI 16-Jul-13
PaLongshank 17-Jul-13
two4hooking 17-Jul-13
wooddamon1 17-Jul-13
Westbrook 18-Jul-13
TradArcher771 18-Jul-13
PaLongshank 23-Jul-13
PaLongshank 23-Jul-13
MikeW 23-Jul-13
LOST DORSAI 23-Jul-13
Ryman Cat 24-Jul-13
Ruffled feather 26-Jul-13
Ruffled feather 03-Sep-13
LOST DORSAI 03-Sep-13
ephphatha 04-Sep-13
ephphatha 04-Sep-13
traditional1970 04-Sep-13
DavidV 04-Sep-13
DavidV 04-Sep-13
JohnBoy 04-Sep-13
JohnBoy 04-Sep-13
Bloodyfeathers 04-Sep-13
WV Mountaineer 04-Sep-13
gbow123 05-Sep-13
gbow123 05-Sep-13
gbow123 05-Sep-13
gbow123 05-Sep-13
gbow123 05-Sep-13
Dan In MI 29-Oct-13
Dave in Battle Creek 29-Oct-13
Dave in Battle Creek 29-Oct-13
LOST DORSAI 30-Oct-13
MI_KMC 08-Dec-13
woodystyle777 08-Dec-13
Dan In MI 08-Dec-13
woodystyle777 12-Dec-13
BATMAN 12-Dec-13
Harleywriter 12-Dec-13
Florida lime 12-Dec-13
Trad-freak 13-Dec-13
Tree Killer 13-Dec-13
Tree Killer 13-Dec-13
Tree Killer 13-Dec-13
MI_KMC 13-Dec-13
Leanman 15-Dec-13
Ruffled feather 16-Dec-13
WV Mountaineer 23-Dec-13
Cuzen Jeff 24-Dec-13
RonsPlc 26-Dec-13
woodystyle777 30-Jan-14
From: gbow123 Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 01-Jan-13

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I love this thread so lets start a new one. I love to see what you guys come up with and I hope you like to see mine

From: dragonheart Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 01-Jan-13




still working on mine, will post later.

From: Patrick Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 01-Jan-13

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Here are some Douglas Fir. Still got to put the points and heads on but finished for the most part.

From: snag Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 01-Jan-13

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Lookin' good guys! Here's some Surewood souglas fir shafts that I finished.

From: Frank V
Date: 01-Jan-13




Very nice arrows fellows. Thanks for sharing.

Frank

From: Harleywriter
Date: 01-Jan-13




Looks to me like somea these might be arrows of 2012! Nobody is that good and fast. Just kiddin ya. All of em are beauties.

From: Ryman Cat
Date: 01-Jan-13




I thought the same thing Harley while some were partying and other sleeping these guys were up making arrows all morning. Hard to imagine.Even for a proffesional they must rest some time. Kidding here also no matter what year they are from they are as beautiful today as they were when they were done.

These splices and the finish is just awsome. I wounder just how many splices it took each guy to do before they got this good at it let alone the crests and finish work that they became pro at it.

From: Dan In MI
Date: 01-Jan-13




Oh, I can see arrows bring built in that time. I've made nine cresters today.

From: gbow123 Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 01-Jan-13




Lol!!!!! guy that's funny but the picture of my 3 at the top are all i have made so far it was just for fun. I need to get on the other 9 before to long

From: dcm922
Date: 01-Jan-13

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I just finished for a friend today.

From: dcm922
Date: 01-Jan-13

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Date: 01-Jan-13

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From: Thin Man
Date: 01-Jan-13

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Beautiful arrows on the thread so far.

These were finished last week, but photographed today ... hope they qualify for 2013.

From: Harleywriter
Date: 01-Jan-13




All wondrous: Dan I like yours, especially, with the antler burn. Outstanding.

From: Thin Man
Date: 01-Jan-13




Antler burn? Burn? I never thought of that.

If I wanted to rig a branding iron with my own symbol, does anyone have a suggestion as to how?

Can you shape a piece from a tin can or similar, heat it, and burn with it?

I am fascinated. Thanks.

From: LOST DORSAI
Date: 01-Jan-13




YO TEAM! HANDSOME ARROWS! I could look at stuff like THAT all day! STAY SAFE / WELL LD

From: mooseman
Date: 02-Jan-13

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First batch for 2013. The bow I'm having made has black and orange wood in it and also I ride an old 72 Harley so black and orange it is.

From: mooseman
Date: 02-Jan-13




Forgot to mention, I started on these around 3 this afternoon. What else would a person do on New Years Day ;)

From: Harleywriter
Date: 02-Jan-13




Hey Mooseman...where is the pre-Sturgis bash in Nebraska...somewhere out north of Valentine? Maybe closer to the South Dakota border. Ever been? Looked like it could be a good time. Rode through there a week early...

From: dcm922
Date: 02-Jan-13




Thanks Harley Writer. Thin Man, I bought the wood arrow stencils from either Kustom King or 3Rivers several years ago, but was unable to find them on-line tonight. I'm sure they're still available from someone. They are an aluminum stencil that has different patterns cut-out and basically you just use a torch to burn the pattern into a wood arrow. Great Arrows guys! Dan

From: Thin Man
Date: 03-Jan-13




Thanks, DCM. I'll look about.

From: Buzz
Date: 03-Jan-13




Wow, beauties one and all.

Too pretty to shoot.

From: taxyman
Date: 04-Jan-13

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Here are some arrows I've been playing around with.

From: taxyman
Date: 04-Jan-13

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Here's a few more!

From: Patrick Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 04-Jan-13

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Ok I fudged. These were not made at the time of this post were made in 2013. This is the 2nd dozen I made for a good friend. Got them done yesterday. Douglas Fir.

From: Echatham
Date: 08-Jan-13




how do you guys splice (im assuming those feathers are spliced) so cleanly? im getting ready to build my first dozen woodies... just waiting on the rest of my shipments... but i made some aluminum flu flus recently and tried splicing two colors... didn't come out nearly that cleanly

From: Ken Schwartz
Date: 08-Jan-13




Awesome job guys ! Artwork at its Best. Don't Stop!

From: sbschindler
Date: 08-Jan-13

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nothing special but they go where I want them to.

From: sbschindler
Date: 08-Jan-13

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From: Harleywriter
Date: 08-Jan-13




Nice ones, Steve. Are they wood? Hope to see you at Chico.

From: Pegg
Date: 08-Jan-13




Man those are some great arrows. Well done.

From: Pegg
Date: 08-Jan-13




Man those are some great arrows. Well done.

From: Peter Fletcher
Date: 09-Jan-13




You guys just do some magnificent work. Regards...Pete

From: Brn2huntbiggame
Date: 09-Jan-13

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My first time at cresting

From: snag Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 09-Jan-13

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From: TRS
Date: 09-Jan-13

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nothing fancy but 1st of 2013

From: Fritz
Date: 10-Jan-13

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My christmas present for the wife. Got the classic Bear cresting pattern from SB.

From: Stu Miller
Date: 12-Jan-13

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I can't believe we are 12 days into the year and I have finished any arrows yet! I have three sets "in work" for others and will post them soon. I made a few cheapies for myself along the way....poplar two fletch again. This time I needed some light spined target arrows so I figured I would try some colorful ones.

The first half are shown here.

-Stu

From: Stu Miller
Date: 12-Jan-13

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The second half in orange.

-Stu

From: Stu Miller
Date: 12-Jan-13

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Finished up some arrows today for a young girl at church who is starting out on a recurve. These are 1/4" poplar which spined at 18#. They almost look full sixe but those shafts really feel miniture! Those tiny little cresting line darn near put my old eyes inthe grave!

-Stu

From: Stu Miller
Date: 12-Jan-13




Here is a good comparison shot of those 1/4" shafts compared to a 11/32" shaft.

-Stu

From: Stu Miller
Date: 12-Jan-13

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Oops...fogot the pic!

From: LOST DORSAI
Date: 12-Jan-13




Stu, Don't think I've ever seen 1/4 inch shafts before! Where You gettum?

Note to ALL....Keep the photos coming! I can look at stuff like this all day! WORKS OF ART! LD

From: Cotton Mouth
Date: 12-Jan-13




thats neat where can u learn some of that thanks mike

From: Harialombos
Date: 12-Jan-13

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selfnocked rivercane wild turkey fletching hand tied. made 3 shoots well. tough as heck.!!!why use ceder heh.

From: Stu Miller
Date: 12-Jan-13




Hello LD, Those 1/4" shafts started out life as hand selected 1/4" dowels from Menards! Some of the commercial shaft suppliers do sell 1/4" shafts but they are usually called "Kids Shafts" and do not come in specifc spines. From what I have found here locally, 1/4" poplar ends up with a static spine inthe range of 14 ~ 20#. In my case the ones I built were all 18# static and had a GPI range of 6.8 to 7.1 The finished arrow weight averaged 259 grains.

My experience with 5/16" poplar is that they are very tough and durable. I hope the 1/4" will prove to be relatively the same. In any case, I test shot them this evening and they flew very well.

-Stu

From: wildwills
Date: 13-Jan-13

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Here's my first batch of tonkin bamboo...had a bit of a time cresting the lines but overall I'm pleasee with how they came out and shoot. One shy of a dozen because I accidently broke a shaft at the node.

From: gbow123 Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 15-Jan-13

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Some new one I just finished up for stock

From: gbow123 Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 15-Jan-13

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From: kluzakd
Date: 15-Jan-13




I just received an arrow order from Gary (gbow123). He does excellent work. If anyone is looking to get some awesome looking arrows give him a call. Ken

From: Dan In MI
Date: 15-Jan-13




I'm starting to feel inspired.... ;-)

From: gbow123 Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 15-Jan-13




THank you Ken for the kind words its always a pleasure working with you . GDH

From: mooseman
Date: 18-Jan-13

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From: Stu Miller
Date: 19-Jan-13

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Another set finished tonight! These are German Spruce shafts which is similar to Sitka but a bit heavier.

From: ephphatha
Date: 20-Jan-13




These are some stunning arrows!

From: mooseman
Date: 20-Jan-13




Beautiful grain in those Stu!

From: Ralphie
Date: 20-Jan-13




I can't keep up with this! the feather work (for me ) is spectacular.

Great thread !

tried to post but got a "no room on the disc" message, will try later

From: Catalpa
Date: 20-Jan-13




Boy, you guys are good! I don't get tired of looking at your arrows Stu! Very, very well done!

Bernie

From: mooseman
Date: 21-Jan-13




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From: mooseman
Date: 21-Jan-13




Photobucket

From: mooseman
Date: 21-Jan-13




Figured it out, if you use the html on photobucket you can post a pic.

From: Stoner
Date: 21-Jan-13




gbow123 - I really like the white crown dip, red nock, red feather splice with natural barred feathers. Great combo, nice job. John

From: Stu Miller
Date: 25-Jan-13

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Ok, more finished tonight....sometimes you just have to loose the colors and go for some black & white combos!

-Stu

From: Stu Miller
Date: 25-Jan-13

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Another B&W set finished this evening......

From: Stu Miller
Date: 25-Jan-13

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Last ones off the workbench this evening......

-Stu

From: Kwikdraw
Date: 25-Jan-13




Awesome - And they are mine!! Thanks again Stu! Man, I'm gonna hate to shoot those.....for big game only!

From: snowshoe
Date: 27-Jan-13

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Wow!! You fellas make some awewsome looking arrows. I just started cuttind my own feathers and fletched up a few arrows. Not as nice as your guys but they work.

From: snowshoe
Date: 27-Jan-13




sorry, that was to say cutting.

From: mooseman
Date: 28-Jan-13

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Some for our NTA annual meeting yankee gift exchange. Dave

From: Graysquirrel
Date: 28-Jan-13

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Something different

From: snag Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 28-Jan-13

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Surewood shafts stained ebony.

From: snag Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 28-Jan-13

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Date: 28-Jan-13

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More Surewood shafts...

From: heavybows
Date: 29-Jan-13




Great arrows all of you!

From: Catalpa
Date: 29-Jan-13




I commented earlier, but this bears repeating! I just sit and stare at your arrow art guys! Really, really beautiful work!

Bernie

From: gbow123 Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 29-Jan-13

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These were a ton of fun to make !!!

From: gbow123 Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 29-Jan-13

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Picture was not perfect

From: gbow123 Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 29-Jan-13

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Picture was not perfect

From: gbow123 Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 29-Jan-13

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From: Brn2huntbiggame
Date: 29-Jan-13

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First time splicing .not perfect but I like them

From: Ruffled feather
Date: 30-Jan-13

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Couple guys PMed us about our arrows in the FIRST SHOT pictures. We've made several sets over the winter, and these in the works new are already our favorites. You folks see anything that needs work, please let us know. We're trying really hard to learn what we can. Best; Bill

From: Ruffled feather
Date: 30-Jan-13

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Now... this set sure ain't traditional, but we can SEE them at the indoor place we shoot. (they need to put some lights in there). First carbons for us.

From: Ruffled feather
Date: 30-Jan-13

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Here's all of them so far...

From: DT1963
Date: 30-Jan-13




Quick Question - what paints do you recommend for carbon shafts and do you seal after capping/cresting?

From: rraming Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 30-Jan-13

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You guys display your arrows so nice - did not make any wood arrows last year but am back in action for 2013. A dozen ready to go for my 45lb limbs when my new Predator riser comes - yes that puts me back to three Predators

From: Stu Miller
Date: 02-Feb-13

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Some more two fletch for fun.....dark brown feather tips with a fimple black crest on unstained shafts.

From: Fritz
Date: 02-Feb-13




Stu,

what kind of silver grey feathers did you use for the arrows you've posted on 25-Jan- 13?

From: snag Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 02-Feb-13

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Just finished these yesterday. Ebony stained douglas fir from Surewood Shafts.

From: Stu Miller
Date: 03-Feb-13




Hello Fritz,

Those are gray TrueFlight feathers. There are parts of the full length feathers that are kind of shiny and match the silver paint well.

-Stu

From: Fritz
Date: 03-Feb-13




Thank you Sir!

I'm planing on some P 51 themed arrows...

From: snowshoe
Date: 08-Feb-13

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Well its snowing hard here today,so I made some up for the wife.

From: snowshoe
Date: 08-Feb-13

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From: rraming Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 13-Feb-13

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Date: 13-Feb-13

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Date: 13-Feb-13

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Date: 13-Feb-13

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From: moleman 1
Date: 13-Feb-13

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Great looking shafts guys! Since my old eyes aint what they used to be, these are just a step above meat and potatoes, but they will look a lot better with a tint of Blood Red on them.

From: spclayne
Date: 13-Feb-13




Love the all pinks...even my yard would have a hard tike eating those.

From: npaull
Date: 13-Feb-13




Stu Miller - do you have a website where you sell your arrows?

From: Stu Miller
Date: 13-Feb-13




Hello npaull,

No, making arrows is not a business for me so no website. It is more a labor of love ans service to others. If you are looking for something unique and custom drop me a email at: stumillerarchery@me.com and I will see if I can help you out.

-Stu

From: Drewster
Date: 13-Feb-13

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Here are my first ones of 2013, but they look pretty paltry compared to what some of you guys do. Some really beautiful work shown here. I'll keep working on my skills :-)

From: Stu Miller
Date: 14-Feb-13

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A request came in for some simple arrows with a "woodsy" look.

Douglas Fir shafts with simple old gold/black crest fletched with olive and trad barred feathers....pretty "woodsy" in my book!

-Stu

From: mooseman
Date: 16-Feb-13

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Some more. Dave

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Date: 16-Feb-13

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Date: 16-Feb-13

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One more for now. Dave

From: Westbrook Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 18-Feb-13




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Waiting on some real Turkey feathers...

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From: mncarphntr
Date: 18-Feb-13

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Here's mt first attempts at woodies. A little crude, I know, splices are butted and cresting lines aren't perfect, but they look purdy from a distance! My hat's off to the guys that get all their plices lined up and their cresting lines so fine and straight. Westbrook, what is the dark stain on the last black, red and blue?

From: mncarphntr
Date: 18-Feb-13

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Another batch.

From: BearFoote
Date: 18-Feb-13

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This is my first splice ever. My daughter thinks I'm the coolest Dad! Thanks STU for the inspiration. One day I hope to have STU arrows and better yet STU talent!

From: Westbrook Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 18-Feb-13




MNCARPHNTR, its minwax Jacobean.

Eric

From: snag Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 18-Feb-13




Stu, I do believe you captured the essence of "woodsy".

From: Tracker
Date: 19-Feb-13




Great thread!

From: Jerry Russell
Date: 19-Feb-13




I could look at these arrows for hours. You guys got some serious skills.

From: snag Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 19-Feb-13

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From: BearFoote
Date: 19-Feb-13




Snag, those are oh so nice.

From: two4hooking
Date: 19-Feb-13

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tapered douglas fir;

From: Nalajr
Date: 19-Feb-13




BEAUTIFUL ARROWS!!

I like the BRIGHT arrows best. I can see them easier.

Nalajr

From: JWhite
Date: 22-Feb-13




Wow..... these are all stunning arrows, guys. Most impressive. I'd be afraid to shoot any of them, fearing loss or damage.

From: Stu Miller
Date: 24-Feb-13

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Here is another set fresh off the workbench. Douglas Fir with a simple red crown and fletch. They were requested by a fellow waller to be similar to G. Fred Asbell’s arrows on the cover of his “Instinctive Shooting II” book.

Total weight at 27" BOP ended up at 545 gr with 190 gr points installed....great FOC%, should make great hunting arrows!

-Stu

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Date: 24-Feb-13

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Another set done. This time the request was for colorfull Flu-Flu's for some arial fun! These are 5" helical fletched and should be easy to find!

From: Stu Miller
Date: 24-Feb-13

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.....and what could be more fun than a dozen flu-flu's.....yup, another matching dozen! This time with spiral wraps.

I think this is a "bouquet of flowers" that any of us trad archers would no be embarassed to recieve!

-Stu

From: LBshooter
Date: 24-Feb-13




Very nice arrows !

From: juan matos
Date: 28-Feb-13




I didn't know of this thread until I read about it in another. I had to bring this one to the top. Some nice arrows on here.

From: wooddamon1 Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 05-Mar-13




Nice work guys! Here's some cedars from the 50's I just reworked for this fall.

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From: Toad
Date: 21-Mar-13

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Man, We got some talent here boys! Playin around with a new color scheme. 11/32 acme premiums-these will finish @ 700 grains.

From: longbow4life
Date: 21-Mar-13

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Messin with some purple combos

From: longbow4life
Date: 21-Mar-13

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From: snag Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 21-Mar-13

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From: snag Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 21-Mar-13

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From: snag Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 21-Mar-13

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From: sargemarti
Date: 22-Mar-13

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Here are my Easton 2315's with Mossy Oak Breakup

From: PaPa Doc
Date: 22-Mar-13

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Here are 6 I just made the other day, first time shooting them I took a hen feather off of one with the flu-flu.

From: thalltdkm
Date: 23-Mar-13




Alot more talent here than I have. Great job!

From: Stu Miller
Date: 23-Mar-13

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Ok, these are the last arrows from Stu for quite a while! Unfortunately I am in the middle of selling my house to move to North Carolina. It will be many months before I can get into a house there and get all the arrow tools unpacked and up an running. Plenty of great talent here to keep me inspired until I can build again.....keep the great looking arrows coming!

-Stu

From: Stu Miller
Date: 23-Mar-13

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Ok, these are the last arrows from Stu for quite a while! Unfortunately I am in the middle of selling my house to move to North Carolina. It will be many months before I can get into a house there and get all the arrow tools unpacked and up an running. Plenty of great talent here to keep me inspired until I can build again.....keep the great looking arrows coming!

-Stu

From: White Falcon
Date: 24-Mar-13




Stu, I hope you have a safe trip, and enjoy the new place! Grant

From: Sailor
Date: 27-Mar-13

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Made from 2x Doug Fir lumber from Home Depot.

From: Sailor
Date: 27-Mar-13

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More from Doug Fir lumber.

From: stick33
Date: 27-Mar-13




Gorgeous arrows! I need to get ahold of you guys and get some ordered for Christmas!

From: wildwills
Date: 01-Apr-13

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Finshed splicing up the feathers and fletching new arrows for my son's HH Bear Cub...as you can tell he really likes green.

From: Bow-Rescue
Date: 01-Apr-13

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I made these for a 45# Short Bee recurve. (The yellow is 2 hand-painted coats over 1 hand-painted coat of white.)

From: Ruffled feather
Date: 01-Apr-13

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Couple batches we did this past month. Ones on the right are some of the old Autum Orange arrows we been getting for a buck each. Stip them down to bare shafts, and they doll up pretty darn nice.

From: two4hooking
Date: 01-Apr-13




Doug fir using Krylon spray.

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Date: 01-Apr-13

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From: osr144
Date: 09-Apr-13




I don't have the patients for that quality of work any more. I will endeavour to post some pictures in the future though.Played those games years ago when I had good eye sight and no arthritis .I can still make footed arrows but I no longer make 4 wing foots. Just 2 wing cause they are quick and simple.At one stage in my life I learned to make 4 wing spiral.These are tricky to make as they would either break twisting the spirals or end up being bent and distorted some what.I would like to know how the arrow builders did it in the 50s and 60 s.The way I do it is on a par with steam bending.longer wings and 45 degree twist maxuim eventually got results.The builders back in the day had a jig for keeping shafts straight during the twisting process.lots of mine got severely warped.awesome work there though(eye candy) Thanks for showing it

From: Florida lime
Date: 13-May-13




Bringing this back to the top while (patiently) waiting for my new arrows from 'snag' !

From: thalltdkm
Date: 13-May-13




WOW! I'll just keep practicing. Lol

From: Comp2367 Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 13-May-13




This is some beautiful art/craftsmanship. These arrows are too pretty to shoot. I know that's what they're for but I'd be P/O'd to shoot one and miss my mark (happens to me more often than I'd like to admit). The crafstmen on leatherwall have definitely set a high bar for others.

Jim Compliment

From: Snag Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 14-May-13




Hi Scott, they are on the bench in the process of coming to life!

From: mooseman
Date: 25-May-13

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From: mooseman
Date: 25-May-13

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Some for a memorial shoot. Dave

From: rare breed
Date: 26-May-13




Impressive, Wallers! And... a lotta work!! Shoot Straight, rare breed

From: rare breed
Date: 26-May-13




Impressive, Wallers! And... a lotta work!! Shoot Straight, rare breed

From: R. Combs
Date: 26-May-13

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Date: 26-May-13

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From: Ruffled feather
Date: 26-May-13

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Here's a couple short sets we did this past month from more of the used arrows we've been getting for a buck apiece....and using up odds and ends feathers when we have enough. Getting fast at stipping off plastic vanes and old nocks.

From: Ruffled feather
Date: 26-May-13

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....and this was one of the few full sets that was worth re doing.

From: R. Combs
Date: 15-Jul-13

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From: R. Combs
Date: 15-Jul-13

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These are some Sitka spruce with some wild turkey feathers that I dyed

From: LOST DORSAI
Date: 15-Jul-13




BACK TO THE TOP! LD

From: wooddamon1 Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 15-Jul-13




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From: gbow123 Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 15-Jul-13




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Date: 15-Jul-13

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From: longbow4life
Date: 16-Jul-13

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Peacock themed

From: DEAc23
Date: 16-Jul-13




Some amazing work everyone! I hope one day I'll be able to make arrows even half as nice as any of those lol...

From: Dan In MI
Date: 16-Jul-13




Wooddamon1,

I'm not usually a fan of swirl caps, but those tan,green, black have me thinking....

Very nice

From: Snag Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 16-Jul-13

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From: Stu Miller
Date: 16-Jul-13




Absolutely beautiful work guys. I am finaly out of temp living and just moved into the house this weekend....I have a lot of unpacking to do but this thread is making me itch to build arrows again! Thanks for the inspiration!

-Stu

From: Westbrook Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 16-Jul-13




Very nice! You guys are amazing!

Here's a few tapered cedars I just got done burning the fletch on. Different shades of Green...

Eric

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From: gbow123 Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 16-Jul-13

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Getting ready for Denton Hill next week

From: Toad
Date: 16-Jul-13

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gbow123, you have entirely too much time on your hands. Those look great. I've put together 10 dozen this year and sold a few. I'm really not in the arrow business anymore; I just enjoy making them so much, i can't stop. Been messin around with display arrows for home and lodge, for those who want decor. Not much success, but fun to make.

From: LOST DORSAI
Date: 16-Jul-13




Web-Master is gonna get ticked at me! Back To The Top! LD

From: PaLongshank
Date: 17-Jul-13

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These are hot off the press...

From: two4hooking
Date: 17-Jul-13

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Retro for longbow :-)

From: wooddamon1 Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 17-Jul-13




Dan in MI, thanks for the compliment. These really pop now that I have a coat of finish on them. I'm thinking green barred feathers to complete the "camo" effect for turkeys.

From: Westbrook Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 18-Jul-13




And a few Yellar ones....

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From: TradArcher771
Date: 18-Jul-13




Looks awesome everybody.....Austin

From: PaLongshank
Date: 23-Jul-13

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These are all Ash.....

From: PaLongshank
Date: 23-Jul-13

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These are all Ash.....more pics

From: MikeW
Date: 23-Jul-13




Westbrook!

How did you did that?

Tutorial is needed!

From: LOST DORSAI
Date: 23-Jul-13




Hynotizing to look at all these BEAUTIFUL ARROWS

LD

BTTT

From: Ryman Cat
Date: 24-Jul-13




Long Shank I love them. Lots of lookers trying to learn the splicing myself.

Cat

From: Ruffled feather
Date: 26-Jul-13

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Just finished a couple minuature flu flus for the grandson's Little Bear. Salvaged some old 1/4 inch cedar arrows and stripped and cut them down. Full sized 11/32 on top. Need to find some rubber caps to tip them with.

From: Ruffled feather
Date: 03-Sep-13

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Here's four each of the four sets we finished over the weekend. All re claimed shafts. The wooden ones were ancient..feathers turning to dust. Once stripped and sanded, they are some of the straightest and tightest cedar I've ever seen. Will be going back to get a bunch more....

From: LOST DORSAI
Date: 03-Sep-13




2013 isn't over!!!! MORE ARROWS PLEASE? STAY SAFE & SHOOT WELL! TTT

From: ephphatha
Date: 04-Sep-13




Bamboo arrows with leather dye. These are my favourite arrows.

From: ephphatha
Date: 04-Sep-13

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That's weird. I'll try another way.

From: traditional1970
Date: 04-Sep-13




looking good, keep them coming

From: DavidV
Date: 04-Sep-13

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I only make small batches so here. Western Red Cedar footed with Walnut.

From: DavidV
Date: 04-Sep-13

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From: JohnBoy
Date: 04-Sep-13

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Some ash stumpers...

From: JohnBoy
Date: 04-Sep-13

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...and an ash hunter. Soon to be tipped with a Zwickey Delta. If the turkeys will shed some more LW primaries, I might be able to fletch the rest of them before opening day.

From: Bloodyfeathers
Date: 04-Sep-13




Awesome thread and alot of talent in this room. Most are to nice to shoot.Especially lied Stu's.

From: WV Mountaineer
Date: 04-Sep-13




AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

God has blessed you all with remarkable talent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

From: gbow123 Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 05-Sep-13

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Some great looking arrows guys !!!

Been busy myself

From: gbow123 Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 05-Sep-13

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From: gbow123 Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 05-Sep-13

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From: gbow123 Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 05-Sep-13

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From: gbow123 Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 05-Sep-13




The one in the snow was a mistake made them over the winter HAHAH wrong picture

From: Dan In MI
Date: 29-Oct-13




You've been busy.

From: Dave in Battle Creek
Date: 29-Oct-13




No shortage of talent here. You guys do amazing work.

From: Dave in Battle Creek
Date: 29-Oct-13




No shortage of talent here. You guys do amazing work.

From: LOST DORSAI
Date: 30-Oct-13




AMAZING ARROWs! MORE PLEASE! LD BTTT!

From: MI_KMC
Date: 08-Dec-13




Love to see everyone's craftsmanship. What are you crafting for Christmas?

From: woodystyle777
Date: 08-Dec-13




Absolutely stunning arrows everyone! I'm about to go crazy to give this a shot myself, but am having trouble with what is needed to make my own shafts from wood. A dowel tool?

Could anyone let me know what they use to make the actual shafts?

Thanks, -WooDy

From: Dan In MI
Date: 08-Dec-13




Most guys buy shafts.

From: woodystyle777
Date: 12-Dec-13




How do you guys have double colors on a single feather? Do you dye them or something?

From: BATMAN
Date: 12-Dec-13




PEOPLES! This is GOOD stuff to look at! MORE PLEASE! Batman BTTT

From: Harleywriter
Date: 12-Dec-13




Hard to believe we are almost through this year. Has not been good to me. But these arrows are beauties. Looking forward to 2014. Be makin some of my own again for that thread.

From: Florida lime
Date: 12-Dec-13




"How do you guys have double colors on a single feather? Do you dye them or something?"

Those are sections spliced together. More work, but they do look nice !

From: Trad-freak
Date: 13-Dec-13

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From: Tree Killer
Date: 13-Dec-13

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A few sets I've made for fella's lately...

From: Tree Killer
Date: 13-Dec-13

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Date: 13-Dec-13

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From: MI_KMC
Date: 13-Dec-13

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I made these this past spring, the first arrows I crested. Unfortunately no photos of the fletched product, but I put 2 traditional cut white feathers with a grey barred indicator feather with a white nock.

From: Leanman
Date: 15-Dec-13

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My first set. More to come in 2014!

From: Ruffled feather
Date: 16-Dec-13

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Couple sets we just finished up for Christmas presents.

From: WV Mountaineer
Date: 23-Dec-13




Unbelievable fellas. Unbelievable. God Bless

From: Cuzen Jeff
Date: 24-Dec-13




Looking at all of these 11:30 PM CHRISTmas eve waiting for Santa.

Great job guys....sure put a smile on my face.......

From: RonsPlc
Date: 26-Dec-13




That is some beautiful work, I wish I had 1/2 the talent it takes to do it.

From: woodystyle777
Date: 30-Jan-14




What is splicing? How is it done to make these cool looking feather combinations?





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