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Dress up your carbons

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JusPassin 11-Oct-17
joe vt 11-Oct-17
Selden Slider 11-Oct-17
BATMAN 11-Oct-17
mgerard 11-Oct-17
Stringmaker 11-Oct-17
Stringmaker 11-Oct-17
Stringmaker 11-Oct-17
George D. Stout 11-Oct-17
BATMAN 11-Oct-17
jk 11-Oct-17
Redheadtwo 11-Oct-17
David McLendon 11-Oct-17
trad47 11-Oct-17
George D. Stout 11-Oct-17
CDumas 11-Oct-17
Dan In MI 11-Oct-17
Dan In MI 11-Oct-17
dawgtrainer 11-Oct-17
Dry Bones 11-Oct-17
mgerard 11-Oct-17
Dry Bones 11-Oct-17
M60gunner 11-Oct-17
bodymanbowyer 11-Oct-17
M60gunner 11-Oct-17
ptaylortx 11-Oct-17
Squirrel Hunter 11-Oct-17
Squirrel Hunter 11-Oct-17
Scotsman 12-Oct-17
Fall Gray 12-Oct-17
Dan In MI 12-Oct-17
Dry Bones 13-Oct-17
Redheadtwo 13-Oct-17
reddogge 13-Oct-17
K Cummings 13-Oct-17
Bob Rowlands 13-Oct-17
George D. Stout 13-Oct-17
CDumas 14-Oct-17
JusPassin 14-Oct-17
K Cummings 14-Oct-17
Scotsman 14-Oct-17
reddogge 14-Oct-17
bodymanbowyer 14-Oct-17
Drewster 14-Oct-17
Drewster 14-Oct-17
bodymanbowyer 14-Oct-17
Dry Bones 14-Oct-17
jaz5833 14-Oct-17
jaz5833 14-Oct-17
jaz5833 14-Oct-17
jaz5833 14-Oct-17
jaz5833 14-Oct-17
ca 15-Oct-17
Murray Seratt 15-Oct-17
JusPassin 15-Oct-17
Stringmaker 15-Oct-17
Dan In MI 15-Oct-17
jk 15-Oct-17
M60gunner 15-Oct-17
Windlaker_1 15-Oct-17
HerbP 15-Oct-17
Stringmaker 15-Oct-17
Stringmaker 15-Oct-17
Stringmaker 15-Oct-17
Babysaph 16-Oct-17
BOX CALL 16-Oct-17
SJJ 16-Oct-17
ny yankee 16-Oct-17
spike78 16-Oct-17
From: JusPassin Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Oct-17

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I seldom see guys shooting arrows that have much more than fletching on them anymore. That wasn't the case years back.

I didn't crown dip these, but a little cresting looks nice and really doesn't take all that long to do.

From: joe vt
Date: 11-Oct-17




Looks very nice. Please send them to Vermont :)

From: Selden Slider
Date: 11-Oct-17

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Here's some I did last week. The cresting is different on all 6 arrows. I'm still in the experimental stage of choosing which. Frank

From: BATMAN Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Oct-17




Let's SEE SOME MORE!

From: mgerard Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Oct-17




Selden, I like the next to the bottom one. Wraps are easy to use to dress up arrows, but cresting makes them more personal.

From: Stringmaker
Date: 11-Oct-17

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Here are some I made . . .

From: Stringmaker
Date: 11-Oct-17

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Anther set for a customer . . .

From: Stringmaker
Date: 11-Oct-17

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Last ones . . . wish I would have taken pictures of some others I have done . . .

Great lookin' arrows guys!

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Oct-17

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My Microflite #8 look good to me. I didn't do them though.

From: BATMAN Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Oct-17




Can WE keep this going? I like PURDY ARROWS!

From: jk
Date: 11-Oct-17




How about specifying the wraps you use..if you do use wraps...

From: Redheadtwo
Date: 11-Oct-17




Arrows like these are gorgeous. But...I don't spend the time making my arrows look like these because arrows get lost and get broken.

From: David McLendon
Date: 11-Oct-17




I used to build my own footed wood arrows, but I lost most of my arrow building, cresting and dipping equipment several years ago. I don't see me getting back into building on that level again but do wrap my carbons and buy all my wraps from Onestringer.

From: trad47
Date: 11-Oct-17




Beautiful looking! Didn't know that carbons could be dipped and crested . Without this the are ugly as an undertakers underpants .

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Oct-17

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Most of those beautifully crested arrows in the 60's were done by big manufacturers like Bear, Browning, etc. Here's some Browning arrows circa 1963.

From: CDumas
Date: 11-Oct-17




What do you use to plug the ends before dipping?

From: Dan In MI
Date: 11-Oct-17

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I have been crowning and cresting carbons for years.

CDumas - I have two methods. 1- have a set of nocks just for painting. 2- I spray paint them and no need to plug

From: Dan In MI
Date: 11-Oct-17

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Why I like white or yellow crowns. (they show color well)

From: dawgtrainer
Date: 11-Oct-17

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Here are a set that my buddy Rick Combs made for me..

From: Dry Bones
Date: 11-Oct-17




Educate me please. What type of paint do you use that stays on the carbon. I tried to do some but the paint did not stay well. Thanks,

-Bones

From: mgerard Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Oct-17




Dry Bones, you can't use finger paints! :^)

From: Dry Bones
Date: 11-Oct-17




I knew there had to be some reason it wiped right off and looked chunky... Thanks. :-D Can I just use fat crayons instead?

-Bones

From: M60gunner
Date: 11-Oct-17

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I use Rustolem 2X spray paint for outdoor use. Says for plastic on the can. I use for cresting RC car paints I get at the hobby shop. Anther paints are Testors Acrylics. I also use plain wraps and crest over them. Same paints for cresting I use on the spray paint. One thing I do is use MinWax Water based Acrylic clear over the finished cresting. I wait a day and just use a foam brush to apply. I use Saunders NPV glue to Fletch.

From: bodymanbowyer
Date: 11-Oct-17




Looks great Bruce :-) JF

From: M60gunner
Date: 11-Oct-17

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These are the Rustolem sprayed shafts

From: ptaylortx
Date: 11-Oct-17




For me, on my hunting arrows, it isn't practical. I try to achieve as much FOC as possible and adding weight to the rear defeats what I'm trying to accomplish.

From: Squirrel Hunter
Date: 11-Oct-17

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I made these carbons for my son -- rustoleum spray crown and tests crest. Weight added to rear of shaft was almost nothing.

For myself, I still prefer wood.

From: Squirrel Hunter
Date: 11-Oct-17




I meant to say testors crest. Sorry.

From: Scotsman
Date: 12-Oct-17

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Some of mine.... GT Blems with the Robertson clan Tartan and crest.

From: Fall Gray
Date: 12-Oct-17

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Guess I'm lazy, I just use wraps....

From: Dan In MI
Date: 12-Oct-17




Like fletching, or any other shaft material for cresting, prep is the key.

Get them clean, then even cleaner, and don't even park your car in the same neighborhood to keep oil away. ;-)

From: Dry Bones
Date: 13-Oct-17




Was hoping the bodyman might post up some of his as well. Ya'll do beautiful work. I like the arrows, I just haven't been successful at it yet.

-Bones

From: Redheadtwo
Date: 13-Oct-17




Scotsman Where did you get the wraps you used on your arrows? I like the idea of having the cresting match the family tartan. Btw I'm from the clan Farquarson (been told we're related to Macbeth).

From: reddogge Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 13-Oct-17

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Here are some carbons, all with Rustoleum sprayed caps.

From: K Cummings
Date: 13-Oct-17

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I "dress up" my carbons up with special bar coded arrow wraps.

I have an app on my phone (TECHNO-TRAD) that allows me to scan them and monitor such things as launch angle, exact arrow speed, trajectory, impact angle, and even kinetic energy at impact.

The app also interfaces with the GPS on my phone so I never lose an arrow in the field. They sure make tracking easier, especially if the arrow stays in the animal.

Gotta love technology...

:)

KPC

From: Bob Rowlands
Date: 13-Oct-17




red, I like those white cap and fletch. Those look like my old ones. Visible in low light and dark backdrop.

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 13-Oct-17




And there you have it. It's unanimous. )) I love dipped and crested arrows. And the last thing I would be concerned with is it messing up my FOC. Sometime you may want to check the weight of a bare unpainted shaft, and one dipped and crested. I doubt there's even twenty grains of difference. Buy whatever.

From: CDumas
Date: 14-Oct-17




Scotsman, was the graphic printed on a clear sticker that you applied on top of the tartan wrap?

From: JusPassin Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 14-Oct-17




Just a thought but why is it most compound shooters never shoot Pretty arrows?

From: K Cummings
Date: 14-Oct-17




"Just a thought but why is it most compound shooters never shoot Pretty arrows?"

Frequent contact makes it an effort in futility.

KPC

From: Scotsman
Date: 14-Oct-17




Answers about the Clan wraps- these are made to order from Onestringer. You can design the wrap you want, email the pattern and colors to Onestringer and voila! The cap and design is on base wrap which you then protect under a clear top wrap.

From: reddogge Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 14-Oct-17




"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3Ya6z-NlDo&NR=1)"

Thanks Bob. The white fletched ones are primarily 3-D arrows and the flour. green are hunting arrows. The white do show up nicely in the air, ground and target and they've held up for several seasons now.

From: bodymanbowyer
Date: 14-Oct-17

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Tuxedo Arrows. JF

From: Drewster
Date: 14-Oct-17

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Here's three of my latest dozen that I made for hunting this fall. I don't like the GT logo so always remove it with acetone and an abrasive pad. One deer down with this dozen already.

From: Drewster
Date: 14-Oct-17




"Just a thought but why is it most compound shooters never shoot Pretty arrows?"

They're too busy tinkering with their machines ;-)

From: bodymanbowyer
Date: 14-Oct-17




You nailed it Drewster. JF

From: Dry Bones
Date: 14-Oct-17




Drewster which again may be the reason a lot of newer traditional bow shooters don't shoot pretty arrows. They came from compounds and are always trying to improve something... Ask me how I know. Jeff, thanks for posting those. I like them a lot.

-Bones

From: jaz5833
Date: 14-Oct-17

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I jumped in with both feet, cresting and splicing. While I enjoy it greatly, it's a lot of time.

From: jaz5833
Date: 14-Oct-17

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Date: 14-Oct-17

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Date: 14-Oct-17

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Date: 14-Oct-17

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From: ca
Date: 15-Oct-17




So many nice arrows.

From: Murray Seratt Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 15-Oct-17




jaz5833- A few years back, we met a lady at a 3-D who had some arrows with those feather tracers on them. She called them her "Muppett arrows".

Murray

From: JusPassin Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 15-Oct-17




Jaz I love those bullseye patterns.

From: Stringmaker
Date: 15-Oct-17




Some good lookin' arrows guys . . . I love pretty arrows!

Michael

From: Dan In MI
Date: 15-Oct-17




You guys do know there is a Arrow of 2017 thread just for these type of pics, don't you?

From: jk
Date: 15-Oct-17




This is a great thread. The more the merrier.

From: M60gunner
Date: 15-Oct-17

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This is for Batman. These arrows I made for my shooting Buddy in San Diego.

From: Windlaker_1
Date: 15-Oct-17

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Here are mine.

Apologies...for my bow with Training Wheels.

WindLaker

From: HerbP Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 15-Oct-17




I dip cadrbons also and use empty 22 shell casings wrapped with painters tape to plug the shaft ends. Cleans up easy afterwards.

From: Stringmaker
Date: 15-Oct-17

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Here are some I am finishing up for a customer. In all the arrows I have made over the years, these are the first with wraps. I may change my mind at some point in the future, but I prefer to dip them . . .

Michael

From: Stringmaker
Date: 15-Oct-17




From: Stringmaker
Date: 15-Oct-17

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Having some shoulder issues and while it heals I am shooting a lighter weight bow. I decided to shoot some carbons instead of woods. These are the first carbons I have put on a bow since I used Graphlex arrows years ago . . .

Michael

From: Babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 16-Oct-17




I used to make them too but I realized it didn't help me kill a deer so I quit.

From: BOX CALL Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 16-Oct-17

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Made these carbon express 150 arrows up Sunday.bout as fancy as I get

From: SJJ
Date: 16-Oct-17




Great pics...I have literally hundreds of full length feathers. Would love to barter for 6-12 arrows... shedantler@gmail.com

From: ny yankee
Date: 16-Oct-17




Really beautiful work you guys!! Really nice!

From: spike78
Date: 16-Oct-17




I love these threads. Works of art there guys. Maybe something fun to start after hunting season.





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