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Footed arrow shafts.

Messages posted to thread:
24on48hunting 13-Aug-19
Jim Davis 13-Aug-19
KenWood 13-Aug-19
Sailor 14-Aug-19
Jon Stewart 14-Aug-19
M60gunner 14-Aug-19
mparker762 14-Aug-19
NY Yankee 14-Aug-19
George Tsoukalas 14-Aug-19
ohma2 14-Aug-19
Ludy 17-Sep-19
aromakr 17-Sep-19
trad_bowhunter1965 17-Sep-19
Lefty38-55 17-Sep-19
HH 17-Sep-19
24on48hunting 17-Sep-19
From: 24on48hunting
Date: 13-Aug-19

How do you go about footing a wooden arrow shaft and what do I need to get to be able to do so on an 11/32 arrow? Thanks for any help.

From: Jim Davis
Date: 13-Aug-19

Traditional Bowyer's Bible Vol. III Has a good chapter on how to do it.

Or, you can buy Reparrows from 3Rivers.

From: KenWood
Date: 13-Aug-19

Clay Hayes has a good video on it. You can buy a jig from three rivers that will get you on your way. It’s a lot of work but always cool to try something new. Good luck!

From: Sailor
Date: 14-Aug-19

I posted a build along that you can find if you do a search under my handle. When I get home in a few days I can give you a link.

From: Jon Stewart
Date: 14-Aug-19

you talking about repairing an arrow or making a four point footed arrow shaft. Big difference.

From: M60gunner
Date: 14-Aug-19

The jig 3Rivers sells works good if you have access to a router and router table or a drill press. The ultimate setup is the jig and saw blade sold by Traditional Products Inc. There’s a YouTube video showing how it’s done. There are other ways to make the jig from wood blocks. I saw plans on Traditional Archery Society website under arrow making.

From: mparker762
Date: 14-Aug-19

I've got a bunch that I've footed with Reparrows after I changed my anchor point and extended my draw from 25 1/2" to 27 3/4". They don't look as pretty as four point footed shafts, but they have proven extremely stout and don't need any special equipment beyond your standard taper tool. 3Rivers sells them.

From: NY Yankee
Date: 14-Aug-19

Check this out

From: George Tsoukalas
Date: 14-Aug-19

Info on y site.


From: ohma2
Date: 14-Aug-19

Made a bunch of them years ago always called them my show off arrows cauce they are sure a pleasure to look at when you get the splices right and put some fancy fletch on them.

From: Ludy
Date: 17-Sep-19

I tried the Reparrows from 3 rivers last week at a shoot to see how they would hold up to the abuse a less than perfect archer can put on them. We have rocky ground and had a couple of misses.They held up well.Dings on tips but no breaks. Going to order some more and save some short arrows from the trash.Dyed my Reparrows black and used tight bond to glue them. Re-stained with with tru-oil. Look pretty cool.

From: aromakr Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 17-Sep-19

Simple two point splices are quite easy to make. All you need is a means to taper two sides of the shaft, a block plane, or a belt sander. Taper about 4" of the shaft down until you have the end of the shaft about the width of a saw cut. Using a piece of hardwood cut into squares a little larger than the dia. of the shaft and about 7" long split the foot 4". Glue the slot & shaft and place together. Clamp the foot just below the end of the cut to keep the foot from splitting, put the two together and bind the wings tight to the shaft with a strip of rubber or cord until the glue is set. Then turn the foot round. You will not get as much strength with the reparrows as you will with this foot.


From: trad_bowhunter1965 Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 17-Sep-19

Gary and Connie Renfro have a DVD that show you everthing you need to make footed shafts.

From: Lefty38-55
Date: 17-Sep-19

Link to Sailor’s ‘footed shaft’ info = threadid=256534&category=88#3561004

Make SURE to remove any space after ‘cfm?’ if one is inserted ... as it appears it can happen ...

From: HH
Date: 17-Sep-19

If I want footed shafts and I do I buy them from Jim Davis on LW or hes got them at 3Rivers now. Great footings, easy to do. Killed plenty big game with Jims footing Reparrows.


From: 24on48hunting
Date: 17-Sep-19

Thanks for the replies fellas.

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