New Quiver

Finished up the quiver.  It’s been unfinished for at least a year and this weekend finally saw some completion.  It’s a time for closure on unfinished projects. Advertisements

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Bamboo Arrows, part 2

The next step to make these sticks into arrows is to fletch them.  To make fletchings, good feathers must be selected.  I am using some goose wing feathers given to me by a friend.  I cut a template from Bristol board to serve as a template so that all the fletchings are the same size […]

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Bamboo Arrows, part 1

Arrows have been much on my mind lately after seeing how ratty some of mine have become.  I was intending to start with a set of British longbow style arrows but having received some beautiful arrow bamboo (Pseudosasa japonica I think), I changed plans to suit the new material.  I have never used this myself […]

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New Tool and Jig Building

The Veritas dowel and tenon cutter I ordered arrived a few days ago.  I found time this evening to get it set up and build a jig for making arrow shafting.  Although I didn’t have much in the way of appropriate wood available for arrows, I did have one well-aged poplar board with fairly straight […]

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