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I've got a couple of yumi (Japanese longbows), so I thought it would be nice to make arrows to kind of match.

At the advice of a friend of mine, I bought 100 shafts for $150 shipped. 40-45# 33" long. I haven't fletched them yet, but here is one with a point and nock on it.

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#2
HOLLY MOLLY!
What do you do that you need a level chunk of granite that big?


I have turned a few out of aluminum but mostly bolts for the cross bow...and mostly because the intention is to shoot at something that will annihilate the arrow.
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It's a surface plate for taking measurements and plotting holes.
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P89;116041 Wrote:HOLLY MOLLY!
What do you do that you need a level chunk of granite that big?

It is the surface plate in the QC department where I work. Sometimes you need a large, accurate flat surface for measuring or using other gages on.


Quote:I have turned a few out of aluminum but mostly bolts for the cross bow...and mostly because the intention is to shoot at something that will annihilate the arrow.

My interest is mainly target shooting at this point. I'm thinking of picking up a Mongolian horse bow in the near future.

bac0nfat;116099 Wrote:It's a surface plate for taking measurements and plotting holes.

Got it in one! It is fun to see when they calibrate it every few months.
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torin3;116164 Wrote:It is the surface plate in the QC department where I work. Sometimes you need a large, accurate flat surface for measuring or using other gages on.

I knew what it was for, I just wanted to know what you did. I saw the gage drawers too which gave it away.Smile

My hope was you were an engine builder. The one at my friends shop is treated like a sacred alter...don't get near it unless you are using it.
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P89;116173 Wrote:I knew what it was for, I just wanted to know what you did. I saw the gage drawers too which gave it away.Smile

My hope was you were an engine builder. The one at my friends shop is treated like a sacred alter...don't get near it unless you are using it.

Whoops, sorry. I'm a CNC mill setup guy / IT support at a machine shop that employs over 150 people.

Though I did work in the QC department for about 3 years doing first-piece inspection and gage calibration.
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Oh, and here is the bundle of 100 shafts. I was $150 shipped, which works out to $1.50 a shaft. The have been spined at 40-45# (which is even marked on them!) which even 3 Rivers Archery doesn't do. And they want about $27 for only 3 shafts! It is also about 1/2 the price of cedar shafts in the same diameter and spine.

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Are those shafts bamboo?

I found these on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Bamboo-Arrow-Shaft...B009SFNCXU
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LostCyborg;116403 Wrote:Are those shafts bamboo?

I found these on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Bamboo-Arrow-Shaft...B009SFNCXU

Yep, they are bamboo. I bought them through ebay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/161062897206?ssP...852wt_1189

Same pictures, so probably the same vender. Looks like it is just a bit cheaper through ebay. I will say that while the shipping was $60, they got to me in 48 hours after it entered the DHL system. Starting from Hong Kong.

I've got the nocks on and tapered for the points. I'll put the points on tonight and get started with the actual fletching.
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