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PostPosted: March 27th, 2011, 12:32 pm 
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Sometimes good things come out of mistakes. I had some Surewood doug fir shafts stained and ready to make into arrows when I decided to taper them from 11/32" to 5/16". After doing this I liked the way the stained part faded into the natural look of the wood. Kind of a "natural" crown. So, I crested them, sealed them and fletched them, of course, with unprocessed Oregon turkey feathers...kind of an Oregon theme going on.
There's a lot of great professional arrow builders around here and other sites that have been generous enough to share what they know. Thanks, David


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PostPosted: March 27th, 2011, 12:34 pm 
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Beautiful work David!


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PostPosted: March 27th, 2011, 12:38 pm 
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I guess it's kind of a poor man's crowning....


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PostPosted: March 27th, 2011, 12:47 pm 
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Beautiful...!!! Wish I had the talent to build such quality arrows.

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PostPosted: March 27th, 2011, 1:35 pm 
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Maybe you do John...it's just lying dormant. Just needs something or someone to stir it into action...? ;)


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PostPosted: March 27th, 2011, 2:27 pm 
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Very nice.

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They look really nice! What did you use to taper them yourself?

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PostPosted: March 28th, 2011, 5:24 pm 
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Jameson, these were tapered with a Tim's Taper Tool set up on a 48" edge sander. I've been using a friends woodshop to do the tapering.


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