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Online Darren Haverstick

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Finished my arrows for the 2020 season
« on: August 11, 2020, 07:46:23 AM »
Over the weekend, I finished my arrows for the upcoming season. I ordered a dozen mahogany shafts from Kevin Forrester and he threw in four aspen shafts for me to try out.

Here they are with the nock and point tapers on them.


I then spent a few days flame cresting them.


I love the grain of the mahogany so I used a light stain to bring it out.


Then the fun part began, painting the shafts. I used to do this myself but my wife had so much fun helping me last year that I let her do it all this year. She did a phenomenal job!




It took a few more days, and several coats of polyurethane, to get them sealed to my satisfaction.


Then another couple days fletching them.


And now I have the finished product. 190 grain field points and 190 grain Meathead broadheads. The average arrow weight is around 660 grains. Come on September 15th!



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Re: Finished my arrows for the 2020 season
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2020, 07:51:59 AM »
Beautiful work there. Those are really cool!

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Re: Finished my arrows for the 2020 season
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2020, 12:12:48 PM »
 :hairy Turkey fletched?
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Re: Finished my arrows for the 2020 season
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2020, 01:08:06 PM »
Too beautiful, Darren. I'd  be afraid to shoot one for fear of losing it.

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Re: Finished my arrows for the 2020 season
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2020, 03:24:22 PM »
:hairy Turkey fletched?

Could be. It's whatever critter Gateway and TrueFlight are using to get their feathers from.

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Re: Finished my arrows for the 2020 season
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2020, 08:45:04 PM »
Ya know, Darren. I've got a really nice new leather quiver for sale that would look really really good holding those arrows........

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Re: Finished my arrows for the 2020 season
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2020, 07:44:15 AM »
Ya know, Darren. I've got a really nice new leather quiver for sale that would look really really good holding those arrows........

David, I make my own quivers so I have plenty, thanks. The one in the second picture I posted is the one I'm currently using.

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Re: Finished my arrows for the 2020 season
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2020, 04:53:14 PM »
Mighty fine looking arrows Darren  :hairy
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