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Online Darren Haverstick

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Finished my arrows for the 2022 season
« on: August 18, 2022, 03:10:28 PM »
Woohoo! I finished my arrows for the season! These are a labor of love I do every year with some special help from my teammate and wife, Leah. This year the shafts are Douglas Fir from Surewood Shafts. I cut them to length, put on the point and nock tapers, and then burned patterns onto them using a butane torch. After the burning, I stained them and then turned them over to Leah so she could bling them out with paint and markers. I sealed the shafts with several coats of polyurethane and then fletched them and glued the points on. All that is left to do is to start shooting them! Arrow specs: The shafts spined 60-65 pounds and the arrows are 28.5" long from nock valley to back of point. They weigh approximately 680 grains. Six have 190 field points and the other half dozen have 190 grain Meathead broadheads.













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Re: Finished my arrows for the 2022 season
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2022, 05:39:42 PM »
Some durn pretty artwork there. They look great...
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Re: Finished my arrows for the 2022 season
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2022, 07:25:30 PM »
Very pretty!  I like!  :hairy

My arrows are more utilitarian than those, but I do like the Surewood shafts.  Mine have selfnocks, no cresting, just a couple of coats of boiled linseed oil wiped on.  4" fletching with a green cock feather and the other two yellow.  Half dozen with Chubby Bunny field points and another half dozen with Zwickey Eskimo 2 blade broadheads.   I enjoy the time making them, even if they are pretty basic!

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Re: Finished my arrows for the 2022 season
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2022, 11:34:29 PM »

Those are some darn NICE arrows!   :hairy   :applaud
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Re: Finished my arrows for the 2022 season
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2022, 08:29:01 AM »
Darren, What happens to last year's arrows? Do they survive season? Do you sell them, gift them, hoard them, or display them on the wall?
Curiosity compels me to ask.
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Re: Finished my arrows for the 2022 season
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2022, 08:56:25 AM »
 I'm not into archery, but I do know beauty when I see it, and it looks like that. You and your wife did quite a job, those arrows are spectacular!   :bow
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Re: Finished my arrows for the 2022 season
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2022, 10:29:00 AM »
Oh Darren.
 Pink is for girls,,, atleast that what it says on tradgang.
 Very nice my friend
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Re: Finished my arrows for the 2022 season
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2022, 12:28:48 PM »
Thank you all for the kind words! I really enjoy making them and my wife loves that I let her color on them.

Darren, What happens to last year's arrows? Do they survive season? Do you sell them, gift them, hoard them, or display them on the wall?
Curiosity compels me to ask.

I make a new dozen or two every year. If I'm lucky, I'll break one or two by sending them through animal and I usually break one while practicing. All the leftovers go in a box with all the other leftovers. I have a couple decades' worth of arrows in boxes in a closet. I guess I'm saving up for the zombie apocalypse!

One year, 2015, I got really lucky and I killed a moose and two deer with the same arrow. I got my money's worth out of that one!

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