Archery

Finished Arrows

I’ve finished the arrows, mostly.  I need to re-tip four of them, since they came up wobbly.   I also broke one during final shaft straightening, so I have 11 finished arrows.

Arrows

Finished arrows

 

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Arrow Fletching

The arrows are crested and sealed, and I’ve started fletching.

Arrows

Fletching new arrows and repairing old ones.

This time, I’m using a straight jig at an offset rather than a helical.  I’ve set it at the maximum offset possible, which JoJan says is 2°.  The end of the feather takes a little more pressure to get it to hold, but so far so good.  After this I’m going to try thread wrapping the fletching – I’m town between red silk or black.

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Arrow Cresting Continues

Flower_Start

Not complete, but I’ve started painting the trilliums.

 

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Beginning Arrow Cresting

For these arrows, I decided to go with a red and while Ealdormere theme.  So far I’ve done the red base coat.

Base-cresting

So far, so good.

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Belt Quiver Cut

The outlines are cut out.  Inar only has one size of blade, so I found the detail work to be very difficult.

Cut_Leather

I had the most trouble with paws and feet.

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Belt Quiver Started

I have started work on my tooled belt quiver.  The leather is cut, and I’ve transferred the pattern and outlined it faintly in pencil to help me see.  For a better look at my design, the original picture is here.

Quiver

The quiver body, cut and marked.

Design

It’s hard to see, but here it the transferred design.

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Finished Arrows

And here’s a picture of my finished arrows.  All in all, I had a lot of fun making these.

Arrows

Finished arrows

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Feather Splicing

To add a little more pizzazz to my arrows, I’m splicing the cock feather.  There’s a tutorial for this here.

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Spliced Feathers

Some of the feathers, despite being the same make and size, were very different heights.  I’m planning on trimming them down a bit once they’re on the shaft.

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Arrow Cresting

The cresting is completed.  All that’s left is a few more coats of sealant and I’ll be ready to fletch them.

Crest

Crested arrows

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Arrow Base Cresting

This is the base painting for the arrows.

white

White base painting

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