How to make Simple and Cheap Arrows for Slingbow.

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  1. Schultz

    Schultz New Member

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    How to make Simple and Cheap Arrows for Slingbow. <br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=10&u=18237598" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i76.servimg.com/u/f76/18/23/75/98/th/foto0719.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><br>I know that there are no perfect arrows but i think good enough for shooting in the garden at low distance and because i needed some time to get the information until the first arrows fly i write a manual for other newbies. <br><br>For target Arrows buy some woods, a aluminum tube and nails at the hardware store. In my case, jaw wood 10 * 90 mm, a aluminum tube with 10 * 12 mm and 8 mm Nails.<br><br>For the fletching take duct tape and tape on both sides two equal stripes and cut them. <br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=3&u=18237598" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i76.servimg.com/u/f76/18/23/75/98/th/foto0712.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><br>Saw the aluminum tube about 4 cm long and saw the nail onto appropriate measure. Then wrapp the end of the nail onto matching pipe inner dimension with duct tape and let the wrapped nail end a half into the match tailored aluminum tube and bend the end together in the vise. Now arrows small indentations in the nail and the tube and tie it together.<br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=4&u=18237598" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i76.servimg.com/u/f76/18/23/75/98/th/foto0713.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=5&u=18237598" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i76.servimg.com/u/f76/18/23/75/98/th/foto0714.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br>The other end put on the arrow shaft, then drill a hole through the shaft and the aluminium tube and secure it with a screw, pin or bind it together. At least wrapp it with duct tape. <br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=6&u=18237598" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i76.servimg.com/u/f76/18/23/75/98/th/foto0715.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><br>You can also make broadheads and i think they are easier to secure when you drill a second hole through the blade and the shaft and secure it with a screw, pin or bind it together.<br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=7&u=18237598" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i76.servimg.com/u/f76/18/23/75/98/th/foto0716.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=16&u=18237598" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i76.servimg.com/u/f76/18/23/75/98/th/foto0725.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=17&u=18237598" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i76.servimg.com/u/f76/18/23/75/98/th/foto0726.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><br>When you dont shoot on hard targets you can also just bend a tube flat and saw out the top,<br>then sharpen easily with the belt sander, flat or something else.<br><br>I have made arrows from saw blades, stainless-steel, nails and tubes.<br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=8&u=18237598" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i76.servimg.com/u/f76/18/23/75/98/th/foto0717.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br>Not very beautiful but they range for shooting in the home garden.<br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=9&u=18237598" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i76.servimg.com/u/f76/18/23/75/98/th/foto0718.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br>I shoot out from my window today, i think 20 meter to the tree trunk and 30 to the wooden box with 3* theraband black and the arrows with nails weight 65 g, on the picture you can see that even the aluminium head cut the wood well. Normally i shoot on cardboard targets with this but it rains this day and i dont take out my slingbow so that the 30 m target behind the wood to far away hor this lighter Aluminum Heads.<br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=15&u=18237598" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i76.servimg.com/u/f76/18/23/75/98/th/foto0724.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=11&u=18237598" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i76.servimg.com/u/f76/18/23/75/98/th/foto0720.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=12&u=18237598" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i76.servimg.com/u/f76/18/23/75/98/th/foto0721.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=13&u=18237598" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i76.servimg.com/u/f76/18/23/75/98/th/foto0722.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=14&u=18237598" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i76.servimg.com/u/f76/18/23/75/98/th/foto0723.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><br>I Hope it is helpful.
     
  2. Saderath

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    Nice! Thanks for sharing!
     

  3. toe2thaknee

    toe2thaknee Shot Slinger

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    what can't duct tape do?? great tips, I hadn't thought of dtape for fins, but it's a great remedy. Thanks Schultz
     
  4. slingshot600

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    or you kill a goose/tukey/duck (with the slingshot ofcourse) and use the feathers
     
  5. Schultz

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    Pass on the goose/tukey/duck hunting not you ^^
    I've got quite a few laying around to work and he feeling that they hunting me :eek:

    I think today you have simple methods to make the fletching without a creature to kill so I would never kill an animal in order to get his feathers...

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQi8y1mcphc[/ame]
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRzQ84klzbs[/ame]
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpN3yjAZy0g[/ame]
     

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  7. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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  8. Bert the Welder

    Bert the Welder New Member

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    Canada Goose Zombies!!!!:eek:
     

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  9. Lars

    Lars The Evil Genious

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    thanx for sharing

    haha zombie goose
     
  10. Schultz

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    Thx Guys, I am glad that you like it :D
    Now i have a little update ;)
    I want to show you all my Selfmadeblades, my new Arrowtips and my little Pocket"knife" to the right :D
    My 2 New mini Machetes are not hardened but very sharp! The Typ from the Cury side cut like an Ax, the German KM 2000 side is very nice to stab and you can attached them as Spear/Arrow Head with a Screw.
    The saw Arrowtips are Hardened and nice Throwingknifes and you can attached them with a Screw too.
    The Ax have a Steel Tube arround the wooden Handle and its a very heavy Throwing Ax.
    I hope you like it.
     

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  11. Will

    Will Thread Hijacker

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    Nice arsenal of blades sir!! I really like that ax, excellent zombie attitude adjuster!
     
  12. billybob0987

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    Have you tried parcel tape for fletchings, its a bit more flexible than duct tape, and I find it lasts longer, I have some arrows made from 9mm dowels that have had parcel tape fletchings on for well over a hundred shoots and are still flying pretty straight, they do look pretty tatty mind
     
  13. Schultz

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    Thx!
    Great Idea, I've only used fabric tape but i will try this tomorrow :D
    Parcel tape is cheaper and so i think its a good idea when i get the same power,
    but with Fabric tape I am very satisfied.
    Until now it was very rare that the fletching was damaged and only if they stick into the target.
    Here you can see how the Arrow fly. --> [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wApndTIinxs[/ame]
     
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  14. Brazilviking

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    Very nice and versatile slingshot! I like the possibility of exchanging the fork and how easyer you change from arrows to traditional ammo. Great job!
    This video is much better. in the last one you seemed just a little crazy with the belt full of arrows an your slingword......;)
     
  15. Thistle

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    Excellent job on those target arrows, Shultz! I think they look fine. They don't need to be beautiful as long as it works for you.
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    That's also quite a collection of impressive arsenal you've got there. Zombies beware!
     
  16. Schultz

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    Thank you Guys, I am glad that you like it :D

    Thx, The Basic is the Hammershot Takedown from Bill Hays and I will never leave my Ground with this things.
    Its only a Zombieduck Survival Kit for a Funny Story about Ducks, Geese and Swans on my Work. I have posted Pics on the Start from this threat, Bert convertet them to Zombieducks and i start to make a funny Projekt. Here you can see the full Story. --> https://www.theslingshotforum.com/f19/zombie-duck-slingshot-29780/

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHDX1Xjd_OY[/ame]
     
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