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Check out these arrows my friend made
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Contributors to this thread:
Toomanybows Bob 04-May-21
AccMan 04-May-21
Dale06 04-May-21
Pat Lefemine 04-May-21
Treeline 04-May-21
'Ike' (Phone) 04-May-21
JL 04-May-21
jdbbowhunter 04-May-21
t-roy 04-May-21
GF 04-May-21
Huntcell 05-May-21
Bou'bound 05-May-21
Bou'bound 05-May-21
orionsbrother 05-May-21
Toomanybows Bob 05-May-21
midwest 05-May-21
Toomanybows Bob 05-May-21
Toomanybows Bob 05-May-21
DanaC 05-May-21
Supernaut 05-May-21
Treeline 05-May-21
Buckeye 05-May-21
Bou'bound 05-May-21
elkmtngear 05-May-21
goyt 05-May-21
lewis 05-May-21
Shiras42 05-May-21
Bowfreak 05-May-21
Beav 05-May-21
Scoot 05-May-21
Missouribreaks 05-May-21
Ken Taylor 05-May-21
LINK 05-May-21
Empty Freezer 05-May-21
BGbasbhat 05-May-21
Scar Finga 05-May-21
APauls 05-May-21
AccMan 06-May-21
IdyllwildArcher 06-May-21
Schmitty78 06-May-21
LostNwoods 06-May-21
Ironbow-cell 07-May-21
JohnMC 07-May-21
Toomanybows Bob 08-May-21
ki-ke 08-May-21
SBH 08-May-21
RymanCat 08-May-21
JohnMC 08-May-21
Wild Bill 08-May-21
WV Mountaineer 08-May-21
hawkeye in PA 08-May-21
Royboy 08-May-21
Shug 08-May-21
t-roy 08-May-21
Drahthaar 14-May-21
CurveBow 14-May-21
04-May-21

Toomanybows  Bob's embedded Photo
Toomanybows  Bob's embedded Photo
My friend made these arrows. The shafts are '"footed" 4 x hand dipped. Fletching are all hand cut and the points are obsidian hand knapped. Then he made the box out of cedar a mirrored the inside covers so that you can see the arrows better. He says they will never be shot, and I don't blame him. TMBB

From: AccMan
04-May-21
Wow, that's a work of art.

From: Dale06
04-May-21
Way nice! But if I were him, I’d want to kill one deer with them then retire and display them, including the killer arrow.

From: Pat Lefemine
04-May-21
Excellent. Need more photos!

From: Treeline
04-May-21
Yes! More pictures, please!!!

04-May-21
^^^ This

From: JL
04-May-21
Can't say as I'd blame him for not wanting to shoot them. Nice looking arrows.

From: jdbbowhunter
04-May-21
Very impressive!

From: t-roy
04-May-21
Very talented guy!

From: GF
04-May-21
A work of art to be sure, but there’s something not quite right about putting that much effort into an arrow that will never be shot or hunted with.....

I guess that’s just my bias against collecting things that were meant to be USED.

From: Huntcell
05-May-21
Hmmmm! } >>>~~~~>

Art or arrows? Arrows or Art???

High level however they are viewed or used.

From: Bou'bound
05-May-21
Any other pictures of the full length shafts. The footing fletching and the whole case. That is unreal.

From: Bou'bound
05-May-21
GF He did not collect Something someone else created to be used he made it with his own hands for his specific intended purpose

05-May-21
Beautiful. More pictures please Bob.

05-May-21

Toomanybows  Bob's embedded Photo
Toomanybows  Bob's embedded Photo
Here's more pics.

TMBB

From: midwest
05-May-21
way cool!

05-May-21

Toomanybows  Bob's embedded Photo
Toomanybows  Bob's embedded Photo

05-May-21

Toomanybows  Bob's embedded Photo
Toomanybows  Bob's embedded Photo

From: DanaC
05-May-21
This is the kind of stuff that makes me wish for a big old house with tons of display space. Too nice to use, too nice to hide away. Eye candy of the best sort. Thanks for the great pictures.

From: Supernaut
05-May-21
Wow, beautiful works of art!

From: Treeline
05-May-21
Beautiful! Definitely a display piece!

From: Buckeye
05-May-21
yea, I would want one of those to do the job on a deer, some of the prettiest arrows i have ever seen!

From: Bou'bound
05-May-21

From: elkmtngear
05-May-21
Damn, those are crazy cool !

Those obsidian tips just look lethal...I would have to shoot at least one animal with them !

From: goyt
05-May-21
Just beautiful!

From: lewis
05-May-21
I’m impressed that for sure is a work of art Good luck Lewis

From: Shiras42
05-May-21
Beautiful! Would agree with the one kill with one of them.

From: Bowfreak
05-May-21
Wow! I wouldn't shoot them either. Simply amazing work!

From: Beav
05-May-21
Great talent!! Beautiful.

From: Scoot
05-May-21
Amazing work for sure!

05-May-21
Talented, and very nice.

From: Ken Taylor
05-May-21
Beautiful... and getting such a fine point on so many "stone" broad heads - WOW!

From: LINK
05-May-21
I agree with Dale I like to see a bloody arrow in a quiver. I’d hunt and kill with one then put it in the display box. Beautiful work!

05-May-21
How about you do a drawing or a fundraiser where you sell tickets for $20 and make another dozen for one of us addicts on bowsite. That is beautiful work. Would love those hangin over my fireplace. Just a thought.

From: BGbasbhat
05-May-21
Wow, those are beautiful. As pretty as they are I think i'd still want to use one at some point.

From: Scar Finga
05-May-21
Beautiful pieces of art! I would shoot them, but I am kinda twisted that way! I would never own anything that I wouldn't use!

From: APauls
05-May-21
Those are amazing. I too, would HAVE to bloody one!

From: AccMan
06-May-21
Man, if I could knap stone like that I would be dragging out the longbow and getting at least one bloody. He definitely has mad skills, and should be selling those arrows.

06-May-21
Beautiful

From: Schmitty78
06-May-21
Those are freaking Awesome!!

From: LostNwoods
06-May-21
im a compound guy and I di have a recurve I made my senior year in high school. I do pick it up every now and then. Traditional is very addictive. It would be really special if he used one of those arrows to harvest an animal/critter. Very cool thanks for sharing!

From: Ironbow-cell
07-May-21
Fantastic! Way better use of time than sitting in front of the TV. Wish I had even a little bit of that kind of talent.

From: JohnMC
07-May-21
Those are impressive! What does The shafts are '"footed" mean?

08-May-21
John,

When a shaft id "footed that me3ans that it is spliced with another piece of wood. Originally this was done to save an arrow that had broken off the end. Then it evolved into adding weight and strength to the arrow by adding a stiffer and heavier wood to the front, thereby increasing penetration and durability. These arrows are made of 4 short pieces of wood, mostly because it's cool. Kind of like when George Mallory was asked why eh wanted to climb Mt. Everest, "Because it's there" he said. TMBB

From: ki-ke
08-May-21
Serious level of artistry. I would definately buy raffle tickets for those.

Curious. What does this guy do for a living?

From: SBH
08-May-21
Those are supreme. Well done.

From: RymanCat
08-May-21
Wow they are gorgeous. Unbelievable craftsmanship. That's some gift.

From: JohnMC
08-May-21
thanks bob I learned something.

From: Wild Bill
08-May-21

Wild Bill's embedded Photo
Wild Bill's embedded Photo
I have shot one of these arrows. I shot a turkey that I did not recover. These arrows were a labor of love. The wood in the arrows are Osage, wenge, cedar and purple heart.. It took 4 years to complete the whole project. An hour here and there. I just retired from the residential trash business and I'm also the president of the Maine Traditional Archers. Making my own equipment is the best part of trad archery.

08-May-21
Awesome arrows guys.

08-May-21
Beautiful looking arrows!!

From: Royboy
08-May-21
Beautiful and I just love footed arrows

From: Shug
08-May-21
Very nice

From: t-roy
08-May-21
Beautiful craftsmanship, Wild Bill! Any pics of any aspects of the project? It would definitely be an interesting thread to follow along on, if you would be interested in doing a similar one sometime!

From: Drahthaar
14-May-21
Nice. Forrest

From: CurveBow
14-May-21
Awesome work!!

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