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  1. WillS

    Mary Rose replica arrows

    Thought I'd compile a build log on these, as they're nearly finished. These are historically accurate replicas of the arrows found on the Mary Rose. The shafts are hand-planed from European aspen into 1/2" diameter, 30.5" long. The arrows are tapered from 1/2" to 3/8" at the nock, and the...
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    Leylandii Cypress for arrows...

    I found an old thread on this a while ago (Yew Selfbow I think it was yours?) but wanted to rehash the topic as I've got a tonne of the stuff in nice wide straight logs. Rather than chopping into firewood I'm thinking of splitting and hand-planning into half inch shafts for heavy arrows but...
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    Fletching with full feathers

    Thought I'd post a kinda mini tutorial on how I approach fletching with full length feathers. This is mainly required for certain archery groups where using goose feathers is preferred as turkeys weren't around "back then", but goose fletchings also look fantastic on target or field arrows, and...
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    New Set Of EWBS Arrows

    Thought I'd stick these here as I just finished a sheaf of warbow arrows. 6 Livery Arrows - 31.5" Poplar shaft, tapered from 1/2" to 3/8" with buffalo horn inserts and fletched with 7 3/8" turkey, whipped with red silk. Tudor Bodkin heads hand forged for me by a guy in Slovakia. 2...
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