- cannocMemberJanuary 11, 2013 at 2:37 amPost count: 10
I would like to see some pics of the members’ arrows. I’m always looking for another good idea.
I like to make arrows using cedar shafts. But I’m having trouble figuring out how to find cresting paint that I can dip a coat of lacquer on top of without the paint melting like candle wax. What’s the combination?
Here’s the first arrows I crested several years ago. This is a blatant copy of the arrows in Black Widow’s catalog. I like a more plain crest, but these turned out really nice.
- StumpkillerMemberJanuary 15, 2013 at 1:09 amPost count: 193
The Sharpies are permament markers – just plain. The cresting lines are Pilot metallic ink pens (both from Staples). I get MinWax wipe on polyurethane (satin) from Lowes.
Note that I crest OVER one coat of the MinWax with the Sharpies, add another poly coat and then do the metallic pens for striping. The Poly will wipe off the Pilot ink otherwise.
For fletching I use Duco cement and have not lost a feather in rain or snow.
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