Cresting and Pictures 2013-01-11T02:37:13+00:00

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  • cannoc
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    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.

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  • Ben M.
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    I use the Elmer’s brand paint markers. The metallic paint markers bubble real bad and get weird with the lacquer but I’ve never had a problem with the regular colors.

  • Stumpkiller
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    I used to do the paint dip and lacquer. But have lately switched to stains, Sharpie and Pilot pens and wipe-on Polyurethane finish. Much less odor and much easier.

  • david Keech
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    stumpkiller ..would these be the gell type sharpies or the metalic kind and what did you use for cresting?Thanks..Tony.

  • cannoc
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    Nice work Stumpkiller. Where did you get wipe-on Polyurethane?

  • Stumpkiller
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    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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