- Stephen GrafMemberJanuary 11, 2017 at 4:44 amPost count: 2113
Good article on the home page about heat treating trade points!
Every now and again I think about making some points. But then I think about everything you have to do to get it done, and that’s before even trying to haft them to the arrows… Whew!
Spending a few bucks for some decent broadheads starts to seem like a good deal at that point. Get it? “at that POINT”? Dang, I’m a hoot!
All that aside, I thought that article was a nice mix of how and why and if I ever get the bug (and can’t kill it) to make trade points, I will definitely refer to it. Good Job!
- R2MemberJanuary 11, 2017 at 8:14 amPost count: 2304
You pointed out some good points there Steve..
I’ve never seen much point to being too political, just be blunt and get to the point of the matter.
I tried making some trade points once a long time ago. The didn’t look bad at all but hafting them to be true with the shaft, whoa.. I got lucky on one of them and it flew like a dream for two shots. The second shot, I got brave and flung it for a distant shot to really observe arrow flight. It flew beautifully to arrow never, ever land. That’s that never, ever find place…
- Greg RaganMemberJanuary 26, 2017 at 1:25 pmPost count: 197
I’ve made a few by just cutting a circular saw blade out with a dremel grinding disk. No treating at all beside working slowly to not mess with the temper already on the blade. Sharpened up well too.
I made 2 and they worked well enough and I have no doubt would kill a deer. Real sinew is the way to go for hafting…natures shrink wrap. I used some modern epoxy also instead of pine pitch, but then I am not a purist.
One day when I get this shooting thing worked out I’ll break out the old selfbow again….. have a few staves curing in the basement.
Just too easy to taper and install a quality BH…..
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