David Petersen wrote: For those of you experienced with Smooth-On epoxy adhesive — I’m wondering about dipping shafts to a depth of 4″ behind the head. It would add a bit of weight but not much, but I’m wondering if it would be strong enough to keep the shaft from breaking at this stress point?
I doubt it. If you got it thick enough maybe, but a thin coat not likely. Of all the things I’ve heard people try, putting an aluminum collar over the shaft seems like the best method.
Anything but a footed shaft seems to sully the noble wood arrow imho. It is what it is, and any attempt to make it other than it is, seems counter productive to me. Lipstick on a pig I think is the popular phrase these days.
Just my opinion.