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    • LimbLover
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      This isn’t a masterpiece by any means but I just wanted to share a homemade arrow spinner I made the other day. I didn’t want to pay $30 for one and noticed that some folks were using casters.

      Seems to work pretty well but I’m almost wondering if it would be better with smaller wheels.

      Works good for cresting too!

      BTW – the arrow in the photo is a pine shaft that I wanted to conduct a flu flu experiment on. The feathers are the leftover tips from some full-lengths I made banana-cuts out of.

    • Ripforce
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      Gonna try one with smaller wheels!

    • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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      I looked at casters, but didn’t see any small ones that were not out of center. I bought a set of the round nylon disks that are to be installed under furniture legs. They’re called magic sliders and are also cheaper than casters. I don’t intend to mount them to spin, but close together so the shaft spins on them.

    • LimbLover
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      Thats a good idea too!

    • Polar Bear
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      Is there a way to mount small bearings?

    • Mark Turton
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      Can I suggest larger wheels offset with an overlap to give a deeper V.

      Mark.

    • LimbLover
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      pothunter wrote: Can I suggest larger wheels offset with an overlap to give a deeper V.

      Mark.

      Why a deeper v? I tried larger wheels with an overlap and the shaft keept getting stuck or falling through the v.

      Maybe I didn’t get them close enough together? The bases are so large!

    • Jason Wesbrock
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      A set of those double rollers they use in drawer guides work well too.

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