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    • Clay Hayes
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      Anybody ever used ninebark (Physocarpus monogynus) for shafting. I was out piddling around the woods a few days ago and started noticing some near perfect shoots. It feels a bit light and it’s got a pithy core, but I thought I’d give it a try. Anyone else experimented with this stuff?

      ch

    • Robin Conrads
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      Hi Clay,

      I’m guessing no one has used this wood for arrows, but I, for one, am glad to see you back on Tradbow. Hope all is well over on the other side of the state.

    • Clay Hayes
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      Yea, I’ve been pretty busy for the past 6 months or so (new job, new location). Not much time for hanging around the campfire. Things are settling down a bit now though. Maybe I’ll put together a arrow build along using shoot shafts before too long.

      ch

    • Chad Sivertsen
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      Hi Clay,
      I tried it but found it too light in both spine and weight. It can be used for Indian style backrests for sitting around. If you have nine bark you might also have Redstem Dogwood for higher weight and spine. It usually grows near streams and other wet areas. Stems are quite red and easy to see in the winter.

      See Robin, somebody has tried it.

    • Clay Hayes
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      I figured it may be a little light in spine. I’ll see what they spine when they cure out. May make some good kids arrows. I do have redosier dogwood growing around the place, quite a bit actually. I’ll have to cut some before spring.

      Thanks for sharing your experience.

      ch

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