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    • Clay Hayes
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      Here’s a quick little vid showing how to straighten wood shafts.

    • Bruce Smithhammer
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      Clay – I think that’s the best 40 seconds I’ve spent all week. πŸ˜‰

      Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to run out right now and grab a 6-pack of “arrow straighteners”…

    • Stephen Graf
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      That was sweet.

      Having more cents than sense, I bought one of the ace roller straighteners. It works great too. But I sure wish I had seen this before buying it πŸ™„

    • grumpygrumpy
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      He said an OLD beer bottle. Would a NEW beer bottle work. Calling Mushroom Bill to see if he has a OLD beer bottle.

    • RalphRalph
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      Since I have 26 years of sobriety guess I’ll have to use my shaft tamer. :cry::cry::D:D

      That is a good deal Clay.

      I happen to have several friends that may kin to Grumpy’s friends. A ready source of bottles.

    • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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      Clay, nice, to the point. I also like how didn’t just assume we’d all have and old beer bottle laying around. Very generous of you. Dwc

    • Clay Hayes
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      grumpy wrote: He said an OLD beer bottle. Would a NEW beer bottle work. Calling Mushroom Bill to see if he has a OLD beer bottle.

      Hmm… Good point. I think a full bottle, i.e. new, would probably tire out the wrist during the straightening process. I usually try to empty them before hand. Any empty bottle qualifies as “old” in my book.:D

    • grumpygrumpy
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      We’re in luck!! πŸ˜€ As the snow melted, we found a beer bottle Winston left on the front porch last fall. Just finished 6 new arrows for Audrey, now we can straighten them.

      30 years here R2.

    • Bruce Smithhammer
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      I’ve been using this tip quite a bit lately, and it works like a charm. And since I find arrow-building to go hand-in-hand with enjoy a nice malty beverage, it’s a match made in heaven. Thanks for the tip, Clay. πŸ˜‰

    • Stephen Graf
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      Smithhammer wrote: I’ve been using this tip quite a bit lately, and it works like a charm. And since I find arrow-building to go hand-in-hand with enjoy a nice malty beverage, it’s a match made in heaven. Thanks for the tip, Clay. πŸ˜‰

      It appears that relationship might be inverse… The straighter the arrows gets, the more wobbly the archer becomes 8)

    • RalphRalph
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      grumpy wrote: We’re in luck!! πŸ˜€

      30 years here R2.

      :D:D:D:D:D

    • RalphRalph
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      Steve Graf wrote: [quote=Smithhammer]I’ve been using this tip quite a bit lately, and it works like a charm. And since I find arrow-building to go hand-in-hand with enjoy a nice malty beverage, it’s a match made in heaven. Thanks for the tip, Clay. πŸ˜‰

      It appears that relationship might be inverse… The straighter the arrows gets, the more wobbly the archer becomes 8)

      At that point does one care? πŸ™„

    • Stephen Graf
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      R2 wrote: …At that point does one care? πŸ™„

      Ahhhh, so grasshopper, when the archer and the arrow wobble the same, only then will they find harmony. Only then will the arrow find its mark. πŸ™„

      Moral of the story – If you want another beer, just bend your arrow a little more πŸ˜€

    • RalphRalph
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      A crooked dozen make for a bad next morning. πŸ˜€

    • FallguyFallguy
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      I have always used a old piece of polished deer antler. The only shaves that needed more than that were some hickory I tried once.

    • RalphRalph
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      A round shafted 6″ or 8″ screwdriver will also work.

    • Bruce Smithhammer
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      R2 wrote: A round shafted 6″ or 8″ screwdriver will also work.

      I think I’ll stick with beer. After a screwdriver or two I’d be worthless. 8)

    • RalphRalph
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      No wonder some people never get anything straight. 8)

    • Bruce Smithhammer
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      R2 wrote: No wonder some people never get anything straight. 8)

    • grumpygrumpy
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      Olive Oil bottle works too. The round one not the square one. Not about to try the VW door… Ohh that was sharpening knives, never mind.

    • RalphRalph
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      Olives!! Someone from ID be going to try using a martini glass. πŸ™„

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