|Copper arrowheads and |
|Close, but I need to trim and add a bit|
more sinew at the bottom of each feather.
|The thin copper rod is just the right |
diameter to fill the hole in the antler
foreshaft and copper arrowhead.
|The finished rivet is hammered and ground |
flush with the antler. A bit of red wine
vinegar and miracle grow will help antique the
|Whalebone blunts on antler foreshafts. |
They've been glued in to place, but
I'll add a sinew or gut wrapping to
secure them before I try using them.
|The mainshafts have a sinew reinforced |
socket on the distal end that fit the
end of the foreshafts. You can change the
foreshafts and if one part of your arrow
is broke or lost, you don't have to start
again from scratch.
|Regardless of the length or details of the design, all of the foreshafts have the same conical base so they will all be interchangeable on the wood mainshafts.|
Photo Credits: Tim Rast