Step 7: The Business End

These arrows have broadheads attached. For blunts you can just find a 1/4 inch bolt tht weighs 8 grams, drill a hole and screw it in.

For the broadheads a slit needs to be cut. I made a jig using a scrap of 2x4 with a V cut into it and a scrap plywood to stabilize it. The bamboo shaft sits in the bottom of the V, which, coincidentally is aligned with the table saw blade, a quick pass and the slit is cut.
The bamboo should be backed with a piece of masking tape to prevent tear out.

The shaft is them pointed by twirling it against a belt sander.

The broadhead is superglued into the slit and secured with a whipping of dental floss.

The last picture is a test, I took an old arrow, which had already split, fastened in an unsharpened broadhead, secured it with twine and shot it into 3/4 inch ply.

The point just penetrated the plywood, the shaft split but everything is still soundly attached.

<p>Where do you get the bamboo/sticks/shafts?!</p>
<p>Some Christmas tree farms that deliver trees to tree lots put the bamboo you see in the pictures in the trees (still unsure as to why) or you could use green bamboo which is the stuff that is growing at my house (which is Oregon) or you go to home depot and look for it there but your best bet is green bamboo or going to home depot and buying a wooden dowel. hope this helped</p>
What material do you use to fasten/attach the arrow heads and feathers to the shaft?
<p>lol, i made mine and am happy with it ^^.</p>
<p>what if you don't have any points for it?</p>
<p>Another option are hard wood dowels. I got a lot of 24 - 36&quot; 3/8&quot; dowels, a bit of sanding on both front and back sides and I was able to attach traditional nocks on some as well as cut out my own on others. They shoot very good through my stick bow. </p>
How well do these fly and what's the spin
great job but don't you need to heat treat the boo to.make it more durable
How long do these hold up? and do they degrade in storage? I'd hate to make such great arrows and then leave them over the winter to die.
Good job on both the bow &amp; arrow instructables. If you cut your slot longer &amp; glued 1/8th piece of softer wood, ie; softer than bamboo to act as a shock absorber for the broadhead, I wonder if that would help prevent splitting?
Thankyou this is very imformative. I have make arrows and the hardest part has always been the head.
What can I use if I don't have a red tube heater thing? How hot does the heat need to be?
ive had some success with these style arrows, i used store bought knocks though. and depending on the weight/ shape/material of arrowhead, i had to place counter weights (electrical wire wound) along shaft
where you get arrowheads,i'm in philippines.
I,m new to this. Do you purchase your broadheads?
how much does it cost to make
in order for the arrow to fly in a proper arc around how much should the arrow head weigh? btw great instructable.
nice one. Thanks. A strong 4 out of 5. Sorry I missed this when it was first posted.
how will these possibly fly straight? just asking&gt;_&gt;
Tool, can you send the template to me? Like post it on a link on Mediafire. If you can, thank you.
I don't have a template, you can make one in two seconds with a compass.<br><br>Draw circle, pick a point on the circumference, draw another circle, continue around the original circle placing the point of the compass where the lines intersect.
Oh. Thanks, Tool
you should wrap just above the knock with string to make it stronger just a thing
That's always good advice, which is covered in the fletching step. ;-)
does that sticker say &quot;Obamo O's?&quot; Any way, nice ible, your bow ible as well as this one has been giving me ideas. (my mom hates it when this happens)
top &quot;Fairchild Tropical Garden middle Obama 08, bottom Instructables.
Let the killing begin. Haha. Love it.
Awesome, I need feathers though.... Maybe i'll go look for some tomorrow!
Well done, sir! I have seen your ible on the pyramid bow, too, and these are both fantastic.
your 'whipping' looks really good. do you know of an instrucible on how to do it, or could you perhaps 'whip' one up to go along with this 5 of 5 'ible?
I'll have to go get some bamboo stakes....
This is so well documented, your instructions are great.

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