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Arrows

#1 Post by greybeard » Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:13 pm

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Re: Arrows

#2 Post by Stickbow Hunter » Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:38 pm

Imagine sniffing all that glue. :lol: Looks like they only employed right handed people in there. :mrgreen:

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Re: Arrows

#3 Post by greybeard » Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:28 pm

Perhaps the ladies were ambidextrous and had left and right hand clamps.

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"And you must not stick for a groat or twelvepence more than another man would give, if it be a good bow.
For a good bow twice paid for, is better than an ill bow once broken.
[Ascham]

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Re: Arrows

#4 Post by little arrows » Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:00 pm

yikes, that's a whole lotta arrows 8)
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Re: Arrows

#5 Post by Stickbow Hunter » Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:04 am

greybeard wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:28 pm
Perhaps the ladies were ambidextrous and had left and right hand clamps.
Daryl, I was meaning all the arrows are facing to the left so the women would use their right hand to place the clamps on the jigs. As a left hander I would have the arrows facing to the right. :)

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Re: Arrows

#6 Post by TomMcDonald » Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:05 pm

Stickbow Hunter wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:04 am
greybeard wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:28 pm
Perhaps the ladies were ambidextrous and had left and right hand clamps.
Daryl, I was meaning all the arrows are facing to the left so the women would use their right hand to place the clamps on the jigs. As a left hander I would have the arrows facing to the right. :)

Jeff
Everyone was right handed back then.
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Re: Arrows

#7 Post by Stickbow Hunter » Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:47 pm

TomMcDonald wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:05 pm
Everyone was right handed back then.
Far from it Tom. :D

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Re: Arrows

#8 Post by greybeard » Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:57 am

Daryl, I was meaning all the arrows are facing to the left so the women would use their right hand to place the clamps on the jigs. As a left hander I would have the arrows facing to the right. :)

Jeff
When fletching my arrows right wing setup the shaft points to the right. I hold the clamp in the left hand and apply the glue with the right hand. Having the jig pointing to the right makes it easy to place the clamp in position.

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For a good bow twice paid for, is better than an ill bow once broken.
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Re: Arrows

#9 Post by TomMcDonald » Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:32 am

Stickbow Hunter wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:47 pm
TomMcDonald wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:05 pm
Everyone was right handed back then.
Far from it Tom. :D
:biggrin:
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