The  Arrow Factory

 (How they're made)

Here are some of the arrows I make, including some of the tools I use. Shafts can be cedar, oak or hickory.  After finding a suitable shaft, it is nocked at both ends and prepared for fletching and point mounting.  Flights (feathers) are cut and sized in preperation for 'fletching'.  Mostly I use turkey or duck feathers for this but I'm always on the lookout for 'road kill' as a source for feathers!!  I do this the easy way, using a 'fletching jig' which maintains the proper placement and twist of the flights onto  the shaft.  After spot-gluing, the feathers are permanently attached by wrapping each end to the shaft with sinew.  While most of the arrows I make are of the 'Wall Hanger' variety, I DO make fully functional and legal hunting arrows.  Contact me if you're interested in legal hunting arrows.  I can make them to your specifications and markings.

  

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Cane Arrows

These arrows are typical of those used by plains and southern tribes. Shafts are made from river cane with hardwood foreshafts. Typically fletched with turkey feathers. Points varied from stone to bone, horn, antler and metal.