Friday, May 21, 2010

Has it really been that long since I last posted?

So, it's been some time since I last posted to the blog.
At least it's been because I've been busy!
Here are a few things I've been working on...

Julian loves archery but lately he's been more involved with photography. I have a feeling that he'll be picking up his bow again when he gets his new arrows this Sunday.

Julian asked for his last name to be written in Chinese character in the cresting. I doubt I'll get any awards for my Chinese penmanship but I think this turned out pretty cool.

He also wanted brass points on these arrows. This is the first time I've used these and they really give a special look to the finished arrow.

Speaking of different points... what do you think of these? They were supplied by a gentleman in Texas for the heavy arrows for his new 80# longbow.

Last year I raffled off a set of arrows on PaleoPlanet to help send a North American member to Bulgaria for a bow and primitive skills gathering over there. Lloyd out in the San Fernando Valley won the arrows and had me make them up for a lady he shoots with at the Woodley Park archery range.
Christine loves her arrows but in the past year Lloyd has seen her borrowing his flu-flus pretty frequently. So he ordered another set in the same design as last year but this set was all flu-flus just for her.

Of the dozen arrows, nine were regular six fletch flu-flu arrows with field points. The other three were six fletch banana fletching and these special whistling heads.This was a fun set to make and I have reports that Christine loves her new arrows.
Edit on 6-12-10, in response to more than one question about the whistling heads, here is a link that will take you to their page in the 3Rivers catalog.

Next up is a set of arrows I'm making for donation to the San Diego Archer's 43rd annual King Arthur's Tournament in Balboa Park. I haven't yet decided what design to make the arrows. The shoot isn't until June 20th so I have a little bit of time for them. Do you have any input on what they should look like?  

Happy archery!


Jonathan said...

where did you get the whistling heads?

Guy Taylor said...

Jonathan, those heads came from 3Rivers. I'll put a link in the post that will take you to them.