Hi all Check out my late night project

Discussion in 'General Archery Forum' started by QSA, Oct 13, 2007.

  1. QSA

    QSA One eyed/Gutless wonder

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    I always want to learn how to do it. It took abot a month to find all the stuff to do it. Well I know I went over board but.
    The first 2 photo is my test arrow
     
  2. QSA

    QSA One eyed/Gutless wonder

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    Here are the ones I did
     

  3. BowhuntnHoosier

    BowhuntnHoosier Bisquit.......

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    Those look very very nice. I am afraid I just have not got the patience for that. Get em fletched up and post some pics of the finished product.:wave:
     
  4. QSA

    QSA One eyed/Gutless wonder

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    Boy you would not beleave how EZ it is. You should try it, I am going to get feathers for them. The hardest part of it is finding the paint. I still have not found the Laq. paint in a quart size. I did find Laq. in spray can so I got it.
    The colors are testor model master Laq.
    I will be ordering the paint that Bohning has soon.
    Do you think there is a service to be had here.
    Person shipping shafts to me,
    I crest them in your patern,
    and ship them back.
     
  5. jcmorgan31

    jcmorgan31 Prodigal Son

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    NO......NO ONE WILL WANT THIS DONE!!!!!! DON'T DO IT!!!!!:D
     
  6. QSA

    QSA One eyed/Gutless wonder

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    I hear you. Wraps would be cheaper by far. Have you ever tried it? Next I am going to try some thing new with fearthers
     
  7. QSA

    QSA One eyed/Gutless wonder

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    ha Southernfryedyankee what do you think of my arrows lol
     
  8. brokenarrow

    brokenarrow Evil Genius

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    Now that's a crest...:dizzy:
    Nice job...:D
     
  9. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    why are all your arrows different lengths???:noidea: :D :D :D
     
  10. QSA

    QSA One eyed/Gutless wonder

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    I can not cut for crap. No bunny these are new shafts in a drying rack
     
  11. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    yeah sure....making up stories agian.......are you sure your not Dredly's brother??:noidea:
     
  12. IChim2

    IChim2 IChim2 and he's a shooter

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    Sharp....:rockon:
     
  13. QSA

    QSA One eyed/Gutless wonder

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    you ned to hop over to your cage and eat a carrot and let us archers talk
     
  14. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    :D :D :D :D :D
     
  15. J.C.

    J.C. New Member

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    Nice cresting. :rockon: That's something I've always wanted to try.
     
  16. HYTMANN

    HYTMANN Senior Member

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    The arrows look awesome, perhaps that could be an option on the legs of quickstands???:noidea: :rockon:
     
  17. timberghost

    timberghost Senior Member

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    Awesome arrows!! I have always wanted to do that but if you are going to start ...say how much are we talking here?:D
     
  18. jcmorgan31

    jcmorgan31 Prodigal Son

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    Honestly, there probably would be a market for it and there is only one way to find out how big that market is.......
     
  19. QSA

    QSA One eyed/Gutless wonder

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    we will see if I have the time to put into it.
     
  20. Dredly

    Dredly Site Guru

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    You know I'm always happy to point out the pro's and cons...

    Pro of Wraps:

    Easy to install if you can roll an arrow on a flat surface
    Look super sweet
    Huge variety of options
    Not all glues will work on them

    Cons of Wraps:

    Removal is a PITA
    losing one fletching means redoing all of them
    add weight to the arrow
    If there is ANYTHING on the arrow they will not look or install correctly

    Pros of Cresting

    Cheaper after initial "purchase" of drill and paints
    Easier to remove, no razor blade involved
    Very classy looking
    Very little if any weight added
    With touch up paint only need to replace one fletching at a time


    Cons of cresting

    Not nearly as many options compared to wraps
    More difficult to do



    That being said I think you could probably sell the service pretty well. People pay good money to have their bows annodized, they pay for arrow wraps, they pay for custom slings and different colored strings... it make sense that they would pay for arrow painting as well.

    Biggest issues you'll experience are: Shipping costs for arrows stink, Get a variety of custom colors... "Camo" type colors will be a hit I would think (Browns, greens, blacks, all mixed in). Other then that its going to depend on the personal preference of the buyer.

    I think if you were to partner with SOMEONE who MAY have business relations with you already and HAPPENS to own an archery store you can make full dozens and ship them out already completed as custom arrows, by doing this people won't have to pay for shipping twice (in theory), they won't have to give up their arrows once they get them and they have awesome completed arrows to their door. Win Win for everyone.