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Old 11-29-2012, 10:05 AM
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Bone points (arrowheads)

Been starting to work my own points out of deer bone (most of it more than a season old that the dogs have in the yard) in the evening when watching tv. Gives me something to do with my hands, and I haven't done this since I was a kid. Only tools I use are a pocket knife (scrapper), hacksaw (for rough blanks), and a bastard file. I let the bone tell me what shape it wants to take. I go slowly so that I don't get up alot of dust, work it over a towel to catch the dust I can, and if the bone has a odd smell at all to it it goes back out in the yard.

Still to do on these is...

#1 Pine resin impregnation (from natural pine resin) to add strength and counter decay.

#2 Cut string notches close to the base of the heads for mounting.

#3 mount

#4 final sharpen (most of these will already cut you if you aren't careful)

Top item in the pic is a canvassing needle made from a spur that broke off. Still working on it.

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