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Author Topic: Some hickory rod stock  (Read 1398 times)

Offline Monterey

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Some hickory rod stock
« on: September 24, 2019, 01:41:58 PM »
Today I doweled out some hickory to 3/8" for some bow form pegs and there will be a few leftover for ramrods.  It wasn't easy to find really straight grain hickory but this stuff was very very straight.   Think it would rival straight split out rods.
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Also had this piece of teak flooring left over from an arrow footing project and eas able to get a 29" dowel out of it for a rod for a 28" barreled gun.
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Online Rob DiStefano

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Re: Some hickory rod stock
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2019, 08:20:55 AM »
very good!  didja run that through a doweler or scraper?
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Offline Monterey

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Re: Some hickory rod stock
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2019, 07:02:13 PM »
I used my arrow doweling set up that employs the Veritas 3/8" doweler.  It calls for some mods to set it up to work well for arrow shafts or just dowels. 

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