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Dustman

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During this time of lock down. Here in Australia.
Like many others with plenty of time on their hands.
I was wondering if anyone else is making their own Broadheads.
I have had a go at making some like the one's that Jay Massey made and instructed as to how he made them in his book. That is one very interesting book, if you haven't read it you need to.
But I was wondering if anyone else has come up with an idea as to making an easy good looking homemade Broadhead. Cheers.
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What,  no pictures? 🙂  this idea has always been attractive to me but just never got around to it.   Hoping you do some "show and tell".
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I haven't done it yet, but it's on my project list. I have a couple ideas for broadheads floating around in my head. Right now I'm building a gas forge to give myself the ability to heat treat steel, a little more work and it'll be ready to fire!

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Will it be gas or electric.  I have done some crude heat treating with a charcoal lighting tower.
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This will be propane fired, I need to cut the port for the burner yet and then line it with ceramic wool and refractory mortar. I want to do some blademaking and of course dabble in some broadheads, I figure this thing should handle anything I'm likely to try for a long time.
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Would like to see how it works out. 
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I used to make my own back in the day. They were very basic. I would cut them from old steel i had like old saw blades table or circular, I also bought and used O2 tool steel from a knife company. I cut them out using a dremmel and cut off blades. I had a block with a 25 degree angle to hold them up to my grinder to get edges. I didn't heat treat anything just quenched in water as I went to not over heat. They were trade point copies of the grizzly and very deadly

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I ended up cutting slots on the points to secure them on the shaft.  Deadly
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Very cool broadheads.
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my broadhead.jpg 
Longcruise here is a picture of my broadhead made from the bandsaw blade material that it is sitting on and the 125gn field point that is silver soldered at the base. No rivets.
Jack Skinner a great looking broadhead you have made there. Very impressive, thanks for showing. Cheers all.

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I don't, but did meet a guy from Alabama that would come to S.Illinois to bow hunt at the same state park I hunted every year. He made all his equipment, and he camped under a picknic table covered with a tarp no matter how cold or the weather. He made his broadheads from spoons.
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Great topic,  Just checked in Jay Massey's book "The Bowyer's Craft on making Broadhead's. 
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There are number of very good books/articles out there on making broadheads. Joy's book is good, there is a really good chapter in the Bowyers Bible Volume 2,  as well as in various publications in the at this site as well, https://www.archerylibrary.com.
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Clydebow, funny, when I was a kid we made BH's from teaspoons.  Basic?  We hammered them flat on the sidewalk with a hand sledgehammer.  We sharpened them on that same sidewalk.  Of course they weren't very sharp but good enough for rabbits.  Frank
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