[Ansteorra] Combat Bolts

Doug Copley doug.copley at gmail.com
Tue Dec 21 19:07:48 PST 2010

What I do when I am making mine is to measure the depth of the hole and 
then I mark one shaft with a Sharpie and then use that to go through and 
mark all of the other shafts then I start gluing and assembling.

I to have found that making a small hole at the top of the APD shaft 
before trying to put the shaft in works best.

Another thing that I have found is that the new blunt heads have a hole 
for the shaft that is NOT quite straight. I tried several times and 
several heads and shafts and could not get them to get FULLY seated to 
what I knew was the bottom of the hole (since I had measured it before 
hand). What I finally did was take the shaft and used a grinder to taper 
the last 1/2" of the shaft and not I can get the shaft to go in to the 
full depth.


On 12/21/2010 4:05 PM, John wrote:
> JP has it right. What has been discovered is that sometimes the shaft
> does not fully seat. Either from an air pocket, too much glue that can
> not escape or not being fully seated. Marking the depth on the shaft
> helps but it is not always done. Those of us have inspected more than
> our fair share of bolts and arrows not too mention our own. We do take
> notes and review them as a group.
> Iaen
> On 12/21/2010 1:13 PM, Paul Thorne wrote:
>> Yes before, it allows the glue to fill in better. With COSSs cache of
>> well
>> over 2000 pieces of ammo there has been an enormous amount of data
>> discovered on the best way to assemble these.
>> -JP DeCalmont
>> Company of Saint Sebastian
>> On Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 1:09 PM, James Crouchet<james at crouchet.com>
>> wrote:
>>> So are you saying we should make the hole BEFORE shoving the
>>> fiberglass shaft into the APD? Just asking because the Northstar
>>> instructions say to do it after and then only if it bulges. You way
>>> sounds easier though.
>>> Christian Doré
>>> On Fri, Dec 17, 2010 at 7:00 PM, John<iaenmor at swbell.net> wrote:
>>> [snip]
>>>> Take a heated pin or very small drill bit and make a hole thru the side
>>> of
>>>> the APD at the bottom (near the nock). This will allow extra glue to
>>> squirt
>>>> out. It helps. Use a small rod or something like to figure out were the
>>>> end of the shaft hole is.

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