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Hello SlingshotForum friends!!

On the subject of blowgun bamboo darts, I recall in one of my threads someone (I can't remember the member's name) spoke about superglue mixed with baking soda, for hardening the tip of bamboo darts.

I tried this week with some of my Cold Steel bamboo darts and it worked like a charm! The mix is indeed very simple and fast to make and it's cheap, above all.

Nevertheless, it doesn't bring much of an upgrade to standard bamboo darts. Perhaps one of the advantages is the fact that darts fly straighter and with a bit more of power. Still studying this ;)

I've recorded a video about it, among other blowgun shenanigans!!

Hope you like it!!

Cheers ...Q

 

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I cut up old gift cards and make a triangle trade point for a broad head split the end of the bamboo skewer and super glue it in wrap with thread and then ad the super glue and baking powder over top and sand it down you can also do the same with hack saw blades.
 

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Coincidentally I was just thinking of a good, cheap, easy way to weight the tips of some skewers. Thanks! :bowdown:
Thank you SO MUCH for your feedback!!!

Yes, the everlasting question for the blowgunner: how to enhance the performance of the bamboo dart :)

Of course, this still is (and will be) in evolution.

Best regards ...Q

I cut up old gift cards and make a triangle trade point for a broad head split the end of the bamboo skewer and super glue it in wrap with thread and then ad the super glue and baking powder over top and sand it down you can also do the same with hack saw blades.
THANK YOU so much for your feedback!!

Those look like very effective spearhead points. I'll certainly have to give it a try to something similar.

What's your opinion on stanley blades tips??

Cheers ...Q
 

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They look wonderful almost perfect for hunting tree rats and iguanas the down side is you run the risk of pinning the game to the trunk :banghead: :rofl:
LOL!!! I guess they'll be enough to dispatch some pests :)

Cheers ...Q

Mean looking spear heads
Many thanks for watching!!

Yes they are! At least, they can pierce a mean hole on the cans :D

Cheers ...Q
 
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Coincidentally I was just thinking of a good, cheap, easy way to weight the tips of some skewers. Thanks! :bowdown:
Thank you SO MUCH for your feedback!!!
Yes, the everlasting question for the blowgunner: how to enhance the performance of the bamboo dart :)
Of course, this still is (and will be) in evolution.
Best regards ...Q

I cut up old gift cards and make a triangle trade point for a broad head split the end of the bamboo skewer and super glue it in wrap with thread and then ad the super glue and baking powder over top and sand it down you can also do the same with hack saw blades.
THANK YOU so much for your feedback!!
Those look like very effective spearhead points. I'll certainly have to give it a try to something similar.
What's your opinion on stanley blades tips??
Cheers ...Q
they are good but need a tang to wrap it tight into 5he bamboo
 

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Coincidentally I was just thinking of a good, cheap, easy way to weight the tips of some skewers. Thanks! :bowdown:
Thank you SO MUCH for your feedback!!!
Yes, the everlasting question for the blowgunner: how to enhance the performance of the bamboo dart :)
Of course, this still is (and will be) in evolution.
Best regards ...Q

I cut up old gift cards and make a triangle trade point for a broad head split the end of the bamboo skewer and super glue it in wrap with thread and then ad the super glue and baking powder over top and sand it down you can also do the same with hack saw blades.
THANK YOU so much for your feedback!!
Those look like very effective spearhead points. I'll certainly have to give it a try to something similar.
What's your opinion on stanley blades tips??
Cheers ...Q
they are good but need a tang to wrap it tight into 5he bamboo
Yes, I would imagine so. Since they're made of tempered steel, they're not so easy to cut with household tools.

THANKS for the tip!!

Cheers ...Q
 
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Nice shootn Q! I was surprised at how strong they were. I thought they would break off first time you pulled em. They look very cool too.
THANK YOU so much for your feedback, my friend!!

They are surprisingly strong. I thought they were somewhat hard, but brittle. But that is not the case.

However, they have to be sharpened from time to time, if you're targeting hard stuff, like wood.

The main advantage of these tips are the weight they add to the projectile. The flight path of the dart becomes more reliable and balanced while being fast.

Best regards ...Q
 
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