ice dart and Ned/ penetration tests

fiddler49
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10:09 PM - Mar 13, 2007 #1

My buddy Ned came over and tested out my ice glue on an antler
point. We were throwing from 15 yards and penetrating 4 inches
of hard foam board insulation. The widest part of this blade is 42 mm
or 1.65 inches. Makes a heck of a wound channel. I got the same penetration with 70 lb bow and steel broad head from 15 yards.
I made the flakes parabolic so I could pull back out easier.
I chucked this dart a dozen times at foam board and holding up well.
Tom have you done penetration tests with pitch glued mico blades?
It's still cold here, 8 degrees F. Will spring ever come???? fiddler49


My bird head atlatl is molting LOL

Neds looking like an artic bumble bee with a really big stinger. LOL

Yes Ned, Its ownly 15 yards and the target is four feet x four feet LOL



THUMPPP !!!! I love the sound of antler hitting blue board in the morning!
oohraa!!



This antler point is 300 gr without stone flakes and ice glue
I've got a tiny pebble in between the scarfs/no glue except water on
flax thread.Easy to remove antler head to make repairs. cheers fiddler49
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PaleoAleo
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12:43 AM - Mar 14, 2007 #2

This "ice glue" is the coolest thing! I keep shaking my head in disbelief! My wife thinks I've developed a twitch.

Tom
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12:21 PM - Mar 14, 2007 #3

This is certainly an interesting subject. Here in New York we have only a few days a year when we find the dog stuck to the fire hydrant so to speak, but next time it gets that cold I have got to try this. This may be of interest to archaeologists. Bob Berg
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AffluentForager
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8:34 PM - Dec 11, 2013 #4

Hey, interested in the ice glue idea. Was your friend ned an harmonica player from arizona? If so, I know him too! Alaska is a small world. Anyway, I am practicing up for a live buffalo atlatl experiment.

I cannot see the pictures of your experiments, is there anyway you could email them to me with a description of your methods?
Thanks from Fairbanks!
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