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For most arrowheads I get a request that starts with the weight in grains for an arrowhead.

This means that I need to come very close to the target to begin with.
lets just say that I want to know how long a bar is 100 grains.

I know 100 grains is 0.014285714 lbs

I think 3/8 inch steel looks sane.

Linear weight of steel chart.
1 inch of steel is 0.014285714 lbs

0.014285714 lbs/0.014285714 lbs=x/1
x=.4606 of an inch which is worthless.
.4606 x 16 will give you 16th of an inch. or 7.37/16th of an inch per 100 grains

many people like 125 grain arrowheads so that makes 9.2/16th of an inch will be 125 grains.
This does not account for loss in forging or grinding.

For easy reference I created this table in inches to give a length of common bar stocks in decimal and 64/ths of an inch for 125 and 200 grains.
 125 Gr round dec  125 gr
 200 gr round dec 200 Gr
 125 gr 
square dec
 125 Gr 
 200 Gr
square dec
200   Gr
 1/4 in 1.29 in 1  18.3/64  2.06 in 2  3.7/64 1.01  64.6//64  1.62  1  39.4/64
 3/8 in .57 in 36.6/64  .91 in 58.5/64 .45 
 28.7/64  .72  46/64
 1/2 in .32 in 20.6/64 .51 in 32.9/64 .25  16.2/64  .4  25.9/64
 5/8 in .21 in 13.2/64 .33 in 21.1/64  .16  10.3/64  .26  16.5/64

One of my good friends wants to participate in a clout shoot at Agincourt so he let me read a bit of 
"Secrets of the English Longbow" By Hugh D.H. Soar.

The the pictorial display in the book is a good starting point but I feel it is lacking in some ways. 


 i received a request to make a set  

1) do a reverse taper on 3/4 inch of 1/2 inch round

2)Flatten that sucker out to about 1/8 inch thick or a hair thinner.

3)  cut the tines

4) spread the tines ( i used the hardy hole to spread em)

5)draw the triangle for the socket out using a cross pein
and spread the socket to a bit over 1 3/4 inches wide for a 1/3 inch socket.

6) roll the socket (I NEED MORE PHOTOS)

7)cut the arrow off

8) a miracle occurs. (YES I  NEED MORE PHOTOS)
I spread out the head of the arrow and ground the tines.

Subpages (1): Grains to Grams