How to: Make an Arrow Straightener

Category: Fire / Difficulty Level: 1
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In this tutorial I show how to construct this tool out of a piece of wood. An arrow straightener is invaluable when constructing arrows from raw materials such as tree suckers, or saplings. This tool will allow you to gain leverage on hard-to-reach and stubborn areas on a shaft. They can be made of stone, bone, antler, wood, and even fired clay.

Here I show how to properly use a blade to cut off a sliver of wood needed for this project, then I show how to use a mullein spindle as a hand-drill to bore a hole that is essential for this tool to work, then finally I show how to use a pump-drill I constructed some years ago to bore a smaller hole to act as a place for a buckskin lanyard.

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