Go Back  HuntingNet.com Forums > Archery Forums > Bowhunting
 do it yourself arrow spinner >

do it yourself arrow spinner

Bowhunting Talk about the passion that is bowhunting. Share in the stories, pictures, tips, tactics and learn how to be a better bowhunter.

do it yourself arrow spinner

Old 03-11-2005, 09:56 PM
  #1  
Thread Starter
 
mobow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location:
Posts: 13,082
Default do it yourself arrow spinner

Made my own arrow spinner today. Folks, I gotta tell ya, it is crude....and I mean CRUDE, but, it works great. Took a piece of 1/4 inch plywood, milled a slot in it, screwed an identical piece to the bottom of it, laid 2 ball bearing in each slot, and screwed the entire thing to 2 four inch pieces of 2 x 4..... like I said, crude...but, it spins great. I guess the moral of this story is this, it doesn't have to look good to work good. Don't be afraid to try something, it might just work.
mobow is offline  
Old 03-14-2005, 12:04 AM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Washington State
Posts: 382
Default RE: do it yourself arrow spinner

Tools don't need to be complex to be efficient. Good thinking about your homemade spinner. How much did you spend?

I made a spinner a few years ago using four marbles and an 18" piece of 2x2 hardwood. Just drilled two side-by-side shallow holes at each end and hot glued the marbles into the holes so that a little more than half a globe was exposed. With just a bit of hand pressure on the shaft, arrows spun well when nestled between the two slick glass marbles.

Keep on thinking and building.
The Mouse is offline  
Old 03-20-2005, 07:27 AM
  #3  
 
Carwi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Albemarle, NC
Posts: 149
Default RE: do it yourself arrow spinner

Congrats on your homemade spinner! I made my own too and it works great. It doesn't take much money to build a fairly good one. Here's a pic of mine.

Carwi is offline  
Old 03-20-2005, 10:29 AM
  #4  
Giant Nontypical
 
nubo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: creemore Ontario Canada
Posts: 5,525
Default RE: do it yourself arrow spinner

That look's pretty good ,I might just try it myself.

nubo
nubo is offline  
Old 03-20-2005, 12:02 PM
  #5  
Giant Nontypical
 
jerseyhunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: the woods of NJ.
Posts: 5,643
Default RE: do it yourself arrow spinner

Carwi, what are those white rollers screwed to the joist holders. Nice photo.

Bet your wife gets mad having to vacum around it.
jerseyhunter is offline  
Old 03-20-2005, 12:20 PM
  #6  
Typical Buck
 
aeroslinger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Cedar Park, TX
Posts: 957
Default RE: do it yourself arrow spinner

Carwi, that looks like 2 - 2x4 joist hangers and some drawer roller guides (or guides off a pocket door). Good job.
aeroslinger is offline  
Old 03-20-2005, 12:30 PM
  #7  
Nontypical Buck
 
liquidorange's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 2,175
Default RE: do it yourself arrow spinner

i read that some use 2 nails on each end of a board nailed in the board in a "x" i guess that seems to work for the ultimate cheap but works fine solution.
liquidorange is offline  
Old 03-20-2005, 05:49 PM
  #8  
 
Carwi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Albemarle, NC
Posts: 149
Default RE: do it yourself arrow spinner

ORIGINAL: aeroslinger

Carwi, that looks like 2 - 2x4 joist hangers and some drawer roller guides (or guides off a pocket door). Good job.

Yea man you hit the nail on the head. Easy to make and workes real well. The wife does get a little upset when I photo the floor! Too many dust bunnies in my house!!
Carwi is offline  
Old 04-04-2005, 10:11 AM
  #9  
Giant Nontypical
 
jerseyhunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: the woods of NJ.
Posts: 5,643
Default RE: do it yourself arrow spinner

Thanks Carwi. Not exactly the same but it works. Did you take your wheels off and screw directly into the bushings?

jerseyhunter is offline  
Old 04-04-2005, 12:51 PM
  #10  
Giant Nontypical
 
vc1111's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Land of Oz
Posts: 9,626
Default RE: do it yourself arrow spinner

Great work.

I love reading about this kind of stuff, although I usually don't see it until AFTER I've bought one at retail.
vc1111 is offline  

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2023 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.