About The Darts
Pin Cushion I design my darts and make them as a set one-at-a-time.  I use many different  materials that I hand turn on a wood lathe.  I then pack lead inside the barrel to achieve the desired weight and balance.  The darts are made to a weight of 20 grams as I have found this is a good weight for the best flight.  They all come with soft tips for the electronic boards and a steel tips for cork and bristle board use and a hand-turned stand out of wood.

The shafts and tips are 2ba and the flights are high quality mylar.  I can customize them to your desired weight in a range of 14 gram to 28 gram for most of the materials I use.



The most durable material I make darts out of is River Water Buffalo Horn.  The horn comes from Indonesia and is very hard and resistant to frequent use.

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The next hardest material I use is Stabilized Wood.  The wood is completely infused with acrylic resin and sometimes dye for color.   It holds up very well but not quite as hard as the Horn or Antler.  It comes in many colors.  The wood used may be Burls, Spalted highly figured and exotic.  Some are double dyes for a very unusual effect.  All are sprayed with multiple coats of lacquer for protection and to bring out the beauty of the wood.





The last types of materials I use are resin based.  Acrylic Acetate, EPR polyester Resin.  They come an all sorts of colors and effects. One of the most unusual materials I make darts out of is Tru-Stone.  This is pulverized stone mixed with resin and formed to look like stone but is much less brittle than the stone would be.  They include Turquoise, Jasper, Marble, Malachite, Lapis Lazuli, and others.

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