I just bought wood dowel (beech, to be precise) with a diameter of 8mm and length of 100 cm.
I am planning to use them as arrows but there is a problem: my archery skills can be terrible sometimes and I hit hard objects like tree, concrete etc. and I am worried that this will break my arrows one by one.
Can I harden the wood to reduce the chance of breakage with the following additional requirements?
It shouldn't be too expensive.
It shouldn't increase the diameter too much.