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Old 08-14-2008, 06:50 PM   #1
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Default Arrow fletching for novice

1. First clean the end of the shaft with a good cleaner. I use Acetone. It cleans and dries fast.

Here is a good view of a straight and right hand helix clamp.
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Old 08-14-2008, 08:34 PM   #2
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2. This is a grayling jig. You adjust the offset by loosening the 2 knobs and set the offset. Then tighten down the knobs.
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3. On my jig it has a shaft indexer. So set it to the shaft size, Insert the split in the nock with the nock and fletching indexer.
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On the side of the Grayling clamps there is a scale. Pick how far down you want your vanes and use that make on all 3 vanes.

4. Slip the vane all the way into the clamp to the gluing flange.
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5. I use goat tuff glue. I dab a few drops down the vane.
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6. Then use the edge of the bottle to spread the glue even. When doing it this way it takes very little glue. A little goes a long way.
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Old 08-16-2008, 01:59 AM   #7
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Here is a link to a question thread if you have any. I will be more then happy to help.
http://www.3dshoots.com/forums/showt...543#post185543
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Old 09-09-2008, 11:36 AM   #8
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I wouldn't fletch with 4 inch vanes or without pants on..but you have the general technique down.

I took a board, like a 2X8, 3 feet long and screwed in some screws to hold the stand, works like a charm.
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I wouldn't fletch with 4 inch vanes or without pants on..but you have the general technique down.

I took a board, like a 2X8, 3 feet long and screwed in some screws to hold the stand, works like a charm.
ok this is not a thread for your dumb comments slippy. I have shorts on. People want to learn that is what it is for.
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Old 11-01-2008, 12:46 PM   #10
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ok this is not a thread for your dumb comments slippy. I have shorts on. People want to learn that is what it is for.
Yeah but his comment about mounting the jig to a board is good advice and makes for a more stable work platform. I used a 1x4 about 10" long (a piece of scrap laying in my workshop) and put some felt pads on the bottom to keep from scratching work surfaces.

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Helpful post. Thanks, QSA.
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Thanks for the tip! I'm always looking for a new method to do anything.
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Nice write up... I have the same jig..thou must be a older version... it does not have that arrrow index wheel. mounted mine to a board
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Thanks for the good info!
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I've seen some people take a piece of sand paper to scuff the carbon shaft before putting vanes on, is this necessary?

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I've seen some people take a piece of sand paper to scuff the carbon shaft before putting vanes on, is this necessary?
I use scotch brite pads......
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Yea thats what i meant sorry lol Its ok to do this without harming the arrow?
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Do you glue in your nocks?

Do you clean the vanes with the cleaner?
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