How to fletch arrows

Discussion in 'Beginners Archery Range' started by QSA, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. QSA

    QSA One eyed/Gutless wonder

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    Ok I did this on AT and most people thanked me. I use a Grayling Jeg but you can use what ever jeg you want to buy.


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

    QSA One eyed/Gutless wonder

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    1a.Here is a good view of a straight and right hand helix clamp.
     

  3. QSA

    QSA One eyed/Gutless wonder

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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.
     
  4. QSA

    QSA One eyed/Gutless wonder

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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.

    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.
     
  5. QSA

    QSA One eyed/Gutless wonder

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    4. Slip the vane all the way into the clamp to the gluing flange.
     
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  6. QSA

    QSA One eyed/Gutless wonder

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    5. I use goat tuff glue. I dab a few drops down the vane.
     
  7. QSA

    QSA One eyed/Gutless wonder

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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.
     
  8. QSA

    QSA One eyed/Gutless wonder

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    7. Butt the end of the clamp against the nock receiver.
     
  9. QSA

    QSA One eyed/Gutless wonder

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    8. Slide the clamp down the magnet until the vane is all the way down. Some times a little glue will come out from under the vane.
     
  10. QSA

    QSA One eyed/Gutless wonder

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    9. I wait 30 seconds and remove the clamp slowly.
     
  11. QSA

    QSA One eyed/Gutless wonder

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    10. Rotate the nock receiver to the next stop.
     
  12. QSA

    QSA One eyed/Gutless wonder

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    11. Repeat steps 6, 7, 8,9, and 10
     
  13. QSA

    QSA One eyed/Gutless wonder

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    12. Dab a drop of glue on the front of each vane.
     
  14. QSA

    QSA One eyed/Gutless wonder

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    Here are a few other pics of the finished arrow.
     
  15. QSA

    QSA One eyed/Gutless wonder

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    Maybe next month I will show you how to do this
     
  16. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    AWSOME JOB QSA:peace: :peace: :peace: :peace:


    them pink ones are purtty........

    and by the way we could have done without the legs in the pic......
     
  17. Ronhop

    Ronhop RIP

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    Yeah, man, the crested arrows are really nice. Nice job QSA. Great post too. Maybe do a post on fletching with feathers in the future.... :bowl: Man that tape is a hoot to deal with... NOT ! :bowl:

    What I wonder is how he can sit cross legged like that... Man that's gotta be uncomfortable...

    Ron
     
  18. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    You know i have heard you talk about the tape a few times......:noidea:

    i know the tape your talking about........

    you DO KNOW THAT YOU CAN USE fletching glue to glue feathers right???:noidea: :noidea:
     
  19. J.C.

    J.C. New Member

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    just sayin.....:noidea: :noidea:
     
  20. trussoni

    trussoni Ninja Fighting Fool

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    Thanks information like that is invaluable.