New way to hand fletch arrows!

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New way to hand fletch arrows!

Tiller123
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Tiller123
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September 21st, 2008, 7:53 pm #1

Pine pitch glue!!!! just dab a bit on the front tip of the feather and touch it to the shaft untill it hardend then do the rest of the feathers on the shaft. Then wrap with sinew and spiral wrap the feathers and then do the tail end. I have also used a glue gun and not had to wrap the feathers. Just dab and place the feather where ya want it and it will stay in place. Makes things easy since you dont have to hold the feather in place all the time.
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Waterlogged
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September 26th, 2008, 5:51 am #2

Good idea. I like it, and will use it. Thanks!
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wolfsire
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September 30th, 2008, 3:33 pm #3

I've used pitch a few times to hold the front tip of the feather and must say I have no complaints. But, what really got me was when I decided to use it like glue along the length. Stuff hardens too quick for that. But you can put several drops along the line of the shaft where you want to place the feather. Then, heat them all up at once with a flame and just push the feather right on to it. I've only done it once, but I will definately be doing it again!
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Tiller123
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October 6th, 2008, 11:59 pm #4

Yeah I've done that too. Works just as good as super glue or fletch tight!
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