Paleo Arra Fetching jig

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Paleo Arra Fetching jig

AndyinNC
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28 Sep 2007, 01:31 #1

Has anyone built a simple fetching jig? Or do most of you guys just put them on by hand?
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28 Sep 2007, 02:53 #2

I freely admit, I've grown too fond of my Bitzenberger to fletch arrows freehand...
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28 Sep 2007, 03:07 #3

I always did it my hand until Sal showed my his JoJan 6 arrow fletching jig and I had to have one.

6 arrows at once! Totally for the price especially when bought on ebay!
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28 Sep 2007, 03:23 #4

Seriously, if you don't have a jig, you can glue the feathers freehand and hold them in place fore and aft with stick pins (as long as you're not using a hardwood).

I remember seeing a homemade jig once in an old archery magazine. It called for a binder clip and two 6" x 1.5" pieces of sheet metal for the feather clamp, and a wooden V-block arrangement for the jig. At the moment I can't remember how the clamp was to be attached to the jig, though.
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28 Sep 2007, 04:54 #5

Andy
I wrote an article on a simple fletching jig using card board or leather.
It's on PrimitiveWays.com
www.primitiveways.com/fletching_jig.html
If you use waxed thread there is no need to use glue. Just finish with
2 half hitches. Also, you always have a fletching cradle behind your knee.
Just put arrow against back of knee and bend leg back while stting down.
cheers fiddler49
P.S. I sold all my Bitzenberger jigs, this really is faster and looks cooler

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28 Sep 2007, 10:39 #6

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30 Sep 2007, 16:44 #7

Hey Fiddler, I used your technique last night to fletch up a set of five arrows...it worked very well, and fast too! Fletching always drives me crazy, your jig helped considerably. The wrapping looks super cool, too. Thanks for the tutorial!!

Now what I really need, is like it says here...an arrow FETCHING jig. Especially for the arrows that overshoot the target, or dig in under the grass. Perhaps a very careful dog...fetch! (I wish... ).
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30 Sep 2007, 20:29 #8

Fiddler, looking at your jig just makes me think, "Why didn't I come up with that?" So obvious, yet so...not. It's so simple, it may even have been used in ancient times. Thanks for sharing it with us!- Joey (AKA Tok)
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AndyinNC
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01 Oct 2007, 02:08 #9

Neet ideas guys.

Thanks.
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13 Aug 2008, 00:37 #10

Hey fiddler thanks for the jig idea I have flecthed a few by hand but your paleo jig looks simple I'm going to get right on it.

Howard
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20 Aug 2008, 00:29 #11

i do my by hand....glue them on flat....then i will add a sinew wrap or artificial for extra hold....but i can say fletching isnt my favorite primitive art
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18 Jan 2009, 04:25 #12

Gee Fiddler49! That's a really good way to fletch by hand. As soon as i read your article and tried that method and It is fast and easy. I'll definitely be using this method in the future.

Ben
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13 Feb 2009, 13:02 #13

箭尾的部分为什么还要夹上一根毛呢?
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17 Mar 2009, 04:08 #14

HZQXH wrote:
箭尾的部分为什么还要夹上一根毛呢?
Translation (I think): "Why does the arrow tail part also have to clamp a woolen cloth?"

I'm not quite sure what "woolen cloth" is being referred to, but I'm going to guess it is the dog-fur yarn Mike (fiddler49) used on some of his arrows. If I am mistaken, please let me know. HZQXH, keep the questions coming, for asking questions is how we all learn.
The only difference between a hero and a coward is the direction in which he runs. -- Proverb of the Mongol Horde

Men are not lost - they just take the long way. -- Red Green
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17 Mar 2009, 21:14 #15

If you work at it fletching by hand is quicker than gluing and it looks way cooler. After 50 or so tied on fletched arrows you can do them in less than 5 minutes each. I use dental floss or split up artificial sinew wrapped arround a pencil as a spool so I can keep tension on the bindings. Now I have a jo-jan six fletcher and a few cheap single fletchers collecting dust lol.
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27 Apr 2009, 16:56 #16

Tom mills (Paleoaleo) has a utube video for fletching by hand no glue is needed. I have tried it and it works great. check out all his other videos too while your at it.
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