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32234Re: [SCA-Archery] Re: Horn Nocks

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  • John Edgerton
    Sep 14, 2012
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      You can also attach the horn to a short section of shaft and insert the shaft into a electric hand drill held in a vice or into a drill press and use that to turn the horn/plastic while you file or cut it. I used a 7/32 drill bit and threaded a length of 1/4-20 bolt into the plastic and then chucked that to a drill press and used files to shape it. You can drill out the shaft hole afterward to the correct size.  I would also suggest going with something more bulbous in shape to allow more room for error. 

      Any chance you will be at Westermark Madness?


      From: aelric_southlake <magnetcoil@...>
      To: SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Fri, September 14, 2012 1:20:23 PM
      Subject: [SCA-Archery] Re: Horn Nocks


      Thank you Jon and James. I see this topic has come up before, should've searched before posting, my apologies.

      James, thank you for the book reference!

      Sounds like the gentleman in the previous post found DRILLED horn nocks from 3 Rivers... too bad they don't carry them now.

      Jon, I was thinking of cutting some horn (seems an easier place to start than bone, maybe that's not true) into small blocks, drilling them parallel to the shaft, as you were suggesting, glueing them to the shaft (so's to have something to hold on to) and then going at them with a file. I don't know if that's a really bad idea or not (does horn like filing?, does it de-laminate?). But I DO like the idea of practicing with Delrin first!

      As this mission progresses, I will update with my travails...

      ~ Aelric, West K

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