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Re: [SCA-Archery] Fletching without a jig

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  • Loric
    Use fletch tape and then only a drop of fletchtite on each end of the feathers. Speeds it up rather quickly. And if you want to tie them on as well you can.
    Message 1 of 12 , Feb 21, 2003
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      Use fletch tape and then only a drop of fletchtite on each end of the
      feathers.
      Speeds it up rather quickly.
      And if you want to tie them on as well you can.
      Loric

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      Sent: Thursday, February 20, 2003 3:02 PM
      Subject: [SCA-Archery] Fletching without a jig


      > I've got roughly a gross of shafts waiting to be fletched, and only
      > one feather jig. So far, I've only fletched with the jig, and then
      > tied on afterwards.
      >
      > Considering the lateness of the season (outdoor shooting will start
      > in roughly 6 weeks), I'm looking for a quicker way to fletch without
      > buying another jig, sacrificing my fletching quality, nor giving up
      > my offset (helical) fletch.
      >
      > Am I asking for too much, or does anyone have a reference for a
      > suitable method?
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    • John Edgerton
      ... I just use fletchtite. It works quite well. with no problems. Jon
      Message 2 of 12 , Feb 21, 2003
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        Angall wrote:

        >What kind of glue are you using?
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        >I use CA Glue med viscosity and it sets in about 30 seconds...
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        >
        >Angall
        >
        I just use fletchtite. It works quite well. with no problems.

        Jon

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        >>I have had good luck with the tape, it is much faster than waiting for
        >>the glue to dry. However, I always have run a bead of glue down both
        >>sides and a drop at each end of the fletch anyway.
        >>
        >>Jon
        >>
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