Re: Self nocks
- I agree with Damian. I wrote up a recipe for self nocks and it can be found
on On Target Online,
really easy to make and they shoot wonderfully. My three highest longbow
scores (all in the 90s) were with my self nocks. Enjoy and good shooting!
>From: archer3@... (Don Goen)
>Subject: [SCA-Archery] Self nocks-was Japanese bows
>Date: Fri, Jan 28, 2000, 04:17
> From: archer3@... (Don Goen)
> I would suggest instead of using power tools to use hand tools. If
> something starts to go wrong you have a chance to fix it before a shaft
> is ruined beyond use.
> For the initial cut I use a hacksaw with two blades taped together.
> Holding the shaft as vertical as one may, cut to a depth of
> approximately 2 1/2 times the diameter of the string. Some times the
> initial cut will end up a bit to one side or a little out of verticle.
> Either way I follow up with a file that is about the same diameter as
> the string. In this step you can center the nock, smooth the inside of
> the nock, and square the base of the initial cut with the edge of the
> file. At this point some folks like to use a round file for the string
> seat. I leave it flat. Follow up with some 220 grit to round the
> shoulders and do any fine tuning if needed.
> Just my way of doing it.........
> Damian >>~~~>
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