Re: Self Nocks
- Recently, I've been using a two-step approach - a rod saw and a hand
file, with no guides.
A rod saw is a blade that goes in a normal hacksaw, easily found at
any hardware store. Cut it as others here advise, make it as close to
square as you can, but don't sweat if it isn't perfect.
The second step is to run a file through the nock, just slightly
larger than the rod saw blade. Again, use a cheapy from the hardware
store. The files, often with the brand name of Nichols, are square
sided and quickly square the sides up. Don't force the file in the
cut, but let the file do the work.
Currently, I don't use any other gadgets, although for some arrows I
round over the end before cutting the nock.
I find it essential to reinforce my nock with some thread, and have
even robin-hooded self-knocks and the 2nd arrow "stuck" in the first.
--- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, "Toni Nelson" <mermaidx3@...>
> I tried making self nocks for the first time the other day. It was a
> complete disaster.
> does anyone have any suggestions or directions for how to make
> Ian suggested a tool which would help me, but I can not remember the
> complete name or where to find it.