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Offline Pat B

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Re: Making fletchings
« Reply #15 on: October 31, 2017, 07:05:03 pm »
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Re: Making fletchings
« Reply #16 on: November 02, 2017, 01:13:41 am »
You was supposed to keep that to yourself JW. ;) :) :) and yes you need to come back sometime. To each their own , but I prefer splitting and grinding them, simply because they are easier for me to deal with when putting on an arrow. :)
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Offline Eric Krewson

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Re: Making fletchings
« Reply #17 on: November 04, 2017, 06:18:32 am »
As for a grinding clamp; I use a Jo-Jan straight fletching clamp with the fixture that holds it in the jig ground off. You can see it in this picture lying on my fletching table, I use it on a sanding block while fletching if I have a feather with an extra thick quill that needs a little thinning. I also use it if I cut my own fletching for shaping the quill on my belt sander.


Offline TimBo

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Re: Making fletchings
« Reply #18 on: November 06, 2017, 01:13:31 pm »
Can you strip goose feathers?  I thought that only worked with turkey.  I havn't managed to accumulate enough goose feathers to try them.

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Re: Making fletchings
« Reply #19 on: November 06, 2017, 01:21:32 pm »
You can strip any feathers if they are not too dry. If they are you can rehydrate them.
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Offline JW_Halverson

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Re: Making fletchings
« Reply #20 on: November 07, 2017, 09:27:55 am »
I have stripped macaw and parrot feathers, exotic owl feathers, English sparrow feathers, duck wing-pheasant-grouse.  If it is a feather, it all comes down to the feather not being too dried out/
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Offline TimBo

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Re: Making fletchings
« Reply #21 on: November 07, 2017, 10:42:38 am »
OK, good to know.  Now I just need to remember to go out looking for molted goose feathers next June.

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Re: Making fletchings
« Reply #22 on: November 09, 2017, 06:50:15 am »
OK, good to know.  Now I just need to remember to go out looking for molted goose feathers next June.

I mean, who is too proud to take free fletchings?
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Re: Making fletchings
« Reply #23 on: November 10, 2017, 07:27:51 am »
I like to throw the geese some wholegrain bread when I do collect feathers. Maybe I'm too proud,  but I feel I've done a good honest trade then.  :D

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