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Offline Wvfarrier

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cresting jig
« on: August 17, 2017, 04:44:31 pm »
free cresting my shafts just isnt cutting it.  has anyone made a cresting jig?
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Offline Hawkdancer

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Re: cresting jig
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2017, 08:10:58 pm »
Funny you should bring that up!  I am about to make one - I envision a base with 2 uprights, slotted to hold the arrow, the base would be about 8-10 inches and the uprights , maybe 4-5 inches.  I think the height would also hold the arrow for wrapping the fletching.  The base would really be determined by how long your crest is.   Not fancy by any means, but a heck of a lot cheaper than $140.00!
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Offline Pat B

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Re: cresting jig
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2017, 08:28:47 pm »
Hawkdancer, would you post a build along with pics. I'm sure lots of folks would love to see it.
 
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Offline Aaron H

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Re: cresting jig
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2017, 04:40:45 am »
I would be interested in seeing that as well Hawkdancer
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Offline PEARL DRUMS/PEARLY/PD/DRUMS

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Re: cresting jig
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2017, 05:27:10 am »
I have one. I took an old cordless drill and screwed it flat on a 1 x 6 x 30 board. The chuck has a piece of rubber hose over it that gently grabs the shaft. The other end of the board just has a simple "V" cradle cut from the same board. Works fine and cost me zero dollars.
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Offline Aaron H

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Re: cresting jig
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2017, 06:46:44 am »
Pictures or it didn't happen...You should know that by now Chris  ;)
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Offline DC

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Re: cresting jig
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2017, 12:00:17 pm »
What brand of drill did you use? I made one like that and it won't go slow enough for me to serve the fletching nicely. I used a battery charger for a power supply and had to wire a dimmer switch into it to slow it down. I don't think the dimmer is doing my charger a lot of favors.
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Offline osage outlaw

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Re: cresting jig
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2017, 12:13:02 pm »
Pictures or it didn't happen...You should know that by now Chris  ;)

 ;D  Nice one Aaaron
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Offline lebhuntfish

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« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2017, 12:46:10 pm »
Pictures or it didn't happen...You should know that by now Chris  ;)

Yeah!  >:D

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Offline PEARL DRUMS/PEARLY/PD/DRUMS

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Re: cresting jig
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2017, 02:24:20 pm »
What? Cant hear ya'? What?

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« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2017, 02:27:59 pm »
Take the bolts/screws out of the body of the drill and lay it flat on the board, shim where needed. Then just replace the screws/bolts with drywall screws long enough to go through and into the board. You will have to find a way to keep the trigger pulled, I use spring clamps. I have two different tube diameters "necked" down to fit 11/32 tight'ish.

And that's where the term "Gerry riggin" came from :)
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Offline lebhuntfish

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Re: cresting jig
« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2017, 03:34:22 pm »
Ok Chris,  I can believe that!
Simple but effective,  thats the way I like it. 
Do you use a reastat to slow it down?

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Offline PEARL DRUMS/PEARLY/PD/DRUMS

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Re: cresting jig
« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2017, 04:20:49 pm »
Nope. Its an old GM assy line drill. Its very slow already.
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Offline DC

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Re: cresting jig
« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2017, 05:59:11 pm »
The new ones seem to be too fast. I think one of those old electric screwdrivers would do the trick but I haven't found one. I've thrown 2 or 3 of them out over the years but when I want one. nahhhh ;D ;D
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Offline Pat B

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Re: cresting jig
« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2017, 08:39:03 pm »
A sewing machine motor with a foot control rheostat works well. I used the motor from a rock tumbler.
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