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Offline DC

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How I repair self nocks
« on: May 14, 2019, 10:51:38 am »
I'm not sure how this happened but one side of the nock broke.
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Re: How I repair self nocks
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2019, 10:52:52 am »
I sanded down the sides on my belt sander so the bottom of the nock was still original
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Re: How I repair self nocks
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2019, 10:56:12 am »
Then I sanded two pieces of Purple Heart(to match the footing) so the sides of the nock were parallel. I could have done a better job but I was thinking of the how-to rather than the work at hand.
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Re: How I repair self nocks
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2019, 10:56:59 am »
Glued one side on using thick CA
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Re: How I repair self nocks
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2019, 10:58:20 am »
Then the other. Gluing them one at a time is less fiddly.
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Re: How I repair self nocks
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2019, 11:00:01 am »
Rough sanded on the belt sander. (Couldn't get any pics) and finished with sanding sticks.
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Re: How I repair self nocks
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2019, 11:01:26 am »
Wrapped with upholstery thread and thin CA.
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Re: How I repair self nocks
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2019, 11:03:28 am »
Then I chucked it up in the lathe(use a drill if you don't have a lathe) and put on a coat of 5 min epoxy. Turn until cured and shiny.
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Re: How I repair self nocks
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2019, 11:08:52 am »
Finished
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Re: How I repair self nocks
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2019, 11:44:30 am »
Now you have a footed nock on that arrow too.  Nicely done.   :OK
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Re: How I repair self nocks
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2019, 12:13:48 pm »
Thanks Pat, I think I will do the other two. It does look nice and the sides of the nock are kind of delicate on Spruce shafts.
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Re: How I repair self nocks
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2019, 02:11:29 pm »
Nice tip! it looks good too!
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Re: How I repair self nocks
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2019, 05:09:58 pm »
Superb.

In my case, it happens when another arrow strikes glancing blow to the nock on the way into target. I now try to look at my self nocks as pull them from target . . . could be unpleasant surprise if goes unnoticed.
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Re: How I repair self nocks
« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2019, 09:38:49 pm »
At our range there are more compound guys than self/recurve etc. The compound guys wear out the yellow portion of the targets. Once in a while if I hit the worn out spot the arrow bounces back out and lands on the floor nock first. I think that's what happened.
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Re: How I repair self nocks
« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2019, 03:12:05 pm »
Now you have a footed nock on that arrow too.  Nicely done.   :OK

So...would that arrow be footed and handed?

Those are some seriously good looking arrows!

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