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Offline DC

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Slots for vellum
« on: October 16, 2020, 06:10:48 pm »
Is there a slick way of cutting the slots for vellum fletching. I did it once with my Dremel but I'm too shaky this time.

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Re: Slots for vellum
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2020, 06:15:45 pm »
 You could clamp the arrow in a jig with a slot that will provide a guide the cutting wheel.

   Or clamp the dremel  and slide the arrow up to it like a  tablesaw.

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Re: Slots for vellum
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2020, 07:25:01 pm »
You could clamp the arrow in a jig with a slot that will provide a guide the cutting wheel.

   Or clamp the dremel  and slide the arrow up to it like a  tablesaw.

I was trying to avoid making yet another jig but I can't see a way around it. Getting old sucks ;D but it's way ahead of plan "B"

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« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2020, 01:18:04 pm »
Done. Just have to figure out how to space the slots at 60 consistently.

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Re: Slots for vellum
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2020, 05:29:54 pm »
That was quick!  I made a jig that works with my lathe. The old Turkish Flight arrows have the vanes glued to the surface, but a slot makes it a lot easier and is more secure.

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Re: Slots for vellum
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2020, 05:39:00 pm »
I'm going to discover just how secure. One got torn and I'm going to have to remove it. Acetone somehow I guess. I'm staring to think that glued on the surface might not be a bad idea.

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Re: Slots for vellum
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2020, 11:25:34 pm »
Acetone should work.  Calibrate the jig with a 0 and a 60 degree mark, should work, HOWEVER!  I haven't tried it (lol) (lol) >:D!
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Offline bownarra

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Re: Slots for vellum
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2020, 01:09:43 am »
Use collgen glue then it is easy to remove :)

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Re: Slots for vellum
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2020, 07:55:34 am »
 Definitely use hide glue.  Is this real vellum you are using?

 You  can re-liquify the glue as you apply the fletches and make things as slick and smooth as can be.

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Re: Slots for vellum
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2020, 10:32:51 am »
Good idea, thanks. Yes it's real vellum. My son does calligraphy and he gave me a few scraps. He's nice that way ;D ;D