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Obsidian point two fletch build
« on: January 29, 2022, 05:10:10 pm »
Iím going to try to get this done right away, but I might get dragged away.

Started out by straightening up a river cane shaft and wrapping sinew on both ends. Then using cutoff wheel in grinder I shaped notch for obsidian point and dry fit it.

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Re: Obsidian point two fletch build
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2022, 05:18:43 pm »
Then I us two hacksaw blades to cut my self notch and use my leather manís file to widen it and shape it
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Re: Obsidian point two fletch build
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2022, 05:20:00 pm »
Next a tail feather
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Re: Obsidian point two fletch build
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2022, 05:21:34 pm »
I decide how long I want it. At that spot I strip of the fletch from the quill.
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Re: Obsidian point two fletch build
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2022, 05:23:28 pm »
Then about half way back the fletch I strip the fletch off other side of quill.
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Re: Obsidian point two fletch build
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2022, 05:25:20 pm »
Then I strip both side of tip
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Re: Obsidian point two fletch build
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2022, 05:27:12 pm »
Then repeat. I hold the finished fletch up to the second one to know where to strip.
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Re: Obsidian point two fletch build
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2022, 05:28:51 pm »
Then using my bench grinder I carefully grind off excess pith
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Re: Obsidian point two fletch build
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2022, 05:39:19 pm »
Then I strip some sinew and put it in water.

I lightly wrap the shaft then one fletch at top of shaft. Then the other bottom of shaft. They should line up with string notch. I lightly wrap them first so I can move them a little if I have to. You can never have enough hands for this.

After I have them where I want them I let the sinew dry and tighten down a little. Then I wrap it good.

I like to have rear of fletch so back of fan tail (as on turkey) is against shaft at this point until the sinew shrinks down tight.

I will put fletch back of fan out when I wrap rear of fletch to shaft but it fits nicer if I let opposite side to dry.
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Re: Obsidian point two fletch build
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2022, 05:50:50 pm »
After the sinew has shrunk down tight I lightly wrap rear of fletch. I orientate fletch so rear of turkey fan (as he facing away from you) is facing away from shaft and tip o fletch is quarter turn and now on side of shaft.

After I get everything where I want it and as tight as I can get it. I wrap it good.

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Re: Obsidian point two fletch build
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2022, 05:55:20 pm »
From the back it should look something like this.

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Re: Obsidian point two fletch build
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2022, 06:00:01 pm »
Then itís just trim and sign. I guess I skipped applying pine pitch, halft with sinew and putting on my markings.

All finished up

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Re: Obsidian point two fletch build
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2022, 06:02:08 pm »
Hope that shows it. Iíll try to answer any questions, but right now wife is wanting me.

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Re: Obsidian point two fletch build
« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2022, 01:41:42 pm »
Thank you for putting this together
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Re: Obsidian point two fletch build
« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2022, 02:40:31 pm »
Your welcome Allyn. I hope it helps.
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