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Offline Trapper Rob

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Re: Obsidian point two fletch build
« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2022, 05:27:59 pm »
BJ another good looking arrow.

Offline bjrogg

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Re: Obsidian point two fletch build
« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2022, 06:12:09 pm »
Thanks Rob
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Offline Hrothgar

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Re: Obsidian point two fletch build
« Reply #17 on: February 07, 2022, 01:53:33 pm »
Thanks for the clear, close up pictures to go along with your descriptions. This should help a lot of newbies. (I had to learn how to cut and tie such an arrow through trial and error and studying a bad drawing :( ).
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Offline Kenneth

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Re: Obsidian point two fletch build
« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2022, 04:23:27 pm »
Nice arrow. I might have to use my bench grinder now to get the pith off. I felt it was not primitive enough before but that seems like a ridiculous standard when Iím working under electric lights

Offline WhistlingBadger

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Re: Obsidian point two fletch build
« Reply #19 on: February 07, 2022, 06:09:20 pm »
Very cool, BJ.  I'm going to have to learn this fletching method. I like it.
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Offline bjrogg

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Re: Obsidian point two fletch build
« Reply #20 on: February 09, 2022, 12:18:12 pm »
Thanks Hrothgar. I hope so. Some of it I probably made a bit confusing with my explanation. And Iím not saying this is a replica Cherokee two fletch. Itís my rendition of one though from my limited knowledge of them. I do like it.


Kenneth I like to blend old and new. I find they often complement each other. Besides. Iíve tried scrapping it off with a obsidian scrapper and the bench grinder works a lot better.

Give it a whirl WB

If anyone has any questions I can try to answer them

Bjrogg
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Offline Gimlis Ghost

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Re: Obsidian point two fletch build
« Reply #21 on: February 10, 2022, 12:43:15 am »
I ordered a bundle of 20 Wild Turkey tail feathers yesterday.
I haven't started my viburnum shaft arrows yet but it was recommended to me that I replace the rubbery plastic vanes of the carbon shafts I've been using to avoid occasionally kicking out to my left when shooting.

The arrows I made when I built an Apple wood bow many years ago I two fletched with a strong spiral. I had not seen the full South Eastern fletching at the time.

The feathers I ordered look much the same as used by the OP. I'm intending to experiment with different styles of fletchings on groups of three arrows each. When I settle on the best for me I'll order more feathers and fletch most of the two dozen carbon arrows I have and start on my viburnum shafts.

When I finally get a start on my bow I'll be building it to work best with the Viburnum arrows I'll have already constructed. Perhaps tweaking those arrows a bit to fine tune it all.

Offline Buckskinner

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Re: Obsidian point two fletch build
« Reply #22 on: February 24, 2022, 11:18:16 am »
Thanks for the instruction! I found a fan in the freezer that I didn't know I had so gave the two fletch a shot last night, first fletching job that wasn't plastic and I will see how it flies tomorrow. First time using sinew as well, that stuff is amazing...
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Offline WhistlingBadger

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Re: Obsidian point two fletch build
« Reply #23 on: February 24, 2022, 01:14:31 pm »
Good how-to, BJ.  You should write this up for the magazine.  I'm sure it's been done before, but not since I've been subscribing.
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Offline bjrogg

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Re: Obsidian point two fletch build
« Reply #24 on: May 29, 2022, 11:16:14 am »
I had a few people ask me questions about the Eastern Cherokee two fletch. Or at least my rendition of one. I directed them here. Hope they can find it I donít know how to post a link to it.

Got looking and noticed I missed a few replies.

Thanks WB I might have to try one for the magazine.

Buckskinner that looks good. And yes sinew really is some amazing stuff. How did your arrow fly? Glad I was able to get you away from plastic.

Thanks again everyone for your kind words. I do really hope this helps.

Bjrogg
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Offline Buckskinner

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Re: Obsidian point two fletch build
« Reply #25 on: May 30, 2022, 11:25:14 am »
Thanks! I haven't shot them yet, patiently waiting for my shoulder to heal up.  It's getting a lot better though in the last couple weeks, I have an appointment for MRI on Friday, but if things keep progressing, I may be cancelling and shooting a light # bow soon!

Plastic is a thing of the past for me I believe.  I still have my unmentionable but don't intend to hunt with it at least this fall, I have a WI bear tag and it will either be a self-bow or flintlock hunt.

I got a ton of thunder chicken wing and tail feathers from spring hunt, so have been working on some 3 fletch as well.


Offline bjrogg

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Re: Obsidian point two fletch build
« Reply #26 on: May 30, 2022, 05:54:33 pm »
Looks great Buckskinner.

Hope your shoulder just keeps getting better.

Bjrogg
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Re: Obsidian point two fletch build
« Reply #27 on: May 31, 2022, 09:26:54 am »
Good build-a-long BJ.Nice slick way to fletch up an arrow.
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Re: Obsidian point two fletch build
« Reply #28 on: May 31, 2022, 10:23:27 pm »
Thanks Ed.  This really has become my favorite fletch.

bjrogg
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Offline Stixnstones

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Re: Obsidian point two fletch build
« Reply #29 on: June 17, 2022, 01:15:26 pm »
Cool build along buddy.... nice arrow