Fletching Blazer Vanes (w/ pics)

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  • September 28, 2007 at 3:09 am #510279 Back to Top REPORT

    BaMaBoWHuNTeR

    Joined: 6/12/2006
    Thanks TeaMan!!! :thumbup :thumbup

    This thread has over 12,500 views so It’s definately helping some folks! :shock: :shock: :shock: :thumbup :thumbup :thumbup

    We need some pics of a Jo-Jan if anyone is willing….. ;) ;) :D :thumbup

    October 1, 2007 at 4:00 pm #510280 Back to Top REPORT
    doughboy
    doughboy

    Joined: 9/29/2007
    Did you use the right helical or the straight clamp and could you tell me the numbers on the jig that you had it set on? Im a newby to fletching arrows and wanted to make sure I buy the right equipment. [/img]
    October 26, 2007 at 5:46 am #510281 Back to Top REPORT

    BaMaBoWHuNTeR

    Joined: 6/12/2006
    I used a right helical clamp, there are no numbers on the jig, but those pictures will get you REAL close, you may only have to make minute adjustments. [=}=]
    October 26, 2007 at 7:36 pm #510282 Back to Top REPORT
    doughboy
    doughboy

    Joined: 9/29/2007
    Thank you very much. I did buy the right helical and followed your info and it worked great. I already shot a nice doe with one of the arrows I fletched.
    October 28, 2007 at 4:34 am #510283 Back to Top REPORT

    BaMaBoWHuNTeR

    Joined: 6/12/2006
    Thank you very much. I did buy the right helical and followed your info and it worked great. I already shot a nice doe with one of the arrows I fletched.

    Congrats! It’s some kind of feeling when you take a deer with the arrows you made by yourself! :thumbup

    October 28, 2007 at 9:43 pm #510284 Back to Top REPORT
    doughboy
    doughboy

    Joined: 9/29/2007
    It is very exciting to take an animal with an arrow you built yourself. Two days ago I took a coyote with the same arrow and it still looks great. (New blades on the broadhead of course.) You have a tried and proven technique for arrows. Two shots, two animals, and the same arrow!
    January 1, 2008 at 3:25 am #510285 Back to Top REPORT
    richp
    RichP

    Joined: 3/18/2006
    I just bought the same set-up, only I was talked into going with the straight clamp. Any drawbacks to using it with the blazers?
    January 2, 2008 at 12:48 am #510286 Back to Top REPORT
    ddphil
    ddphil

    Joined: 9/16/2007
    Do you use the same glue and setup if you use wraps?
    January 5, 2008 at 9:10 pm #510287 Back to Top REPORT

    BaMaBoWHuNTeR

    Joined: 6/12/2006
    Do you use the same glue and setup if you use wraps?

    Yes. I’ve found wraps to be MUCH easier…. [=}=]

    January 5, 2008 at 9:11 pm #510288 Back to Top REPORT

    BaMaBoWHuNTeR

    Joined: 6/12/2006
    I just bought the same set-up, only I was talked into going with the straight clamp. Any drawbacks to using it with the blazers?

    Nope. You should be fine with the straight clamp. Your adjustments may be a bit more minor however. [=}=]

    January 5, 2008 at 11:31 pm #510289 Back to Top REPORT
    richp
    RichP

    Joined: 3/18/2006
    Thanks a lot for posting this, and the reply. I’m in need of wraps and Blazers and then I’ll do a trial run.
    January 6, 2008 at 3:17 am #510290 Back to Top REPORT
    richp
    RichP

    Joined: 3/18/2006
    BaMaBoWHuNTeR,

    I have another question I’m sure you can answer.

    When I purchased the Bitzenburger Dial-O-Fletch, I ordered it from Cabelas. I talked to a so-called expert who said the nock receiver didn’t come with it. Well, as you know, it does come with it.

    Not knowing that, I ordered the TM nock receiver, which is listed as available for 120 degree cock-down.

    So here I sit, with the standard nock receiver (which has the one flat side) and the TM nock receiver.

    I’m sure I need only the standard nock receiver, I want to fletch arrows to shoot through a whisker bisquit.

    Is there any reason to keep the TM nock receiver? When would I use it? I haven’t used the Bitzenburger yet, and I’m obviously not well versed it it’s use yet.

    I’d appreciate your feedback. If the TM nock receiver is something I may need down the road, perhaps with another rest, let me know and I will keep it around, otherwise I will return it for a refund.

    Thanks a lot!

    January 6, 2008 at 8:18 am #510291 Back to Top REPORT

    BaMaBoWHuNTeR

    Joined: 6/12/2006

    BaMaBoWHuNTeR,

    I have another question I’m sure you can answer.

    When I purchased the Bitzenburger Dial-O-Fletch, I ordered it from Cabelas. I talked to a so-called expert who said the nock receiver didn’t come with it. Well, as you know, it does come with it.

    Not knowing that, I ordered the TM nock receiver, which is listed as available for 120 degree cock-down.

    So here I sit, with the standard nock receiver (which has the one flat side) and the TM nock receiver.

    I’m sure I need only the standard nock receiver, I want to fletch arrows to shoot through a whisker bisquit.

    Is there any reason to keep the TM nock receiver? When would I use it? I haven’t used the Bitzenburger yet, and I’m obviously not well versed it it’s use yet.

    I’d appreciate your feedback. If the TM nock receiver is something I may need down the road, perhaps with another rest, let me know and I will keep it around, otherwise I will return it for a refund.

    Thanks a lot![/quote:1nv0g8tv]

    Personally, I’d get a refund (because I’d never use the TM)…. But that’s just me… I’ve fletched tons of arrows with the standard nock reciever, and never had a problem. I’ve fletched 3 vanes, 4 vanes, etc. I really don’t see a need for the TM… [=}=]

    On the whisker biscuit: I’ve shot vanes with a helical and straight offset. Both work good. Just remember to add a drop of glue at the front and back of each vane to make sure they don’t come off when going through the biscuit… [=}=]

    Good Luck! :thumbup

    January 6, 2008 at 3:44 pm #510292 Back to Top REPORT
    richp
    RichP

    Joined: 3/18/2006
    Hey, thanks, I’ll send it back then. I have enough stuff sitting that never gets used.
    January 12, 2008 at 5:25 pm #510293 Back to Top REPORT
    richp
    RichP

    Joined: 3/18/2006
    Thanks for the Q-tip idea, it worked great! I have another question for you now that I’m getting into it.

    What determines this measurement?

    The top arrow is 1/2″ longer in length, if that matters. Both these arrows were wrapped and blazered at different lengths previously by an archery shop, I was surprised to see the difference in how far apart the blazer distance is between the two.

    Thanks again for the info you are providing.

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