Fletching Blazer Vanes (w/ pics)

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  • January 14, 2008 at 12:26 am #510294 Back to Top REPORT

    BaMaBoWHuNTeR

    Joined: 6/12/2006

    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.[/quote:m7q8yuh2]

    This determines it…. [=}=]

    How far up/back you place the vane in the clamp will determine how far away from the nock your vanes will be fletched… [=}=]

    I like mine at 3/4″ from the nock. :thumbup

    January 14, 2008 at 3:24 am #510295 Back to Top REPORT
    richp
    RichP

    Joined: 3/18/2006
    Ok, maybe I confused you. I know the clamp determines the length. O:)

    How did you come up with the 3/4″? I guess I’m just curious as to how you get that actual number. Someone must have a recommendation as to where they need to be, or isn’t it that critical? Maybe it isn’t and I’m being too picky.

    And would it make a difference if you were fletching 4″ vanes?

    We did some fletching on six arrows and the jig works great. No more waiting for the shop to get them done, that is nice! It’s fun experimenting with different colors too.

    Sorry about all the questions, but I’m sure others maybe wonder about this stuff too. Thanks for all the responses. If anyone else wants to pipe up with their expertise, feel free.

    January 14, 2008 at 3:55 am #510296 Back to Top REPORT
    richp
    RichP

    Joined: 3/18/2006
    I just got done researching on google, I think I found an answer to my question.

    You want the vanes as far back on the shaft as possible, but not so far back that they interfere with finger shooting. I guess that would carry over to using a release also. Sounds like your 3/4″ is a pretty good benchmark. :thumbup

    January 17, 2008 at 3:34 pm #510297 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    In my experience helical fletch works great if you shoot a fixed blade head, it spins the arrow to keep it straight. Straight fletch works good with a mechanical head, not much need to spin, the blades don’t catch the wind. As far as the nock receiver the standard has always worked great for me, even on alum arrows (which is similar to fletching carbon, just add dipping the shafts in fletchlac). On alum I don’t glue my nock until I set the arrow to my bow and of course you can spin the nock on carbon so the the knock receiver that came with my blitz works great.
    January 21, 2008 at 4:07 am #510298 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    Very informative. Thanks.
    February 23, 2008 at 1:46 am #510299 Back to Top REPORT
    dartfreak75
    dartfreak75

    Joined: 2/22/2008
    cool thats i just ordered a new dozen arrows with the 2″ blazers i wanted to try them out i hope there as good as iv heard they are thanks! KP
    February 26, 2008 at 9:07 pm #510300 Back to Top REPORT
    deeman
    deeman

    Joined: 2/11/2008
    thanks for all this info. i have been thinking about doing this and it doesn’t seem as scary after all. good to actually see the difference between the two tools i have seen a lot of. now i just have to get off my butt and do it.,
    May 2, 2008 at 1:58 pm #510301 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    Is that a left helical clamp? Is there any theory on which helical flies better from Mathews or does it not matter?
    September 16, 2008 at 3:10 pm #510302 Back to Top REPORT
    bowman32
    bowman32

    Joined: 8/22/2008
    ok im not the sharpest tack in the drawer, but what exactly does the ASD do, cut the end of the shaft or sand the end of the shaft?
    September 16, 2008 at 6:21 pm #510303 Back to Top REPORT

    BaMaBoWHuNTeR

    Joined: 6/12/2006
    ok im not the sharpest tack in the drawer, but what exactly does the ASD do, cut the end of the shaft or sand the end of the shaft?

    It basically sands it. To make the ends of the arrows completely square. Rarely can you get a perfectly square cut on a saw. [=}=]

    December 11, 2008 at 2:33 am #510304 Back to Top REPORT
    cheeda
    cheeda

    Joined: 4/1/2008
    Great post, once I am done I put a drop of glue in front and behind each vane and it seems to help if you shoot a biscuit, not an issue with the drop away…
    March 3, 2009 at 8:37 pm #510305 Back to Top REPORT

    lankkari

    Joined: 11/18/2008
    I just had one question. What is being done when you “square the nock end” I looked at the pictures but couldn’t completely understand what you are doing.

    Thanks and nice job with the pics and explanation.

    March 5, 2009 at 3:18 am #510306 Back to Top REPORT
    eric4x4
    Eric4x4

    Joined: 11/3/2008
    Great post on all the info. you have convinced me to get a jig and start doing my own fletching. The pro shop i go to does a great job but i always like to do my own work. Thanks for a great post. Now can you do a post on setting up a new bow from start to finish? LOL
    March 17, 2009 at 8:48 pm #510307 Back to Top REPORT
    spo
    spo

    Joined: 12/12/2004
    I did my own last year.. now I have to read and do it all over again i hope with the same results. Thanks
    March 26, 2009 at 1:46 pm #510308 Back to Top REPORT

    ttripp

    Joined: 3/24/2009
    guys, i gotta tell you that i have been around this sport for a very long time and have shot just about every mfg’s bow out there and been on every forum on the web.

    THIS HAS BEEN BY FAR ONE OF THE BEST AND MOST INFORMATIVE THREADS I HAVE SEEN ON ANY ARCHERY FORUM ANYWHERE.

    there are a great deal of new,young archers out there who really want to succeed and learn and this thread has been very great for that purpose.

    i just purchased my first mathews bow in over 10 years(blueberry C3) so i thought i would come on over and check out the mathews forum and i really like the first thread i ran across.

    KUDOS GUYS, GOOD JOB….. :thumbup :D =D/>” title=”Applause” />  <img src=

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