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.
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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.
Joined: 3/18/2006Ok, maybe I confused you. I know the clamp determines the length.
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.
Joined: 3/18/2006I 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.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.
Joined: 2/22/2008cool 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
Joined: 2/11/2008thanks 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.,Is that a left helical clamp? Is there any theory on which helical flies better from Mathews or does it not matter?
Joined: 8/22/2008ok 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?
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.
Joined: 4/1/2008Great 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…
Joined: 11/18/2008I 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.
Joined: 11/3/2008Great 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
Joined: 12/12/2004I did my own last year.. now I have to read and do it all over again i hope with the same results. Thanks
Joined: 3/24/2009guys, 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.
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