Making lighted nocks, with pics.

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  • August 29, 2007 at 6:34 am #514161 Back to Top REPORT
    nippers
    Nippers

    Joined: 1/10/2006
    I’ve made a couple of them too, but with the Axis shafts, the lights don’t fit well into the nock. I ended up putting a dab of glue at the end of the nock where it meets the light then pushed it into the shaft. Also the I.D of the Axis shaft is different so I had to play with the correct dowel size to get it to work right. If I remember correctly, I had to wrap the dowel with some tape to get it to the snug fit then pushed it in and added the glue. I think I got the dowel wet and used just a couple of spots of Polyurethane on the dowel. Placed in the shaft with a toothpick. But the superglue would be a lot easier to use.

    Thanks for the tip :thumbup (and my shafts that I made have the same POI that my non-lighted ones have)

    August 29, 2007 at 12:33 pm #514162 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    I do the same thing, but just turn the light on and stick the nock in the shaft. The light will last SEVERAL outings.
    August 29, 2007 at 1:39 pm #514163 Back to Top REPORT
    billsid29
    billsid29

    Joined: 8/23/2007
    In place of the dowel you can take an old nock and cut a 1/4″ of the throat and use some 2part epoxy stick the light in the epoxy and you have a solid setup. The old nock is the perfect dia. the only thing is you may have to lightly sand around it to get it to slide in the arrow more easily.
    August 29, 2007 at 3:20 pm #514164 Back to Top REPORT
    sticker
    Sticker

    Joined: 6/27/2007

    i pulled up the link…they don’t say which ones are push on…can you give the item number so i can get the right one

    The Rod-N-Bobbs I’m pretty sure all push on, its when you get the Thill that they have the twist on type. [=}=][/quote:2vbzjfzg]

    The Rod-n-Bobbs come in push and twist types so be careful to get the correct one.

    August 29, 2007 at 4:57 pm #514165 Back to Top REPORT
    gutpileguru
    gutpileguru

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    i pulled up the link…they don’t say which ones are push on…can you give the item number so i can get the right one

    The Rod-N-Bobbs I’m pretty sure all push on, its when you get the Thill that they have the twist on type. [=}=][/quote:3t5wuny8]

    The Rod-n-Bobbs come in push and twist types so be careful to get the correct one.[/quote:3t5wuny8]

    These should be the right ones, then. Thanks for the heads up
    Lucky Jack Battery Refills – Red
    LJ-7055-R3

    http://www.rod-n-bobbs.com/index.php?pa … ew&pid=116

    August 29, 2007 at 5:29 pm #514166 Back to Top REPORT
    808xt
    808XT

    Joined: 2/8/2006
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    I do the same thing as Jason when building my lighted nocks. The only difference is that I made a small jig to hold the dowel when cutting it so that I get a uniform length. The plastic spacer idea is one I didn’t think of #-o but will probably try out soon.

    I recall Nippers posting, awhile ago, about a substitute battery/light made for darts. If I’m not mistaken, they were about $2.50 each. I have the link somewhere, now if I can only find it ](*,) ](*,) ](*,)

    August 29, 2007 at 7:59 pm #514167 Back to Top REPORT
    vapor_33
    vapor_33

    Joined: 10/31/2005
    Thats really cool, I might just have to give it a go one of these days…
    August 29, 2007 at 9:36 pm #514168 Back to Top REPORT
    bowhunter1347
    bowhunter1347

    Joined: 1/14/2007
    sticky :thumbup :thumbup :thumbup
    August 30, 2007 at 12:17 am #514169 Back to Top REPORT
    wihill
    wihill

    Joined: 5/25/2007
    :agree STICKY!

    I also found that the Thill brand bobber lights work just as well (and can be found locally at Farm & Fleet)

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    August 30, 2007 at 12:47 am #514170 Back to Top REPORT
    bowhunter1347
    bowhunter1347

    Joined: 1/14/2007
    alright, I got Ricky to make a sticky for us :thumbup :thumbup =D/>” title=”Applause” />  <img src=
    August 30, 2007 at 12:50 am #514171 Back to Top REPORT

    cwinston

    Joined: 10/3/2006
    I made one tonight and weighed the components on a reloading scale as I went. I started with a Maxima Hunter 250 with a 100 gr tip.

    Total Arrow weight @ Start = 365.5 gr
    Wood Dowell = 1.3 gr
    Rod-n-Bob’s beacon light = 11.5 gr
    Calculated weight of Glue = 1.5 gr

    Total measured weight after home made lighted nock = 375.8 gr

    Difference = 10.3 gr
    Remove Bulldog collar – 4.0 gr
    Total finished arrow weight difference = 6.3 gr

    August 30, 2007 at 1:03 pm #514172 Back to Top REPORT
    billsid29
    billsid29

    Joined: 8/23/2007
    Another thing I forgot to say is you can also drill a small hole thru the valley of the nock so that you can see the light much better. Just be sure to drill up thru the throat . :D
    October 14, 2007 at 5:25 pm #514173 Back to Top REPORT

    drdale

    Joined: 9/23/2007
    Does anyone know of a supplier that offers a more sane shipping price?

    Shipping and handling of $9 tiny card that can slip into an envelope for $8, give me a break!!!!

    October 16, 2007 at 3:38 pm #514174 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    You might be able to save weight by using Balsa or Basswood dowel’s from Hobby Lobby or a Hobby shop. We use these for RC Planes, and they are very light, when you add a few drops of CA (Super Glue) the wood soaks it up and stiffens. I would think it would hold up fine. I havn’t tried, but you can bet i will be adding some of these to my arrows without Illuminocks. I have 2 of those, but one is on the fritz.
    Thanks for the write up.
    October 21, 2007 at 2:24 am #514175 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    NICE :thumbup nOW CAN YOU COME UP WITH A CHEAP LIGHT FOR A FIBER OPTIC SITE :D
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