Preparing an aluminium arrow - fixing insert and fletching. (Wooden arrow tutorial added)

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Re: Preparing an aluminium arrow - fixing insert and fletching.

Post by PRITAM PATEL » Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:51 am

Great Post,

Now I think I need bigger work-space.......... :D :D :D

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wife and mommy sure will not like me to engage with bow n arrows :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

thnx
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Re: Preparing an aluminium arrow - fixing insert and fletching.

Post by alfaromeo17 » Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:06 pm

Nicely done. very informative and helpful at each stage. Gr8 work bro. :cheers:
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Re: Preparing an aluminium arrow - fixing insert and fletching.

Post by Moin. » Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:10 am

Hi Mack The Knife; Your older posts on stripping apart a Byrd Cara Cara ("Anatomy of a folder' I think) and the restortaion of the Old FS Commando Knife were as informative and interesting reads. Wonder If you can pull those out... Sure every one would love reading those again...

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Re: Preparing an aluminium arrow - fixing insert and fletching.

Post by Mack The Knife » Thu Apr 21, 2011 10:33 am

Hi Moin, those posts should still be around. As far as I can recall, it was just a pic or two for each knife.

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Re: Preparing an aluminium arrow - fixing insert and fletching.

Post by icemanV » Thu Apr 28, 2011 10:03 pm

Thank you,

Is it my imagination or the pics. The shafts are looking bent.

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Re: Preparing an aluminium arrow - fixing insert and fletching.

Post by ckkalyan » Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:06 pm

Good observation Iceman,
:agree:

It's probably just an optical illusion though.

But on the other hand, maybe it could be the new fangled 're-curve' arrows that you can fire around corners :lol:
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Re: Preparing an aluminium arrow - fixing insert and fletching.

Post by Waquar Ahmad Afaque » Sat Jun 04, 2011 1:03 pm

Nice work bro.
Tell me one thing how can I get the complete archery kit here in India & how much it costs?
Will be waiting for your response.


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Re: Preparing an aluminium arrow - fixing insert and fletching.

Post by Mack The Knife » Sat Jun 04, 2011 2:33 pm

Entirely depends on what sort of 'archery kit' you want. Most of us have to go the import route and add the items as and when we can afford to import. BTW, the same applies to the KME sharpner you PM'd me about. Kindly start a new thread if you wish to discuss this further. No PMs regarding such matters please.

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Re: Preparing an aluminium arrow - fixing insert and fletching.

Post by chinna » Wed Aug 24, 2011 2:08 pm

Cool. Very informative and helpful Mack The Knife.


off the topic : Mack The Knife, i want to import Samick Sage recurve bow. I read in your post that you too imported this bow and i would like to know the details like in which website you ordered. Please reply to me.

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Re: Preparing an aluminium arrow - fixing insert and fletching.

Post by TC » Wed Aug 24, 2011 5:02 pm

Congrats Mack The Knife.

Although I am not much of a Robin Hood myself I must say this is the best tutorial on arrow making I have seen.
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Re: Preparing an aluminium arrow - fixing insert and fletchi

Post by Bhairav » Thu Oct 06, 2011 7:45 pm

Nice work Rustom.

What is the diameter of the shaft?

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Re: Preparing an aluminium arrow - fixing insert and fletchi

Post by Shankar » Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:34 pm

Just my bit for the core guys who get up to to the FITA comps (target archery), never cut any Easton shaft : X7s , XX75, or Carbon with a pipe cutter or a hacksaw or otherwise as this is bound to change the characteristics of the alloy and can cause stress which can result in the shaft splitting/bending or other. One can see the Easton site for tips.
The usual age old method is to use a Easton arrow cutter which we have at the club in Bangalore and most other archery centers in India. This is a Easton cutter witha abrasive cut off wheel at about 3k rpm and cuts a shaft in secs and will not require any other procedure other than installing the head.
Those who do not have access to this can use a standard angle grinder with a cut-off wheel and carefully do it by hand at right angles and then grind away the burr on the side of the wheel.
Can help sizing shafts for those in Bangalore at the Kanterava Stadium.
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Re: Preparing an aluminium arrow - fixing insert and fletchi

Post by xl_target » Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:35 am

This was an excellent tutorial: clear, concise and articulate.
Even though I don't use a bow and arrow, this explanation would seem to make the productions of arrows relatively simple.
Thanks Mack The Knife.
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Re: Preparing an aluminium arrow - fixing insert and fletchi

Post by icemanV » Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:46 am

XL believe me. Mack The Knife makes it look easy.

I tried to fletch 12 arrows and it is not so easy. Out of the 12 only 4 are at a nice symmetric 120deg. The rest have all sort of acute and obtuse angles.

I am going to try again but the Nawab of Fraser town refuses to lend his arrow fletching tool.

Is somebody listening?

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Re: Preparing an aluminium arrow - fixing insert and fletchi

Post by Pran » Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:08 pm

Iceman,
It's time we caught up on a weekend to fling a few arrows. I've a dozen shafts in my cupboard which need to be fletched.

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