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    DIY Fletching Jig

    As basic as they come but she works like a charm.
    Some wooden clothes pegs, an old off-cut of wood, a hacksaw blade (broken in 2), a paper clamp and a hot glue gun to assemble it was all it took.
    Ive now done 18 arrows (54 fletches for the hard of thinking ) and I'm very happy with the results.
    The design idea I found online somewhere (may have a scout around for the orig link in a bit) and I adapted it to provide a double system.
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    Only just mastered joined up thinking

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    Aha, found the original. The instructions are all in Spanish but its not difficult to decipher.
    As you can see from the pic I extended the design as well as doubling it up.
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    Only just mastered joined up thinking

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    Excellent work, well done!
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    I love simple ideas that work. The use of the hexagonal nut to get the 120deg fletch angle demonstrates some lateral thinking.

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    Excellent, I'm all in favour of the DIY approach. The results are generally more satisfying than the quick hit of a retail buzz.
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    What glue do you use for the plastic fletches to aluminium .. EDIT......Ive just made a jig and I am getting to grips with using it. I made a double jig, but forgot and left the release bars off... now I see they are a good idea for releasing the two pegs at the same time.. I have had to use steel rulers to hold the fletches , no old hacksaw blades.. I am using 1 shop CA, and fill the bottom trough on the fletch with it.. when the fletch is positioned I use kicker to set off the glue.. the hardest part is positioning the angle for the foils.. I made a template using sketchup for the angles and used that to mark the pegs.. Ive just done the first arrow.. all is ok..template.JPGP4170029.jpgP4170028.jpg

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