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Making some Traditional Feathers


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#1 Male OFFLINE   hammer4reel

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Posted 01/02/17 - 02:40 PM

Been saving wings for many years, always wanting to make some of my own fletchings.

Got a set of little choppers for Christmas, so decided to strip a few feathers down to give it a try.

Def will be grinding a bunch this week.

will be cool shooting something with feathers from a turkey I harvested with the bow, and cut myself

 

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Posted 01/02/17 - 02:45 PM

Nice!

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#3 Male OFFLINE   Thunderchicken

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Posted 01/02/17 - 02:49 PM

Very cool! :up:


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#4 Male OFFLINE   Buck154

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Posted 01/02/17 - 03:06 PM

Nice Dan. I like how there's turkey hunting on the tv in the back

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Posted 01/02/17 - 03:10 PM

Nice.  What are you going to use to grind them down?



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Posted 01/02/17 - 03:15 PM

Wow that's very cool!  Can't wait to see the finished product! :up:


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Posted 01/02/17 - 03:20 PM

When I was making arrows I stripped mine and used a scissor to cut the shape, don't need to be perfect, just needs to stabilize.  Of course if your going for a look then the chopper is the way to go.  I used fletch-tape instead of glue.

 

See video if interested.

 



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Posted 01/02/17 - 04:06 PM

I have good bench belt sander. Going to grind between two strips of sheet metal.
Should take less than a minute a feather
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#9 Male ONLINE   JHbowhunter

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Posted 01/02/17 - 04:43 PM

Pretty cool please show the finished arrow.

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Posted 01/02/17 - 05:00 PM

Nice! Undied wild turkey fletch has better natural h2o repellency than other feathers except maybe goose, which is sooo plain jane. jo-jan straight clamp works great for grinding,I always grind before chopping, but I don't think it will matter. Or, I traded a bunch of rightwing for grinding services on the matching LW one time and now I have enough to last me the rest of my life, I only use them on hunting arrows

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#11 Male OFFLINE   hammer4reel

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Posted 01/02/17 - 06:02 PM

Nice! Undied wild turkey fletch has better natural h2o repellency than other feathers except maybe goose, which is sooo plain jane. jo-jan straight clamp works great for grinding,I always grind before chopping, but I don't think it will matter. Or, I traded a bunch of rightwing for grinding services on the matching LW one time and now I have enough to last me the rest of my life, I only use them on hunting arrows

im grinding before chopping also. had just one done that I tried the chopper out.

 

Im going to dye a few , but it sucks to degrease them as the natural oil is what makes them so much nicer 


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Posted 01/02/17 - 06:26 PM

Very cool Hammer.   :up:  :up:   



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Posted 01/02/17 - 09:39 PM

That is very neat. You have, ummm......... a thousand percent more patience than me to do that. I always wanted to do similar.

 

Can't wait to see them completed :up: 



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Posted 01/03/17 - 04:44 AM

Nice job  :up:  :up:


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Posted 01/03/17 - 07:33 AM

Nice Dan looking forward to seeing the finished product



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Posted 01/03/17 - 03:06 PM

Very cool bud... :up:



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Posted 01/03/17 - 04:33 PM

awesome, and i want you're house. ill call the relator tomorrow. just pm me


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Posted 01/03/17 - 05:51 PM

Cool. And that room looks awesome

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Posted 01/03/17 - 10:58 PM

now you just need to find someone who shoots the other wing feathers so you can trade. i shoot a left wing feather, so dont use the right wings



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Posted 01/03/17 - 11:10 PM

cool... and so is the man cave... :up: 


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