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David Petersen
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Tex — I used three coats of Tung oil finish, a day apart. I would think it’s perfectly fine to glue on the feathers a day after the final coat. The stuff is thin and you have to wipe it off within about 5 minutes of applying or it gets tacky. Wipe it real good, then a final wipe the following day and it seems bone dry. I had something come up and it was a couple of days before I applied fletching, using Duco and it’s a really solid bond. Another great thing about oil vs. a hard finish is that when you get a scratch or small nick in the wood, just wipe over it with a bit of oil and the flaw becomes invisible and you’re ready to shoot again. Why the heck did it take me 50 years to learn about this? 🙄