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    • drew4fur
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      Doug Fir Shafts, True North Water Based Stain and 3-Rivers Gasket Lacquer. When I put the heads on, these will average out to about 625 grains.

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    • Col MikeCol Mike
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      Drew

      Those are real pretty. Nice work. Although in this neck of the woods you would never find them with that occasional miss:roll:

    • RalphRalph
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      Lookin good..

      Now we’ll have to go by colors instead of counting fletchings.. :D:D

    • drew4fur
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      R2 wrote: Lookin good..

      Now we’ll have to go by colors instead of counting fletchings.. :D:D

      Heh, yeah R2 I almost kept with the 2-fletch, but I’ve got a big stock of feathers and I want to use them all before I go back two-fletch. Also, I think the 2-fletch compliments the long or self bow a lot better, so when I cross that bridge I’ll definitely be back to my eclectic non-conformist ways.

      That all being said, these are all 4-fletch shafts, and I didn’t see many of the Palo Duro shooters with anything other than 3-fletch

    • RalphRalph
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      Drew I use 4 fletch quite often. I seem to go to 3 fletch on wood and use 4 fletch mostly on carbon.

      Why???????? Just me I guess….Whatever strikes me at the time.

      Arrows either hit where I’m looking or they don’t and I cain’t say that the feathers are ever a problem added to that of the shooter. 😉

    • drew4fur
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      R2 wrote: Drew I use 4 fletch quite often. I seem to go to 3 fletch on wood and use 4 fletch mostly on carbon.

      Why???????? Just me I guess….Whatever strikes me at the time.

      Arrows either hit where I’m looking or they don’t and I cain’t say that the feathers are ever a problem added to that of the shooter. 😉

      Well said R2, I actually intended to post this in the “show us your fletching” thread, but trying to post from my phone I always make some fool error.

      In anycase, I think as long as the fletching is symmetrical, be that radial or bi-lateral symmetry, then it’s going to work to stabilize the shaft. I’ve read plenty (as I’m sure you have), that even three fletch is pretty even handed for cock feather in vs. cock feather out shooting. However, for me it’s either 2 or 4, only because that’s the way I like it!

    • drew4fur
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      I also want to add, that anyone who has not tried the True North water based arrow stains, give them a try. They’re pretty slick, and the colors get especially dark on these Doug Fir shafts. On POC shafts it usually takes me three or more coats to get the color I want, which is totally fine. However, I did two coats on the doug firs but could have easily got away with one.

      I’m anxious to make some more shafts so I can use up some of my other finishing products and try the other true north stuff.

    • RalphRalph
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      I’m refreshing, refletching 10 shafts (R2 dozen) and I’m using the flint tool I found at my hunting lease a couple of weeks ago to remove the feather and glue remnants.

      It’s working like a charm, doesn’t get dull like a knife blade does during this scraping process.

      Kinship with some ancient one..:wink:

    • Steve Capps
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      Love the Truenorth finishes. Easy to work with and no noxious fumes.

    • drew4fur
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      stchunter48 wrote: Love the Truenorth finishes. Easy to work with and no noxious fumes.

      Exactly! Granted I’ve never tried anything else, but as easy as these products are I can’t imagine going to any of the other alternatives. I did do a google search once on home made woodstains, I may try that at some point.

    • drew4fur
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      R2 wrote: I’m refreshing, refletching 10 shafts (R2 dozen) and I’m using the flint tool I found at my hunting lease a couple of weeks ago to remove the feather and glue remnants.

      It’s working like a charm, doesn’t get dull like a knife blade does during this scraping process.

      Kinship with some ancient one..:wink:

      Too cool R2, I used to dabble in flint napping when I was a teenager. Kinda gave it up, among other reasons I just couldn’t find a good source of materials.

    • paleoman
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      Drew – nice work. Am green with envy!

    • Stephen Graf
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      Paleo,

      I couldn’t agreen with you more…

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