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    • Patrick
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      In a failed attempt to swap out nocks, this happened:
      I assume my only recourse is to cut it shorter just past the sliver.
      Lesson learned: Don’t attempt to remove pieces of a nock by cutting TOWARDS the arrow tip! BTW, I didn’t slice into the wood at all. The glue held and just pulled up the sliver.

    • Ripforce
      Post count: 225

      Looks nasty, did you have the nock positioned wrong or did you just not like that nock? I got them off by heating them up but you have to be careful! I have a dozen cedar shafts ready to taper and finish off! Waiting for my 3Rivers order of nocks and points and my taper tools!

    • LimbLover
      Post count: 299

      I just melt them off Pat. Heat them a bit..wait till it gets goey and pull it off with pliers.

    • William Warren
      Post count: 1384

      Call me crazy, but I would work some wood glue under that sliver, tie it down, let it dry and put on a new knock. Of course, if you don’t feel comfortable doing that then don’t do it.
      Otherwise, I would save that shaft for scrap. If I break one at the point I just cut a piece from the donor shaft and add it to the broken one the same way you would add footing.

    • Stephen Graf
      Post count: 2371

      I second what Duncan said. Between the glue in the split, and the nock holding it all together, it should be fine.

      You’re just going to shoot it into a deer and ruin it anyway…:D

    • John Carter
      Post count: 71

      Gorilla glue is wonderfull stuff:)

    • Patrick
      Post count: 1148

      Awesome, thanks guys. I’m glad I asked!

    • SteveMcD
      Post count: 870

      Nothing beats super glue Loctite. Respectfully.. Gorilla Glue stinks.. strong yes.. but as a poly glue it foams up a lot, which is definitely NOT good.

    • fence post
      Post count: 10

      I use a sharp knife and shave it down until it’s off.

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