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Old 07-16-2007, 10:43 AM
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well i finally decided to do what ive wanted to do for a while now and buy a bohning fletch jig and some 2'' blazer veins, the glue and the arrow wrap stripper (god i hate arrow wraps). so i did a half dozen and they came out pretty good, lemme know what yall think....

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Old 07-16-2007, 10:46 AM
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Looks good to me.
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Old 07-16-2007, 10:54 AM
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Nicely done! Get yourself a good vane stripper and some denatured alchol and those wraps won't be a problem anymore.

What Bohning jig did you get? The Blazer jig or their "regular" one?
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Old 07-16-2007, 11:09 AM
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well i did get the bohning stripper (works good) and i rubbed em down with rubbing alcohol after i got all the crap off to make sure they were clean. and its just a red, straight fletch bohning jig, it dosnt say specifically blazer jig on it so i guess its just a "regular" one? whats the difference?
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Old 07-16-2007, 11:27 AM
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It's missing one vane! J/K. They look good to me. I just got a bitz and fletched my first arrows as well.
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Old 07-16-2007, 11:40 AM
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looks good, why all the hate with wraps?
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looks good, why all the hate with wraps?
they are such a PITFA to get off...yeah with the stripper it makes it easier but just seems like un necessary work to me...there really is no point to a wrap except to look pretty....


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Old 07-17-2007, 11:05 AM
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I dont like wraps much either, but i think your fletching job is just dandy!
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Old 07-17-2007, 12:18 PM
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looks good, why all the hate with wraps?
they are such a PITFA to get off...yeah with the stripper it makes it easier but just seems like un necessary work to me...there really is no point to a wrap except to look pretty....
Well, yes and no. I think wraps are useful to help locate your arrow as well, that is, if you are using the white/reflective ones. That said, there are better ways of doing business. I paint and crest my own. I think they look a lot better than wraps, and I have pride in my own work.

Another good way is to take a 1" strip of reflective tape and wrap around your arrow above and below the fletchings, lets you see it after dark but with none of the mess associated with wraps. Just depends on whether you want to be a baller or a pimp (if you know wut I'm sayin').

Nice work on the fletchings! Now that you've started to roll your own, you'll never go back to MTO arrows again.
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